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Apr
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doubleTwist Alarm Clock

I already know that some of you may be wondering how in the world an alarm app made it into our March roundup for best newly released apps, so let's start with a simple explanation. DoubleTwist Alarm Clock made our cut for two reasons: it's quite possibly the most good looking alarm option on the Play Store at the moment and it keeps waking up simple by eliminating many of the useless features we find in other alternatives.

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Honestly, that's pretty much it. We really dig the minimalist approach that the developers took with this. It won't brew you a cup of coffee in the morning or pull the curtains back to wake you with natural sunlight, but do you really need your alarm app to do hundreds of things for you? I just like mine to serve the sole purpose of getting me up in the morning, and doubleTwist Alarm Clock does this perfectly.

OverSkreen

OverSkreen may not sound like another browser alternative, but it surely is and it has already become the default on both my phone and tablet. If the name doesn't give away its main function, you'll definitely be delighted when you check out the screenshots below.

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Yep, you're seeing that right. OverSkreen is a floating browser that can hover over most any app, which will allow the user to move windows around the screen and resize them to make multitasking very easy. It has nearly every feature any other browsing app can offer, except that Adobe Flash only works on devices running Android 3.0+. Aside from that single flaw (which isn't really that big of a deal), this app is sure to come in handy.

2Do: Todo List

If you're like me, then you have undoubtedly tried out quite a few to-do and organizational apps. I've never really been able to settle with just one, though, and that's probably due in part to the fact that I can't really stay organized for more than a week. Another reason is that I just have trouble keeping up with to-do lists because I haven't been able to find one that works well enough.

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After dropping yet another app that was supposed to keep me organized and motivated, we came across 2Do: Todo List. Before you have a heart attack over the price, I'll forewarn you - it's $7. At first I thought the price was way too high for something like this, but then I got to know it better. It is very well-designed and has a ton of features that make it worth the money. I only wish there was a Lite version for those on the fence about spending their hard earned cash on something like this.

Weather Flow

We've seen a couple of awesome weather apps release in the last few months, but none as beautiful as Weather Flow. This one comes from the developer behind Cocktail Flow, which is all about cocktails and is also quite visually appealing.

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Just like doubleTwist Alarm Clock, what we enjoy most about this weather app is the fact that it's quite nice to look at and is very simple to use. With that in mind, if you're looking for something that can provide you with every detail about the weather, then this app is not for you. Weather Flow provides a bit more information than most others like it in regards to daily and hourly forecasts, but you'd have to hit up another source if it's multi-day forecasts you're after.

SuperSU

Anyone who has ever rooted or owned a rooted device knows what Superuser is. It has been present on my main device for so long now that I almost forget it doesn’t come stock from the manufacturer. It happens to be most commonly used to supervise which apps are granted root access, and many people will never use it for anything other than that.

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Those of you that want more power or are simply interested in doing more with their rooted devices definitely need to check out SuperSU from Chainfire. Don't get me wrong, I think Superuser is phenomenal, but SuperSU is Superuser on crack. It comes with a ton of awesome features like logging superuser access, temporary unroot, and much more.

Well, that's all we have for this month's app roundup. We hope you enjoyed our pick of the best new apps from March and that you found something new to try out. As always, let us know if you've come across one you think is worth being mentioned.

Brandon Lancaster
Brandon says he likes to live life on the edge. By that he means eating ice cream for breakfast and wearing house slippers to class. Aside from all of the ballsy action he partakes in, he's a mass communications student that spends much of his time studying or tinkering with his phone.

  • spydie

    So overscreen takes a step backward... eliminates TABS and makes you have a different browser window open for each site you visit? How lame. With tabs you can have a whole bunch of windows open at once.

    • Denbo

      Eliminate tabs?? The version of OverSkreen I have on my transformer has tabs.

      Earlier versions of OverSkreen didn't have tabs but it does now.

    • Ian Stephenson

      It supports tabs...

    • Brandon Lancaster

      Yeah, I can't remember when exactly, but it was updated a short time ago with tab support. If you check the change log on the Play Store you'll see the addition.

  • Dan

    Somebody explain to me why an alarm clock app needs the"Full Network Access" and "Discover Known Accounts" permissions?

    It looked pretty cool right up until that point.

  • Kiamat

    So I got the Doubletwist alarm clock and it is beautiful. But the first morning I used the alarm I couldn't figure out how to turn it off! No pop up. No help menu. Nada.

    • Brandon Lancaster

      Really? Have you since figured it out? Every time an alarm goes off for me, I get an option to snooze or dismiss right at the top. I hope the issue resolved itself for you, because it really is a great app.

    • Tee

      Strange. I am also thrilled by DT Alarm. It does everything you want from an alarm clock, except maybe an idle-screen clock.

      And the 'old' Superuser has given up for SuperSU in my phone already a long time ago. Recommended all the way...

  • Sootie

    Way to English....

    : it's quite possibly the most good looking alarm option on the Play Store

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