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Last Updated: June 19th, 2012

DiskDigger *root*

DiskDigger is not only for Windows anymore.

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(*For rooted devices only!) DiskDigger scans your device's memory card or internal memory for deleted photos and images. Whether you accidentally deleted a photo, or even reformatted your memory card, DiskDigger can find your lost pictures and lets you restore them, or send them to an email account.

Tosh.0

Android Police coverage: [New App] MTV Releases Official Tosh.0 App, Suggests You Ditch Your Computer In Favor Of Its Tosh-Centric Functionality

Tosh is one of the only personalities whose apps I am OK with featuring on the site. He is hilariously raunchy, and that's the way aha-aha I like it.

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Enjoy Tosh.0 on your smartphone with the official app from Comedy Central. Put your computer in the garbage where it belongs. Daniel Tosh brought the Internet to your TV, and now you can get Tosh.0's online experience direct to your smartphone. Introducing Tosh.0 for Android, the official Tosh.0 app from Comedy Central. Why bother grabbing your laptop from all the way over on the other couch when the Tosh.0 app allows you to do all this...

  • Read posts and comments on the Tosh.0 Blog
  • Check out the latest Caption Challenge
  • Watch an insane number of videos from all seasons of Tosh.0, including Web Redemptions, Video Breakdowns and more
  • View exclusive alerts from the show

Just don't call us. We're watching puke videos.

 

Cisco DataMeter

Cisco Data Meter allows you to monitor your mobile data usage, test both wi-fi and cell connection speed and find nearby wi-fi tests.

  • Data monitoring for Android devices all the way back to version 2.2
  • Test download/upload/ping speeds for both wifi and cell connections
  • Nearby wi-fi tests: Find nearby Google Places where other users have tested wi-fi at local hotspots
  • No continuous foreground service: The service only runs briefly on a connection state change. Consumes less battery life

 

doxo Mobile

Your digital file cabinet and more. Get rid of paper clutter. Never miss a payment or lose another bill. The information you need is always as close as your Android phone or tablet. Receive statements. Pay bills. Securely store important documents. On your Android device, online, everywhere - for FREE.

  • CONNECT TO PROVIDERS:
    Select your Providers and add your accounts - like your cell phone, utility company, and bank. When your providers are on doxo, you can connect to them and receive bills, statements, and mail directly and securely into your To Do box.
  • DIGITAL STATEMENTS AND BILLS:
    Add notes and account information, pay bills, and snap photos to upload documents directly to your digital file cabinet. Do everything you do now without the hassle of paper.
  • UNLIMITED STORAGE:
    If it's in your file cabinet, on your desk, or in piles throughout your house, you can store it on doxo. Get FREE, safe, and secure cloud storage. With everything organized by folder and account, you can quickly find what you need.

KEY FEATURES:
★ Receive and pay statements and bills from select providers right on your Android device
★ Snap photos to upload bills and receipts into your digital file cabinet
★ View your documents and bills at home, work, and on the go
★ Access account information, usernames and customer support numbers

 

Easy Alarm Clock

Can we ever have enough alarm clocks? I say no way!

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Easy Alarm Clock is a well-designed timer. It can enable your life easy and comfortable. With its help, you don’t have to rack your minds to keep so many things in your brain. Just customize your personal schedule in Easy Alarm Clock, you will get the warmest reminder without any delay.

Bitdefender Anti-Theft

Locate, lock or wipe your lost or stolen mobile devices anytime, anywhere. Protect your personal information from prying eyes with Bitdefender Anti-Theft. Difficult to uninstall by strangers, it provides an additional layer of intelligent protection for mobile devices, giving you the chance to get your device back.

  • Multi-device
    Use Bitdefender Anti-Theft to protect all your household devices, whether they are laptops, smartphones or tablets.
  • Locate
    Locate your mobile devices, whether it is an Android smartphone or tablet, or even a laptop. Whenever you device goes missing, just go to MyBitdefender and hit “locate”. It’s that simple!
  • Lock
    Want to stop someone from accessing your data? Lock your device and prevent any thief from getting to your private pictures or confidential documents.
  • Password control
    Enjoy in-depth protection level! Make sure you are the only one allowed to alter the settings and tamper with the Anti-Theft system by using the already in-place password and PIN mechanisms.
  • Wipe
    Is the data on your device simply too valuable to risk any kind of exposure? Just wipe it off from your device.
  • Send Alarm (Android Only)
    Not sure where your device has got to? Maybe it’s under the couch. Remotely command it to make a sound and you’ll hear it cry out for you.
  • SIM change notification (Android Only)
    When somebody replaces the SIM card, the new number will be sent to a phone number you have set.
  • Direct Contact (Android Only)
    Send an SMS command to make the phone call you back or answer your next call.
  • SMS Commands (Android Only)
    Locate, lock or wipe your device with an SMS sent from another phone
  • Thief-proof
    Gain extra time you need to protect your mobile device. Bitdefender Anti-Theft cannot be uninstalled by unauthorized people. Additionally, if the thief tries to change the SIM card, a predefined number will always be notified when that happens.

Sports Republic

From the makers of News Republic, a popular news app.

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With a sleek and fully customisable interface, Sports Republic lets you become your own sports news editor. Build your own personal news channels and be alerted - in real time - on the sports topics that interest you the most. Whether you want to know about all sports or a select few, this app is perfect for you. Follow any football team from the lower leagues right up to the Premiership. Get the lowdown on events in the Olympics. Keep on top of the Formula 1 world and never get left in the pit lane.

Sports Republic explores and organises hundreds of articles from a select collection of sources including major news agencies, websites and national and international specialized sports blogs. Full articles and photos are delivered directly to your device so you never miss a thing. Set custom alerts so you are always fully up to date when a new story about your favourite sport or team breaks. Get the latest news, opinions and views on all sports, including football, rugby, tennis, F1, boxing, cricket, golf, motor sports and athletics keeping you up to date on the Olympics, Premiership Football, 6 Nations Rugby, the Ashes, Euro 2012 and more.

HomeFinder.com Real Estate

Hit the road with HomeFinder. Find, sync, save, and share home listings. Use GPS to locate homes for sale and apartments for rent around you! Refine your search to anywhere in the US, with more search filters than any other real estate app. Our unique functionality allows you to save your on-the-go searches right to your HomeFinder.com account to review them from any phone, computer or tablet. Home hunters spoke... we listened. By talking to home searchers and scouring hundreds of Real estate app reviews, we built an app that truly delivers what home seekers want out of a mobile real estate app: easy home searching with a higher number of search filters and an account that keeps track of saved listings across devices. HomeFinder.com delivers a simple and enjoyable home search experience on top of our millions of data-rich listings.

Backitude for Google Latitude

Control Google Latitude with GPS accuracy & battery efficiency at your own rate. Backitude provides GPS and network location updates for your Google Latitude and Google Location History accounts seamlessly in the background of your Android device. The application integrates with Google Latitude and expands your updating and accuracy options, and allows you and your friends to force updates on eachother when an up-to-date current location is really needed. Configure Backitude to update your location at a specific time interval and keep your location as accurate as possible using GPS satellites, WIFI location detection, and Cell Tower signal triangulation*. (All while running in the background of your device, even in sleep mode if desired)

Why is it needed? Android-devices running Latitude on their own will not use the GPS to update locations when running in the background. This results in a horribly inaccurate and useless location value. Also, Latitude may not update as frequently as you might desire. Backitude addresses these issues and more while keeping battery efficiency as a top priority.

Kibits Group Collaboration

Easy collaboration with any group. Share, chat, and get organized. Kibits is the fastest, easiest way to share and collaborate with groups, all from your Android phone. Use Kibits to coordinate co-workers, project teams, volunteer groups, events, sports teams, study groups, friends, and family -- in real-time. With Kibits you can instantly create private groups -- we call each one a ‘Kibit’ -- and share virtually anything: photos, videos, links, locations, notes, even documents. Each group also includes in-line chat, commenting, and rating of shared items. That means you can rely on Kibits to share notes from Evernote, files from Dropbox, photos from Instagram, links from Pocket, locations from Maps, and more -- all in a single, self-organizing space.

Sharing features

--Photo sharing
--Video sharing
--Link sharing
--Document sharing (Dropbox and others)
--Share notes
--Share with email
--Share to Facebook

Communication features

--Real-time group chat
--Free group text
--Group collaboration
--Lightweight project management
--Private social networking
--Social media integration with Facebook

AOKP Backup

A great companion app for anyone running a popular AOKP custom ROM.

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This application will backup your settings from ROM Control so you can easily restore them in-between wipes or just so you can change settings around and get back to your original setup. AOKP Backup is open source.

CASTLE File Manager

From the makers of Dual File Manager XT and Bluetooth File Transfer, both excellent apps, comes this alpha stage file manager which caught my eye for one reason only, but it's a pretty cool one - it can peek into archives remotely and stream content from there without having to download them. That's pretty cool if you ask me. I'm looking forward to seeing this app evolve, especially since it's using the new ICS guidelines and looks pretty great.

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ALPHA version ... for idea stealers. Brand new file manager from Medieval Software designed for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or above. This very first draft preview will not allow you to download/upload any file, but you can browse and stream media from FTP/FTPS, Samba, Bluetooth FTP. Moreover you can open archive files, even big ZIP files of 1 Gb or more, directly from a remote server in a second. Then even stream the content of the compressed archives.

At the moment it supports:

- FTP/FTPS (implicit and explicit)
- Windows Shares (netbios)
- Bluetooth FTP/OPP

Sophos Mobile Security

Sophos Mobile Security is a lightweight app which protects your Android device without reducing performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, we automatically scan apps as you install them. This anti-virus functionality helps you to avoid undesirable software and malicious code which can lead to data loss and unexpected costs. And if your device is lost or stolen, a remote lock will shield your personal information from prying eyes.

BookAnd - 3D Book Community

Who needs libraries when you can build your own virtual ones and share them with your friends? Ones you probably don't have if you're thinking of using this app. Still, very cool and a massive effort.

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Build your dream bookstore with books you love and share them with your friends. The BookAnd is a unique concept of Social Network where you can create the beautiful 3D space and filled with book selections you love. You can hang around the bookstores and pick book selection to your bookstore if you like its review. With BookAnd, build your bookstore you are always dreaming. With BookAnd, Jump around bookstores your friends are dreaming. You can share a book review and 3D book cover with your book friends as well as earn coins by active participation for decorating the bookstore.

  • Build your bookstore – choose from 4 different styles and customize with 3D objects.
  • Organize you book collection – create your own categories and display them on your shelves.
  • Bring books to life – generate 3D book models and write reviews about them.
  • Checkout what other BookAnders are doing – share your bookstore via Facebook and Twitter.

Illumination Bar Notification For Xperia NXT phones

Horribly barebones and ugly but hey - it's functional, and you'll probably only need to see the settings once.

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Illumination Bar Notification: Have your Xperia illumination bar light up when you have received an SMS or you have missed a call. The illumination bar can blink with different speeds or have a constant light depending on your preference. This app will only work on the latest range of Sony Xperia mobile phones that have the illumination bar (the transparent bar at the bottom of the phone). Currently this is the following models: Xperia S, Xperia P & Xperia U. On Xperia U multiple colors are available to choose from (Red, Green, Blue, etc). Xperia S and P only have hardware support for one color so they are limited to white light. The bar will light up until the SMS is read, the call has been acknowledged or optionally the lights can be turned off when the screen is unlocked.

Live Wallpapers

Planets Pack

From Maxelus, the maker of some of the best LWPs on the Play Store.

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Discover new planets. In our galaxies, Inferno, Ice, Pegasus, Colossus ... There are many of the lost planets, I decided to find some of them. I wonder myself what can be found there... You can set the lighting of the planet, atmospheric lighting, wind, clouds, movement speed, and more...

Digital Flux LWP

Watch as metallic tiles pulse with life on your homescreen. Your phone will really come to life as these tiles pulse up and down and cast realistic shadows! Looks like a living, breathing skyline diffuser.

 

A Neon Path

A Neon Path Live Wallpaper: Electrified neon paths racing across your home screen.

Metaballs Live Wallpaper

Meatballs, delicious meatballs, mmmmm... Oh wait, it's metaballs? SON, I'M DISAPPOINT.

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Mysterious liquid metaballs arrived from an unknown part of the universe. We don't know who they are. Discover new form of life.

 

adidas EURO 2012 LiveWallpaper

Get ready for the Euro 2012 kick-off with the official adidas - UEFA Euro 2012 Live wallpaper. Even if you can't make it to the Euro Cup this time around, this Live Wallpaper lets you take the tournament with you wherever you go. You can kick, tap, and volley multiple official “Tango 12” Match-balls directly on your home screen. Exclusively for Android. This live wallpaper is perfect for all football supporters, equipped with the official UEFA Euro 2012 logo and the national flags of Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Republic of Ireland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine.

  

Biomechanical Droid

Live Wallpaper featuring a Biomechanical Droid with animated features, bubbles, scrolling designs and interactive touch effects. Interactive bubbles float by as the droid activates and tracks your finger movements, and occasionally expresses itself. For fans of biomechanical art, science fiction, horror, technology, droids, and our other biomechanics, steampunk, droid and skull wallpapers.

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Hey look, I discovered multi-page support! Phew, that was a lot of apps (my laptop died 2 weeks ago, which derailed everything)...

    And now off to celebrate my cake day.

    • Loren Cogar

      Happy Birthday!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Thanks!

    • Arunasena

      Happy Birthday Artem

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    For the next roundup you should check out Reader HD

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ageofmobile.reader&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5hZ2VvZm1vYmlsZS5yZWFkZXIiXQ.. 

    I've tried them all but this offers the perfect mix of holo-themed looks, customizability, tabled and phone views and versatility. Even has a cool flipboard style magazine view!

    • KarimMunir

      good to see you out of engadget. the trolls are unbearable there

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

     Holy hot wheels, Batman! I was done with page 1 and was like "Wow that seemed a lot shorter than usual" and then saw the other pages and my jaw dropped lol. This is why I love AP :)

  • Phil Stratton

    I so look forward to the App Round-up.  Thanks!

  • Daniel Rhodes-Mumby

    I'm fairly disappointed with one particular decision on the Red Cross first aid app - why on Earth are we not allowed to install it in the UK? It says that it's not available in the country. *sigh*

    • Michael Neese

      It might be because of its direct tie to 911 service which is unique to the US.  The UK has its own emergency service.  The best way to get this fixed is to email the dev and provide as much helpful information as possible, then get your friends to do the same.  Honest, it works.

    • Barrie McNaught

       There is a British Red Cross app which we can install :)

    • hgt

      Download the British Red Cross application. Its the exact same app for the UK.
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.rca&hl=en 

    • Stuart

      Because if you were in an emergency situation in the UK and pressed the button that calls 911 you'd get the latest cricket scores or something!

    • Phreqd

       Your royal blue blood is a different version than our rebel red blood.  ;-P

  • Alex Luckett

    The amount of holo-themed apps is awesome!

    • warcaster

      I'm not sure why the Xbox Live is a "best app" when it doesn't even use the Holo theme. If they want Google apps to uphold the Metro styling, why can't they uphold the styling of a much more popular platform?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        The app looks good. Guidelines are just guidelines.

  • Pavel G P

    One of the best round-ups yet! Full of gems. Thanks!

  • Andrew

    Amazing roundup, as always, thanks a million! So many great apps that appear in the Play Store, it's depressing that I never hear about 99% of them apart from on these pages. Still, some great looking stuff in there, will be downloading a heap. I feel sorry for people with older phones that only have tiny storage.

    How do you guys find all these new apps? Is there a new app website or something I'm not aware of?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Lots and lots and lots of research.

  • Anonymouse

    Nice to see so many apps conforming to Google's UI guidelines. The ones that don't stick out like a sore thumb in the ICS screenshots!

  • stuart

    It's probably worth pointing out that the British Red Cross have their own version of the First Aid app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.rca

    • Himmat Singh

      In fact the  Metaballs HD live wallpaper is awesome. Bought it the moment I installed the free version. First live wallpaper purchase.

      Sorry not here. Wrong reply.

  • Himmat Singh

    Great wallpapers!

  • andrew__des_moines

    Thank you for splitting the post in multiple pages.  AP can get unwieldy at times on a PC browser and this helps a lot.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yup, and not posting for a whole month definitely made me look for a pagination solution that was there all along.

  • Vinoth R

    For the next roundup can i suggest my free app (Swift Wi-Fi) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wifi.widget

    Hope you like it

  • John Efon

    The title says 62 new apps and yet I see only 21.

    Mistake?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There are 3 pages. I've just committed some changes to make pagination more obvious.

  • Nikhil

    Hey! Where is the WTF app? That's one of the best parts of the round-up!!! :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Couldn't find any :(

  • Devin

    "AI:Dial - smarter phone dialer"

    is only a 10 days trial. Looking at the market comments makes me wonder how such an application is worth mentioning on AP... 

    • Marcus

      Maybe AP actually try the app rather than just go by market comments? That's what I'd expect any honest reviewer  to do.

      Market comments are notoriously unreliable, especially for novel or serious apps.

    • Marcus

      Maybe AP actually try the app rather than just go by market comments? That's what I'd expect any honest reviewer  to do.

      Market comments are notoriously unreliable, especially for novel or serious apps.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      What's wrong with a 10-day trial? It even says so clearly in the description. And I don't see any particularly bad comments - the app's rating is 3.8/5. What exactly are you implying?

  • Postman For Android

    Check out Postman The Sms Spam Blocker on Google Play ... Enjoy a spam free inbox.

    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thesimpleandroidguy.apps.messageclient

  • Farrah Collins

    I use the http://www.Formvote.com app too

  • http://topandroidwallpapers.com/ Live Wallpapers

    Awesome collection! Great work guys. A lot of these live wallpapers are going into our database aswell!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shashikiran.gm Shashi Kiran G M

    Check out WallpaperCloud HD, the destination for all kinds o f HD wallpapers.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gl.hd.wallpapers.ui