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Last Updated: July 10th, 2013

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here.

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Featured App

DigiCal Calendar & Widgets

Today's roundup is presented by DigiCal Calendar & Widgets from Digibites. DigiCal is a complete calendar solution that integrates with Google Calendar, matching it feature-for-feature and then some. A wide selection of calendar views (agenda, day, week, month, text month, list) and great tablet compatibility means that your calendar will look great and be easy to use no matter what device you're using. DigiCal also includes a variety of widgets, all of which put the stock Google Calendar to shame, and integrated location search within the app. DigiCal even checks Google Now for travel and traffic time, letting you know when you'll need to leave to avoid being late. The standard DigiCal is free, but the $4.95 DigiCal+ includes a month widget, extra visual options, and zero ads.

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Experience the most stylish Android calendar with Holo light and dark themes with 6 powerful calendar views and 5 beautifully designed widgets! DigiCal is a stylish and easy to use calendar application that syncs all your appointment with Google Calendar. You can choose from 6 powerful calendar views (day, week, agenda, month, text month and list) in both portrait and landscape mode. DigiCal also comes with 5 beautiful widgets (list, grid, day, day list and month). Following the latest Android Holo light and dark theme, DigiCal is bringing the clean and intuitive user interface experience to smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2+. DigiCal’s innovative features such as the smart action bar make it easy to edit, move, copy, paste and delete events. With our unique built-in location search, adding a location to your event has never been easier. All you need to do is type in the name of the place (cafe, store, and park) and DigiCal will automatically look up the address and save it. With this feature, Google Now (Android 4.1+) knows where you'll need to go. It'll watch current traffic, plan your route and notify you when you should leave.

 

 

 

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Apps

Boomerang: Email App for Gmail

Android Police coverage: Boomerang For Gmail Brings Full Client To Android – Schedule Messages, Remind Yourself To Follow Up, And More

Boomerang has been making the rounds on the web for a few years now, allowing Gmail and other email service users to schedule mailings for themselves. The mobile version does the same thing, though it's limited to Gmail alone for the time being. It will function perfectly well as a standard email client, too, though its claim to be better than Gmail itself is a matter of opinion.

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Meet Boomerang, the most powerful email app for Android. Currently integrates with Gmail and Google Apps accounts ONLY (other services coming soon.)Featuring advanced functionality like snoozing emails, scheduling email for later, response tracking, and more, Boomerang is the mail client you've been dreaming about. These features, combined with an intuitive gesture system and eye-catching design, make Boomerang the best way to access your Gmail messages on your phone.

Presenter Mobile

Android Police coverage: [New App] Adobe's Presenter Mobile Brings Fully Usable Presenter Materials Right To Your Tablet

Adobe's Presenter program is sort of a next-generation PowerPoint... that doesn't suck. The mobile component will call down a presentation from its web URL and show it on your tablet (and only tablets), complete with video and audio, surveys, and feedback. Of course you'll need a copy of Presenter for PC or Mac to use the app, but if you already have it, the mobile version is free.

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Presenter Mobile application makes Adobe Presenter contents available on Android tablets. Adobe® Presenter software, a plug-in for Microsoft® PowerPoint, helps you easily convert PowerPoint slides into rich media presentations and eLearning content without leaving the familiar PowerPoint environment. Keep the presentation impactful by taking the animations, voices overs and videos in the presentation to Android tablets. Encourage viewers to give feedback, or track the progress of your learners, by including feedback forms, surveys, and interactive quizzes. No special authoring or flags to be set at the edit time to see the same contents on Android tablets.

Beautiful Timer

Beautiful Timer is pretty much exactly what it claims to be: a timer app that's drop-dead gorgeous. Just look at those screenshots down there. Especially the fourth one. Mmm, yeah, I'd like to take this timer to bed. And then wake up with it 90 minutes later. Multiple timers and expandable notifications are all included, plus a 60 or 90 second quick timer, homescreen widget, and air gesture snooze button if you spring for the pro version via a $2 IAP.

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Beautiful Timer is an elegant timer in Holo style, simple but especially powerful. Given its versatility, it can easily be used as a kitchen timer, parking timer or for any other action that requires a countdown like laundry, a nap, or simply cooking an egg.

  • Set unlimited Timers (PRO)
  • Add or delete unlimited presets (PRO)
  • Start a timer from the current widget on your desktop or lockscreen (PRO)
  • Add a personalized ringtone for each timer (PRO)
  • Quick timer
  • Quickly add 30 sec./1 min. /5min. /10min. timers (PRO)

Brightness

Android Police coverage: Ever Wish You Could Dim Your Screen Below "0% Brightness" Sometimes? There's An App For That

How can you have -100% brightness on your device? "Brightness" manages it, thanks to some hardware tricks and a few screen overlays. If you really need an extreme range of brightness and darkness for your device's screen. The app itself is more like a widget (though not technically) since its only input is via a pop-up window, activated by a shortcut on your homescreen, app drawer, or notification shade.

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Is your screen too bright at night? Do you want precise control over your screen brightness? Where other apps only allow you to vary the brightness from 0% to 100%, we developed an application which allows you to change the brightness from -100% (dimmed) to +100% (very bright). No more eye blindness at night caused by your screen.

Yandex.Browser

Android Police coverage: Yandex Launches Its Own Browser Predictably Called Yandex.Browser, Caters To Large Screens With Bottom URL-Nav Bar

Yandex, Google's biggest competitor in Russia, has been making a big push for Android as of late. After creating their own app store and launcher, they're back with a bowser. While the creatively-named Yandex.Browser can't really compete with Chrome on features, it does use a bottom orientation for the navigation bar, making it easier to use on the monstrous phablets lining store shelves.

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A simple and intuitive browser for Android smartphones. All you favorite websites are only one tap away, while data compression technology loads pages quickly even with a slow mobile internet connection.

  • Combined search and address bar for URLs and search queries.
  • The search and address bar is located at the bottom of the screen right at your fingertips.
  • Instant access to your favorite sites
  • Yandex will list all the sites you visit most frequently in Tablo,
  • You can also customize the sites displayed in Tablo.- Turbo technology lets Yandex.Browser compress webpages so they not only load more quickly even if your internet connection speed drops, but also saves on data.

TWRP Manager

Android Police coverage: TWRP Manager App Released In Public Alpha For Team Win Recovery Project Users

The Team Win Recovery Project is an alternative recovery (the thing that lets you back up and flash ROMs) made for innumerable devices. The TWRP Manager is like the ROM Manager for said recovery, allowing users to set a number of actions in Android, then let the recovery go to work without bothering with the clunky pre-OS interface. The app is in the alpha stage at the moment, and both the interface and functionality are a little bare-bones.

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This app allows you to Install, Backup, Restore, and Wipe your device all using TWRP. This utilizes OpenRecoveryScript to complete these actions. More features will be added as this progresses. Remember, this is Alpha. We are not responsible for ANY type of data loss. Use at your own risk

dialapp : context aware dialer

Android Police coverage: dialapp Promises To Guess Who You Want To Call, Enhance Your Call History With 'Magical' Context-Powered List

Google Now has gotten pretty good at guessing what you're doing and what you want to know at any given time, so why not extend that functionality to your phone's dialer? dialapp "learns" your calling patterns through location and time, presenting your contract list in an order that's more likely to match what you're actually doing. It's a neat idea, especially if you've got a whole lot of phone contacts to juggle.

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How much have dialers evolved since the original phone? Very little. What if instead of the call history, you could see the list of people you're actually going to call now? Why not make it more smart ? Yeah, what if the phone magically predicts whom you would call based on your context; your location, time, calendar, conversations etc. Adding context makes for an intelligent dialer. Dialapp does, exactly, that. Fast, simple, contextual and magical.

Aviate Alpha (Invite Only)

...and Aviate will do the same thing for your installed apps. It's an alternative launcher with a twist: the idea is that the combined homescreen/app drawer will dynamically change throughout the day, based on your usage patterns. Aviate isn't a one-trick pony, it can handle a few contextual widgets as well: weather and schedules for the morning, traffic for when you're driving, et cetera. The app is currently in the alpha stage.

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You can sign up inside the Aviate app or on our website: http://www.getaviate.com. Aviate automatically categorizes all of your apps, and intelligently rearranges your homescreen throughout the day to dynamically give you the apps and information you need most, at precisely the moment you need it.

  • Wake up, and Aviate automatically brings you weather and your meetings for the day
  • When driving, Aviate automatically gives you traffic and directions home
  • Out to dinner, Aviate automatically shows you photos, tips and reviews for your favorite restaurant.

GrabCAD

Android Police coverage: [New App] GrabCAD Makes Online CAD Collaboration Simple, Extends Access To Online Community

Computer-aided design is AWESOME... and still a little beyond the reach of even the most powerful mobile hardware. This app lets you browse and view the GrabCAD database of CAD models and view them in 3D. You can also leave comments for your fellow 3D designers, or upload photos to your workbench, though they'll have to be in decidedly unfabulous 2D.

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For the first time, Android users have access to any 3D CAD models from their mobile devices. The GrabCAD mobile app offers access to both the GrabCAD public library of CAD models as well as private projects stored on GrabCAD Workbench. Using the app you can:

• View CAD models in full 3D, regardless of the format they were created in
• View and respond to comments that Workbench collaborators have made
• Upload photos to a Workbench project

Eyeprint App Lock Beta

Android Police coverage: [New App] Where'd Ya Get Those Peepers? EyeVerify Eyeprint Beta Scans Veins In Your Eye To Unlock Apps

Welcome to the future, folks: you can now use a retinal scan to unlock your phone. Sort of. It's not a true retinal scan (it reads the blood vessels in the corner of your eyes, not the retina) and it's only compatible with a handful of high-end phones at the moment. also, it doesn't lock your phone, just the apps on your phone. And the setup and unlock functions are pretty tedious, forcing you to look both ways like a shifty cartoon bad guy before granting access. Not exactly Mission Impossible stuff. Still, eye-scanning cell phones! Future! Yeah!

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Free App Lock for 30 days - using the most advanced biometric available on smartphones. Available on the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2 and the HTC One. NOW USING THE FRONT FACING CAMERA Secure and protect your most private and confidential apps with the amazing scientific power of eye vein biometrics - The Eyeprint. Be the first to try the brand new beta of this safety and security app from EyeVerify. Protect your privacy by locking your messages, banking app, photos, SMS or contacts.

Scatter - Fast File Sync

Android Police coverage: [New App] Scatter, From Developer Of AIDE, Automatically Syncs Data Between Your PC And Android Device Over A Secure P2P Connection

Dropbox and Google Drive (and about a million other cloud-based storage apps) are nice, but they use conventional methods to keep your files synced. Scatter does the same thing, but the files themselves won't be sitting in a server repository somewhere, they exist only on your PC and devices. Which is better, I suppose, if you're concerned about someone nefarious gaining access through less than legitimate means.

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Scatter is a fast and secure data and file syncing service for Android, Windows and iOS. Keep your photos, videos, hyperlinks, text-snippets or any other files in sync across all of your devices and your PC and have Scatter transfer them automatically. The data is stored on your devices only, so your privacy is guaranteed. Scatter syncs data directly between your devices and your PC using the local WiFi connection if possible without taking a detour through the cloud. The data is stored on your devices, so you have fast access even when on the go with a poor Internet connection.

CloudCube

You have lots of data spread out across several free cloud storage apps. CloudCube lets you manage files in multiple services at once. You can instantly see how much data is being used on each one, and even transfer files or entire folders between them. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net, and SkyDrive are supported, among others.

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CloudCube is the powerful management tool for for browse and sync data with your cloud storages. Unique features will allow you to do any work with your storages quickly, simply and easy: Look through files at once several storages at the same time - forget about "two-panel" modes with unique feature "group viewing" which will allow you to work with any number of storages as though this one. Download, modify and upload your files without any delays – application will react to any your actions immediately, no matter if you have internet connection or not. Download and upload folders entirely – application will do recursive bypass of folders and will make download/upload of any found files.

iSeeNotes - sheet music OCR!

Optical character recognition is one of those Star Trek technologies that's finally starting to take hold in the real world. That said, it's still a bit limited - text needs to be clear and orderly even for the best OCR programs to transform it into usable type. iSeeNotes takes the idea to the musical realm, reading sheet music and storing it in an editable format for musicians and singers. The full version is four bucks, but you can try a free demo here.

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Note: Music recognition is a difficult problem. This app does not support the complete set of notation, for instance whole notes and the alto clef are not recognized. Depending on how the print looks and the quality of the photo the app may have trouble recognizing the notes and symbols correctly - do not expect perfect results.

twheel for Twitter

Android Police coverage: [New App] Twheel Put A Circular Spin On your Twitter Feed, Aims To help You Discover New People To Follow

Twheel is a unique way to interact with Twitter: new tweets come in a wheel, and you spin it like a game show contestant to read individual tweets. Bars and colors transmit crucial information about read status and popularity. The timeline is the most odd function: it's a spiral, even though it looks like a circle. Points for creativity, guys, but if you need a Powerpoint diagram to show your users how to use your app, it may have an interface problem.

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twheel™ is a Social Discovery Tool, powered by the revolutionary wheel UI that highlights the important signals in your Twitter stream. Behind the discovery powers of twheel™ is the great hive mind of all twheel™ users, making the endless stream of tweets manageable on the mobile. twheel™ provides you with a single destination for staying up-to-date with your Twitter stream, and brings you select content, such as the best comedy in the galaxy, latest breaking news, and more.

Si Evolution

Android Police coverage: Snapkey's Si Evolution Keyboard (Now Out Of Beta) Makes For A Great Brain Teaser, Still Sucks For Typing

So the concept for Snapkey's Si Evolution is kind of crazy: tiny, contextual floating mini-boards will slide your letters into place while being mostly transparent. It takes a lot of getting used to for anyone who's become accustomed to the standard QWERTY overlay, but hey, at least they're trying something new. The keyboard app is most definitely still in the beta stage.

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A simple, smart alphabetic keyboard for any age that frees up your whole screen changing the future of mobile socializing. Unlike the old cumbersome keyboard designed for typewriters and not mobile phones, Si Evolution has a few keys with an alphabetical arrangement which is familiar to the whole world regardless of language and culture. Any user can type instantly while viewing the entire touch screen. Si Evolution alphabetical keyboard puts an end to QWERTY.

 

JAY Z Magna Carta

Jay Z has a new album coming - have you heard? Samsung Galaxy S4, S III and Note II owners can download it for free - HAVE YOU HEARD? It's coming on July 4th - HAVE YOU HEARD? If you've somehow managed to avoid the multimedia onslaught that is the combined marketing force of Jay-Z and Samsung, now you know. Here's the app that will let you download the album. For free. Samsung. Magna Carta. Hashtags.

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“We need to write the new rules” – JAY Z
JAY Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” comes to Samsung Galaxy* fans first. Be among the first million to download the app and get the album free* July 4th, three days before the rest of the world. Get never before seen footage on the track’s inspiration and see JAY Z like you never have before.

HISTORY

Android Police coverage: A&E, History Channel, And Lifetime Debut Full Video Streaming Apps On Android - Cable Subscription Not Required

Holy cow, three cable networks have made current content available on mobile... without a cable subscription! HBO, Showtime, are you watching this? I'm going to watch 72 hours of Modern Marvels on general principles. Oh, and all three of the following apps are available only in the United States.

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Pawn Stars. American Pickers. Vikings. Now you can watch your favorite HISTORY shows wherever and whenever you want on your favorite Android devices. The HISTORY app is a great new way to access full episodes and clips from all that HISTORY has to offer. New content is added all the time. PLEASE NOTE: HISTORY CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The HISTORY app enables you to:

•Watch full episodes and clips of your favorite HISTORY series including Pawn Stars, Vikings, Counting Cars, Mountain Men, American Pickers, Swamp People and many more.
•See exclusive clips from HISTORY shows, never before shown on television.
•Explore the Topics section for a selection of clips about the most fascinating categories of history

A&E

Duck Dynasty. Storage Wars. Bates Motel. Now you can watch your favorite A&E shows wherever and whenever you want, right on your Android devices. The A&E app is a great new way to access full episodes and clips from all that A&E has to offer. New content is added all the time. PLEASE NOTE: A&E CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The A&E app enables you to:

• Watch full episodes and clips of your favorite A&E series including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Intervention, The First 48 and many more.
• See exclusive clips and deleted scenes from A&E shows, never before shown on television.

 

Lifetime

Project Runway. Dance Moms. Army Wives. And, of course, movies. Now you can watch Lifetime wherever and whenever you want on your Android devices. The Lifetime app gives you full access to all the reality, drama and movies Lifetime has to offer. New full episodes and movies, plus behind-the-scenes and preview clips, are added every day. PLEASE NOTE: LIFETIME CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The Lifetime app features:

  • Full episodes and clips of your favorite Lifetime series, including Project Runway, Devious Maids, Dance Moms, Army Wives and many more
  • More than 25 full-length movies
  • Full TV schedule for Lifetime

WATCH ABC

Android Police coverage: [New App] Official Watch ABC App Promises Full TV Shows, Probably Doesn't Work On Your Device Yet

ABC is giving the broadcasting middle finger to Hulu and allowing users to watch shows via their own programming app. Which is great... if you use one of the few devices that the app seems to work with. If you do, prepare to catch up on Castle all at once. Viewers in a few US cities can watch live video, but only while in the local station's service area.

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WATCH ABC is a new way to experience ABC - anytime, anywhere.* Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, and local news & weather on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - LIVE** and ON DEMAND. ABC is the first broadcast network to bring you a Live Stream** of your favorite ABC TV shows and local programming, so you never have to miss a minute of the shows and news you love. Now you can bring ABC along with you, wherever you want to be.*

Bellator MMA

The second screen paradigm for live TV is growing, and now Spike's in-your-face MMA franchise wants a piece of the action. While Bellator MMA won't let you actually watch the show (man, wouldn't that be nice?) it will give you all the relevant fighter stats and polls for the outcome of each night's bouts. So you could totally mute the annoying announcers and analysts, which definitely makes this one worth a download.

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Experience mixed martial arts like never before with the world’s most advanced co-viewing MMA app. When the fights are live on SPIKE, this app is your companion, allowing you to participate in the on-air broadcast. The fight is in your hands, as you become The 4th Judge. Score the fight as it happens using comprehensive real-time fighter analytics you can only get in this app.

Rockmelt: Best of Web & News

Android Police coverage: Rockmelt Launches Official Android App, Allows You To Browse Stuff On The Internet And Things

It you haven't heard of Rockmelt, think of it like this: it's like Instagram without the hipsters, or Pinterest without the soccer moms, or Reddit without Atheist Libertarian gamer macro image enthusiasts. The new Android app is compatible only with tablets running 4.0 or higher, but the interface is surprisingly good, complete with a dedicated reader mode for full stories.

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Rockmelt puts the best of the web, news, and blogs at your fingertips - now completely customized for Android phones and tablets. Personalize Rockmelt to discover and share the most viral, newsworthy, cute, interesting, and otherwise awesome stuff. You’ll find the best pictures, videos, and stories faster and finding new sites to love will be a cinch. You'll be so on top of the news that you feel psychic. Soon, you’ll run faster, jump higher, be cooler, and Internet better.

 

Motivade

Skeuomorphism is awesome. Just ask Jonny Ive. But exercising is not, so you'll need motivation (read: nagging and teasing) from your friends to get it down. Motivade combines the standard social networking workout app (which is a thing now, apparently) with the even more standard exercise tracker and goal manager.

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Get back in shape. MOTIVADE is a social exercise motivator that will get you off your couch. It has tools for tracking your exercise achievements, entering your activities on the go and GPS tracking for outdoor training. What is special is the easy connection to your friends’ efforts and our inspirational virtual trainers. Positive social pressure is a proven way to get fitter. The app keeps you updated on your own and your friends’ progress, and guides you toward the weekly goals that you set for yourself.

 

Soundwave

No, this app has nothing to do with the Transformers robot of the same name. It's yet another social media/music matchup, allowing users to show followers and the public at large exactly what they're listening to at the moment. It's kind of like Last.fm. It's exactly like Last.fm, without the near-universal support. But it's prettier, and it supports Google+.

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With Soundwave, you can instantly and easily share what you are listening to on your phone and see what your friends, family and favorites (musicians, athletes, celebs) are listening to on theirs. Inspire yourself by plugging into your music world to see what’s playing. It’s fast, free, simple and beautifully addictive. Discover new music as quickly as its played. Soundwave tracks what you play on your regular music players, as well as through streaming services like Spotify and Rdio.

Grand St.

So apparently designer hardware is a thing. Who knew? Grand St. is a sort of Touch Of Modern-style story for small-batch, creatively produced gadgets and gizmos. Whether any of this stuff is actually useful is up for debate, but it's all interesting, and most of it's pretty as well. You'll need a tablet running Android 4.0 or higher to get in on the action.

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Grand St. is a curated marketplace for creative technology, now available exclusively for Android devices. We hand pick, test, and highlight well-designed, delightful hardware from independent producers, featuring one new selection every other day. Scroll through stunning pictures and product stories created by our discerning, device-obsessed team to experience new technology that improves your life. Browse the entire collection or purchase one of the current five features.

Printic - Print your photos

You're a photographer. You launch an extremely limiting app on your phone, take an artificially cropped photo, add some baked-in filters, post it on Facebook, and wait for the adulation of your peers, because that's what photographers do. But what if you could print that photo out and post it on your cubicle or fridge, and get the adulation of your family and/or co-workers directly? Instead of a "Like," that hot girl from HR might give you an actual thumbs up! Consider your mind blown.

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The best way to PRINT and SHARE pictures with people you love. Choose pictures from FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and your PHONE, crop them, select recipients and that’s it: your loved ones will receive lovely real pictures in their mailbox PRINTIC is the easiest and fastest way to order prints from your phone. Choose your pictures, crop them, select your recipients, and that's it- your loved ones will receive vintage-themed pictures in their mailboxes shortly afterwards. Snail mail is back.

Pixuru

Are you redecorating your living room, but too busy to sit at your desktop and order art from an online store? Then Pixuru is here to cater to your incredibly specific needs. To be fair, the ability to see a vague size approximation is pretty handy. Shipping to the US is free, and there's a choice of several print finishes and frames.

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Ready to order high quality wall art right from your Android device? With Pixuru, you can order your best Android image on canvas, wood, metal, or framed print...from where ever you are in the world. We promise it will look great at any size. 100% guarantee. We have free shipping in the US, fast two day turn around, and the highest quality printing on the market.

 

Deal Flux

You like saving money - the traffic on our Deal Alert and App Sales posts proves it. So if you're tired of waiting for your hard-working Android Police writers to step out of their champagne hot tubs and tell you how to save some dough, you can hunt down deals yourself with the Deal Flux app. It aggregates money-saving sales from a ton of different wholesale and discount sites, all in a pretty great Holo-styled app.

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Deal Flux provides you with an elegant and beautifully designed app that aggregates daily deal sites, such as Woot and its affiliated deals such as Wine or Tech, DailySteals, 1SaleADay, and Yugster. We designed Deal Flux to get you the best daily deals, removing all the other clutter, so you can save the most money, find the best deals, and get the things you want quickly, and in style.

Cartwheel

Target's made a coupon app for Android. They don't call it a coupon app - it's "Cartwheel," and it's a new spin on saving! - but that's what it is. Discounted items in every department can be applied at checkout; just show your phone and the barcodes generated inside to the checkout guy, and you can save money on your items. Just like a coupon.

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Welcome to the beta release of Cartwheel by Target – a whole new spin on saving. It’s the first of its kind, and it’s super-simple. Just sign-up using your Facebook profile and instantly save on things you already buy in Target stores by adding offers to your Cartwheel. Select from hundreds of exclusive discounts (starting at 5% and up to 30%), all available on your Android device. Best part? These aren’t one-and-done discounts. Use them as many times as you want before they expire. You can even use Cartwheel on top of the 5% you save everyday with Target REDcard.

Autoist Diary - Car & Bike

You take your driving seriously. We're talking gloves, Armor All, the whole bit. So why not use an app to keep track of your usage and maintenance, instead of the oil-stained notebook in the glove compartment? Autoist Diary keeps a running log of everything important for your car or motorcycle, from the mileage to the loan payments. Of course, you'll have to enter the data yourself, but there are options for tracking multiple vehicles at a time.

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Good news. We are now offering Autoist Diary app for free to all our Android users. Do not miss it as you will never find a beautiful & complete app like Autoist to manage your vehicle expenses. If you haven't download it yet on your Android phone then here is your chance to get this app for FREE. Hurry and download it now. This is ad based free version.

PowerLine

Android Police coverage: PowerLine Is The OSD For People With OCD, But It Will Probably Make Matias Duarte Cry

There are plenty of apps and custom ROMs that will display your remaining battery as a progressively diminishing bar, but why stop at the battery? PowerLine lets you add CPU power, RAM, storage, or even signal strength via bars that are available everywhere. There's even one for missed calls, and yes, it's exactly as awkward as it sounds. Some of these can be really useful... as long as you don't give a crap about aesthetics.

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PowerLine - smart line-indicators in your status bar. Battery, CPU, memory, signal, storage, SMS, missed calls and more... Better than a widget. Always visible, even on the lock screen. FREE version with two indicators, more indicators with the Unlock.

Minimal Clock

Here's a nice collection of clock widgets for you customization freaks. Nothing fancy, nothing flashy, just solid-looking widgets that work even with high-res screens. Enjoy.

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A simple android clock widget for your homescreen in a minimal design. If you search for a special analog clock widget for your android phone, this is something for you. Have Fun with your new Clock widget! I'm an independent developer and doing this widget for fun. Please support me by share this app on Google+, Twitter, Facebook or tell your friends. It keeps me motivated.

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3D Home

3D Home's claim to being "3D" is fully justified. Its claim to being understated... not so much. This is an Android analog for those Windows desktops that tried to replicate the "feel" of a real-life desktop, complete with the clutter and unnecessary confusion. Still, if you want something that shows off your phone's graphical capabilities without a monster game download, go for it... but watch that battery life.

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Are you looking for unprecedented, never-before-seen 3D homescreen experience? This app will totally redefine your concepts of what an Android desktop can be, giving you a completely customizable launcher screen and a completely new “home” on your phone. 3D Home transforms your phone desktop into a realistic and fully 3D house with various customizable scenes and themes. You can move around your home by simply sliding vertically and horizontally, and you can even rotate the ceiling, walls and floors separately.

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Blank Lockscreen Widget

This widget is blank.

 

It doesn't do anything.

 

It sits on your lock screen, taking up space.

 

It does it very well.

 

If you like that sort of thing.

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This is a blank, transparent lockscreen widget without any functionality. Use it to fill up pages on your lockscreen. A very simple widget that doesn't use up unnecessary resources. To use this, just add 'Blank' from the new lockscreen widget dialog. You can do the same thing with UCCW, but this one should be less resource heavy. Only for Android 4.2+.

Clone Booth

You know those hilarious clone photos on the internet? The ones that take a group photo, copy a single person's face, and paste it onto every other person' face? Now you can do that without Photoshop. Truly, this is a golden age.

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From the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Clone Booth is the deranged photo app that allows you to clone your face into bizarre pictures to share with your friends and enemies. Snap it up for your Android device now. Ever wonder what you would’ve looked like as a baby in the 1800s? Eager to turn your friends into circus geeks? Curious what your dog would’ve looked like as a 1960s housewife? Clone Booth allows you to stick faces in places they were never meant to be.

Kool-Aid

Android Police coverage: [OH YEAAAAAH] There Is Now A Kool-Aid Man Photobomb App, Because That's Obviously What You've Always Wanted

Have you ever wanted an app that allows you to easily insert the Kool-Aid Man into your photos, then post them to your social networks? If you answered OH YEAAAAAAH!, then you already have this app installed.

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Now Kool-Aid Man can photobomb all your favorite photos. You select his pose, make him bigger, smaller, rotate him and place him in your pics for Kool-Aid flavored photobombing fun. Then share to all your favorite social networks.

Live Wallpapers

Plasticine Farm

Live Wallpapers. Plasticine farm. Introducing the new work made of plasticine. Your phone or tablet now will not be bored, because you can enjoy the magnificent farm. Animals run and play on the farm, tractor at work and a lot of fun. Be sure to install this beautiful farm on your phone or tablet.

Plasticine Spring flowers

Plasticine Spring flowers. Beautiful spring day on the screen of your phone or tablet. Beautiful flowers. Different kinds of insects: a Bee, Butterflies, Dragonfly, Ladybird (Ladybug), Caterpillar. You can all wobbly flowers and grass touching them. Night mode with a magnificent starry sky made of plasticine. In night mode moths appear to circle artificial lights. Moths fly to the place where you touch the screen. The artwork of Catherine Kolesova

Twilight Mirror LWP - BETA

After receiving several requests to give the Twilight Mirror the same Live Wallpaper treatment that I did for the Gate of Time, I decided to put something together to satiate the demand. :) This wallpaper is still very rough, and not interactive or customizable... But it's starting to look pretty decent already. I'm throwing it out to the Android-phone-owning Zelda fan community now to ask for suggestions to make it worthy of the Zelda name -- if you have any ideas, please send them my way.

Blow Them All Live Wallpaper

From the creators of "Stickman Live Wallpaper" Experience your android device like you never did before with this game!! Can you be the first one to complete all the achievements on this Live Wallpaper? Can you be #1 on the world wide leaderboard?

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WTF App(s) Of The Week

Froguts Frog Dissection

Apparently there is a huge demand for an app that lets you eviscerate a dead 3D frog. Why knew? If you've got a Galaxy Note, you can call the stylus and S-Scalpel!

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REQUIREMENTS: This App has been tested on: Tablet: Nexus 7 & 10 Phone: Nexus 4.

OVERVIEW: The Froguts Frog Dissection App is an incredibly realistic 3D simulation of a Bullfrog ( Rana catesbeiana) designed to better facilitate knowledge and comprehension of frog anatomy and physiology. It can be used as both a stand alone tool and as a training reference for many different teaching styles and learners. The curriculum is divided into two main parts: dissection (dorsal + ventral exploration) and practicums (timed practice + assessment). We truly hope you enjoy this product. Froguts is a partner and sustaining member of The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Wesley Modderkolk

    3D Home misses some kind of character stalking you, just like in Microsoft Bob

  • Markoff

    PowerLine seem like the most interesting application from this collection

    where is the second WTF app? froguts seem interesting

  • fredric

    I came here for 2 WTF apps and I demand 2 WTF apps!

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

      It's a miscount - the 2nd WTF app was Powerline at first, but it's only WTF if you use all meters at once and has its uses otherwise, so we moved it out. Also, the Koolaid app is kind of half-WTF, so take each half above and you'll get a full WTF.

      • fredric

        {:'(

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

        comment of the year hehehehehehehe

  • Arkydon

    2 WTF apps... yeah right.Misleading title. >:(

  • EvanMichaels

    Deal Flux is really well designed; however, needs more sources, like Groupon. I won't have to check multiple apps anymore. Dev's said they will be on in a reply.

    @Markoff, I agree, Powerline seems super cool. I will only use it for battery though I think.

  • LuiTheMinus

    I would like to know where I can get those wallpapers from Minimal clock

  • Dave

    Wow, Brightness fixes a long time problem on the S3. In a dark room the lowest brightness setting is still too bright. This app works great. The only downside I see is if you get it too dim, I'm not sure what you would do.
    TWRP manager looks pretty nice too.

  • cwagner

    Boomerang should instead work on getting their awesome BoomerangForGmail service to work with IMAP in general instead of only GMail. It's what I miss most since I made the switch ;)

  • Sasquatch4ever

    Digical looks way worse than the stock app. Reminds me of the Gingerbread calendar app.

  • Ramandeep Singh

    Check out 'Ring My Droid'!

    A small but practical app. Many times people keep their phones on 'silent mode' and forget where they have kept it. This app can help them find their phones easily! Here's an article about how to get and use it on wikiHow - http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Phone-when-It-Is-Kept-on-Silent-Mode

  • App8ite

    Please review - I just released something new on Google Play if you like Werewolves http://bit.ly/1dUBF5w