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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

PassWallet - Password Manager

Today's roundup is brought to you by PassWallet (formerly Password Wallet) by HandyApps. Passwords are hard, thanks to the thousands of logins required for modern digital living. Sure, you could have the same passcode for every service, if you enjoy throwing your life into chaos when you lose your phone or get your identity stolen. HandyApps' PassWallet puts all your passwords behind a single PIN, with 256-bit encryption, floating windows for easy copying, cloud sync, a stealth mode, and entries for just about any information you could want. With this app, there's no reason to be anything less than safe. The app below is a 30-day trial - the full version is a one-time purchase of $4.99.

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PassWallet is a password manager app that safely and securely stores your most sensitive data conveniently in your mobile phone or tablet. We believe PassWallet to be the most stealthy, most secure and most convenient password manager ever developed for the Android smartphones and tablets! PassWallet password manager keeps sensitive data safe by hiding it in a secret hidden vault. In addition to password management, PassWallet is also capable of being hidden. No one will know you have installed the app. The app does not appear in your app drawer. All data stored in PassWallet is encrypted with tough 256bit AES encryption - the same encryption level used by the military.

✓ Stealth access mode that hides app launcher icon
✓ Most popular templates including web logins, credit cards and ID documents.
✓ Unique floating window function for easy data transfer to other apps
✓ Sync between multiple devices via Dropbox or Google Drive.
✓ Secure password generator built-in
✓ Import and export data to .CSV files
✓ PassWallet will not appear in your recent apps list
✓ Quick launch websites with password auto-copied to clipboard

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Apps

Timely Alarm Clock

Android Police coverage: [New App] Timely Is A Gorgeous Alarm Clock And Timer With Cloud Syncing, A Customizable UI, And More

Why does an alarm clock app need to look good? It doesn't - but Timely does anyway, and includes tons of features to boot. Between the swipe-based interface, a ton of visual themes and customizations, multiple snooze modes, widgets, integration with Google Now and DashClock, and more, it's easily the fancy-pantsiest alarm clock available for Android. The app is free to download, then switches to an ad-supported model after five days with an in-app purchase ad-free option.

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Timely is the beautiful Alarm Clock for Android, featuring a stunning user experience and revolutionary cloud integration to backup and synchronize your alarms with multiple devices. Setting an alarm has never been easier: Just swipe from the edge of the screen and set the desired time by dragging a bar. Tap to make adjustments of 5 minutes. Beautiful wake-up experience: Hand-crafted, high quality sounds and our innovative Smart Rise feature transform waking up in the morning into pure delight.

 

NicePlayer BETA

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] NicePlayer Is A New Android Music Player Defined By Its Polished Card-Style UI

There's only so much that a music player can do to stand out from the pack. You can try to add a ton of features, like Music Player (Remix), or you can go for the pretty, like NicePlayer. This unconventional music app incorporates Google's card UI system in a big way, mixing the standard player functions with a file browser for music management. It's certainly unique, though whether it's better than a more typical UI or not is up to you.

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Enjoy your Music. NicePlayer is a Modern App that just let you play your music. Everything is just here, and ready to be played.

  • all in one interface (easily navigable), only 2 views Music Collection & Current Playlists
  • Folder Browsing
  • Playlists Saving/Loading (.m3u)
  • Widget 4x1 & 4x4
  • Search
  • Timer
  • Pin track to be play next
  • Rating & Play Counter
  • Smart playlists
  • Compilation / Album Artist Tag
  • Integrated ID3 Tag Editor (with infos/art fetching)
  • Equalizer
  • LockScreen Controls
  • Headset Controls & pausing/resuming when plugging/unplugging Headset

Buy Me a Pie! Grocery List

Android Police coverage: [New App] Popular 'Buy Me A Pie!' Grocery List App Now Available For Android, Can Remember More Than Dessert

To-do list apps aren't exactly hard to come by, but Buy Me A Pie! has a huge following on iOS thanks to its swanky interface and an interesting learning dictionary mechanic. Put in some non-standard words (like, say, Jardine Salsa) and Buy Me A Pie! will learn it and save it for future lists. The paid version adds cross-platform cloud syncing, multiple lists, and easy sharing for just a buck at the time of writing.

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Buy Me a Pie! is the handiest and easiest to use shopping list app with synchronization. Forget paper shopping lists and overcomplicated applications. With Buy Me a Pie!, you will love shopping. One of the best shopping list apps in the world that has already won the hearts of 3 million people worldwide is now available for Android.

HabitRPG

Android Police review: HabitRPG Review: Successfully Turning Real Life Tasks Into A Game, Bugs And Janky Controls Included

If you do something long enough, it becomes a habit - for better or worse. This sort of thinking is what drives HabitRPG, an app that tries to make positive activities into a role-playing game. It's an interesting idea, but in order for it to work you'll have to be your own dungeon master, so to speak. Reviewer Bertel King, Jr. found it to be more frustrating than useful, but pen-and-paper RPG types might find a lot to like.

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Habit RPG is a habit-building program which treats your life like a Role Playing Game. Level up as you succeed, lose HP as you fail, earn money to buy weapons and armor, compete with your friends. https://habitrpg.com (the website) has been around for about one year, and has additional features such as guilds, parties, pets, random drops, tags, difficulty settings, etc. We're going to be pulling in features bit-by-bit into the mobile app - but we wanted to get this initial release out there so people can start using it, and hopefully contributing.

FreshBooks Cloud Accounting

Android Police coverage: [New App] FreshBooks Releases Official Android App, Brings Cloud-Based Accounting To Contractors And Small Businesses

Freshbooks has been a favorite of small businesses for years. It's a simple, cloud-connected platform for tracking billable time, expenses, and invoices, best suited to small teams or contractors. The service took its sweet time releasing an Android app, but now that it's here, there are more than a few GMs that will be happy to have easy access to their Freshbooks account without having to dig through a mobile browser. Accounts for individuals are free, but businesses will have to pay extra.

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FreshBooks is the fastest way to invoice your clients, organize expenses and track time, anywhere, anytime. Join over 5 million small business owners already using FreshBooks to make billing painless.

  • Create and send professional-looking invoices and estimates right from the client’s office
  • Instantly see if your client has viewed your invoice by checking invoice statuses
  • Import clients to invoice right from your phone’s address book
  • Snap a photo of your expense receipt & store it safely in the cloud for your records
  • Attach expense receipts to an invoice and easily rebill expenses to your clients
  • Hook up your bank account to FreshBooks and put the task of entering expenses on autopilot (*enable online, U.S and Canada only)
  • Turn on the timer while on the clock for your client and never lose another billable second again
  • Compare your billable time against project budgets and filter time by staff

Clipless

Android Police coverage: [New App] Clipless Makes You Privy To All The Nearby Deals That You're Undoubtedly Missing

There are a plethora of deal hunter apps available for Android from all kinds of sources, but you can never save enough money, so here's another one. This one focuses on retail stores in your local area, so there's no need to hunt down online savings and wait for the shipping. Deals are displayed in maps and show up in your notifications, and you can set both the frequency and the range of the alerts.

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Discover new deals and coupons near you with Clipless. There are tons of deals out there, but *finding* them is a challenge. With Clipless, you'll never miss a deal again. Clipless is a "contextual" deal locator that follows you around and alerts you when discounts are offered at places that you're actually at, using low-power location services to keep your battery happy. Use it to find deals near you at a single point in time, or put it into the background and let it roam with you

Way2ride

Android Police coverage: [New App] VeriFone Launches Way2Ride, A Cab Hailing Service To Compete In New York's Increasingly Crowded Market

There are a ton of digital taxi services these days (and cabbies all hate them, and do you have to pay with a credit card sir, I really prefer cash), but Way2Ride might just be the most exciting. In addition to the standard hailing function, it's got maps, annotated receipts, and other tracking tools. Best of all, it includes a function that calls your cab if you leave something in the car... which admittedly isn't much help if the thing that you leave is your phone. Way2Ride is only available in NYC at the moment.

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Just get in. Tap. And get out. It’s that easy. With the Way2ride taxi app now available in New York City, there’s no more fumbling for your wallet to pay at the end of the ride. Just scan a credit card, set your tip preference, and you’re ready to ride. Whether you hail with your hand, or hail with an app, all it takes is a single tap at the beginning of your ride is. All your receipts are saved in the Way2ride app and online, with a map of your route, tags, and other tools for submitting expenses.

avast! Mobile Backup

Android Police coverage: [New App] Avast Releases Mobile Backup App, Throws In Big Mobile Security Update As A Bonus

Avast is best known for their anti-virus software, but backup fits nicely in the security wheelhouse, so they've offered an app for that as well. The free Mobile Backup App will preserve your contacts, SMS log, call log, and photos, but if you want music, video, and apps backed up, you'll have to pay. Data is sent to Avast's servers on your account, so restoring from a backup should be easy (and crucially, it won't depend on your local hardware).

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Backup your Android phone and tablet. Otherwise, all your accumulated contacts, music, videos, family photos, and other personal (irreplaceable) data are dangerously kept on a device with only temporary life. Back them up to secure, cloud-based servers, so you can relax about theft and/or accidental damage (e.g. a spilled cup of coffee).

The app backs up:

  • Contacts
  • SMS
  • Call logs
  • Photos
  • Music (premium)
  • Videos (premium)
  • Apps (premium)

Portal (Floating Apps) BETA

The Halo paradigm continues. I'm not a fan of these sorts of apps, but Portal may have the best presentation of the floating notification that I've seen thus far. Tap the floating icon in any app and you're presented with a set of mini-widgets for SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and a web browser. Portal can't do anything to change the fundamental awkwardness of the idea itself, but as a conceptual app, it at least lets everyone try it out.

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Portal is a new cutting edge way to easily send updates to Facebook and Twitter, as well as send text messages, and browse the Internet with many more apps to come. Portal floats over your existing apps making it much quicker to multi-task and turns you into a phone ninja. Portal not only allows you quicker access to popular apps it also can show notifications for all your apps once the accessibility service is started.

Canvas for Pebble

This isn't the first time we've seen a make-your-own-Pebble-watchface service, but it's the first one that's completely handled by Android. But wait, there's more! In addition to a standard time display, you can add calendar updates, weather call alerts, email unread counts, or even your phone's current battery level to your Pebble watch display. The app also integrates with Tasker, which should appeal to anyone who's into the ultra-customization scene. Dynamic sharing with other users is icing on the cake.

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Design a Pebble watch-face on your phone, and publish it instantly to your watch. Your watch-faces can use any time format that you wish, including the popular 'text watch' format. You can also include dynamic content which will update continually from your phone:

  • Your next calendar appointments (on supported devices ICS+)
  • Missed call, Unread SMS counters
  • Unread Gmail counters for any labels
  • Phone battery percentage
  • Phone sensor status (temperature, humidity, pressure on supported devices e.g. Galaxy S4)
  • Weather
  • Any content from Tasker
  • And anything else via plugins

Mashable

Android Police coverage: [New App] Official Mashable App Available Now On Newer Samsung Devices, Wider Launch Set For Next Week

Mashable is sort of like Baby's First Subreddit, distilling the popular detritus of the web into bite-sized and barely editorialized stories. The mobile app is a Samsung exclusive at launch, but should be heading to the wider Android world sometime this week. The app includes Mashable's trademark social algorithm, plus a unique user interface that loads up stories once you scroll to the bottom for continuous reading.

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Download the official Mashable app, which alerts you whenever a story is starting to go viral, so that you'll know what everyone's talking about, before they're talking about it. This beautiful design adapts responsively to your device's size, from a phone to a mini to a full-size tablet, so you can be assured the app will look great on whatever you're carrying. And this app is smart: When you finish reading an article, the homepage is dynamically stitched in below the article.

SoundSeeder Music Player

Android Police coverage: [New App] SoundSeeder Streams Music From One Android Device To Others Over WiFi Like A Poor Man's Sonos

SoundSeeder does one thing, and one thing only: stream local music to other Android devices. Why? Well, if you've got a lot of Android phones and tablets lying around on the same WiFi network, it's a great way to set up a quick and dirty Sonos-style home streaming system. The core app installs on your main device, and the speaker app goes on any satellite devices, which can be played simultaneously. SoundSeeder is free to try, but requires a $4 IAP to unlock the full version.

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Sound Seeder is a Music Player, that streams your music to other Android devices via Wi-Fi. Listen to your music on your phone and connect additional Android devices as wireless speakers. All connected speakers play your song simultaneously and in sync as one large sound system. Run SoundSeeder Music Player on your device and install the SoundSeeder Speaker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kattwinkel.android.soundseeder.speaker) additionally on any device (beginning with Android 2.2) you want to connect.

SoundSeeder Speaker

Geekbench 3

Android Police coverage: [New App] Geekbench 3 Benchmark Released, Adds Multi-Core Testing (And Not Much Else) For 99¢

Geekbench 3 is here! It's one number higher than Geekbench 2! Hooray! Hardware junkies may salivate over new benchmark apps, but for the rest of us, they're only really useful when browsing device reviews. Which is why separating Geekbench 3 into another app seems kind of petty: the new version adds a slightly tweaked UI and better multi-core support, and that's it. At least it's only a dollar for the upgrade.

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Find out how fast your phone or tablet is with Geekbench 3. Geekbench 3 includes several new tests designed to simulate real-world scenarios. These new tests are designed to quickly and accurately measure mobile processor performance. Every test included with Geekbench 3 is multi-core aware. This allows Geekbench 3 to measure the full potential of your device's processor. Geekbench 3 also reports performance as separate single-core and multi-core scores, making it easier to figure out how your device will handle your apps.

Chegg eTextbooks & Study Tools

Android Police coverage: [New App] Chegg Hits Android To Help You Hit The Books

Google Play recently introduced textbooks to its digital marketplace, but Chegg has been going for far longer, with a far more attractive rental option (because textbook publishers are right up there with wireless carriers and insurance companies in the axis of corporate evil). Unfortunately, you can't actually buy or rent full books from Android at the moment.

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Chegg, the Student Hub, has your books and solutions on the go. Free instant access to your Chegg textbooks*, read your eTextbooks, find guided solutions, and Get 2 FREE guided solutions each week.

Features:
• Free 7-day instant access to your Chegg textbooks* rented on the web
• Tap into our library of over 2.5 million guided solutions
• Read eTextbooks on any device – desktop, tablet, or smartphone

Nextdoor

Android Police coverage: [New App] Nextdoor Now Available For Android, Wants To Help You Get To Know The Neighbors

I have a confession to make: I don't know the names of three out of my four neighbors. Nextdoor tries to alleviate this first-world antisocial behavior by creating a sort of localized social network, which is also a lot like a bulletin board. There's nothing you can do in Nextdoor that you couldn't do on a forum or Craigslist, but it's presented in a much better way.

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Nextdoor is the free, private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way to connect and talk with your neighbors about the things that matter in your neighborhood. When neighbors start talking, good things happen.

• Quickly get the word out about a break-in
• Organize a neighborhood crime watch
• Recommend a trustworthy babysitter
• Find out who does the best paint job in town
• Ask for help finding a lost dog
• Find a new home for an outgrown bike
• Finally remember your neighbors’ names

Triggr

This is one of those little tools that you never knew you needed until it existed. Triggr pairs with a companion program on your desktop to let you know when you've got an incoming call. Big deal - Google Hangouts does the same thing, assuming you've connected your number. But it also (wait for it) silences your computer after you connect. Truly, this is a golden age... but only if you're a Windows user.

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Triggr adjusts your computer's volume when you make or receive a phone call. See phone call updates as desktop notifications on your PC in real-time. Pair your devices (over any Internet connection), and let them talk. The Triggr mobile app will only work with the Triggr desktop PC app. Download the desktop app FREE at http://triggrapp.com.

NOOK Video – Watch Movies & TV

Android Police coverage: [New App] Barnes & Noble Launches Nook Video On Google Play, Supports Android Phones, Tablets, And Nook Devices

You know what the mobile world really needs? Another video delivery service. All jokes aside, Barnes & Noble has brought their Nook video service to wider Android devices, accomplishing both convenience for Nook owners and the very slight possibility of some extra revenue, both of which are good things. It will also shame Amazon for never bringing Amazon Video to Google Play EVER, which I'm also okay with. you can also connect Ultraviolet digital movies with the B&N service.

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Watch movies & TV shows instantly with NOOK Video™ for Android™ — no subscription required. You can buy or rent, and then stream or download content across all your Android devices. If you have an UltraViolet™ Collection, it’s accessible*, too. NOOK Video offers everything from the newest Hollywood blockbusters to independent films and family favorites. Prefer something shorter? Watch single episodes or full seasons of popular TV shows. New releases are available the same day they’re released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ and sometimes even earlier.

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Music2SD - Xposed

One of the biggest problems with Google Music is that downloaded songs and albums have nowhere to go but your internal storage, which is all too limited on most devices. This app uses the root-only Xposed Framework to move Google Music downloads to an external SD card. Be warned, Xposed tends to do some very unexpected things without warning - you might want to have a Nandroid backup handy before applying this tweak.

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Do you not have enough room on your Internal Storage or Device Storage for your music, but have plenty of space on your SD Card? No more with Music2SD. You can now force Google Play Music to store your music where you want it.

Cast To UPnP/DLNA for GMusic

Chromecast, UPnP, and DLNA are contemporary but competing standards. This little app lets you use Google Play Music with the latter two streaming protocols, which are so frustratingly left out of both Play Music and stock Android. Once you set it up, it should be able to remember multiple streaming devices. The free download includes a time limit of 20 minutes for each stream, with a cheap IAP removing this limitation.

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Did you ever want to play your Google Play Music to your UPnP / DLNA devices connected to your speakers ? With Cast To UPnP/DLNA for GMusic, enjoy streaming your cloud Google Music uploaded by yourself and from the All Access subscription (including Radio) to: XBMC, DLNA TVs, PCs, WDTV Live, Xbox 360, Sonos, Android (with BubbleUPnP), various hifi gear from Denon, Pioneer, Onkyo, and many many more. You may even have an UPnP / DLNA device to play to on your network without knowing it.

AppWererabbit (Toolbox)

The basic app menu in Android's Settings leaves a lot to be desired. The strangely-named AppWererabbit does all that stock does and much more. Want to backup your entire app folder? No problem. How about an Apps2SD implementation? You got it. The $3 pro version adds a ton of management options for your backed-up apps, and it all works with Dropbox. This thing even has plugin support - just think of it as the DashClock of APK managers. With a really weird name.

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App Wererabbit is a set of tools developed to help you manage app and apk files on your smartphone and tablet.

  • App Backup & Restore - Backup app (.apk file), allow fast app re-install without the needs of Play Store, also support auto-backup and multi versions
  • App list backup - Backup the list of installed apps for easy install on your new device, support multiple lists
  • App2SD (Move apps to SD) - Identify and facilitate the moving of apps that support this function to SD card
  • App Cache Cleaner - An 1-Tap Cleaner that also perform on schedule
  • App Sharer - Share interesting apps you discovered with your friends
  • Apk Installer - Search the device's storage for .apk files for easy installation
  • Apk Renamer - Search the device's storage for .apk files for individual or bulk rename to a custom name format

Sliding Explorer

Need a file manager that fits in with Android and fulfills your need for Holo everything? Then Sliding Explorer is your man. It's got all the basics covered including archived file support and root access. Oh, and it's free. What else do you want... aside from cloud storage integration, viewing options, and all the other stuff that you'd probably need to pay for in another app?

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The new and modern File manager for Android 4.0+. Sliding File manager is elegant, fast,and minimal.

  • Google Nav Drawer Navigation
  • Root Access
  • File/Folder Creation, Renaming, Copy, Cut, Paste
  • Image Previews
  • Show Hidden Files
  • Directory Shortcuts
  • Specialized File Icon Previews
  • File Sharing
  • unzip/extract Files
  • zip files

Fraction Calculator PRO/EDU

Fractions are tricky things to integrate into a standard calculator, so the developers at MathLab made a new one specifically designed for those numerating, denominating jerks. The Fraction Calculator also works with expressions, equations, and some more esoteric mathematical functions. The $3 Pro version removes advertising and adds multiple workspaces and expression saving.

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Fraction calculator with step-by-step operations. Shows results as you type. Graphical display of expressions with history. Use space to enter mixed fractions.

  • Step-by-step operations (option to turn off)
  • Arithmetic operations (+,-,*,/,÷), hold / to enter ÷
  • Powers of fractions
  • Fractions simplification
  • Fractions with complex numbers
  • Decimal to fraction conversion and back
  • Symbolical fractions and operations
  • Integer roots simplification
  • Pinch to zoom

Swipe Home Button (Trial)

Here's a nifty little tool for those of you whose distaste for physical buttons borders on the pathological (or whose Home button is broken). Swipe Home Button adds a swipe-up gesture to the bottom of the screen that simulates Android's Home button. Other gestures can be bound to other commands, including the Recents menu, a single-app bind, or simple media controls. The full version is just a dollar.

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Do you find physical Home Button is hard to press? Do you worry your home button will be broken soon? Do you feel your notification bar is too far to reach? Swipe Home Button is a revolutionary tool that changes the way you control your android. It provide five most useful actions on Android with bezel swipe gestures. No more Home Button. No more reaching to the status bar. And, now it is possible to use your big phone with only one hand.

Usemon (Usage monitor)

Nope, this app isn't some kind of Digimon fan service (which I have to admit is what I thought of when I read the title). Instead it's an advanced desktop-style usage monitor. Usemon monitors CPU load, memory load, network throughput, and disk usage in an incredibly detailed way, saving data to logs and displaying it in widgets or notifications if that's you thing. The interface isn't much to write home about, but that probably won't deter power users or developers.

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I have really missed graphs of system status from android. I wanted something like you have in task manager on windows, or widgets on my KDE desktop. When I found nothing like that, I decided to write one, here it is. Usemon is a simple application for monitoring usage of system resources. It displays graphs of CPU, RAM, and network usage. (For dual and quad core devices per core stats are supported.) No root needed. It is extremely lightweight, because it gets these data directly from the kernel. It can show permanent statusbar notifications of these too (when enabled).

eDrawings

File format support is a real Achilles heel for designers. eDrawings is a proprietary collaboration tool that ties in with SolidWorks, and the mobile version allows users to view SolidWorks projects on the go. You can't edit them, but the app does support a few other file types and integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, and others. According to the description, this is the only app that works with eDrawings project files.

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eDrawings® is the only CAD viewer on Android phones and tablets that allows you to view native eDrawings files as well as native SolidWorks® parts, assemblies and drawings files. eDrawings is the email-enabled communication tool that dramatically eases sharing of product design information. You can load and send files via email to collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development, including people who are not regular CAD software users to interpret and understand 2D and 3D designs.

Clinch -Automatic Video Editor

Video editing and mobile don't exactly go hand in hand, but the makers of Clinch would like them to. This super-simple editor lets you stich videos and photos together in an easy interface, then upload them to your favorite social network. Oh, and there's no stupid artificial time limit. Which is stupid. Why would anyone do that?

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Turn best moments into amazing movies. An automatic video editor that creates stunning short movies from all your best videos and photos. One of Clinch's coolest feature is that it helps you create a collaborative movie by combining and editing your content with videos and photos from friends around you. To make your movie even more stunning Clinch offers you to add the best related pics and clips from Instagram, Twitter, panoramic views from Google, nearby tweets and more cool stuff, all based on your location.

Givelify

If you've read your Bible lately, you know that God expects a 10% tithe of your wages, which seems pretty reasonable considering how much the government asks for these days. But the Big Guy doesn't really care how you pay, so Givelify is making it easy to tithe via credit cards or checking accounts to the worship institution of your choice.

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Use the Givelify app to conveniently give tithes, offerings and donations from your smartphone at anytime from anywhere. Give during worship service, while vacationing, at work, home or school. Accurately track your donations. Give to any church in the US. Donations can be completed in as few as three taps on your phone. Watch out for future release which will allow donations to non-profits as well.

Movie Roll Free

Why do you need yet another movie tracking app? You don't. But this one brings in ratings from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Flixter, shows some interesting subgenres, and includes budget and revenue stats (for those discerning cinephiles who won't pay for a move unless it has both spent and made at least $100 million). Movie Roll also has a pretty snazzy tablet interface, the ability to buy theater tickets, and the usual rating and social features.

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Millions of movies and celebrities on your phone and tablet. Organize and discover. Find what movie you want to watch.

  • Full movie information, budget and revenue
  • Posters, photos and images
  • IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Flixter ratings
  • New openings and future upcomings in theaters
  • New DVD releases
  • Most popular and movies for today
  • Top box office
  • Subgenre charts: Steampunk, Girls with Guns, Time Travel, Zombies and many more

Bramble Berry Tales Kalkalilh

Loud Crow's tradition of kid-friendly activity book apps continues. The Bramble Berry Tales series is Loud Crow's first set of original stories, though only the first chapter is available at the moment. It's halfway between a "follow the bouncing ball" reading app and a more conventional adventure game, and of course it's geared for the preschool set. The app is on sale for a dollar at launch, but will go up to $3 before too long.

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When mischievous Lily sneaks out of bed, her Mooshum (grandfather) shares a cautionary tale filled with foreboding dark surprises. Join Lily and Thomas on a new adventure filled with touch interactivity, music, color, and sound. Beautiful narration and voice acting guide you through this magical world. “The Story of Kalkalilh” is an interactive animated storybook experience that transports children into a new world and reinforces valuable life lessons.

Note 2 Hidden Settings

Android Police coverage: [New App] 'Note 2 Hidden Settings' Offers Access To Secret Options On Rooted Note IIs And Galaxy S 4s

There are secret settings hidden in your phone. In most phones, actually, and Samsung phones in particular. But if you've got a Galaxy S4 or Note II, this app will help you find all of them. It's intended for rooted, stock users only - don't try it with any sort of custom ROM unless it's built on stock (and even then, a backup wouldn't hurt). There are also some issues with Sprint's Samsung variations.

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If you liked this app and want to help support it, feel free to donate: http://goo.gl/9UbzZS. This app enables you to easily change hidden settings on your Note 2 (or other Samsung device), such as:
• Adding a shutter sound on/off option to the camera
• Turning on Infinite Scroll mode on the launcher and app drawer
• Extending how many contacts you can join together

Features:
• Shows which options have already been enabled, even by a different app or manually
• Creates an automatic backup in case something goes wrong
• Nice looking Holo interface
• Supports devices which implement feature.xml or an others.xml file

Motorola Skip™ Setup

Android Police coverage: Motorola Publishes Official Skip NFC Authenticator App On The Play Store

The Motorola Skip is a little odd: it's a tiny NFC clip that unlocks the Moto X. And before you ask, it's only the Moto X, and it requires this here app to do it. The first batch of Moto Maker phones will be coming with a free Skip, but for everyone else it will cost $20.

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You want your Moto X to be protected, but entering a PIN thirty times a day gets old. That’s why Moto X works with Motorola Skip(TM), a small clip you wear that unlocks your phone with a single tap. Wear Motorola Skip on your shirt sleeve, shirt hem, belt loop--wherever it feels most comfortable. You also get Motorola Skip dots, which work just like Skip but in sticker form. Stick them in convenient places like your car dashboard or nightstand. Now you can keep your stuff safe, but still have easy access.

Touchless Control

Android Police coverage: [New App] Motorola Touchless Control Is Live In The Play Store, Only For The Moto X And New DROIDs (Of Course)

Here's Motorola's Touchless Control app. You can use it on the new DROIDs or the Moto X, and only the new DROIDs and the Moto X. It's only in the Play Store so that Motorola doesn't have to wait on the carriers to update their freakin' software already.

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Without touching your smart phone at all, you can get directions, set an alarm or do just about anything—just by talking. Say “OK Google Now” to get started. Say “Do I need an umbrella today?” and it gives you up-to-the-minute weather for your location. Tell it you’re going home, and touchless control will get you there. Because you teach it your voice it’s always ready to respond to you.

Touchless control is only supported on:

- Droid Ultra
- Droid Mini
- Droid Maxx
- Moto X

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  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    Thanks for featuring my app. (Music2SD) I wrote it after reading your PSA on Google patching the activity hack. ;)

  • Frederico Silva

    I started using Timely recently and I love it! It's a gorgeous alarm clock app with really nice alarms tones organized by type (nature, etc) Absolutely great!

    • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

      its pretty to look at but that's about it. would be great if they used the same look for something more useful like putting it on the lock screen and show notifications.

      • Paul

        I changed my lock screen time using Timley, looks nicer than the default digital clock.

      • Frederico Silva

        What are you talking about? You can add it to your lock screen (and showing the next alarm)

        • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

          Nope, not on my One and not on my Wife's S4. Post a screen shot pls.

          • Guest

            That's weird..

            Sure, here it is.

          • Frederico Silva

            That's weird..

            Sure, no problem ;)

          • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

            oh, I see. I meant the entire thing like the way dash clock works.

    • Markoff

      i can set up any ringtone with default JB+ clock, not using lock screen (so much wasted time by unlocking screen 100x per day, I don't understand people sign it) and don't really see point in nice design of clock app since it's running on backgrounw waiting to wake me up in morning, can't imagine something more annoying than bright display lighting the room

      • Frederico Silva

        Yeah, but you know, there other people in the world using this app (: This is a clock app, meaning it has alarm but also countdown, stopwatch and (surprise, surprise) a clock showing the time. I prefer function over design but it's nice to have both working seamlessly. About the ringtones, again it's your choice, I also have the ability to choose my own alarm tone on Slim Bean, but I was just pointing out that the app has its own tones and that they're nice. This is android, everyone has the choice to use the apps the way they want. You use it like that, others use it differently, deal with it.

  • Régis Knechtel

    Where's DraStic?

  • Jerome

    Thanks for including Niceplayer :)

    I hope that I will be able to make the app both Pretty & Full of features.

    I'm working on black theme, will be available in the next release!

    • Heath

      liked the look of the app but kept closing on a s3

      • jerome

        Hi Heath,

        I'm really tracking FC (what's why I publish the app beta on the market). If you can, please send me a Bug report with a message that include your name, your device+rom and what action induce the crash.

        If you join the G+ community, https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102133480240199212847, e can continue to discuss you issue !

        I hope I can solve it in the next release!

    • David

      Awesome music player!!

    • Stan

      I didn't see gapless playback on the features list; does it do gapless?

  • Pierfrancesco

    dynamicNotifications? it's totally gorgeous, you can have active display from moto x in your phone....i really like it!

    • CoreRooted

      Yeah. Although, the real features are only available with an IAP. I paid for it and LOVE it.

  • Doug

    The Nextdoor app points to an app called chegg.

    • PamelaLibrarian

      Are you sure? It doesn't do so for me. Be sure to click below the write up.

  • Jordan Khoviteri-Zadeh

    Wait, apps like Givelify are a real thing? What the fuck.

    • jesuguru

      Several other apps allow electronic giving to charity, why not one allowing believers to electronically fulfill their tithing responsibility?

      • Qliphah

        I wasn't aware god had a google account. That being said does google still take their cut?

        • jesuguru

          Snark aside, people are free to believe/disbelieve as they like (in the US at least). Bottom line, just as many are now using electronic Bibles, there's nothing less "spiritual" about electronic tithing vs. any other way.

          Further religiously insensitive, mocking comments would probably be out of place on AP, but I could be wrong.

  • Jason

    For the amount of spam that Timely is responsible for I wish it would get pulled from Google Play and the devs should be ashamed of themselves.

    • CoreRooted

      Seriously!

    • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

      Maybe some other ap. I have timely on 3 devices, none of them get spam.

      • Jason

        Some other app? It's users spamming G+ to death with referral spam because they're too cheap to buy and the devs slimy and using referrals to unlock parts of timely.

  • Mike

    Download Timely and use code UED-JR5R-RYXZ and get a theme for free!

    • David

      oh great, a "free theme" amongst all the spam and BS> no thanks

  • Markoff

    triggr seem like useful app for deaf people, although I am not one of them so don't really see use in this app
    swipe home button seem useful only for people with physical home button, i am pretty sure there would be plenty of mistakes when used with capacitive home button under the screen

  • slidingbits

    You should feature Arego RSS for android, its a nifty news and blog reader.

  • saraswathi

    Thanks for a featuring my app.

    i like to share one think happy recently i brought the Nokia Lumia 520 in Ezeekart with 20% discount.Its amazing i love the way they make the client comfortable.

    http://www.ezeekart.com/p-30384/nokia-lumia-520-(yellow).html

  • Usama Aziz

    awesome apps

  • Alex

    Hey guys. You should check out Smiley Bump. It's a really fun game everyone can play.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hubwester.smileybump

  • heavycoder

    For educational apps, VirtualDeck Flashcards just landed on google play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vd.free&hl=en

  • AN

    Try this Mobile TV App - Telecast published today

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telecast

  • Mike

    There is this new app called YourELink Smart Budget. I use it to keep track of my expenses specially if I go for vacation. This can also be a grocery checklist at the same time. What’s good with this app is it has more than 50K grocery look-up items, it's useful for those who don't want to type long description.. The app also supports syncing of different devices as it has cloud server support. What I like the most is its simplicity and the large text presentation. The app is very easy to use.

  • Scotty

    Use this Timely referal code to get free points for premium products! Thanks!
    Code: X535-KPYK-7PVU

  • Godly T.Alias

    Check out this link to get the source code of a cool android application.. Helpful for begineers
    http://godlytalias.blogspot.in/2013/09/gtacampus-android-application-source.html

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  • Veronica

    very well written posts , here are my all time Favorite apps http://9to5best.com/top-10-time-best-android-apps/

  • Murphy

    This is one of the useful apps in play store..

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.aars.passwordmanager

  • Steve John
  • movextechnologies

    thanks for share this use full post..............

  • http://www.statistiche-lotto.it/ Alessandro Alex

    Try "News Finder". It's FREE on Google Play!!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=san.newsAlert

  • jjnilton

    I have to say that this site is the only that features different apps. Other just shows the most popular. This is my source of new apps. Thanks!

  • Brenda

    A fantastic new app to check out is realplayer cloud: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.real.RealPlayerCloud&hl=en Add videos of any format to your collection in the cloud and it is
    automatically adjusted for your device screen-size, bandwidth and device
    type prior to playback. Super convenient and saves a bunch of time.

  • Gruber

    Love the list!
    Definitely check out Coster as well, it's released now by those guys who made Picword for Windows7, looks good :)

    • Jason

      Hmm. It's still the first version, but I'll give it a 5-star to keep them motivated (:

  • Thomas Garcia

    What about Sticky password? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stickypassword.android

    I know, that this app isn't new, but I discovered it until now.

  • Rick

    Thanks for the list really nice. I have installed Niceplayer app. I want to share a new app that I have come across recently it will give text information from picture and save typing time. Get it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pictotext

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