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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.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

ZeoSpace

Android Police coverage: Looking For A Quick And Easy Way To Share Files? ZeoSpace Could Be The Answer [Sponsored Post]

Today's roundup is brought to you by ZeoSpace. ZeoSpace is a lightning-fast way to share files between friends and co-workers, on mobile devices and full-sized computers, with a permanent backup in the cloud. ZeoSpace supports simple shares like URLs and text, more rich content like photos, videos, and music, and entire folders. The service includes a whopping 10GB of storage for free, with subscription options for more storage, and even a completely custom storage option at $.09 per gigabyte per month, as much or as little as you need.

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ZeoSpace is a free cloud service for sharing, backup, and synchronization. Quickly copy the URL for sharing to email, chat, Twitter, etc., or share your files directly to other apps. Your backups and other files are safe in your ZeoSpace even if your mobile phone or tablet gets lost or broken. Save your files to ZeoSpace and they will be automatically synced throughout all of your devices.

• Share photos, videos and any other files.
• Share groups of files, entire folders and even groups of folders.
• Share files of any size.
• Keep your files completely safe with Amazon S3 that is used to store all data.
• An option of expanding the account to 10GB by completing the knowledge tour.
• Automatically upload photos and videos from your phone.
• Use ZeoSpace on Mac, Windows, and Web clients.
• Your stuff is always with you, no matter where you are.

Apps

Unclouded

Android Police coverage: [New App] Unclouded Is A Gorgeous Way To Manage Your Dropbox And Google Drive Space

Unclouded is one of the most impressive apps to grace our Android devices in the past couple of weeks. Not only is it gorgeous, it provides a simple and highly needed solution to the cloud storage mess that most of us experience. Unclouded accesses both Dropbox and Drive, finds the biggest files that are taking up your storage, organizes everything by type, spots duplicates, and even functions as a standalone cloud storage explorer.

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The revolutionary tool to help you analyse and clean your cloud storage. (Dropbox and Drive). With this app you will be able to:

1 - See which files or folders are using most of your storage
2 - Know which categories you have the most (images, videos, etc)
3 - Find duplicates
4 - Know which files have been changed and when
5 - Search for files
6 - And much more..

Better Open With

Android Police coverage: [App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of July 2014

Android Police coverage: [New App] "Better Open With" Makes Your Complete Action Dialog Smarter

Handling file types on Android is a more flexible operation than any other smartphone OS out there, but what if it could be even better? Better Open With aims to hit that sweet spot of full versatility with as little friction as possible. The app memorizes your favorite app to handle a specific file type, but gives you a leeway of a few seconds to pick any of the other compatible apps before it defaults into it.

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Created to mimic Android's default "Complete action using" dialog, Better Open With shows you a visually similar popup screen when you choose to open a link, an image, a PDF or any other filetype - listing all possible app handlers as you normally see.

What's different is that you only see the popup dialogue for a few seconds (5 seconds by default, but customizable), allowing you to choose an app handler if you want, after which it will automagically open it with your preferred app.

Unlike other similar apps, you just wait for your preferred app handler to launch (no clicks necessary), or choose a different app in the meantime. Just set Better Open With as your default handler for the filetypes you want, and let it work for you.

Over

Android Police coverage: [New App] Hyper-Specialized Image Editing App 'Over' Brings Its Text And Clip Art-Adding Abilities To Android

For months, I have been on the lookout for a good image editor that overlays preset stylish texts over photos, but also gives me the option to type my own inspirational or quirky comments. Over is that app, and it is simply brilliant at it. Over is full of artwork in different categories and for various occasions, and has everything you need to create your own overlay—fonts, colors, resizing and rotating, alignments, and more.

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Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.

Features Include:

EXCLUSIVE FONTS & ARTWORK: Over features unique, beautiful fonts and original, eye-catching artwork from a variety of artists for you to add to your pictures.

MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME: In Over, you’ll be able to discover artwork perfect for outdoor adventures, add handcrafted icons for any occasion, design with geometric font awesomeness, say “Happy Birthday” in style, present challenging and inspirational words, and much more.

EDITING: In Over you can nudge, size, rotate, fade, copy, and center your artwork and text, tint and crop your photos, and stretch your text. Pick from among plenty of color choices to make the text or artwork pop, or blend in.

black - call, flirt & chat

One month ago, I was discussing app ideas with my friend, and we thought it would be cool to have a voice equivalent for Tinder, where you record your own voice message, choose matches based on theirs, and talk and chat until you decide to reveal your identity. Lo-and-behold, Black is a perfect execution of that concept. Uncanny. It is a dating and flirting app built over VoIP instead of the regular photo and text messaging. Moreover, it is completely free.

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Black is a free anonymous Voice Over IP (VoIP) app that allows you to talk, flirt & chat with someone and never knowing who they are (unless, of course, you would like to).

1) Just tap the Search button and find your perfect match.
2) Call that person, start the conversation and speak freely.

Is it that simple?

Yes - Find someone to talk to by pressing magic red button and then feel free to call and share thoughts, feelings, secrets and everything else with no judgment.

Record your voice message by which other people will decide to call you or not. So If you want to be more popular, make your voice message cool and be creative and unique.

Posse: restaurant/shop reviews

There aren't enough place discovery services or, well, at least Posse doesn't think there are. The app aims to be the Foursquare-meets-Google Places kind of service where you can follow friends, check their favorite spots, read details about them, pin your own, or go on a wild journey to recommended nearby places. You can even "receive surprise gifts from the shops that you love." But you'll have to start using the service to figure out how widespread these offers are or what their definition of a "gift" is.

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Welcome to Posse – the app that lets you find the best places on earth.
Whether you’re in your own city, or travelling away from home, you’re always looking for the best places to go. From coffee shops and restaurants to bars and beauty salons, it’s always better to find a place that has been recommended to you by a friend.
Posse is a network of shops and people – you can use it to search for new places, get recommendations from friends, collect your favourite spots and get special offers from the places that you love.
With Posse you can:
• Discover your friends' favourite places
• Uncover hidden gems in a new City
• Search for the best spots nearby
• Look up store details
• Wishlist new places that you want to visit
• Pin your favourite spots, add photos and make themed collections like ‘Cheap eats’ and ‘Favourite shopping spots’
• Receive surprise gifts from the shops that you love

Drawp For School

Android Police coverage: [App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of July 2014

Android Police coverage: [New App] Drawp For School Comes To Android So Teachers And Students Can Collaborate Creatively

Back in my day, we used to work with chalk on blackboards at school. Now, it's all about interactive learning, tablets, and fancy educational methods to help motivate children. Instead of sulking at all the missed opportunities of my youth, I can at least revel in the technologies being developed for the classroom, like Drawp. It has creativity tools for students, cloud storage and collaboration, and assignment management for teachers.

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Award-winning Drawp for School is a powerful creativity tool for learning and collaboration.

Drawp’s time-saving classroom management system has built-in sharing, cloud storage, and workflow management for students and teachers.

Its interactive whiteboard turns any subject into a creative learning experience—enhanced with drawing, painting, voice stickers and text.

SimpleShare™ technology allows real time collaboration between teachers and students—all with a single swipe.

Automatic collection, organization and storage simplifies time-consuming administrative tasks for teachers. Inventive features help motivate kids in the classroom.

YoWindow Free Weather

Tired of getting up and actually looking out the window to check the weather? Then you need YoWindow. It will bring sunny landscapes and morose rainy skies with the same veracity to your phone's screen, helping you quickly see what the weather is or will be like, before you even read the temperature numbers and weather predictions. The best part is that you can swipe the screen to scroll through time and see how the weather is going to change.

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YoWindow is a unique new weather app. The magic of YoWindow is a living landscape that reflects your actual weather. For instance, if it's raining - it rains in YoWindow.

The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life.

But the great thing is you can scroll the time forward. Just swipe the screen and you will see how the weather is going to change throughout the day.

 

Runtastic Me

Android Police coverage: Runtastic Announces 'Orbit,' Its Own Fitness Tracking Gizmo

I use different Runtastic apps—the regular activity tracker, Runtastic Abs, Runtastic Squats—but there is no way for me to visualize all my data under one roof. That's what Runtastic Me does, in part, but it also goes further to become an all-day fitness tracker. The app acts a bit like a passive Fitbit, counting your steps, sleep, and active minutes, deducing your burnt calories, and integrating the data from the various Runtastic apps as well as the company's new Orbit tracker.

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Runtastic Me offers you reliable, on-the-go tracking to help you get a better sense of your daily movements, personal habits and untapped potential.

Are you taking enough steps each day? Burning a healthy amount of calories? Are you ready to live just a little bit better – without exerting much additional effort, but simply by becoming more aware of your daily, weekly and monthly movements (or lack thereof)? Perfect, we’ve got just the app for you. Discover you with Runtastic Me.

Me is a passive tracking app which accompanies you throughout your day to help you monitor your movements, view your progress and make small lifestyle adjustments so you can live better and achieve your goals.

 

NuMi

Android Police coverage: [New App] Nutrisystem's NuMi Is Out For Android With Fitbit/Jawbone Integration And A Surprisingly Good UI

While we're on the topic of health and fitness, NuMi is the other new recent entry in the lifestyle category. With a paid membership, NuMi offers you a personalized weight loss program. You can then use the app to track your calories and meals, victories, slip ups, and wobbles, then get meal and activity recommendations, live support, and manage your shopping list. NuMi integrates with FitBit and Jawbone to keep an eye on your activity, and with Withings and Fitbit scales to track you weight progress.

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Calorie Tracker & Meal Logger—Log your meals, activities, emotions, weight, water & more—no matter where you are.

Expertly Curated Meal Recommendations—whether you Eat In or Eat Out
• Eat In recommendations include more than 12,000 recipes—and counting
• GPS-enabled Eat Out Recommendations for more than 300 restaurant chains
• Cuisines include Italian, Mexican and Asian
• Dietary preference: Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free

Rukkus Event Tickets

There are many ticketing services but Rukkus is on a path to challenge them all. Not only can the app find concert, shows, or sports tickets, but it will also try to grab the cheapest ones for you, provide you with an interactive seat map, let you know how reasonable the price is compared to your distance from the stage, and checkout in 2 taps. It even sends you recommendations based on your taste.

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Looking for the best deal on tickets to your favorite concert? Trying to find cheap tickets to MLB and NFL games this season? Rukkus has you covered, searching tickets from hundreds of ticket vendors and to help you grab great seats for the cheapest price available.

Browse upcoming events for concerts, sports games (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), and broadway shows and reserve your tickets in two taps.

App Swap - The Smart Drawer

Many apps have tried to add a quick app launcher to Android devices, but most of them end up taking a small area of your screen hostage in order to get triggered. App Swap uses a launch gesture that is already baked into your phone—the swipe up from the navigation bar—to avoid that issue. Well, it does interfere with, or more accurately replace, Google Now, but if you don't use the service or have a better way of accessing it, then you can concede the gesture to App Swap. Aside from quickly launching and switching apps, App Swap includes search, smart ordering, and a very nifty filter by color to help you find that app which name you can't recall now.

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App Swap is a drawer which allow you to easily launch your applications. It works with your existing launcher (Google Now, Nova, Yahoo Aviate, Everything Me,...).
There are two ways to launch it, from your home screen or with a swipe up from your navigation bar. And swipe up gesture can be done from any app.

Features
✓ Search for apps
✓ Smart ordering
✓ Filter by primary color
✓ Configure your theme, dark or one of the material design color (require premium)
✓ Hide any app (require premium)
✓ Reverse the app list and scroll from the bottom (require premium)
✓ Contextual menu with app info, link to the store and uninstall (require premium)
✓ Icon Pack ready, support only free icon pack for the moment (require premium)

This app is optimal with a soft navigation bar. Samsung Galaxy S3. S4, S5, Note2, Note3 are not supported for the moment.

 

OOLOO

Google's voice search does a good job at figuring out what you really need when you ask it a question. But when you need a more personalized and human approach to search, you can turn to OOLOO. The company uses real humans who process your voice query and send you text-based answers that you can then read and rate accordingly.

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Tired of trying to explain to a computer program what you're searching for? Sick of getting answers that have nothing to do with what you need? Computerized voice-search apps can't always understand what you want to know, but OOLOO brings a personalized approach with a human connection, staffed with real people 24/7. Every time you ask OOLOO something, our dedicated answer team is ready to help you find what you need. Whether you want to know which restaurants close to you are offering happy hour, or need some suggestions for vegetarian recipes, just pick up your phone and ask OOLOO. OOLOO is making search human.

Cast

Group events are the toughest to coordinate. There's always someone who can't make it on that date, at that time, in that place, and they end up messing the entire plan so you have to change your arrangements and notify everyone else. Cast tries to simplify the process, by allowing you to contact groups through the app, but also through SMS, email, or the web interface, in order to find the best location and time for a gathering.

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Life is full of events. Coordinating them shouldn't be hard.

Whether it's a weekend of rock climbing or a quick drink after work, you spend a lot of time coming up with fun activities for you and your closest friends. Cast makes coordinating them as easy as sending a message — really.

How does it work? It’s simple. Come up with a short description for your event. Mention the time and place if you know it, or wait and hash it out later. Send.

Your crew will be immediately notified. You'll all be launched into a group chat to work out the details, and you can collaboratively change the event or extend more invites. Do some of your friends not have Cast yet? No problem — they can easily be a part of the action through SMS, email, or the web app.

YouCam Makeup -Makeover Studio

Makeup styles are a dime a dozen, and figuring out the best one for you can be a game from hell. Who wants to try then remove dozens of different products, colors, and textures, to get that perfect look? Luckily, there is an app for that. YouCam Makeup uses your photo to recognize your face then lets you apply hundreds of different products to see how they fit. You can even see what your face would look like with a few adjustments, like skin smoothing, toning, and shine removal.

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YouCam Makeup is the smart cosmetic kit in your purse. Designed for the modern woman to create makeup styles and portraits to match her unique lifestyle. The smart facial detection senses facial features and shapes with greater accuracy than any other app, making cosmetic style overlays on portraits true-to-life. Now you can experiment with hundreds of makeup & beauty looks that you can apply in real life.

YouCam Makeup includes an array of cosmetic tools to enhance eyes, skin, lips and teeth. Mix and match hundreds of lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, or foundation color combinations to try out the perfect makeup color and style that matches your evening gown or for your 9-to-5 look.

 

NFL Now

Android Police coverage: The National Football League Launches NFL NOW For Even More Handegg Action

NFL Now has one of the largest NFL video libraries with a personalized stream of your favorite teams and players. It includes highlights for every new game and past archives for all the football action that you can handle.

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NFL Now delivers a personalized video stream of your favorite NFL teams, players and coaches right to your phone or tablet. Get exclusive interviews and stories about your team, breaking news on your fantasy players, and unlimited access to your favorites in the NFL Films Archives.

This official NFL product combines all of the intense football you love with a smart, easy-to-use interface. NFL Now learns what you like and delivers a non-stop stream of customized NFL content gathered just for you. Don’t waste another minute of this season. Get more of the NFL you love with NFL Now.

 

Amazon Seller

Android Police coverage: [New App] Official Amazon Seller App Finds Its Way Into The Play Store For Merchants On The Move

Alright. This app may not be of use to 99.9% of you, but if you happen to be an Amazon seller, then it might be the most incredibly handy app you install on your device. You'll be able to manage your inventory, prepare new listings, estimate your profits, and manage customer messages, all from the comfort of your phone.

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Use the Amazon Seller app for Android to help grow and manage your selling business on Amazon. The app’s mobile features make it easier than ever for you to quickly identify new selling opportunities on Amazon.com, list your items for sale, and respond to customer questions.

Manage Inventory
Search, sort and filter your inventory items. Update prices and quantities on the go.

Search for new items to sell on Amazon
Check current prices, sales rank, and customer reviews of items on Amazon by using text search or scanning barcodes.

Estimate the profitability of your items before you sell
Add product cost information to see the estimated profitability of your items after primary Selling on Amazon and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fees.

 

iDevices Connected

Try not to shudder while reading this name, because iDevices Connected is a company that actually makes Bluetooth Smart home accessories, like the iGrill and the Kitchen Thermometer. Through this new app, you will be able to control these smart appliances from your Android device, without having to use an iDevicePhone to do it. There's a dashboard, presets, inspiring recipes, custom settings, and more to help you get that dish perfectly right.

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Manage all of your iDevices products within the iDevices Connected app through one convenient dashboard. With this central hub, there’s no need for multiple apps for managing your home; view all of your devices from just one app.

The iDevices Connected app is compatible with many Bluetooth Smart Ready Android devices running 4.3 and up.

Products compatible with the iDevices Connected App:
• iGrill mini
• iGrill2
• Kitchen Thermometer
• Kitchen Thermometer mini

Device Unlock

Android Police coverage: [New App] T-Mobile Releases Official SIM Unlocking App, For Galaxy Avant Only Right Now

If you own a Galaxy Avant on T-Mobile, this application will help you request a temporary or permanent SIM Unlock from the operator. It might support more devices in the future, but for now it is limited to just the Avant.

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Device Unlock is an application that allows you to request and apply a Mobile Device Unlock directly from the device. The application is compatible only with Samsung Avant devices at this time.

Live Wallpapers

Dream Night Free LiveWallpaper

This live wallpaper features a relaxing night scene, with dreamy blue color tone, sparkling and shooting stars and tree silhouette.

Same as in the Sun Rise app: each night a flock of birds will fly out and form a greeting message, and you can touch to chase them away.

We recently changed the app name from Blue Night to Dream Night. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience or confusion.

We want to bring you the best experience we can, so we never put ads into our apps. If you like this Free version, support us by getting the Pro version. You will enjoy many extra features available in the Pro version: such as setting the moon to show real-life lunar phase, or to show battery, or to show a shape that you like (full moon, half moon, crescent moon), pulling and shaking the trees, etc.

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HexaTime

HexaTime is a live wallpaper which displays the current time and simultaneously sets your wallpaper to the corresponding hexadecimal color. In other words, the clock is shown as a hex triplet code, while your background color is gradually adjusted as time passes. This keeps your homescreen feeling fresh with an assortment of unique hues being displayed throughout the 24 hours of the day.

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.

Rita El Khoury
Rita is a pharmacist by profession, a geek by passion. Her love story with Android started in 2009 and has been going stronger with every update, device, tip, app and game. She lives in Lebanon, speaks three languages, and watches a lot of TV series.

  • CJ

    YoWindow needs to be a Live Wallpaper ASAP

    • jellyfish

      Truth!

  • CJ

    Also: This roundup has been quite amazing. I have like 10 playstore tabs open right now. Thank you AP!

  • Bob’s Bilderbergers

    You have no idea how much I appreciate these posts! Thank you!

  • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

    Wat

    • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

      Hah. Interesting. Maybe it doesn't support 1080p resolutions?

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Looks like I won't have it on my daily driver then. =/

        • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

          You could always sideload the APK from one of your other devices (just beam it from a file manager) but don't be surprised if it doesn't look good.

          • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

            Is there a non-root way of doing it?

          • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

            Yeah, Android Beam is built right in. Just make sure NFC is enabled on both devices. Then under Settings > Security, make sure there's a check in the box for Unknown sources. Any file manager will do the trick for both beaming (use the share menu) and installing.

          • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

            I mean, how do I get the APK?

          • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

            Without root, some file explorers may not allow reading of system folders. I use Solid Explorer, and I know you can at least READ system folders without root. The APK itself will be located in /data/app. Easiest way to make sure it's the right one is to just go by the icon.

            Cheers

        • NexusKoolaid

          Looks like a listing error. The Developer makes a LWP called "Blue Sky Live" that looks nearly identical to this one except for a brighter colors, and it seems to support the N5.

  • John Smith

    I am totally using "YouCam Makeup -Makeover Studio" to make new avatars for all of my online accounts

  • Alberto Ramirez

    I would like to recommend a new and funny game called Box Sweeper!

    • Arkypark

      Liked that app quite a bit myself, goodfew hours of puzzling....

  • jeff

    WOW, I wouldn't be getting out of bed to check the weather either w/ that girl in the YoWindow video.

  • jellyfish

    YoWindow is fantastic.

  • sb

    I definitely adore HexaTime... This and Vibify are my favorite new apps.

    Cheers

    • popouser

      Wow! Vibify? I didn't knew this gem... It rocks! Thanks

  • John

    Hi , just wanna share this new app developer, i had newly discovered with all here in AP forum.
    A brilliance piece of works. And check out his MD5 checker app too.

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

  • Nathan V. Ringd

    Has anyone encounter the «unable to connect» error when trying to use Cast? I'm in Europe so maybe that's why…