- Featured App
- Blur - A Launcher Replacement
- Zoe (Beta)
- Olympic TV
- SpinMe Alarm Clock
- Rivet News Radio
- Turbo Editor ( File Editor )
- Sudo PicRemove
- Ignore No More (Free)
- Painter Mobile
- QuickBooks Self-Employed
- Narrate (Journal/Diary/Notes)
- Digital Insurance Card
- LifeStats - Automatic Journal
- Fantasy Draft Kit by CBSSports
- Amazon Local Register
- Quick Circle Apps
- WTF App(s) Of The Week
- Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
- Comments (15)
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Android's "open with" menu has been through a new iteration for almost every new release, but it's still not much better than the awkward desktop interfaces it's based on. TapPath gives you a slightly more natural way to send links to different apps: you can select which app opens it with one (default), two, or three consecutive taps. The initial implementation is a little buggy, but power users should find a lot to love here.
TapPath allows you to customize how clicking a web link in a 3rd party app behaves. A single click will load your default browser as you're used to, but a double click might load Pocket and a triple click might load PushBullet. Think of the time you'll save. Which apps are loaded is of course entirely customizable by you.
Blur - A Launcher Replacement
Here's a unique alternative to the usual grid-based launcher apps: Blur. Not to be confused with the old Motorola skin, Blur is an interesting take on the Android launcher, which "embeds" apps on each screen as pages (or giant widgets). Unfortunately apps will need to be updated to support this functionality, and so far only the Talon Twitter client and EvolveSMS (from the same developer) are supported. Some advanced features require a one-time unlock purchase.
Welcome to Blur, our launcher replacement. Blur is a custom launcher designed by Klinker Apps Inc. to bring you the most innovated experience on Android. With Blur, any developer can go in and create a "Page" for their app that can be displayed right on your homescreen, just a swipe away. Think about it like the Google Now Launcher, but instead of being limited to just Google Now on the side, you can use any app with a supported "Page".
Android Police coverage: Snapshot Automatically Launches The Camera When You Wake The Phone in Landscape Mode
Here's one of those "why didn't I think of that" tools. Snapshot will automatically detect when you unlock your phone in a landscape orientation, and open your camera app as soon as you've unlocked it. AOSP and most of the manufacturer skins include a camera unlock function these days, but they tend to disappear when you enable a pattern, PIN, or password lock, so this is a great alternative for security-conscious shutterbugs.
Snapshot... capture that special moment. You just missed to capture that special moment because your camera was not ready yet? Then its time to try Snapshot. Launch your camera instantly, also from locked phone. Just hold your phone as if you want to take a picture and turn screen (off and) on. Snapshot will automatically launch your camera app and you are ready to shoot. Don't struggle with wrist breaking gestures and battery draining launchers.
Android Police coverage: WeTransfer's New Android App Lets Users Send Files Up To 10GB For Free
Moving big files across the Internet is pretty tough even with a full-sized desktop machine, but WeTransfer is aiming to make it easier on mobile. The new app allows you to make a direct point-to-point file transfer of up to 10GB for free, assuming you can keep the connection open long enough to complete it. The simple interface achieves video and photo sharing with a series of taps and swipes, so it might take some getting used to.
Simply select your photos & videos or use the share button, add your friends’ email addresses and upload up to 10GB. Enjoy inspiring backgrounds during the transfer. Your friends will receive an email with a download link. There's no signup.
- Tap to select
- Tap and hold to preview photos and videos
- Tap first, double tap next, to select a range
- Double finger swipe to scroll between months
- Triple finger swipe to scroll to bottom
- Share files from anywhere in the OS through Android's share button
- Pause your transfer and resume later
Android Police coverage: HTC Zoe App Expands To Non-HTC Devices So You Can Make And Share Pretty Videos [APK Download]
Zoe is finally available for everyone! You know, Zoe! HTC's Vine-style micro video app! The one that no one asked for! Now you don't need a member of the HTC One family to shoot, edit, and embed short videos, which was apparently impossible before.
Zoe is a simple way to create, share and remix professional quality highlight videos—and it’s even better when your friends pitch in. Choose the photos and videos you’d like to share, add a filter to give your highlight video a unique look, and choose the perfect soundtrack. Bring shared moments to life by inviting friends to remix your video, and remix theirs. Remixing lets you to add the best photos and videos from everyone who was there to create the ultimate highlight reel.
Remember all those Olympic apps that sprang up just before Sochi? Apparently the IOC's generally awful handling of everything extends to their mobile software, because this app is just in time for... the Summer Youth Olympics. Awesome. The app looks decent, and at least the lower profile for the kids' games means you don't need a cable package (or any kind of charge) to tune in.
Olympic.tv App, using the Olympic Video Player (OVP), is an exciting live video service, enabling users to watch live and on-demand video from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Olympic.tv App is brought to you by the International Olympic Committee and is made available free of charge to all users. The application requires a 3G, 4G or WiFi data connection. Watching video over a 3G or 4G connection may affect your mobile/wireless data plan.
SpinMe Alarm Clock
The idea of a digital alarm clock that makes you get up and do stuff to turn off the noise is a popular one. More popular than we realized, in fact: the legitimate creator of the iPhone app "SpinMe" had to get a copycat alarm clock taken off the Play Store. In the now official Android release, you'll have to stand up and spin around three times like it's Field Day at elementary school before you can silence that alarm.
Suck at waking up? Are you the type of person to set multiple alarms a few minutes apart from each other just to make sure you wake up on time? If so, say hello to your new alarm clock. SpinMe Alarm Clock is a super clever app designed to get you out of bed on time. The only way to turn off the alarm is by getting out of bed and physically spinning yourself around until the alarm stops. There is no escape.
Android Police coverage: Abstract Photo Editing App 'Fragment' Brings Its Artsiness To Android
If you're as sick of the endless Instagram clones as I am, give Fragment a try - it's more like an automated form of modern art than a regurgitated filter machine. The various prisms and reflections give photos an otherworldly look. While it's not exactly prime selfie material, the resulting photos are interesting, and you can mix and match the various filters and fragmentation techniques. Naturally, sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is built in.
With Fragment, you now have the power to transform any image into totally unique, one-of-a-kind prismatic art you’ll want to share with everyone. Whether you’re looking to completely redefine and enhance your level of mobile photography, or simply want to add a subtle dose of creativity to your pictures, Fragment puts the artistry in your hands.
Android Police coverage: Popular iOS App Afterlight Is Out To Prettify All Your Android Photos
Yup, this is another Instagram-style photo editor. If you're not interested, feel free to skip on down to the next app. If you are, you'll be pleased to know that Afterlight includes 15 tools, 27 filters, 66 textures, and 15 different frames/crops. Or you could just upload your photos as they were taken, like the good Lord intended. Hey, I'm just throwing it out there as an option.
Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Our simple design, paired with powerful and snappy tools, will give you the look you want in seconds. Use any of our 15 uniquely made adjustment tools to enhance your images to perfection with ease. Afterlight has 27 fully adjustable Original Filters, 14 Guest Filters by various Instagram users, and the new Seasons filter pack including 18 filters.
Citrix, the folks behind GoToMeeting and other business-focused tools, have a new remote desktop app they'd like you to try out. ShareConnect does most of the things its competitors do, but it also has a nifty and surprisingly attractive integrated file browser with limited Office support. It works on Windows and Mac, and for the moment, both the app and the server application for your desktop are free.
ShareConnect brings your desktop to your fingertips. Your files and apps are optimized for your tablet, so you can remotely access your work in a whole new way. You get instant file access, and your desktop applications feel like they were made for your tablet. You can pinch, zoom, swipe and have full keyboard control in a new, easy-to-use remote computer experience.
Rivet News Radio
Rivet is a radio news network, minus the radio part. The new Android app has quick and easy links to all the network's bite-sized news stories. The interface is relatively huge, intended to be used in the car with minimal fuss. While the short stories aren't exactly broad, they cover the gamut of US news with "top of the hour" summaries and 5-minute segments that go a little more in-depth.
Rivet News Radio delivers personalized audio news to your smartphone. With our Beta version for Android, we bring you a mix of local, national, and world news based on your interests and listening history. Decide what types of stories you want and we’ll create the perfect listening experience. Rivet News Radio is the perfect companion for your morning commute, at the gym or on-the-go.
Turbo Editor ( File Editor )
Android has a built-in text editor, but to call it "limited" is an enormous understatement. Turbo Editor is a desktop-style file editor that lets those of you with the know-how dig deeper into HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, and a handful of other programming languages to manually edit text and files. Turbo supports root permissions and has an interface that's functional on both phones and tablets. Bonus: it's open source.
Simple, Powerful and Open Source File Editor for Android. Built following the latest Android Guidelines to make the experience the most intuitive on the Store, also on Tablets.
- Completely Open Source editor
- Super cool theme with Material Icons
- Optimized for both Smartphones and Tablets
- Support for every type of files
- Root features
- Syntax Highlight for HTML, XHTML, CSS, LESS, JS, PHP, PYTHON and many other languages
- Support for Undo & Redo
- Line Numbers
- The Encoding is Auto-Detected but you can also edit it
- Option to wrap the content if text is too large
- Create files and folders a inside the app
- Search files and folders
- View the result on the web
- Translated in many languages (a special thanks to all the translators.)
- Movable on the SD card
- Samsung Multiview support
In terms of raw data, pictures are big, and if you take a lot of them, they're eating up a big portion of your available storage. Sudo PicRemove (which doesn't actually require superuser permissions, by the way) automates the removal of old photos. It'll tell you when it's cleaning up your storage, and hold them in a temporary recycling bin. This is super-handy for anyone who has automatic uploading to Dropbox or any other cloud service enabled.
Unlimit your inner photographer. With this app, you no longer need to worry about running out of space on your device, so you can snap away to your heart's content. Sudo PicRemove allows you to painlessly clear old pictures that are just sitting on your device taking up space. Photo management is hassle-free: once you reach a certain threshold, the app will let you know it's time to clean things out. Once you clean up, images go to a trash bin for temporary holding where you can rescue any pictures that you want to keep on the device.
Ignore No More (Free)
If your brat of a teenager is refusing to call you back on the phone that you bought him, Ignore No More is a perfect solution. It will allow you to remotely lock down the phone until your kid calls or texts you, effectively turning that fantastic Internet machine into a plastic brick until Junior phones home. It's tough to work around, works on multiple kids' phones at once, and doesn't interfere with 9-1-1 calls.
Works on Android 3.0+. For detailed information visit www.ignorenomoreapp.com Ignore No More is an easy to install app that gives you control over your children's phones. If your children ignore your repeated calls and text messages to reach them, you simply lock their phones until they call you back. One account controls multiple "child" devices from multiple "parent" devices. Virtually impossible to be removed by your child.
There are a lot of relatively simple Paint-style apps available for Android, but this mobile version of Corel's fantastic Painter program appears to be the real deal. With a staggering array of brushes and tools, support for up to 20 layers at a time, gestures for common actions, and Wacom stylus capability, Painter Mobile is made with the dedicated digital artist in mind. The app is free to download, but most of the tools (including support for higher-resolution canvases) require a one-time $5 in-app purchase.
Free yourself from your studio with Painter Mobile for Android. Experience this incredible new art app on your Android device. Sketch and paint on the go and then import your work directly into Painter to add the professional finishing touches. Now you can take your art to the streets and find new inspiration anytime, anywhere with Painter Mobile.
Managing group expenses can be tricky and awkward. Doing the same thing when you're traveling to multiple countries with multiple currencies can be downright maddening. Debtster attempts to make the situation a little more livable by automatically tracking and splitting up meals, travel, and other expenses, keeping track of the currencies paid and received as well.
Debtster: is the app to help you organize your group expenses. Useful for your next trip or to manage expenses with your roommates.
Intuit is well-known in the world of DIY taxes, and the company's latest app is specifically aimed at those self-employed people who want to take absolutely every possible deduction they can. (After all, Uncle Sam's already double-dipping into your pocketbook.) The swipe-based interface lets you go over each purchase one by one, flicking one way to label it a business expense and the other for personal. The app does all the relevant paperwork in the background. You'll need to pay for the QuickBooks service to get access.
Turn business expenses into money-saving tax deductions in seconds. With the QuickBooks Self-Employed app, a simple swipe separates business and personal spending, stacking up tax savings to lower your estimated quarterly tax payments. Built for freelancers, contractors, entrepreneurs, consultants, or home-based business. From Intuit, the makers of TurboTax.
Narrate is a diary/journal app. There's nothing stopping you from keeping a journal in Google Docs, but Narrate (which doesn't have a whole lot to do with actual voice narration) is formatted for daily entries and some personal statistics. The standard app integrates with Google Now and allows for a basic search, and the "pro" version available via in-app purchase will sync your notes to Dropbox.
Transcribe life's most precious moments. Jot down quick notes throughout the day. Keep track of ideas and potential projects. Narrate is designed to be unique to each user as well as to conform to their needs. It can serve as a simple note taking application or it can be used to hold your most precious secrets. Narrate was created with the best possible user experience in mind.
Vint is basically like Uber for workouts. You still have to drive yourself there, but it allows local trainers to advertise their services and accept reservations from anyone at any time. You can also chat with trainers via the app's built-in client, and Vint supports both one-time payments and recurring subscriptions. But like all of these hyper-local apps, Vint only works in San Francisco to start. Bay Area nerds, you now have no excuses for skipping leg day.
Vint is a new on-demand service that lets you enjoy great workouts from professional instructors and local athletes at amazing prices. Taking advantage of the convenience of your Android device, Vint allows you to instantly book training sessions that are conveniently nearby and starting within hours.
- Book personal training sessions instantly that are available the same day, often starting within hours.
- No contracts, pre-paid packages, or monthly subscriptions.
- Enjoy a large variety of activity types: Cardio, Flexibility & Stretching, Martial Arts, Running, Strength, Tennis, Yoga, and dozens more with new sessions being added daily.
- Ability to invite friends, family, and co-workers to the same training session or enjoy a private one-on-one workout.
- Message your trainer anytime to get tips, tricks, and other helpful advice
Digital Insurance Card
There are a ton of apps that will let you scan your SuperSaver cards and show them to the cashier, but your health and car insurance cards are certainly more important. Digital Insurance Card does what it says on the box, saving all the relevant data from your cards for easy access in an emergency. It supports most of the big companies, and allows users to lock the app with a secondary PIN code. Note: digital insurance cards aren't acceptable for all states or insurance companies.
Digital Insurance Card lets you have a digital copy of all your insurance cards, health and auto, securely protected by a pin code, on you at all times. 60% of people will forget their wallet but will have their phone with them. Major companies are slowly adopting the idea of having a digital ID card in their app, but most people have a different companies for their health insurance and their auto insurance. With almost 200 insurance companies supported in one app, avoid the stack of paper work and help save our planet by keeping all your insurance cards digitally.
Another week, another official client for a cloud storage service. Backblaze doesn't seem particularly remarkable aside from the "unlimited" backup service for $5 a month. The Android app is simple, but effectively makes your backed-up PC files available on mobile with easy sharing to most other cloud and social services.
Backblaze Mobile for Android is a free app to view, download, and share any files that you have backed up to your Backblaze Online Backup account. Access files from all your backed up computers even if they are offline or turned off. Backblaze Mobile is a companion app for Backblaze Online Backup, an award-winning automatic online backup service that backs up unlimited data for just $5/month. Try Backblaze Online Backup free on your Mac or PC by visiting www.Backblaze.com
Ugh, I just got back from a two-week vacation where something like this would have been extremely useful. Rove automatically catalogues your journey by letting you know where you went and by what method of transportation, then organizing your photos into folders based on day and location. The app prides itself on privacy, so there are no automatic connections to other photo services.
Rove is an automated Journal. Automatically log your day and import your photos so you can save or share your best memories.
- 100% Private : Only YOU can see your data.
- Magically Automated : Effortlessly remembers your day.
- Personal : Add notes, curate photos, save or share segments of your lifelog.
LifeStats - Automatic Journal
Here's another "automatic journal," this one taking a more precise approach to location and movement. LifeStats isn't overly concerned with steps, calories, or notes, but it does keep a meticulous record of where you went, when, and how you got there. The service incorporates Google Maps for location and history, and even throws in some Street View snapshots to help you remember.
Experience a whole new way of examining your life. LifeStats automatically records every place you go and generates a daily journal of your activity. Effortlessly understand where you spend your time and other cool statistics that will help you analyze and improve your life. Have you wondered how long you stay at home or work, the name of the restaurant you visited last week, or where did that last Friday go? Simply download the LifeStats app, run it and let LifeStats do the work – it is that easy.
Fantasy Draft Kit by CBSSports
Real Football is almost back (no matter what Cameron says) and those of you who engage in the Fantasy variety will surely be preparing for your team drafts. Like some of the other networks, CBS is offering a draft-specific app which easily presents specs, recommendations, and relevant news... which you could probably find elsewhere without the $10(!) in-app purchase for the "full unlock."
Fantasy Draft Kit & Advice is this years essential draft prep app for all Fantasy Football players. Designed to be specifically tailored to your league, no matter what site you play on. Brought to you by CBS Sports - the expert authority in Fantasy News, Advice & Games.
- DRAFT CHEAT SHEET - Make your draft picks based on your league’s projections & player rankings in our easy to use cheat sheet.
- CUSTOMIZABLE LEAGUE SETTINGS - CBS Sports users - sign-in and import your fantasy leagues scoring and roster settings. For ESPN, Yahoo & NFL.com users, easily customize the draft kit to use your league rules.
- OFFLINE ACCESS - No internet connection, no worries - you can use all these great tools offline.
- PERSONALIZED PLAYER NEWS - Updated news, injury reports and performance predictions that give you the insider advantage.
Amazon Local Register
Android Police coverage: Amazon Local Register Launches, Aims To Undercut Square And PayPal Here With Lower Rates
This one was basically inevitable. Local Register is Amazon's version of the Square and PayPal credit card readers, allowing regular old people (and savvy small business owners) to accept credit and debit card payments with only a phone or tablet. To undercut their new competitors, Amazon is offering a lower rate of 1.75% until 2016. The headphone jack-mounted reader gadget costs $10, which is pretty standard. Thankfully, Amazon decided not to restrict the app to its own phones or tablets.
Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit and debit cards on your mobile phone or tablet. Process simple transactions on the fly or customize the programmable register to fit your business with categories, images, product variations and more. Deposits to your bank account the next business day. Or spend your money at Amazon.com within minutes. Next-day deposits require transfers by applicable cut-off times and are subject to reserves. Not all banks support next day deposits.
Quick Circle Apps
Android Police coverage: 'Quick Circle Apps' Gives LG G3 Users More Options With The Quick Circle Case
One of the cooler features of the LG G3's software skin (if you can stomach the rest of it) is the Quick Circle, which remains visible through certain first-party cases. This app gives you even more options for that functionality, including a universal music controller, calendar agenda, notification mirrors, wireless toggles, and... wait for it... an LED flashlight toggle. Nice.
Collection of apps for your Quick Circle case in your LG G3, With this apps, you can do plenty of actions without unlock your device like control your music or turn on the torch. AND IT IS OPEN SOURCE - https://github.com/yoavst/quickapps .!.! The app currently include those models:
- Quick Torch - torch application for Quick Circle and regular torch app
- Quick Music - music application for Quick Circle that enables you to use any music player (unlike LG's one)
- Quick Calendar - show your next events in the Quick Circle
- Quick Notifications - mirror your notification, so you'll be able to see them without unlocking
- Quick Toggles - Control your Wifi, Mobile data, Brightness... without unlocking
- Quick Stopwatch - Count time with one click
- Quick Calculator - Calculate stuff fast
WTF App(s) Of The Week
I'm a banana.
I'm a banana.
I'm a banana.
LOOK AT ME MOVE.
Ultimate communication tool with banana flavor. Everything can be said with a banana.
- If you want to share your happiness send a "happy banana".
- Invite friends to a party with "party banana".
- "Beer banana" is always welcome ;)
- You never go wrong with just a "banana".
Possibilities are endless, but you have only one banana word. Go and spread the Bananas. Go Bananas. Beware of banana peels left on map by others ;) Learn new banana facts every now and then.
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- 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
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