- 1 Featured App
- 2 Apps
- 2.1 Vine
- 2.2 Next Browser
- 2.3 Opera Mobile Classic
- 2.4 ArtFlow - Sketch, Paint, Draw
- 2.5 Tapatalk 4 - Community Reader
- 2.6 Camera 2
- 2.7 App Stats (beta pre-release)
- 2.8 Fleksy Beta
- 2.9 Duolingo: Learn Languages Free
- 2.10 Google Admin
- 2.11 Glide - Video Walkie Talkie
- 2.12 Cloudee: Backup & Share Videos
- 2.13 Giganticon - Big Icons
- 2.14 Reddit Illustrated
- 2.15 Todo Pro Beta
- 2.16 Fences for Android
- 2.17 Movietrap
- 2.18 Raining.fm - Rain Sounds
- 2.19 Warmly — An alarm clock
- 2.20 Buycott
- 2.21 Zeel
- 2.22 Teambox
- 2.23 DIRECTV GenieGO
- 3 Live Wallpapers
- 4 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
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.
DigiCal Calendar & Widgets
Today's roundup is presented by DigiCal Calendar & Widgets from Digibites. DigiCal is a complete calendar solution that integrates with Google Calendar, matching it feature-for-feature and then some. A wide selection of calendar views (agenda, day, week, month, text month, list) and great tablet compatibility means that your calendar will look great and be easy to use no matter what device you're using. DigiCal also includes a variety of widgets, all of which put the stock Google Calendar to shame, and integrated location search within the app. DigiCal even checks Google Now for travel and traffic time, letting you know when you'll need to leave to avoid being late. The standard DigiCal is free, but the $4.95 DigiCal+ includes a month widget, extra visual options, and zero ads.
Experience the most stylish Android calendar with Holo light and dark themes with 6 powerful calendar views and 5 beautifully designed widgets! DigiCal is a stylish and easy to use calendar application that syncs all your appointment with Google Calendar. You can choose from 6 powerful calendar views (day, week, agenda, month, text month and list) in both portrait and landscape mode. DigiCal also comes with 5 beautiful widgets (list, grid, day, day list and month). Following the latest Android Holo light and dark theme, DigiCal is bringing the clean and intuitive user interface experience to smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2+. DigiCal’s innovative features such as the smart action bar make it easy to edit, move, copy, paste and delete events. With our unique built-in location search, adding a location to your event has never been easier. All you need to do is type in the name of the place (cafe, store, and park) and DigiCal will automatically look up the address and save it. With this feature, Google Now (Android 4.1+) knows where you'll need to go. It'll watch current traffic, plan your route and notify you when you should leave.
Android Police coverage: [New App] Twitter's Video Sharing App Vine Finally Launches On Android
Vine is Twitter's proprietary tool for bringing arbitrary communication restrictions to the world of video. Vine's six-second camcorder has been an iOS exclusive since launch, but now Android users can join in the fun (if they really must). Social features, popular posts, and tight Twitter integration are naturally included in the app, but to use it, you'll have to be running Android 4.0 or later.
Supports Android 4.0 and higher. Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook (more coming soon!)
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor's picks
• And so much more.
The Go Launcher Dev Team is responsible for the popular GO Launcher and the expensive Next Launcher 3D, but they're branching out into the cutthroat market of mobile browsers. For a relatively inexperienced browser dev, their first effort is promising, with an interface and feature set that borrows the best from most of the major Android alternatives. There's even a Flipboard-style RSS/simple reader plugin. The Next Browser is a free download, for the moment.
Next Browser provides you fast and smooth web surfing experience. It's a totally free app. Download for free and try it now, and you will love it.
- Custom Speed Dial : clean, fast and beautiful.
- Tabs Browsing : fast and cool.
- Easy Search : get anything you want.
- Next Voice : make it more fun..
- Next View : explore the world with you.
- Browser Extensions : different functions of plug-ins
- Sync your bookmarks : to different mobile devices
Opera Mobile Classic
Android Police coverage: [New App] Original Opera Mobile For Android Re-Released For Those Who Appreciate The Classics
If you're set in your ways and hate all things WebKit, the new version of Opera Mobile probably isn't buttering your biscuit. Here's the old version, good as it ever was, for your enjoyment. Since it's gained more than half a million users in just over a week, you'll be in good company when you use it - just don't expect any updates.
Fast, smooth and easy to use, when you're browsing on a tablet or smartphone, Opera Mobile helps you get more out of your time online, whether you're finding information or relaxing with entertainment. It's the ideal web browser to use on fast network connections such as Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. It’s designed to make the most of your Android device. Opera Mobile adapts automatically to the way you read, watch or interact on a smaller screen. You’ll enjoy all your favorite websites even more in Opera Mobile.
ArtFlow - Sketch, Paint, Draw
Android Police coverage: [New App] ArtFlow Studio For Android Transforms Your Tablet Into A Drawing Pad
Despite the best efforts of Samsung's Note series, you can count the number of truly capable Android art programs on the fingers of one hand. ArtFlow in a promising new entry, with some impressively high-end features, including layers, more than 50 brushes, export to Photoshop, pressure sensitive stylus support, and more. The app is a free download, but requires an in-app purchase to unlock all of its tools.
Convert your tablet into digital sketchbook with more than 50 brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive paint application will unlock full power of your imagination. With support for pressure sensitive pens (like Samsung's SPen) you device will be changed into real canvas.
Tapatalk 4 - Community Reader
The love-it-or-hate-it forum browser is getting a long-overdue update, and boy, is it a looker. Tapatalk 4 finally gives the app a Holo interface, complete with some impressive Google Now-style cards to boot. It includes nearly all the features of the standard paid app, and since it's exited private beta, everyone can get a look at what they've been missing. This app (or something very much like it) will eventually supersede both the smartphone and tablet versions of Tapatalk.
Discover great internet communities or stay connected with your favorites community on-the-go with this award-winning mobile app. Tapatalk is the only mobile app combing over 50,000+ internet communities with a streamlined mobile experience, allowing you to share and follow thoughts, photos, opinions to all your communities within a single mobile app. Tapatalk aggregates content from network of communities of common interests, from automotive to parenting, from gardening to horse-riding - You will meet passionate people who share the same interest and participate in great discussions on topic only you and the like-minded members truly appreciated.
Android's AOSP photo editor? Baby stuff. Instagram? Weak sauce. If you want some more flexible filters to turn your photos into the stuff of Pinterest legend, Camera 2 (from the makes of Paper Camera) offers some pretty unique options. The most powerful is the depth of field filter, which will mimic a low F-Stop value that's all but impossible on most smartphone cameras. There's even a selection of animated effects.
Camera 2 is the ultimate real-time effects app. Take better pictures, amazing videos and have fun creating them. Featuring many unique high quality effects, grouped into families sharing a common theme:
● Old Time: make your camera look like something from the 20's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or 80's
● Lomos and Retro: everyone's favorite, from normal to sublime.
● Comic: to express yourself, half tone, B&W, printed comics, new style, mix and match
● Art: sometimes you just want to create a piece of art with a tap
● Sci-Fi: see it to believe it
● Computer: and finally, for every geek or nerd out there, this is unmissable. Old computer monitors
App Stats (beta pre-release)
If you're a developer, you want this app. App Stats keeps tabs on your apps (or your competition) with live push notifications for updates, price changes, new reviews, and more. A crazy amount of statistics and triggers are available without ever visiting your developer's toolbox. And the whole thing is free! There's much more to this app than we can put here, so click the widget below for a full list of capabilities.
How's your app doing? How is it really doing ...right now? No more digging through webpages to know what's going on for you (and your competition). App Stats is a powerful mobile tool for developers providing instant access to user ratings, app updates, price changes, and rankings in the Play Store with polled updates every 5-15 minutes. You don't even have to check in to keep up. App Stats will notify you of major app events including version updates, price changes, ratings spikes / drops, major rank changes, and achieving Play Store badges like Top Developer and Editor's Choice.
Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Fleksy Keyboard Has Some Interesting Tricks, But Definitely Still Beta
Fleksy is an interesting take on the virtual keyboard idea. Users hunt and peck for letters in pretty much the standard fashion, but Fleksy relies on a predictive natural engine for auto-correction, which was created by using blind test users. The interface also uses gestures after words are typed. It takes some getting used to, but if you're desperate for a new way to type, it's worth a try.
NOTE: You must join the Fleksy Beta community on Google+ to have access to the app in the Play Store.
Fleksy is a state-of-the-art text input system so powerful that you can type without even looking at the screen. Thank you for signing up to test Fleksy Beta! To submit feedback press the "Visit Developer's Website" button or visit http://feedback.fleksy.com. Fleksy Beta requires Android 4.0 or newer. For technical support, use the "Email Developer" button.
How to use Fleksy:
- Tap once lightly approximately where you think each letter is, space with the spacebar or swipe right.
- Swipe down and up to change the word suggested to the next. Also works with quick punctuation.
- You can add punctuation by spacing again after a space.
- Enter a word accurately, swipe up twice to store it to the dictionary.
- Swipe down with two fingers to change to the "mini" keyboard. Repeat to change to the "invisible" keyboard. Swipe up with two fingers to go back.
Duolingo: Learn Languages Free
Android Police coverage: Duolingo Releases Android App, Brings Free Language Learning On The Go
Gadget bloggers are never more than a year away from a trip to Barcelona, so brushing up on your Spanish is a must. Duolingo is a new, rapid learning technique for Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and yes, English. The app is free, and those who've used the unique image-based immersion system seem to love it. The app is set up as a game rather than a series of lessons, so expanding your linguistic prowess isn't quite the drag you remember from high school.
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun. Totally free. Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages.
- It's free, for real. No fees, no ads, no gimmicks. A college-quality education without the price tag.
- It's fun. Lose hearts for answering incorrectly, advance by completing bite-sized lessons, and track your progress with shiny achievements.
- It's constantly improving. We bust out the lab coats regularly and measure how well you learn on Duolingo. Your learning experience only gets better over time.
Android Police coverage: [New App] Google Admin App Lands On The Play Store, Feeds Your God Complex A Little Bit At A Time
If you use Google's enterprise apps, you've been wanting Google Admin for a long time. It's a simple mobile tool that lets you manage your users and contacts, changing their permissions, logins, groups, et cetera. Since the app has access to your entire Google Apps network, you'll want to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
Google Enterprise Mobile Admin lets you take care of the most common tasks from anywhere you are. Add users, reset passwords, manage groups, contact support, and view domain setting changes. **This app is designed for super admins of Google’s Enterprise products including Google Apps for Business, Education, Government, Google Coordinate and Chromebooks.**Prior to installing this app we recommend that you set a strong lockscreen password on your device**
Glide - Video Walkie Talkie
Android Police coverage: [New App] Glide Instant Video Messaging Now Available On Android, Currently In Beta
Imagine a world where text messages were videos instead of text. Now imagine that world is actually a place you want to live in. It certainly isn't for everyone, but Glide's "video walkie talkie" service has been gaining steam, especially among those who are predisposed towards video chat anyway. You'll need a Facebook account to use the beta Android app, but it works seamlessly between Android and iOS. Take note, sexters: both the sender and receiver can play back videos at any time.
The app everyone’s talking about is now on Android. Send + receive private video messages 1-on-1 or in huge groups... insanely fast, unlimited + 100% free. FASTER THAN MESSAGING - Send instant video messages with just a tap. No uploading or downloading. EASIER THAN VIDEO CHAT - No need to make sure friends are available or wait until they answer to start talking. COOLER THAN TEXTING - Would you rather text about going to the beach or show yourself at the beach? Exactly.
Android Police coverage: [New App] Cloudee (From The Makers Of Boxee) Makes It Easy To Share Videos With Limited Groups
Cloudee comes from the fine folks that brought you the somewhat outdated (or at least outgunned) Boxee set-top box software. Cloudee is (naturally) their foray into cloud storage, specifically for video files. The service is designed for easy, discrete sharing between Facebook and Twitter contacts, though it's more than capable of a wider YouTube-style distribution as well. An hour of standard-definition video storage is free, but you'll need to pay a small monthly fee for any more.
Cloudee makes it easy to upload and store your videos in the cloud and share them with family and close friends all directly from your Android phone. Our phones makes it easier than ever to capture videos, but they usually never get watched. They just sit on your phone...until you need to make room for new ones. Cloudee's free service lets you store and share videos online so you never have to delete them. Cloudee simplifies video sharing with friends and family members in a way that's private.
Giganticon - Big Icons
Android Police coverage: [New App] Giganticon Makes Homescreen Enormous, For Some Reason
Because sometimes you just need a big freakin' icon. Giganticon isn't actually a set of icons, it's a widget that pulls down app images from the Play Store, up to 512x512, for enormous and high-resolution homescreen shortcuts. It's perfect for kids or those with poor eyesight, or maybe even a car dash project.
Do you crave bigger icons on your home screen? Are your icons too small to see or touch? Giganticon allows you to personalize your home screen with big huge gigantic giant icons for any app you like. Just add the Giganticon widget to your home screen and choose your app. You can resize the icon to be tiny, gigantic, or anything in between. Icons for apps available on Google Play will even be in HD. Giganticon is optimized for phones and tablets running any version of Android.
Yup, another Reddit reader (because we know you're out there, atheist dog-loving libertarian DIY fanatics). This one isn't all that "Illustrated" - it's your standard list interface - but it's got some interesting features to highlight. First and most useful for browsing in public is the ability to hide all NSFW subreddits, or hide only their preview photos. There's also an integrated web browser (a lot like Plume) to keep that memory load low.
Reddit Illustrated brings you wallpapers, funny pictures, videos, memes, news and more from the world's most popular user content submission platform - Reddit.com. Every story has an accompanying photo that looks absolutely gorgeous on your device display. And with an option to download the image and set it as wallpaper from the app itself, you get unparalleled convenience. While a reddit.com account is not required to access the tons of features the app offers, you will need an account to vote and comment on individual stories.
Todo Pro Beta
You're not just one of those slacker to-do people. You're a To-Do PRO, dammit, and you need professional tools for your time management. For those who are underserved by Astrid, Google Keep and the like, Todo Pro offers syncing tasks integrated with a browser-accessible website, sub-tasks, repeating tasks, starred tasks - there are a whole lot of tasks going on here. Todo Pro even features location-based alerts, a handy addition that's all too rare in these types of apps.
Todo Pro is your personal assistant and ready to help you get stuff done. Todo comes with powerful tools to tackle everything from "honey-dos" to important work projects. Pull out all the stops and create shared task lists with your colleagues; make assignments, add comments, and become a powerful team. Todo Pro is also available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all modern web browsers at www.todopro.com. No matter where you are or what device you're using, Todo Pro is ready to help you do something incredible.
Fences for Android
Fences is basically an easier version of Tasker, or at least certain aspects of it. Set up profiles, like, say, silent for church or the local movie theater, then set a specific area on the map to activate it. Bingo: you've made a geo-fence. The app has a huge amount of settings and toggles, and it's possible to adjust the GPS polling rate to spare your battery as well.
Fences for Android is a profiles application with flair. Easily create new profiles and toggle between them quickly. No more jumping through hoops for simple toggles. Use fences to automatically change your profile based on location. Full control of how often and the level of accuracy of location requests to fit your needs.
There are movie fans, and there are movie fans. And then there are people who obsessively catalog every film (I would also accept "motion picture") they've ever watched. This app is for them. Everything from Citizen Kane To Drive to White Chicks can be added to your list and shared on the standard networks. Because the great thing about watching movies isn't finishing them - it's showing everyone online that you did.
IMPORTANT NOTE: the classic login is still in BETA and it might not work on some devices. We are working on it, meanwhile we recommend using Facebook login. Thank you for understanding. Movietrap is a simple and easy to use app to manage your movie watchlist. Search for movies, add them to your list, mark them as read or share them with your friends with one tap.
Raining.fm - Rain Sounds
Someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm... and also a calm during the storm, because nothing puts you to sleep quite like the sound of rain on your roof. Raining.fm features nothing but rain sounds, customizable to an insane degree, and integrated with a sleep time and alarm function. There's even a slideshow for some visual flair. If you're the kind of person who installs a tin roof just for that sound, consider this app two bucks well spent.
Relaxing rain sounds for work, play and sleep, Raining.fm is the official app of the popular Raining.fm website. If you love listening to rain (and thunder), you're going to love Raining.fm. Sometimes you just need some time for you. The Raining.fm App can be a great way to relax and unwind after a hectic day. Or set the Break Timer to remind yourself to relax during a busy work day. The sounds of rain, rolling thunder or cracking thunder, or maybe your own custom mix of all three, can be a wonderful way to shut off from the outside world and focus on what needs to be done.
Warmly — An alarm clock
Here's an interesting take on the alarm clock. Functionally, it's not much more than a set of "morning sounds," but they're presented with such simplicity and cohesiveness that it's hard not to like the app. (It doesn't hurt that it's gorgeous.) Wake up to the sound of brewing coffee, or indistinct news, or a train (yes, really) and get the weather while you're at it.
Warmly is a simple, friendly way to start your day. Wake up gently with the calm sounds of weather and something you enjoy (like cooking breakfast, brewing coffee, or catching a plane). Just set the time you want to get up and Warmly will plan ahead to make stepping out of bed enjoyable. A few minutes before your alarm is set to go off, Warmly will get the weather for your location and begin quietly playing ambient sounds. Warmly starts out silent and very gradually turns up the volume so you'll wake up naturally to the sounds of the day and the activity you selected.
There are too many young people in the world, gosh-durn it, and something's gotta be done about it! But how can you and your AARP buddies make sure you never buy products from a company that employs people under 35? With Buycott, the barcode scanner that integrates with a social boycotting system. Join or start a boycott group, add companies to support or ban, and make sure you never buy anything from any of their subsidiaries. Note: not compatible with Jitterbug-brand telephones.
Buycott helps you organize your everyday consumer spending to support causes you care about.
● HOW IT WORKS ●
✓Join a campaign to help a cause you care about and commit to actively supporting the companies on your side of the issue, while avoiding those that oppose your position.
✓Scan product barcodes and Buycott will find out what company owns that product (and who owns that company, ad infinitum).
✓Using this information, Buycott will determine whether you have joined a campaign that includes the product's owners.
Zeel is a network of licensed massage therapists, ready to be dispatched (and paid for) right from your phone. As with all of these kinds of apps, its usefulness will depend on you being in an urban area. But if you are, and you just really need a back walk, there are worse ways to get it.
Zeel Massage On Demand brings massage therapy to your doorstep when you want it – today. Never wait or travel for massage again. Use the Zeel app to get massage at home, your hotel room, or wherever you are, at any time today between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., any day of the week. Once we get your request, we’ll confirm in minutes and send one of our awesome vetted, licensed, certified and insured massage therapists to your location with a portable massage table.
TeamBox is another workplace enhancement service that manages tasks and projects between a workgroup. There's nothing special about it, but without a mobile client, these things tend to be useless. Go forth, Teambox users, and be fruitful... or at least manage your time and assets to maximum efficiency while remaining committed to long-term goals. Whatever office people do these days.
Help your team get stuff done. Create and complete tasks, see and respond to notifications, and instantly understand what your team is accomplishing. Teambox for Android helps you use our most popular web features on the go. Much more functionality coming soon. Teambox.com helps you collaborate effectively:
- Easily share tasks, ideas, notes and files
- Have complete visibility into your team's work
Not much to see here, just a manager app for DirecTV's newest line of DVRs. You can download shows from the Genie's hard drive straight to your phone... but apparently a TON of users in the Play Store are pissed. It's another app that refuses to work on rooted devices and/or custom ROMs, or as the app calls them, "security-tampered devices." Ouch, DirecTV - don't look now, but the mob is at your door.
DIRECTV goes anywhere you go. With GenieGO™, DIRECTV lets you take your home HD DVR recordings with you on your Android device and watch them anywhere without an Internet connection. Watch them on the plane, at the beach, on the subway, anywhere. Watch downloaded shows on up to 5 mobile devices simultaneously, so everyone in your family can enjoy their own recorded shows anytime, anywhere — all at the same time. When you’re in your home Wi-Fi network, you can also stream your recorded shows instantly in any room without having to download them first.
Android Police coverage: [New App] Maxelus Releases Space Colony, A Staggeringly Gorgeous Live Wallpaper
The latest wallpaper from Maxelus, creator of the wildly popular Galaxy live wallpapers, is easily his coolest yet. If you love science fiction cityscapes and gorgeous live wallpapers, you've got to check this one out.
Discover Space Colony somewhere in the galaxy. The first human colonies in space are available on your phone and tablet :) You can choose one of five places and see how the city looks. The Space Colony is surrounded by Toxic Aura. You can change the color and power of Aura. The colonists use it to gaining energy. Over the city flying big spaceships, transports new colonists and cargo.
Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
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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: [email protected].
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