- 1 Featured App
- 2 Apps
- 2.1 Source (News Reader)
- 2.2 Telegram+
- 2.3 PhotoMath
- 2.4 AIDA64
- 2.5 Corgi for Feedly
- 2.6 AutoWear
- 2.7 Keyboard for Excel
- 2.8 Recently
- 2.9 Unbill
- 2.10 Caviar
- 2.11 Google PDF Viewer
- 2.12 BT GNow
- 2.13 Screen Backlight OFF root
- 2.14 QuickLyric - Instant Lyrics
- 2.15 SeeYoo
- 2.16 iA Writer
- 2.17 Drive Syncrypt
- 2.18 Hop - Email Messenger
- 2.19 Snapi
- 2.20 Edge Color Notifications
- 2.21 Ampere
- 2.22 FanReact
- 2.23 SupportPay - Child Support
- 2.24 Citymaps -Never Forget A Place
- 2.25 Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
- 2.26 Creative Preview
- 2.27 Prezi
- 2.28 Glympse for Auto - Share GPS
- 2.29 Interactive Events
- 3 Live Wallpapers
- 4 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
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SeatGeek Event Tickets
Today's roundup is presented by SeatGeek Event Tickets. SeatGeek is like the Google of live event tickets: it searches everything, everywhere, and gives it all to you on the same page. SeatGeek search results for sports, concerts, and other events come from every major source, like StubHub, eBay, all the major league sports markets, and the venues themselves, then the app shows you the final ticket location and price. The app even includes stadium/venue maps and photos of the view from whatever seat you want. SeatGeek is completely free to use.
Ready to stop overpaying for concert tickets? Need 50-yard line seats at next week's game? Dying to catch that sold out Broadway show? SeatGeek is a search engine for tickets that scours hundreds of websites at once and brings back all available tickets in one place. Use it to save time & money the next time you want a sweet deal on concert tickets, sports tickets, and more.
• Tickets from all the major sellers – and 100+ more – all in one search
• Search over 140,000 events – concerts, music festivals, NFL, NBA, & NHL games, Broadway shows and more
• Deals automatically ranked from best to worst with Deal Score
• No hidden fees – see the exact price you’ll pay at checkout
• Amazing interactive seating charts
• Real view-from-seat images for 100s of venues
• Recommended events near you
• 100% free
Source (News Reader)
Source is a news reader app from the folks who made the well-regarded Twitter client Talon. It has the same dedication to a solid, customizable design, and pulls from a bunch of reader services like Feedly, Inoreader, The Old Reader, or even standard RSS or Twitter lists. Android Wear support and an integrated browser are included, but you'll still need to pop out to your service of choice to modify your subscriptions.
Simple, smooth, and fun. Source puts all of your news in one place. Source pulls articles from different services such as Feedly, Twitter lists, Inoreader, RSS, and The Old Reader to give you all of the most up to date news that you are looking for. You can easily sign in to any of these services that you want to use and start personalizing your content to fit your needs, or you can choose from the default list of sources through Twitter.
Android Police coverage: WhatsApp+ Developer Releases Telegram+ After Being Forced To Drop The First Project
After being unceremoniously blocked from integrating with WhatsApp, the developer of WhatsApp+ decided to go to the greener and more open pastures of the Telegram messenger service. This client includes a standard Material Design layout that can be further customized with themes, plus audio file sharing. This one shouldn't be shut down by Facebook, either.
Telegram+ is an UNOFFICIAL messaging app that uses Telegram's API. Telegram+ adds some extra features to official Telegram app:
- THEMING: Change colors and sizes of many objects as texts, icons, headers... and create your own theme.
- MEDIA: Audio files can be shared easily from Chat Screen
- PRIVACY: Mobile number can be hidden from Menu Drawer and Settings menu
- SOCIAL: Community to report bugs, share ideas, get in touch with with other Telegram+ users... https://plus.google.com/communities/106927015963860485525
Android Police coverage: PhotoMath Arrives On Android To Help Your Lazy Brain Do Math
PhotoMath is simple: it lets you take a picture of a math problem and then solves it for you. Wait, that's not simple, that's freakin' awesome! Just to make sure that hundreds of millions of grade-school kids don't completely rely on computers for their education, the app can also show the steps towards solving an equation, even for complex algebra. Unfortunately it doesn't support handwriting just yet, but it's still an amazingly useful tool, especially for a free app.
PhotoMath is the world's smartest camera calculator. Just point your camera to a Math problem, and PhotoMath will instantly display the answer. Join millions of users worldwide and make your learning progress faster and more enjoyable. Use it to get help when you're stuck with a problem. Hit the steps button, and see a full step-by-step solution. Students can use it as a tool to learn Math, while parents can use it to quickly check their kid’s homework. With PhotoMath, you can have a Math teacher in your pocket.
Android Police coverage: System Information Tool AIDA64 Comes To Android
Tech heads and stat nerds, this one's for you. AIDA64 is a popular system information tool originally designed for PCs, now ported to Android. It lets you know just about every single possible piece of information about your hardware, going far beyond what most benchmark and info apps will tell you. And yes, it's also compatible with Android Wear. Check the app description and screenshots for an exhaustive list of the things that AIDA can do.
Hardware and software information utility for Android based devices. Based on the extensive hardware knowledge of the AIDA64 for Windows application, AIDA64 for Android is capable of showing various diagnostic information for phones, tablets, smartwatches and TVs, including:
- CPU detection, real-time core clock measurement
- Screen dimensions, pixel density and camera information
- Battery level and temperature monitoring
- WiFi and cellular network information
- Android OS and Dalvik properties
- SoC and device model identification
- Memory and storage utilization
- OpenGL ES GPU details, real-time GPU clock measurement
- PCI, USB, CUDA, OpenCL device listing
- Sensor polling
- Listing of installed apps, codecs and system directories
- Android Wear module: native app for watches
Corgi for Feedly
Android Police coverage: Corgi For Feedly Puts RSS Feeds On Your Android Lock Screen
Corgi is a replacement lockscreen that lets you know about all the items in your Feedly feed. I don't know why it's named after a small dog. The actionable Material Design interface is pretty good, and makes a decent argument for using this app over, say, a standard lockscreen widget (on Android 4.4 or lower). The usual social sharing options are included.
Corgi for Feedly is the fastest way to read your news on a phone. With Corgi, you won’t miss out on anything that matters to you. No need to do the extra steps to get the information that you need now. Just wake up your phone to access the stories that matter to you.
• All news subscriptions are synced with Feedly - if you are already a Feedly user, all of your existing subscriptions will be automatically available on your lock screen.
• Choose your own news resources - .Read the stories that you wan’t, by subscribing to the resources that matter to you. We offer International Search Support.
• Material Design ready - the lock screen has been created following Google's Material Design language
• Read Later - In a rush and don’t have time to read the article? Save it and read it later. Works with Pocket and Evernote.
Android Police coverage: AutoWear For Android Wear Brings The Power Of Tasker To Your Watch
Tasker's automatic capabilities are well-known. This app from veteran developer joaomgcd lets you extend the many functions of Tasker to your Android Wear device, including a bunch of new watch-only applications. The possibilities for user-created functions and apps are nigh infinite, but you'll need to be comfortable with the somewhat clunky Tasker user interface to get much use out of it.
AutoWear is a Tasker plugin for Android Wear. You need to have Tasker installed to use many of its features, so please be aware of that before using it. You also need an Android Wear device. It won't work on other types of smart watches. AutoWear enables you to automate your Android Wear device in ways you never imagined. You can easily bring up a voice command screen and do voice commands that are sent directly to AutoVoice.
Keyboard for Excel
Android Police coverage: Microsoft Releases An Android Keyboard Just For 10-Key Addicts To Use With Excel
10-key enthusiasts, your app has arrived... from Microsoft, of all developers. This keyboard is specifically designed for use with Excel, namely those power-users who rely on the 10-key layout to rapidly fill and edit spreadsheets. But since it's a standard Android virtual keyboard, it will also work with just about any program you like, including competing spreadsheet apps from Google and others. The only downside is that it's restricted to tablets, but to be honest, it would be pretty difficult to use even on large phones.
Keyboard for Excel, a Microsoft Garage project, provides a keyboard optimized for numbers. It delivers speed and efficiency to Excel users entering data. Key Features:
o Keyboard layout optimized for numbers
o Excel operators prioritized in the keyboard layout
o 10-key number layout for fast number entry
o Tab key for quick navigation across columns
Current limitations: This is an experimental keyboard that supports only English characters without auto-correct and gesture typing.
Are you bothered by the fact that Android Lollipop keeps an almost unlimited number of cards in the fancy new Recents list, unlike the old way of doing things? Wow, that's a really strange thing to be bothered by. But don't worry, veteran developer Chainfire is here with an app that can keep it much tidier, at least if you have root. A $1 in-app purchase allows it to run at boot, and more features are promised soon.
With Android 5.0 Lollipop's release, the recents view (multitask button) became overview, and instead of showing you only actually running apps, it also shows you apps that have ran in the past. Over time, this screen ends up listing pretty much every app you have ever run, becomes completely useless, and wastes a perfectly good (soft-)button. Recently aims to restore sanity, by limiting which apps are shown. In its most aggressive configuration, it will show you only apps that are actually running right now.
Android Police coverage: Unbill Is An Invite-Only Way To Stop Having To Nag Roommates To Pay Their Share
A shared living situation creates shared bills, which in turn creates awkward conversations that tend to start with "where's my money you jerk?" Unbill splits up bills among a group of people in an attractive interface. Unlike other bill splitters, this one also lets you actually submit payment information and pay directly to participating apartment complexes. Unfortunately it's invitation-only at the moment.
Unbill is invite only. If you don't have an invite code, please get one at www.unbill.us The easiest way for roommates to split and pay utility bills. Nobody likes nagging friends for money or keeping track of utility bills. Unbill tracks, splits, and even securely pays your bills for you. No checkbook required. Unbill divides each bill between roommates so that each pays an equal portion of the bill. Instead of logging in to some archaic website, or heaven forbid, mailing a check, you simply pay via your credit or debit card.
Caviar is a food delivery service that offers quick delivery from high-end restaurants. That's about it, though it does include the ability to track your delivery driver on the go. Right now it's only available in the usual locations: Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Portland, Seattle, and Washington DC. Akron, Ohio always gets the short end of the stick.
Caviar delivers the food you love from your favorite local restaurants, whether you're relaxing at home, stuck in the office or on the go. Browse the city's best restaurants with gorgeous photos of each dish for quick ordering and flawless delivery.
- Caviar partners directly with restaurants to offer the most reliable delivery from the city's best restaurants and all of your favorites.
- Search for your favorite restaurants in your area.
- Full-color photos of each menu item, so you know what you're getting every time.
- Customize your meal: get it exactly as you like it, add notes & special requests to the restaurant.
- Predictable arrival times: follow along with your delivery using real-time GPS tracking from the kitchen to your door.
Google PDF Viewer
Android Police coverage: Google Releases Standalone PDF Viewer App Primarily Aimed At Android For Work
This is a PDF viewer. It can view PDFs. It's from Google. It's meant primarily to work with the new Android For Work program. That's about it. If you already have a PDF viewer (or you just use the one in the Kindle app), you probably don't need this.
PDF Viewing is now available directly in Google Drive. For environments where this cannot be deployed, Google PDF Viewer offers the same capabilities in a standalone app. View, print, search and copy text from pdf documents while you're on the go. Note: PDF Viewer is primarily meant for use in the context of the Android for Work Program (http://android.com/work).
Google Now's always-on activation phrase is pretty cool, but it's almost useless if you're using a Bluetooth headset or speakerphone. This app does just one thing: activate the Google voice search function when you press the button on your headset. It needs a little setup and it isn't guaranteed to work for every gadget, but it should be very handy for those who use Bluetooth for long commutes.
This app does one thing and one thing only – it starts Google Now when you press the hands-free button on your Bluetooth headset. Use your Bluetooth headset to activate Google Now rather than the barebones and finicky default voice dialer on your phone. Unlike other apps, this requires no configuration of the app itself. It does not keep your phone awake except when it is being used, and it starts a fresh instance of Google Now each time it is launched.
Screen Backlight OFF root
This root-only app lets you switch off your screen's backlight without actually turning the panel itself off. This is ideal for long drives with your phone as your car's entertainment system, or using a phone in sensitive areas like a meeting with a projector. A selection of options and activation/disable tools makes it easy to turn the feature on and off.
Turn off the screen backlight without switching off the screen. Perfect for listening to music videos. Most video players stop playback when the screen is turned off. This app switches only the screen backlight off but not the complete screen. Save battery and enjoy playback without the backlight staying on. To turn the backlight on again, simply touch the display. Important: This app requires root. Use at your own risk. If you don't know what "root" is, then don't install this app. It won't work without root.
QuickLyric - Instant Lyrics
Want to know the lyrics of the song that's playing on your phone right now, possibly for the purpose of busting into an impromptu karaoke session on the bus? Just open this app and it will automatically "listen" to the song, match it using an online database, and fetch the appropriate lyrics. QuickLyric's Material Design UI is slick, and it even lets you save lyrics for offline use.
A fast, beautiful, hassle-free and ad-free app to instantly fetch lyrics while you're listening to music. Countless lyrics app either bother you with a notification or force you to manually type the name of the song every time it changes. Some even ask you to pay a subscription to get rid of the ads. QuickLyric solves that issue. The app monitors the music apps on your device to know which song you're listening to.
SeeYoo is a location service that tells you where people are, and how long it will take them to get to you. This isn't a new idea, but it does incorporate some interesting features like a built-in voice chat function and semi-automated navigation. As with all of these kinds of services, SeeYoo is only useful as long as your friends, family, employees, et cetera are also using it.
SeeYoo on the MAP , and when you are about to arrive. SeeYoo is the easiest way to coordinate appointments and meetings with friends or anyone else in your contact list. When you need to find out where is the exact location of the meeting or where is a friend/person you are about to meet with, simply use SeeYoo to invite this person to join a SeeYoo session.
iA Writer is one of those minimalist writing apps made specifically for Writers... and considering that Google Docs tends to stutter once you get past 20,000 words, it might be worth your consideration even on Android. It supports syncing with Dropbox and markdown language for easy conversion. This app was a hit on iOS, but at $5 for a purposefully simple writer (and a desktop version only available for Mac), it's a bit pricy.
INNOVATIVE WRITING TECHNOLOGY
- Focus Mode lets you concentrate on the current sentence
- Use Markdown to format your documents without taking your hands from the keyboard
- Custom typeface optimized for writing
ESSENTIAL, EASY TO USE INTERFACE
- Polished to be easy and clear
- No formatting settings to fiddle with
- No complicated interactions
SAVE AND SYNC
- Seamless Dropbox sync
The Google Drive app can access files on Google's cloud storage system, but uploading mobile files is a bit of a pain. This app will automatically sync folders from your local Android device with Drive. It encrypts everything, allows you to select when and how often your files are synced, and performs a few other cloud storage standards. A single $1.85 in-app purchase removes ads and allows users to sync files in the root folder of Google Drive.
Use Drive Syncrypt to keep in sync your phone files with Google Drive. Optionally, the app will encrypt your files with AES 256 encryption before upload them to Drive. Select the directories in your device that you want to keep in sync with a specific Drive folder, the sync method between Two-way, Upload only or Download only and simply keep your files safe in Google Drive.
Hop - Email Messenger
Hop is an email client that focuses on a messaging-style interface, including the kind of threaded email responses (with minimal formatting) that you'd expect from a chat app. It's a novel approach, but one that only really works if both you and your email recipient treat email like a messaging service. Goodies like easy photo and doodle insertion help keep the illusion up, and it supports Google, AOL, Yahoo, and Apple web mail services.
Hop is a fast, focused and fun email for the mobile messaging generation. Hop is the first ever app to turn your existing email into a powerful, realtime, multimedia messaging, focused on the people and groups that matter most to you. Connect Hop to your existing Gmail, AOL, Yahoo. or iCloud account and get ready to experience email like never before. Hop automatically turns your old and new email messages to a natural chat conversation.
Even though I'm pathologically opposed to selfies, I have to admit that this app is pretty brilliant. It allows you to remotely take a snapshot with your rear camera (you know, the better one) by recognizing a palm gesture, then setting a timer. It's also got facial recognition so it knows where to focus. If you're tired of your selfies looking terrible thanks to your front-facing camera, Snapi is for you.
Snapi puts an end to uncomfortable Selfies, no more stretching your hand and fingers to trigger the camera to snap a shot. With Snapi you can now capture photos without touching the phone. Simply raise your open palm in front of camera, close it into a fist and open again – the photo will be captured. Snapi works up to 13 feet (4m) away – just put the phone down and get that group shot. So what are you waiting for? Start Snaping.
Edge Color Notifications
Apparently the Galaxy S6 Edge can flash certain colors on the side of the phone when a call is coming in. If you'd like to see the same thing on your ordinary non-curved gimmick-free phone, you can try it out with this app. It also works with regular old notifications.
This is a first release emulating the Galaxy S6 Edge feature that shows colors in the edge of the phones when there is an incoming call. Please if you report a crash while using the app, pleas add your email so i can contact you to work together and fix it. No memory drains.! no battery drains...just easy, simple and lightweight.
- Set different animations with glow effects.
- Set different colors for you contacts
- Set colors for your incoming app notifications.
Ampere is a diagnostic tool designed to test which charger and/or USB cable charges your phone faster. It measures the amount of electricity entering your phone over time, then compares it when you switch to another charger. Unfortunately not all phones are supported.
Did you ever felt, that one Charger/USB cable set charges your device really fast and the other not? Now, you can prove this with Ampere. Measure the charging and discharging current of your battery. The app works on Android 4.0.3+ devices. Not every device is supported because there are devices which lacks an appropriate measurement chip (or the interface) and they can not be supported at all. Please read the list of not supported phones at the end of the description.
FanReact is a social network about sports. Wait, isn't every social network about sports? Can't you connect with other fans on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, everything? So what does FanReact offer that's unique? Well, it's got a UI that's a weird mix between iPhone and Android, and the "trending" section takes a Reddit approach to stories. There are hubs and boards for allegedly every sports team, all the way down to local high schools. I guess that's something.
FanReact is a social media app for fans to talk sports and upload reaction videos and photos of themselves with friends and family as the game unfolds. Share your thoughts, reactions, and more so you never miss a moment. Follow YOUR teams - From high school athletics to professional sports, your team is on FanReact. Want to talk about how awesome your high school football team is doing this season? On our team boards, feel free to comment, post pictures or videos, upvote, downvote, and talk smack to other users but more importantly, your rivals.
SupportPay - Child Support
This is an app that makes organizing and paying child support easier. There is nothing witty I can say here that wouldn't be mildly offensive to someone. Alimony and child custody support are coming in a future update.
SupportPay enables parents who live apart to easily share expenses and manage child support. Support Pay by Ittavi streamlines the complex and time consuming process of sharing, splitting and managing child expenses including scheduling and making child support expenses. Support Pay is built for parents who no longer live in the same home and want to manage their child support. A parent can enter a child expense and provide a receipt, showing the cost is for the child, thereby increasing the likelihood of child support reimbursement because the parent sees the expense is for their child.
Citymaps -Never Forget A Place
Citymaps is a curator app for local retailers and restaurants. Though it uses recommendations from "tastemakers" it also includes standard reviews, and pulls in web coupons to show you local deals. Basic social hooks and a mapping system are included, along with photos for individual listings. All in all it's nothing you can't get elsewhere, but there might be a nice discount to a local spot.
With Citymaps, you can easily find the places that matter most to you and your friends, get insider tips and see photos by following friends and tastemakers, and find amazing deals at between 50%-80% off on the best stuff to see, do, eat and buy — all in one place. Follow people with similar tastes and you’ll see all their tips appear on your map. When you leave tips, they’ll be visible to you and your followers. It makes finding someplace new to try a breeze.
Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
Are you a developer and/or advertiser? Do you use Google's DoubleClick ads on Android? Then you should use this Google app to see how they will look ahead of time.
Android Police coverage: Prezi's New Android App Zooms Into The Play Store Raring To View Your Presentations
Office workers, educators, and public sector employees everywhere can agree on one thing: PowerPoint needs to die. Prezi is a web platform dedicated to making more engaging slideshows and presentations, usually purchased by an employer for the use of its employees. This app lets you view Prezi presentations from your phone or tablet and even display them on a local Chromecast. Unfortunately there's no mobile editor, at least not yet.
Companion app for Prezi users. Pitch, practice and present live across the world. Anytime, anywhere. Always on the move? Then you need Prezi for Android. Prezi’s Android app lets you view and show all your prezis whenever and wherever you want, even remotely. Present live to your colleagues across town or across the world, or follow along with their presentations, no matter where you happen to be.
This app lets you use the Glympse location sharing service with auto. No, not that Auto. It only works with the proprietary dash units in Volkswagen and Peugeot cars. Bummer.
Glympse for Auto is the fastest and easiest way to share your location to friends and family from your car. Using your Favorites and History from the Glympse app, Glympse for Auto incorporates large buttons to allows users to quickly share their location. Let the important people your life know you're on your way using Glympse. As an add-on to Glympse app, Glympse for Auto integrates with VW and Peugeot Mirrorlink compatible in-dash units as well devices with Pioneer App Radio. Full compatibility with all Mirrorlink devices soon, and more providers to come.
Android Police coverage: Google Pushes New 'Interactive Events' App To The Play Store
This "dogfood" app allows attendees of Google events to see a schedule, interact with speakers, and access whatever else Google wants them to see. Some people think it's a placeholder for the Google I/O 2015 app. Some don't. We don't know, Google doesn't tell us squat.
The Google Events App will allow guests, attending events run by Google, to interact with speakers on stage, take notes, participate in Q&A, connect to social media, and request further follow up information. The app is not available at events not organised by Google.
Chrooma Live Wallpaper
Android Police coverage: Chrooma Developer Releases A Live Wallpaper That's Perfect For Material Design-Loving Lollipop Users
Gorgeous palettes moving smoothly on your background. Palettes will change every time you come back to your main menu. The main difference with the others live background is that this one will never bother you with a lot of animations that drain your battery in 5 minutes, that's the beauty of minimal. It goes perfectly with the Lollipop devices and refresh the style of the older ones.
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