Oct 18 AT 12:04 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

Android Rookies: 10 new apps worth checking out this week


New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We have shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights, so we’re bringing back our weekly column Android Rookies that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Photo Punch

Pitch: The world’s first automatic image-punching app is here. Making hilarious, stunning, shocking, moving, and other types of evocative Photo Mashups has never been easier. Actually, it’s never really been possible before now. Photo Punch makes it so easy to cut-out exactly what you want from one image, and paste it into another. Now you can make incredible photo mashups like a pro in just second or less.



Pitch: Focus, defocus… the easiest way. Produce SLR camera like focus and defocus effect with your photos. Just open your pictures in easyFocus, play with the tools, create stunning focusing effects and save the creation. Its easy and simple.


News Fragments

Pitch: Read the news from all newspapers of your country filtered and sorted by Google News. Customizable topics with or without images. Fast and offline accessible. Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ready.


Ugly Booth

Pitch: You don’t feel pretty when you look in a mirror!? Don’t worry, it could be worse… much worse! Find out with UglyBooth, an amazing and funny way to instantly make faces ugly on your Android device. Use UglyBooth on friends, family, colleagues or celebrities photos and share the result via email, MMS, FaceBook, Twitter.



Pitch: GoToMyPC gives you the freedom to go anywhere you choose and connect right to your Mac or PC. Enjoy easy remote access to your files, programs and email and increase your productivity wherever you go. To use this free app you must first have a GoToMyPC subscription. Don’t have one yet? Sign up for our free 30-day trial at www.gotomypc.com.


Bosch Toolbox

Pitch: For professional craftsmen! The Bosch Toolbox is a new and innovative collection of digital tools for professional craftsmen and other professionals. Download the digital toolbox now – totally free with no ads.


WiShare Beta

Pitch: WiShare is the free Wi-Fi cooperative app of the future connecting friends! Think back to your days in Pre-School, what is the number one golden rule that will always apply no matter how old you get? “Sharing is caring”. Share your Wi-Fi with friends without giving them the password. Control who uses it and when.


Keymonk Keyboard

Pitch: Type faster than ever before! Sweep words with both fingers twice as fast as Swype or SlideIT. A video is worth 10,000 words so check it out to see how Keymonk works.


Falcon for Twitter

Pitch: Falcon is a powerful widget that brings a full Twitter client to your homescreen! Read your Timeline and mentions without even opening an app. Open web pages (internal browser), pictures, videos and replies from any tweet in one tap. Fastest access to content ever !



Pitch: HISTORY Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States, brought to you by HISTORY. The easy-to-use interface, photos, video and dynamic maps bring history to life anywhere in the country. Whether you’re on vacation or just running errands, the app makes it simple and fun to get the facts on the history hidden all around you, including amazing architecture, museums, battlefields, monuments, famous homes and much more!


Get your new app featured on Android Rookies: Want to get your new app in front of thousands of influential Android users? One sponsored placement per week is now available. We will feature your Android app at the top of the list and it will be marked as sponsored. Contact us for more details with “sponsored app” in the subject line.

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