Nov 15 AT 1:13 PM Taylor Wimberly 33 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.

Pixlr Express

Pitch: More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, free! Pixlr Express is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth.



Pitch: Synchronize your phone to the cloud. Jottacloud for Android let’s you automatically synchronize your contacts, photos, videos, music and text messages with the touch of a finger.



Pitch: Echofon is the easy-to-use, super fast Twitter app that smartly syncs across all your devices. Wrapped in a beautiful, clean interface, Echofon for Android packs a punch, featuring gorgeous desktop widget, instant notifications, light and dark color themes and more — all the Twitter features you need to bring order to your busy social media life.



Pitch: Some things work better in pairs! Avocado is the best way to stay connected with the most important person in your life.


Weather Maps

Pitch: Weather Maps shows you the weather directly on Google Maps. You can use it to see actual condition and forecast for today and tomorrow.



Pitch: DayFrame is a photo frame / dock app with a focus on voice commands. It’s a simple idea brought up to date with the latest in social photos and JellyBean’s awesome voice recognition.



Pitch: Found is a fun and simple way to share where you are going with friends! Meeting your friends regularly is the most important way to increase happiness in life! Found is a new social network that helps you do all of the above in a fun and simple way!



Pitch: Find great local places on Roamz! Looking for great places near you? Download Roamz and see what the locals are saying about places in your area.


Color Grab

Pitch: Designer: You can instantly pick, diagnose and collect colors into palette list as-you-go. Color-blinds: The app will recognize for you what is the color of any viewed object.



Pitch: Search and enjoy the world’s best educational videos anytime, anywhere. Welcome to video learning on-the-go.


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