Dec 07 AT 10:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 117 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.

K-J Recommends

Pitch: Select the best Kendall-Jackson wine for any occasion or meal! Get recommendations from our winemakers, chefs, educators and even other K-J fans. Get personalized suggestions based on color, the garden, flavor profiles or based on your Facebook profile and the K-J Facebook community.



Pitch: Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software.



Pitch: ezNetScan is a handy network tool for network administrators – it scans wireless network and displays the list of all connected devices. Various other options allow you to easily customize your network list further, including assigning device specific icon, tag name to device and additional note/comment to any device etc.



Pitch: Essentially Bitrix24 is Yammer (social enterprise) plus BaseCamp (project management) plus Zoho (CRM) plus DropBox (file sharing and online doc management) and a few minor things (calendars, planners, work reports, gantt charts, etc). The service is 100% free to small companies (those with 12 employees or fewer) and the app is free as well.



Pitch: The AOL On App is designed for you to easily discover and view the latest and most premium web videos. Our AOL On newsroom is constantly updating the site in real time to feature the most popular entertainment videos, breaking news and trending topics online, making it easier to sort through all of the news of the web to find entertaining, informative and relevant videos to watch on your phone or tablet.



Pitch: Track your fill-ups, fuel consumption, fuel cost and save money. Fuel log and mileage tracking app for Android.



Pitch: Shop on-the-go with our free Android app! Discover over 17 million unique items from 800,000 sellers around the world. Explore what kindred spirits are favoriting on Etsy. Shop whenever inspiration hits. Connect with members of the Etsy community on the go.



Pitch: Kickvox – The search engine built for mobile! Looking at 10 blue links is in the past. Kickvox introduces a new visual search experience.


Tyype Keyboard

Pitch: Tyype keyboard lets you regain the control of the cursor. It adds a touchpad under your keyboard thanks to which you can freely move around the text and highlight portions of it.


Adblock Plus

Pitch: Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads on your Android device. It blocks all online advertising when browsing, and when using your favorite apps like Angry Birds. It is 100% free and makes your Android device much more enjoyable. Adblock Plus blocks: mobile ads, video advertising, banners, push notifications, display advertising, HTML5 advertising, and much more.


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