May 22 AT 3:03 PM Taylor Wimberly 26 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out


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 Fresh Meat that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.



Pitch: Let’s face it the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So time for something new, something pretty damn special, right? It’s here! It’s called Textra; a feature rich complete SMS and MMS replacement app. Textra is a seriously beautiful way to text.




Pitch: Whisper is an anonymous social network that lets you share confessions, express yourself and meet new people. With Whisper you can connect with other people who think & feel the same way you do about things. Whisper is a great place to meet people, whether you’re looking for new friends, searching for your soulmate, or just someone to laugh with!


Listen & Speak


Pitch: Speak the foreign language like a native with “Listen & Speak”. It uses an advanced learning technique where short language patterns are read, understood, and pronounced in sequence. The application then analyzes your pronunciation, telling you how well you have done. You can also directly compare your recording to the reference version. By going through the set of such patterns you quickly built up the necessary skills and become proficient in speaking freely the language of your choice.




Pitch: EasilyDo gets you the right information and gets things done. It tells you when to leave to arrive on time, monitors for important emails and friends’ news, warns you of bad weather, tracks packages, files receipts, and even helps you celebrate birthdays. Information automatically appears when you need it — no more digging through multiple apps!




Pitch: What if you could navigate the vast musical universe by swiping your fingertip across a screen? To get started, all you have to do is enter an artist or music genre. Then Taste Filter springs into action, delving into a database that includes thousands of musicians and millions of songs to instantly suggest similar music that you may enjoy.




Pitch: Park your car smarter and faster with ParkMe, the world’s largest and most accurate database of parking info. View informative maps of parking lots and garages in your area. Check parking rates, see prices laid out on the map and compare costs. See real-time info on exactly how many spots are open in a particular garage or lot.


Fraction Plus


Pitch: I’m Fraction Calculator Plus and I’m the best and easiest way to deal with everyday fraction problems. Whether you’re checking homework, preparing recipes, or working on craft or even construction projects, I can help.




Pitch: Clueful for Android is a free product that shows you how installed apps use, and possibly abuse, your personal information and treat your privacy. You’d be surprised how many things an app can learn about you. Without you ever knowing it. Clueful is like your own personal “Privacy Consultant” giving you detailed info as to what your installed apps are doing in the background without your knowledge.




Pitch: With CellMaps Mobile Coverage, you can quickly map network coverage by operator and technology on your Android device. This application does not use crowd-sourced data or your device’s current signal strength for displaying cellular information; it provides a view of each operator’s marketed coverage area and the ability to check and compare networks in the premium version.




Pitch: Soundhalo is an evolutionary new platform that allows music lovers to buy, share and own artist endorsed live video and audio recordings as it happens. Fans can now purchase and download the actual performance as it unfolds, whether they are at the gig or on the other side of the globe.


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