May 03 AT 1:09 PM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates: Yahoo!, SO.HO, Evernote Food

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Welcome back to the return of our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, and not focus on which apps have the most installs.

As in the past, we are going to filter out minor updates for the super popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

Evernote Food – Version 2.0

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What’s new in this version:

  • Explore and save recipes from your favorite sites
  • Browse recipes you’ve saved in Evernote Food and collected in your Evernote account
  • The app automatically displays recipes from your Evernote account
  • Discover, book and save restaurants you want to try

Evernote Food helps you remember the food you love. Version 2.0 lets you explore recipes, discover new restaurants, and manage your own cookbook from items saved to your Evernote account. I have never really been an Evernote fan, but this app looks great and I love to cook, so I’m installing it now.

SO.HO – Version 0.8

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What’s new in this version:

  • Support for more phones including the HTC One, Sony Ericsson Xperia Z & some other high pixel density devices
  • Better images: images in the Facebook feed now look brighter and crisper and we’ve improved the image layout on Twitter
  • We’ve also killed a few minor bugs in the process

SO.HO. brings your social networks to your homescreen, just like BlinkFeed from HTC. The app is currently in beta, but this new version squashes a bunch of bugs and adds support for new devices like the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. Check it out if you want to experiment with a new replacement launcher.

Triposo – Version 2.0

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What’s new in this version:

  • Local events;
  • Much improved phrasebooks;
  • Redesigned location and place screens;
  • Fresh data;
  • Local festivals, food, artworks in Travelpedia.

Triposo provides one travel guide for the whole world. Just pick your destination city or country and then download your travel guides for offline use while you travel. This latest update includes a redesigned look, fresh content, and local events.

Yahoo – Version 1.0.0

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What’s new in this version:

  • Endless visual stream of stories
  • Summaries by Yahoo!
  • Ability to personalize your stream by select topics you want more stories about
  • Revamped web search experience including images and video

Yahoo! relaunched their Android app and the most notable new feature is the integration of Summly, the company they recently acquired for $30 million. The app makes it easier to scan the news by providing a “virtually endless stream of personalized stories” that have quick summaries. I haven’t touched anything from Yahoo in years, but I’m installing this app now.

UP by Jawbone – Version 1.1.0

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What’s new in this version:

  • UP is now compatible with HTC ONE and Samsung Galaxy S4 devices
  • Delete and hide moods from your Feed
  • Performance enhancements

Wearable devices are all the rage this year, and UP by Jawbone ($129) saw its companion app updated this week. New features include compatibility with the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 devices. I’m currently waiting to receive my Fitbit Flex, but I know my brother Clark uses UP and he will be happy to see this update.

Kicksend – Version 3.1.2

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What’s new in this version:

  • NEW: Home delivery for your photos! Pick photos right off your phone, and we’ll print and deliver them to anyone’s doorstep! Enjoy free shipping with orders of 15 prints or more. (USA only)
  • Beautiful new design!
  • Many new improvements and bug fixes.

There are plenty of Android apps that let you print photos from your phone at your local CVS or Walgreens, but why leave the house when someone will ship them to you for free? Kicksend lets you send prints to anyone’s doorstep, and orders of 15 prints or more now include free shipping.

WeatherBug – Version 3.0.134

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What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Slide-side navigation w/ swiping
  • Dynamic live tiles
  • Background themes
  • Photos section

I’ve always been a Weather Channel guy, but the new WeatherBug app just got a complete overhaul and it’s their best looking version yet. The free version is loaded with ads, but an Elite version is also available that turns them off.

Remember the Milk – Version 3.0.11

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What’s new in this version:

  • Remember The Milk for Android 3.0 is here! The app has been completely redesigned, and this version is built for tablets, too!

Our friends at Astrid were just acquired by Yahoo, so we figured some of you might be in search of a new to-do manager. Remember the Milk has been around for a long time, but the app was recently updated to Version 3.0 that includes a whole new look and a tablet-optimized layout.

TripAdvisor

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What’s new in this version:

  • Browse bigger, more inspiring photos
  • View videos
  • Add a new place to review
  • Switch currency in settings
  • New beautiful design

TripAdvisor features millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps to help you plan the perfect trip. This latest version features a new design that allows you to browse videos and bigger photos of hotels and other places you might visit.

Zappos – Version 3.0

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What’s new in this version:

  • We added a Widget that you can use to track your order… or any UPS Tracking Number!
  • Brand new and easier to use Checkout process.
  • You can organize your Payment Types and Addresses using names and colors.
  • We’ve reworked our login system – no more PIN to remember! This requires new permissions.
  • All new account pages, including an updated Return process.
  • Brand new Product pages on both 10 and 7 inch tablets.
  • And of course… the normal assorted bug fixes and improvements.

Zappos is best known for their legendary customer service, but the online store has a pretty slick Android app. They just updated to Version 3.0 and it includes the most significant changes and feature updates since the inception of the Zappos Android App. New features include a fast and responsive design, easier checkout, and a redesigned My Account page.

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