Jul 03 AT 4:09 PM Brooks Barnard 18 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

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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’ve 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.

#Square

Square

Description: #Square is simple photo editor for Instagram, like Photo Squarer or SquareIt, that helps you to avoid photos crop by making your photos square sized, adding borders of any size and color, rotating your photo. After you’ve finishing with photo editing #Square will let you post your photo to Instagram without crop, or share it via Twitter, Facebook, Vk.com client, Email app, Bluetooth etc, also without cropping photo.

 

Fonelink

Fonelink

Description: Get the #1 app for sending and receiving text messages (SMS) from your computer or tablet for free! When your phone receives an SMS text message, you can respond using your PC’s browser that is sync’d with your Android phone. The SMS will appear on your phone in real time! It’s fast and easy to set-up. Best of all, it’s 100% free to SMS from your browser. SMS from PC. SMS for free!

 

PowerLine

PowerLine

Description: PowerLine – smart line-indicators in your status bar. Battery, CPU, memory, signal, storage, SMS, missed calls and more… Better than a widget! Always visible, even on the lock screen. FREE version with two indicators, more indicators with the Unlock.

 

GoBank

GoBank

Description: GoBank is an award-winning new bank account, made to be used on a mobile phone. Big banks often come with big fees and big headaches. That’s why it’s about time for GoBank–it’s fast (works like your other favorite apps), fair (no overdraft or penalty fees) and feature-rich.

 

YouView

YouView

Description: The YouView app provides a television guide with over 70 digital TV and radio listings for the next seven days with full program information details. It also allows YouView customers to record their favorite television programs onto their YouView set-top box, while on the move.

 

dialapp

dialapp context aware dialer

Description: How much have dialers evolved since the original phone? Very little. What if instead of the call history, you could see the list of people you’re actually going to call now? Why not make it more smart ? Yeah, what if the phone magically predicts whom you would call based on your context; your location, time, calendar, conversations etc. Adding context makes for an intelligent dialer.

Dialapp does, exactly, that. Fast, simple, contextual and magical. DialApp list shows a predictive list of your contacts whom you would call at that precise context based on your patterns.

 

WATCH ABC

WATCH ABC

Description: WATCH ABC is a new way to experience ABC – anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, and local news & weather on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – LIVE and ON DEMAND.

 

Kitty Play

Kitty Play

Description: One app to satisfy all your needs for the decoration of your android phones. Choosing Kitty Play means choosing high quality, richness, uniqueness and great fun. Enjoy it!!

 

Spotlight

Spotlight

Description: Discover the award-winning way to get free games and apps on Android! With Spotlight, you hear about the hottest new games and apps on Google Play before everyone else. Download Spotlight today!

 

Lifetime

Lifetime

Description: Project Runway. Dance Moms. Army Wives. And, of course, movies! Now you can watch Lifetime wherever and whenever you want…on your Android devices! The Lifetime app gives you full access to all the reality, drama and movies Lifetime has to offer. New full episodes and movies, plus behind-the-scenes and preview clips, are added every day!

 

Brooks is an engineer living in the Bay Area recently dislocated from the Great Northwest. He's an Android enthusiast who decided to start doing something (productive?) with his countless hours surfing the interwebz and addictive ROM flashing and began writing. He has a hot wife, is a father of two, an avid F1 fan, and enjoys watching sports when he can. His current devices include the Nexus 5 and 7 (2103) both running stock roms rooted and modded with Xposed Framework (but this is subject to change). You can follow Brooks on Twitter @Brooks_Barnard.

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  • Dirge

    The title for the “Lifetime” app is Imgur. O_o lol

    • http://www.androidandme.com Brooks Barnard

      Fixed. And thanks. I specifically remember writing Lifetime there, but maybe I was dreaming…

    • Ravi Joshi

      While Fresh Meat is a great post, the authors should inform users about the permissions that an app requires.For e.g., the Lifetime app above doesn’t really need the kind of permissions it is requesting.

  • Dave Kratter

    I’m always suspicious about apps like Fonelink. Obviously the NSA is reading my text messages, but do I want to allow a random third party to have access to them as well?

    Is there something similar and simple that I can install on my own to provide the same functionality?

    • http://www.androidandme.com Brooks Barnard

      That’s a really important thing to think about. There’s obviously some way to do it, but I’ve never seen a way. Most available options require an app and program on your computer. I just enjoy the convenience of these sms apps, but security is a huge issue. Maybe it would make me feel better if it wasn’t free…

      • Jedediah Sweetser

        Google is already reading my stuff. Hopefully they’ll do this soon. They do everything else already

        • Jedediah Sweetser

          Woops, i was thinking of Dialapp. GVoice already does sms from any terminal or any phone.

          • http://www.androidandme.com Brooks Barnard

            That’s true, so if you were using your gvoice number as your personal number you can text from the Web or any android device with your Google account on it. Also, I think hangouts is eventually supposed to support sms

  • KPeter0314

    This looks like a list of apps “brought to you by our sponsors.” Sorry, but it does!

    • http://www.androidandme.com Brooks Barnard

      This is my first time doing a fresh meat post… Taylor used to do them, and Steve took over now that Taylor is gone. I’m covering for Steve today. Does it look pretty different than normal?

      • Jedediah Sweetser

        Don’t worry about KPeter, he’s just salty because he fears change. This list was fine, and there are some interesting apps there. just be sure you create a formula for the category and stick to it (Under 100k installs, under 90 days old, etc) Continuity will make the naysayers eventually fall away. Break it, and they’ll come out in full force.

      • TGFV

        Nah, it’s all OK, you did well.
        Keep ‘em coming!

  • Joshua

    I can’t believe fxGURU didn’t make it!! This app is amazing. It adds special effects to video and they are so awesome :-)

    • TGFV

      It’s fun but also a one trick pony.
      The novelty effect quickly wears off, in my opinion.

  • Chuck Norris

    It looks different because all of these apps are shit

  • donger

    LOL lifetime.

  • NasLAU

    These TV apps are almost useless for cord-cutters like me when they require a cable/satellite subscription.

  • deepunandan

    not a good collection……expecting something worth installing

  1. The title for the “Lifetime” app is Imgur. O_o lol

    • Fixed. And thanks. I specifically remember writing Lifetime there, but maybe I was dreaming…

    • Ravi JoshiGuest 2 years ago

      While Fresh Meat is a great post, the authors should inform users about the permissions that an app requires.For e.g., the Lifetime app above doesn’t really need the kind of permissions it is requesting.

  2. I’m always suspicious about apps like Fonelink. Obviously the NSA is reading my text messages, but do I want to allow a random third party to have access to them as well?

    Is there something similar and simple that I can install on my own to provide the same functionality?

    • That’s a really important thing to think about. There’s obviously some way to do it, but I’ve never seen a way. Most available options require an app and program on your computer. I just enjoy the convenience of these sms apps, but security is a huge issue. Maybe it would make me feel better if it wasn’t free…

  3. This looks like a list of apps “brought to you by our sponsors.” Sorry, but it does!

    • This is my first time doing a fresh meat post… Taylor used to do them, and Steve took over now that Taylor is gone. I’m covering for Steve today. Does it look pretty different than normal?

      • Don’t worry about KPeter, he’s just salty because he fears change. This list was fine, and there are some interesting apps there. just be sure you create a formula for the category and stick to it (Under 100k installs, under 90 days old, etc) Continuity will make the naysayers eventually fall away. Break it, and they’ll come out in full force.

      • TGFVGuest 2 years ago

        Nah, it’s all OK, you did well.
        Keep ‘em coming!

  4. JoshuaGuest 2 years ago

    I can’t believe fxGURU didn’t make it!! This app is amazing. It adds special effects to video and they are so awesome :-)

  5. Chuck NorrisGuest 2 years ago

    It looks different because all of these apps are shit

  6. These TV apps are almost useless for cord-cutters like me when they require a cable/satellite subscription.

  7. not a good collection……expecting something worth installing