Jul 31 AT 9:28 AM Steve Raycraft 9 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. Our weekly column Fresh Meat highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Chromecast

Chromecast

Description: Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

 

Homestyler

Homestyler

Description: Get inspired with stunning interior design projects, tips and trends. Then watch your own home design ideas come to life by experimenting with real products and colors. Take the guesswork out of home remodeling with Autodesk Homestyler. Snap a picture of a room to create your own 3D home design playground.

 

Transit

Transit

Description: Transit gets you there. Wherever you are, just pull Transit out of your pocket and quickly see the next departure for all public transit routes near you. Not sure how to go somewhere? Just let Transit know where you’re headed and our trip planner will map out the quickest way to get there. (Works in 43 cities including NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia).

 

LiveLeak Official

LiveLeak

Description:The official FREE LiveLeak.com app allows you to browse, search, upload and comment. This is version 1.0 and offers limited content at launch. We’ll be adding a LOT more soon.

 

Fast Search

Fast Search

Description: Fast Search is a unique search overlay that helps you search your apps, contacts and music from anywhere on your Android phone.

 

Permission Manager

Permission Manager

Description:

Quick shortcut to the hidden Permission Manager in Android 4.3. Does not require root or any special permissions.

 

Fuelzee

Fuelzee

Description:  Fuelzee helps you find cheap gas prices based on your location and rewards you at the same time. You can check-in or report gas prices to earn points when passing by a gas station. Points can be redeemed for rewards in the gas station or at local businesses.

 

Callheads

Callheads

Description: Ever been interruption from an app through a call? CallHeads (beta) will give you more control on what to do with a phone call when you are concurrently using an app. Instead of a fullscreen notification popping up and interrupting your app, you will see a bubble as an overlay on your app, and you can keep using the app.

 

Internet Speed Master

Internet Speed Master

Description: Internet Speed Master is a tool to help you improve your internet connection. This will modify a system file to improve the connection in TCP/IP config. Its a known Linux tweak, so it is safe to use. However, always backup your data before trying this.

 

Network Signal Booster Pro

Network Signal Booster

Description: Increase your network signal with the tap of a button. This is a brand new application to the Google Play market, and we are so excited to finally share it with our fellow Android users! Simply open the app and press “boost signal.” The application will automatically tether a better 3G, 4G or LTE network based on your phone carrier to ensure that you are maximizing the best reception and phone signal you can get.

 

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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