Jul 31 AT 9:28 AM Steve Raycraft 9 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’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.



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.




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.




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


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


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




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.




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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  • RaVage

    Network Signal Booster Pro is a joke, isn’t it ?

    • BigC_13

      Came here to ask the same thing. You can’t honestly expect the reader base of a site like this to believe that an app can magically boost signal? Nice to know I no longer need to read this site after the recent change of hands.

      • nivekkev

        These type of apps don’t actually boost your signal, what they try to do is to reset your radio connection to a stronger tower hence giving you a better signal/connection. Still up in the air if they really work though…

      • Tariq

        Actually the signal booster has actually worked for me on a few occasions as far as data is concerned anyway. On a few occasions I’ve been in a new place or building and receiving practicality no download speed then used this signal booster and then as if by magic getting a few Mbs. I have no idea how or why but it has happened to me on two or maybe three occasions.

  • bob

    I’d also add that chromecast isnt really an app worth checking out.

    1. You need the chromecast hardware to do anything with the app.

    2. all it really does is help you connect the chromecast to your wifi network, beyond that, it doesnt do anything.

  • Bob

    Did you guys even try the signal booster before writing this? It’s all advertisements and spam…it’s a junk app.

  • donger

    Chromecast, enough said.

  • schatzen

    Here is one of the latest comic app game for the Android. – See DC, Marvel, Game and Anime Universe collides in one gigantic Multiverse. Select your Hero from different versions of their Worlds in their own versions of their Universes. http://bit.ly/17gPSoe

  • worldzed

    Promote your DC / Marvel / Game / Anime Heroes in Hero Multiverse.


    “It is where DC, Marvel, Game and Anime Universe collides into one gigantic Multiverse.”