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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Netflix, Press, Evernote

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Welcome back to 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, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the past, we’re 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.

IMDb – Version 4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Faster startup time.
  • IMDb’s editor curated featured lists of movies, TV shows and more.
  • IMDb’s annual Road to the Oscars® special section.
  • Expanded biography coverage.
View in Google Play

Press – Version 1.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Immersive mode when viewing articles (KitKat devices).
  • One-tap saving to Pocket/Instapaper (configure in Settings).
  • New gestures in article list.
  •  Swipe to mark as read/starred.
  •  Swipe and pull left/right to reveal quick actions.
  • Font scaling for accessibility.
View in Google Play

OfficeSuite Pro – Version 7.4

OfficeSuite Pro 7

What’s new in this version:

  • Integration with ebook reader (UB Reader) and photo editor (PhotoSuite) apps.
  • Ability to add custom fonts via dedicated folder /fonts on memory cards.
  • Open office format support – ODT, ODS and ODP file extensions.
  • Tight integration with Box app.
  • Security improvements for cloud accounts.
  • Support of named ranges.
View in Google Play

Evernote – Version 5.6.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Fixes a crash in the Moleskine camera.
  • In-line attachments: Place pictures and files into the body of a note.
  • Evernote Business: View a list of all Business notes.
View in Google Play

Dropbox – Version 2.3.12


What’s new in this version:

  • Create new shared folders and invite contacts to existing shared folders.
  • Manage sharing settings.
  • Upgrade to Pro through Google Play.
View in Google Play

MX Player – Version 1.7.21

MX Player

What’s new in this version:

  • Support Android 4.4.1, 4.4.2.
  • Fixed crashing on some Android 4.3 and 4.4 devices.
View in Google Play

Netflix  - Version 3.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Netflix profiles.
  • Enhanced search with support for people and related titles.
  • Bug fixes.
View in Google Play

Microsoft Remote Desktop - Version 8.0.4


What’s new in this version:

  • NetBIOS name resolution. Use the computer name instead of the IP Address for a Remote Desktop connection.
View in Google Play

Swype – Version 1.6.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Added SIGNIFICANT performance improvements for tap input, lengthy text entries (e.g. emails), text deletion, and cursor placement.
  • Fixed an issue where the enter key in some versions of the Samsung email app didn’t work properly.
  • Fixed issues with UI rendering in Android KitKat (4.4).
  • Fixed a bug in the LG G2 email app that would result in duplicated letters.
View in Google Play

Themer Beta – Version 1.2.4

Themer Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • New app drawer (Vertical scrolling, Appearance settings: set icon size, text color, and more).
  • Smart Categories (Themer now auto-categorize your apps in the app drawer).
  • Smart Categories replace old folders in themes making it easier to get to your apps when you need them.
View in Google Play