Oct 15 AT 6:43 PM Steve Raycraft 3 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 additions to 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 propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Glympse Express

Glympse Express

Description: Open Glympse Express and simply select the app in which you wish to share location. Glympse Express creates a link to your live map and opens the app you selected so you can paste it into the appropriate conversation. Share via WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Line, Tango and more.

 

Snowball

Snowball

Description: Snowball shows messages from all your favorite social apps in ONE place. It’s the fastest way to talk to your friends! Snowball supports: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, SMS, Hangouts, Twitter, Line, WeChat and Slack, with more apps coming soon.

 

BrainWave

BrainWave

Description: Love listening to music via your favorite music player (Pandora, iHeart, Spotify, Google Play Music, etc.)? Now you can control your favorite music players simply by using natural hand gestures. By downloading the BrainWave app, powered by Ari™ technology, you can Play, Pause and Select tracks with the ease of waving your hand over the phone/tablet — without ever unlocking the phone or touching the screen.

 

AutoInput

AutoInput

DescriptionAutoInput is a Tasker plugin. You need to have Tasker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm) installed to use most of its features, so please be aware of that before using it. 

 

NotifWidget

NotifWidget

Description: NotifWidget is a widget that shows and let’s you interact with your notifications on your: 1 – Lock screen 2 – Home screen 3 – Daydream screen saver.

 

Microsoft Xim

Xim

Description: Share your photos, not your phone! Xim your photos on your camera roll or favorite service to your friends’ devices. Swipe, pan and zoom together for all to enjoy, even those who don’t have the app.

 

Skype Qik

Skype Qik

DescriptionIntroducing Skype Qik (say “quick”), a free* video messenger made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day. Set up a group and immediately start shooting and swapping videos. Send something to crack your friends up, or show off a new dance move—whatever you want

 

Autodesk SketchBook

SketchBook

Description: Autodesk® SketchBook® is a professional-grade painting and drawing application designed for all your mobile devices. With the same paint engine as its powerful desktop counterpart, SketchBook delivers fluid pencils and sophisticated brushes in a simple and easy-to-use interface.

 

Wear Battery Monitor

Wear Battery Monitor

Description: Wear Battery Monitor is a simple battery tracker that monitors your watch battery usage and stores information for later analysis. The battery levels for the last 24 hours can be seen on your Android phone/tablet.

 

Squawkin

Squakin

Description: Squawkin is the next-generation communication platform that puts you in control like never before. Squawkin is powerful real-time communication. From a person to a planet, you can Squawk an audience of any size.

 

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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  • underseaglider

    Today, more and more messaging apps are being released on the Android market which makes easier and more convenient to get in touch with friends, families and loved ones. Having on installed in your phone is a good way to stay connected and updated to them.

  • Jen Graybeal

    Hi Steve! Great roundup of apps – love the Fresh Meat column concept. You should check out Fancred (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fancred.android&hl=en) – cool app for sports fans that just launched last week. Feel free to hit me up for more info. Thanks!

  • trizznilla

    Love this article, I’ll definitely be checking back for more Fresh Meat. That ad on this site for instant checkmate is sketchy as all hell though, it stinks of social manipulation like you wouldn’t believe!