Aug 30 AT 11:56 PM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Android Rookies: 10 new 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 detention they deserve. We have shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights, so we are bringing back our weekly column for new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.


Pitch: Annoyed with the crappy keyboard that came with your Android device? Install this stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean keyboard ported from the Android Open Source Project.



Pitch: Sing and record your favourite Karaoke songs with the free PureSolo Karaoke app. Browse karaoke tracks in pop, rock, hip-hop, R’n’B, standards and more. Once complete, share your recordings directly to Facebook and Twitter!



Pitch: The easiest way to organize anything. Whether you’re planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend, writing an epic screenplay, tracking million-dollar sales leads, or just making a list of stuff to get done this weekend, Trello makes sure you’re organized and on top of it all.



Pitch: PitchCake is a place to use your voice to earn rewards for sweet ideas. Join today to start competing for cash prizes. All you need is your voice and a dash of creativity. If your pitch is the best, you’ll take home the cash prize!



Pitch: You have places you like. Your friends know cool places, too. Raved makes it easy for you to discover, save and share great places with friends and people you trust. From restaurants to retail shops, day spas to night clubs, hotels to home service companies, they’re all there.



Pitch: It’s simple to earn money from Cash King. Download free apps, complete surveys and watch videos to receive instant cash from your mobile phone. You can receive the money you earned via PayPal or an Amazon Gift Card.



Pitch: Onavo Extend lets you get up to five times more out of your data plan without changing the way you use your phone. With Onavo Extend, engage in more app activities, photo sharing, web browsing and more on 3/4G without breaking your data cap.



Pitch: See which TV shows are on right now, which are trending, what your friends are watching. Chat with friends, both one-to-one or with a group of friends. Live zeetags give you information about things on TV as you watch.



Pitch: Private, easy & free photo sharing across Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows & Mac. Familiar turns your Android phone or tablet into a stunning picture frame and photo wallet connected to family and friends.



Pitch: Episode is an amazing group networking app where you can hang out with groups of friends that you really care about. Share gossips, funny photos and cool places with your close friends, family, lover and colleagues like you do everyday in your real life.


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  • rantmo

    Too bad the Jelly Bean Keyboard app isn’t compatible with my POS G2x. I’ve been using the ICS Keyboard app for a year or so now but the Jelly Bean keyboard on my Nexus 7 has really ruined me for any others.

  • dpleus

    I was surprised to see Onavo Extended on this list, as I use Onavo Count to monitor my data usage, which is in the 1,000,000-5,000,000 install range. Trello looks linteresting and so does Familiar. The Jelly Bean Keyboard will probably get a lot of installs now that it’s been mentioned here.

    Looking forward to the next installment in this series.

    • dpleus

      Interesting note regarding Onavo Extended, and this comes from their description:

      ‘OS note: Onavo Extend is only supported for specific ICS devices.’

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Trello is pretty fantastic.

  • Taylor Wimberly

    He has a free version with all the default options and then a paid one with some cool extras. It’s a life save if you are on a HTC Sense device.

  • Scott

    Zeebox isn’t available in the U.S.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Oops didn’t realize that. Viggle and Peel are two other great apps for TV watching.

      • Scott

        Testing out Peel now. Thanks!

  • njcoutinho

    Trello is amazing ! Cant wait to try the android app

  • Tom

    I am using trello from my mobile, couldn’t be better. Got a free version on a new site
    So far so pleased. The only complain is the loading time and the push up notifications, sometimes they just don’t work and yes, I’ve checked the settings :)
    Anyway, love the app

  • klcow92

    interesting read….. :D