Sep 06 AT 12:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Android Rookies: 10 new apps worth checking out this week


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 have shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights, so we’re 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: Prepare yourself for a happy mouth explosion. Gojee recommends top quality, hand curated FOOD and DRINK recipes from over 200 of the world’s best bloggers. Recommendations are personalized to you – just tell us what you Crave, Have, or Dislike.



Pitch: Quora for Android makes it easy to get the information you need, wherever you are. With your Quora account, you can ask and answer questions, connect with friends, and follow topics to get updates in your feed.



Pitch: Simplify and secure your life with Dashlane, the most secure password manager and personal data vault available. All the data you store on Dashlane, be it on your Android phone or other synced devices, are locally encrypted with AES-256, a military-grade encryption that can only be unlocked with your master password, which isn’t stored anywhere.



Pitch: Find a great TV show tonight! Discover and watch great TV, plus Netflix content. With Peel’s newest release – Peel AllPlay TV – you can find the shows and movies you want to watch on Live TV and Netflix. Now you can see programs from your favorite sources, integrated in a single view. Finally, all the content you love in the palm of your hand!



Pitch: PopCorn Player is a minimalistic and simple pop up player for Phones and Tablets with Android 3.0 and above. Free pop up video player with realtime re-size (pinch and spread gestures), full screen, hover window, two multi-window play back.



Pitch: Via.Me lets you share your stories in pictures, video, sound and text. Use Via.Me to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, while hosting it all on your Via.Me social storyboard. It’s never been easier to capture your most memorable moments and share them with all your friends.



Pitch: The RetailMeNot Coupons app features a huge variety of coupons, deals and special offers to the stores and restaurants you love most. It’s never been easier to snag a free shipping code or to score an in-store coupon directly from your phone. Our mobile coupons app boasts the biggest arsenal of top coupon categories for use on the go or to save and use later.



Pitch: Pairin is a private social network designed for couples, families and friends. You can share your feelings with the person you love, using photos, comments, and Kimochi stamps (aka emoticon on steroids).



Pitch: Coach’s Eye provides the most effective way for anyone to coach or learn form and technique. Improve your pitcher’s fastball, straighten your golf swing, easily break down a volleyball serve, improve soccer skills, or even demonstrate weightlifting form.



Pitch: Magisto is a fun and easy way to share your video memories with your friends. Just shoot and upload your videos and Magisto turns them into beautifully edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes.


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  • halo0

    Will Popcorn Player play vids that won’t otherwise play in Chrome? If not then I don’t see the point.

    • phor11

      The point is that it works similar to Samsung’s video player on the Galaxy S3. You can pop it out on top of other apps so that you can watch a video while also doing something else in another app.

      For example, you could start popcorn and play a video, resize it to be small in the corner of your screen, and then browse the web in chrome behind it.

      • wqeudyg

        Wow! Partners! Multi-function memory card reader! You’ll love it! Go take a look at it:

  • Steve Heinrich

    The Peel app is kind of nice. My wife and I check IMDB usually to see what’s on the major networks. Peel gives our search a bit more meat. So far, so good. Thanks for the list!

  • Thomas Biard

    RetailMeNot is great. I always check it and other sites before going to make a purchase that is out of the ordinary for me.

    Peel is great so you don’t have to jump between a bunch of different sites to get different Channels’ lineup for the evening.

    I might try Gogee because my wife and I are always pulling new recipes off We like to constantly cook new food, try new things.

    • Jeff Pan

      I like the web version of Gogee. Need to check out the native App.

  • Ps3y3Ops

    I’m sure these are worthy apps, but where is Falcon for Android? I know it’s a widget, but even in beta form it’s f’n awesome! Head and shoulders above the rest. I don’t even use a twitter client anymore it’s that good!

  • Andrew

    Been using Dashlane for a while now and having the Android app to go along with the Desktop application just makes it feel complete! Loving it!

  • seven2k

    Good apps. Still have that $25 app store credit burning a hole in my pocket.

    • phor11

      Same here.
      I’ve been hoping that Logmein will do another back to school 50% off promotion for Ignition.
      That would get rid of $15 at least.

  • bambang

    Does Popcorn Player came from the same company that makes Popcorn Hour NAS Player..??? man i wish i had 4.x device :(( sadly mine still on 2.3.x

    kind of wish that i can pair Popcorn Player with my Popcorn Hour A200… ^_^ it would be great if it can??


    Quora looks interesting. But the problem with these kind of apps is that they don’t have enough users. And soon they are flooded with spammers.

    • DroidPower

      Quora definitely has enough users. this is one of the best out there, and it is frequented by some of the big names in the valley. given that, it is a bit more heavily used by tech and entreps than the general audience.