Oct 04 AT 10:05 AM 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 Android Rookies that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Right Click

Pitch: ‘Right Click’ helps you visually understand & experience the various aspects of photography and how they effect your photograph on your smart phone. ‘View Mode’ option in the app, you can see the various effects Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO have over the image.



Pitch: TomTom Navigation for Android. World-class navigation that’s trusted by 65 million drivers. Now on your smartphone. For a limited time, drive off at this introductory price of $49.99.



Pitch: Beautiful accounting software. Run your business from your Android device. Track your finances and easily manage your cashflow: check bank balances, invoice customers, upload receipts, submit expense claims — all while you’re on the go.


DREAM-e Smart Dream Analysis

Pitch: Unique Artificial Intelligence designed to help you understand the messages of your dreams, and how to use these messages in order to live a more mindful and joyful life, and connect with your subconscious potential.


Circle Alarm

Pitch: Circle Alarm is the most intuitive alarm clock for Android. It is simple, fast and highly functional.



Pitch: Have fun with this cool new art form that is in between a picture and a video! The motion attracts the viewer’s attention and gives you another way to express yourself. When you’re ready, record a short steady video clip and paint the motion with your finger on the screen. Share your creation with the Pictoreo community, to your social networks or embed it in a website!



Pitch: Pocket.do is a free App that enables you to use your phone in your browser! You can send/receive SMS via your phone, activate the Spy-Cam, share your images, locate your phone or export your epic messages and save them forever. It works great with 3G & 4G or WiFi.



Pitch: Get recommended apps and games in a beautiful and personalized app guide. Playboard is your best companion for Google Play Store!


Guardian Eyewitness

Pitch: The Guardian’s Eyewitness feature showcases a stunning press photo each day, 7 days a week, with descriptions and professional tips from the Guardian’s picture desk. Already available on the web, in print and on the iPad, this unofficial app now brings the feature to a huge range of Android phones and tablets.



Pitch: Enjoy the very best interactive video game publication on your Android device in GameQ. Beautiful art, screens, and videos bring in-depth stories and interviews to life for an unrivaled reading experience. Download it to your Android tablet today completely free from the gamers at GameFly.


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  • early bird


    • sadness

      need a drink?

  • ray

    The dream one was an amz faotd and is an awful useless joke

    • Zagrash

      Even more impressive, it seems to be a FAOED (Free app of Every Day) on the Play store…curious

      • Nathan J.

        You think that’s “curious”? How about Amazon charging 99¢ for QuickPic? It’s free on Google Play, and always has been AFAIK. Is Amazon paying the developer, or keeping the money? That is just very weird, bordering on the suspicious.

  • Nathan D.

    Camera apps, nice. The alarm clock one looks cool to.

    • ketan gupta

      if you are referring to the app ‘right click’, i am really glad that you like it.. :)

  • R.S

    TomTom worth checking out? Not for $49.99 it’s not!

    Lol @ it appearing that it has no downloads what so ever (no comments either).

    • Lewis

      Probably because it’s not compatible with any new Android phones. My Rezound won’t run it…neither will the Galaxy S3. (Not like I’d buy it anyway, I like Google Maps)

      • R.S

        It’s compatible with my Galaxy S II (T989), but GameQ isn’t. :-\

  • h0ruza

    I’ve been using ovo timer for months now and proudly showing others its simple design.

    Circle is upsettingly close.


    • h0ruza

      Can’t believe I missed the opportunity to say “Alarmingly close”… Drat!

  • Nathan J.

    Circle Alarm is very nice. I hate clicking up to 30 times to enter the time. I think you can enter it on the keyboard, but that’s annoying. Circular slider? Nice. It even supports 24-hour time without so much as a hitch.

    Pocket.do is creepy. Via their website? Um, no thanks. I’d rather use AirDroid which hosts a similar setup off the app on your phone. No camera access though. That’s a really neat feature.

    No opinion on the others. But thanks for sharing!