Nov 08 AT 4:59 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 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.


The Pitch: Get a beautiful pattern wallpaper every day on your Android! Pattrn is an unique wallpaper app for phones and tablets that gives you access to the huge collection of patterns created by the COLOURlovers community.



The Pitch: Discover new music from around the blogosphere with Uberhype for Hype Machine. UberHype is a “Social Music Discovery” application for The Hype Machine Music platform. It provides a unique way to discover new and popular music being ‘blogged’ all around the world and stream it directly to your android devices.



The Pitch: Take the power of efficient project management with you wherever you go! Monitor your projects’ progress, react to the changes instantly, and stay connected with your project team wherever you are. And yes, it’s FREE for all Wrike users!


Scan Master

The Pitch: Scan master, master your life. Wanna have a pocket-sized scanner? Wanna convert your photos into PDF format? Here, Scan master can turn your device into multifunctional scanner, helping you scan and record any paper document, any photo at anytime and anywhere.



The Pitch: AppSyncer is an easy to use tool that helps you manage and sync the list of your apps between multiple Android devices.



The Pitch: CanWeNetwork, a revolutionary networking application designed to read between the lines and recommend people nearby that you should meet. Our matching technology uses skills, experience, interests, education, location and personality to find great matches in your area for you to connect with.


TNW Magazine

The Pitch: TNW Magazine is a free digital monthly magazine with funny, inspirational and shareable stories about technology, innovation and startups. The magazine is free and downloads fast. Besides our feature stories we offer content that you can interact with right away! TNW Magazine is optimized for the Google Nexus 7.


Infinit Game

The Pitch: The first subscription-based games service on Google Play, puts an entire catalog of premium games at your fingertips, to play whenever and wherever you want. Choose from a wide variety of premium games catering to all ages and tastes. Arcade, Action, Sports, Strategy, and much more!



The Pitch: Discover, create and instantly share 15-second video updates. Tout allows users to shoot and share video status updates via smartphones, tablets and webcams. Capture moments from day-to-day life with the simplicity of taking photos, but better, with full motion and sound. Tout It!


Zooper Widget

The Pitch: Minimal, classy, extremely customizable and battery friendly Clock Widget with all the data you need, at once!


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  • JDea

    Looks like AppSyncer is similar to DataSync, which I’ve been using for a while now to keep game data in sync across all my android devices.

    The developer released a beta version not too long ago. It is a lot less buggy with a lot of improvements.

    • JDea

      Oh Nvm.. haha I read it more, it looks like it just keeps a list of apps in sync?

  • Inquizitor

    Pattrn is no rookie. Been out for months and it has between 500k and 1 million installs.

  • jamal adam

    Just downloaded UberHype and so far, I like it. It has a nice interface and is simple to use.

  • txbluesman

    Zooper looks pretty cool. Got to at least give them a try to see what they got there.

  • Dirty Water Labs

    We @ Dirty Water Labs are so stoked to see that you have listed UberHype listed on this list. Thanks so much Taylor for featuring the app on the list.

  • steve

    Don’t see any way to email site so will post here in case someone finds it. I don’t think its new, but I read @ it somewhere yesterday & its changed and made my Android experience better — and saved me a lot of screen space, esp since I only have 5 screens on GNex. Its called NOTIFICATION TOGGLE. You can put a bunch of toggle switches and app short cuts in your notification screen. You get access to them no matter where on your phone you are and you can not free up precious screen space by deleting the power control strip or many app icons. So in addition to things like wifi/data/gps/volume etc, I noe have access to emails/maps&navigation/calendar/reminders etc. I’m no techie or android expert but this by far is the best app I’ve ever found. I love love love it & I suggest your trying it…or review it if you haven’t in the past. (Wish mobile version of androidandne had an email me button; at least I didn’t see it but hope Taylor reads this)

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  • SanzaBlancoAkA2C

    Been looking for a way to meet new people with similar interest for networking purposes, so I’ll definitely be trying out CanWeNetwork. Thanks.

  • sampsjp

    Thanks Androidandme, enjoy the rookie apps sextion a lot

    • sampsjp

      lol… meant Section

  • pickledgator

    Lightflow should be added to everyone’s list. Such a great app.

  • tylerfoy

    Few apps I wouldn’t mind trying out myself. Thank you for the list!

  • samyeh

    gonna give zooper a try. i like the widgets

  • sbala

    Will try scanmaster

  • klcow92

    appsyncer, a must for the multiple android devices!

  • richwright

    How is appsyncer different from using the google play my apps?