Mar 07 AT 9:42 AM Taylor Wimberly 20 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.

Asana Mobile


Pitch: Asana is a collaboration tool that centers your team’s communication around Projects & Tasks, keeping your team organized and in sync at all times. Best of all, it’s FREE for up to 30 teammates.




Pitch: Sharpee brings you the world of art over Behance network of creative people. Find your inspiration through millions of projects and collections. Share your favorite projects with your friends over facebook, twitter and bunch of other apps. Use Sharpee as your pocket portfolio and show your art whenever you go.




Pitch: OrderAhead is the most convenient way to order and pay from your phone at local restaurants. Use OrderAhead to save time and discover new local places to order takeout food on the go.




Pitch: SuperBeam allows you to share big files between devices easily and quickly, without the hassle of setting up manual connections or waiting for slow bluetooth transfers. SuperBeam utilizes NFC to initiate the connection, then transfers your files using WiFi.




Pitch: pressureNET is a global network of user-contributed atmospheric pressure readings. This data is displayed as markers on an embedded Google map, and users can view the data graphed over time.




Pitch: Gyft is a mobile gift card app that allows you to send, receive and store all your gift cards. With Gyft, you never need to carry around those plastic gift cards anymore, and we allow you to check your balances for hundreds of supported retailers.




Pitch: NARR8 is more than just an e-book. Every series comes complete with animation, sounds, music, HD-effects, and multimedia elements, which allow you to interact with whatever appears on the screen.




Pitch: It’s fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. Simple – yet elegant.




Pitch: Apply a natural touch-up or a sizzling makeover with amazing results. Perfect365 is a one-of-a-kind portrait app that allows anyone to easily select trendy makeover styles or fine-tune every facial detail to get perfect portraits. It’s fun. It’s easy. You’ll want to enhance all your party photos and share them with everyone!




Pitch: Grant and manage Superuser rights for your phone.


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  • hurracayne

    Gyft is a joke,That sames to be the knew fad, gift card scams.

    • droilfade

      Please explain the problems you had!

      • Matt Kitchens

        Gyft sucks. I signed up to try it out and they give you two gift cards to women’s clothing stores. Wtf?

        • Taylor Wimberly

          Free gift cards for women’s clothing stores? I’ll have to share this app with my wife.

          • zeepzorp

            IMO, gift cards are worthless regardless of gender.

  • mario_1603

    I’m going to try superuser :)

    • LukeT32

      That’s what I was thinking… lol

      Go ROOOOOOT! :D

  • jaxidian

    The App.Net client, Robin, should be in that list! GREAT app!!

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      Sounds interesting. I think im gonna give it a shot.

  • adam clarke

    I think apps like video mix and tv steam need more attention, the latest films without the cinema!!!!

  • tmihai20

    I am going to try NARR8 Global Limited. Looks pretty decent and I like comics.

  • aranea

    Though I’ve been using Android since G1 I still discover many good apps in this series. Thank you for your great compilations!


    Thinking to myself: boy, you can never have enough photo editing apps…

    I already purchased sidebar pro and will give it a twirl soon. I downloaded gyft almost 3 months ago but never opened it.

    Anyway, Taylor I have been patiently awaiting the return of your weekly articles. I hope Top 10 Android game releases returns next week as well as the top downloads from last week. Thanks!

  • troysyx

    i’ll check out sidebar, that looks really nice

  • Stella

    Downloading Sidebar now. I need to upgrade from SwipePad. It works fine but it feels outdated.

  • Jimmy_Jo

    I have to try SuperBeam. I like the S-Beam feature though I hate TouchWiz. This could be great!

  • donger

    I’ll pass.

  • rohan007

    sidebar is amazin!