Apr 17 AT 9:32 AM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android 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 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 Fresh Meat that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.



Pitch: VÅ« is a smart recommendation tool that helps you get the most out of your online experience. From the moment you sign up, VÅ« starts learning the content you like. The more you use VÅ«, the smarter it gets. By telling VÅ« the stories and topics you like, you get a just-for-you content consumption experience. Whether you’re looking at a large publisher site or a new blog, VÅ« works for you.




Pitch: Imagine your phone could be dynamic, constantly adapting to your interests, your location, your life. With the Everything.me launcher, you think it and you get it; your phone adapts to you. The Dynamic Phone by Everything.me, is the new way for people to interact with their mobile devices, and the ultimate personalization tool for any Android smartphone.




Pitch: After paying more than $500,000 on Web – we go Mobile! Earn prizes and $$$ with Tapporo by watching videos, downloading free apps and more! With Tapporo you can get Google Play Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Cards, PayPal Cash, Facebook Credits, Minecraft account, Hulu account, Game cards, mobile accessories, gadgets and many more!


Sliding Messaging


Pitch: Manage text messages in a new and up-to-date format compliant with the Android design guidelines and visually based on the stock messaging app from Google, with added features. Easily switch between conversations by dragging out the sliding menu on the left side of the screen. Start a new conversation by sliding out the menu on the right side of the screen.




Pitch: RoundR serves a simple purpose: to round the corners of your screen. RoundR takes advantage of the fact that regardless of the device’s color, the screen is surrounded with a pitch black border, the corners of which are rarely ever touched. RoundR places four small overlays at the corners of the display, to simulate a rounded screen.


Holo Icons


Pitch: Holo Icons follow guidelines that Android should have implemented: a simple, sleek, flat, and unobtrusive design that is seen throughout the rest of the Holo UI. Holo Icons is an icon pack containing 350+ icons with a simple, holo-ish feel for Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher, Go Launcher EX, ADW, & others. More icons will be added!


Basemark X


Pitch: Basemark X by Rightware is a professional performance evaluation tool for objective cross-platform comparisons of game graphics performance between Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 devices. Basemark X produces high-quality and objective performance measurement score. It is a unique product, as the only professionally designed benchmark built on top of a real-world game engine, Unity 4. It contains heavy graphics content and pushes tested devices to the limit.


Droid Timelapse


Pitch: A full-featured app for creating stunning time-lapse videos on your Android device. Record high-quality clips easily thanks to the simple, fast and intuitive interface. The app is free and contains no ads!




Pitch: Tripomatic is a trip planner with an easy-to-use interface for trip planning on-the-go. Create your own personalized travel guide for more than 40,000 attractions and quickly find nearby sights. Full sync with www.tripomatic.com - fine-tune trips from your computer or change plans on the go.




Pitch: Alternative to Google Voice. Get a free business phone line. Instantly. Free business phone line in any area code, free texting and calling right from the app, call transfer, call forwarding and shared groups, voicemail transcription and group texting. Works on the web, too.




Pitch: Cinemagram is a place to create and share beautiful short videos. Find out why millions of users love and use Cinemagram!


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  • A.Woodbury

    Awesome apps this week! Love these articles, keep them coming!

    • LukeT32

      Agreed…. Going to check a few of these out.

  • Mike

    ” RoundR takes advantage of the fact that regardless of the device’s color, the screen is surrounded with a pitch black border” No! My Tab 2 is white around the screen.
    The first two are Big Brother apps, but hey for people that use Facebook too it might be OK..

  • alexanderharri3

    Android Timelapse looks promising for those who don’t have the most recent stock camera (most of you) that includes that feature.

    • halo0

      Holy crap, I had no idea I had that feature! Haha.

  • herbivore83

    Always love this column. Bring back the top app updates column!!

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  • Ivn

    Sliding messenger is amazing. I immediately bought the Pro version! This is why I love your articles

    • halo0

      But does it work with Google Voice?

      • Ivn

        I don’t know mate. I don’t use Google Voice. But all I know is when you receive a text message on the regular messenger, simultaneously, Sliding Messenger (reg or pro) gets the text as well.

  • donger

    Gonna try a couple of these apps.

  • jacobsloan

    RoundR is a cool effect. I can understand the obsession, but I’m not sure it’ll stick on my phone for long. I’m glad to see a large variety of apps here this week. Sliding Message looks great, and I’ve been looking for a SMS app that can handle iPhone group texting correctly until the Android update for Galaxy S3 brings it to the stock app. Looks like that might be in the pro version for Sliding.

  • Denial

    Awesome Apps to have on an Android phone..:)

  • Tritaru

    RoundR, Tripomatic, Droid Timelapse, Good stuff! Thanks. New RoundR update allows rounded corners on the lockscreen and fixes the issue where the corner overlays prevented you from tapping on buttons in the corners of the screen. Love these articles!

  • dhruv

    really good and unique apps.. thumbs up