Jul 26 AT 11:44 AM Steve Raycraft 5 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: WidgetLocker, Reddit Now, Runtastic PRO


Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

Bitcasa – Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • New and fresh home screen design.
  • View your recent documents right from the home screen (toggle between “Recently Added” and “Recently Viewed” by swiping to the right; rearrange sections by holding them down and dragging).
  • Left navigation drawer for easy access to any section from anywhere in the app.
  • Pull to refresh in each section.
  • Light colored background theme for “My Infinite Drive” and “Documents” views.


WidgetLocker – Version 2.4


What’s new in this version:

  • Bezel Swipe left for apps.
  • Bezel Swipe right for camera.
  • Redesigned settings page.
  • New Unread Count badge options.


Google Play Movies & TV – Version 2.6.9

Google Play

What’s new in this version:

  • Send what you’re watching to your TV screen (when used with Chromecast).
  • Support for virtual surround sound on the new (2013) Nexus 7 and on the Nexus 10 running Android 4.3.
  • Watch Now sync enabled across devices.


Reddit Now – Version 2.0

Reddit Now

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely new “card based” interface.
  • New tablet interface.
  • Messaging (send mail and receive inbox notifications).
  • Subreddits now appear in a slide down drawer.
  • Faster image handling.


Amazon Cloud Drive Photos – Version 1.7

Amazon Cloud Drive

What’s new in this version:

  • Protect your personal videos in your Cloud Drive.
  • Auto-Save video from your device directly to your Cloud Drive.
  • Manually upload or download video up to 2GB in size or 20 minutes in length.
  • Play back saved video streamed instantly to any device.


Runtastic PRO – Version 4.0

Runtastic PRO

What’s new in this version:

  • Runtastic is now lighter, simpler and more elegant for you.
  • Heart Rate via Bluetooth Smart.
  • Access features & screens effortlessly with the new drawer navigation.
  • Maps are now 3D: Adjust your viewpoint to show map with perspective.


Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football – Version 4.0

Yahoo Fantasy Sports Football

What’s new in this version:

  •  Enjoy our redesigned app. It’s faster, simpler, and more useful than ever before!
  • Draft from your phone. Pick players, set your queue, check results, and chat with other managers. Never miss a pick again.
  • Prepare for your real draft with mock drafts. Practice your strategy and get an edge on the competition when it counts.


Hangouts (Replaces Talk) – Version


What’s new in this version:

  •  Fixed a problem where you could receive two notifications for a message: one from Hangouts, one from the old Talk app.
  • Audio issues in video calls on some Android 2.3x (Gingerbread) devices, including the Droid Charge, should now be resolved.
  • Bug fixes and better performance.


Photo Grid – Version 4.51.1

Photo Grid

What’s new in this version:

  • WOW, Filters finally come to PhotoGrid now!
  • 18 great photo effects are ready for you in Single and Grid mode.
  • Bugs fixed.


McAfee Antivirus & Security - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Free and Premium versions without requiring re-installation.
  • Multi-User App Profile.
  • Backup/Restore Operations over Wi-Fi.
  • Cloud-based Data Exposure Analysis of embedded or in-app advertisement libraries.


I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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  • dbareis

    Thanks for the tips some of the apps look interesting. Sometimes its obvious but it says whats new but not what it is for those that don’t already know. I also can’t be the only person who clicks on the links and gets annoyed when a new page/tab doesn’t open (for articles that are basically lists of links).

  • donger

    Updates definitely welcome.

  • thekaz

    I find the update posts helpful because often I uninstall an app because of deficiencies. Occasionally, I will see an update here that gets me to re-install the app due to welcome updates…

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  • peter

    come on who install on his on sake mcafee :x