Sep 12 AT 8:32 AM Steve Raycraft 12 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’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights. Our weekly column Fresh Meat highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Watch Travel Channel

Travel Chanel

Description: Watch Travel Channel’s distinctive programming and exclusive extras wherever and whenever you want. Updated daily with full TV episodes, clips and original content.


Xbox Music

XBox Music

Description: Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. Now you can access your Xbox Music Pass on your Android phone, Xbox, Windows 8 PC or tablet and the web.




Description: The award-winning Simplenote is now available for Android. Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all of your devices for free.


Commercial Break

Commercial Break

Description: Commercial Break (CB) is a mobile app that lets you watch TV without the agony of watching commercials. It’s easy! When you’re watching TV and commercials come up, you can be totally free to change channels, go to the kitchen or do anything you like with YOUR time during commercials.


Music Maker Jam

Music Maker

Description: Music Maker Jam, the free new music maker app from MAGIX, makes it easy to start playing with music and mixing your own songs in no time.




Description: Auri Voice Companion reads Reddit, RSS feeds and other sources in a lively, fun format.


Genius Scan – PDF Scanner

Genius Scan

Description:  Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF with multiple pages. In addition, you can unlock the Genius Scan+ features, which allow you to export your scans wherever you want: Box, Dropbox, Evernote or any other cloud service app installed on your Android phone that supports JPEG or PDF files.




Description: Timetable is the most beautiful and intuitive app on Google Play for managing your school or university life. Save your timetable and all tasks from homework to exams.


Prime Mover

Prime Mover

Description: Prime Mover – Total Body Fitness is the definitive structured bodyweight workout app that allows you to challenge yourself to gain a fitter, firmer and healthier body. It allows you to train anytime, anywhere.




Description:  Evomail is modern mobile email! We believe email isn’t broken, it just hasn’t kept up with the pace of change on the internet.


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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  • Hawaiian

    I’ve been using simple note and evomail for only a few days now and am very impressed with their designs as well as easy usability.

    Evomail also notes that exchange support is coming soon!

    I would definitely recommend giving each of those apps a try!


    I discovered Music Maker Jam earlier this week and I I have to say, it is a quality app in a category that Android lacks.


    I discovered Music Maker Jam earlier this week and I have to say, it is a quality app in a category that Android lacks.

  • Bill Sincavage

    I’ve used Genius Scan several times recently. It’s great when you don’t have a full size scanner available. My daughter had some medical forms that she needed sent out and the process was quick and easy.

  • kinderdm

    I thought these were new apps. I’ve been using Genius scan for almost a year now on android, and a lot longer than that before back when I was on iphone so no clue how long its been around. That being said though it really is a great app and the plus version was worth it to me.

  • smeghead68

    I’m going to have to give simple notes a try. Been looking for something like this.

    • Albin

      The easiest Android note taker for sync with other devices is plain old Gmail. It’s instant and available offline, whether as draft or sent, when in the supermarket. I wish Google would put Keep into Gmail instead of Drive.

  • nandhini

    i am impressed about scanner its very useful to all and very nice.

  • SGB101

    Evomail looks good and will keep it on for the time being.

    Timetable looks great and would of loved this at school, but as mobiles only broke thought a few years after I left, never mind smartphones, I could never of even imagined I needed such a thing. LOL. Same with uni.

    I will be inputting my lads timetable in his nexus tho, as his stupid school is all laptops and now don’t have timetables or homework diaries, it’s all on the laptop, which isn’t great for quick look ups.

  • alisiajluckett

    my friend’s step-sister makes $87 every hour on the computer. She has been out of work for 8 months but last month her pay was $20841 just working on the computer for a few hours. Continue >>>>>

    • donger

      Good for her.

  • Jorge Yoma

    Hi Steve, that was a nice list.

    I developed Libop Calculator for Android (, I would like to ask to be considered in a future list.

    It’s a very innovative calculator with focus on user interface, with a selected range of functions:
    Trigonometry, Statistic, Probability Distributions, Finance and Unit Conversion.

    My Best,