Jan 01 AT 4:40 PM Steve Raycraft 7 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out


New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to 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 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Coach’s Eye Free

Coach's Eye

Description: You can’t fix what you can’t see! Coach’s Eye offers video capture with slow-motion review, drawing tools and simple sharing. Improve your game with on-the-spot video analysis!


Hangouts Widget

Hangouts Widget

Description: A homescreen widget to show messages (or SMS) received in Google Hangouts. Fully resizable and shows your messages at a glance.


Polar Beat – Fitness Coach

Polar Beat

Description: Polar Beat is a training and exercise app that goes beyond just recording workouts. It actually interprets your workout data, so you’ll know what your body has achieved and what you can do to more effectively meet your goals.




Description: Shush automatically quiets  your device while you’re using it. When the screen is unlocked, silent mode is activated. When the screen is turned off, the last non-silent setting is restored. It’s worth noting that Shush only affects notifications, not music, games or alarms.




Description: WheresMyCar detects when you get out of your car, then asks if you’d like to save your parking location. It uses the sensors in your phone to detect movement and only turns on your device’s GPS when it’s sure that you’re parking, so it’s very battery-friendly.




Description: iCountTimer combines the power of a timer and a counter and wraps it with an elegantly-designed user interface, making it a sleek, simple and effective workout app.




Description: Recollect is the to-do list that follows you around. Capture your tasks and reminders based on specific places like “the house” and “my office,” or more general place types like “any pharmacy” or “all bookstores.”


Real Piano and Keyboard

Real Piano

Description: The best and easiest-to-use piano app for Android. Play and record songs on this free and beautiful piano app.




Description: Cliffhanger is an app designed especially for TV fans, with a focus on simplicity and user-friendly design. We’re sure that  Cliffhanger will improve the way you manage your TV schedule.


JotterPad X: Writing

JotterPad X

Description:  JotterPad X is a minimalist writing app good for both casual and creative writers. It’s perfect for writing essays, lyrics, news articles, magazines and poems.


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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  • Bart

    Ok, so I get that you’re introducing “new” apps. However, some apps merely re-invent the wheel without adding any functionality to it. For example, the “Wheresmycar” app has a total install base of 5. Whereas “MyCar Finder” has an install base of over 2,000. Does “Wheres..” have more functionality than “MyCar”? No it doesn’t

    • kyinthein

      IT like

  • Mick Collingwood

    When you going to fix your website so it displays correctly on Android devices?

    An Android site which isn’t any good for android devices, ironic!

    • www.phonewbie.com

      This site displays correctly on every android device I ever owned. Which android device do you own?

      • Lyn Kristensen

        The wallpaper app is unsuitable for android phone.

  • GordonX

    i love this “Fresh Meat” feature. and you guys do it best!

    • donger

      Yup yup.