Mar 05 AT 5:28 PM Steve Raycraft 5 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 propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

 Solid Explorer Cast Plugin

Solid Explorer Cast

Description:  This is a plugin for Solid Explorer that adds support for Chromecast. Please note that this is not an autonomic application. Make sure you have Solid Explorer installed first.


Google URL Shortener

Google URL

Description: Shorten long URLs and squeeze them into fewer characters to make links easier to share, tweet or email to friends. Using a shortened URL leaves more room to say what’s on your mind.




Description: viaProtect makes proven enterprise-grade technology available to anyone to reduce their risk. The app gathers mobile forensic, system, network, security and sensor data from devices, then utilizes statistical analysis and risk indicators to detect suspicious events or behavior.


RAR for Android


Description: RARLAB’s RAR for Android can create RARs and ZIPs and can also unpack RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO and ARJ archives. List of functions include repair command for damaged ZIP and RAR files, benchmark function-compatible with RARLAB’s WinRAR benchmark, recovery record, usual and recovery volumes, encryption, solid archives and utilizing multiple CPU cores to compress data.




Description: Taskei allows Tasker to control your Muzei wallpaper sources. Just enable Taskei in Muzei, add one of the three available tasks and add any conditions or events to trigger them. It’s really that simple.


Trunx Camera & Photo Organizer


Description: Experience photography in a new way with Trunx. Trunx is an all-in-one camera app that allows you to capture, organize and store photos privately and securely in the cloud. Relive your memories like never before while freeing up valuable storage on your devices.


Per-App Modes

Per-App Modes

Description: With Per-App Modes you can create special profiles for each of your applications. For example, you can create a mode with a lower maximum CPU frequency to use when you’re reading a book or playing a game that has low hardware demands. The possibilities are limitless.


Adobe Revel

Adobe Revel

Description: Bring your family closer together with Revel, the private place to view and share your everyday photos. Encourage family members to add their photos, and together you’ll create a library rich in memories.




Description: The Nick app puts the best of Nickelodeon at your fingertips…hilarious original videos, animated shorts, games, recent episodes and more! So have fun, play around and prepare to laugh until you snarf milk from your nose. What are you waiting for?


 Pokedex XY Free


Description:  Pokedex XY is a simple, lightweight Pokedex application to be used with Pokemon X and Y. It is designed to be the quickest and most-efficient Pokedex on Android. You may notice frameskip the first time images are loaded, but after that you should be flying!


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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  • donger

    Lol pokedex.

  • Tom

    Your mention of Solid Explorer reminded me that there is a new file manager app. It’s called B1 File Manager. It’s basically a file manager with powerful archiving options. Check that out, Steve.

  • Sandra Ponce de Leon

    Thanks for highlighting Trunx for Android – just wanted to mention that we are offering free unlimited storage from now until April 30, 2014. That means everything you upload into Trunx will always be free to you.

    Sandra Ponce de Leon
    VP, Marketing

  • Lambkiwi

    Solid Explorer cast – I think you mean autonomous rather than “autonomic”?

  • Tangent

    You are why more and more sites require registration to post comments on articles. I hope your house is on a shortlist for drone strikes.