May 28 AT 10:24 PM Steve Raycraft 4 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.



Description: This application is a complete redesign of the known “Peek” feature by ParanoidAndroid project, built to work on any 4.4+ ROM. The whole concept lies into allowing users to quickly interact with their notifications, without having to press any button.




Description: Gritness is your way to find group activities no matter where you are. Looking for the latest group run, ride, boot camp, yoga class, swimming activity or other group fitness related activities? Use our app to get all of those results in one central location.



Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS

Watch Dogs

Description: Connect and play LIVE with any Watch_Dogs player logged into their console or PC game. Control the city of Chicago from anywhere in the world with the Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS app.


New Relic

New Relic

Description: Take all that awesome New Relic data with you, everywhere you go. Monitor your web apps, servers, browser data and mobile apps no matter where you are, and stay alert(ed) with critical push notifications.


FreedomPop Free Voice and Text


Description: FreedomPop gives you free voice and text plan to call and message anyone in the US, with a free phone number. There are no recurring charges. Every month your account will replenish with voice minutes and texts, for FREE!


Autotext PhraseExpress


Description: Insert frequently used phrases which can be selected from a handy popup menu. The Text Expander can also expand Autotext shortcuts into large chunks of text.


Inapp Translator

Inapp Translator

DescriptionSometimes you want to read an E-mail, a text or an article in a foreign language and you immediately need a translator. With Inapp Translator, you can easily translate the whole text or part of it into your preferred language without closing the active application; you can see the translated result at the same place, on your screen.


TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic


Description: The new TomTom GO Mobile app is a sleek combination of the latest TomTom car navigation technology and world-class traffic information. You will always choose the best route available based on accurate, real-time traffic information that gets you to your destination faster, every day.




Description: Fontster allows you to easily change the system wide fonts on your Android device within a well designed Holo UI. In order to use this app, your device must be rooted. What makes Fontster special is that it will replace all font styles used by the operating system.


Motorola Modality Service

Motorola Modality

Description: Motorola Modality Services helps your Motorola phone respond more intelligently to motion, phone orientation (e.g. face up/down) and stowed state (e.g in/out-of-pocket).


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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  • Gekko

    this “Fresh Meat” is the best feature here. and nobody does it better. thanks and keep up the great work.

  • James

    Fontster? I tried it.. picked a font.. applied, and had to factory reset as I can’t read Chinese… I changed the font, not the language Fonster!

  • johan

    I want to recommend DrawTime.
    An awesome app for drawing your own clock widget.

  • Cookie

    i think Sunrise should be here! the new calendar