Jun 11 AT 3:59 PM Steve Raycraft 2 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.

SimplyText SMS Text Messaging


Description: SimplyText is texting, done better. A great replacement app for the stock SMS messaging app for your phone. Beautiful, simple, clean interface. Picture Message Photostream view of just your picture messages.




Description: The ultimate experience of Soundgarden’s 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Superunknown, mixed in DTS Headphone:XTM. This immersive new technology allows you to experience the album in 11.1 surround sound, turning your normal stereo headphones into a panoramic listening experience.



Power Director

Power Director

DescriptionCyberLink brings the multi-award winning PowerDirector from PC to Android tablets! The most powerful video editor on the market, PowerDirector gives you the power to create amazing, awesome, engaging videos on-the-go.




DescriptionAutoVera is a Tasker plugin. You need to have Tasker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm) installed to use most of its features, so please be aware of that before using it.


Orange Is The New App


Description: “This free app from Netflix lets you be Alex’s little spoon, rock a sweet pornstache and show your love for your favorite Litchfield ladies. Just pick a card, customize it with your own message, add a photo, and share it with your dandelions on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, SMS and more.”


Google I/O 2014

Google IO

Description: The official Google I/O 2014 app was built to be your co-pilot to navigate the conference, whether you’re attending in-person or remotely.


Universal Orlando® Resort App

Universal Orlando

Description: Put everything you need to know about your vacation in the palm of your hand. Download the all-new, official Universal Orlando® Resort app. It’s free!


Rio de Janeiro Guide: GoTo Rio


Description: Explore Brazil’s vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro without leaving your home. Or if you’re visiting Rio, use this Visual Travel Guide to help you navigate South America’s most popular city, book tours and reserve hotels.




Description1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap. It’s the best way to stay secure and the fastest way to use the web. 


FOX Sports GO

FOX Sports GO

Description: With FOX Sports GO, you can watch live sports and great shows from FOX Sports. Depending on your TV provider, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, your regional FOX Sports Network, FOX College Sports and FOX Deportes may be available.


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.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • Alan Robertson

    Thanks for the SimplyText recommendation – just the replacement app I was needing for Hangouts (which has been refusing to properly match phone numbers to names!)

  • Bart

    I installed Power Director but noticed it didn’t have the ability to use any files on my local tablet or in the cloud that had previous videoed or snapped. So I bought the full version but it never installed and the developer never responded.