Oct 08 AT 10:45 PM Steve Raycraft 4 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

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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.

Camera51

Camera51

Description: Camera51 automatically detects and analyzes faces, scenes, objects and lines and guides you to the perfect frame in every click. Camera51 invites you to start taking photos like a professional. It uses photography principles used by professional photographers and artists and applies this vast and amazing knowledge in a fun and simple interface.

 

BASE Music Sensor

BASE Music Sensor

DescriptionUnlike other discovery and identifying music applications, BASE Music Sensor listens to music around you continuously, and when music you might like is played in the background, it wakes up your phone with the song’s info. You don’t need to actively listen or open a dedicated app, BASE Music Sensor does all of this for you.

 

Squarespace Blog

Squarespace Blog

DescriptionThe beauty and power of Squarespace in your hand. Designed for Android phones and tablets, Squarespace Blog gives you the tools you need to write and edit posts and manage comments on multiple Squarespace websites.

 

Shake

Shake

Description: Shake combines the simplicity of a handshake with the security of a legal contract. Use Shake to quickly and easily create, sign and send legally binding agreements from your Android device.

 

Treehouse

Treehouse

DescriptionATreehouse is the best way to learn technology. Learn web design with HTML, CSS and mobile development through coding Android apps with Java and iPhone apps with Swift & Objective-C, web development with Ruby on Rails, PHP and Python, and business skills.

 

Squarespace Note

Squarespace Note

DescriptionSquarespace Note helps anyone record their ideas on the fly. Writers, bloggers and others can use the app to record inspiration and ideas as they happen; notes can be sent via e-mail or synced with a range of popular services including Squarespace, Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive and more.

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

Description: Adobe Creative Cloud for Android: Your work, your inspiration, your creativity, with you wherever you go. Part of your free membership, this app connects your mobile devices to the Creative Cloud and unlocks new tools in your favorite apps. It also allows you to browse and preview your PSD, AI and other design files stored in the cloud.

 

LINE SnapMovie

LINE SnapMovie

DescriptionShoot up to 30 seconds of footage and then modify and edit it however you like with LINE SnapMovie.

 

Face for Wear

Face for Wear

DescriptionUsing Face for Android Wear is as simple as using a light switch. All you have to do is pick the right Face Pack or combination you like and push directly from your smartphone to your Wear.

 

ShutApp

ShutApp

DescriptionEver bothered by your depleted battery? Ever got tired of popup notifications from stealthy apps? What you need is ShutApp, a useful power saving application for Android. Without disabling Bluetooth or WiFi but with this power saving app, you will have an Android phone that runs more efficiently and lastingly.

 

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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  • nmoline

    We need a professional review of ShutApp. What benefits does it provide over force closing an app? This sounds like an interesting App.

    BASE Music Sensor looks like a battery drain at best.

    • Tangent

      I’m definitely interested to know if this is actually any different than the countless task managers that are already out there and not worth installing…

    • Yash Jethmalani

      You should check out Greenify then. It doesn’t force close but it hibernates the apps. Think of it as pausing the services.

  • EdC

    The thing that concerns me about ShutApp is that Android actively makes sure it keeps trying to fill memory to make things more repsonsive. If you are constantly shutting things down then you are forcing the OS to keep opening apps all the time which would hurt battery life. If it does something like Battery Doctor (fill the memory of what it has killed) then it might be good. Otherwise I have to wonder if people just THINK it is saving them battery life but it really isn’t.

    I do like the idea that it would close apps that continually eat data calling the mother ship but if it is closing them only to have something else take its place it may not be so great.