Mar 13 AT 3:17 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: ESPN, Evernote

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Nova Launcher - Version 3.3.0

Nova Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Full Material Design
    - All settings screens/dialogs
    - More animations
    - Edit Shortcut dialog tinted based on colors of the icon
    - New icons
  • Rebased on top of Launcher3
  • Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc


Mint - Version 4.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Bill Reminders: You can now create, edit and view Bill Reminders on your phone.
    - You view Bill Reminders for this month and next month from the Overview section.
    - When you have a Bill due in the next 7 days, an Upcoming Bill Reminder Card will be displayed in the Updates Section.
  • Based on your feedback:
    - Removed the Floating Action Button
    - Fixed Up Button Navigation
    - Addressed random log out issue


Cookpad Recipes - Version 6.11.0

Cookpad Recipes

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesign of homepage using material design components and actions.
  • Notifications are now shared across devices.
  • Better search.


ESPN - Version 4.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Speed, speed, speed. The app is faster than ever, looking a lot like LeBron charging into the playoffs.
  • Support for tablet! The app takes advantage of your tablet’s gorgeous screen to show you scores and news at the same time. Your favorite teams are just one tap away. Simply find them in the upper right corner for quick access, or in the Mega Menu.
  • Introducing ESPN Now. Swipe right from the news section to access up to-the-minute ESPN photos, videos and social media content.


Pandora® - Version 5.8.0

Pandora® Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve made it easier to find the perfect music anytime, Pandora music cards are now available in the Google app
  • Updates to make your Chromecast experience on the big screen even more seamless
  • Removed some bugs that may have gotten between you and your music


Nike+ Running - Version 1.6.0

Nike Running

What’s new in this version:

  • Nike+ Running now works seamlessly with Garmin and TomTom. Runs with our partners will automatically appear in your Activity History. To connect, navigate to the Partners tab in settings.
  • Now your runs automatically pause and resume when you do. Manage this preference in the settings section.


Dropbox - Version 2.4.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing the PDF Viewer from Dropbox: Now open any PDF document from anywhere on your device using our simple, fast PDF reader and easily save and share these files through Dropbox. Our Viewer works offline and from any application with PDF documents on your device.


DirecTV - Version 4.0.04


What’s new in this version:

  • New Live Streaming Channels Added! Enjoy 15 new HBO® and Cinemax® channels live on your device. Tap Edit in the Live TV Streaming module to add them to your home screen. Plus additional performance enhancements and bug fixes.


Pocket Casts  - Version 5.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Material Design! We agonised over jokes/puns using the word ‘material’ for hours, but in the end we spared you.
  • Swipe episodes to mark as played/unplayed. Viva la revolución!
  • New Audio Effects: Volume Boost and Silence Removal. If you can’t guess what the first one does then you’re beyond help.
  • Up Next list now in your mini player, swipe across to see what’s coming up and quickly add more.”


Evernote - Version 7.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Visual refresh supporting Google’s Material Design principles, including a flatter look, bolder colors, and improved typography.
  • Customizable quick notes
    - Long press to add or remove quick note options
  • Revamped navigation
    - Simpler navigation drawer with direct access to shortcuts


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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