May 18 AT 10:29 AM Steve Raycraft 0 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.


5217 Description: According to findings from The Muse, frequent breaks throughout the day can improve productivity. Specifically, a piece published in the summer of 2014 found that the most productive cycle is comprised of 52 minutes of work followed by a 17 minute break. 5217, as you might have guessed, is a tool to record that cycle. 


Plughy – The GIF plugin

Plughy DescriptionUse Giphy’s everywhere! Plughy will search Giphy for a nice GIF, just like on Slack! Just type “/giphy [search term(s)];” in ANY app you want, and let the magic begin! It even works mid-sentences.


Slash Keyboard

Slash Keyboard Description Slash gives you quick access to the things you share every day like photos, places, music, GIFs, stickers, emoji and more. Just tap “/” to unlock the magic! Our goal is to boost your productivity and make your conversations more fun.



Zum DescriptionZum Android App is part of Zum Services Inc’s technology platform, where parents can reserve rides and childcare services. Through this app a highly vetted driver with childcare background is assigned to the ride, and parents can check on the ride progress and connect via phone to an assigned ‘family assistant’ for questions


Pixel Maker

Pixel Maker Description: A pixel art editor built from the ground up specifically for Android and touch interfaces. Note: this app is under active development. If you find a feature is missing, chances are it’s coming soon. Contact support to help me prioritize important features first. Thanks!


Spaces – Small group sharing

Spaces DescriptionSpaces is an app for small group sharing. Create a space for any topic in one tap. Invite friends or family any way you like with a quick link. Google Search, Chrome, Photos and YouTube built into the sharebox. Members of a space can comment on each post. Quickly find anything in your spaces by searching keywords. Create a space in one tap, and invite people any way you like with a quick link. 



Notifly DescriptionSometimes you did not want to quit your current app but also need to quick reply to a message. At this point Notifly will help you. By receiving a notification Notifly will open it’s content in a small bubble. By clicking this a bounded popup with the content will appear. You can read it but also directly reply to it without quitting the current application.


Squarespace Start (Beta)

Squarespace Start (Beta) DescriptionIntroducing the Start app. Finally, creating a bold, single page website is as simple as reaching into your pocket. Just select a layout, choose a background, and write your own captions. When your page is ready for the world, you can purchase a domain —all from the convenience of your phone or tablet.


App Volume Control

App Volume Control DescriptionApp Volume Control is a smart volume manager, it can easily manage the volume of your applications. Once set, the application takes care of changing the volume of your applications as soon as they appear.


S Note

S Note DescriptionS Note is a note taking application which allows you to efficiently create, edit and manage notes. It provides a number of user-friendly features that differentiates it from other note taking applications. This includes easy file management with the ability to create categories and copy, move or delete files from within the application.


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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