Jan 13 AT 1:33 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Sworkit, Google Maps

App Updates 2015

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.

 Synology DS File - Version 4.10.0

DS File

What’s new in this version:

  • Supports backing up photos and videos automatically from your mobile device to the Synology NAS
  • Supports passcode lock and fingerprint lock to protect user privacy
  • Supports sharing files on the Synology NAS to other mobile applications
  • Supports renaming and overwriting uploaded files that have same names as existing files on the Synology NAS
  • Fixed an issue where file operations might fail after DS file had its background data cleared and was relaunched


Flickr – Version 4.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Stability and performance enhancements.
  • Follow your groups straight from your feed with new groups cards.
  • Create an account with any email, no Yahoo email address required.
  • Lots of other bits and bobs to smooth over the user experience.


MyFitnessPal - Version 6.7.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Notification Inbox: Catch up on all your notifications in one simple place including updates about new friend requests, messages, features, and more!
  • Meal Photos: Add photos to your custom meals to create a visual record of what you’ve eaten and find inspiration for your next meal.


Chrooma Keyboard - Version 4.0.0

Chrooma Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Neural Prediction
  • GIFs Send/Search
  • Smart Clipboard
  • More Button view (fast image share, quick settings)
  • Neural Action Row
  • Emoji Suggestions


DS photo - Version 3.11.1

DS photo

What’s new in this version:

  • DS photo is now available on Android TVs, allowing you to enjoy photos and videos on the large screen of selected smart TV models or with a smart set-top box.


DS note – Version 1.8.0

DS note

What’s new in this version:

  • Supports moving DS note to an attached SD card
  • Supports fingerprint lock to protect user privacy
  • Allows non-owner users to add notes in shared notebooks
  • Fixed an issue where selecting or processing multiple to-do tasks at one time might cause app crash
  • Fixed an issue where long pressing on note text in the view mode might cause app crash


Sworkit – Version 7.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing: Workout Plans!
    - Simply select your goal, “Leaner”, “Fitter” or “Stronger”
    - Select your current fitness level
    - Think no more.. Just follow along with workouts designed specifically to help you to reach your goals.
    - Each plan takes you through 3 workouts per week, for 6 weeks
    - You control the workout days to fit your schedule


Adobe Capture CC - Version 2.4.0

Adobe Capture CC

What’s new in this version:

  • TABLET SUPPORT – You can now use Capture CC on your tablet.
  • OTHER FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – This version includes bug fixes and performance improvements.


Google Maps - Version 9.43.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Learn what businesses are considered “best-of” by trusted publishers (like “The Best French Bakeries in NYC” by Serious Eats)
  • Book and complete an Uber ride entirely within Google Maps
  • Add a home screen shortcut to Your contributions to contribute with one tap


PayPal – Version 6.8.1


What’s new in this version:

  • PayPal Cash is now available at 7-Eleven®! Use it to add cash to your PayPal balance at stores across the US. Go to your balance and tap Add Money to get started.


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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