The Top New Android Apps of the Week – March 17, 2013
This week’s picks for our list of the Top New Android Apps of the Week include apps that let you change your appearance, build crazy projects, and keep you safe while your texting. There’s a little something for everyone so sit back, relax, and enjoy our list of the Top New Android Apps of the Week.
Autodesk has put out some killer apps, and you can now add one more to that list with Instructables for Android. The app gives you access to all the goodies from the website where you can discuss projects, share and favorite things, and discover cool new projects to tinker with. It’s a great looking app and it’s free to download.
The Walking Dead Dead Yourself app is a “must have” app for any Walking Dead fan and a no-brainer for our list of the Top New Android Apps of the Week. As the name implies you can zombify a photo of yourself or a friend, and share it for all the world to see. New props are added every Sunday during the season, and the app is free to download if you want to zombify yourself before tonight’s new Walking Dead.
Vybe is a handy little Android app that lets you create custom vibration patterns for your contacts. It’s very useful in situations where you need to have your phone on silent, but want to know who’s trying to get ahold of you. It’s simple to use, works like a charm, and best of all it’s free! You can pick up Itchy Fingerz Digital Studios Vybe on Google Play.
Tired of running into things while you text or browse on your phone? If so Sidewalk Buddy can help you out as it gives you a pop-up live feed from your rear facing camera as you walk. We’ve seen apps like this before, but none have pulled it off as well as Sidewalk Buddy. You can pick up theSOULwithin apps Sidewalk Buddy for free on Google Play.
Our smartphones come with a lot of cool features, but text editing isn’t necessarily one that stands out. Draft looks to change that by giving you an easy to use text editor for your phone or tablet. You can create and edit text, search documents, organize notes, and Markdown files. It’s not going to replace an office suite on your tab, but it will do the job (and do it well) if you’re looking for something a bit more compact. You can check out Flyable’s Draft for $1.49 on Google Play.
The official DIRECTV for Tablets app hit Android last week and you can now watch select television from anywhere in your home. In addition to some TV time you’ll also be able to setup lists of your favorite channels, browse for shows, and set DVR recordings. I haven’t tried this one out (Comcast), but it looks to be a great app to have if you’ve got DirectTV.
This one’s not for everyone, but if you’re Rooted you know exactly what it does and who Clockworkmod is. If you know who Clockworkmod is, then you know why you’ll want to try out their new Superuser app. It’s Open Source, has pin protection, and even gives you multiuser support. Did we mention it’s free? If you’re looking to change your Superuser app, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
Croodify Yourself is a new Android app that lets you see what it’s like to be a member of the Crood clan. You can see what you’ll look like as any member of the prehistoric family and there are several different backgrounds to choose from. It’s a fun app for the kids and it’s free to download on Google Play.
Not much to say about this one. If you use Chameleon Launcher you know it’s a slick looking app, and the Calendar Add-In lets you add your local calendars to the Chameleon Calendar widget. The Calendar Add-In is free to download, but you’ll have to have v2 of the launcher installed to use it.
10. Shady Contacts
Most of us have been paranoid at one time or another about messages or calls on our phones. That’s where Shady Contacts can help you out as it allows you to lock down messages and call logs you want to keep away from prying eyes. The best defense is to just delete the logs and texts, but Shady Contacts can also do the job.
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