The Best New Android Apps of the Week – April 21, 2013
Whether you’re looking for Android apps to make you laugh, take notes or keep your phone safe, this week’s edition of the Best New Android Apps of the Week has a little something for everyone.
1. One Today
There are plenty of nonprofit’s out there to choose from if you want to make a donation towards a project, and a few days ago Google released an Android app to help you choose projects that inspire you. The One Today app puts a new project up every day, and you’ll be able to pledge a buck to the project of your choice with a simple tap. You’ll also be able to goad your friends in to donating via social media. The charitable nature of the app made it a lock for the top spot in this weeks list of the Best New Android Apps, and we’ll have a full write up on One Today on Wednesday. If you feel like giving, the One Today app is free to download on Google Play.
If you enjoy a good laugh, you probably enjoy a good comic strip. GoComics gives you access to hundreds of popular comic strips and panels including popular comics like Dilbert, Garfield, and The Peanuts along with my personal favorites Calvin & Hobbes and Bloom County. You need an account to get access to all the features, but setting up an account is easy and free. If you’re ready to give it a whirl you can check out Andrews McMeel’s GoComics for free on Google Play.
I quit covering “optimizing” apps some time ago, but I’ll make an exception in the case of AVG TuneUp Battery Saver. This Android app gives you a handy widget that lets you access smart utilities that can help you fine tune your device. You’ll be able to extend your battery, kill unwanted tasks, monitor your data, and free up space to speed up your phone. If you’ve been thinking about trying an optimization app, this is a great one to try and it’s free to download on Google Play.
Another week, another note taking app… although this one’s a bit different and quite nice. InNote is a note taking app that uses your handwriting and “natural” digital ink along with a full set of tools to make a snazzy looking sig. It’s one of the simpler apps of this nature that we’ve used, and there’s even a handy annotation feature you can use alongside CamScanner. IntSig Information’s InNote is free to download if you’d like to give it go.
Bitdefender recently released the mobile version of their popular antivirus, and if you’re a fan of their antivirus scanner it’s an app you’ll want to check out. Bitdefender Antivirus Free works tirelessly to keep your favorite Android device virus free as it scans your system along with any new apps you install. As the name implies, the app is free to download and if you like what you see you can upgrade to the Pro version which offers additional features for $9.95 a year.
Doo is a document reader that helps you keep in sync with your documents whether they’re stored on your device or in the cloud. You can use doo’s quick search to find the documents you need in a flash or sync up with the desktop app to access files on your hard drive. It’s easy to use and it’s free to download on Google Play.
If you’re looking for a torrent client for Android then Torrentex from Oidapps is definitely worth a look. It’s a lightweight client that’s’ simple to use and gives you easy access to torrent downloads from your mobile device. It has plenty of handy features, but the best feature is that it’s free and has no crazy permissions to deal with. You can pick up Torrentex for free on Google Play.
This one’s certainly not for everybody just yet, but if you’re lucky enough to own a Google Glass device you’ll want to pick it up. MyGlass lets you configure and manage your glass device from your smartphone, and it has puppies in pajamas. If you own Glass you’ll want to grab the app if you haven’t already, and you can pick it up for free on Google Play. Even if you don’t own Glass its good news as it every official app gets a little bit closer to a wide release!