Number One on our list of the Best New Android Apps of the week is an Android app you may have heard of or already use… Swype. Yup, the folks at Nuance Communications finally brought Swype out of beta last week, and now you see what all the fuss is about if you never tried the beta. You can read a bit more about Swype here or check it out on Google Play.
Interested in making things out of things? If so, you’ll want to check out Creatorverse from Linden Research. You’ll use a wide variety of parts to build crazy contraptions, and you’ll use physics to set things in motion. It’s a lot of fun for kids and adults, and it’s free to download on Google Play.
If you’re rooted keep reading, and if not you’ll probably want to skip this one. SoftKeyZ is a new Android app from Janis Elfert with an extremely handy function. It lets you change the Navigational Buttons/Soft Keys on your phone. It does exactly as advertised, and it gives you over 150 different Soft Keys to choose from. Great app, and well worth the $1.99 asking price if you’re rooted.
Weebly lets you set up a blog from your phone, and it makes things easy with its drag & drop web creator. The app works extremely well for what it is, just don’t expect a full-fledged website editor. If you’re looking to set up a Weebly blog or already run one it’s an app you’ll want to check out. You can pick up Weebly for free on Google Play.
As the weather starts heating up, the cycles start coming out. If you’re planning on doing some biking the Runtastic Road Bike app may be just the thing for you. The app gives you access to thousands of biking routes, can track your critical metrics via GPS, and even gives you motivational messages in several different languages. There’s a lite version of the app you can check out, and if you like what you see the full version can be yours for $4.99.
6. Be Reminded
Are you forgetful? If so, reminder apps are a great way to keep track of important tasks. Jagdos’s Be Reminded does as advertised by reminding you through notifications on your favorite Android device. It’s simple to use, and it’s free to download on Google Play.
If you’re in to Retro gaming chances are you’ve heard of the Amiga, and if you want to emulate it Amiga Forever Essentials is a good way to go. It will install officially licensed system ROM files for several different Amiga OS versions, and it’s well worth a look if you dig Amiga games. You can pick up Cloanto’s Amiga Essentials Forever for $0.99 on Google Play.
Rounding out our Best New Android Apps list is a new talking animal offering from Outfit 7 called Ginger’s Birthday. Ginger has just turned 5 years old and you’ll get to do things like feed him cake, blow party whistles, and play mini-games. The cat repeats what you say, and can be poked and prodded ’til your hearts content. Ginger’s Birthday is free to download.