The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 5, 2013
Our top pick on this week’s list of the Best New Android Apps is an app called Fixya from the fine folks behind the website of the same name. Fixya is a site than can show you how to fix anything, and the official app lets you take videos of your problems and post them online for solutions. It’s a social way to get something fixed, and if it’s an app you’ll definitely want to have on your smart phone or tablet. Fixya is free to download on Google Play.
This one’s not going to be for everyone, but it’s going to be a very popular app over the next few months. The Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app is an app that can help you transfer all your important information from your old Galaxy S device to your brand new Galaxy S4. It’s simple to use, but only works if you have a S2, S3, Note 1 or Note 2. It’s the easiest ways to transfer your info to the S4, and it’s free to download on Google Play.
ArcNote is a new way to take notes with your Android camera, and it’s a simple as pressing a button. You can store and manage all your notes, include text comments or voice notations, and it’s designed to work great in low light. It does as advertised, and it’s free to download on Google Play.
This one’s been out for a few weeks, but it’s a handy little app if you’re in to photography. The HELMUT Film Scanner lets you scan and digitize your old negatives, and you’ll be able to easily share your lomo shots without any type of format restrictions. There are lots of great features, and it’s definitely an app worth a look if you have a lot of negatives lying around. The HELMUT Film Scanner is free to download on Google Play.
If you’re online all day, there are probably a lot of things you forget, but Archify can assist you with that as it “captures” your online life and makes it searchable. It can dig through your contacts for text messages, archive your mobile browsing history, and pick through your social media accounts to find any important information you need. It’s going to require a lot of permissions to pull it off, but it works extremely well and looks to be a great app to have if you’re always connected. Archify is free to download on Google Play.
If you’re the sneaky sort and want to keep things locked down on your phone, Text and File Hider Plus is a great way to do that as it acts as a vault for SMS texts, photos, files, and contacts. You can hide almost anything, and everything is easily accessible to you through a sneaky widget with PIN protection. Splashpad Mobile’s Text and File Hider Plus is free to download if you want to give it a go.
7. Agawi Beta
This one is only available in certain regions, but is worth paying attention to due to its concept alone. Agawi will let you play Indie PC games on your tablet. You read that correctly. It’s another cloud-based gaming app, but it’s all about Indies which is certainly nice to see. We’ll have a full review of Agawi in the coming weeks, you can check out the app now if it’s available in your region.