Here is our weekly special : Android Apps of the Week. Checkout them below and Download instantly.
Last Monday Google announced the new version of its operating system for mobile devices. Android 4.2 brings a number of useful features, like Photo Sphere – panning around with your device’s camera to create beautiful photos in any direction. The new Android 4.2 is expected to be available on the new Nexus devices, as well as the older models in the form of updates. While we wait for the latest version of Android let’s see some of the best free apps for this week:
One of the top favorite launchers of all time for Android just got better. We thought that ADW would never get updated but now it has and brought a lot of new features. You now get the UI elements from Jelly Bean and some new features. Above all the launcher is fast and retains the small memory footprint the old version offered.
From Developer: DW.Launcher, beyond tweaking your android desktop
Highly customizable home replacement application
What’s a home replacement application?
Is a normal android application that will run when you press your android device’s HOME key. It’s what usually people know as the “android desktop”.
Among the favorite customization apps, Zooper Widget suite is rather new on the Play Store but it has already won some serious fans. It brings many features, including templates to download and fonts and it comes in all sizes. It is able to display useful info, such as battery level, weather, wifi signal and others.
From Developer: Minimal, classy, extremely customizable and battery friendly Clock Widget with all the data you need, at once!
Zooper Widget has been built from ground up with battery in mind, nothing will be done while your phone sleeps, no weather will be updated if you have no weather information on screen, no location will be updated if you do not ask to.
Zooper Widget does not use much memory when it’s running, even with 10 widgets on your screen it won’t grow more than 7 or 8 megabytes. During configuration however RAM usage can grow even to 25mb, this is normal and the space will be released some time after config is closed.
Hide It Pro
I’m sure that like most of as you have sensitive pictures or videos stored on your device. Using this app you can hide them and protect them with a password so noone but you can access them. The app masks as a simple Audio Manager and long taping the logo inside the app and inputting the password takes you to a dedicated menu where are your hidden files can be found.
From Developer: Hide the Pictures/Videos you don’t want anyone to see.
Hide Pictures ,Videos, Applications, Messages , Calls in your phone. COMPLETELY FREE and UNLIMITED version.
The app is cleverly disguised as “Audio Manager” in the App Drawer.
Disguises itself as a Audio Manager app which can be used to turn the volumes up and down. but if you Long press on the Audio Manager title the real Hide It Pro app will launch, which is basically your secret vault of pics/videos/messages/apps etc.
CNN App for Android Phones
Get all your news from CNN using the new version of CNN App for Android Phones. There is also a free version for tablets worth downloading. The app provides a sleek UI and has been updated with support for the latest version of Android – Jelly Bean.
From Developer: Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.
• Get breaking news alerts and follow stories as they develop.
• Go beyond the surface with international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories and more.
• Watch video clips and coverage of live events as they unfold.
• Contribute your story or opinion to CNN iReport by uploading photos and video directly from your app. Follow other iReporters and see stories from their point of view.
• Choose the font size that most appeals to you.
If you ever wished you could read all the important tech news from the best in business then this app is for you. It provides feeds from the most popular sources, such as TechRadar, Gizmodo, T3 Magazine, The Next Web and more. You can also set-up your own personal news channels on the topics of your choice, and explore the news through TagNav™, an innovative news navigation system.
From Developer: Too busy to search all the latest tech news? Don’t have time to stay up to date on Geek culture?
Appy Geek brings you all the leading tech news sources from the industry in a cleverly laid-out user interface, including TechRadar, Gizmodo, T3 Magazine, The Next Web and more… Staying at the cutting edge of innovation has never been so easy!
The app covers your topics and delivers full articles, photos and videos directly to your device so you never miss what is important to you.
What’s even better is you don’t even need to open it, just set alerts on the topics that really matter, and let the news come to you!
Give your home screens a new look using Glass Widgets. The suite provides clock, weather, calendar, news and other useful details in a design that is most appealing. All the widgets are semi-transparent, with a nice smoked glass look. But the paid version will allow you to change the tint and transparency of the background as you wish.
From Developer: Yet another set of basic home screen widgets.
They are designed to provide you with the most important information at a glance, yet still allow you to enjoy your (Live-) wallpaper.
NFC Task Launcher
More and more manufacturers are starting to realise the usefulness of the wireless transfer standard called NFC. In today’s smartphones you are likely to find this feature and if you do then use this app to take full advantage of it. You can configure NFC tags to activate or deactivate certain functions when scanning a certain tag.
From Developer: Automatically switch between car, home and office profiles using NFC. Put an NFC tag in your car, home, office and bedroom and automatically change settings, and launch apps by touching a tag.
You can do cool things such as:
- Turn on Bluetooth, turn off Wifi and start your favorite music app when you place it in a dock or scan a tag in your car
- Set your ringer to vibrate, dim the display and set an alarm when you scan a tag on your night stand
- Start up Wifi and automatically connect to your home network when you come home (this also works great for guests so they never have to enter your wireless network info manually)
Wifi Unlocker 2.0
This app lets you manage all your wireless connections. Using it you will be able to connect to a network in a safe and secure manner. It also provides the means for storing all the different passwords for WiFi at work, at home or on the go. The UI is clean and very easy to understand and use.
From Developer: This is for audit only and remember wifi passwords, these should not be used in wrong way, this is for help people who lost their password or want improve the security only
supports several modem, and get the default wep password
this works on several countries, if isn’t working in your drop me an email to research or drop support for your country, i don’t want you feel like I’m cheating you
One Touch Battery Saver
One Touch Battery Saver app provides all the features you need to extend your device’s battery life. It provides a very clean and appealing interface and does not use many hardware resources. Using it you will bet a Battery Monitor that clearly shows the status of battery life and usage. Other features include switching & managing Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, background light, sound, synchronization in one touch, and provides different styles of widget that allow you to turn on the app with one tap.
From Developer: Just one touch to save battery!
When the power is insufficient in your device, you can click “Power saving” mode to activate the mode. At the time the following changes will occur : inactivate WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS location system, background light、vibration and synchronization; Activate silent mode. You can also press “setting”button to personalize items you want to close.
Click “Power saving”button again to close the mode and return to last activated mode.
Two kinds of desktop widget（1×1,2×1） to help you quick start and close power saving mode.
Timetable Android App is a must have for students to organise their study planning. It has a beautiful Holo interface that looks good on both Android phones and tablets. You are able to view your timetable as list and as grid and search in your timetable and tasks. It also provides widgets that you can use on your home screen and take a look at your schedule.
From Developer: Timetable is the most beautiful and intuitive app on Google Play for managing your school or university life. Save your timetable and all tasks from homework to exams. Often forget to turn down your phones volume? No problem the app automatically mutes (automute) your phone during lessons.
Hope you will enjoy our Android Apps of the Week List. Cheers!