As we do every monday, here is your Must Have 10 Free Android Apps of the Week. Download Them now!
It’s the beginning of another exciting week and as you’re already used to get our weekly best android apps review, we’re bringing you the top apps to download for free from the Play Store. With so many highly useful free apps available it’s a great time to be an avid Android user. Here are the Must Have 10 Free Android Apps from last week:
Google’s new app can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. Field Trip is a virtual local tour guide that’s always running in the background. Whenever there is something interesting near you it pops up local information — from local history and architecture to the best restaurants and shopping — without you having to ask for it.
From Developer: Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.
If you are looking for a high functioning widget to help keep your home screens sorted, then Tabr is for you. The app is compatible with both Honeycomb and ICS, tablets or smartphones. Using it will allow you to use only one widget to show data from many applications. You can also install an additional social module (plugin) and change the layout of any module to suit your needs.
From Developer: With Tabr you only need one widget to show data from many applications! One widget to rule them all! Add the widget, then add some modules and enjoy the extra space on your homescreen while you quickly switch between modules using the tabs at the top of the widget!
Modules can also be created for any application that has a data API, if you are a developer who would like to add Tabr support visit the website.
This app helps you to get the latest gaming news and spare you the trouble of having to buy Gaming magazines. Appy Gamer also lets you become your own news editor. Build your own gaming news channels and be alerted – in real-time – on the stuff that interests you the most. Whether you want to know about PS3 or Xbox, FPS or RPG, Nintendo or PC, World of Warcraft or Diablo, this app is perfect for you.
From Developer: Appy Gamer delivers all the games news you will ever need in a sleek and fully customisable app. Never before has such a comprehensive set of games news sources been assembled into such a handy little package. It doesn’t matter what your platform of choice is, or which games push your buttons – Appy Gamer has got your craving for gaming news covered.
Notif is a simple app developed especially for Jelly Bean. It allows you to create “rich” notifications for reminders, passwords, lists, pictures, or anything else you’d like to put up there that you can think of. There are four types of notifications you can create and you also get a beautiful interface, very easy to use and understand.
From Developer: Notif is an app built for Jelly Bean that allows you to create rich notifications for reminders, passwords, lists, pictures, or anything else you’d like to put up there that you can think of!
There are four types of notifications that you can create:
1) Default, which just holds a title and one line of content
2) Big Text, which holds a title, an expanded title, and multiple lines of content
3) Big Picture, which holds a title, an expanded title, a little bit of content, and an image that you can take or retrieve from your storage
4) List, which you can add a title, up to 7 items, a summary, and a reduced one-line of content
Papyrus received “Category Honorable Mention” for productivity in the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge. It is a handwriting note-taking app that you use just like paper, but with the flexibility and advantages of modern technology. You can use it with the S-Pen, export notes to PDF for printing, share noes via email or Evernote and archive them.
From Developer: Papyrus is a natural handwriting note-taking app for Android that you use just like paper, but with the flexibility and advantages of modern technology. With Papyrus, you can go beyond paper!
- Take notes naturally with a pen on active-pen enabled devices
- Take notes with your finger or passive stylus (if you don’t have an active pen)
- Pen strokes are vector graphics
- Undo/redo strokes
- Select and move strokes
- Cut, copy, and paste strokes between notes
- Multiple paper types and sizes
- Two finger scroll
- Two finger pinch-to-zoom
- Two finger double tap to zoom to 100%
- Organize notes within notebooks (long press, drag and drop)
- Export notes to PDF for printing, archiving, or sharing
- Share notes with friends and colleagues via email, Evernote, and other service
DjRun: Running with Music:
We all know how hard it is to work out, let alone run, without having the right soundtrack to motivate us to keep on going. The App promises, using your device’s accelerometers, to give you the perfect playlist that matches your pace in order for in order for your motivation to stay up and your feet.
From Developer: DjRun plays your own music, picking songs that match your running or walking tempo. It’s as simple as hitting play! DjRun Pro can even adapt the playback tempo like a real DJ, following your stride rate! While mainly targeted towards running, DjRun works with all sports that exhibit steady repetitive movement, like walking, hiking, cycling, rope-skipping, roller skating, rowing, fitness …
ReLaunch – Launcher:
This launcher can be categorized as a smart app because it’s ability to automatically organize your apps into 9 unique categories. You can access Relaunch by swiping; you can set it to any corner of your or any side of the screen. You also get the ability to personalise with colour the launcher categories and text.
From Developer: ReLaunch automatically categorises your apps into 9 unique categories and provides an elegant yet simple launcher that can be accessed from anywhere with a single swipe.
ReLaunch does not replace your existing home launcher but merely complements it. Works in harmony with home launchers such as ADW Launcher, LauncherPro and Go Launcher EX etc.
In case you find Tasker or other automatization apps too complex, you can use Shush! to silences the phone according to a weekly schedule. Once you turn the volume level yo mute or vibration, it will ask you how long you want it to stay that way. Once the set time interval reaches an end, the ringer is restored by the app.
From Developer: When you turn your ringer off for a movie, this app turns it back on afterwards.
It’s activated when you silence your ringer using the volume buttons. You don’t need to remember a special app! Once your ringer is off, it asks you how long to stay silent. Never miss another important call.
Great for class, the office, movies and sleep.
Wikipedia for ICS:
The official Wikipedia app for Android doesn’t have the style it needs to benefit from the latest design guidelines introduced by Google with Android 4.0. This app promises to change that by offering the beautiful Holo UI while retaining the same aspects that make Wikipedia such a popular website. New features will be introduced with future updates.
From Developer: Wikipedia for ICS is a Wikipedia client designed to take advantage of the Holo UI introduced in android 4.0 to 100%. The main idea behind the application is that while using a client for a service, the client should never get in your way but instead enhance the experience and make it customizable. In Wikipedia for ICS there is a large focus on the Action Bar which is one of the most important parts of an Android application. On phones; Wikipedia for ICS will split the Action Bar – just like in Gmail – in order to provide easy access to the most important features. Wikipedia for ICS is currently in active development and new features are added frequently.
JOT! – Notes Widget:
JOT! is a nifty little app designed to help you remember all the important stuff. JOT! is designed as a widget and is not accessible through the app drawer. By placing a JOT! widget on your homescreen you are provided with a fast, clear method to quickly create and save a note. The UI recently benefited from a major overhaul and it looks very attractive.
Going to the grocery store and need to jot down some items down to remember? A group of friends sending you to Taco Bell and you need to jot down all their orders? Well instead of texting yourself, just use JOT! widget to save a quick note!
JOT is a quick one-page note widget, designed to look slick and have you ready to write in one click. This is the first in a series of our widgets, which we are focusing on usefulness, simplicity, and design.