Time to download Top Free Android Apps of the Week.
Almost end of the year 2012 and developers want to have a good start for new year with some great apps expecting to become very popular on the Play Store. Since Android 4.0 Google has recreated the user interface and the framework for all the new android apps to be released. So we’ve seen some great designs for the latest entries on the Store. Let us take a look on what new additions are worth downloading for free from the last week:
Falcon Widget (for Twitter)
Though we have mentioned it before, it is worth taking a look at it again due to the recent updates to it. It is also a great app to combine with the latest Twitter client from the same developer - Falcon Pro (for Twitter) - that will surely become one of the best available on the Play Store. This minimal widget is a fully featured Twitter client supporting some deep customization options.
From Developer: Falcon is a powerful *WIDGET* that brings a full Twitter client to your homescreen ! [for Android 3.0+]
If you don’t see the widget in your widget drawer, simply reboot your device ###
- Read your Timeline / mentions without even opening an app
- Open web pages (internal browser), pictures, videos and replies from any tweet in one tap – Fastest access to content ever !
- Tweet, Retweet and reply from the widget or the popups
- Much more
Brought by Autodesk Inc., this is one of the most comprehensive photo editing tools available. It includes over 600 effects, overlays, and borders for image personalisation and supports a great yet powerful design. Among the many features you will find basic options for brightness, contrast, crop and such and more advanced effects and tools. Social features are also available.
From developer: More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, free!
Pixlr Express is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Then choose from more than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image—all for free. From the makers of Pixlr-o-matic, Pixlr Express will make you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.
For Microsoft gaming platform fans this app can become a must-have. Though it has been available for some time, barely now you can use it with your Android tablet, including 7-inch devices such as the Nexus 7. It functions as a remote control for the Xbox 360 console, including its music and video features, but also as a touchscreen keyboard, and with potential to act as a second screen for games too.
From Developer: Use Xbox SmartGlass to enhance your entertainment on Xbox 360.
Xbox SmartGlass lets your phone work with your Xbox 360 console to bring rich, interactive experiences and unique content about what you’re watching or playing, right to the device that’s already in your hand. Interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, and games, and bring remote control to a whole new level.
Microsoft has launched the official Outlook.com app for Android but don’t get your hopes up about it. It has an interface that is not worth of such a name as the software Giant’s and has nothing in common with the Android 4.x design guidelines. It provides basic features and reported to be working, even though poorly rated on the Store.
From Developer: This official Microsoft Outlook.com app gives you easy access to Oulook.com so you never miss an email. Send and receive emails in your Outlook.com account on the go from your Android device. Sign in using your existing Microsoft account, usually your Outlook.com email address and password.
Smart TV Remote
If you are looking for a way to comfortably control your Smart TV then this solution must be given a shot. It includes all the basic and advanced options for controlling your connected TV over the local network. The app has been mainly tested on Samsung TVs (B-, C-, D- and E-Series) TV’s but it could work on other brands as well. There is also a version for Android tablets.
From Developer: Smart Remote allows controlling your Samsung TV simply over the local network.
It offers the possibility to switch between channels not only by using the channel number, but by using channel icons to switch between TV channels independent from their position in the channel list. Thus, channel sorting on the TV is not needed anymore. Simply configure and sort your favorite channels on the remote.
This app was tested with different Samsung TVs (B-, C-, D- and E-Series), but it could happen that some devices are not supported.
EA Daily Deals
EA fans have been surely waiting for something like this and now it is available on the Store. The app has been designed to be very easy to use and kept in handy. It is available in the form of a widget that informs you of all the daily deals that you shouldn’t miss.
From Developer: Never miss a deal!
The award-winning EA Daily Deals is now available in one handy widget. Never miss an offer – get up-to-the-minute deals delivered straight to your home screen!
**Download today and get an exclusive World Series of Poker live wallpaper!**
Join over 15 MILLION players worldwide and…
• DISCOVER the best from EA, including popular, chart-topping FREE games
UpTo – Calendar Redefined
This app has been featured on many blogs and sites as one of the best of its kind. Not only integrates extensive features but it is also able to provide all your social events displayed in one place. It also pulls data from other streams, such as other public streams for sporting matches, gigs and so on.
From Developer: UpTo gives you a social stream of the upcoming events that matter to you most. Follow friends and family to see plans they’re sharing. Follow public streams to see what’s coming up in sports, music, movies and more.
But seeing what’s coming up is only half the fun. UpTo unlocks the power of your calendar by making it super simple to share what you’re up to with who you want, when you want, before the event takes place.
If you are tired of seeing ads appear everywhere, this new solution available on the Store is one of the most comprehensive yet to help you get rid of them. It works on rooted as well as non-rooted devices, something you don’t see very often, and is developed through a community driven project.
From Developer: Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads on your Android device. NO ROOT REQUIRED!
It blocks all online advertising when browsing, and when using your favorite apps like Angry Birds. It is 100% free and makes your Android device much more enjoyable.
Adblock Plus blocks: mobile ads, video advertising, banners, push notifications, display advertising, HTML5 advertising, and much more.
Live TV for Android
Apps for watching TV on Android are highly sought and even though there are many options available on the Store, just a few function the way they should. This app has received some good ratings so far and provides access to a large number of channels for enjoying Live TV from your device.
From Developer: Free Live television for your mobile device. Watch over 100 live TV channels including music, movies, sports, cartoons, news and more, including: BBC Four, Fox 8 News, Swimsuit TV, Ultimate Anime TV, and many more.
This app is supported via search. Please note that the following will be added to your device once you download the app – Search icon, bookmark link and browser homepage. You can delete/replace these search points easily. This is a way to make money from this app and giving it to you for free. Thank you for your understanding.
Transparent Screen Launcher
Even though there are some other good alternatives of the same kind, this one is worth giving a shot not only because of its free nature. It functions as it should and helps with texting or using the device while in crowded places without bumping into people or tripping. It also integrates many features, including a fun Santa camera.
From Developer: Transparent Mobile(Transparent Launcher,Transparent Paint,Guitar,Windows 8,game)
Transparent Screen Launcher make your mobile transparent Transparent Screen Launcher allow you to make the screen transparent using camera!By using this app we can safely browse apps on mobile while walking on roads and avoid accident on roads.
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