Looking for new apps for your Android phone or tablet? Check out our weekly round-up for the latest apps and click on the links to download them for free.
1. Telegram (Get it for your android) Free
Facebook announcement that it bought WhatsApp for $19 billion ended up sending users to other apps. One of the lucky beneficiaries of this exodus was Telegram Messenger.
This app, founded by Russian billionaires Pavel and Nikolai Durov, ended up adding 8 million new users. Its another anonymous messaging app that lets users send an assortment of messages but the company touts their network as being very secure.
Pushbullet (Get it for your android) Free
Pushbullet makes it easy to send messages to all your devices, but now you can automate the process. The newest version of Pushbullet comes with support for Tasker, because manually pushing things between your internet-connected devices is for chumps.
3. Type Your Ringtone Lite (Get it for your android) Free
There is an app for pretty much everything at this point. It’s like rule 34 for smartphones, and that’s where Type Your Ringtone comes in. You just enter some text, and the app turns it into a ringtone. What, this isn’t what you’ve always wanted?
4. G Cloud backup (Get it for your android) Free
Have you checked out the latest update with G Cloud? The backup app you’ll want to download on your Droid. With the new enhancements, you can view your backedup items in a Cloud Gallery, upgrade your account to Unlimited Storage with a pivotal price as well as locating your Android for Free and tons more! If you want to backup all your app&game settings just download the key for rooted from here!
5. Wickr-Top Secret Messenger (Get it for your android) Free
Wickr is a powerful messaging app that provides military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages. While similar to Snapchat, Wickr lets you set a countdown timer to set for a self-destructing messages. The length can last for six hours or up to a few seconds.
6. Plex for PlexPass (Get it for your android) Free
Plex was one of the early apps to add Chromecast support. This is great, because as a service that takes content stored on one of your computers and makes it accessible anywhere, it’s the ideal candidate for Chromecasting. Yet the team isn’t settling for simply putting videos up on the big screen, and after the latest update, the app now goes a step further by tossing up detailed information on it while you browse through content on your mobile device.
7. THIEF? COMPANION Promo (Get it for your android) Free
The fourth Thief game is hitting consoles and PCs in North America today, and as you would expect, Square Enix has dropped a full companion app into the Play Store. A lite version came out earlier this month that provided game news, trailers, artwork, screenshots, and other ways to hype up eager gamers. Now the full version, priced at $2.99, is here to serve as a true companion to the main experience.
8. Stitcher Radio for Podcasts (Get it for your android) Free
Stitcher Radio has made the jump to version 3.2, and it’s a pretty nice update. Ever start a podcast and wish you could come back to it later without having to search? The app’s new “Listen Later” feature will take care of that problem. Just click on an episode and hit up the “Add to Listen Later” option that appears. You can then access it and other saved episodes from the sidebar.
9. PasswordBox (Get it for your android) Free
If you’re not into LastPass for whatever reason (or just looking for something new), it may be time to check out PasswordBox. It’s basically on par with LP when it comes to price ($12/ year) and having you covered across multiple devices (Android app and Chrome extension), but as of the most recent
update to the Android app, it also boasts a feature that LastPass can’t hold a candle to: one-tap logins. It’s killer.
10. Type Machine (Get it for your android) $2.04
It’s profoundly annoying when some janky web form or app crashes and you lose a bunch of text, but you’re just a few clicks away from stopping that once and for all on your Android device. Type Machine silently backs up every word you type so you can retrieve it later. Does this sound both awesome and worrisome? Well, it’s only one of those.