5 Android Apps You Don’t Want To Miss! – [Google Play Weekly]

by: Joe HindyOctober 5, 2013

A lot has happened around the Google Play Store this week. Google Chrome got two updates, including one that adds gesture controls and one for beta that adds web-apps to your home screen. Also, Plants vs Zombies 2 gets released kind of, an app comes out to mimic the Moto X, and Hulu Plus gets Chromecast friendly.

TeamViewer Android apps - Google Play WeeklyTeamViewer

[Price: Free]
First up this week is TeamViewer. The app was recently updated to include a few new features including clipboard synchronization, more lock remote computer options, and, of course, the boilerplate bug fixes and performance Get it on Google Playimprovements. If you’ve been holding off on remote communication between your PC and Android devices, now’s a good time to check it out.

TeamViewer Android Apps - Google Play Weekly

Rdio Android apps - Google Play WeeklyRdio

[Price: Free]
The popular Rdio app has been getting only better lately and with its latest update, it is probably better than it’s ever been.

Get it on Google PlayThe latest updates give users new stations to listen to, let’s people share stations, and now stations are free on mobile. Who doesn’t like free?

Rdio - Android Apps - Google Play Weekly

Simple Home Screen Android apps Google Play WeeklySimple Home Screen

[Price: Free]
Our next app is a nifty little launcher that is designed for simplicity and ease of use for senior citizens. If you know someone who could benefit from a simple launcher with large icons, then this is the app we’d recommend for them. Get it on Google PlayIt’s free, it can turn Android into something literally everyone can use, and it really is a helpful and awesome app.

Simple Home Screen Android apps Google Play Weekly

TripAdvisor - Android Apps - Google Play WeeklyTripAdvisor

[Price: Free]
TripAdvisor made our best travel apps list from a couple of months ago and it’s back again in our trending this week. In recent updates, TripAdvisor has overhauled their UI. The new UI is a lot cleaner, more user friendly, and everything seems to be loading faster. Get it on Google PlayIf you dumped TripAdvisor before, we recommend giving it another shot. It’s free, so it can’t hurt right?

TripAdvisor - Android apps - Screenshot

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey - Android appsYahoo! Fantasy Hockey

[Price: Free]
The hockey season has started and Yahoo has finally updated their fantasy app for the 2013-2014 season. Get it on Google PlayIt hasn’t gotten the UI updates that Yahoo’s weather app has gotten, but it’s still a functional and powerful app if you play Yahoo! Fantasy hockey. It’s a nice app and it’s ready for the season.

Android Apps - Yahoo Fantasy Hockey

Do you have any apps to recommend? Tune back next Friday for another episode of the Google Play Weekly!

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  • Leonardo Rojas

    Team Viewer is a marvel n.n
    I know there can be others, but, to -remotely- browse my computers’ hard drive and transfer files to my smartphone is the one I go to.

    I have Splashtop 2, too. I heard it’s faster than Team Viewer, but haven’t tried it yet o.O

  • Muddy_Water

    Is the any app on android that does what X-Remote does on ios?


    • Emil

      Unified Remote

      • Muddy_Water


    • Leonardo Rojas

      Are you kidding? That app looks like a baby in diapers compared to Unified Remote.

      • Muddy_Water

        It works but it has a long way to go before it will be better than X-Remote

        • Leonardo Rojas

          I saw it a bit limited. Well, it must have its power hidden, and its UI is very nice.

          Are you new to Android? Which smartphone do you have?

  • AndroidBrian

    There’s fantasy hockey?

    • JosephHindy

      Yes, and it’s awesome.

  • Geeko

    Dude,you should cut your hair.

  • best collection. thanks

  • Carlos Chen

    From my personal experience, apps through personal recommendation is so far a much better way than the ranking on google play.

    Take the basic category of voice recorder apps on Android for example, the ranking on google play seems NEVER changed since its starting. The top 1 is always the “Smart Voice Recorder” with such an idiotic look-and-feel. The top 2 “Easy Voice Recorder” is a bit better but still lacking advanced functionalities. If you compare them with the “Easy and Smart Voice Recorder” under https://play.google.com/store/… with much more powerful pre-scheduling capability and much more beautiful design, you know the problem of google play ranking. Naturally the developer of this app has tried to use the combined name to improve the chance to be discovered.

  • Nice list of Android Apps. I have used many of them while many of them are still new to me. Keep updating us about the new apps.

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