6 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly
Welcome to this week’s edition of Google Play Weekly! This week we talk about Canadians finally getting Google Play Music. Portal is coming to NVIDIA Shield next week. Google Wallet and Google Camera both got updates this week and don’t forget about Google Maps! Rovio’s new non-Angry Birds team called LVL11 is about to release a new game called Retry. Google Now continues to roll out awesome updates spanning back from last week. Finally, here are 6 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week.
First up this week is Chadder. This is the latest app out of Etransfr and is publicly backed by John McAfee. The premise is simple. This is another one of those anonymous messaging apps where nobody can see what you type except the person you’re typing to. The idea is cool but the app is a little buggy as the developers frankly state that they kind of rushed this beta release. For now, unless you enjoy trying out brand new stuff, it’s probably best to wait until this app gets a few more features and a few more fixes.
Firefox for Android, desktop, and pretty much everywhere else updated recently. Included are a few new features, a few UI tweaks, a new sync service, and a bunch of other stuff. You can now sign into Firefox sync on your desktop and mobile and it’ll sync your history, bookmarks, tabs, etc pretty much just like Chrome and that’s actually really exciting. I’ve been using this for about a week now and it’s worth checking out.
9 Cards Home Launcher is an interesting concept. If you’ll recall back in the day I did a review of Everything.Me launcher. Imagine having what that launcher had without being required to change your home launcher and that’s pretty much what 9 Cards Home Launcher does. It categorizes your apps into categories such as social, media, etc then categorizes them again depending on what time of day you use which apps. You can then swipe to get to them quickly. The best part is 9 Cards lays over top of your current launcher so you don’t have to give up anything to use it. It’s free and it’s kind of cool.
Videostream in a nifty Android application and Google Chrome extension that allows you to stream local videos to your TV through Chromecast. Yes, there are apps out there that do this but the more the merrier I always say. The claim to fame is the ability to stream videos up to 1080p and it’s available on both computers and mobile devices. So far it’s received solid reviews and rocks a 4.2 rating on the Play Store. It’s also free, so go get it!
Frequency is kind of what would happen if you took internet video, RSS, and cross bred them into an application. The app lets you find various video feeds from a whole bunch of sources and kind of create your own little video channel from those feeds. It has YouTube, The Wall Street Journal, and many other widely popular and highly regarded video sources. It’s not just news as you can get anything from epic fail videos to cat videos too. It’s free to try, so why not download it?
If you’re in your late 20’s or older you may remember a PC gem called Transport Tycoon. If you do and you want some actual retro awesomeness, then you can now get Transport Tycoon for Android. The entire game has been ported to Android so you’ll be able to play the game in all its glory all over again. It’s $6.99 in the Google Play Store but there are no micro transactions at all so you can just buy it and SIM it up old school.