It’s not an easy job to find new reliable Android apps and games from the Play Store, and that’s why we’re here every week, to help you with that. I hope you haven’t missed our previous edition of the best weekly new Android apps, where we featured such titles as FireChat, Coursera, Tennis 3D, Lingua.ly, Clean Droid and some more. Speaking of roundups, in case you have missed the most important news from the past week, you can go ahead and have a look at the latest Tech This Week edition.
We have two new Android apps today released by Dropbox, and the first is Carousel, an application which brings features that were requested for quite a while now by the users. It lets users of the app upload and organize their photos in a gallery-style. If you want, you can even engage yourself in private conversations with those who can see your pictures.
The Walking Dead: Season One (Free)
The Walking Dead: Season One is the first part of five-part game series and is also the single one that’s free, as you will have to pay for episode 2-5. The game takes place in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. You play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world full with zombies where your job is to protect an orphaned girl named Clementine. What’s really cool is that actions, choices and decisions that you take will affect how your story plays out.
The second app released by Dropbox is Mailbox, an application that thinks it can attract users by the way it manages to deal with email. Currently available for iCloud and Gmail users, Mailbox comes with some features such as ability to snooze emails, mute conversations, auto-swipe and others. The user interface that it delivers is really clean and makes dealing with your email a cool thing to do.
Family Guy The Quest for Stuff (Free)
Family Guy is one of the most beloved animated sitcoms and that’s why the recently released Family Guy The Quest for Stuff game has already become so popular. The original writers have be co-opted for the creation of the app, so there are plenty of funny jokes to be enjoyed inside the game. You can customize characters with hilarious outfits, save Quahog from large-scale invasions and make your town beautiful with your own decorations.
There are plenty of apps that you can choose to transform your Android device into a portable scanner and Scanbot definitely deserves to be on that list. What sets this app apart is the fact that it can create premium quality PDF scans with over 200 dpi, a quality usually delivered by modern desktop scanners. After you have scanned your docs, you can then send them via email or upload them to Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote and other cloud services. The app also comes with automatic edge detection and scanning and smart background upload.
Impossible Road ($1.99)
Impossible Road is one of those minimalist games that look really cool, even if the concept they’re built on is really simple. Touted as a “pure, minimal arcade game about risk, reward, and rollercoasters”, this game is about guiding a big white ball ball down the roller coaster-like track at speed. To get a higher score, you need to reach as many gates as possible. The game supports Google Play Game Services for leaderboards and achievements and is also optimized for tablets and smaller devices.
Javelin Browser (Free)
There’s definitely not a shortage of browsers for Android devices, but Javelin has built a name for itself thanks to its special features. First of all, the browser comes with a really well-designed user interface and is touted as the “number one mobile browser with built-in adblock”. So, this means that this is the best browser when it comes to removing ads. It come with a really useful reading mode and has a one-touch navigation for everything. Besides this, it comes with intelligent bookmarks, built-in proxy services and incognito mode.
Pelé: King of Football (Free)
I’m a fan of mobile football (soccer) games, and have always been on the lookout for reliable titles to download and play on my device. Pelé: King of Football is a new soccer game which brings streamlined gesture controls, letting you play as Pelé himself. You can reach the World Stage or play in Pelé Blitz against your friends or others in online competitions. It’s really cool that you can even win real world prizes, like signed soccer balls. I’ve downloaded the game myself and have already spent more than a few good hours playing it!
Knock Lock (Free)
Just like you have probably guessed by its name, this is a simple Android app that allows you to take the locking of your Android device to a new level. Knock Lock lets you to select area on your display to enable “knock to sleep” feature and you can also select the size of the area available for knocking. The application is really easy to use and doesn’t take almost anything from your battery life, so you won’t even know it’s there.
Capitaine Train (Free)
One of the most popular transport solutions in Europe is by train. The service has been available as a web app since 2011, and now it’s been released for Android users, as well. At the moment, users from the following countries and train companies can use it to easily buy train tickets – France (SNCF, iDTGV, iDBUS), UK (Eurostar), Switzerland (Lyria), Belgium and Netherlands (Thalys).