Best new Android apps from March 2014

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A lot of apps are released in the span of one month. It can be near impossible to keep track of them all. In order to help you find only the best apps that have been released in the last month we have assembled this list. Below you will find the best apps (and biggest updates) from the month of March. Check it out and see what apps you missed! (Click app headings for download link)

Cast Store

Cast Store

The Chromecast is starting to get support from a lot of Android apps. Unfortunately, the Chromecast section in the Play Store leaves a lot to be desired. New app “Cast Store” curates all of these Chromecast apps into an easy to use app store. Now you can find every app to take advantage of Chromecast’s full potential.

Coursera

coursera

Coursera connects students, professionals, and lifelong learners everywhere with free online courses from over 100 top-tier global universities and institutions. This app is full of valuable resources to further your education, and it’s all for free. With over 600 courses you are bound to find something interesting. Knowledge is power, which makes this app extremely powerful.

Fiverr

fiverr

What can you get for $5 anymore? With Fiverr you can get a lot. This popular service has been around for a while on other platforms. It allows people to earn some easy money while performing services that other people need. Need someone to do a voice-over for a video? Want someone to do a remix of your favorite songs? It can all be found on Fiverr.

HTC BlinkFeed

blinkfeed

Previously only available as a part of Sense, HTC BlinkFeed is now available in the Google Play store. This means that HTC will be able to update it much more easily, and other Android devices may soon be able to use it too. BlinkFeed is great if you want a simple way to keep up with social networks, calendars, and browse news.

Jawbone UP

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Jawbone’s popular fitness tracking bands have had apps on iOS and Android for a while, but this month the Android app got a lot better The UP app now works with the Jawbone UP and UP24 fitness bands. The UP24 used to only sync with USB, but now it works with Bluetooth as well. With the app you can see real-time information about your physical stats and activities.

Link Bubble

link bubble

Link Bubble is a completely new way to browse the web on your Android device. When you click on a link the webpage begins to load in the background, allowing you to continue using the app you are in. Once the page is loaded it pops up on top of the current app. You never have to leave the app you are using or wait for pages to load. This is one of the coolest new apps we’ve seen.

Notifications+

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Notifications+ solves a problem that many people have: getting Android notifications in the browser. This app makes it very easy to see all of your notifications in Chrome. There are many options and settings that allow you to customize exactly what notifications you will get. It’s very flexible and extremely handy for people who use a computer for most of the day.

Pebble 2.0

pebble

The Pebble app is not new to Android, but this month it got a giant update. Version 2.0 of the companion app for the popular smartwatch added a very important feature. It is now possible to browse the watchapp directory and install the latest apps and watch faces right from your Android phone. A Watchapp locker for your favorite apps and a new UI round out the new features.

Photowall

photowall

Photowall is a simple and fun app that works with Chromecast. With this app you can collaborate with friends and share pictures on the big screen. Anyone with the app can connect to the Chromecast and start sharing. No more showing photos on a small screen.

QuickClick

quickclick

QuickClick allows you to start any action with a sequence of Volume Buttons clicks. You can do things like take a photo or a video, toggle flashlight on and off, make a call, start a message, or start any app. Setting it up is simple. Just choose an action you want to launch, configure that action, choose the button sequence, and you’re done!

Remember the Umbrella

umbrella

One of the most important questions you can ask before going outside for the day is “will it rain?” Having an umbrella with you can be the difference between a good day and a bad day. This app will notify you when you leave the house if you should bring an umbrella. Not only is it very handy, but it is beautifully designed as well.

Timehop

timehop

This new app is a fun way to travel back in time through your social media. Ever wonder what you were tweeting about a year ago? Or what you were doing on Facebook when you first started? With this app you can take a trip down memory lane though almost all of your social networks. It has a beautiful design and is very easy to set up and use.

URL Shortener

URL

A URL shortener may sound like a boring app, but this one is very handy. In addition to allowing you to shorten URLs this app also tracks those URLs with dynamic and visual charts. You can see who is clicking on the links you share. Any link can be shared and shortened with the built-in “Share” option in Android.

Xpensy

xpensy

If you’re looking for a simple and beautiful app to track your expenses look no further than Xpensy. This app may not have the features that power users require, but for the casual user it’s perfect. You can track daily, weekly, and monthly expenses with colorful charts and graphs that show what areas you are spending the most on. Keep an eye on your spending.

What was your favorite app from March? Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know below!

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Timehop has got to be my favorite from last month. That or Linkbubble (if it wasn’t so darn expensive).

    • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

      Skip the Big Mac and buy Linkbubble. The app is worth the money.

  • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

    Xpensy looks nice, especially for casual budget stuff. Might have to give it a go!

  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

    +1 for TimeHop

  • irishrally

    The Jawbone android app has been out for a long time, like a year or so.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      But, it was recently updated!

      • irishrally

        Yep, indeed. Article makes it sound like it’s a new app. “… but this month they finally added support for Android.”

        • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

          “Below you will find the best apps (and biggest updates) from the month of March.”

          • irishrally

            What’s your point?

            This statement is false:
            “Jawbone’s popular fitness tracking bands have had apps on iOS for a while, but this month they finally added support for Android.”

            That’s all I was saying.

          • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

            This update added support for the UP24. Before it could sync with USB, but not Bluetooth. Now it can.

          • irishrally

            That’s right. The article is not.

  • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

    I really wouldn’t consider HTC Blinkfeed to be a best app since only a small fraction of the entire Android base (those that have an HTC M8) can actually install it.

    • robjackson81

      So since YOU can’t have it the app is not worthy? C’mon son, don’t be a hater!

      • Tim Work

        No, I have and turned it off. It should let me do any feed. Not the ones they have set up. I have 4 HTC Ones and we all turned that crap off.

      • Michael Vernon

        Yes. That’s exactly what Derek meant and the criticism should be taken seriously.

      • Roaduardo

        Fight! Fight! Fight!

  • Phaz0n

    I sense that Joe Fedewa is slowly but surely converting to Android.

  • Max

    Have any of you actually got photowall working? Every time I try it, it fails. On my phone when i try to add the first photo the app freaks out and says its out of memory. And on laptops, it never can find the chromecast (even though chromecast is working perfectly for everything else). I know its experimental…but they should have some information at least telling you if its a server issue or whatever.

  • MITM

    Android apps are so much more beautiful than they were back in the days when we all had HTC G1s

  • J Jones

    Link Bubble is awesome (even with the $5 pricetag for Pro). Thanks!