Summers are here, and to make them more enjoyable, Google is celebrating a summer sale on the Play Store. There are some great apps and games available for as low as Rs 10, so be sure to check them out. But if you are wondering which apps and games trended on the digital storefront by virtue of being newbies or getting a huge update, you’re at the right place. This week, we have an assorted mix of titles. So without further delay, here are the top Android apps and games.
BitTorrent might be best known for catching up on a TV series or movie via torrent, but with its latest app, the company is aiming to become a major platform for music and videos. BitTorrent Now lets you enjoy music and videos from underground and independent artists. The app allows you to stream the content or save it for later, check out trending videos, and personalise your experience. The app is completely free and works on an ad-supported model.
Leading cloud storage provider Dropbox has been updated with a bunch of features for enhancing its productivity quotient. With the document scanning feature, you can use the app to scan whiteboards, receipts or sketches, and store them permanently in your account. You can also create Microsoft Office documents from the Dropbox app, be it Word, Powerpoint or Excel. With a better camera uploads option, the app offers better organisation capabilities to ensure that you don’t run out of storage.
With technology trying to make everything easier and faster for us, how can those dreaded customer care calls be left behind? A new app dubbed RightTap removes the complexity of searching for customer care numbers, tapping various combinations, only to be kept on hold for reaching out to the operator. The app can help you find customer care numbers for different brands, and then lets you pre-select a service menu to get to the agent faster. It can also save your favourite actions as bookmarks along with allowing you to save complaint numbers for future reference.
Motorola’s second-gen Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360 (review) offered an interesting feature – live dials, which allowed users to view certain information on the watchface itself. We really liked this functionality, and now Smart Wallpapers aims to bring a similar feature to Android devices. Along with providing HD-quality wallpapers, it offers live indicators to provide at-a-glance info about various things, ranging from CPU usage to battery status, from step counts to unread SMS counts and more. You can also customise the colours of each indicator, though you’ll need to pay a premium for some indicators.
Video LAN Client, or VLC as it’s called is among the most popular video players for PCs. The company hopes that with v2.0 of its mobile app, it will also be able to enjoy similar popularity on smartphones. The app's new features include network browsing and playback, video playlists and the option to download subtitles. The app is also becoming future-proof by supporting Android N’s (review) split-screen mode, which means that you can keep watching the video while using another app. The developer also supports Samsung’s Multi-window mode.
XDA is the most popular forum for discussing all things Android. But now you don’t need to visit xda-developers.com to access it, since it has launched an official app for mobile devices. The app dons Google’s Material Design and will give you access to ROMs, root tools, kernels, and more along with all the threads. You can also search for threads and get notifications as well.
If you need something to calm your mind, try Viridi. The game requires you to nurture a small pot of succulents that grow in real time, and require proper maintenance and care. They can die from over- and under-watering too, so you have to give them special attention. You can name your favourite plants, and play the game whenever you want a moment of peace and quiet.
If you were wondering when Google plans to enter the live streaming arena with YouTube, you’ll be glad to know that the update is being rolled out to everyone.
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