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5 cool new apps you should download this week

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In keeping with our weekly tradition, we are offering you a list of applications that have just arrived on the Play Store. It is sometimes difficult to find the rare pearls among the numerous apps, but as every week with the help of our editors and community, we bring your our selection of the best new apps Google Play has to offer.

Aroundsound Audio Recorder

As the name suggests, this is an application that records audio. The advantage it offers is that your voice notes will not only be recorded on your device but synchronized on the cloud (under the name you choose, of course). A crop functionality is present, but it could not be launched during our test. However, as the application is brand new, some issues are to be expected.

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A simple and intuitive application. / © NextPit

Get it on Google Play.

Top Run: Retro Pixel Adventure

Again, the name says it all: it's a platformer in which you have to run. You play as a man and his dog and the objective is to move as fast as possible, navigating an '80s street. Of course, there will be obstacles in your way. You can solve them with different special powerups that can get a little crazy. It is a rather amusing game that will entertain children and adults alike.

Get it on Google Play.


This application was presented on our French forum by its developer. The concept is quite simple - you have to change the arrangement of the blocks so light can pass through. The puzzles are quite interesting and will put your logic skills to the test. The only small drawback is that you have to pay for an app that is still in development, which means you might encounter bugs. However, the price is only $0.99 and you can get a refund if you do not like the game, provided you request it quickly.

Get it on Google Play.

BitLife - Life Simulator

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born in a different place to different parents? Wonder no more. With BitLife you can step into someone else's shoes and experience both hardships and joy. The app allows you to age at your own pace (by pressing the age button), with activities, relationships and assets to take care of as you get older.

The game can seem a bit slow at the beginning, but that's understandable. Infants don't really have busy social lives. As you progress there are more choices to make and more things to take care of, not dissimilar from real life. It's a great and engaging sim with a lots of replay value, as you pass from one life onto the next.

Get it on Google Play.

Ship Tracker - Live Marine Traffic & Boat radar

This app does exactly what you would expect. Ship Tracker is a a marine traffic radar, which claims to be connected to the largest network of AIS receivers. This allows you to view real-time ship positions, port arrival and departure times, as well as ship type, speed and much more. You can also filter vessels by type - cargo, tankers, tugs, etc.

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You will be well informed about nautical traffic./ © NextPit

We have to admit that the app is is mainly aimed at those who work in the maritime sector or, at least, those who are really passionate about it. Nevertheless, it can be amusing checking what types of ships are active in your region and where they are headed. Ship Tracker will entertain amateurs and curious people who want to discover the world of nautical vessels.

Get it on Google Play.

The last two apps in this list were contributed by fellow AndroidPIT editor Suzana Dalul.

Did you discover any great apps this week? Let us know in the comments.

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Benoit Pepicq

Benoit Pepicq

Benoit is passionate about new technologies and everything related to computers. A big Android fan since 2011, he joined the AndroidPIT team to satisfy his passion and to share his knowledge on Android with readers.

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    I wish I could show to everyone my smartphone home screen layout. I have used custom widgets made using KWGT Pro and I am using my beloved Nova Launcher Prime. For picking and using color elements I have used an app called Pixolor. Additional widgets from Nine mail and DigiCal pro.
    Using KWGT requires a sharp learning curve but the results are enormous.