Top 10 Android app updates this week: AutoVoice, MLS

By | 4th May 2018

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Action Launcher - Version 35.0.0

 

Action Launcher Pixel

What’s new in this version:

  • Android P style dock background.
  • ‘White on white’ look for search icons box.
  • New look All Apps search box.
  • All Apps folders!
  • Options to sort and bulk-manage folder contents.

 

SMS Backup & Restore - Version 10.05.102

 

 

SMS Backup Restore

What’s new in this version:

  • Add support for Microsoft OneDrive
  • Fix Tasker integration to work properly with MacroDroid
  • Other minor bug fixes

 

Pet’s Diary - Version 1.0.4.1

 

Pets Diary

What’s new in this version:

  • added new pets avatars
  • added more supported languages
  • bugs fixed and small improvements

 

Journey – Diary, Journal - Version 2.3.0

 

Journal

What’s new in this version:

  • Refreshed UI with bottom navigation menu and new toolbar
  • Today Feed: Profile, Statistics, Throwback, Google Fit & Inspiration cards in one feed
  • Import: Archives limited to “Download” folder
  • Timeline: Open maps of an entry from timeline

 

Amazon Kindle – Version 8.6.0.62

Amazon Kindle

What’s new in this version:

  • A new setting lets you disable the highlight menu so it won’t show when you select text.
  • In-book search now provides autocomplete suggestions based on what you type in the search box.
  • We’ve added free Kindle dictionaries for Arabic.

 

Google Translate - Version 5.18.0

 

Google Translate

What’s new in this version:

  • Offline translation, including instant camera translation from English, for more languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu). Minor bug fixes. Improved stability.

 

AutoVoice - Version 3.5.0

 

AutoVoice

What’s new in this version:

  • Now works on the Google Assistant on Android!
  • Use AutoVoice as the real assistant on your phone, making it even respond to “Ok Google” directly!
  • Ability to set different kinds of responses for Natural Language commands for Google Assistant: Basic Responses, Suggestion Chips, List Responses, Link Out Suggestions, Cards and Carousels
  • Option for offline voice recognition!

 

MLS: Live Soccer Scores & News - Version 9.0.0

 

MLS Soccer

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned from the ground up, the new app brings you closer to the action, the analysis and the club you love.
  • Included in this release: – Deep personalization with special features for fans with a favorite club – Blazing fast notifications – Fully-integrated fantasy game – Exclusive access to condensed matches – More highlights in an all-new Matchcenter

 

WhatsApp Messenger - Version 2.18.132

 

WhatsApp

What’s new in this version:

  • You can now add a description to a group. Let group members know about important information or the topic of the group. Group descriptions are also visible when inviting someone via the group’s invite link.
  • Easily switch between voice and video calls. Just tap the video button while on a call.
  • From group info, you can search the list of group participants

 

Fitbit – Version 2.71.0

 

Fitbit

What’s new in this version:

  • Added support for 3rd party developers to build apps and clockfaces which allow users to select photos from their mobile phone using a new ImagePicker component in the Settings API
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements