New Android apps worth downloading: MEGA, NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet, Ballistic SE | Android Apps

New Android apps worth downloading: MEGA, NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet, Ballistic SE

Jul 8, 2013

Though Kim Dotcom’s website Megaupload might have been shut down by the U.S. government, he’s not gone for good. The web mogul’s newest venture, MEGA, lets users upload files and data to the cloud and its new Android app kicks off today’s Apps Worth Downloading list. We’ve also got NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet, the official fantasy football app of the NFL, and Ballistic SE, a twin-sitck shooter that throws tons of enemies your way and demands quick reflexes and skill.

MEGA (Free)

What’s it about? Rising from the ashes of Megaupload’s destruction at the hands of the U.S. Justice Department, MEGA provides users with cloud storage space and the ability to share documents and files.

What’s cool? MEGA’s biggest selling point is that it provides users with 50GB of free cloud storage space, and that it works hard to keep your documents and files secure by encrypting them all. The app lets you upload anything you want from your Android device, and you can even set it to sync with your camera to automatically upload photos you take, in order to save space on your Android device. MEGA can also create public links to allow you to share the things you upload with other users, and you can organize all your files with folders and the like through the app’s native Android interface.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking for some cloud storage with an eye toward privacy, try MEGA.

What’s it like? You can also find some space for sharing and collaborating with Dropbox and Google Drive.

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NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet ($2.99)

What’s it about? Get all kinds of stats and information about every NFL player, in order to make the best fantasy league decisions you can, with NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet.

What’s cool? Organizing and maintaining a fantasy football team requires lots of studying, but thankfully, NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet takes out a lot of the information-hunting you might otherwise have to do to make effective decisions and trades. The official NFL app brings users all kinds of stats and info on players, plus projections about how each player will fare in their upcoming games, news and injury info for your team and NFL team depth charts. You can even track players as “keepers” for your team ahead of your draft or for possible trades.

Who’s it for? Fans of fantasy football, you’ll want this app in your corner before the season starts.

What’s it like? For some fantasy football alternatives, check out Yahoo! Fantasy Football and ESPN Fantasy Football.

Ballistic SE ($1.99)

What’s it about? Two-stick shooter Ballistic SE throws hordes of enemies at players, testing your reflexes and your resolve as you fight to stay alive against waves of baddies.

What’s cool? Ballistic SE is all about careful movement, keeping your cool, and shooting – lots of shooting. As an orb armed with powerful weapons, your job is to move around the game arena, blasting everything while staying alive as long as possible. Luckily, there are upgrades you can snag, like homing bullets and bombs, that can give you an edge. Ballistic SE also packs a slow-down capability that can help you stay alive in those tight, unforgiving moments. The game includes two game modes: Waves, in which you’ll get a new upgrade every five waves you survive, and Challenge, in which you get to allocate limited points toward upgrades at the outset of the game.

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Who’s it for? Players who like games that reward quick reflexes and pour on the tension should try Ballistic SE.

What’s it like? Tilt Arena and AttackWave are two games with similar mechanics and looks that can also provide a fast-paced, tense experience.

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