Fresh Android Apps for July 24: Solid Explorer Beta2, Tom Hanks’ Electric City, Futurama Head-in-a-Jar Creator

by Marty Gabel

Kicking off today’s Fresh Apps selection is Solid Explorer Beta2 which offers a more visually-oriented file manager experience on your Android device. This makes it not only more pleasant to use, but easier too. We’ve also got Tom Hanks’ Electric City, an app showcasing the new miniseries written by the Hollywood actor which can be viewed in its entirety directly on your smartphone or tablet. Finally, there’s Futurama Head-in-a-Jar Creator, a fun and throwaway diversion based on Matt Groening’s cult cartoon.

Solid Explorer Beta2 (Free)

Despite being in beta (with a rather stern warning about how unstable it might be), it’s clear that visual file manager app Solid Explorer has already found a friendly and accepting audience since its Android release not too long ago.

It’s a fully-functional file manager app featuring two independent panels to make navigation easier. It makes for a far more aesthetically-pleasing experience when browsing or moving files on your Android device. It allows drag-and-drop, supports many file types, offers indexed search and lets you create ZIP files.

Tom Hanks’ Electric City (Free)

First debuting on Yahoo! Screen, Tom Hanks’ new animated series, Electric City, is also available to view directly from your Android device. It’s a 20-episode thought-provoking web series covering a group of characters quest to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

The total running time of the series is 90 minutes and there are multiple sections where users can not only stream the episodes but also learn more about the characters and go behind the scenes to see the making of Electric City. A game called Electric City The Revolt, also based on the series, is available.

Futurama Head-in-a-Jar Creator (Free)

Admittedly, we neglected to mention this one last week when it was first released, so forgive us Futurama fans. It’s a fun little diversion that even non-watchers of the Matt Groening animated show might enjoy.

Simply put, this app lets you create your very own bizarre creature (in glorious technicolor) from hundreds of possibilities including robots, aliens and humanoids. Once created, you can easily share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and start your very own gruesome collection of heads in jars.

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