I’ll show you 10 new and interesting Android apps that you should check out. All of them will be available for free, with the possibility of paid upgrades.
1. App Hoarder
This is an easy notion to grasp. It looks for apps that are normally expensive but are free that day, and we’ll provide you with a list of those apps. Many of them will be junk apps that probably no one wants because they have a low number of downloads and can thus be easily sorted.
If they are free, you can take use of them while they are available for free, and then you won’t have to pay for them again. Occasionally, a popular app with millions of downloads will come along, and you might want to take advantage of it.
There may be a hundred or more of these apps available on any one day, and while many of them will be uninteresting, it’s still worthwhile to go through them all for games and other content that, on the surface, does not appear to be of much interest. Even so, it’s an improvement over doing nothing if you’re ever bored.
As for mind-mapping, it’s a tool for organizing and connecting your thoughts. If you’re not sure what it means, look it up. Basically, what you do is draw circles or bubbles and then connect them to other ones where you can make notes and say, “Oh, I just thought of that.”
In other words, I’m not sure if it’s anything like a business plan or an essay where you need a table of contents. The color can also be changed to make it easier to interpret with photos and icons. If you want to see the whole thing at once, just zoom out all the way.
In other words, it’s very neat. Some folks may find this useful if they struggle with organizing their thoughts or projects they’re working on.
3. Android Auto
This is certainly something you’ve seen or heard of before, and it’s basically an interface for Android in specific apps that connect to it. If you’re driving, this is especially convenient because you can simply open the app and see everything in large, easy-to-read type. It’s easy to see and engage with without being distracted, and it’s compatible with a wide range of various apps.
So, let’s say you have a number of different navigation and driving apps. If this is the case, you’ll get an option to use Google Maps and such when you click the instructions button. In addition to this, you’ll find buttons for placing a phone call or bringing up your favorite contacts, as well as music controls that you may use in conjunction with Google Assistant.
To sum it up, no buttons need to be pressed, everything is controlled using voice instructions, and settings are also available. For podcasts, audiobooks, and other types of music apps, you’ll see a link to the App Store, which will take you to that app’s listing in the Google Play Store. As a result, if you use Android auto-compatible apps in your car, you’ll find that they’re much easier to use and switch between.
This app has a lot of power, but it’s also a lot of work. The concept is similar to that of Siri shortcuts or other macro apps. These commands can be nearly anything. It will execute a number of them sequentially as you specify.
To illustrate, let’s take a look at a prepared backup schedule that runs every day. You’ll notice that it displays a large flowchart of all the different instructions that would be used to backup something.
The backup it chooses, for example, will be a Google account, and it will show a message when there is a fork to do many things at once. It will then upload the directory to Google Drive. That’s simply one illustration of a larger theme. A flashlight is a simple example where it turns on the flashlight when you instruct it to and displays a notification.
The commands and functions in other programs might be as simple or as complex as you’d like to make them. As a result, even in this brief post, concepts like randomly producing text are difficult to convey.
However, if you have a look at it, you’ll get a decent notion of what it’s capable of and how easy it is to use. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping connections if you know the commands for putting them together.
5. KWGT Kustom
This one allows for a great deal of personalization. With KWGT Kustom, you can make a highly personalized lock screen or home screen widget, and there are many prepared ones that you can even alter. This app is free to download.
You may accomplish a lot with the pre-made templates. If you add shapes and progress bars, it reminds me a lot of Rainmeter, a desktop tool that allows you to add and alter a ton of information. Even the standard Google Play Store has apps that can be downloaded.
They already have pre-built applications. Because the user interface isn’t as nice, that’s probably the better use case. I mean, I couldn’t even figure out how to alter a preexisting one. However, those who are committed to this can create some interesting content, which you can then download from the App Store and compare with others.
6. Google Opinion Rewards
This is a subject on which I’ve already touched. This is certainly a familiar name to you. However, in general, Google will pay you in Google Play credit for answering brief surveys. Depending on how long the survey is, you could earn anywhere from a few cents to as much as 50 cents or even more.
Some simple questions will be asked, such as if you want to buy this item in a few days or at this particular place. Much of this, I believe, is being done to test the precision with which their services or artificial intelligence are able to foresee events of this nature.
These surveys aren’t going to make you rich, and the topics covered are diverse. Even if you only get them once a week or once every few days, the fact that they take so little time means that you may wind up earning many dollars after completing a few surveys, which you could then use to purchase free software.
Formerly known as Safe Trek, the concept behind this app is that it will come in handy if you ever find yourself strolling alone through a dangerous neighborhood.
To use it, enter your personal information such as your phone number and name, then press and hold the shield button until you reach a secure location. For this reason, you must hold down the button at all times, even if you are out of the neighborhood or have been mugged.
After that, you must input a random PIN code that you make up in the remaining ten seconds. There are 10 seconds to fill it in before it calls the police or whatever emergency services your country has.
For example, if you’re going down the street and you get mugged, you won’t have time to pull out your phone and call 911 while being mugged by a gang of thieves right there. Instead, you hold it down until aid arrives. Simply releasing your grip because you’re being robbed negates the need for any further action.
They have no idea that it will phone the police, so if you are abducted or something, you have at least been told of the situation. So it’s beneficial for your mental health, especially if you’re traveling through dangerous territory.
If you’ve ever wondered: Where can I watch a show online, this one’s for you. Moreover, it’s known as a timepiece. This software, as previously stated, will let you know which streaming services a specific show is available on.
As a result, after downloading it, you can search for a show and see which services it’s available on (including the ones you already have), and when you go to watch it, it’ll tell you which ones are available, including the ones you already have.
You don’t have to know, oh, I want to watch this show to browse among shows available on those you have. In spite of this, it’s not available, making it a great tool, and there are many providers to select from, including well-known names like Netflix and Hulu.
Additionally, it helps promote other countries and the content they offer on their site, since people frequently mention that something is accessible on Netflix in another country. Even so, it’s possible that it isn’t available in your country. This is an excellent piece of software.
It’s a productivity software, but it’s different from the typical timer apps you’re used to seeing on your phone. So, even if you have an app that sets a timer to restrict websites and apps for a period of time, you can always overcome it.
However, this is only a mild form of gamma radiation. Using Phi, you plant a virtual tree when you set an alarm that tells you to be productive for a certain amount of time; however, using any other app or opening anything other than the Forest app kills that tree.
If you survive that period of time, the tree is saved and added to what amounts to a digital forest. Then you’ll be able to add them up and discover exactly when I was most productive. Because it provides some motivation for your brain to kill the tree, it becomes much simpler to ignore small impulses. Check out Reddit or something like that for an example of this.
You may even establish a Forest with friends or family and form a group in what appears to be a multiplayer mode. Every time someone loses time by opening an app, it decimates the forest and all of the trees in it. As a result, it’s like being told not to use an app because of peer pressure.
My tree is important to me, and I don’t want it to perish. That’s all there is to it. If you have the premium edition, there’s also a Chrome plugin that lets you sync your notes across all of your devices.
Tapet is a great wallpaper app with a unique concept: instead of just offering you a handful of readymade backgrounds, it lets you design your own.
Using premade-like algorithmic patterns and colors, you may make wallpapers with this app; swiping right or left will change the color or design of things, and swiping upward will change both. There are patterns to choose from or manually choose designs to generate with colors randomly, thus it’s just a random wallpaper generator.
Even though there is a paid edition with even more patterns, you can get by with the ones that are available for free.
That’s all there is to it, thank you for reading. If you have any that I haven’t addressed, please let me know in the comments and I’ll address them in a future post. I’ll also take a look at some other blogs.