App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what you’ve got and want to try something new, check out the best new Android apps from the last month! You can watch the videos from passed months by clicking here!


clip layer best new android appsClip Layer

[Price: Free]
Clip Layer is a Microsoft app from early December. It’s a simple screen shot tool that can be launched pretty ¬†much whenever you want. You go into your settings, make it your default assistant, and then you’ll be able to long press the home button to initiate the app. You can then tweak which parts of the screen you want to capture. The only downside is that you’ll lose access to personal assistant apps like Google Now if you use them. It’s a free app if you want to try it out.

Download now on Google Play!

clip layer best new android apps


gboard best new android appsGboard

[Price: Free]
Google went ahead and updated their Google Keyboard to simply Gboard. At its core, it functions almost exactly as Google Keyboard always has. The difference is a nifty little Google Search button that’s on the action bar. You can use this to look up everything from directions to GIFs without having to stop whatever you’re doing. The new features are a little buggy, but we expect Google to fix that over time. It’s still a top three keyboard for those who are interested.

Download now on Google Play!


gfycat loops best new android appsGfycat Loops

[Price: Free]
Gfycat Loops is a new GIF camera. With it, you can record video from your device’s camera and you can also record your device’s screen to make your own GIFs. Along with that, you can use links from sites like YouTube to import stuff to turn into GIFs as well. You’ll be able to create captions and personalize with emoji to make everything just right. There is also a share feature as you’d expect. It’s a totally free app if you want to check it out.

Download now on Google Play!

gfycat loops best new android apps


NBA InPlay best new android appsNBA InPlay

[Price: Free]
NBA InPlay is a fun little app that you use while you watch NBA games. The central premise is that you select players that you think will do well. You’ll then compete against your friends or players from everywhere to see who guessed the best. It syncs using the audio from the basketball game on your TV so you can hop in quickly. It’s a good companion app for basketball fans and you can even win prizes if you do well enough. It’s a free download with no in-app purchases.

Download now on Google Play!

NBA InPlay best new android apps


netflix vr best new android appsNetflix VR

[Price: Free (subscription required)]
Netflix VR is the official VR app from Netflix. It’s the Netflix app you’ll be using if you want to watch on Google Daydream. That means not everyone can use this one. You log into your account just like you would on the regular Netflix app. The interface is a simply living room set up where you watch TV. The TV is where Netflix content plays. The controls are a little weird and the app is buggy, but we’re sure Netflix will clean that up eventually. It’s a free download if that helps.

Download now on Google Play!

netflix vr best new android apps


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paypal business best new android appsPayPal Business

[Price: Free]
PayPal Business is an app for business owners. It provides most of the standard features of PayPal. However, the difference is that it allows to do things like send invoices, manage sales, view account activity, transfer money, and access customer info much easier than the standard app. The interface is clean and takes most of its design cues from the official app. It has a few bugs here and there but otherwise it seems to work well. It’s also a free download.

Download now on Google Play!

paypal business best new android apps


Pyrope Browser best new android appsPyrope Browser

[Price: Free]
Pyrope Browser is a lightweight browser based on Chromium. It’s a rather simple experience overall and works about as you’d expect. Its claim to fame is the ability to browse in full screen mode and its built-in ad-block capabilities. Both of these features can be turned on or off at your discretion. The ad-block can be turned on or off on a per-site basis based on your needs. It’s a free download, but do beware of those early release bugs.

Download now on Google Play!

Pyrope Browser best new android apps


Quartz best new android appsQuartz

[Price: Free]
Quartz is a news app that operates like a texting app. When you open the app, it’ll “send you a text” about some news. You can then choose to learn more or to pass on that news and wait for something else. You can have the app send you notifications based on your preferences as well. The quick nature of the app and the information provided make it a good way to keep up when doing something like waiting in line at the grocery store. You can also tap on any message to go to the website source and read more there. It’s actually not bad for a free app.

Download now on Google Play!

Quartz best new android apps


trusted contacts best new android appsTrusted Contacts

[Price: Free]
Trusted Contacts is a new Google app that shares your location. You’ll open up the application and then assign some trusted contacts. You can then broadcast your location to them so that they know where you are and that you’re safe. They can also request your location if they’re worried about you. The app will only send your location if you don’t respond after a set period of time. It’s great for things like when kids go out trick or treating or during field trips. It’s also completely free.

Download now on Google Play!

trusted contacts best new android apps


twrp best new android appsOfficial TWRP App

[Price: Free]
After years of being the aftermarket recovery of choice, TWRP released their official app. It’s actually an extremely simple app to use. You open it, find your device, choose the version of the recovery that you want, and then the app will download it. Those who have root access can also have the recovery flashed right there in the app. This is quickly becoming one of those apps that virtually all root users should at least check out. Do note, that your phone will need to be able to flash a custom recovery in order for the flash to actually work.

Download now on Google Play!

twrp best new android apps


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