10 best new Android apps of August 2016!
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!
[Price: Free / $5.49]
DeskDock is a unique Android app that allows you to share your mouse from your computer. Once you’ve connected your device using the app, you’ll be able to move your mouse from your monitor straight over to your Android screen. You can think of it like making your Android device into another display. Along with mouse functions, you’ll be able to copy and paste text between your two devices and more. Those who go pro will also be able to share their keyboard. It should also be compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Fox Sports VR is a fun little app that lets you watch sports in VR. It puts you in a large VIP-style suite like you would get if you were an executive at a football stadium. You’ll be able to watch live games on the TV inside of the set up. It works surprisingly well and you’ll also have the ability to watch the game from various angles and views. The app is totally free, but you will need a cable provider login in order to watch any games.
Google Allo was released in September to heavily mixed reviews. On the one hand, Google Assistant is totally awesome and is capable of doing all kinds of things which you can utilize in any non-incognito chat. On the other hand, the app doesn’t offer a whole lot of functionality just yet and some are concerned with Google logging conversations in non-incognito mode chats. It is worth noting that it’s an early release and more features are definitely coming. For now, though, its a solid, if fairly basic messaging service. It’s free to use if you want to check it out for yourself.
Google Trips is a travel app that can help you plan an entire trip from beginning to end. You’ll have the ability to include things like your itinerary directly from Gmail along with any restaurant reservations and other plans you may have. Those who are traveling somewhere and don’t know what to do can access a list of popular landmarks and tourist attractions that you can check out. It also includes an offline mode so you can check your plans even if you’re somewhere without a Web connection. It’s also completely free.
[Price: Free / $1.99]
Muviz is a nav bar customization app that puts music visualization right there on the nav bar. The way it work is you go in and turn it on and then put on some music. From there, you’ll be able to see this visualization no matter what you’re doing. Muviz also allows you to customize the visualizer by changing its shape and color. There is even an option to have it work on apps that may not use the nav bar properly like Google Chrome and Spotify. It’s free to check out with the pro version going for $1.99.
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[Price: Free / $0.99]
Navbar Apps is another nav bar customization tool that allows you to customize your navigation bar. It comes with a variety of options including images, solid colors, and you can even turn your nav bar into a battery gauge to see how much longer you have left. Perhaps the best part is that the app doesn’t require root access but you will need a fairly recent version of Android in order to use it. You can get most of the features for free or fork out $0.99 for the pro version.
Nick Jr released their official app this month and their programming is still about as good as it gets for kids. The app contains tons of clips, shows, games, and various other content from the network. However, in order to get most of it, you will be required to login with your cable provider. It is suffering from some early release bugs which should be kept in mind, but it’ll no doubt be a solid app after a few more updates.
Paper Planes is a proof-of-concept app where you build paper airplanes and throw them into the Internet. The idea is that you put your location stamp on an airplane and then throw it. Someone else finds it, puts their stamp on it, and sends it out again. You can also catch planes thrown by other people and the location stamps show you where all of these planes went. It’s not useful for anything in particular, but it’s a fun little experience and interesting to see where the planes you catch come from.
[Price: Free / Optional in-app purchases]
Swipe Widget for Facebook is from the same developer who did Swipe for Facebook which is one of the better third party Facebook apps out there. This is simply a collection of Facebook widgets that allow you to check out various things on Facebook. There are options for notifications, messages, and others. To top it off, you can even customize the widget to work better with your home screen. Most of the features are free with the pro version coming in the form on in-app purchases but you can decide how much you spend. The lowest available is $1.50.
[Price: Free / $1.99]
Taskbar is one of the most interesting Android apps released in September. It’s a launcher that gives you a taskbar similar to what you would see on Windows or MacOS. You can launch apps from there quickly and easily. If you’re running Android Nougat, the app can even open apps into windows. This isn’t great for phones but it could be a lot of fun if you use it on a tablet. It’s surprisingly fun to use and it’s completely free. You can pay the $1.99 if you’d like to as a donation.
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