10 best new Android apps of April 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!
Dictionary Linquee is a translation dictionary that allows you to look up words, find their definition, and translate them to a variety of other languages complete with example sentences. It also comes with a quick search, offline mode, and pronunciation which rounds out an already impressive set of features. This is a great tool for travelers, people learning second languages, and anyone looking to expand their vocabulary. It’s free to download with no in-app purchases.
Giphy technically existed as an extension to Facebook Messenger but April saw a time of great change for the app. It has been re-released as a standalone app, capable of searching for GIFs and sharing them just about anywhere that you want. You can search by keyword or category if you prefer or just check out what’s trending. There are a ton of categories, including moods, reactions, and there are even gif emoji that you can download and use. It’s all entirely free which is just a cherry on top.
MailTime is a newer email client that allows you to organize your emails in a chat-like order so you can communicate with people more easily. It allows you to connect to a variety of services, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Mail.ru, and many others. Once connected, your emails will be organized by sender with the interface looking a whole lot like your standard messaging application. It’s free to use and a great app to pick up if you communicate through email a whole bunch.
[Price: Free / $2.49]
Quote is an RSS reader in an age where RSS readers don’t really get made anymore. It focuses on simplicity where there the experience revolves around just you and your RSS feeds. There are no recommendation engines getting in the way or anything ridiculous. It has support for Feedly and Inoreader which is great if you use one or both of those. The free version gives you the basics including dark and light themes, gesture navigation, and offline reading options. Going pro removes advertising, adds themes, and support for multiple accounts.
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[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Recolor is a coloring book application that’s meant for adults. This is part of that wave of adult coloring books that promotes relaxation and creativity. The app features over 700 coloring pictures with new ones being added on a daily basis. They are categorized into difficulty levels ranging from beginner to expert depending on how complex you want your coloring experience to be. Many images are free but you will have to fork out for some using in-app purchases. The app itself is free to download.
Reddit released their nascent application in April to unfairly negative reviews. You see, most people use powerful third party Reddit apps and were disappointed that the official app wasn’t a clone of BaconReader or reddit is fun. It is, however, a perfectly decent and usable Reddit app for casual users which is all it was ever meant to be. It embraces Material Design and allows for basic navigation. It is still working through some early release bugs but it’s a good app nevertheless.
Slidebox is a photo organizer application which is just a really fancy way of calling it a gallery app. With this one, you can delete photos, sort photos into albums, group photos that look similar and compare them, and more. It also organizes your images where they are so it doesn’t mess with the functionality of any other apps. It’s missing a few features like SD card support, but it’s an otherwise good effort that’s completely free to download and use.
Face Maker is developed by ustwo, the same developers who brought the hit game Monument Valley. This app is for Android Wear users and it gives you two template watch faces that you can customize and control. It has a variety of customization options and you really can create some unique watch faces with this app. It’s not as in-depth as something like Facer, but it’s entirely free and it’s much easier to use.
Yahoo Esports is, as you may have guessed, an application that covers the world of eSports. It covers a variety of games, including MOBAs, fighters, shooters, and the big ones such as League of Legends. It’s a good looking application that’s easy to navigate and you’ll have access to news, live video, recorded video, highlights, events, and tons of other content. It’s one of only a few good eSports apps out there and worth a shot if you’re into those kinds of things.
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