10 best new Android apps of August 2016!

by: Joe HindyAugust 30, 2016
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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!


blackberry hub best new android appsBlackBerry Hub+ Services

[Price: Free / $0.99]
BlackBerry Hub+ Services is the basic framework for BlackBerry’s security services. It’s also the software that’s been featured on the Priv and the DTEK50. There isn’t much to the app when you first open it because most of what it does is kind of in the background. You’ll also find links there to download the rest of the BlackBerry apps which all work with Hub+. Along with its primary security features, it also features Android for Work compatibility and a news link to show you what’s new in the world of BlackBerry. It’s free to try out if you’re interested.

Download now on Google Play!

blackberry hub best new Android apps


google duo best new Android appsGoogle Duo

[Price: Free]
Google Duo came out to mixed reactions but it’s actually a pretty decent app. It allows you to make one-on-one video calls with other people. There is a feature called Knock Knock that allows you to see who’s calling you and their video feed before you pick up which is kind of nice. Perhaps its best feature is how easy it is to use. You don’t have to sign up for an account or anything. All you have to do is verify your phone number and you can immediately start making video calls with other people who use Duo. It’s also completely free.

Download now on Google Play!


isotope best new android appsIsotope

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Isotope is an educational app that shows you the periodic table of elements. It features 118 elements in total and most of them have corresponding images so you can see what the element looks like. Isotope is draped in Material Design which makes it look gorgeous and also makes it easier to use. You can pick up the app for free and pay for the pro version as an in-app purchase. The pro version comes with additional information about each element along with some extra themes.

Download now on Google Play!


microsoft flow best new android appsMicrosoft Flow

[Price: Free]
Microsoft Flow is a new app that aims to compete with the likes of IFTTT. For those who don’t know, IFTTT and app like it allow you to schedule tasks on your devices that are carried out automatically. For instance, you can have your phone upload a photo to Dropbox automatically after you share it on Instagram. Flow is currently in public beta which means you can try it out right now if you want to. Just beware that there are bugs and other issues that haven’t been worked out yet. IFTTT is still better, but a little competition never hurt anyone.

Download now on Google Play!


oneview calendar best new android appsOneView Calendar

[Price: Free]
OneView Calendar is a calendar app that does things a little bit differently. Instead of giving you a variety of ways to view your information, OneView, as the name implies, has only one view. It’s in chronological order and you open up the app to the current day. You can zoom in and out to get more details if you need it and scroll up and down to navigate. It comes with some gesture controls and drag-and-drop functionality to create new events on your calendar. It’s surprisingly fun to use and it’s completely free with no in-app purchases.

Download now on Google Play!

oneview calendar best new android apps


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opera free vpn best new android appsOpera Free VPN

[Price: Free]
Opera Free VPN is exactly what the name of the app suggests that it is. It’s a free VPN service that’s run by SurfEasy which is a subsidiary of Opera. Using the app is very simple. You essentially just open the app, turn it on, pick your region, and then go. It also includes a feature that blocks ad tracking which can be switched on independently. Opera’s VPN isn’t as full featured as some of the paid VPNs out there, but it’s not a bad package considering that it’s free to use.

Download now on Google Play!

opera free vpn best new android apps


prisma best new android appsPrisma

[Price: Free]
Prisma is a photo filter app that’s fairly unique compared to other filter apps. It uses server-side neural networks to breakdown and rebuild a photograph from the ground up using whichever filter you want. There are well over a dozen filters that mimic a variety of styles which means you should be able to find one that you think looks pretty awesome. It’s completely free and has already spawned a host of clones that boast similar features. This one is completely free and worth checking out.

Download now on Google Play!

prisma best new android apps


traffickcam best new android appsTraffickCam

[Price: Free]
TraffickCam is a unique application that could help you catch sex traffickers. The idea for this one is that you use whenever you stay in a hotel. You’ll pop open the app, take four images of the hotel room, and then upload them to the database. According to the app’s developers, many criminals use hotel rooms for photo shoots and having a database can help authorities find out where these people are. It’s a small thing, completely unobtrusive, and you really only need to take it with you when you’re staying in a hotel. Keep it in mind and give it a shot! It is completely free to use.

Download now on Google Play!

traffickcam best new android apps


verne best new android appsVerne: The Himalayas

[Price: Free]
Verne: The Himalayas is a tour app that’s designed to help you learn more about the Himalayan Mountains. It does this by placing you in control of Verne, who is a Yeti. As you traverse the terrain, select parts will pop up where you can hear about fun facts and various other trivia about the mountain. You can also slide, hang glide, fly, and move around in a variety of ways to get some excellent views of the mountains. We definitely hope that Google does more of these because they’re pretty fun.

Download now on Google Play!

verne best new android apps


wallrey best new android appsWallRey

[Price: Free]
WallRey is a new wallpaper application that specializes in high resolution images. Unlike many, where you can find anything from 2K to 480p resolution, most of the images in WallRey are massive, crisp, and they look great. There are a variety of categories, including nature, people, food, objects, and technology. The only bummer is that there aren’t any abstract style wallpapers which would’ve been great. Otherwise, it’s free to download and check out or you can buy the pro version as an in-app purchase for $1.99.

Download now on Google Play!

wallrey best new android apps


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