10 best new Android apps of June 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!
After three long years of silence, it seem as though ADW Launcher is making a comeback. The 2.0 version of the launcher is currently in beta in the Google Play Store and features quite a large selection of new features along with a new UI that better compliments today’s Material Design. Some of the new features include a custom widget mechanic where you can create widgets or use widgets that others have created, a bunch of new customization features, and there is now a backup manager. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can join the beta using the button below.
Boomerang Notifications is a fun little app that helps you store your notifications to remind you to do things later on. The basic idea is that you activate the app and when you get notifications, you get the option to put it away in Boomerang until you feel like dealing with it. Boomerang isn’t the first app to do this, but this one is completely free and seems to work well for the most part. It doesn’t work with all notifications, but it works with enough of them to potentially be useful.
[Price: Free / $0.99]
Cambri is a new camera app that features a ton of live photo filters. There are 130 filters in total to choose from which is an absurd amount to begin with and they range between a number of various styles, colors, and techniques. It’s probably not something that serious photographers would enjoy, but these kinds of filters can be fun for things like social media images or for adding a little bit of color to your day. It also comes with some minor editing tools if you need to make a quick adjustment after a photo is taken.
Dango is an app that helps you find emoji, stickers, gifs, and other various forms of media. The premise is that you can use it in any application to find the stuff you want to find without opening a ton of other apps. The gifs are sourced through Giphy and it worked in every messaging service we tried without too many problems. It could be fun if you engage with that kind of content often. It is free to use for now, but may have in-app purchases in the future.
Flamingo for Twitter is a newer Twitter app that seems to check all of the right boxes. It features Material Design, theming, and multi-account support that all work together to provide a pretty decent Twitter experience. Along with that, there is built-in Giphy support, some additional customization features, and its focus on simplicity means that that it’s relatively easy to use. Each account can be individually themed which we thought was a nice touch. It’s $0.99, but it’s also still in beta so do beware of the bugs.
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Flatland is a 2D live wallpaper that features beautifully done silhouetted nature scenes. It features three scenes in total, including an African landscape, Flamingos, and a forest scene. It comes with a variety of customization options and you can even change the color of each individual scene. The developers have also stated that more animated scenes are coming in future updates. The muted colors and smooth animation makes it an excellent choice without being too flashy and it’s relatively inexpensive.
[Price: Free / $1.99]
Footej Camera is another newer camera app that focuses on simplicity and function. It features the camera2 API which means that it allows for manual camera controls if your phone hardware supports that feature. It also allows you to create animated gifs, video record in slow motion, and you can separate the focal point from the exposure point similar to the OnePlus 3 camera software. If you get the pro version, there are some additional features that you can get, including a histogram and better quality images. It’s worth a shot if you’re looking for something new.
[Price: Free / $1.99]
Good Morning Alarm Clock is an alarm app that tries to wake you up in a more intelligent fashion. The basic idea is that you sleep with your phone in the bed and when the phone detects enough movement, it makes an alarm go off so that you’re woken up when you’re at your lightest phase of sleep. It has positive reviews so far, but apps like this can vary greatly from person to person so your mileage may vary. It’s free to download so there’s no harm in checking it out and who knows, it may work for you as well.
Weather Mate is a free weather app that really likes to keep it simple. It has some Material Design elements along with some MIUI design elements that really give it a clean and colorful look. It’s a single page app so everything you need to find is on the front page and it includes the current weather, the future forecast, and hourly forecast. It won’t replace something more complex, but it’s hard to beat this one if you just need weather at a glance.
[Price: Free / $2.85]
Swipe for Facebook is a new Facebook application that just seems to do it right. It features Material Design which includes a floating action button, swiping tabs, and a slightly more logical layout. It also has Facebook Messenger access. You can theme the app using a variety of color options and you can change the layout style as well. The pro version gives you access to more customization options, more layout styles, and more themes. It’s pretty good and worth a shot if you want a different Facebook experience.
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