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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Android Apps Weekly
Welcome to the 486th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- There is an app in the works that generates music based on text prompts. You input what kind of music you want to hear, and the AI generates the music. It’s in the experimental stage right now, and it’s not yet available on Google Play. However, you can sign up for the app and play around with it if you want to.
- Netflix put up password sharing this last month, and Amazon is taking some digs about it. They tweeted a picture of the profile selection screen, where the profile names say, “Everyone Who Has Our Password.” It received some applause from Twitter, and it’s a pretty good dig. That said, we also remember when Samsung made fun of Apple for removing the headphone jack before they also removed the headphone jack. Here’s hoping Amazon Prime Video doesn’t follow suit anytime soon.
- Windows 11 is getting support for RAR files in the near future. This doesn’t pertain to Android apps so much, but with native support coming, folks running Windows 11 won’t have to buy WinRAR anymore. Rejoice.
- WhatsApp may introduce usernames in the future. The new beta version of the app has code that suggests that such a feature is on its way. A username would allow people to hide their contact information and add people based on their usernames instead. It’d be a nice security feature, for sure.
- Google’s Magic Compose is now in the wild for anyone to use. We did a hands-on with the feature to show people how it works. Basically, it works like Smart Reply, but with way more options written in a more lifelike way. You can head to the links to see examples and learn more about how it works.
Legendary Master Idle
Price: Free to play
Legendary Master Idle is an idle game about a girl trying to become a karate master. It’s a 2D side scroller game where you level up and equip your main character. She does battle to earn resources and experience, and then you use those resources and experience to level her up further so you can progress through the game. The game also features support characters, an online PvP mode, and, of course, an idle mode that generates resources while you’re offline. It’s not bad for its genre, but idle fan detractors definitely won’t like it.
Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $11.99 per year
Vegan Bowls is a recipe app born from an Instagram account with over three million followers. It features over 100 vegan recipes that you can use for appetizers, main courses, and desserts. As far as recipe apps go, this one is pretty standard in how it shows you the recipes, which we appreciate since it’s easy to use. The app also has a shopping list feature, the ability to save your favorite recipes, and a filter so you can find the stuff you actually want. We expect this to get bigger over time, but the recipes there looked good to us.
Legend of Keepers
Legend of Keepers is a strategy game where you kind of play the bad guy. Your goal is to design a dungeon to keep the heroes out of it. There is a bit of a business simulation game built in here as well where you manage your evil cohorts and use them the most efficient way possible. It’s a surprisingly fun little game, and we especially enjoy that it’s a premium game. There are no in-app purchases to muddle the experience, and it’s also on sale to celebrate its launch.
Head On is a mental wellbeing app that wants to help you deal with stress. The app is developed by psychologists, so there are some legitimate tricks here to releasing and relieving your stress. Some things include meditation, relaxation techniques, and small exercises to help you manage your stress better. The app works pretty well. It’s colorful and well laid out. There doesn’t appear to be any subscriptions or anything as of this writing either, which already helps relieve our stress. It’s not bad for folks who need help with this kind of stuff.
Warcraft Arclight Rumble
Price: Free to play
Warcraft Arclight Rumble is the latest mobile game from Blizzard. This one is still in early release, though, so it may not be available to everybody. It’s an auto-battler of sorts. You summon troops onto the battlefield to do battle with your opponent. There are things like gold veins in the map that you can also mine to generate more energy so that you can summon more troops. You don’t have a ton of control over the troops once they hit the battlefield, hence the auto-battler part of it, but it’s more or less a strategy game where you try to defeat your attacking opponent. It seems like it’ll be fun, but we don’t know what changes they’ll make between now and release.
If we missed any big Android apps or games news or releases, tell us about them in the comments.