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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 past months by clicking here! You can check out our selections for the best Android apps from 2017 in the video above!


Amazon Kindle Lite

Price: Free
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Amazon Kindle Lite is, well, a light version of the popular Amazon Kindle app. It boasts a 2MB install size. It also has most of the features of the main app, including library syncing, font size, night mode, and the app saves your last reading position. Of course, it omits all the bloat that the normal app has. Unfortunately, this one isn't available everywhere. It seems to target people in India and similar places. Hopefully Amazon opens this up to other regions eventually. It's pretty good.
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Amazon Kindle Lite

Base Calculator and Converter

Price: Free
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Base Calculator and Converter is what the app name says. It's a fairly simple calculator app. This one also supports any base number system from base two to base 36. It can also convert numbers between two bases. That is its biggest shtick. It also does the basics, like arithmetic. This one is mostly good for scholars, students, and mathematicians or engineers. The app is also (at the time of this writing) completely free with no advertising or in-app purchases.
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Base Calculator and Converter

Browsery by Barnes & Noble

Price: Free
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Browsery by Barnes & Noble is a social network of sorts for fans of literature. People can log in, browse various things that interest them, and ask other readers for recommendations. The app also builds reading lists, lets readers connect to one another, and find super specific books. For instance, you can find books set in Paris, apparently. In any case, it's a good way to find some decent books. It's also free with no in-app purchases. It will promote its own book store (both physical and online), though, and Google Play doesn't count it as advertising. We do, though.
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Browsery by Barnes & Noble

BudRey

Price: Free / $1.99 per month / $99.99 one time purchase
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BudRey is a new budget app. It's a lighter alternative to some bigger budget apps out there. The app features the basic budgeting tools, including your spending history, expense tracking, and more. It also supports multiple currencies and multiple budgets. It worked pretty well during our testing. All of the features are available as a monthly subscription for $1.99 per month or a one-time $99.99 purchase. We're not sure it's worth that much and that may be the biggest issue with the app. Otherwise, it's pretty good.
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BudRey

God of War: Mimir's Vision

Price: Free
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God of War: Mimir's Vision is a unique app. It's a companion app for God of War. However, this one uses Google's ARCore augmented reality platform. It shows the game map. People can click on parts of the map to learn more about the lore of the world. It's not the kind of app we usually recommend. However, this was just too cool not to at least mention somewhere. The app does have a few bugs. Additionally, it only works on devices with ARCore support. Otherwise, it's free with no in-app purchases or ads.
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God of War: Mimir's Vision


Internet by Amazon

Price: Free
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Internet by Amazon is a weak link on this list, we admit. It's a new web browser from Amazon. It's a fairly bare bones browser. That can be good or bad. It really depends on what you look for in a good browser these days. It does have the basics like bookmarks, privacy mode, and stuff like that. There is also a news feed. Like Amazon Kindle Lite, this one seems to be restricted by region. It's better than Silk Browser, though, and that's kind of why it's here. Silk Browser kind of sucks.
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Internet by Amazon

Immersive Mode Manager

Price: $0.99
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Immersive Mode Manager is an interesting customization app. The app controls your device's Immersive Mode. You can pick which apps get Immersive Mode, how immersive the Immersive Mode is (as in, which elements to hide), and more. It doesn't require root and didn't drain the battery during our testing. Those without root do need a little ADB knowledge for this one. Thus, we would only recommend experienced power users try this one. It runs for $0.99.
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Immersive Mode Manager

Sa2ration (ROOT)

Price: Free
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We don't often talk about root apps. This one is pretty neat, though. It lets you change your device's color saturation. It features a toggle that lets you add or remove color saturation as needed. Additionally, it has a toggle that turns sRGB colorspace on and off. This is a root only app and, so far, it's only guaranteed to work on the Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. It may work on others, but the developer expressly states that it's a toss up outside of Google's phone lineup. The app is free and also open source.
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Sa2ration (ROOT)

Seven Minute Workout Training Challenge

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $79.99 per year
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Seven Minute Workout Training Challenge tells you a lot about itself with its name. It features a variety of quick, easy workouts. The workouts require no additional equipment as well. The main goal is to get a workout in more frequently and to make it a part of your daily habits. You unlock new workouts as you progress. Additionally, it has some fun little customization options as well. This one is a bit on the expensive side, even for subscription workout apps. Otherwise, the app works pretty well.
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Smart Launcher 5

Price: Free / Up to $6.99
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Smart Launcher 5 isn't exactly new. It's a completely overhaul of a previous launcher. In any case, Smart Launcher 5 is pretty good. It features ambient theming, modern stuff like adaptive icons, gestures, and customization via theming. It even has a few unique security features, such as an applock that hides apps you want hidden and then forces a PIN to access them. This one probably won't usurp the best of the best in the launcher space, but there are definitely some compelling features here. The UI isn't half bad either.
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If we missed any great new Android apps, tell us about them in the comments!