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The best NEW Android apps from May 2022

Are you looking for some new apps? We got you covered with the best new Android apps from the last month.
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May 22, 2022
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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 check out our selections for the best new Android apps released in all of 2021 here.

The best NEW Android apps from May 2022


Console Launcher

Price: Free / $4.99

Console Launcher screenshot

Console Launcher is a launcher app and it works like many other launcher apps. However, this one is specifically for gaming. It turns your device into a game console by showing your games on the launcher. The app is also the only launcher with hardware controller support. It also has large icons and operates in landscape mode by default. This doesn’t replace a productivity-focused launcher for folks who don’t play games. It’s mostly for folks who play a lot of mobile games.


Lover

Price: Free / $59.99 per 3 months / $119.99 per year / $249.99 once

Lover is a relationship app that helps to improve your sex life. It boasts a userbase of hundred of thousands of people across 170 countries. It won’t turn you into a professional, but the app aims to solve common problems in the bedroom. Such examples include pre-orgasmia, erectile dysfunction, involuntary ejaculation, and even day-to-day stuff like relationship ruts and boredom. Some people may not like the sensitive nature of the app, but let’s face facts, sometimes people need a little help. The app as a whole is decent, if a bit expensive. It’s definitely not something you use for years and years, just long enough to fix whatever problems you’re having.


Mastodon

Price: Free

Mastodon screenshot 2022

Mastodon is a social network that uses a decentralized system. It came out with its first official app this last month. It’s pretty good timing too since Twitter is having so many problems with ownership at the moment. The app provides basic features, like the ability to browser, join, and post in various instances. There is a chronological, ad-free timeline, support for posts with up to 500 characters, and support for most common media types (video, audio, and GIF). It can take a minute to get used to, but otherwise, it works pretty well aside from some minor bugs.


NothinK

Price: $1.49

NothinK screenshot

NothinK is a set of widgets, wallpapers, and live wallpapers. The app requires you to use KWGT and KLWP since it uses those apps to create widgets. The widgets are kind of neat and have a retro-style 8-bit look to them. You can make clock, weather, calendar, volume, media, and toggle widgets. The regular and live wallpapers match the widgets for a slick look. It also supports Material You along with some additional customization options. It’s relatively inexpensive and the widgets look pretty good.


Nothing Launcher (Beta)

Price: Free

Nothing Launcher screenshot 2022

Nothing Launcher is a weird release. On the one hand, we’re always happy to see another launcher hit the market. On the other hand, this one could be a little better. It has some basic stuff like widgets, home screens, and some light customization options. It’s mostly meant as a marketing tactic to give people a glance at how the Nothing Phone is going to look in terms of software. There aren’t a ton of features, though, so it likely won’t usurp the big dogs in this space.


Phantom

Price: Free

Phantom is a crypto wallet with support for a lot of current stuff. It works with the Solana ecosystem along with stuff like NFTs. It’s a fairly standard wallet. You can manage your assets, buy and sell stuff, and store your NFTs if you have them. There is a DAPPS for some additional functionality as well. The app launched with some crash and lag bugs that still need to be patched, but otherwise, this is shaping up to be a decent crypto wallet.


Proton Calendar

Price: Free

Proton Calendar screenshot 2022

This is not the first time we’ve had Proton Calendar on a monthly best list. However, the last time was over a year ago and a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn’t changed is you can only try the beta if you’re an existing Proton user. In any case, the app has a bunch of the usual calendar stuff like a schedule planner, the ability to manage multiple calendars, and you can set stuff like recurring tasks. It’s coming along nicely and should fit right into Proton’s existing app family.


QR Master

Price: Free

QR Master screenshot

Android 13 is quickly making apps like this less important, but nevertheless, this one is pretty good. It can do the usual things like scan QR codes of various types. You can use 4x zoom, your flashlight, and more right inside the app. The bigger feature, though, is the ability to create QR codes. It has 24 different types of QR codes, including Snapchat, Telegram, and various types of contact information. The app is free with ads, but we wish there was a way to pay once to get rid of the ads.


Ringtone Maker

Price: $1.49

Ringtone Maker screenshot

Tingtone Maker by Yogesh Dama is exactly what you think it is. It lets you make ringtones out of existing audio files on your device. You can categorize the ringtone after you make it so it shows up as an alarm tone, a notification tone, or a ringtone. The UI is pretty standard for an app in this category so it shouldn’t surprise anybody. In fact, it uses licensed code from the original Ringdroid, so previous users of that should see even more similarities. It’s cheap, it’s effective, and it’s one fo the few with a single price tag that is up-to-date.


Zola Watchfaces

Price: $1.49 each

Zola Watchfaces screenshot 2022

Zola Watchfaces is a developer on Google Play with several new Wear OS watch faces. Each one has a digital clock design with subtly different color themes. Each one also supports 12 or 24-hour modes, battery percentage, always-on status, heart rate monitor (on support devices), and more. The designs are quite nice and remind me of some of the nicer Fitbit watch faces I’ve seen. They are minimal, display your information, and do little else. They are reasonably inexpensive and it’s a cheap way to add more to your collection without breaking the bank.


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