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The best new Android apps for March 2024

Are you looking for some new apps? We got you covered with the best new Android apps for the month ahead.
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The Google Gemini app intro screen describes some common uses for the new tool.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

Many new Android apps are out there, but keeping track of them is tough. But we’re happy to do that hard work for you. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best new Android apps available, focusing on apps that offer something different to the status quo. Be sure to visit our list of the best Android apps of all time and our selection of the best new Android apps released in 2023 for more.

The best new Android apps for March 2024

  1. Google Gemini
  2. Prognoza
  3. Obtanium
  4. Hermit
  5. Superlist
  6. Electrify America

Google Gemini

Google’s latest AI app really wants to replace Assistant. Will you let it?

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Google
Google's Gemini app open with a greeting from the new AI assistant.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

With Google’s massive Bard rebrand comes the Gemini app. The app is a portal through which users can access the company’s next-gen assistant, but unlike the Assistant we know, Gemini gives users ChatGPT-like smarts. As we discovered during our Gemini app hands-on, users can initiate prompts to check how many liters are in a gallon or generate an uncanny image of puppies rolling around in the snow.

While Gemini can initiate some tasks that Assistant is well versed in, you’ll want to hold on to the older platform if you enjoy initiating music playback or adding calendar events through your voice.

The app is available for free, but it’s clear that it needs some polish and refinement before it replaces Assistant for good. Nevertheless, grab the app below to live on the bleeding edge of Google’s AI efforts.

Prognoza

A minimalist weather app with big, bold widgets and clean aesthetic.

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: davidtakac

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been shuffling through stacks of weather apps to find one that’s right for me. My latest encounter is Prognoza, and it scores a few big wins over its contemporaries.

For one, it’s extremely simple. Usually, this would be a mark against it, but Prognoza crams in plenty of info into its refined UI. The current temperature is large and easily legible on the home display, while an hour-by-hour list of conditions and ambient temperature is visible below. Scroll down further, and you’ll find forecast details for over a week ahead. The widgets follow a similar theme, with multiple options showcasing today’s weather or days in advance.

The app only has two weather providers, while the simplicity hinders someone looking for more data. The app isn’t updated regularly, either, with the latest patch coming in May 2023. However, it’s a great app for quickly peeking at detailed forecasts.

Obtanium

Discover and gather your favorite Github apps, and keep them updated.

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: ImranR98

I tend to mention several apps from Github, F-Droid, and sources beyond the Google Play Store. As I’ve experienced, keeping track of and installing updates for each app can get overwhelming. Thankfully, Obtanium is an app that hugely streamlines this process. Obtanium acts as a hub from which you can search for, install, and update apps from various sources online. It works great with Github and F-Droid, even though the latter has its own app.

The app is free, and users can control which apps they want to install. Obtanium does require some knowledge and awareness, but it’s a must-install for anyone who frequents this particular app series.

Hermit

No app? No problem. Turn webpages into standalone apps with ease.

  • Price: Free / Premium unlocker app for $7.99
  • Developer: Chimbori

Hermit is another app I’ve used for ages to turn web pages into standalone apps. Essentially, it’s a browser that allows each web page to run in its own little container. It also boasts a built-in ad blocker, an easy system to create lite apps and a preset list of apps you might want to create. In my experience, Hermit is excellent for services that have a web page but don’t have an app or services that lock app features behind paywalls but not their web pages.

Hermit’s base experience is free, but you can unlock all the app’s features. I’ve never felt the need to unlock it, but the premium version does include more powerful sandbox support, custom block lists, and saving to PDF.

Superlist

A Wunderlist-inspired noting app for absolutely everything.

  • Price: Free / Requires an account
  • Developer: Superlist
superlist
Andrew Grush / Android Authority

Superlist aims to be the be-all note-taking app for your device. It comes from the creators of Wunderlist — the service that Microsoft bought many moons ago. Aesthetically, you can see the connection. The app lets users create multiple lists, collaborate with others, and integrate with other apps. The app is still pretty raw, but it’s one to keep an eye on in the future.

Electrify America

Find vehicle charging stations, manage your charge, and pay from one app.

  • Price: Free / Pass+ Membership at $7 per month / Additional payments for charging
  • Developer: Electrify America

Finally, do you own an electric car? Electrify America’s app lets users find charging stations, manage their charging sessions, and pay. The app’s layout is pretty good, putting all essential information behind three tabs. Users can visualize real-time details of their vehicle’s state of charge and receive notifications when it’s nearly done.

Not everyone will need this particular app, but it might be helpful if you own an electric car.