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 new Android apps from 2019 in the video above!
AppNotifier is a customization app for Google Play Store notifications. A lot of devices don’t receive notifications for individual app updates. This app fixes that and sends notifications for each app update, installation, and even when side-loaded apps get updates. There are some limitations and it can’t show notifications for currently installing apps, but it otherwise does as advertised. The app is also free and an easy way to turn this feature back on if it’s turned off for you.
Price: Free trial / $6.99+
Autosync is a cloud storage management app for most of the big cloud storage clients out there. It supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.com, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, MEGA, and a few others. The app lets you sync files and folders from those services to your device (and back again) automatically without any additional input from you. You can, of course, customize which files and folders to keep synced before it does it autonomous thing. The app has a 14-day free trial and then it costs $6.99 per cloud storage service you want to unlock.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
Dr. Seuss’s ABC is an educational app for kids. It pulls heavily from the popular Dr. Seuss lineup of books for most of its lessons and has many little game elements as well to keep kids engaged. Its most unique feature is a sandbox AR mode where kids can place characters in the real world through the camera viewfinder in the app. It seems to stutter on a few devices, including the Pixel 3 series devices. However, if it does work for you, it’s quite good. Make sure to check out the app inside of the refund time to make sure it works on your phone.
Epic Privacy Browser
Firefox Private Network
Firefox Private Network is a simple VPN from, well, the developers of Firefox Browser. Unfortunately, this app is in a limited-release beta so we didn’t get a chance to try it out much. However, the developers boast a high ease of use, over 100 servers to choose from in over 30 countries, and no bandwidth restrictions. We’re curious how Mozilla intends to monetize this one or even if they do. Nevertheless, this is a new VPN from one of the most trusted names in Internet browsing so keep it on your radar.
Mi Browser is a new web browser from Xiaomi. It’s obviously for the company’s own phones but you can download it on basically Android phone. The app has a bunch of nice features, including the ability to download videos from social media, a built-in translation system, a dark mode, a voice search, and a rudimentary private folder function to hide things you download from other apps. It doesn’t quite have the functionality of something like Firefox or Chrome, but it’s a nice mobile-only substitute with some good features if you need them.
Opera News Lite
Opera News Lite is a lightweight news app with a bunch of content. Opera boasts an APK size of less than 1MB and that’s seriously small for an app in 2020. Additionally, it comes with all of the basics for a news app, including the ability to personalize the news feed, a selection of over 5,000 sources, push notifications, and more. The load times are excellent and the app doesn’t have hardly any UI elements to get in the way of you and the news. It’s honestly quite good.
Socratic by Google
Socratic by Google is actually a re-release of a previously excellent educational app for both kids and adults. Socratic lets you take a picture of a math problem. It then shows you the step-by-step guide on solving it, including explanations so you learn it better for next time. It works best for middle school, high school, and early collegiate mathematics but you can use it before or after those time periods as well. Microsoft Math was recently launched and it also does some neat stuff just like this. Let the battle between Socratic by Google and Microsoft Math begin.
T-Mobile SyncUP Pets
T-Mobile SyncUP Pets is a rare add for us on lists like this. It’s obviously only available for T-Mobile subscribers, but we liked the concept. Basically, you can get a SyncUP Pets devices from T-Mobile and attach it to your animal’s collar. You then use the app to track their location from the device. It uses T-Mobile’s network so as long as T-Mobile has service, the tracker is viewable on the network. It’s scary when this tech is used on people, but super helpful when it’s used on pets.
Price: Free trial / $7-$75 per month
Vimeo Create is a lightweight video editor specifically for Vimeo creators. The app includes a lot of the basics, including a host of extras like video templates, tons of stock photos and video clips, commercially-licensed music, and more. There is also a smart video editor function to help put everything together. Here’s the thing, the features are quite nice, but Vimeo does charge for them eventually. The subscriptions are for Vimeo accounts and not necessarily the app so it’s a bit weird. In any case, it can be potentially useful if you do stuff on Vimeo.
If we missed any great new Android apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!