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!
Looking for more new stuff? Try these!
Adobe Account Access
Adobe Account Access is a fairly simple app for Adobe Creative Cloud users. It lets you log into your account with two-factor authentication but without needing a 2FA app or a text message. That’s about all it does and it worked fine in our testing. The only real hiccup is the app doesn’t support all Android phones and seems to miss a few fairly popular ones like the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. It’s not really all that exciting, but it’s something Adobe Creative Cloud users should definitely check out.
Price: Free / $3.99 per month
Bazaart photo editor and graphic design app with some neat tricks and effects. Some of the effects include the ability to remove backgrounds from photos, a metric ton of stickers and backgrounds to add in instead, and some simple stuff like scale, rotate, flip, and other such things. The main draw for this one is the background removal, though, and the ability to save as transparent PNGs so you can export a no-background photo for use elsewhere. You can unlock the premium features for $3.99 per month, but the free version is decent too.
Technically, this isn’t a new release. Mozilla re-wrote the Android app from the ground up and called the project Firefox Daylight. Included in this overhaul is a new UI, faster browsing, better tracking protection (on by default), and a one-tap, easily accessible private mode. Of course, it still works with Firefox’s bookmark and history syncing and still have most of the old Firefox features as well. You can read more about this new update from Mozilla’s official blog.
Google AdMob didn’t have a native Android app until this month for some reason. Not a ton of people use AdMob other than developers, but it seems to work as intended. Developers can see how their apps are performing, get some stats about various things, and check their actual money earnings. The UI is simple, but effective and things seem to work okay. However, it is in Early Access beta so there are likely some bugs and some missing features. If you try it, make sure to use the feedback option to suggest changes to Google.
LTE Band (NV) Calculator
LTE Band (NV) Calculator lets you see what LTE bands your phone supports. This one is only available for Qualcomm devices, but since that’s most devices it should work for most people. It’s mostly meant as a diagnostic tool and people definitely won’t use this everyday. However, it’s a neat way to see all of the LTE bands your phone supports. There isn’t much else to say about this one. It’s a neat little app that does one thing correctly. It’s in Early Access beta, though, so there may be a few bugs here and there.
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PulledOver is a safety and emergency app for folks who get pulled over by the police. It has a few built-in tools, including the ability to record audio and video, a one-tap button to notify an emergency contact, and you can share your footage with other people who use the app so they can see what happened. This was done in direct response to the recent unrest in regards to the police, but it’s a useful app even if you don’t take that into consideration. The app is currently free.
Secure Clips is a private clipboard that separates itself from the Android OS and other apps. You can copy and paste stuff directly to it via the context menu by clicking the three-dot option after you select some text. You use the same three-dot trick in the context menu to share from the app as well. From there you can keep it without any other apps knowing about it. The app also has a note taking mechanic in case you want to keep some private notes as well. It worked well enough in our testing and it’s a decent app for privacy.
Price: Free / $5.99 per month / $19.99 per year
SlideScan is a tool for people who need to digitize their slide collection. The app uses your camera to scan the slide and then adds some photo effects to brighten it up and make it look pretty good. All you need is a backlit source (a computer screen works nicely) to get started. After you save the images to your phone, you can share or save them elsewhere as you need. The subscription cost feels a little high to us for such a niche tool. We recommend getting a month’s subscription, digitizing all your stuff, and then canceling since there’s no need to use this all the time.
Take Care of Yourself
Take Care of Yourself is a new apps from Philips, the company that makes Hue Lights. It’s a super basic lifestyle app with some tips and tricks on how to be healthier and take care of yourself. The app includes things like articles that range from reducing stress to getting a closer shave. There is also a to-do list function, but it pales in comparison to actual to-do list apps. It’s a decent source of some basic information, but we expect Philips to build this out over time.
Price: Free / $20.00 per year
Yuka isn’t the newest app on the block, but it did recently launch in the US. In Europe, it’s a decent health app with a scanner and a simple premise. You scan things and the app immediately tells you if it’s good or bad for you. There isn’t a ton of super specific context, but that’s kind of the point. A green dot means it’s reasonably good for you and a red dot means the opposite. It gets the basics right and since that’s the point, the app does a good job with most products. The premium version is expensive, but it is per year and includes things like offline support, support for specific dietary needs, and more.
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