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 2018 in the video above!


00:37

Price: Free
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00:37 is a minimal style fitness app. It's basically a super simple timer for all of your various sets. You can change the timer and the number of sets you want to do. Users can save sets and timers and track their sessions in a variety of ways. The app itself has no exercise routines or anything like that so you need to bring your own. Additionally, the UI is simple and non-intrusive. There isn't anything wrong with it, but it's definitely not as complex as something like MyFitnessPal. If that sounds like something you might like, hit the link to check it out. It's completely free, but it's also an open beta. There may be some bugs as a result.
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00:37

Feedly Classic

Price: Free
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Feedly launched massive updates to its regular app recently. The Feedly Classic app is for those who like the old app better. It features Feedly's old design and old UI. There isn't much else to say about it really. Most people know that Feedly is an RSS news reader with some other features. It uses a gray icon instead of the usual green. We recommend the regular Feedly app. It should get more updates moving forward. However, those who want the old Feedly for a little longer have this option as well. It had some issues on its original release, but those issues seem to be cleared up now.
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Feedly Classic

Fluid Navigation Gestures

Price: Free / $1.99
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Fluid Navigation Gestures isn't from December, but we're not far off here. It's the biggest competitor to XDA's Navigation Gestures and it's arguably the better app overall. You can add gesture controls to devices that otherwise don't have them. You can assign various commands to those gestures as you normally would. It's highly configurable. Those with some tech knowledge can also hide the software navigation keys with ADB. However, the app doesn't require root for any of its functionality. It's smooth, it worked during our testing, and the pro version is a very reasonable $1.99. You can't go wrong if you want gesture controls.
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Google Santa Tracker

Price: Free
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Google Santa Tracker is Google's annual app for tracking Santa Claus. The basic functionality of the app works just fine. On Christmas Eve, the app uses Google Maps to track Santa as he crosses the world to give out presents. In the meantime, the app offers little kid-friendly mini-games and other little activities to pass the time and help get the kids into the festive mood. All of this stuff is available on the official website as well along with some extra mini-games and content as well. It's only relevant for a few more days, but you can always pick up again next year when Google launches it again!
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My Board Game Collection

Price: Free
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My Board Game Collection is a new app for board game enthusiasts. It lets you archive your board game collection. The app uses Board Game Geek for its database so it should have most available board games. Additionally, you can sort by info like play time, age range, complexity, and number of players. You can even access the game manual if you need to. Of course, you also get cloud syncing if you need it. It's in beta right now. That means you may experience some bugs if you try it out. However, with some attention and updates, this could easily be a must for board game enthusiasts.
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My Board Game Collection


PlayJ

Price: Free
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PlayJ is a social app. Technically, it's a video chat app. However, it does a few extra fun things. You and another person video call each other and the rest of the screen is dedicated to whatever it is you two want to do. You can play games, watch videos, and other stuff like that. It's excellent for two-person game streaming or for showing someone that fun video you found. However, we fully admit that this is probably a niche product. It's in open beta right now on Google Play. Thus, expect bugs and the normal beta stuff. This one has some potential, though.
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WakingNews Alarm Clock

Price: Free
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WakingNews Alarm Clock is yet another beta app release with some potential. It functions primarily as an alarm clock. You set an alarm as usual and it goes off on time as usual. However, this one reads you the news from a variety of sources when it goes off. So it functions a little bit like old school radio alarm clocks. It has several good news sources, including Yahoo Finances, Yahoo Sports, Engadget, etc. However, there are some lesser sources of words there as well. Thankfully, you can choose the sources that play when the alarm goes off. It's in beta so there are definitely bugs. It is also free and has potential.
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WakingNews Alarm Clock

Widget Drawer

Price: $0.99
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Widget Drawer isn't a new idea, but it's the newest app of an old idea. This is basically an app drawer, but for widgets. Users can put whatever widgets they want into this little drawer and whip it out whenever they need it. You access the widget drawer by putting its little tab somewhere on your screen and clicking on it as needed, similar to Samsung's Apps Edge or the LG V40's little drawer. This is another beta on Google Play. However, this one actually costs a buck to download. Make sure you try it out before the refund time is up in case you don't like it.
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Widget Drawer

Xbox Game Pass Beta

Price: Free app / $9.99 per month
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Xbox Game Pass Beta is, well, the beta version of Microsoft's official Xbox Game Pass app. There are a lot of beta apps this month, isn't there? In any case, this is just a beta version of Xbox Game Pass' official app. It gets features first, even if they are buggy, and users may get some stuff that the stable app users don't get. In exchange, you basically help Microsoft test the app. There really isn't anything there right now that is overly different from the stable version, but we imagine new features should come eventually. We only recommend it to people who actually use Game Pass. The app is useless for those who do not.
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Xbox Game Pass Beta

Yahoo Play

Price: Free
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Yahoo Play is Yahoo's latest attempt at cultural relevance. The app does a few different things. It provides you with entertainment and pop culture news, lets you do stuff like take quizzes, and it shows you original Yahoo video content. It's a mixed bag right now, but it has potential. It seems to focus more on what it has rather than what it provides and that's always a dangerous mindset for news and entertainment apps. It's new and it has its problems, but if Yahoo figures out this formula, it could get there eventually. For now, it's completely free with no in-app purchases.
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Yahoo Play

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!