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 from 2020 in the video above!
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Price: Free / $4.49
AirMusic is a powerful tool for streaming and casting audio to your devices. It boasts support for any music streaming app and support for any receiver with cast capabilities. Yes, that includes Apple AirPlay along with the usual suspects like Chromecast. It also doesn’t require root for Android 10 and onward. It’s a little weird to use at first but it doesn’t take long to figure out. This is also one of the few ways to use AirPlay on Android. The trial version is free and the full version is $4.49.
Price: Free / $5.99 per month / $29.99 per year
Colorize is a photography app. It changes black and white images into color images. You simply scan the photo in or use one from your gallery and the app does the rest. It’s a fairly simple process and you can save or share the touched up photo after it’s done. The app uses an AI algorithm to get everything right. It worked pretty well in our testing. The free version limits the number of photos you can color. You can buy the subscription and remove all of the app’s restrictions. However, we only recommend the subscription version if you have a ton of photos that need color. Otherwise the free version should work fine.
CoreSpecs is an Android utility app. The app shows you all of the various sensors on your device and what they’re currently reading. It supports over a dozen sensors but you can only see the ones your device actually has. The UI is simple and intuitive. However, some of the data may be hard to read for folks who don’t what they’re looking at. The use cases are incredibly niche. There aren’t a lot of reasons to have an app like this. That said, it’s really cool to see your sensor data. Plus, the app is free.
Price: Free trial / $4.99-$6.99 per month
Discovery+ officially launched in the first week of January. It has over 55,000 episodes from over 2,500 shows from HGTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, and many others. It’s actually a rather large streaming service and rivals some bigger names in terms of pure content. The app works like most of the others with a grid layout, a watch list, and Chromecast support. There are no surprises there. The $4.99 price is for access with advertising and the full $6.99 removes advertising. We honestly recommend the $6.99 one because advertising on a streaming service is annoying.
Price: Free / $6.49
Listshare is a simple list app. You create lists and share them with your family members. The lists can be anything from to do lists to grocery lists. The choice is yours. Listshare’s UI is simple, but effective. There are also customization features to flash it up a bit. It works pretty well, although we don’t blame you if you decide to stick with mainstays like Google Keep or TickTick. It worked fine in our testing and you could definitely do worse.
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OnePlus Health is the official tracker app for upcoming OnePlus fitness bands. Unfortunately, because they don’t exist yet, we couldn’t test this one out. From the screenshots, it appears to track things like heart rate, sleep, and the distance of your walks or runs. Additionally, OnePlus says it keeps track of daily activities, calories burned, and other health metrics. We’re not sure if it’ll compete on the same level as a companion app like Fitbit, but it’s there in the Play Store and ready for when the bands go on sale.
Proton Calendar is a free add-on to the Protonmail family. It syncs with your Protonmail account and lets you manage your calendar with the same account as your email. It’s basically Proton building out its portfolio. The calendar parts of the app are fairly basic and you can do almost all of the usual stuff. However, the big part of Proton’s business model is privacy. This app has has that in spades. It boasts end-to-end encryption, no ads, no trackers, no data sharing, and zero-access encryption. The app is currently in open beta and only premium Protonmail users can use it right now. The app is otherwise free.
Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $39.99 per year
Slopes is a niche app for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. It gives skiers and snowboarders a bunch of information such as trail maps, snow conditions, and tracking. The tracking features include things like your total distance, max elevation, speed, and other metrics. To be honest, the best parts of this app are the snow conditions and trail maps. Skiers can see if the snow is fresh, fluffy, flat, hard, or icy and that can impact safety. Additionally, the trail maps cover thousands of ski resorts worldwide and more are added frequently. There is a subscription cost for this one, but frequent skiers and snowboarders may find it worth the price.
Price: Free / Up to $4.99
Taskito is a productivity app that mixes to-do lists, calendar, and reminder functionality. The reminder and calendar function is fairly self explanatory. You add in calendar events, set reminders to remind you to do things, and there are some organization features for those. The to-do list portion of the app also works as intended with some neat features. It also supports recurring tasks, adding notes to tasks, and Google Calendar if you use it. The app is free with a variety of add-ons. You can buy all the add-ons for $4.99 if you want to.
Sky Weatherman is a weather app that wants to help you plan activities. It shows you a weekly forecast and gives you an idea of what kinds of activities would be good for specific days. There are weather filters that toggle whenever the weather is appropriate. It’s kind of a neat idea. The weather features are super basic, but perfunctory. It won’t replace a big name like AccuWeather if you need more details. However, it works well for people who only occasionally glance at the weather. It’s currently free with advertising.
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