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!


App Tiles

Price: Free (with ads)
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App Tiles is a niche app with a very specific purpose. It lets you put any app in your Quick Settings as a tile. Some apps, like Google Keep Notes, have this functionality already. However, most apps don't and this app lets you have that power. You simply open the app, select the apps you want in your Quick Settings tiles, go to your quick settings, hit edit, and add the tiles where you want. You can even have them in your quick toggles if you put it in the right spot. The app is free to use with advertising. The ads only show in the actual app and never in your notification area so that's good news. This is a good customization app.
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Calendar Widget by Home Agenda

Price: $1.99
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Calendar Widget by Home Agenda is a competent and enjoyable set of calendar widgets. You can view a bunch of information, including current, future, and past events. Additionally, you can add weather to the proceedings along with various sorting options as well. The widgets themselves are minimal and should work well with most themes and home screen setups. You can also add customization by colorizing various events and other stuff like that. It syncs with your Google Calendar. It can't do Google reminders, but that's pretty much Google's fault. There isn't much about this that isn't good.
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Calendar Widget by Home Agenda

Clip Cloud

Price: Free / Up to $5.99
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Clip Cloud is a simple app with a simple premise. It lets you sync your clipboard between your PC or Mac with your Android devices. You can copy from one platform and paste into another. It uses a Google Chrome plugin along with this app to get the job done. Some other features include AES encryption, a maximum clipboard length of 2,000 characters, and more. This is usually a feature of a much larger PC to Android sync app like Pushbullet or AirDroid. However, those who just want the clipboard feature can try this. It has some bugs, but it should stabilize over time if the developer continues to work on it.
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Clip Cloud

Newton Mail

Price: Free / $49.99 per year
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Newton Mail is one of the most powerful email apps on Android. It disappeared for a while, was purchased by Essential (the phone maker), and brought back to life. The app features instant push notifications for all types of mail, read receipts, a send later feature, email snooze mode, and a large number of direct app integrations for apps like Evernote, Todoist, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Asana, and others. Of course, features like that come with a hefty price tag and Newton Mail certainly has that. We only recommend this to people who basically live in their inboxes. However, that said, it is one of our favorites.
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Newton Mail

Playground: Childish Gambino

Price: Free
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Playground: Childish Gambino is an AR app for devices with ARCore. It works with Google's Playground app to pop Donald Glover (otherwise known as the Childish Gambino) into your photos and selfies. The reviews are fairly positive and the app worked fine in our testing. However, we cannot stress enough that you need a device with ARCore and you also need the regular Playground app installed before this works. In any case, it's a neat little AR photo app, especially for Donald Glover fans.
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Playground: Childish Gambino


Pokémon TCG Card Dex

Price: Free
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Pokémon TCG Card Dex is an excellent, but somewhat flawed app. It lets you scan your physical Pokémon card collection and keep track of what you own. You can also search for cards by name, stats, or HP. It's a great idea on the face of it, especially from The Pokémon Company. However, there are some flaws. The scanner struggles a bit with foil cards. In addition, the app doesn't have every expansion available. This one is obviously still in active development. You can try it and see what it's like. It may be a while before it's completely usable, though.
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Pokémon TCG Card Dex

Pollination Network

Price: Free
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Pollination Network is a sort of social network for beekeepers and growsers. Basically, the app lets growers post what they need and the price they are willing to pay. Beekeepers accept the jobs, take their bees to the growers, and let the bees pollinate the plants. That is about all the app does. However, we don't see apps like this every day and a good relationship with growers and beekeepers is always a good thing. The only real problem we saw is the lack of activity in many areas. This needs to get populated a bit before it becomes truly usable. Tell your beekeeper friends about this one.
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Pollination Network

Sound Amplifier and Live Transcribe

Price: Free
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Sound Amplifier and Live Transcribe are two new apps from Google for deaf people. Sound Amplifier changes, boosts, or reduces the sounds your phone makes through a wired headphone connection for easier hearing for the hearing impaired. It only works on wired headphones, though, and not Bluetooth. The big story, though, is Live Transcribe. It uses Google's voice recognition to write down the words people say so that deaf people can understand what people are saying. It supports over 70 languages with quick bilingual support. It also does a fairly good job of transcribing deaf people when they talk out loud. Like we said, Live Transcribe is the bigger story here.
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Sound Amplifier and Live Transcribe

TextBlast Bulk SMS

Price: Free / $5.49
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TextBlast is another simple app with a simple idea. It lets you bulk send individual text messages to a bunch of people. You write out the message, select the contacts, and then send each message. This lets you do things like subtly personalize invites for specific people and you can invite people without dragging everybody into a massive group chat. In addition, it has uses for marketing and PR as well and we think that's the intended audience here. In any case, the app is a tad buggy, but it seems to work okay. We also like the Material Design UI in this one. It's very easy to use.
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TextBlast Bulk SMS

Widget Screensaver

Price: Free / Up to $10.99
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Widget Screensaver is another Android customization app. It lets you create a screensaver with the widgets already on your device. Thus, you can transform an old device into an alarm clock with a clock widget, weather widget, and maybe a flashlight widget for quick viewing in the dark or something like that. Some other features include a classic bounce mode where widgets move around the screen and also a burn-in prevention feature for you folks with OLED screens. It's an extremely niche app, but it works pretty well. There may be a bug or two, though, because it is brand new.
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Widget Screensaver

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!