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!
- Cubasis 3
- djay for Android
- Project Cheat Codes
- Roku Channel
- Shortcut Manager
- Universe in a Nutshell
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Cubasis 3 is the mobile version of the popular Cubase DAW. It’s a full DAW so you can record whole music albums on this software if you really wanted to. It has a lot of features, including 120 virtual instruments, audio resolution of up to 24-bit and 48kHz, MIDI hardware support, and surprisingly decent editing controls. The feature list is vast even if a lot of them are niche for music producers. Obviously, it’s not quite as powerful as a desktop DAW, but it’s not as far off as we thought. You can re-install the trial as many times as you want to test it out thoroughly before buying the very expensive $54.99 full version.
Price: Free / $6.99
djay isn’t technically a new release, but it did receive a major overhaul within the last month. The new overhaul removed Spotify integration (due to Spotify’s new rules), but added in TIDAL and SoundCloud integration along with an Automix AI, new looper and sequencer functions, and a brand new UI. The new update has its ups and downs, but it’s generally favorably received by most users. The iOS version still has a bit of an advantage in some areas, but the Android version is quickly catching up and it currently goes for a flat rate unlike the subscription cost for iOS users.
FitGrid is a mix between a fitness app and a social media app. The social media side lets you set up a profile, make friends, and see the kinds of stuff your friends are up to. The fitness side of things lets you take fitness classes and your friends can see the ones you did. It’s a relatively simple app overall but you can do things like tell your instructors about injuries or pains to help you augment your workouts. It’s relatively new so there aren’t a ton of people on the network yet, but it’s a neat idea.
InstaMocks is a screenshot app with a bit of flair. It lets you take screenshots and then superimpose them onto the body of an actual Android device. Admittedly, it’s a fairly niche need, but it’s one that this app does well. The app lets you work on up to ten screenshots at once and you can save your work and return to it whenever you want. The screenshots look good and it’s definitely good enough to use for whatever you need.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $54.99 per year
Kippo is a new dating app specifically for gamers. People make profiles, get linked up with other local gamers with similar interests, and make friends or find a significant other. It looks and feels similar to many dating apps, but with little additions to make it more gamer friendly. It’s an excellent premise for a demographic that often doesn’t get love on other dating sites. There are some issues. The app is already a home to people who don’t do well on other dating apps and the service also limits a lot of stuff in order to promote their subscription. It’s far from perfect but it should get better as time progresses.
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Project Cheat Codes
Project Cheat Codes is a simple, minimal app for gamers. It stores cheat codes for various games in a small package and you can access them whenever you want. The app is new so the number of cheats is still growing, but it’s a really neat idea. The app features offline support, the ability to select and copy codes (for emulator use), and there are some themes as well. Each update seems to add dozens of games so the app is growing rather quickly.
Roku Channel is the official Android app for Roku’s free streaming service. The app has a bunch of content and boasts over 1,000 TV shows and movies. It works like most streaming apps. You search for content, stream it, and enjoy whatever you watch. There isn’t a premium version for this on its own, but you can optionally add support for things like HBO, STARZ, etc and it costs you money. The app doesn’t have Chromecast support and we think that’s kind of silly in 2020. Hopefully support is added sooner rather than later.
Shortcut Manager lets you create shortcuts for your home screen. You obviously wouldn’t need anything like this for apps since they sit right on the home screen anyway. However, this one lets you do things like create app shortcuts with different icon packs (separate from your active one), shortcuts for things like Bluetooth or WiFi settings, and even do stuff like switch audio from a Bluetooth source to your phone speakers. It has some flaws, but nothing overly terrible. Either this will help you or it won’t, so test it within the refund time since there is no free version.
Trove is a new app from Microsoft. Basically, it’s an app for Microsoft research. The company puts up projects that require photographs of various things. You submit yours and if Microsoft uses them, you get a little bit of money. The projects help train AI so it’s not being used for anything nefarious. Microsoft even promises not to resell photos and payments are made over PayPal. The app is only available to folks in the US and there aren’t a ton of projects at any given moment, but it’s a neat idea.
Universe in a Nutshell
Universe in a Nutshell is an excellent educational app about the universe. The app focuses on things of scale and shows you things like the different between the size of a planet and a human being and other such comparisons. You can even scroll through and look at things that are progressively larger and we did that a few times because it was fun. Most of the things in the app have fun facts to learn more about them and the app scales between 10^-35 meters to 10^26 meters. There are a few typos here and there, but otherwise the app is simply outstanding, especially for kids.
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