10 best new Android apps from July 2018! | Apps & Software
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 2017 in the video above!
Calculator Plus is a decent new calculator app. It does the basic stuff like arithmetic, some trigonometric and algebraic functions, and it has results up to ten decimal places. That’s really it, though. You get some customization options. The app should also work on basically any device regardless of size. It’s also very small, lightweight, and it’s completely free with no advertising. There are plenty of calculator apps, but this might be one of the best totally free ones.
Carrot Weather is a snarky new weather app. It delivers caustic and sarcastic comments about the weather. It also functions as a decent weather app. The app uses Dark Sky for its weather data. Additionally, you get hourly and daily forecasts, and a minimal UI. The premium version adds a widget, up to 70 years of weather history, and more. This one has a subscription cost. To be honest, the $0.99 per month subscription is not a great option. We recommend the $3.99 per year if you choose to go pro with this one.
Notes by Firefox is a note taking app. It’s basically Mozilla’s version of Google Keep. The app features a minimal UI, simple note taking, and some to do list functionality as well. The app syncs to your Firefox account. Thus, it works cross-device and cross-platform. Mozilla also boasts end-to-end encryption for the note syncing. That’s always a good feature these days. It won’t blow your socks off. However, it’s free, the encryption is nice, and it’s good to see Firefox stretch out beyond the browser ecosystem a little bit.
Instagram Lite is Instagram’s lighter sibling. It works a lot like Facebook Lite does for Facebook. It features a slightly more minimal UI, fewer features, and a lighter overall feel. Of course, that means you don’t get the full Instagram experience, but this one also works on Android One devices. We didn’t see any serious issues during our testing. However, others have complained about bugs, slow performance issues, and device restrictions. It’s free at least, so no one’s wasting any money trying it.
Kiwi Browser is an excellent browser. It uses Chromium as a code base. Thus, it operates a little bit like Google Chrome. Some of the features include a native ad block, decent browsing speeds, a pop up blocker, cryptojacking protection, and more. You also get customization features, a night mode, an AMOLED black mode, and support for 60 languages. This is actually a really nice third party browser. We miss the bookmark syncing that comes with larger competitors like Chrome or Firefox. However, if you don’t use that, this is a good browser to try.
Moment Pro Camera is a rare new camera app. This one is very popular on iOS. It has a fairly desirable list of features. They include RAW support, a live histogram, a level function, EXIF support, and a full manual mode. This one had a rough release. There were a lot of bugs and it received a lukewarm reception. The developers are fixing the bugs, but there are still some that need squashed. This is an excellent camera app, especially considering its low price. However, you may want to wait for a few more updates just to be sure.
Space Nation Navigator is a bit of a tough case. It’s part game and part informational app. It includes various little quizzes and exercises. Additionally, it even has stuff like yoga and actual physical exercise. The app also includes weekly events, achievements, and social elements similar to mobile games. It’s a unique experience. However, there are a few bugs here and there. They keep the experience from being truly outstanding. The developers are working on it, though, so keep an eye on this one.
Spotify Lite is Spotify’s lightweight app experience. It’s similar to Facebook Lite or Instagram Lite. It features a simpler UI, fewer features, and a lighter experience overall. However, it still streams music as usual. It also keeps Spotify’s above average discovery features along with playlists and on-demand songs. This version also features tracking for storage and data. It also works better on less stable network conditions and lower end Android phones. We also appreciate Spotify Lite’s Play Store description telling us exactly what features this is missing from the normal Spotify experience.
Sharedr is a unique customization app. It replaces the native share dialog on Android. That’s the box that pops up when you click the share button in every app. This version removes the Direct Share function. You can also pin apps to the top of the box for quicker organization. It’s really something different. The app is currently free with no in-app purchases or ads. There are a few bugs, but this one has a lot of potential.
WHExperience is a virtual tour guide for the White House. We know politics are a bit of a troubling topic right now. However, the actual, physical White House itself has nothing to do with it, so this app still rocks. It features history lessons and fun facts about most of the rooms of the White House. That includes portraits of prominent presidents and politicians and fun facts about various other things. We checked the info they had on various politicians and there doesn’t seem to be any political bashing or nonsense here. It’s just a good little history app.
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!