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Discover the most awesome apps from this month

Keeping track of the best new Android apps available to download is a full-time job, which is why we do it for you. We've combed through all the notable apps of the month and chosen the very best (and most useful) apps for you to enjoy.

Listen to music with friends, learn a language, save your memories, make your phone safer - these are the many ways in which we can improve our lives by making use of the Play Store. 

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Our favorites from this month 


If there's one type of app that's definitely worth downloading, it's one that will help you learn a new skill. Knowing a second language (or even a third, fourth, or fifth) can be very empowering, and this is exactly the principle that Beelinguapp has based its app on.

Not only does the app look good visually, it's also different from other language learning apps. What's unique about it is it provides you with stories (of your choice) from which you can learn your chosen language as you read. It also has an audio book reader, is totally free, and you have a choice of thirteen languages.


More often than not, our smartphones are with us wherever we go, and they have become a place to store all of our memories. Journey is an app that recognizes how important our devices are for doing exactly that. You can add photos, videos and notes which can all be assigned to the location where you created them, which is a pretty cool feature when you want to go back and look where you have been and remember the good times you have, as this feature means everything appears on a map. 

The interface looks great, and is compatible with Google Drive, and can be synced for multiple devices which is ideal for using it on the go or from home. 


If you have long distance friendships, relationships or you cannot spend time with friends for one reason or another, then this app is worth trying out. It allows you to connect with people to share music, watch videos and movies through Netflix and YouTube. A great thing about this is you can chat while you do any of these, which is an interesting feature considering YouTube stops playback anytime you perform a task. It's off to a promising start with over 3,000 positive reviews in the Play Store.

rave app
Rave lets you connect with friends to share music, movies and videos / © AndroidPIT

February 2018

Lens distortions (unreleased)

Lens distortions offer effects for photographers, filmmakers and visual artists, and now they have a version for mobile. Sometimes less is more, and the app certainly demonstrates that. It has few, but very well created and natural-looking effects. As well as the usual subtle edits you can make, you also have the option to add effects to mimic glass, natural sunlight, rain, snow and fog. 

Messenger Kids - Safer Video Calls and Texting

A concern of many parents are the dangers that internet accessibility can bring. For instant messaging specifically, despite its many benefits, has in some cases caused more harm than good. Online bullying for example, is a much debated topic and Facebook appear to be working towards addressing these issues, with a new version of the Messenger app designed for kids.

Parents can make sure that their children are safe online, by having the ability to control contact lists, seeing messages and no ads or in app purchases. This is also completely separate from Facebook, so it's suitable for young children. 


Calling all foodies! Most of you will be familiar with this situation - being in a new area and trying to find somewhere good to grab something to eat. You don't want to be disappointed, so you turn to your trusty smartphone to discover the best places where you are. Tripadvisor or Yelp are among the most used, but Zomato is one you should consider using.

The main reason for this is it's clear and simple to use. It will find and recommend top rated restaurants, where contact details and further information are easy to access. If you're lucky, you might even be able to take a glance at the menu in the app beforehand. 

January 2018

HabitHub - Habit and Goal Tracker

Keep on track with those lofty new year's resolutions with HabitHub. Set your goals, organize them into categories, specify your motivations to keep yourself focused on the gain rather than the pain, and track your achievements. Nothing feels better than looking back on a week and realizing you didn't skip a single workout or procrastinate on cleaning the house, so streaks are a key feature here, in addition to the calendar view mode. Take on 2018 with the tool you need to succeed: HabitHub.

HabitHub / © AndroidPIT

Home Workout - No Equipment

Who has time to hit the gym anyway? No excuses this year, you've got to exercise. Home Workout only takes a few minutes a day, and requires no equipment. Work on all your muscle groups with the provided guides and detailed videos, which include warm ups and stretching. The app will help you use the right form, which should help you avoid injury. Pair this app with HabitHub, and you're sure to stay on track with your fitness goals this year!

home workout no equipment app
Home Workout / © AndroidPIT

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo's new Animal Crossing game is really addictive. The latest iteration of the franchise is all about camping, and it's perfect for wasting time. The gameplay is largely driven by completing requests for visiting animals and building relationships. The activities are fun, and the best part (at least for me) is all of the options for customizing your camp. It's just the kind of amusing, mindless entertainment you'd hope for in this type of mobile game.

Have you tested any of these out yet? Let us know what you think. Also, we'd love to try out your recommendations too.



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  • Sorin 5 months ago Link to comment

    I installed Datala and found that mobile data traffic dropped, which is a very good thing.
    I recommend this app.

    • Rusty H. 2 months ago Link to comment

      Not listed here, but I've been using Adguard, which has DRAMATICALLY lowered my data usage as well as blocking threats.

  • very informative ,regarding up to date technology

  • "Every time you visit a website, it will show you how many trackers are attempting to keep track of your." - Please finish your sentences.

  • Please I have not been able to download through my play store

  • i was here from someone but not exactly is there but i here from that recently someone launch a application like we have enter mobile number and we have got the all chatting information which we have to do with all our contacts is it true or not can you please inform me..?
    Thanks in advance

  • Albin Foro 10 months ago Link to comment

    I've tried various privacy browsers to avoid cookies and kludge when opening one-off sites from news aggregators or emails - the main problem is site compatibility, sites that open in full-feature browsers sometimes won't in the lighter ones. The best so far has been Ghostery but I'd be open to try FF Focus.

  • Reg Joo 10 months ago Link to comment

    I like firefox focus, even though you can't save passwords, use new tabs, etc.. Just the pleasure of not having ads pop up, scroll past, slow load the page ,etc.. makes it earn it's stripes with me. If I need saved passwords, and all that other stuff, I will use chrome( it's still my default ). For those times you need no-nonsense browsing, it's the best.


  • Bret 10 months ago Link to comment

    I wish Socratic had a way to teach general knowledge. When standing in line, I'd like to just learn facts and interesting things.

  • The Android apps I use mostly when it comes to the messaging side of things are "Facebook Messenger," "Duo," and "Allo" (which is getting a "desktop" version soon.)
    I do have an iPod Touch of my own, though "IMessage" and "FaceTime" are rarely used.

    BTW, no one on here has mentioned "Threema" yet.

  • wow!
    really awesome, i like photo editor and i will install these apps.
    i am keen on snapnote. it is quite suitable for an old student like me.

  • Thanks for the recommendations, energy bar adds the touch I've been looking for

  • For Pete's sake don't use the comments section on this post to recommend your own favorite apps. Please restrict yourself to commenting on the apps presented in this article.

    • Bastian Siewers
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      Feb 16, 2017 Link to comment

      I went through the comments earlier and cleaned them up. If you find one (in general) that looks like spam etc. please use the report button found at the bottom of any comment. Thank you! :)

  • Yahya Dec 15, 2016 Link to comment

    still a lot of programs in this list, you can add

  • I recently installed Photoscan by Google its a Very nice app Never thought it would be so possible to get high quality scans from my phone. This app is amazing. I've scanned many photos & I'm really happy with the results.

  • still a lot of programs in this list, you can add

  • Thanks for this bro

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