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The best apps to try out this December

Another month, another batch of fresh app recommendations. We've been digging through the Play Store to pick the very best, must-try apps of the month to show you. Enjoy our December 2018 selection of the most fun and useful Android apps, including Pocket Casts, Sticker Maker, and Opera News.

Our favorites to try in December 2018

Pocket Casts

One of our favorite podcast apps got a major update in December, making it even more attractive and convenient. The UI has been overhauled, the Discover feature was improved and it now boasts even more cross-device syncing. You can now also you can listen to single episodes without needing to subscribe to that podcast, and you can search for specific episodes to find older casts that you might have missed.

Still the king of podcast apps. / © Pocket Casts

Get it on the Play Store.

Sticker Maker

Stickers popularity has never been higher than it is today, and the craze is taking over all our favorite chat apps. This month stickers came to WhatsApp and this recent app allows you to create your own. You can make stickers from pictures of your pets and friends and create packs for use with WhatsApp. Impress your friends and family with some festive stickers this holiday season!

sticker maker app
Create your own stickers with Sticker Maker to send to your friends. / © Google Play Store

Get it on the Play Store.

Opera News

Opera is well known (and recommended by us) for its web browser, but the company's dedicated news app is also worth a look. The AI driven news app learns from your use to offer you better and better recommendations, as time goes on. You have access to different categories and can receive alerts, share noteworthy stories with your friends, and quickly bookmark topics to read offline later.

androidpit opera news
Have I got news for you. / © AndroidPIT

Get it on the Play Store.

Have you given any of these apps a try? Do you have any recommendations to share? Let us know in the comments below!


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  • devcheck is also a very good app for a comprehensive look inside your phone details 👍

  • Sorin Dec 15, 2017 Link to comment

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 Jun 25, 2017 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.

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