Best New Android Apps for January 2018

Namrata Gogoi

Awesome photo editing apps, cool music players, free VPN  apps — December of 2017 has been a great month for Android apps. It's the first week of January and continuing with our monthly practice into the new year, we are back with a new set of free Android apps.

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Just so you know, these apps were released in the last couple of months on the Google Play Store. Let's jump straight in.

1. Canva

Canva is a refuge for someone who wants some quick photo edits but hates to operate complex tools such as Adobe Photoshop. If you have tried this online tool, the good news is that it's now available as a mobile app on Android.

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The Canva Android app has all the essential templates. Whether it's a flashy Instagram post, Facebook cover photo or a feel-good poster for the upcoming baking competition, Canva has you covered.

Using this app is also pretty simple. All you need to do is choose the design from the plethora of free templates, add the selected elements and save or share. That's it!

2. Grammarly Keyboard

Another popular online tool to have its new dedicated Android app is Grammarly. This virtual keyboard for Android will check for embarrassing grammatical errors to ensure that your sentences are not only error-free but also simple to read.

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This keyboard app runs in almost all the major mobile apps. All it requires is a username and a registered email for installation.

3. Musicolet Music Player

Looking for a simple offline music player? If yes, trust the Musicolet Music player.

This is a simple music player with no fancy themes and customization.

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This is a simple music player with no fancy themes and customization. It's main USP is to make multiple song queues. Navigating this app is also super easy. Just swipe to either side to go to the respective headers.

You can also add the app's widget to control the music playback from the home screen.

4. X Home Bar

The Home Bar is one of the important features in Apple's iPhone X. The tiny line at the bottom of the screen acts as the hotbed for gestures. Plus, it also lets the system receive inputs faster.

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If you want an iPhone X-like home bar on your Android phone, you're in luck. The X Home Bar app for Android doesn't just add the tiny bar to your phone, it also lets you customize it fully.

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The Android Accessibility permission needs to be granted for the installation to complete. This app is particularly handy for phones that have a huge screen, as it makes the one-handed mode effortless.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the iPhone X's home indicator dynamically changes color depending on the app's interface?

5. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN is a free VPN service capable of IP masking and, you guessed it right, it's made by the same people behind ProtonMail.

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Not only does it breaks down the Internet censorship by letting you visit some of the blocked sites but also lets you connect to a number of countries.

It has four different plans to choose from — Free, Basic, Paid, and Visionary and you can have your pick depending on your needs.

6. CopyClip

CopyClip is the perfect app for you if you're looking for an easy-to-use clipboard manager. You can customize the number of items you want to be displayed on the homepage. What's more? You can also rearrange the contents of the copied text.

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As mentioned above, this Android app is simple to use. All you need to do is select the text and choose Copy. The app would automatically save all the selected text.

7. Storyboard and Selfissimo!

Storyboard and Selfissimo! are two new photo editing apps from Google. These 'experiments', as the tech giant prefers to call them, are no-frills apps that aim to enhance your photos and videos.

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While Storyboard converts your videos into incredible comic strips, Selfissimo! is all about enriching selfies.

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It captures a variety of selfies in different poses and presents all of them on a lovely platter. If you're a sucker for selfies, you'd love this cool new Android app.

Fun Fact: Storyboard can produce up to 1.6 trillion combinations of comic strips.

Which is Your Favorite?

These were some of the incredible Android apps that were released in the last two months of 2017.

Have you used any of these apps? Do let us know your opinions in the comments section below.

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.