As is our practice, these Android apps have been released in the last couple of months and are unique in their own way.
Since this post is going to be a bit lengthy one, let’s jump in straight away.
1. Firefox Send
After making its debut as a web application, Mozilla has released its file sharing app called Firefox Send on the Play Store. Firefox Send brings home a hassle-free way of transferring files, photos, and videos. Not just any offline document you can even access and send files from your cloud storage accounts.
All you have to do to upload the files is provide the expiration details, assign a password and tap Upload. Depending on your network speed, the link-generation may take a couple of seconds. Once generated, just share the link.
Firefox Send lets you share files up to 1GB. Plus, users who have a Firefox account get plenty of other features like a bump in the sharing limit (up to 2.5GB). We tested this app for a few days, and we were mighty impressed with it.
Mood-boosting apps are more common now than they were a couple of years ago. With people getting distracted with the tiniest of things, apps like Endel are more important in our lives today.
Endel is one such newly launched apps on the Play Store which claims to increase your productivity and your focus. The soundscapes are powered algorithmically, but rest assured that the tracks are fairly good and should work well for you.
The app needs permission for location and time zone to tailor the soundscapes.
Speaking of distracting notification, can't we just ban them all and check them only when we want to? Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, the makers of Daywise seems to think otherwise. This cool app bundles all your notifications and shows them to you in batches.
Daywise segregates the phone’s apps into two categories - Instant and Batched. While the apps under Instant will notify you immediately, the latter's apps will reserve its notifications for a later time.
Quite obviously, apps like WhatsApp, Slack, or your default SMS app will fall under Instant, while Instagram and Facebook will fall under the latter. Of course, apps and batch timings can be changed, but I suggest that you let them be.
Serial Box is the newest story-telling app in town. Previously available for iOS and Desktop, it brings home a collection of stories. The stories are short, so one can easily pick them up while commuting or traveling.
The stories are divided into episodes, making them very interesting. The pilot is usually free, after which you’ll have to buy the entire season.
Needless to say, all the half-completed stories show up on the home page with an option for Continue Reading. Netflix for stories? Yes, Sir!
Now we have the Clockify app. Although it’s slightly older than two months, we felt that it should be on this list as it is a productivity tool. The good news is that this time tracker not only lets you log your hours but also helps you increase your overall productivity.
The app is simple to use, free, and is available across all the major platforms, and has a Chrome extension as well. All you have to do is log in with the same credentials, and you should be sorted.
Clockify for Android is more made for quick entries. Just enter the title, select the project and tap on the Start button. There are two entry modes - manual and timer.
You'll come to love the syncing mechanism, which again, works flawlessly. During our test run, we didn’t have any issues in accessing the information either from the phone or the browser.
Photo Editor Pro is not a photo editor in the strictest sense. Instead, it is a collage maker and it works really well.
The app offers standard collage features like frames, filters, border, rotate, and adjust, among others. You can adjust a filter's intensity as per your liking, a feature which I found immensely useful.
Agreed that there's a horde of collage makers on the market, so what makes it different from the rest? I liked this app for its simplicity and clean interface. The feature set is not bloated, the interface is well designed and there are no banner ads, at least, for now.
Live wallpaper has lost the touch that they used to have before, mainly due to the impact on the phone's battery life. But if that's not a concern for you, you can check out the Demon Live Wallpaper by maxelus.net.
Designed in different shades of pink and violet, this one certainly knows how to make your phone’s home screen stand out.
My only gripe is that the free version has just one wallpaper after which you’d have to upgrade to the paid version. Thankfully, the images change quite often.