The month of October is here, and we are ready with yet another list of new and free Android apps for you to check out. Similar to all our previous editions, this month’s list also comes with exciting and productivity-friendly tools. So yeah, right from a modern email client to a feature-rich browser app, we have them all.
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.
1. Vivaldi Browser Beta
Vivaldi has made quite a mark in the browser scene with its host of innovative features. We have covered this tool extensively. And with the Vivaldi Browser Beta, this browser extends those features to the Android world as well.
One of the features that I loved the most was the Notes feature. This Notes feature comes in handy if you do most of your research online and take notes in the process.
Using it is as easy as pie, and you do not have to switch between multiple apps to jot down your notes. You need to tap on the Notes button.
Other than that, there are a bunch of nifty features. For one, you can sync the screen from your browser to your phone, similar to Microsoft’s Edge. Secondly, you can manage your tabs much effortlessly as Vivaldi lays down all the open tabs in an easy-to-understandable format.
Furthermore, there are features like Screenshot and Speed Dial, which adds to the experience. And the control menu at the bottom means that it’s easier to use with a single-hand.
So, will you switch over from Google Chrome?
2. GCA Launcher
Are you bored with the traditional Android launchers like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair? Are you looking for a light Android launcher? If the answer to both the questions is yes, you might want to give the GCA launcher a shot.
Designed by XDA member Nx Biotic, it’s a unique launcher which draws a little inspiration from the Pixel Launcher, albeit with a different touch.
It features a single home screen and several features like Shelf Favorites, App Shortcuts, and a Customizable App Drawer, among others. The app dock is at the bottom, followed by the Google Search Pill. And when you swipe up, you’ll see the app drawer with your most frequently accessed apps at the top. Cool, right
Plus, the search bar lets you search for apps both on the Play Store and Google. Plus, the settings can either be accessed via the search tab or by sliding open the left menu.
However, the features which I found the most useful was the handy Work tab. It lets you segregate your work apps into a separate tab so that they are easily accessible.
Twobird is the new email client in town, and as per its metaphorical name, it’s designed to solve two issues at the same time. This app gathers all your emails under a single roof, and lets you create notes and reminders on the fly. And not only that you can also attach these notes on emails.
To take a note, tap on the little note box at the bottom of the screen.
Other than that, this email app sorts priority emails from high to low. Plus, the interface is simple and easy to understand. Plus, there are a few text formatting options as well.
This app is in early access so you might find an issue or two.
4. Infinity for Reddit
Infinity for Reddit is the app for you if you’re looking for an ad-free Reddit experience. It has a simple interface where all the popular threads are lined up on the left tab, whereas the others are on the right.
Apart from that, you can search for particular threads, or you can pick one of the threads like New, Random, or Controversial via the icon at the top.
However, the feature which you will come to love is the Lazy Mode, which lets you automatically scroll through posts without moving a finger. Plus, if you aren’t satisfied with the default time, you can set your own as per your preference.
If you read our Apps of the Month posts regularly, you might know that we often include an app for mindfulness and digital wellbeing. Not only do these apps help you focus better, but they also help you relax. And this month’s mindfulness app is Brightmind.
If you must know Brightmind has been in the App Store for quite some time, and last month it made its debut in the Google Play Store as well.
The app aides you to perform guided meditations that are tailored to suit your preferences, interests, and goals.
Using this app is a simple affair. The interface is simple, and it pretty much walks you through the whole setup process.
6. Piano by Yousician
Today, learning a musical instrument on the phone is not rocket science. You get a detailed guide which you can use to your advantage. Plus, you can simply plug in your earphones and practice to your heart’s content without disturbing your neighbors.
So if you’re planning to learn the piano, you can give the Piano by Yousician app a try. You can either start from the basic or opt for an intermediary course.
The best part is that the keys are color-coded. That is handy for beginners like me, who generally practice by using their thumb and index finger.
Yousician has both paid and free plans. So, if you are happy with lessons and feedback, you can always upgrade to the paid ones.
7. Cut Paste Photo Editor
Well, the name pretty much gives what Cut Paste Photo Editor is about. This one easily removes backgrounds from images automatically, thus letting you switch background automatically.
The best part is that it detects the objects automatically. That means, you do not have to mess around with edges and other elements. Using the app is easy and simple. The only issue is that there are a couple of ads in-between.
8. Bonus App: Blob Live Wallpaper
Want to jazz up your phone’s display? If yes, try the Blob Live Wallpaper app. Made by the same developer who designed the popular Betta Fish wallpaper app, this one comes with a color blob that slowly moves around the screen.
The settings are straightforward, and if you want more features you can always pay for the full version to unlock them.
Spice Up Your Phone
These were some of the new and free Android apps released in past couple of months. Which of these apps will you get first? If I were you, I’d give my first shot to the Twobirds app. It’s cool, trust me!
Next up: Missed last month’s compilation of free Android apps? Don’t worry, read the post below to find them all.
Last updated on 07 February, 2022
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