It’s the start of another new month and we’re ready with a host of free and new Android apps for you. As a ritual, this month’s list also includes practices spread across various categories. So, whether you need a stylish app vault to hide apps or a new customization app for your Android smartphone, we’ve got it covered.
So if you’re looking to get a great start to May, here are some new Android apps you should get.
The article will be long, let’s get started, shall we?
1. Speed Dial: Incognito Browser & Safe Search
Do you find it troublesome to turn on Chrome’s incognito mode every time you want to search for something you don’t want Chrome to remember? What do you do especially when you have to search for something on YouTube but don’t want relevant content on your timeline? Normally, you have to take a fairly long route. But not with Snap Search in the picture anymore.
This simple app has an always-on incognito mode. And the best part is that the search engine isn’t just reserved for Google. Yahoo, Duck Duck Go, Baidu, etc. It has a number of search engines such as
You can also search YouTube and IMDb in incognito mode, among others. Overall, it has more than 40 search engines. Is not it beautiful?
The app is super simple to use. You have to choose the search engine from the lists. Moreover, Snap Search also allows you to set search engines as your favourite.
The app also bundles a VPN service and has quite a few locations.
Apart from that, it has a built-in ad blocker, tracker blocker and also supports reader mode.
2. Calculator Lock
What if you could hide some of your pictures and documents under a simple looking app? Sounds exciting, right? Calculator Lock is exactly that.
If you have some files to hide and you don’t want to keep them under a traditional lock app, then the Calculator app is for you. And the best part is that at first glance it looks like a simple calculator.
It gives you many options, from photos to videos to documents. To hide the files, click a tile and select the filers from the gallery.
Once you’ve done that, tap on Back to Calculator and you’ll have a modest calculator staring at you.
To re-enter the vault, enter your password on the calculator and press sync. Impressive, isn’t it?
But be sure to add or change the password before locking the safe. The option can be found at the bottom of the left menu.
While the app looks great at first glance, the abundance of ads can spoil the experience.
3. Skin Styles
Volume Styles is the perfect app for those who love phone customization. As the name suggests, it brings several great soundbar designs to your Android smartphone.
It offers lots of options from waves to cool neons and even custom ROM style designs. I especially like the teasing and I have this on my phone right now. But as soon as I earn some credits from the Google Opinion Rewards app, I’d love to try the RGB colored ones.
Volume Styles offers a variety of customization options; Note that some options are hidden behind a paywall.
If you have a OnePlus phone, the system may kill the app thanks to aggressive battery optimization. Therefore, you will need to take care of it.
Other than that, the app is pretty simple to use and the interface is clean and clutter-free. Moreover, there are no pop-up ads.
If you ask me, this app is a welcome break from the otherwise plain volume controller on my Samsung Galaxy S20. And the way the controls appear on the sides is the cherry on top.
4. Dolby On
If you usually record audio locally on your phone, you should know how the sound quality can be degraded by background noise. As you know, removing background noise is quite a challenge, especially if you don’t have access to tools like Sony Vegas or Adobe Audition. But at the end of the day, these tools are more suitable for a professional video editor.
So, if you’re looking for a phone app for work, say hello to Dolby On.
Dolby On automatically significantly reduces background noise. When you start a recording, the app listens for background noise for the first three minutes and removes them when you finish recording. Yes, you read it right.
The best part is that Dolby On works best when recording video and audio. While the results are good when you record with the phone’s built-in microphone, you’ll get the best results if you use your headset’s microphone.
5. Facebook Gaming
If you still have the Facebook application on your phone and you have time to waste, you should definitely try the Facebook Gaming application. It allows you to play games and watch others playing games from around the world. And you can join others to form a playgroup.
Another advantage is that you do not need to install other games on your phone. Instead, you can try puzzles and other memory games to pass the time. Or if you’re not in the mood for it, you can sit back and watch a PUBG game in action.
Apart from that, Facebook games also give you the option to follow players and streamers. At the same time, if you want to showcase your gaming skills, there’s a Go Live button at the top to take care of that.
6. Document Scanner
Next on our list is TopTapStudio’s Document Scanner. It’s a pretty simple app and if you don’t have apps like Microsoft Office Lens and Adobe Scan on your Android, you can try this app.
The rules are pretty simple. Tap the camera icon on the landing page to take an image. Once done, the app gives you the option to manually set the borders of the layout.
Scans, on the other hand, are pretty good. There’s no oversaturation and the focus is pretty much on point. Also, there are several filters for you to try.
The Document Scanner app also packs OCR. After scanning a document, simply press the OCR button in the lower left corner; The extracted text is edited for you.
The app is pretty simple, and if you use a document scanner with care, it looks like a good start.
7. Climate Weather
Finally, we have a weather app. If you’re tired of the stock app on your smartphone, this app aptly named Clyma is for you.
A “feel” temperature includes the minimum and maximum temperatures for the day, precipitation, humidity, cloud cover, and many more small details. Also, it has a well-designed and clean interface (with the exception of the small banner ad at the bottom). Best of all, it includes a detailed 7-day forecast.
You can also start adding additional towns and cities if you want to start monitoring the weather for those places. And since the search is powered by Google, you have a good chance of finding them easily.
Clyma also offers a few widgets, but these are locked behind a paywall.
Hello, Great Apps!
With most of us staying at home these days, it’s more important than ever that your phone gets its fair share of new android apps to add to the interesting part. After all, you can’t spend your time surfing Twitter and Facebook.
I especially like Volume Styles and Snap Search. Also, it’s pretty interesting to start with the games on Facebook games.
So, which of these apps will you get on your Android phone?
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