Looking for new apps to try? Here are eight options you probably didn’t know about.
Every year they go through my mobile dozens of different apps that end up entering, or not, in our collection of best apps and games of the year. However, only a few end up earning a permanent place in the memory of my devices and become essential.
Throughout this year that is coming to an end, those gaps that I am talking about have been for nine different apps. Some are better known than others, but none of them is part of the list of typical apps that we could find on the smartphones of the vast majority of users. Some also You won’t be able to find them on Google Play.
AnyTracker is an application with immense potential, where, although it sounds like a cliché, the limit is set by your imagination. It is a tool that allows you to carry a control over basically anything. The price of a product on any web page, the exchange rate of a currency, the number of followers of an account on a social network…
The app offers a wide variety of “default” traces, but also gives the option to create our own reports manually. It is free to download, although you need to pay to unlock all its features.
One of them “Forbidden” apps that you won’t find on Google Play. Seal allows download any youtube video to save it in your mobile storage. You may download its audio or full video, and adjust the parameters before doing so. It even allows you to download playlists complete.
The app is free, open source, 100% configurable and has a design adapted to Google’s Material You lines. You can not ask for more.
Despite being a better-known app than the previous ones, it is not particularly widespread. It is a tool created by the firm specialized in network equipment and services, Ubiquiti, which allows analyze Wi-Fi networks in a simple way, being able to carry out speed testsnetwork monitoring, analysis of connected devices and much more.
I have tried several different such apps, but in my opinion, none comes close to WiFiMan in terms of balance between ease of use, number of features, and design.
ConfiBlur is a small utility which has already become one of the most used that I have on my mobile. It allows blur text on a screenshot simply by tapping on them, thus hiding confidential or sensitive information.
The app is integrated with the Android “share” menu, so that just choose ConfiBlur before sharing a screenshot, touch the text you want to hide, and then send the screenshot. Simple as that.
raindrop is my favorite app to save and organize links, articles, products, photos and anything else what i find on the internet It is a kind of vitaminized Pocket, which allows carry out a more exhaustive management content with colors, folders, labels and more.
As it is a cross-platform application, it is possible to save, organize and access the content from any deviceregardless of your operating system.
LADB – Local ADB Shell
There goes one for the heavy users or Android developers. LADB It allows run adb and shell commands locally on the Android device, without the need to resort to a computer.
The application fulfills its function like a charm, and has a simple and intuitive design. Perfect for those users who frequently use ADB with their Android devices.
After several years of using Authy, recent news around its parent company, Twiliothey led me to migrate all my two factor verification codes to an alternative application: Authenticator Pro.
I decided on this option for several reasons. First of all, because it is a free and open source optionsecure and respectful of privacy, which does not require a connection to a server to work: all data is stored in the internal memory of the device, in encrypted form.
In addition, it allows you to import data from most applications of this type, so the migration process was extremely simple and fast. Also, the design is minimalist and customizableits development remains active and has WearOS watch app that allows you to consult authentication codes directly from the wrist.
In my devices you can never miss one text writing app. Even better if it’s cross-platform, and even better if offers synchronization between all devices.
obsidian It ticks all of those boxes, and more. It is a very interesting application, which can basically become your “second brain” by allowing you to create and organize texts, both in the cloud and locally, and with support for Markdown.
One of its great advantages is that it allows “interconnect” the notes or texts stored through linksand visualize the content in graph view to have a more global vision.
And if you miss any option, Obsidian allows use more than 700 plugins different. All this, in a simple and easy-to-use app, with a friendly and minimalist design.
A good part of the applications that I test throughout the year are not available on Google Playbut come from alternative sources, such as f droid.
The open philosophy of F-Droid also allows for the existence of third party clients like Droid-ify, an excellent alternative app store to Google Play from which to download free and open source applicationswith a more modern design and support for Google Material You.