In this post, we take a look at the 10 Android apps, that you guys should definitely try out.
The first app on this list is KeepVid
It’s a video downloader app, with a simple user interface. You can use this app to download videos from youtube and a lot of other websites as well. To download a video, just search for the video that you want to download within this app, and hit the download button on the bottom right corner. You can download the videos in the resolution that you want and this app also gives you the option to download just the audio associated with the video file, which is a really good feature to have. You can download videos from any of the sites shown here. If you have the url of the video that you want to download, just past it within this app and start downloading the video directly.
2nd in today’s list is the wallpaper app Backdrops
In this app, you also get a lot of high resolution wallpapers to choose from, and it will also recommend you with a wallpaper of the day.
You can favourite the wallpapers that you like, and the next time you want to choose from one of them, all you have to do is go to the favourites tab, instead of scrolling through heaps of wallpapers. New wallpapers are added daily, so you wont run out of options anytime soon. If you opt for the Pro version, it doesn’t show any ads, and other than just setting the wallpapers, you can save them to your device as well.
Next is Tholotis
I don’t know if this is the right way to say it, but this app is actually an extension to any wallpaper app that you are using. It will help you add a blur and dim effect to your wallpapers, if that is something you are interested in. I usually like to blur my wallpapers a bit, so that the icons pop out a bit and are easily visible. It makes them seem as if they are floating closer to the screen and away from the wallpaper itself.
You can either add this effect to your current wallpaper or choose a different one from the gallery. Once you are done adjusting how you want the wallpaper to look, just hit the right button, and it saves a new image to your gallery and also sets it as a wallpaper.
This next app is only going be useful for someone who is using the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus. It’s called BxActions. You guessed it right, it is an app to remap that Bixby button so it can perform multiple actions. You can remap the bixby button to do one thing when the phone is locked, and perform another action when it is unlocked, which i think is very useful. So the sole function of this app is to essentially allows you to use the Bixby button as a fully customisable one.
5th on the list is the first game for today, and it’s called Chameleon Run. It was free in the play store for a long time, but Right now its a paid game. Its a fast and exiting game. You tap on the left side of the screen to change the colour of your character and make it land on the same coloured surface, and tap on the right of the screen to make it jump, while collecting marbles and avoiding obsctracles.
The game gets really tough after a few levels and you will definitely enjoy playing it. I am not a huge fan of Samsung’s Touchwiz UI, They have toned it down with the new user interface on the S8, but I still like things as close to stock android as possible, and I also need a bit extra level of customisation. So Nova launcher is my launcher of choice. It is one of the first apps that I download when I am using a phone that is not running stock android. The main reason why I keep on coming back to Nova launcher is that its light, fast and offers huge levels of customisation options for you to really fine tune the settings until they feel right. It is compatible with just about any theme or Icon Pack out there and now It also gives you the long press gestures, which is something I have started using a lot since I first used it on the Pixel XL.
Next app is Cinema FV5. This app can take your smartphone videos to the next level. It gives you manual controls over white balance, focus, ISO and exposure. It also give you features like having a live onscreen histogram while taking videos. You get to monitor the audio via headphones while the video is being recorded, which is something that not a lot of apps allow you to do. The interface is simple and laid out very well, it even shows you the battery level while you are using this app.
The free or lite version of the app only lets you shoot in upto 720p, but the pro version lets you shoot in the highest resolution that your smartphone supports, and It also allows you to choose the codec you want to record in, frame rate of your choice and even the bit rate of the video. If you are serious about shooting videos with your smartphone, Give this app a try.
The 2nd game in this list of apps is BLUK. It is a minimalistic game with a simple objective. All you have to do is make this block land safely on the next tower, and see how far you can go doing this. This sounds simple enough, and for most part it is, but sometimes it seems to get a bit difficult and you don’t manage to get too far ahead in the game.
My high score right now is 77, if you manage to best that, tweet me a screenshot of your highest score to get a virtual hi five.
Next we have Texpand. This app allows you to assign shortcuts to the phrases that you type in regularly. Some of my most used shortcuts are, dd for mentioning todays date, chl to bring up my channel link, hbd expands to Happy Birthday and so on. These are the shortcuts that I have added to the app, which makes typing a bit easier and convenient for me. You can add in shortcuts for the phrases that you are most likely to use and you can edit them at any time.
The final app in today’s list is Realtime Subscriber Count. I you are a youtuber, then you might always be looking at the number of subscribers that your channel has got. This app gives you a widget, so that you can always have the updated subscriber count of your channel right on your home screen.
Its a small, simple but very useful app for creators like me. Well these have been the 10 Android apps for month of may. I will be back next month with more great app like these. Let me know in the comments section, which one of these apps did you enjoy the most. Also if you have any app suggestions for the next post, again let me know in the comments section.