Editor’s Picks: 14 apps we think you should try

Top app picks from our editorial staff (7/9/16)

We’re back with another installment of Editor’s Picks! We have moved to a bi-weekly posting schedule to space out the posting, but we will still bring you quality apps that we all enjoy using ourselves!

Microsoft Outlook

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You might not expect Microsoft to come up with one of the best and most practical email clients for Android but that’s exactly what they’ve done. Not only is it sharp and clean and very in line with what Google wants for its mobile apps, but it’s rich in features, too. You’ll find a whole host of options including sorting, labeling, multiple account support, and deep calendar integration. As good as what you will find in the Gmail app, the per-account notification settings and dual swiping keep users humming along. If you only know of Outlook from the old, outdated desktop experience, you owe it to yourself revisit the app.

Download Microsoft Outlook from the Google Play Store

MyTherapy Med Reminder Pillbox

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From birth control pills to multiple prescription drugs with complicated schedules, this award-winning app generates reminders to take your meds when you need to take them so you don’t ever miss a dose.

Download MyTherapy from the Google Play Store

Infinite Slice

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An addictive & minimalist game for all ages. Features endless, free-to-play gameplay with global leaderboards. It’s a simple faun game in they style of the classic Fruit Ninja, and certainly fun for everyone.

Download Infinite Slice from the Google Play Store

Nonstop Knight

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You must guide your knight through the never-ending dungeon to defeat enemies and bosses. The deeper you get the stronger your enemies must become. Upgrade your equipment to become stronger to defeat those enemies. It’s a simple game you can play with on thumb.

Download Nonstop Knight from the Google Play Store

Swipe Pro

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Swipe Pro is an excellent Facebook replacement app. You get almost full functionality including messenger support. The dev often updates the app and communicates with the community.

Download Swipe Pro from the Google Play Store

Inputting+

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Inputting+ gives Undo, redo, copy, And paste functions to all of the typing you do on your Android. If you ever lose your work or your text, Inputting+ collects all the text you type in a convenient timeline

Download Inputting+ from the Google Play Store

Texpand

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Texpand is an app that lets you make shortcuts to things you type often, for example your email address, your phone number, or things you say in texts on a normal basis.

Download Texpand from the Google Play Store

Cloud VPN

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Cloud VPN is a free VPN that provides instant and fast connections. It’s simple to use, has minimal ads and is not obstrusive. It’s my personal favorite and provides a no-nonsense solution when I need to utilize it.

Download Cloud VPN from the Google Play Store

Ultrapop- Art Color Filters

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Give your photos a complete makeover that calls to mind the excess and over-saturation of the 1980’s. Using a variety of filters, effects, and other settings, this one turns boring landscape images into something much cooler. Like to post quotes to social media? Run your pics through Ultrapop and come up with a rad design that’s perfect for text on top. The paid version ($2 US) throws in additional packs of effects, but there’s plenty in the free model to get you started.

Download UltraPop from the Google Play Store

PodBean

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PodBean lets me find and store all my favorite podcasts in one place. I have a lot of friends who host their own podcast and with so many different content hosting sites out there, it gets hard to keep up with new episodes. With PodBean’s “search” and “add URL” functions I can find and follow all my favorite shows and recieve notifications when a new episode becomes available. It also recommends new and popular podcasts based on interests I identified in my (totally optional) user profile. Because let’s face it, as much as I love trying new things, I’m never going to do all that legwork myself. Then, instead of searching across multiple host apps or bookmarked browser pages when I’m ready to listen, all of my favorite shows appear in one list without having to leave the app. It’s easy, convenient, and has probably saved a few friendships.

Download PodBean from the Google Play Store

Her Story

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Her Story is the critically acclaimed mystery game from Sam Barlow. Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands on with a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.

Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

Unlike anything you’ve played before, Her Story is an involving and moving experience. One that asks you to listen.

Download Her Story from the Google Play Store

CloudMagic

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With support for the most popular email accounts, such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and Exchange, as well as letting you configure regular IMAP accounts, CloudMagic is ideal for those of us who manage multiple email addresses. A nice interface, coupled with regular updates and powerful per-account options, makes it my go-to solution for handling email on Android. The best of all, it’s free. There’s a $24.99/year subscription if you think it’s worth it, but it adds functionality that’s not essential in order to enjoy the app to its fullest.

Download CloudMagic from the Google Play Store

AutoMate

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Automate is by far the best Auto(Car) interface i have seen on android. This app can do anything you want it to do. I have mine set to Come on automatically when it connects to my cars bluetooth. It will open an app or your choice such as google play or you favorite podcast app automatically so you can start your audio and then is goes back to the AutoMate car interface.

AutoMate has maps,phone,main screen,audio and favorite apps screens. Swipe left and right in the app to see them. All the buttons are big and in the right places so you can keep your eyes on the road. I highly recommend this add if you have your phone mounted in your car.

Download AutoMate from the Google Play Store

Bundle News

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Bundle is your personal news app gathering thousands of sources from the globe. You can easily find news out about technology, business, magazines, sports or breaking news around the World or on your country by using Bundle’s neat, grid based, typographic interface and have an exceptional experience in every moment.

Download Bundle News from the Google Play Store

 

That’s all for this week’s installment of Editor’s Picks. We hope you’ll enjoy these apps as much as we have, and be sure to check out all of these great apps in the Play Store! Thanks for reading!

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