App developers are working very hard daily trying to enhance and improve our tablet and smartphone experiences. Plenty of Android apps are coming out every day and as a result, it can be hard to keep up to date with cool new apps.
If you are getting tired of what you already have and would like to try something fresh, check out our list of the 5 best new apps for Android in 2021.
Flexcil is mainly a note-taking app but it also has a PDF reader. The app has all the note-taking functionalities you require. You can create and store notes and recall them when needed. Besides, this app can handle PDFs and allow you to mark up and annotate PDFs as you require. It is a little unusual to see a note-taking app with PDF functionalities, but this app does the job very well. This app is popular on iOS so we can expect similar success on Android too.
Glance Weather is a weather widget with decent functionalities. It presents you with some basic weather info that includes today’s temperature, highs and lows, and a few other information as well. The app collects its weather data from NOAA, which is pretty accurate. It has an hourly forecast widget which is quite decent and it also provides a lot of information at a glance, just like its name. Previous versions had some drawbacks but it seems developers were attentive to user responses and have been improving the widget ever since.
Google Pay made a major update this year. This newer version of Google Pay still has most of the previous functionalities. However, they made great changes to the UI which now heavily focuses on activities like sending money to businesses or friends, like PayPal or Venmo. You cannot do this action on their website anymore and this is a small drawback. Other than this the app works fine. Plus, they added a few new tricks. For example, you can allow the app to scan your Google Photos and Gmail accounts for receipts images to get cashback from Google offers.
Hypernotes is another note-taking application that was released early this year, in March. However, the app aims more towards productivity than for the grocery lists for example. Not to worry, the app can still manage that as well. This app will allow you to sort notes into categories so that you can recall them when needed. It creates a map of some sort, so you can take note of how all of the notes link to each other and you can recall them from there when needed. This app is surely something different. Keep in mind that this app could be a little more complex than a basic note-taking app such as Google Keep.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month
MindTree is a meditation app. The app offers some meditation tips, music and routines. They also plant a tree each time you meditate if you subscribed to their premium plan. We think that is pretty bonkers! Additionally, this app will track your activities and carbon dioxide removed from the weather from the trees you planted. It is a quite neat app that gives you solid rewards for doing good for yourself. Their subscription plan is on the expensive side, but they do plant trees on your behalf. So you get your money’s worth and take care of the Earth.
We have gathered these best new apps for Android for the first quarter of 2021, so you can make the best use of your smartphone. But the list for the best new apps doesn’t end here. You can always find an awesome app for your needs on the Android app store anytime.