We came out of 2018 with more apps than ever, and 2019 isn’t looking any different. Check out the new best android apps 2019 has to offer.
App development has reached new heights…again.
Since the dawn of life with smartphones, app development has progressed by leaps and bounds every single year. Being ingrained in this lifestyle may mean that you don’t notice the sheer speed at which things have changed.
But if you look at the first Android apps and compare them with what we use now, the difference is night and day. It’s unimaginable to think of any limitations with app development at this point, or moving forward.
What will the top apps do in 2030?
It’s a great query and we cannot wait to find out. But instead of looking far forward, we should lend credence to the incredible new android apps that have come out in the last few months.
Here is a short list of the best Android apps so far in 2019, and some from the end of 2018:
New Android Apps For Productivity
Productivity is a growing issue in 2019. We’re spending too much time staring at our screens and not enough time experiencing the real world. These are the best new Android apps for productivity and screen fatigue.
Hold is an incentive-based application where the user is rewarded for the time that they don’t spend on their phone. It’s scary to think that our society needs more of this.
The way that the app works is very simple. When you’re done using your phone, you click “hold” on the app, and a timer will begin counting up. For every 20 minutes that you spend without looking at your phone, you gain 10 points.
Build up points and redeem your prizes at participating establishments. It’s simple, healthy, and keeps off-screen productivity high.
App Usage Tracker
There are lots of app usage notifiers these days. In the spirit of an app like Hold, the App Usage Tracker does just what it says. It tracks the time you spend using each of your apps and shows you the data.
It’ll show you when and for how long you use an app with graphs and charts, giving you an idea of where you need to cut back. It’s Instagram. It’s always Instagram.
Blink is as close to the perfect scheduling and notification app as we’ve seen for Android. Using a streamlined interface, Blink simply lists your to-do’s.
You can set up calendar notifications, schedule reminders, and arrange or rearrange priorities in their minimalist platform. Get rid of the frills and go with Blink.
New Android Apps For The Arts
Many artist-types are beginning to rely on their phones to edit photos, find new music, and even sketch. Here are some of the best apps for the art lover in 2019.
Spotify and Google Play music are great options for streaming and discovering music, but we’re going to go with a lesser-known commodity here.
Bandcamp has been used by musicians for the last five years as a one-stop shop to sell their music and merchandise, and now the app allows consumers to find young artists to follow from the beginning of their careers on to their stadium shows.
You’ll get to stream and download music directly from the artist, find out about tour schedules, and buy t-shirts all from Bandcamp’s easy-to-use platform. There’s even a weekly new music podcast that you can subscribe to through the app.
Bandcamp won’t have the massive database of the bigger streaming services, but you’ll be able to deal directly with the artists. And Bandcamp doesn’t take a huge cut of the profits as Spotify and Apple music do.
Daily Art has been around for a little while, but with a language update in January, it’s more accessible around the world.
This is a simple, yet delightful app. Once every day, you’ll receive a notification on your phone from the app with a painting and a blurb discussing the artist and the work.
It’s perfect for an art student to be able to read about a diverse selection of artists, both well-known and anonymous, throughout history. Daily Art is like having a gallery in your pocket.
There are dozens of great photo editing apps on the market, but if we could only pick one right now, it would be Over.
The simple description of Over is that it’s an app for superimposing text over your images. But it’s a lot more than that.
It essentially acts as a high-quality photo editor on your phone. You can adjust exposure, contrast, and canvas size while choosing from a huge range of fonts to place over the image.
For an admittedly hefty price tag of $60, you will have access to an ever-increasing bank of fonts, graphics, and templates to play around with. Over is worth the price if your job requires you to post on Instagram and Facebook all day long.
New Android Apps For Your Health
App Development has hit an all-time peak with health tracking and food apps. These are just a couple of the many health and food apps for Android.
Endomondo isn’t a new app, but with continual updates, it remains one of the best apps for tracking health and fitness. It doesn’t just focus on step counts and heart points, it has tracking for up to 60 different athletic activities.
You can use this app to keep up your fitness regimen and track your caloric intake and compare your results with your friends for some healthy competition to keep you motivated all the time.
Paprika Recipe Manager
Paprika Recipe Manager isn’t your average recipe app. Instead of giving you a limited list of recipes to pick from in a recipe bank, Paprika acts as a meta-search engine, collecting search results from the web based on what you actually want to eat.
It will import all of the ingredients and instructions for you to save within the app, saving you from having to search for it again at a later date. And if you want to give one of the recipes a personal touch, you can edit and save them.
We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2019 has in store for new Android apps. It’s hard to believe that it’s only January and we’ve got dozens of great new apps in the Google Play store.
New apps for health, productivity, and the arts are at the forefront of development, but there are so many more great new apps focusing on other things like gaming, relationships, and streaming. Go check out the Google Play store and see what you can find.
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