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Top 5 Best New Android Apps You Need to Know About

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These new and newly updated apps will make you love your Android device even more. Here are five of the best Android apps you should have on your radar this month.


1. Noom Weight Loss

Noom Weight Loss is an interesting take on a traditional fitness app. Going beyond basic weight loss features like calorie counting and exercise logging, Noom acts as personalized coach that provides you with the emotional support and confidence you need to lose weight and stick with your diet.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Log a meal in mere seconds
  • Users lose an average of 10 pounds in two months
  • Nice interface
  • Large food database with nearly one million foods, including popular restaurants
  • Includes pedometer feature that won’t drain your battery

  • Cons:

  • Some features require Noom Pro
  • Prompts to “go Pro” will annoy some users
  • Some users have reported issues with crashing
  • Some users question pedometer accuracy
  • Pedometer tracking requires you to have phone with you at all times

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    2. Truecaller

    Learn more about this app in the video above.

    Truecaller is a caller ID app that takes a typical caller ID experience and vastly improves it. There are a whole bunch of great features here, including call blocking and social integration. While some features are only available in Premium mode, this app is definitely still worth checking out.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Used by 75 million users
  • Now supports Android Wear devices
  • Caller ID helps you ignore telemarketers
  • Free
  • Reverse number lookup for both mobile and landline numbers

  • Cons:

  • Requires 3G or Wifi
  • Only 30 contact requests per month to Truecaller members outside of your personal network (with Premium)
  • Operator charges may apply
  • The block SMS feature is currently not supported for devices with Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • “Receiving a call from a blocked number caused the phone to ring endlessly,” reports one user

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    3. RetroSelfie

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    RetroSelfie is a fun app that lets you add a bit of vintage flair to your selfies. With deeply integrated social sharing and a wide array of effects, this easy-to-use Android app is definitely worth downloading. If you’re a selfie addict, this app is a must-have.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Free
  • Great UI
  • Only requires Android 2.3 or higher
  • Draw or add text
  • Includes cosmetic tools

  • Cons:

  • Some users will want even more variety when it comes to frames and effects
  • Download size may be too big for smaller devices
  • Some users report the app runs slowly
  • Too similar to other apps
  • Some users have reported lost images

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    4. Facetune

    See this app in action in the video above.

    Facetune lets you take more beautiful pictures of yourself. You can snap a photo, and then digitally remove blemishes, brighten skin, or whiten your teeth. If you’re putting up new pics on your dating profile, then it wouldn’t hurt you to use this app to make your selfies look, well, picture perfect. Sure, it might be a little vain…but you only have one chance to make a first impression.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Mutliple ways to beautify your images
  • Can be used by men or women
  • Gives you more self-confidence
  • Doesn’t take long to improve a single image

  • Cons:

  • Not free
  • May feel too vain for some users
  • You must be running at least Android 4.1
  • Some users have reported download bugs
  • Some users have reported issues with images not being saved

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    5. Udacity

    Learn more about Udacity in the video above.

    Udacity is a great app that can help you learn programming. Udacity courses are taught by industry experts from Facebook, Google, Cloudera and MongoDB. Millions of users have downloaded Udacity. If you want to pick up a new hobby, or simply learn a new skill that will give you an edge in the workplace, Udacity is worth checking out.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Free to download
  • Study on your own time
  • Learn to code in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Java, and other languages
  • Supplement your math or programming coursework in regular school
  • Also offers classes in cryptography and robotics

  • Cons:

  • Users have complained about the inability to cache lessons locally
  • No subtitles
  • Some users have complained playback is “choppy”
  • Some users dislike battery drain
  • May not meet your workplace’s standards for certified learning

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    1. These are really nice apps indeed and I really appreciate the efforts now being made to deliver quality apps for Android users. Developers seem to have understood the fact that it’s not always about the iOS market and that profit lies on all major platforms. I have most of these apps, they are amazing, all must-haves!

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