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.
Log a meal in mere seconds
Users lose an average of 10 pounds in two months
Large food database with nearly one million foods, including popular restaurants
Includes pedometer feature that won’t drain your battery
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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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.
Used by 75 million users
Now supports Android Wear devices
Caller ID helps you ignore telemarketers
Reverse number lookup for both mobile and landline numbers
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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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.
Only requires Android 2.3 or higher
Draw or add text
Includes cosmetic tools
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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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.
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
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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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.
Free to download
Study on your own time
Supplement your math or programming coursework in regular school
Also offers classes in cryptography and robotics
Users have complained about the inability to cache lessons locally
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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