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.
Pros:Log a meal in mere secondsUsers lose an average of 10 pounds in two monthsNice interfaceLarge food database with nearly one million foods, including popular restaurantsIncludes pedometer feature that won’t drain your battery
Cons:Some features require Noom ProPrompts to “go Pro” will annoy some usersSome users have reported issues with crashingSome users question pedometer accuracyPedometer tracking requires you to have phone with you at all times
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.
Pros:Used by 75 million usersNow supports Android Wear devicesCaller ID helps you ignore telemarketersFreeReverse number lookup for both mobile and landline numbers
Cons:Requires 3G or WifiOnly 30 contact requests per month to Truecaller members outside of your personal network (with Premium)Operator charges may applyThe 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
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.
Pros:FreeGreat UIOnly requires Android 2.3 or higherDraw or add textIncludes cosmetic tools
Cons:Some users will want even more variety when it comes to frames and effectsDownload size may be too big for smaller devicesSome users report the app runs slowlyToo similar to other appsSome users have reported lost images
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.
Pros:Easy to useMutliple ways to beautify your imagesCan be used by men or womenGives you more self-confidenceDoesn’t take long to improve a single image
Cons:Not freeMay feel too vain for some usersYou must be running at least Android 4.1Some users have reported download bugsSome users have reported issues with images not being saved
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.
Cons:Users have complained about the inability to cache lessons locallyNo subtitlesSome users have complained playback is “choppy”Some users dislike battery drainMay not meet your workplace’s standards for certified learning