It’s that moment when we recount all the best new Android apps that have been published in the Google Play Store during the past week. If you own a PC, then you might be interested in having a look at some of the best new Windows apps, as well. Also, if somehow you have missed the last edition of our weekly roundup, you can go ahead and have a look, as the apps are there and won’t go anyway. But, without further ado, let’s have a look at this week’s selection.
Google Docs (Free)
Google has decided to “unbundle” its Google Drive application and has thus made the official Docs and Sheets apps available as standalone and separate downloads. The Google Docs app lets you create, edit and collaborate with others on documents from your Android smartphone or tablet. Just like the web app, you can share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time. You can use the app without an Internet connection and everything will be automatically saved when you will be connected. You can also easily add and respond to comments.
Google Sheets (Free)
The second app which Google has made independent is Google Sheets, Google’s counter-product for Microsoft’s Excel utility. Just like Google Docs, you can create new spreadsheets, open and edit them and also share with others and even work in the same time. You can use the app to format cells, enter/sort data, perform various sheet operations, straight from your Android smartphone or tablet.
Transfer Wise (Free)
Funded by some of the bright minds behind Skype, Transfer Wise is a bold new start-up which aims to help you “transfer money abroad quickly, easily and at the lowest possible cost”. The service uses real currency exchange rates in order to drive down costs and get rid of unnecessary fees. Currently, the service is limited only to some European countries, but as more will use it, it will definitely open its doors to users from North America and other continents, as well.
If you have a GoPro camera and also an Android device, then what you need to do is to download the official GoPro app for more features. By using the app, you can control your camera remotely with your Android smartphone or tablet which means you will be able to take a photo, start and stop recording and also adjust some settings. You can also see what your camera sees, view photos and play back videos and even share your favorites via email, text, Instagram and Facebook.
GRE / SAT Vocab Lock (Free)
It will perhaps strike you to hear that the average person unlocks its phone over 150 times a day. At least, that’s what the developer of the GRE / SAT Vocab Lock is saying. This new app makes the annoying unlocking of your phone a process where you get to learn a new English word. It works quite easy – you just unlock your phone and then drag the vocab word to its synonym and if it’s green, then you have guessed it. And since the app is totally free, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go ahead and install it right away.
Snaply is a new Android app which lets those residing in the United Kingdom scout for free and cheap stuff locally. The app works with Freegle, which is UK’s biggest “freecycle/freecycling” platform, but since the app is brand new, there might be bugs and glitches along the way. By using this app, you will be able to find cool second hand stuff nearby for free and you will also be able to sell or give stuff away for free. This seems to be like a really awesome service and I hope it will extend to other countries, as well.
Smash Bandits Racing (Free)
There are plenty of racing games for Android devices, and Smash Bandits Racing is yet another new addition that you definitely need to check out. It’s not just a racing game, but one where you also get to smash things, as well. And to make sure that you’re the fastest and meanest in town, there are some cool car upgrades that you can make use of.
Mini Warriors (Free)
Mini Warriors is a brand new Android strategy game which lets you battle with huge armies at your disposal in a gorgeous 2D cartoon graphics environment. There are 50+ different heroes that you will be able to command and more than 10 amazing skills at your disposal. This isn’t a short game, as there are more than 200+ challenging stages and even the possibility to play online with thousands of other players.
9 Elefants ($2.99)
The single paid Android app in our list is 9 Elefants, a really cool adventure-puzzle game where you need to uncover riddles in the heart of Paris to find where has Professor Weismann disappeared. There are over 230 puzzles that you will need to solve and you will also be able to explore Paris’s most enigmatic locations and encounter 20 delightful and mysterious characters.
Versus has released its official app for Android users which lets you compare anything from phoness to cities, as there are over 30 product categories – phones, cameras, CPUs, tablets, headphones, graphics cards, cities, sports watches, single speakers, PC and gaming headsets, camcorders, monitors, fitness trackers, game consoles, motherboards, TVs, all-in-one DJ MIDI controllers, universities, robotic vacuum cleaners, washing machines and plenty more.