Do you have a shiny new Android smartphone and do not know what to do with it? Start 2018 with these 10 essential applications that I have chosen carefully. Do not forget to check out my list of essential Tech Technology iPhone apps and the video about Marshmallow tips and tricks above.
One for users of the stylus and S-pen, RoughAnimator is an animation application that allows you to draw different images and then play them together as short animations. Advanced animators will not be disappointed either, because all the more complex functions, such as importing audio to synchronize the lips, the rotoscoping of the imported videos and the control of the frame rate, are available.
An invaluable weapon in the war of connectivity, WifiMapper gives you detailed information about where Wi-Fi is nearby. Everything is arranged on a card that indicates whether they are free, paid and what the quality of your connection is. What Wifimapper places above its rivals is the fact that it really works, what, you know, is something important.
Death effect 2
A game based on the murder of zombies is not exactly an innovative idea. But what Dead Effect 2 lacks in the originality of the plot, it more than makes up for it in other places. Besides an impressive soundtrack, graphics at the highest level and the use of professional voice actors, Dead Effect 2 is a good example for Android as a reliable gaming platform.
If you are on the verge of an addiction to the selfie that paralyzes you, Camera MX can look you up to the limit. And rightly so: Camera MX is a fun and versatile application. As expected, there are standard HDR modes, textures and overlays, and some great effects such as kaleidoscope and reflections. The most notable feature of Camera MX, and what has taken its place on this list, is the “Recording in the past” mode, which allows you to capture the action before you press the button and take the picture. Ideal for those difficult action photos and other difficult moments to photograph.
Magisto Video Editor & Mixer
The ideal application to test the dexterity of your Android camera without getting bogged down in the technical inputs and outputs. Magisto automatically converts your photos and video clips to music videos. Just take the personal content you want to use as a raw material and choose it, enter a title, choose a theme and accompany the audio track. Magisto does the rest of the work for you. Although it is probably not the best application if you want to maintain a more direct control over the editing process, it is ideal for users who are looking for a quick and idiosyncratic way to create an old-fashioned montage.
Quality Time 2.0
QualityTime 2.0 is the mirror that you defend against your addiction to screen time. In short, it controls the use of your smartphone and gives you detailed statistics about the number of times you unlocked your phone in a day, the time you spent on social networks, games and others. It also includes options for scheduled breaks and reminds you to switch off the phone after long periods of use.
Almost the opposite of the previous, the only purpose of Hooks is to send you notifications. However, with Hooks, these notifications are tailored to your individual interests and needs. There are a lot of warnings you can choose, from football results to movies on Netflix NFLX -0.97%, to news and blog updates. All this is housed in a beautifully simple user interface.
A scanning application to match Evernote. With the camera of the camera, Office Lens converts images of everything with words written in Word, PowerPoint and PDF files. You can also save the images in OneNote and OneDrive, although it is understandable that there is no integration with Dropbox or Evernote. If you are an Android user who uses Office Mobile, it is worth a point.
Handwriting input from Google
It’s not a strictly necessary addition to your standard keyboard, but it’s still useful, Google’s GOOGL + 0.26% write keyboard offers some tangible benefits for your input experience. The Emojis with manual wiring seem infinitely entertaining, just like seeing if your lyrics are as bad as you think they are. Google Handwriting Input is available in 87 languages and is ideal if you want to use a word or even a language that is particularly cumbersome to type.
The excellent Dragon Naturally Speaking finds its way to Android. Dragon Anywhere works in the same way as desktop software by accurately recording dictation and converting it into text documents that can be easily shared with Dropbox or Evernote. Easy to use, lots of functionality and, above all, clear precision. The only drawback? It’s not cheap for $ 15 a month.