Every month, here at Android Police, we collect the best Android apps released in the Play Store within the previous 30 days. This is our monthly app overview, and we’ve gathered a handful of fresh standouts that are interesting, useful, or remarkable. This month we have some quality releases, such as the official app for the decentralized social network Mastodon, as well as a new project app from Microsoft to compete against people like Asana and Basecamp. So if you are looking for new apps, you have come to the right place. Dig in!
Android police coverage: Mastodon is officially coming to Play Store
It’s officially, the open source decentralized social network Mastodon finally released an app on Android, aptly named Mastodon. Ideally, a service like Mastodon is a solution to Facebook’s and Twitter’s centralized offerings, where anyone can host their own Mastodon server, even if the federated network is not as free as one might hope, as it still adheres to a specific set of rules. who are left open to personal interpretation and fall into the same trap as all other social networks. Still, it’s pretty cool that you can host your own instance; Just be aware that Mastodon is actually not a free utterance platform that leans more towards the typical social networks we all know.
Although Microsoft Lists is now in the Play Store, the service is limited to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 commercial subscriptions that include SharePoint, so it looks like the company is currently targeting business users. The good thing is that there is enterprise security (as you would expect from an enterprise-facing app). More or less, this is a project tracking app, a competitor to things like Asana, Basecamp and Airtable. While it may seem strange that Microsoft is not interested in competing with these services in the public space, it seems that cuts are being made now that the app is available to 365 commercial users.
Lots of phones come with their own game launchers, like Samsung and Asus, but what if you’d like to roll out your own launcher on an Android device? Well, Console Launcher is a nice new release that offers a console-like experience. Game icons are large, they can be displayed in landscape, and controllers are supported, which means you can easily assume that an older Android device should be used as a handy gaming device with a smart launcher so you can quickly jump into your games. Keep in mind that the Console Launcher is still running, so errors may occur.
If you’re into streaming games, or maybe you’re a streamer, then you might want to check out the latest Twitch competitor landing in the Play Store. The app is called Glimesh, the same as the website, but now that the app is available, you will no longer be limited to the website only. More or less, if you’re interested in new gaming streaming platforms, Glimesh is an up-and-comer that clearly says it’s built by the community, for the community, which certainly sounds promising.
Quick ringtone maker
If you want to cut your own ringtones out of audio samples or songs, then Quick Ringtone Maker can easily fill that role. The app is essentially a simple sound trimmer and it comes with a section to explore music to find the songs you want to trim to ringtones. The user interface is intuitive and the app is relatively minimal, which means that almost anyone can get started with this release.
This month we have not one but two new apps from Yogesh Dama. So if the aforementioned ringtone maker did not hover your boat, this gallery slideshow app might be more your speed. This simple app can display a slide show of selected images while playing music. That is it. So if you have an old Android phone or tablet lying around that you thought of as a digital photo frame, Gallery Slideshow can be a perfect solution for exhibiting your photos with a slideshow supported by some groovy melodies.
Crexi is a commercial real estate website that has just released an app in the last month and as you might expect, it’s a small offering of the commercial real estate website. You can search, browse and filter hundreds of thousands of commercial listings and you can do this for free, just like on the site. More or less, if you are in the commercial real estate market but have no idea where to start your journey, the Crexi Real Estate app is a great place to start now that it is available in the Play Store.
When you see that many of us post lots of content across social media, you have to wonder if it’s worth storing these things in one place. Do not wonder anymore; Capsll is a fresh app that offers exactly that. It is a digital time capsule app where you can store content from all kinds of websites to capture concise stories about the events of your daily life. This way, everything is contained in a single place for easy browsing. Whether Capsll will be present when its time capsules have become important is another matter, but I suppose it is a thought for another day.
Tube – Single Parent Dating
Despite Match owning the vast majority of popular dating apps, Match is back again with yet another app, this time centered around single parents. Apparently, there was no dating app that could meet the needs of single parents under the umbrella of Match and its 45+ global dating companies, so Stir is here to save the day. The weird thing is, Stir locks in most of its features behind a $ 40-a-month subscription fee, and even if you opt for a 3-month sub, it’s $ 90. So you will have to cough up some money if you want to date single parents on Stir.
Manufacturer and Tie-In Apps
Many manufacturers have over the years been busy releasing their apps in the Play Store to ensure easy updates without the need for providers. That’s why apps like Recorder are listed in the Play Store, and then Motorola’s stock recording app is now available. Of course, the app is limited to Motorola devices, and if you own one, it’s likely that the app is already installed, so there’s not much to do on your part other than wait for the next update to see if Motorola adds new features.
Ever since Covid, remote apps have been in vogue, so AT&T, of all companies, has just launched a distance learning app for kids. The app is free, with no hidden purchases or ads in the app, and offers content from the Warner catalog, and since Warner owns AT&T, it makes sense that an AT&T app would be used to promote Warner properties to children. While gestures in themselves are welcome, you may wonder if there is an ulterior motive to flooding young children with popular brands in such a way.
Moto Experience Hub
This is the latest app from Motorola and it is specific to Motorola devices. More or less, if you use the Ready feature on your Motorola device, the Moto Experience Hub exists to connect to larger screens such as TVs with a user interface that fits such large spaces. Whether you want to watch a movie or make a video call, the Moto Experience Hub is a one-stop-shop when connected to large screens.
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