Here they are: Our top 5 Android and iOS apps of the week | NextPit

Every weekend we meet at NextPit to check out my selection of 5 free or paid mobile apps and games that caught my eye on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Every week I will try to bring you the best possible apps that are not data traps or microtransaction hell. In addition to my own discoveries, I also included apps discovered by the NextPit community and shared across our forum, which I invite you to check out.

From mobile games to productivity apps, here are the 5 free and paid Android / iOS apps from NextPit this week. We publish this selection every week, you can also check out my 5 free apps from last week.

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Proton Calendar (Android)

Have you heard of Protonmail? It is the famous client that encrypts your emails end-to-end and keeps its servers in Switzerland to avoid most intrusion or external interference and is now available in this beta application. You need a Protonmail account to access the Proton Calendar beta.

The application offers most of the features you would expect from a calendar, including creating and editing events and reminders, widgets, recurring tasks and events, as well as the ability to create and edit a calendar. The entire app boasts end-to-end encryption and has zero access (for example, for recipients and attendees of your events).

The application is of course ad-free, but in-app purchases can be expected if you want to unlock additional features like creating and managing multiple calendars.

  • Price: Available / Ads: None / Buy in the app: Yes / Account: Required.
Application Proton Calendar screen capture

You need a Protonmail account to participate in the Proton Calendar beta. / © NextPit

Dey (iOS)

This productivity app may have one of the best user interfaces I have ever encountered. The calendar feed is very easy to use, while the interactions in the app are hyper intuitive. Visually, I really like that everything remains accessible and easy to understand. You have a free overview of today’s schedule, which makes it easier to plan.

I also like that you can quickly filter events based on the selected calendar, ie personal / work / etc. The interface can also be customized, and honestly I know I’ve mentioned it several times already, but it’s visually stunning. This is a paid application and contains no ads or in-app purchases.

  • Price: $ 0.99 / Ads: None / Buy in the app: None / Account: Required.
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The Dey application interface is the coolest of all productivity apps I’ve tested / © NextPit

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Note-It (iOS)

Another Note app, yes. But I like Note-It because the app allows you to add to your notes by a significant margin. From the app’s home screen, you can quickly add either a link, text, or an image. It’s intuitive and fast.

You can then include elements in your note and make it more “impactful” (I know no such word exists) visually. When you add a link, you can preview and format it (for example, display the cover image of an article). You can also quickly edit an image before adding it (it includes cropping!).

In short, the notes are nicer to look at and the process is really easy to use. The application is free, it contains no ads, but the free version is unfortunately limited to only 5 notes. You can currently purchase the full version for $ 6.99 (one-time purchase) as part of an introductory offer before the regular price returns to $ 9.99.

  • Price: Available / Ads: None / Buy in the app: Yes ($ 6.99) / Account: Not required.
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Note- It allows you to expand your notes and make them visually richer / © NextPit

Merge Metronome (Android)

It will not have escaped you, I am not a great athlete and even less a runner. But according to the developer of this application, it can be beneficial for your health to run in the same rhythm as a metronome. The idea is to keep a certain pace and optimize your energy consumption and endurance by controlling the number of steps per minute you take. It is cadence in another expression.

Running with your background that sounds like “tic tac tic tac” is fine for about 5 minutes before you go crazy. This is why Merge Metronome allows you to synchronize the sound of the metronome, at the tempo of your choice, with your music. However, do not expect to use Spotify or any other streaming music service, everything is handled locally. Fortunately, the app supports most MP3, M4A, AAC, OGA, FLAC, WAV, PCM and AIFF audio files, is free and has no ads or in-app purchases.

  • Price: Available / Ads: None / Buy in the app: None / Account: Not required.
Application Merge Metronome screen capture

Do you run to the rhythm of a metronome? Maybe some athletes can explain it to me in the comments. / © NextPit

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Grammarian Ltd (Android and iOS)

This game is aimed at those whose main task in life is to let someone know that they have a better command of the English language than you. Do you spit at the thought of getting me stuck on a spelling mistake? If being a grammar Nazi is your full time job, then this mobile game is perfect for you.

In Grammarian Ltd, you play as a young mathematician in the distant future (2099 to be exact), and by accident you end up working as a spell checker. For yes, in the future, any form of communication must be done with impeccable spelling and those who deviate from these rules are socially, financially and even criminally sanctioned.

It’s a bit of a grammar Nazi simulator, but in a cartoonish and colorful universe with hints of cyberpunk. The game costs $ 3.49, but just between us, it’s invaluable to prove to A and B to a stranger that you’re more knowledgeable than him. Also, it really makes you work on your English to be meticulous in at least one other language (I’m good at 3, and every moment is a real pleasure).

  • Price: $ 3.49 / Ads: None / Buy in the app: None / Account: Not required.

What do you think of this selection? Have you already been able to test some apps on this list? What would be the Android and / or iOS apps of the week?