App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all.
We’ve been digging through the Play Store to pick the very best, must-try apps of the month to show you. Enjoy our October 2018 selection of the most fun and useful Android apps
StoryZ photo motion
This neat app adds animation to a normally still image. The developer explains that this is about “creating and sharing photos in motion art”, a process that is simply done using direction vectors. Photo editors and social media mavens will love adding some flair to their image posts with this artistic tool.
Bouncer – Temporary App Permissions
2018 could well be the year the masses wake up to online privacy, mainly thanks to Facebook’s indiscretions. It’s not just about web browsing though. On your mobile devices, you might notice that apps often ask for a scary range of permissions, and once granted, technically the app can access them whenever it wants. Bouncer is a security app that allows you to control this: you can grant temporary permissions to applications. For example, if you want to allow an application to access your location only while you post something, this application is perfectly suited because as soon as the application is closed Bouncer will remove its permission.
Envision AI is a new accessibility app for the visually impaired. It acts as a set of eyes for the blind, basically. You point the phone at stuff. The app tells you what it’s looking at. The developers boast functionality in places like supermarkets, restaurants, and around the home. It can even recognize friends after a proper setup. It’s a new app and has the occasional bug. However, our testing and Google Play reviews agree that it works pretty well for a new app. It’s completely free with no in-app purchases or advertising.
Niagara Launcher is an attractive new launcher that gives your homescreen a neat minimalist look. There’s a clock widget on top, followed by a list of your 8 hand-picked favorite apps. This presentation goes a long way towards clearing up that clutter! For the rest of your apps, there’s an alphabetical listing you can tap to open a list of all your apps, or long press and scroll up and down for a quick preview of apps which you can then tap to launch quickly. Although not officially released, we didn’t find any bugs in the early version available on the Play Store.