Hey guys, We’ve got you 8 Best Android Apps 2022 that you should definitely download for this Month guys. These days, app developers strive to enhance your user experience. And once you’ve read this Android apps list, we hope you find new ways to do just that. The list includes everything from great launchers to super-helpful productivity apps. Furthermore, all of them are free to install on your Android device. let’s start.
1. Always On: Edge Music Lighting – Cool app to visualize music
Always On: Edge Music Lighting is a live music visualizer around the edges of the screen when you listen to music from any music app. Very cool and aesthetic feature for your lock screen. The visualizer is in the form of a continuous line that wraps around the edges of the screen. You can change the style of the motion, and modify other parameters such as thickness, speed, color, etc.
Really enjoyed playing with this feature. You can also set album art colors for the Edge visualizer, but this is only available in the Pro version. The app also offers an always-on display feature which is highly customizable as well.
However, there are some concerns about battery drain with this app. In addition, the Pro version also unlocks all styles of visualization, customization, and editing features for the app. While we have always looked down on custom launchers, wallpaper, and widget apps for customization, the Music Visualizer app was a refreshing change and we highly recommend this app.
Price: Free; Pro version: $0.99 onwards
2. Substack Reader – Best App to Read Newsletters
Newsletters have always been a great way to read content written by freelance writers. We have seen a huge increase in the number of popular newsletters over the years. And Subtack has been a major driving force, and only recently, they released an app for mobile devices.
Upon signing up, Substack automatically recommends some authors that you can subscribe to. And once you’re subscribed, you can read their work in your Substack feed, and each new post or article will also be sent to you via email (which can get annoying after a while).
It has a simple and fluid user interface which is quite easy to navigate. Substack has a great collection of free newsletters, and premium ones from top-rated journalists as well. You can also listen to podcasts bundled with the newsletter from within the app.
To help you find newsletters, Substack provides a list of categories to choose from and then recommends newsletters based on them. This is something we appreciate, as most of us are new to this format of reading, and this feature helps us get used to it. Overall, Substack deserves all the praise from us and has rightfully earned its place in this list of best free Android apps.
3. Light Meter – Lux Meter – Measure Intensity of Light
Light Meter – Lux Meter is a simple Android app that does what the title says – it’s a light meter that helps you measure the intensity of light around you. This app claims to provide physical meter functionality and acts as a digital replacement for it by using the ambient light sensor on your phone.
If this is correct, it can definitely help you save some money and not buy the actual meter itself. It has a simple user interface. To get started with the app, you just need to place your phone where the light intensity needs to be measured, and it will immediately display the measured brightness value.
One use case we can think of goes back to our days in college when we tried to do experiments where the setup had to exist in low-light conditions with minimal light intensity.
You can also switch between digital and analog interfaces, change units (lux or fc), and calibrate the sensor. You can also save, view, and delete your measurement history. We’re also fans of the visually-pleasing charts that display your measurement statistics. Moreover, this app is completely free and does not require an internet connection.
4. Replit – All-In-One Code Editor and Compiler App
Code and content are the two most prominent areas that can make a living on the internet. The latter can be developed comfortably on a smartphone but there was a dire need for a good app that can help you code on your phone. But in the end, Ripplet—the all-in-one IDE, code editor, and compiler—is here to save the day.
Replit is a pretty reliable app for coding and shipping all your projects. They support over a hundred programming languages, so all the popular languages are obviously included. Ripple also has a provision to code live with others through real-time collaboration.
You can also clone and remix your projects from other popular software developers on Replit. In terms of code sharing, you can also set up a custom domain and import/export code on GitHub.What programmers will really like is the fact that it’s easy to host the code with a minimal setup process.
If you are someone who is still learning to code, Ripplet has thousands of templates for beginners to understand and learn to code. This has to be the most interesting one on this list of the best free apps for Android, and we are sure the engineering gang will love it.
5. Reduce VideoMB Size – Compress Videos Easily
Smartphone cameras these days are capable of recording video in fairly high-quality resolutions. As good as this is, however, its size is something that is concerning, especially when it comes to sharing it on social media platforms that have file size restrictions. Therefore, you can take a look at this app called Reduce VideoMB Size.
The app lets you choose between the following compression modes – Small, Medium, and Large sizes. There’s also another advanced compression mode, but that’s only available in the Pro version of the app. The Pro version also removes the ads. You can also set a custom resolution for your videos, and compress videos by specifying your preferred size.
However, we felt that the user interface could be a bit better, and also observed that the compression process took a long time. Having said that, it still manages to get the job done, therefore, it is one of the newly released apps that we can recommend.
Price: Free; In-App Purchase: $4.99 onwards
6. Handwriting to Text Converter
If you are a student and you have hundreds of images of handwritten notes and want to type some of them, it is definitely a time consuming task. Seeing this difficulty, engineers developed a technology called OCR. Now, it’s available in apps you can download to your phone as well. One of them is Handwriting to Text Converter.
You can directly capture an image and convert it to text, or even upload an image from your gallery. If you don’t want to convert all handwritten content to text, you can select only a specific area to convert. This app also has multilingual support and you can easily save, copy or share the converted text. There’s also a Pro version that lets you scan unlimited images with high accuracy, and enables batch file recognition. It also disables ads.
In our experience, we found that the app converts handwritten text with great accuracy, and errors such as converting the number ’21’ to ’24’ were fairly common. We also noticed that it usually turns two lines of text into one line. That being said, this free Android app is user-friendly and has an interface with a simple learning curve.
Price: Free, In-App Purchases: From $5.99 onwards
Best Android Apps 2022
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These were our suggestions for the best free Android apps for December. We hope you try them all. We are sure that some apps will stick to your phone for some time.
In the meantime, if you’ve found a new app you love, leave it in the comments section below and we’ll test it and recommend it if it’s a great find. That’s all for this month, and we wish you a very Happy Holidays and Happy New Year in advance!