Best new Android and iOS apps (June 2nd - June 8th)
So, just as we do every Monday, we've combed through and picked up a few offerings that look interesting and may be of use to you. Surprisingly, there aren't that many photography apps this week around. We do have some other fun ones – like Light, which tries to give you answers to all your life questions, or the Hound Beta, which became a sort of a hot topic as of late.
So head on down and see what we've got for iOS and Android – what did you download? Did it pass the quiz? Did we miss to add an amazing new app that you feel should be included? Let us know!
New for Android
Yeplive is yet another live streaming app to come out in the wake of the Meerkat – Periscope invasion of both app stores. This one will save your streams and let you broadcast them indefinitely. It also makes it easier to find videos based on location, as the very main screen of the app presents you with a map of the world with all the active streams pinned on it as markers.
Hound quickly became famous a few days ago when a video demo of the new voice assistant showed it being extremely intelligent, able to distinguish and answer a few queries in a single sentence. The app is currently in beta state and invite-only (though, there may be a way around that).
Lollipop brought many changes, one of them being the iOS-like heads-up notification badges. They are quite convenient, really, but if you find them too distracting, but do not wish to disable notifications altogether, you can use HeadsOff. It's a free little app that will let you choose which apps can and can't use heads-up notifications.
Light – Answering Engine
Light will try to answer any and every question you may have – from “Who plays Han Solo?” to “What is the meaning of life?”. It can help you for trivia queries, winning arguments, or just having plain fun. The most common questions will get a pretty elaborate auto-answer, whereas the more unorthodox ones will actually get answered by a live person. So, have at it!
Apparently, apps developed for Android M no longer notify the user if they require Internet access – a side effect of the new permissions control, no doubt. Watchdog will keep you up to speed – just in case some small apps that shouldn't really be uploading or downloading anything actually try to.
Supermassive Black Hole
Maxelus.net is a developer with quite a few space-themed live wallpapers under its belt. The Supermassive Black Hole is the latest one to come from it and we have to say – it looks fantastic. If you are one who loves to see colorful stars and gases spin around on their phone's background – you may want to check this one out!
New for iOS
The Simplified Planner
The Simplified Planner collects all your planning tools in one place – calendars, notes, to-do lists, even meal plans. It is definitely a useful tool for users who are tired to switch between different apps when using their iPhone as an organizer.
One of the complaints iOS users have is that opening content in certain apps is a bit limited as a function, especially compared to Android, where seemingly any type of content can be sent to any app that is currently on the phone. Opener tries to fix this – the app attaches itself to the “action” menu (the one that houses the “Open in...”) option and allows you to open web content in a wide variety of apps – it currently supports 40.
Vee for Video
A mobile video editor for your iPad or iPhone, Vee will let you trim, rearrange, add filters, or light up your shots. The app can save and share the files in 1080p video quality, but it can also downscale it, should you wish to go easier on storage space and upload / download speeds.
Take Me There
Take Me There lets you add your favorite locations and then access turn-by-turn navigation to them with a single tap. This should be especially useful with the Apple Watch on-hand, as the app supports the new wearable, too.