Best new Android and iPhone apps (December 15th – December 21st)
Another week has passed, and another heap of apps has been uploaded to the App Store and Play Store. For those who wish to try new apps on a regular basis, sifting through all of the new ones may be a daunting task. But fear not – we're here to help, as each week, we comb through the stores and pick some of the more eye-catching apps that are out there.
This week around, we have a very cool personal habit developing app, which turns you into a real-life RPG hero, a completely free, powerful video editor, a cool 3D GIF creator and some more. Check them out, let us know which ones you kept, and if there's a new app that you think should be in here, but we missed – do speak up!
New for iOS
Price: free (IAPs)
Filtron is an app for custom, user-made photo filters. Downloading it for free will grant you access to filters made by the community. A $2.99 in-app purchase will unlock the builder, letting you make your very own effects from scratch.
Ever seen these 3D GIF images, which fool the mind into thinking they are 3D by adding two white lines to the image, creating a fake “depth” effect? Gifpop is a GIF creator, which will let you do this straight from the iPhone. Granted, the process takes some time and patience, as the clip needs to be edited frame by frame, it's still a fun thing to toy with.
Cooking may not be an extremely difficult task in and of itself, but once you try to prepare more than one meal for dinner, things get a bit dodgy. It takes some planning, experience, and around a dozen of mess-ups to get your timing right and not destroy one of the meals while focusing on the other. Chef ChopChop is a cooking app, filled with various recipes. What sets it apart is that once you pick the food you want to cook, the app will analyze all the preparation steps and activate smart alert intervals, guiding you through the process of cooking all courses at the same time, without burning the main dish.
New for Android
Habitica will help you stay on track with your daily tasks, goals, and resolutions by turning your daily routine into an RPG game. You build your character and punch in the tasks from your to-do list. From then on, these tasks become your “quests” and whenever you mark them as accomplished, your hero gains levels. The app also has a social element to it, allowing you to “slay monsters” together with your friends, adding that layer of social accountability for the habits that really require that extra bit of willpower. Worth a try!
FilmoraGo is a video editor, which supports video and photo stitching, effects, transitions, one-tap templates, and so on. A pretty powerful free app, which will not stamp a watermark or place a time limit on your clip. We’d say it's a must-have.
BandLab is a platform built for collaborating musicians. It lets all participants edit a project and upload their ideas to the cloud, but doesn't delete any old content, so that changes can be reverted and compared at any time. It also keeps a comprehensive tree of edits, so you don't get lost among the different project variants.
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