Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps of July 2015
July is right behind us, and this means that it’s time to take a look back at the best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone apps that appeared on various app stores throughout the month.
These are the best apps of JulyWe ploughed through the tens of new apps to pick the ones that offer genuinely useful functionality in various areas. While popularity of the app was not our prime criteria, it does matter when a popular service gets a mobile app, and in July, this big launch was definitely HBO Now for Android. The $15 monthly subscription service allows you to have some of the best movies and entertainment on your mobile, and if that’s all the media you consume, it might even allow you to cancel that cable subscription.
Apart from that, we have a bunch of great new apps hitting Android, some clever new iPhone apps, and a slow but steady fix of new Windows Phone apps. With no further ado, here are the best mobile apps of July 2015.
HBO Now has been exclusively available on iOS for a few months. Luckily, that exclusivity period is over and the app has recently arrived on Android. HBO Now is a free app that requires users to sign up for a $15 monthly plan that grants access to HBO Now's impressive library of great shows, including the inevitable Game of Thrones series.
Polarr has been available on iOS for a while and has recently made the jump to Android. It is a pretty cool editor that gives the user a wide variety of ways to edit their pictures. Employing a unique UI, the app looks a bit cluttered and confusing at first, but we can easily forgive this once we get acquainted with the wide variety of options that it manages to pack right under our thumbs. It's free, but there is a $5 unlock for users who want to create custom filters and selective area editing.
Doodle is one of the most popular organizer tools on the web, and now it's getting a full-fledged Android client. Doodle for Android is a great tool if you are trying to decide the time for an event with a large group of people, as you can easily set various times for users to vote on in a very streamlined process.
Having text in the clipboard is something that Android is not particularly versatile dealing with, but in recent apps a number of apps make it easy to save copied strings in a larger stash that you can refer to in the past, if you want to quickly copy and paste links or other content.
Microsoft's Hyperlapse is a video stabilization application that works like magic, making your video footage impressively stable with some software tricks. It's now out of beta and available on Android to unleash your creativity with.
Passport Photo ID Studio
This neat application will guide you to taking that perfect picture for official documents using nothing but the front facing camera of your smartphone. No longer will you need to go to photo studios just to take a simple picture, a task that your phone can easily handle.
Swappa is a price tracker that gives you a suggested price for your device (if you want to sell it). In this way, you'd be able to not only see what's an adequate asking price, but also see how the price of a certain device has depreciated over time.
Solid Explorer is a pretty powerful app, drawn in beautiful material design. It offers deep customization, for what it is, and aggregates all of your clouds in one place. From this app, you can have access to your phone's internal storage, SD card, your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and MediaFire accounts. You can try it for free for 14 days, after which a paid unlock ($1.99) is required.
DUFL is an innovative service aimed at those, who often travel on business trips. Instead of having to wash, iron, and pack your business outfits every single time, DUFL will store them for you. Once you book a trip – the serice will dry-clean and neatly pack your outfits and send them to wait for you at your hotel. When your business visit is over – just send the clothes back to DUFL. You can add and take out outfits from your suitcase at will.
The costs for the whole service are $9.95 per month for storage and $99 for a round trip (that includes shipping to, return shipping, and cleaning fees).
This neat application comes with a single purpose: to show you free Wi-Fi hotspots that you can hook up to, something especially useful for travelers who don’t have a local carrier and data connectivity when abroad (and we know how expensive roaming fees for data can still be).
Feeday is a neat widget for those who are regular on Instagram: it puts a feed of your recent Instagram feed images right in the notification drawer on iOS.
Send is an instant messaging application developed by Microsoft, and it has a simple premise: you can use email for IM, and there’s no need for an actual separate infrastructure. Send does away with requirements for a subject line and other complications, and allows you to text your buddies using email in this new way.
Dashlane is a neat password manager app that allows you to change your passwords across multiple popular social channels with a single action, and now it’s available on the Apple Watch as well.
The Lrn application brings simple and very well targeted lessons for wanna-be coders, and it’s a great way to start learning to code on your mobile phone, without having to commit long hours sitting in front of a traditional desktop.
With so many maps apps out there do you really need another one? Mapstr thinks that the answer to this question is ‘yes’, as it adds one key new functionality: easily personalize that map with all sorts of colorful pins that appear right on it. So next time when you open this maps app, you won’t need to search for a place: you’ll have them all marked right in front of you.
Yummly is one of our favorite cooking apps, and it has just recently arrived on Windows Phone with its various recipes, as well as instructions for cooking. We find it neat that recipes are neatly categorized and the search works outstandingly well, and will have you creating culinary masterpieces in front of that oven in no time.
Perfect Tube is a new YouTube client on Windows Phone with a minimalist interface that supports some useful gestures. It allows you to quickly switch between different video quality options, manage your personal YouTube channel, but most importantly it has a logically organized interface that is easy to navigate.
Hotspot Shield Free VPN
This is one of the most popular VPN solutions made available on Windows Phone, and you can try it for free (but you’d need to pay a monthly fee if you want to use it in the long term).
Pocket Physics is a primer to all the basics to the wondrous science of physics, all explained in a simple language and with neat graphics that make it easy to understand the topic.
This clean and simplistic calculator app combines the functionality of a scientific calculator with a modern interface and a unit converter.
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