Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps of June 2015

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Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps of June 2015

What were the best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps of June 2015? We take a look back at the past month looking for the most note-worthy applications that have hit those territories, and present those carefully selected apps in this round-up.

While this month brought us heaps of great new games, it was not exactly the strongest month for applications - at least, there were no ground-breaking new apps that would capture everyone's attention. Is that in preparation for the upcoming busy season as we're getting closer to the fall craziness? We don't know, but while there were no major releases, there was no shortage of useful and neat apps by indie developers.

We kick off the selection with the best apps for iOS - working on both iPhones and iPad, then present all the best new Android apps of June 2015, and finally, round it up with the best new Windows Phone apps. With no further ado, here is our selection of the best new Android, iPhone, and Widnows Phone apps of June 2015 right below.


iOS:

Polarr Photo Editor


Price: free / $4.99 for Pro

Polarr 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.




Picjoy


Price: Free

In the wake of Google's huge Photos update, which allows users to search for pictures by entering places, events, weather, et cetera in the search field, and Apple announcing similar functionality for iOS 9's Photos app, Picjoy comes as an alternative. This 3rd party offering taps into iCloud, with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon Photos support coming soon, with the idea being that you wouldn't have to move your memorabilia from one storage to another just to be able to use it. Picjoy also puts emphasis on privacy and promises to not use any of your personal information for marketing.

Your photos will automatically be categorized by date, season, holiday, specific landmark or event. You can also add custom tags and short stories to any picture from your gallery. The downside is that the search engine is not as advanced as Google's (for example, you can't just search for “dog”, “flower”, “girl”, etc), but since the app is still a work in progress, we have high hopes for it.



Next Keyboard


Price: Free
Download for iOS

Next Keyboard is a successfully backed Kickstarter project that seems to include a lot of things that iOS users would miss. For one, the keyboard displays upper and lower case letters, effectively indicating when the shift is pressed or depressed. It also allows the user to accurately move the text cursor by sliding a finger across the spacebar key. Other features include text prediction, swipe typing, easy emoji access, and emoji prediction. Sure, some of these features are not going to be so missed once iOS 9 rolls out, but for the time being – you may want to give Next Keyboard a go!




Take Me There


Price: $0.99
Download for iOS

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.



u.can cook


Price: Free

A pretty neat cooking app that contains more than 120 recipes, categorized into starters, mains, and desserts. It also features instructional videos by chef James Martin (from BBC's cookery series "Saturday Kitchen") for all the cooking newbies out there. Through the app, enthusiasts can participate in monthly competitions, get links to free online literature, or participate in developer Canned Food UK's social media channels.




NextScanner


Price: Free

NextScanner is a neat app to help you get documents or pictures into a black-and-white printing format. Great if you need to quickly capture the notes from a whiteboard, or to “scan” a document for printing. It employs an image processing tech that tries to “flatten” an image, remove unneeded details and leave only the accents (such as text) in black-on-white format. The amount of processing can be easily tweaked via two sliders. The app also allows you to crop the image as you desire.



Take 5 on the Go


Price: Free

With all the health talk that has been going on in recent years, you've probably heard about, and even contemplated on, taking up meditation. But where does one start, and how do they go about it? Take 5 tries to guide you through the process of getting in the habit of meditating by issuing a 30-day challenge. The app will remind you to “take 5” minutes to meditate, and will guide you in case you don't know how to do it (no, it doesn't involve levitation). You can skip up to 5 scheduled sessions out of all 30 days. If you drop out of any more, you “lose” the challenge.




Android:

Clock


Price: Free

For the purists out there – Google released its own Clock app to the Play Store. If you own a skinned phone, but are looking for as many Material Design-compliant applications as you can find – you can now add it to your collection and enjoy flat, colorful alarm settings.



HeadsOff


Price: Free
Download for Android

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.




Permissions Watchdog


Price: Free
Download for Android

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.



Craze


Price: free
Download for Android | iOS

Craze taps into your interests and location information and keeps you updated on local events that it believes it will be interesting to you. Great app to discover social happenings around you and to help you keep track on what friends and favorite venues are up to. Craze can also fetch tickets to an event for you, omitting the need to surf around distributors' websites. The app supports Android Wear and feeds glanceable info to your smartwatch.



PBS Video


Price: Free
Download for Android

PBS' official app allows users to view videos from new and old shows. It also gives viewers access to online series, such as Secret Life of Scientists and FutureStates.



Perfect Piano


Price: Free
Download for Android

An app, which allows you to either free-play, or learn the piano. It can slow down or speed up an excercise, display music sheets, record your performance, play samples from 9 different instruments, and supports external MIDI keyboards via USB.




Windows Phone:

Gloomlogue


Price: Free
Download on Windows Phone

Gloomlogue is a great new photo editor for Windows Phone that offers a lot of value for a free app. It comes with a variety of filters that you can apply to images, including 15 'gloom' modes, the capability to operate on high-res, 1200 x 1200-pixel images, as well as easily share your creations to Instagram and the other social outlets.



Microsoft Music Deals


Price: Free
Download on Windows Phone

The Music Deals app is a straightforward affair - each week, it shows you what tunes are currently available at a deep discount, be it new or classic albums or songs you may want to purchase.



Fat to Fit


Price: Free
Download on Windows Phone

A 7-minute workout type of an app, Fat to Fit is made with those who want to drop some weight in mind. The seven-minute interval workout involves some very intense activity with only brief periods of recovery. You perform 12 exercises for 30 seconds, resting for 10 seconds in between each exercise. Since the interval workout alternates between muscles in the upper and lower body, allowing the muscles further recovery time, the exercises should always be performed in a specific order.



Bizview


Price: Free
Download on Windows Phone

Bizview is a full-featured Google Analytics app for Windows Phone that will show you web and app reporting profiles from your PC, phone and tablet. The app has a look and feel that's optimized for phones and tablets for a more convenient way to look at your reports.

Bizview allow you to access real-time informations and add tiles about your favourite analytics.


Calls+


Price: Free
Download on Windows Phone

Call Extras is a settings app that will enable you to set your call waiting and call forwarding preferences for your network. Keep in mind that the app does not appear in your list of installed apps, and to tweak it, you'd need to go into Settings on your Windows Phone.

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