Changelogs for Android shows you what's new after the latest app updates

Changelogs for Android shows you what's new after the latest app updates
Here's an all too common scenario that isn't exclusive to Android users. You haven't been on Wi-Fi in a while, for one reason or another, and the first thing to happen upon hooking up to your home router is your smartphone downloading a barrage of updates – like 17-18 or so – from the Play Store. You install them as if nothing really remarkable happened, and go about your day! At the same time, you really have no idea what changes the latest app updates contain, and you really don't feel like opening the Google Play Store and looking up each app you care for to see the changes brought to it.

That's where Changelogs waltzes in to make your life easier. This app presents the latest changes to your installed applications in an orderly list. There you go – no more monkeying around the Play Store!

Core functionality aside, other features of the app include dark and black themes, the option to show system apps, and localization (Spanish, French, German, and Ukrainian). But Changelogs does have some bugs and limitations to be mindful of. For example, specific applications might be missing data if they are controlled by Google's closed-source API. This is "totally outside" the developer's control.

Also, an app's "Last Updated" date is initially adjusted when changelogs is installed. The Google API does not provide the time-stamp of a changelog, only the text, so there is no way around this. Finally, uninstalled apps won't be removed from the list until the app is restarted.

Changelogs is free and you can grab it from Google Play.

Developer: Thundercloud Download: Android
Category: Tools Price: Free

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7 Comments

1. Krjal

Posts: 418; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Ah, this is just what I need. I'd love to keep on top of changelogs myself but I'm too busy at the moment. Thanks for the tip, Luis.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Is the PlayStore honestly that awful lmfao, to avoid "monkeying around" just to quickly check update logs lol? Jeez.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Never owned a android device before? You can see what the new update does but you have to go to the app's page within the playstore, there is no quick drop down right from the update page like on ios where you can easily see what changes were made, I acually bother to check now since it is so simple on ios but I never did when I was on android.

6. Unordinary unregistered

I have, but it really isn't that big of a deal.

7. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I notice that I can download multiple apps simultaneously on the app store and iOS while android has to wait for one app to be downloaded and installed before it starts downloading another

4. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Great idea for an app. Thanks for the tip phonearena.

5. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The App is GOLD

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