Our top 5 Android and iOS apps of the week
Like every weekend, we meet at NextPit for a selection of 5 free or paid applications and mobile games that have drawn our attention on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Welcome to another edition of the 5 apps of the week.
Since our usual curator – and resident note-taking app evangelist – Antoine is on vacation, we’ve had to scour the internet to bring in the best possible apps that aren’t data traps or microtransaction nests. As always, we shed light on the gems uncovered by the NextPit Community and shared on our forum – thank you, Luna!
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Metriport (Android and iPhone)
Following on from last week’s suggestions to help you keep your New Years Resolutions, our first suggestion is Metriport. The app is a powerful yet easy to use tool to record your wellness, health and all kinds of goals using the smartphone.
In the default mode, the app helps you keep track of your daily life, offering you to record your day, what you ate, activities performed, etc., like a diary, including the ability to set daily reminders to add your daily data. Metriport uses the data to present graphs to show your progress over time, with many options for customization, saving and exporting.
Metriport can optionally sync your data with Googie Fit or Apple Health. Other than that, the app requires an account, but according to the developers, all data is encrypted. Unfortunately, even simple features like biometric authentication to lock down data access require a subscription, which costs $ 39.99 per year.
- Price: To free / Ads: No / Integrated purchasing: Yes / Account: Obligatory
If you’ve ever needed to create color palettes for design projects, you’ve probably spent hours researching the perfect combinations. ColorSlurp promises to help you with this process, branding itself as “the best color picker in the universe”.
Also available for macOS, this Apple-only app can use iPhone’s camera to pick colors from everything around you – keep in mind that iOS’s camera can change the saturation of colors. colors – or from any image on film.
You can organize different colors in palettes (called “Collections” in the app), export them to different formats – 8-bit RGB, HTML, CSS, JSON, etc. – and Pro users can even sync playlists using iCloud after paying $ 2.99, or $ 7.99 for macOS sync.
- Price: free / Ads: No / Integrated purchasing: Yes / Account: Not required
Suggest (Android and iOS)
Suggestify is a (really) niche app for creating polls and surveys, which also has a social element, where you can participate and respond to other people’s polls. The app is easy to use and has a nice interface, and you can skip the social aspects to directly create polls, don’t forget to turn off app notifications; otherwise, you might be inundated with alerts for new surveys created by other users.
You can use images including animated GIFs and free images, create Q&A, or just create meme-like images to share on Facebook, WhatsApp, or other apps.
The app can use your Apple or Google account for syncing, but you can use the app without signing in. Some features need to be unlocked by paying a subscription, but the basic features are enough to check if you like the app.
- Price: To free / Ads: Yes / Integrated purchasing: Yes / Account: Not required
Fancy clock widget (Android)
Are you missing the good old days of analogue clocks? Looking for ways to personalize your Android phone’s home screen with a custom clock widget? Fancy Clock Widget can help you solve this problem.
As the name suggests, the app offers a simple round clock widget that can be personalized with background images, including the ability to use images from your phone’s gallery. You can also change the outline, numbers, and even arm types.
Some of the options are not free but can be unlocked by watching an advertisement in the app. The only thing that couldn’t help me was to create a tasteful widget. And unfortunately, you can only customize one widget at a time.
- Price: free / Ads: Yes, optional / Integrated purchasing: no / Account: not required
Sunny days (Android and iOS)
Sunshine Days is an early access game with some similarities to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing franchise. Explore your village and make it as comfortable as possible, build a cozy house, interact with your friends and neighbors and of course take care of your garden.
The game has a cute ??, perfect for taking screenshots and sharing them on social media. The relaxed vibe helps pass the time, especially on a rainy day – or any restrictions related to a pandemic. You start to customize your character with many options which can be combined into thousands of combinations.
Keep in mind that the game is still in development, so it’s still not clear how the developers will monetize it. Currently, Sunshine Days is free of ads and in-app purchases, but that may change when it officially launches. Also beware of game crash bugs.
- Price: To free / Ads: No / Integrated purchasing: No / Account: Not required