In this weekly column, we want to inspire you, and we do so by highlighting a series of interesting apps. Not all apps will be relevant to everyone, of course, but there’s a good chance you will also get to know some great apps that you won’t want to miss anymore. Here you will find our new selection.
Many Android users love to completely customize their smartphone, and the most important aspect is without a doubt the launcher. The free app Report opts for a division into three structures that you will find on your phone: the “Tiles”, the “Root” and “the Tree”.
Thumbnails or “thumbnails” give an overview of all the applications on your phone. The apps are organized into categories and Ratio highlights the apps you use the most at any time of the day. The root or “carrot” is most reminiscent of the OnePlus shelf. You get immediate access to a number of important tools that you use often. Write a note all at once and check the weather forecast or set a timer. Finally, there is the tree or “tree”, which brings together all incoming notifications from messaging applications under one roof. There are also more functions in Ratio such as encryption and different themes.
There are of course many handy music players in the Play Store, but Musicolet is one app that really catches the eye. It comes without advertising or internet access and therefore respects your privacy. In addition, the application is rich in functions.
First of all, it helps you structure your music library with tags you add and handy album editing options where you can add album art to multiple songs at once. The app also has a handy equalizer function and the tracks are played consecutively. There is also support for lyrics you can add, there are nice widgets, a sleep timer and Musicolet works with Android Auto.
Canary Mail is an email app that works with many email services like Gmail, iCloud, Outlook, and IMAP. In addition, the app groups all your contacts into extended profiles where you can also find media files that you have exchanged and that person’s social media accounts. It also works with end-to-end encryption so that your emails are encrypted. Canary Mail also supports read receipts, and you can choose notification sounds based on the email account receiving the mail. Plus, you can snooze emails so you can reply to them later, and Canary Mail gives you a convenient overview of all the attachments in a conversation.
Humans are creatures of habit. Once we have made a good habit or broken a bad habit, we continue to behave the same way. HabitHub wants to give users a boost in order to instill a new habit in them. You can tell if you have been practicing a particular habit on a daily basis and thus you get a nice graph and preview to see how often you have been practicing it.
Suppose your habit is to walk 5 kilometers a day, then you can see how often you are doing well, and you also see over the months whether you are doing well more often or less often. HabitHub comes with several themes which make the app attractive and there is also a handy widget that you can use to immediately check your habits.
Thanks for the tip, Ronny!