We undoubtedly live in the era of smartphones and we tend to rely on them to do all sorts of things: nowadays, there seems to be an app about anything and everything, and new ones keep coming each month.
The top Android apps worldwide revolve around social media, with WhatsApp topping the list with more than 96 million downloads in June 2017. But there is much more to choose from if you are looking for a tailored app experience. We’ve looked into recent releases – so that you don’t have to – and identified new Android apps that are potential game-changers in their respective fields.
1. Adobe Scan
Ever wished you could just scan on the go? Whether you are a student exchanging notes with classmates or just identified the perfect holiday destination suggestion in that magazine you were reading while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, we have all been there – and taking a photo doesn’t quite cut it.
Adobe Scan has arrived with the perfect solution: it converts your smartphone into a portable scanner, equipped with optical character recognition (OCR) technology to automatically recognize text and create reusable Adobe PDF documents. You can later rework, crop, rotate and adjust your scanned documents and there is also the option of multi-page scanning.
2. CineTrak: Your Movie Diary
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to pick a movie for the night without going to the trouble of visiting various sites to compare reviews and ratings? CineTrak does the work for you: it combines information such as trailers and scores from authoritative sources including IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and MetaCritic – and brings it all to one place for your convenience.
The app allows you to build your own movie history and watchlists and discover new movies that suit your taste, as well as keep track of new cinema releases with the Upcoming Movies feature. Other nice elements include suggestions on award winning films, offline browsing and checking in to movies to update your friends on your current watching habits.
If you are one of the millions of people out there obsessed with soccer, then this is the app for you. At Infogol you can keep track of live scores, get updated on game results and receive useful betting tips on upcoming matches.
This app is a great resource for all kinds of football statistics, nicely broken down into neat categories: You can get updates on the current table standings on major leagues, get performance summaries of your favorite soccer teams or career profiles for players, including current season stats. It also analyzes tons of data to provide you with sophisticated predictions as well as bookmakers’ real time odds on any given game.
4. Craftlog Recipes
Not much of a movie or sports person, but very much into cooking? Enter Craftlog Recipes, the ultimate home-cook recipe log app. It not only gives you access to millions of recipes on its database and the web, but also lets you create and upload your own – all of it complete with pictures and videos.
Perhaps one of the best things about this app is that it is quite focused on the socializing aspects of cooking. It lets you create recipes from scratch with other users or discuss recipes and execution in private chats with friends. It also supports multilingual translation and offers search options to suit specific dietary requirements, such as vegan or gluten-free meals.