The top 10 Android apps of the month [May 2018]

The best Android apps of the month of May include VPNs, photo filters, minimalist launchers, new Google services, and other juicy new releases.

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Just as we do every month, we’ve sifted through all the games published in the last 30 days to pick our ten favorites from a variety of categories. This time, we’ve prepared a buffet complete with a VPN created by a porn giant, a legendary comic book reader app, a launcher to help us stop wasting time on our phones, an app that provides us with all the memes and videos we could possibly want, and more. Bon appetit.

Phone Usage Monitor

However hard it is to admit, we use our smartphones way more than we should. Phone Usage Monitor is a lightweight app that lets you keep track of everything you do with your device, both in terms of what apps you use and other features like how often you unlock the screen or connect a USB cord. [Download]

CDisplayEx

The comic book reader par excellence for PC now has a version for Android. Just a few things you can expect include tons of viewing options and the possibility to remotely manage your library. It works like a dream on smartphones, but you’ll really enjoy reading your favorite comics on a tablet. [Download]

Material Gallery

Feedback is the secret to the best designs. This new official app from Google lets you share the preliminary designs of the apps you’re working on to get comments and critiques from the community based on your mockups. [Download]

Siempo

It’s easy (and typical) to blame our smartphones when we waste too much time. Siempo is a launcher that’s conscious of how terribly addicting our smartphones can be, offering an interface that’s extremely minimalist. Minimal information, nothing visually stimulating, and among other features, the possibility to receive all your notifications at once so you don’t have to keep checking your phone all day long. [Download]

Goodreads Beta

Goodreads is one of the best social networks for bookworms that we can find. This is an improved version that’s independent from the original client, which has gotten a full makeover in addition to offering some extra features like the possibility to use your device’s camera to scan any publication to find information about it and add it to your reading list. [Download]

Lens Distortions

It isn’t that there aren’t enough apps to apply effects to our photos, but the ones from Lens Distortions are awesome. Rain, fog and light hits are some of the post-processing effects you can add to your photos and that, in some cases, almost look like they occurred naturally in the original scene. [Download]

Neverthink

Neverthink attempts to channel all the potential of all the audiovisual content on the Internet in an original way, offering an endless playlist of videos organized into trivial categories like Millennial AF, Memes, and WTF. Don’t think, don’t judge, just mindlessly consume digital trash and enjoy. [Download]

VPNhub

Pornhub is aware of the advantages that being one of the most popular pornography websites on the internet can bring. So, after conducting invaluable studies and analyses of consumption associated with different social phenomenons, they’ve decided to try their hand at launching their own apps. VPNhub offers a virtual private network for you to connect to the internet anonymously and privately. You can never have too many apps like this one. [Download]

Google News

Google News is a sort of reincarnation of the archaic Google Currents and the more recent Google Play Magazine. What we have now is a news app to keep us up to date in different areas that interest us, either by subscribing or following specific pages or just how we use the feed readers. [Download]

Intra

An app that serves the same purpose as one of the upcoming features of Android P: Intra is able to protect DNS queries using its own VPN to prevent any websites from redirecting you to untrustworthy sites or anyone from tracking your browsing. By default, it uses the public DNS from Google, although it’s also possible to use the ones from Cloudflare.  [Download]

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