November has been an interesting month in terms of Android apps. We’ve seen the explosion of an app like Zepeto and the fever for WhatsApp stickers. After reviewing the best games released this month, it’s come time to select the best free Android apps that we’ve discovered in November. 2018 is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to fit in a good batch of interesting new tools.
We all know that Facebook loves creating apps based on other ones. The results tend to be disappointing, although Instagram Stories did turn out well. This time, the giant social network has set its sites on the popular Tik Tok to create Lasso, a short video social network that’s going to try to make a name for itself in a growing sea of similar apps. Only time will tell if it manages to become a success. [Download]
While it was a shame when Google Reader said its final goodbye in 2013, the truth is that we’ve seen alternatives of all shapes and sizes ready and willing to replace it. Perhaps the most popular, in part for its similarities to the retired Google app, has been Feedly. Now, they’ve just launched a new app that’s sure to please fans of the classic app who don’t want to switch over to the new design of the RSS reader. [Download]
Scripts: learn how to write and read alphabet
The good people at Language Drops continue striving to help us learn languages on our smartphones. Scripts is the latest app that aims to help you learn to write Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It’s similar to Lingodeer, although this app focuses more on writing these languages correctly. [Download]
Electronic sports have become a reality and that’s why it’s logical that apps related to eSports competitions would begin to show up all over the place. And what could be better than following them through the official Blizzard app. Thanks to this app, you’ll never miss a single detail about the competitions of the most popular Blizzard games. Plus, you can choose your favorite titles so you’re not bombarded with information about things you’re not interested in. [Download]
The constant change of DNS address can end up being a big headache for many users. That’s why this app can really be a salvation for many of us. All you have to do is tap the button and you’ll begin navigating through the popular DNS 188.8.131.52. Not only will it improve your speed, it will also keep your browsing data safe from third-parties. [Download]
Otter Voice Notes
The market for voice note apps is pretty extensive, but it’s never too late to recommend new interesting alternatives. This app makes it easy to record, transcribe, and share your notes. Plus, you have 600 minutes available per month so you can save them in the cloud. Its categorization system using key words is also extremely useful for finding what you’re looking for quickly. [Download]
We’ve gotten used to streaming the games we play online and PlayJ is here to make it even easier to do. This app from Sony focuses on sharing the screen of your Android with a friend, making it incredibly easy to establish a connection with video and sound. [Download]
My Board Game Collection
Board games have invaded living rooms of people from all around the world for years. The problem is when you lose track of the immense number of games that exist or even just the ones you have shoved up in the top shelf of your closet. My Board Game Collection is a pretty simple app that’s here to help you catalog all your board games. It has a huge database of titles, along with the possibility to create a wish list with new games you’d like to add to your collection. [Download]
Rivet: Better Reading Practice
We’re always sure to keep an eye on Area 120, Google’s incubator for new apps. They’ve just released an interesting new app geared toward parents: a tool to help children learn to read. Over a thousand different books are available on Rivet. All of them come with images and illustrations, as well as a dictionary with definitions for more complicated words. [Download]
We’ve seen endless sticker apps for WhatsApp come out this November. Seriously, SO MANY. The new sticker feature in the world’s most popular messaging client has opened the floodgates for hundreds of apps to let people add all the stickers they want to their conversations. It still has a ways to go before it’s quite as good as Telegram, because after all, it’s a bit of nightmare to have to download sticker packs as if they were all separate apps. Hopefully this will change in the future.
Meanwhile, here are a few sticker packs for you to use.