The list of impressive mobile apps is increasing by the second. These majorly affect the way we interact with our smartphones and play a huge role in how we go about the dozens of tasks and activities filling our days. In this article, we would be counting down the top 10 most useful apps of May.
1. Material U – Android 12 inspired KWGT
Unless you’ve been out of touch with reality, you’ve probably heard the news about Google’s new UI design system launching with Android 12, Material You. This app brings a ton of the design elements of Material You before the official launch of Android 12, and more importantly to devices that are not getting the Android 12 update when it launches.
Link: Material U
2. iOS Widgets
Apple launched widgets on the iPhone with the launch of iOS 14 last year. Although Android has had widgets available for as long as possible, the widgets introduced by Apple are still pretty good and have tempted some users to make the switch. The app, iOS Widgets, brings all of the widgets developed by Apple to your Android phone with no hassle. It also includes both light and dark theme versions of each widget, giving you the full experience without making the switch over to an iPhone.
Link: iOS Widgets
3. Sh-ort – URL Shortener
Sh-ort is a simple URL shortener available to monitor the stats of your shortened URLs in real-time. Sh-ort lets you monitor stats about the clicks and source countries. Everything is neatly presented in rich material UI designs. The app is available on both mobile and tablets.
4. Gradient Wallpaper Maker & Gradient Backgrounds
For people not interested in the idea of having someone or something as their wallpaper, this app provides a way to generate custom but simple and professional gradient style wallpapers. It also features several inbuilt wallpapers to choose from if you’d rather have that.
Link: Gradient Wallpaper Maker
5. Whisk: Recipe Saver, Meal Planner & Grocery List
Almost everyone has had some experience trying to make a meal by themselves and maybe it turned out great, or not. With our phones virtually always with us, Whisk leverages that and provides a way to store and share and discover new recipes from others. It also includes a meal plan system and an efficient way to generate grocery shopping lists based on saved recipes.
Read More: Top 10 Android Apps Of May 2021.
6. Snapdrop for Android
The most traditional way of moving files between a phone and a laptop or any other computer is by using a cable. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this process, but there are times when we just need to quickly transfer a file and don’t want to go through the hassle of using a cable and that’s where Snapdrop comes in. It’s an open-source local file sharing solution for Android that removes the inconvenience of using a cable for file transfers.
7. Orange Teal
Orange Teal is an app that brings one of the most popular Instagram filters for achieving a cinematic look to pictures. It allows the filter to be used on pictures that would be posted to other social media platforms, not just Instagram and it’s totally free to use. It’s easy and simple to use without knowing expert levels of image manipulation.
Link: Orange Teal
8. Blokada Slim Ad blocker – No Ads, better battery
Ads have definitely become commonplace within the modern setting. They have notoriously found their way into games, apps, videos and just about anything available on a phone. Blokada differentiates itself from other ad-blockers by basing its functionality on Domain Name System servers to provide an ad-free experience to users. The app is also open-source and completely free to use.
Link: Blokada Slim Ad blocker
9. Woebot: your self-care expert in CBT & mindfulness
Woebot is fundamentally a virtual assistant tailored at helping improve the general well-being of users. Woebot sends over a million messages per week to help users with everyday stress and challenges. It also guides you through practical techniques based on tried and tested approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Meditation as a practice has gained enormous popularity recently as more and more people are taking their mental health into their hands and trying to improve it. This app lets you take the practice of meditation one step further by allowing you to plant real trees while you go about your practice. This essentially helps you achieve two things in one, improving your mental health while also helping in the fight to save the planet.