Google Play Store hosts over 2.96 million Android apps, according to a recent report. Of course, it’s impossible for anyone to curate a list of the best apps from such an expansive library.
A lot of useful apps often get buried under the junk apps on Play Store’s featured section, which is why you might not get the best out of your Android device. However, we can save you from the hassle of scrolling endlessly through the Play Store to find decent Android apps for your smartphone or Android TV.
Just like every other month, we are back once again with our curated list of top 5 best Android apps for August 2020. It includes apps that can help you stream games, organize your photo library, personalize your Android experience, and boost your morning productivity. You can check them out below.
1. Omlet Arcade
Omlet Arcade lets you stream games directly from your Android smartphone. It supports all the popular games out there, including Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, Mobile Legends, Brawl Stars, and many more.
You can choose to stream your gameplay on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Omlet’s own game streaming platform. Creating a profile on Omlet Arcade is super easy, and your viewers will be able to follow your streams regularly. You can also communicate with other streamers and play games together.
Omlet Arcade unlocks high-resolution streaming on your Android device, and you can use a private RTMP link to stream on your preferred platform. You can also add HUDs on your stream, as well as customize the layout and add a front camera overlay to interact with your viewers. Some of its exclusive features are unlocked only when you pay for the Omlet Plus subscription.
On Omlet Arcade, you can also tune in to other streams, and support the streamers with Omlet tokens, which is the main in-app currency you can buy with real money. Furthermore, Omlet Arcade offers a sophisticated chat system, so that you can have a chat with either your viewers or favorite streamers on the platform.
One of the best features of Omlet Arcade is its Minecraft multiplayer mode, which lets you host or join a Minecraft server, and you can download new mods, add-ons, and worlds directly from the app. You can also autosave or restore your Minecraft worlds in case something goes wrong. The “Pro Play” feature lets you book a 1v1 private gaming session with another streamer or player.
2. Gallery Go by Google Photos
Gallery Go is a must-have photo and video gallery for your Android device. It’s not only lightweight but also a smart and efficient gallery primarily built for lower-end Android Go devices, but you can also use it on your regular smartphone, now that it’s available in the Play Store.
Gallery Go uses AI to intelligently organize your photos and videos in different groups, such as selfies, nature, people, pets, documents, videos, and movies. It makes it easier to find a particular photo buried among hundreds of other photos that you have to scroll through. It has a dark theme as well.
The app has a built-in photo editor, with primary crop and rotate tools. You can also add filters to your photos, or let Gallery Go auto-enhance it. Also, you can search for photos from folders, and the multi-selector option enables you to move or delete photos. It can also show you photos from SD cards, in case you use one to expand your device storage.
As previously mentioned, Gallery Go is built for low-end devices. It’s very small in size, and it uses less RAM on your device. Although you can use the app offline, you can take advantage of Gallery Go’s Google Photos integration and sync all of your photos to the cloud. This way, you can have more storage for capturing photos and selfies.
3. Steam Link
Steam is the most popular digital video game store for Windows and Linux operating systems, and a vast majority of PC gamers use it to buy games and join multiplayer lobbies with friends. Its parent company Valve also ventured into the hardware department, and they released a dedicated streaming device called Steam Link back in 2015. It was an HDMI device that wirelessly connected to the user’s PC and offered lag-free game streaming on a TV over the same network.
However, the significant improvement in entry-level hardware and software made low-powered devices capable enough to handle high-definition streams, and it also rendered the device almost useless. In 2018, Valve discontinued the Steam Link device and launched an app with the same name, offering the same features on Android and iOS devices.
You can download and install the Steam Link app on either your Android smartphone/tablet or Android TV, then stream games from the Steam library on your PC over a 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless connection. The setup is straightforward, and the Steam Link app can automatically detect your PC with Steam installed, assuming that both of your devices are connected within a reasonable range to the same router.
If your PC packs powerful hardware and your Android device permits high-resolution streams, then you can stream games in up to 4K resolution at a solid 60fps. You can also pair your preferred controller to your Android device over Bluetooth, whether it’s a DualShock 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Pro controller, Razer Kishi, or an aftermarket gamepad with Xinput support.
Cleanfox on Android lets you clean out all of your emails that you don’t want to see in your inbox. It can help you opt-out of newsletters, spam, and advertisements with just a single tap, and you can delete and unsubscribe from all the unwanted emails at once.
Cleanfox works with all email providers, including Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo, MSN, etc. You can easily log in to your email account and begin wiping out your mailbox. It will auto-detect all the newsletters, and you get the option to choose the ones you want to keep or unsubscribe from. You can basically get rid of all the spam emails from your inbox in a few minutes.
Cleanfox also works for the environment. In case you didn’t know, a single email approximately generates 10gm of carbon dioxide, and over 200 million emails are sent every minute. Since only 10% of the spam emails are ever opened, it plays a significant role in carbon emissions and waste of resources. You can use Cleanfox to keep your inbox clean and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.
Foxintelligence, the developer of Cleanfox, respects your privacy. It doesn’t log or sell your personal information to third-party advertisers, and it adheres to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The service is also free, and there are no paywalls.
5. Abstruct – Wallpapers in 4K
Abstruct is a wallpaper app from the award-winning artist Hampus Olsson, the official creator of OnePlus wallpapers. It has over 300+ exclusive 4K wallpapers, and the app automatically adapts to your device’s display resolution to provide the best-looking backdrops for your home and lock screen.
From the official OnePlus to Paranoid Android custom ROM wallpapers, you get a vast selection of minimal and abstract categories to choose from. The Abstruct app has a modern and visually pleasing user interface, and there are zero advertisements throughout the app.
Some of the wallpaper packs are locked, and you will have to pay ₹150 for the PRO version. It unlocks all the wallpaper packs, as well as gives you access to the upcoming collections. You also support the artist, making it possible for him to continue creating abstract dreamscapes for your Android device.
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