The Android ecosystem keeps growing significantly over time, and the reason is the millions of app developers creating new apps for the world’s most popular mobile operating system. If you are an Android user, you probably visit the Google Play Store regularly in search of some apps which has the potential to change the way you use your smartphone. But in the ocean of millions of apps, it is painful and time-consuming to find such apps that suit your needs. Well, you don’t have to anymore.
In this article, we have shortlisted 5 best Android apps of November 2019. So without any further delay, let’s check them out below.
1. Adobe Lightroom
If you do a lot of photo editing on your smartphone, then you have used Google’s Snapseed at least once. But what if we tell you that there is a new photo editing app on the Play Store from the folks at Adobe? You surely want it more than anyone else.
The Adobe Lightroom is a free photo editor app with powerful editing tools. With the integrated camera module, you can take photos and tweak them in real-time with the DSLR-like exposure and shutter control. You can also take RAW HDR images in case your device supports it at API-level. The RAW images can be edited directly from the Lightroom app too.
You can not only manipulate the light and color data in your photos but also make selective adjustments to bring out the fine details of the subject on your photos. If you are a casual editor, you will find essential tools like crop and rotate very handy to adjust the size and aspect ratio of your picture on the go. What you will also find is a variety of presets, which you can combine or adjust to make your photo garner all the likes and retweets.
There are in-app purchases related to Adobe’s cloud-based services, but you can take advantage of most of the features for free. You can click the icon below to download Adobe Lightroom on your device.
2. 1Weather: Widget Forecast Radar
1Weather currently holds the crown for the #1 Best Weather app on Play Store. It is critically acclaimed for its attractive and feature-rich user interface. It does not matter if you want to check the temperature, Doppler radar, precipitation forecast, or current phases of the sun and moon, 1Weather got you covered.
You can track the current weather forecasts for your location with accurate details from reliable sources. Accessing temperature and precipitation graphs, cloud radar, or monitoring a cyclone is possible too. The app can warn you with severe weather alerts depending on your region.
You can also add the weather widget on your home screen with weather variables like Current Temperature, Wind Speed, Humidity, Dew Point, UV Index, Air Quality, Barometric Pressure, and more.
The app has a sleek user interface with dynamic weather background and easily accessible tabs. Temperature, pressure, distance, and wind units can be changed to your preferences from the settings.
The free app contains ads, but you can remove them by paying for it. You can grab the 1Weather app from the link below.
3. Lawnchair Launcher
The Lawnchair Launcher started as an open-source project developed by a small number of volunteers, intending to bring as many customization options as possible without asking users to pay for the app and replace premium Android launchers such as the Nova launcher.
The flexibility that Lawnchair Launcher provides in terms of the Android home screen customization is genuinely incredible. It has third-party icon pack support, and you can fine-tune the icon size to your personal preference. The icon shapes can also be changed with the Adaptive Icons feature. Unlike most of the Android launchers in the Play Store, it has Google Now integration similar to what you find in the stock Pixel launcher. Other than this, you can set custom grid size, gesture actions, change the font, customize your app dock, change the app drawer opacity, and many more. Lawnchair also has a highly-customizable home widget.
And yes, it has a dark mode too. You can either select the default dark theme or opt for the OLED friendly pitch-black.
I have been personally using Lawnchair from its alpha state and never had a second thought about moving to another launcher. The launcher is available for free, and it has no in-app advertisements. There is no paid version of Lawnchair, but you can support the developers from their official website. So give it a try by downloading it on your device from the Google Play Store.
4. Recorder by Google
Google’s new Recorder app isn’t an ordinary voice recorder app. With the launch of Pixel 4, Google unveiled the Recorder app with a live transcriber. This means you can either choose to record audio or an accurate transcript powered by Google’s improved offline voice detection engine. This is definitely one of the coolest features of Android 10.
With the built-in search functionality, you can search for a keyword in a particular transcript. You can also share the transcripts with others in the form of a text file.
The Recorder app is currently exclusive to the latest Pixel 4 devices. Google has recently announced that the feature will be ported to the older Pixel models in the near future, with no words on the availability of the app on other Android smartphones. However, you can download the Recorder APK from APKMirror and sideload it on your current device running Android Pie or later.
If that doesn’t work for you, then you can try out the transcription feature with Google’s Live Transcribe app. It can be installed from the Play Store.
5. LastPass Password Manager
At last, we have the LastPass app. It is a must-have password manager that saves your login credentials and keeps it under a secure AES 256-bit encryption layer for security. You can save all of your login credentials in the app and decrypt the required information using a master password.
LastPass also suggests strong passwords for you when creating a new account. It has cross-platform support so you can sync your credentials between Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. You can also integrate the LastPass extension with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera Browser, and Mozilla Firefox.
There are other decent password managers like 1Password and Dashlane in the Play Store, but the user-friendly UI and additional security features make LastPass the best choice. The LastPass Authenticator is also great for two-factor authentications.
The free version has almost all the features you need. But you can pay for LastPass Premium for features like 1GB encrypted file storage and desktop fingerprint authenticator.
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