Google Play Store provides millions of apps to users all over the world.
Whether it’s games, health and fitness, innovative recipes, apps to help improve sleep or various streaming services, it’s all there. No wonder people are eager to explore new and better apps every month. A host of free and updated versions of various apps are among those presented for April 2022 that are sure to please you according to your different needs such as fitness tracking, photo editing, to-do lists, etc.
A quick roundup of the best Android apps to try in April 2022
One of the best Android apps is adidas Running, especially for workout and running enthusiasts who want to track their fitness goals. The app allows you to log 90 types of fitness activities along with key stats such as “calories burned” and “duration”. Isn’t it a good idea to use your Android smartphone to stay in shape?
Then there’s Listy, a free app compatible with Android devices that lets you make lists of movies or TV shows you’ve watched or even how much beer you’ve had. This app is notable because of the variety of categories you can use to track your meetings, schedules, or daily routines.
In most cases, the apps have been updated this year with advanced features for their free users. Let’s take a look at seven completely free to download Android apps.
User rating: 4.5
Brought to you by Adidas Runtastic, this is a great app for those who want to step up their fitness game by hitting their daily training goals specially while running.
Although the focus is on running, this Android app can also record 90 types of fitness or sports activities as mentioned earlier, including yoga and swimming. It uses time, distance traveled, calories burned and monitors heart rate data and other statistics related to sports enthusiasts. It comes with amazing workout instructions that appeal to everyone – a novice or a runner and an experienced athlete.
You can participate in virtual races and set personal fitness or race goals. You can also keep the competitive spirit alive by connecting with your friends in the app’s valuable fitness community.
Although adidas Running is a free downloadable app, some features like creating your own marathon plans, storing your personal bests, and automatically pausing when you stop moving fall under its premium (paid) version.
User Rating: 4.4
As the name suggests, Listy is a handy tool that you can use to track and make lists of things, such as your daily tasks, daily meetings, and schedules, privately.
Developed by Listy Team, the Android app is different from others on the Google Play store because it allows you to make to-do lists of movies or TV shows you’ve seen, books or articles you’ve read, podcasts you’ve heard, foods or drinks you’ve consumed and more.
What sets Listy apart is that it collects data from the web and presents images and content metadata, such as movies, which performs well. The application is extremely easy to use and meets the needs of every user. You can choose from a variety of categories and create handy reminders.
This free application does not require any registration and stores all your information only on your Android device. It also enables cross-device synchronization, whereby you can save information from any app using its share extension feature.
Kwai Video Editor and Creator
User Rating: 4.1
One of the most popular free Android apps available on Google Play, Kwai is a powerful app consisting of video editing tools that lets you easily trim, cut and split videos on your device.
Brought to you by Olax Inc, it has a video conversion feature which is a boon for all social media vloggers. You can merge and join videos as you need. There is also a convert function to extract an MP3 file from a video. Moreover, with the video compression feature, you can reduce the size of the video, thereby freeing up space on your phone, without affecting its quality.
This app has a fantastic mobile version that lets you easily create short videos in 60 seconds, which you can share on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
As a video editing app, Kwai also lets you change or adjust video speed, add music to it, and create reverse video that looks magical. You can also rotate or flip your short video to make it attractive and unique. Besides, the app also lets you convert videos to photos.
User Rating: 4.2
Formerly known as Pixlr Express, this free Android app is a must-download if you like editing photos and creating collages with the click of a button.
Imagine capturing a special moment and editing it with over 2 million combinations of filters, effects and overlays – that too for free! You can also use your images in Google Photos and let Pixlr work its magic on them.
Brought to you by Inmagine Lab, this Android app has made its way into the Google Store Editors’ Choice as one of the best Android apps for photo editing. What makes it a seamless experience are its intuitive features such as auto-correct where you can easily adjust the color of your photos or double exposure through which you can use layers and adjust transparency and create a variety of photos. effects for your images.
Moreover, in just a few clicks, this Android app removes blemishes, red eyes and whitens teeth with simple tools. It is one of the best applications for mobile devices with an equally functional desktop version.
Speaking of the best free Android apps, we definitely cannot miss this one. Pointz is an essential application for users of micro-mobility, such as bicycles, scooters and skateboards, who are looking for different routes to get to their desired destination.
While Google Maps already does this, what sets this Android app apart is that it uses crowdsourcing to find new routes that may not be included elsewhere. Other app features include road ratings, in terms of ‘surface’ or ‘traffic’, right from the app’s home screen so you can ride stress-free.
The navigation app provides safety by providing traffic data such as speed limits, road surface type, and road type (residential, commercial). As part of its additional features, you can also choose between the safest and fastest routes.
The free Android app uses Wiki World’s OpenStreetMap for its existing data. Brought to you by Pointz Mobility Inc, this new app has a lot of potential and works well in sync with your Android phone.
User rating: 4.1
Added to the list is a free app for your mental health and well-being. Moodfit understands your moods and offers exercises to navigate through negative emotions.
Whether you’re experiencing stressful emotions like anxiety or depression or just want to track your different moods, this Android app is designed to help you feel comfortable. It contains a built-in questionnaire that helps determine the intensity of symptoms as well as articles and audio files that help you understand yourself better.
Brought to you by Roble Ridge Software LLC, the app also lets you rate your moods and learn what influences your feelings. The ideas and actionable strategies that are then offered to you are tailored to make you feel better.
Plus, its cognitive behavioral therapy section shows you how to deal with negative thoughts and it’s also equipped with strategies to fine-tune irrational thoughts so you can change your perception.
While the free tier gives you the best of the app, the paid version of Moodfit offers the ability to customize your own trackable items or activities. Tools like infographics can easily help you determine where you are in your custom tasks.
User rating: 4.1
If you are looking for a music streaming service platform that brings unique, royalty-free music to your Android phone, your search ends here.
Mubert lets you select a genre of music according to your mood, then plays AI-generated music in seconds. You can then choose to like or dislike the suggestion according to your preferences. After which, the free Android app creates a custom tracklist based on your needs. You can also add music to your content on YouTube, podcasts, etc.
Brought to you by MUBERT Inc, its impressively designed theme and interactive user interface add to its appeal. It also allows you to earn money from your creation. Doesn’t that sound exciting?
The Android app also comes with a premium version which offers great flexibility if you like to stream music for a longer period of time.
(Hero and featured image credit: adidas Runtastic/Facebook)
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