The year 2021 is almost over, it’s time to take a look back at all of the applications that were published this year to discover which ones were the most popular. Everyone will have a handy list of the finest applications to install on their brand-new Android devices as a result of this.
We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked the year’s greatest and most notable releases, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. We have got you covered, whether you’re searching for free applications to expand the functionality of your new phone or simply want to liven up your home screen with a lovely live wallpaper.
- Slopes: Ski & Snowboard
Slopes: Ski & Snowboard is a popular iOS app that was just converted to Android, and with winter approaching, now is the perfect time to go skiing and snowboarding. This is mostly a tracking software that allows you to conveniently log your slope excursions. This is useful not just for people who want to keep track of their progress, but it’s also entertaining to compare times with others to see who came out on top.
If you’re merely interested in daily totals, the app is free, but the more advanced capabilities require a membership; nevertheless, you may buy single-day and triple-day passes if necessary. So if you go out every day or only a few times a year, there’s a membership option to meet your demands.
- Edge Side Bar
Yogesh Dama is an indie developer that works hard to create basic but helpful apps, and Edge Side Bar is a new release that should appeal to individuals who need to open programs quickly from any location on their smartphone. Edge Side Bar, as you might expect, slides out from the edge of your screen regardless of the program you’re using, allowing you to effortlessly switch from one app to the next. Think of Edge Side Bar as a one-stop shop for all of your favorite applications, since that’s exactly what it is.
- Clipt – Copy & Paste Across Devices
Clipt can connect to your favorite cloud storage (such as Google Drive) to provide you quick access to the contents of your clipboard. In this manner, you may clip something on your phone and then paste the sliced information into your PC to continue where you left off. You can also transfer photographs this way, which is a godsend if you’re frequently switching from your Android mobile to your PC. While this is a OnePlus app, it is compatible with a broad variety of devices, so you don’t need to possess a OnePlus phone to use it.
- The Sky by Redshift: Astronomy
If you’re new to astronomy, Redshift’s The Sky app is a great way to learn about what’s up in the sky. It’s as easy as pointing the camera on your phone upwards. Point your phone at the sky to find out what your zodiac sign is. It’s that easy, and the greatest part is that there’s a wealth of information available so you can learn everything about constellations, other planets, and even comets as they pass by.
The app is simple to use, and there is lots of information accessible for free. If you enjoy what you see, you may subscribe for $3 per year, or you can upgrade to the Pro app once you’ve seen all The Sky by Redshift has to offer.
- Water Resistance Tester
We understand that it is difficult to tell if a gadget has been damaged by water hence an innovative developer designed this software. While I’m sure carriers and manufacturers would dismiss anything you can verify with this software, it’s still useful for self-education. Your phone will need a barometer to interact with the app, which is why the support list is so short. However, if you frequently acquire secondhand Pixels, you can easily use this software to test them to verify they aren’t water damaged.
- Wacom Notes
This is a notes application from Wacom and is essentially a note-taking application, but it may also be used to scribble down information on the move or make diagrams for your next presentation. The application, which is the star of the show, can convert your handwritten notes into text, much like a transcription service.
While improved palm identification would be ideal, the precise inputs and transcription capabilities are enough to make this app one of the top note apps available in 2021. Given that it’s free, there’s no reason not to have a look.
- Project Activate
Project Activate is another Google experimental app, although this one isn’t from 120. It originates from Google Research. This is an app for those who can’t talk or use their hands to communicate, and while this will limit who can use it, those who can will find Project Activate to be incredibly distinctive and beneficial, which is exactly the type of thing Google should be focusing on.
Accessibility is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout the world, and it’s one that Google is addressing head-on, so it’s exciting to see the outcomes of its efforts in this area. So, while more effort is needed to see APIs emerge from applications like this, Project Activate is exactly the type of thing Google should be working on for the sake of humanity in the meantime.
This is all for now, we can’t wait for what the next year has in store for the applications realm.