Like clockwork, we publish a selection of apps (both free and paid) every Saturday that we think you should download on your iOS and Android smartphone. Note that in addition to my own finds, I’ve also included app suggestions from members of the NextPit community.
Here are our selections for this week!
Antistalker to stop being spied on by third party applications
Antistalker is an app that further develops the LED principle under iOS and Android 11. It basically keeps an eye on unwanted apps that are trying to use elements like your microphone and / or camera.
The app is free, with no ads or in-app purchases, and sends you notifications when your microphone and / or camera are in use, detailing which app or service is being used, and when it was activated has and what duration of activation.
This application was shared by the community on our forum. The application wants to be able to run in the background but doesn’t ask for other intrusive permissions like access to contacts or your location. No account creation is required.
You can download the antistalker app from the Google Play Store.
Actuflow: Be more careful when unlocking your smartphone
Actuflow is a wellness and self-assessment app that focuses on the superficiality or even uselessness of some of our interactions with our smartphones.
We all unlock our smartphones countless times a day without really knowing why, or at least without having a specific goal in mind.
Actuflow invites you every time you unlock your smartphone to let us know why you want to check it. You can either play along with the question or ignore it by not answering it. The app then keeps a history and allows you to use infographics to show the number of “intentional” unlocks for a specific purpose and those for no valid reason.
I find these apps interesting for getting attention to your screen time. But I still have the annoying tendency to think that killing boredom or just passing the time isn’t an “illegitimate” use of your smartphone and shouldn’t necessarily be viewed as a negative.
You can download the Actuflow app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Fanya, a visually appealing task planner
Fanya is a task planner, just like dozens of other such apps on the Play Store. What I liked about Fanya is the user interface, which is not only nice to look at but is also very ergonomic. I also found the UI to be much easier to work with than any of the other to-do list apps I’ve tested.
You can create various categorizable and programmable events that are displayed as a timeline. The application is free and ad-free, but creating an account is mandatory. You can import and sync your Google Calendar, but for Google Drive backups and export to multiple devices you have to pay the Pro version for 5.99 euros.
You can download the Fanya application from the Google Play Store.
Easter egg collection in Android
Okay I admit I cheat a little with this app. But unlike most of you, at least I suppose, I didn’t know anything about this application mentioned by my colleague Camila, with which you can “relive” the most important Easter eggs of almost all Android versions from gingerbread to Android 11.
And since Easter is the opportunity for the entire tech and JV press to republish Easter egg chestnuts or “Easter eggs”, and also or mainly because I was desperately missing an app to complete this selection, I thought this was the Could do trick.
I hope you will forgive me for this affront.
You can download the Easter Egg Collection in Android from the Google Play Store.
Protect the Realm, a free offline card game
Protect the Realm is a strategic card game where you have to protect your monarch from waves of enemies by placing the right cards in the right places. If you’ve played Magic, Yugioh, or even Gwynt in The Witcher 3, the principle is more or less the same.
Between battles, you have the opportunity to improve your card game and all encounters are procedurally generated, resulting in a different gaming experience each time. The game is available early, completely free, offline, with no ads or in-app purchases. But what do people want!
I find the art direction and atmosphere of the game to be very nice, although the design of some cards is a bit too minimalistic for my taste. But that won’t stop me from downloading it before it becomes unavailable and likely becomes a paid game.
What do you think of this selection? Have you already tried some of the apps on this list? What would your apps be of the week? Share your opinions and especially your good tips in the comments! If you are looking for a specific type of application do not hesitate to let me know so I can tailor my research and selections to suit your needs! With best regards.