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Like every weekend, we meet on NextPit to choose 5 free or paid mobile apps and games that caught my eye on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Every week I try to bring you the latest apps that are not personal data traps or microtransaction nests. In addition to my own finds, I’m also adding the gems discovered by the NextPit community and shared on our forum.

Mood story

Moodistory is an iOS app for tracking emotions and activities, the keywords of which are intuitiveness and data protection. Get warned right away, the app costs $ 4.99. Yes, it’s expensive, but at least it works completely offline and stores all of your data locally on your iPhone.

The idea is that you can create a journal entry in less than 5 seconds without writing a single word. Of course, once the entry is created, you can expand it by adding photos, locations, or notes. You can choose a limited emotional area (2 answers, good or bad mood) or add more precise levels (up to 11 levels).

The app provides a calendar of the emotions – negative or positive – you recorded to identify possible trends or unusual mood swings. Moodistory also works with an Apple Watch and can be displayed as a widget on your home screen.

I found the interface very nice. I also like the offline aspect of Moodistory, but spending more than $ 5 on this type of application? Personally, I have no need for it, but that’s just my opinion.

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Moodistory works completely offline on your iPhone / © NextPit

You can purchase the Moodistory application for $ 4.99 from the Apple App Store.

Top note

Ah, you can never have enough note-taking apps when you’re on an Android smartphone. How about this one? What? A note taking AND productivity app? With a pomodoro function ?!

Headnote is a free and ad-free application that allows you to add a task planner, reminder, and pomodoro timer to your notes to completely optimize your time. The user interface is very nice and the tagging system makes it easy to organize your notes.

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The surface of Headnote is very clean / © NextPit

You can download Headnote from the Google PlayStore.

Time increase

I am fascinated by strange apps. I am actually fascinated by her fascination. I came across Time Rise while searching for apps on Reddit for this article. I noticed the developer’s contribution and around a hundred responses.

The concept of increasing time is pretty simple. It’s a timer that works like an hourglass or a clepsydra. To start the timer, you need to tilt your smartphone down like you would with an hourglass. An animation then scrolls across the screen to illustrate the passage of time over time.

In all honesty, I don’t know why this app was so successful. Yes, the user interface is neat, the app is free with no ads or in-app purchases, but that type of niche remains a mystery to me. It’s almost a meme actually, and I think that’s pretty awesome in some ways.

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Turn your smartphone into an hourglass / © NextPit

You can download the Time Rise app from the Google Play Store.

XAgo – keep track of things

XAgo is an activity tracker, but it keeps track of activities that you don’t do enough, or at least not often enough. The idea is to identify tasks or activities that are important to you that you need or want to do regularly and often in order to feel good about yourself.

XAgo then reminds you if you haven’t done a certain activity for too long. Read a good book, exercise, get some fresh air, etc.

You can think of this as a productivity tool, but I see XAgo more as a wellness application. The goal is not to call you to order, but to get you out of your day-to-day life and do something more essential. The application is free, no ads, no in-app purchases, no account, and the pastel finish is very beautiful.

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Do not lose sight of the essentials / © NextPit

You can download the XAgo – Keep Track app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


Every week I try to find a game that is WTF enough to be more original than the other mobile games without selling you a microtransaction trap. JankerUp !, which is unfortunately only available in the Play Store, is a stone, paper and scissors game presented as a fighting game.

Yes it is a fighting game. But the goal isn’t to randomly pound all the buttons on the controller like your little cousin did when he humiliated you with Eddie on Tekken 3 back then. No, instead you only have three buttons (stone, sheet and scissors), a bit of luck or bad luck, but mostly timing.

The graphic atmosphere is very nice, with a Japanese style and good animation. I would have preferred a more aggressive soundtrack to emphasize the fighting side, even if it means driving the joke to the end. The game offers a single player campaign or a multiplayer mode. You can unlock multiple characters.

And, big surprise, the game is free with no ads and the only in-app purchase of € 1.39 is only used to unlock all characters at once (no win, the differences between characters are only cosmetic). The gameplay is very simple, but the progression curve is interesting. In my opinion, it’s really a great hobby game.

You can download the game JankenUp! from the Google Play Store.

What do you think of this selection? Have you already tried any 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.


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