With voice calling on WhatsApp, the first sighting of Meerkat on Android and a number of other notable names hitting the virtual shelves, March was a busy month in the the Google Play store.
Here, we’ve got the best new and updated apps from last month in one place for your easy perusal. We’ve split this story over two pages to make it easier for you, but if you’d rather read it all as one, just click here.
Once you’re set up, just tap the Calls tab, then select the new call icon and then a contact. It’s not yet available for iOS users, but it should be in mere weeks, according to WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton.
Flynx is a lightweight Android browser that tries to make it easy for you to have an uninterrupted browsing experience by removing clutter.
For starters, it’s more minimalist than some of the alternatives, and it allows you to easily organize your reading lists to stop you being distracted by multiple pages at once.
It uses an algorithm to detect articles on blogs or links to social media and condenses them all into a globe icon. Tapping on the links you want to read first opens them in the background, and tapping the icon opens them in reading mode. Double tapping allows you to save content for offline viewing later.
Flynx is free, but only allows for four saves at any one time, which limits its usefulness somewhat. We’d expect to see a paid option to remove this limit in the future, though.
The activity list now has a flatter look, and displays your relevant info front-and-center, allowing you to concentrate on running, rather than your phone. The Start, Me and Friends tabs have all been tweaked a little too.
If 11 new and updated apps wasn’t enough to satisfy your needs, check out our roundup of 60 of the best Android apps from 2014 too. Or if you’re an iOS user, you can check out our monthly iPhone and iPad roundup.