With the change of the seasons always comes new things, and this includes new apps for you to test out and integrate into your daily lives. Whether the apps you’re looking for are more for personal use or they’re to be implemented as part of a daily work tool, there are quite a few new additions to check out this month.
First up on the list is Oink, which is a digital wallet for kids and parents. The idea is for parents to be able to set up a manageable digital wallet that kids can access for purchases online and in retail stores, with full parental controls over the funds put inside. If you want to give your kids a little shopping freedom while also being able to teach them about the importance of money management, Oink is a good place to start.
Gluru is described as a smart personal assistant for busy people, and if you feel that other personal assistant apps haven’t gotten the job done then Gluru may be a solution for you. It works as a cloud-based file manager that has the capability to deliver needed files like calendar events or documents at the precise moment you need them so you don’t have to go hunting them down in the file manager yourself, but you can use it that way if you wish.
With the popularity of game streaming on the rise, there seem to be more and more live streaming apps being made available to Android users. One of those is Mirrativ which lets you live stream any game as the name suggests. It requires Android 5.0+ so there’s the one caveat, but it’s easy to use and allows you to either watch or broadcast your own Android gameplay. Additionally it lets you broadcast any screen on your phone, and not just games. Plus it’s free.
If you’re a frequent traveler or you simply like to save money and get the prices when you do travel, Hopper is worth looking into. It helps you find the best prices on airfare and will alert you if it finds a better price, as well as notify you if it determines you’re already being shown the best deal and suggests you buy immediately to avoid price increases.
TUFFS Notification Shortcuts
If you value efficiency and like using shortcuts with your Android device, TUFFS is a tool which you might find invaluable. It places shortcuts to apps and system settings/apps in your pull down notification tray for quicker access. It’s also customizable and has a little bit of privacy control as you can disable the ability to see these shortcuts from the lock screen.
Send is basically an email client for Office 365 accounts that looks and feels like a text message app. All the people you can send messages to are your Office 365 email contacts, and when they get a message it’ll come through to them as an email, but through send you’re able to view it like a text. It also only shows you email conversations which you have started in Send so things stay separate also making them more organized.
Khan Academy is all about education and learning. It’s a treasure trove of sorts of all kinds of content including videos to help just about anyone learn anything from various topics like math, science, economics and more. It’s all free, has no ads or IAP’s and it ranges all the way from early learning to high school and college level courses.
If you own a Moto 360 and you’re wanting to track your activities and fitness stats, the Moto Body app is for you. It’ll track all your daily activities from calories burned to steps taken and plenty of stuff in between. You can also see your tracked heart activity, see stats on a weekly or monthly basis as well as look at trends, and the app can help you better reach your goals with tips and insights based on the data it receives through tracking.
Chromecast for Smartband Talk
This will only be useful to Sony Smartband Talk owners, but for those who have it and a Chromecast or two, or three around the home, this is a very useful tool. Controling the playback of content is easy enough from your smartphone or tablet, but with this app those who also use the Smartband Talk can pause play/resume play content right from their wrist without having to touch their phone or tablet, and it allows you to view how much of the content is left with a little progress bar.
Google Wallet (New)
Last but not least is the new Google Wallet app. This is a completely new application separate from the old version (which actually transformed into Android Pay after the launch) and is now simply used for transferring money to other Wallet users. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it has a snazzy new interface.