5 new Android and iOS applications to install on your smartphone

5 new Android and iOS applications to install on your smartphone

Like every weekend, we meet on NextPit for my selection of 5 free or paid mobile applications and games that caught my eye on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

I try every week to bring you the best possible apps that aren’t personal data traps or microtransaction nests. To my own findings, I also add the apps unearthed by the NextPit community and shared on our forum, which I invite you to consult.

From mobile games to productivity apps, here are NextPit’s 5 free and paid Android/iOS apps this week. We publish this selection every week, you can also consult my 5 apps of the last week.

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Proton Calendar (Android)

Been to Protonmail? The client that encrypts your emails end-to-end and keeps its servers in Switzerland to escape most intrusions or outside interference offers this application in beta. You must have a Protonmail account to access the Proton Calendar beta.

The application offers most of the features expected of a diary, with the creation and editing of events and reminders, widgets, recurring tasks and events, all end-to-end encrypted and zero access (for recipients and attendees of your events, for example).

The application obviously does not contain advertisements but in-app purchases are to be expected if you want to unlock more features such as the creation and management of several calendars.

  • Price: free / Ads: no / In-app purchases: yes / Account: required / French language: yes

You need a Protonmail account to participate in the Proton Calendar beta / © NextPit

Dey (iOS)

This productivity application is perhaps the one with the most beautiful interface that I have tried. The calendar feed is very ergonomic and the interactions within the app are super intuitive. Visually, I really like that everything is accessible and easy to understand. One has an airy vision of his program for the day which, suddenly, becomes easier to understand.

I also like the fact that we can quickly filter events according to the chosen calendar, personal/work/etc. The interface is also customizable and frankly, I know I’ve said it many times before but how beautiful is it visually. The application is paid, contains no ads or in-app purchases.

  • Price: €0.99 / Ads: no / In-app purchases: no / Account: required / French language: no
Dey iOS app screenshots

The Dey app’s interface is the coolest productivity app I’ve tested / © NextPit

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See offers from 15 to 100 euros

Note-It (iOS)

Another Note application, yes. But I like Note-It because the app allows you to increase your grades considerably. From the app’s home screen, you can quickly add either a link, text or an image. It’s intuitive and fast.

You can then add elements to your note and make it visually more “impactful” (I know that word does not exist). When you add a link, you can display a preview and format it (display the image of the front page of an article, for example). You can also quickly edit an image before adding it (crop it, for example).

In short, the notes are more fun to look at and the process is really easy to learn. The application is free, contains no ads but the free version is unfortunately limited to 5 notes. You can currently purchase the full version for €6.99 (one-time purchase) as part of an introductory offer before the regular price drops to €9.99.

  • Price: free / Ads: no / In-app purchases: yes (€6.99) / Account: not necessary / French language: no
Note-It iOS app screenshots

Note-It allows you to increase your notes and make them visually richer / © NextPit

Merge Metronome (Android)

This will not have escaped you, I am not a great sportsman and even less a runner. But according to the developer of this app, running to the beat of a metronome can be beneficial. The idea is to maintain a certain pace and optimize energy expenditure and endurance by controlling the number of strides per minute that you perform.

But running on a background of “tic tac tic tac”, it’s fine 5 minutes. That’s why Merge Metronome allows you to synchronize the sound of the metronome, according to the rate of your choice, and your music. Don’t expect to use Spotify or any other streaming music service though, everything is done locally. But the app supports most MP3, M4A, AAC, OGA, FLAC, WAV, PCM and AIFF audio files. The app is free, with no ads or in-app purchases.

  • Price: free / Ads: no / In-app purchases: no / Account: not necessary / French language: no
Merge Metronome app screenshots

A metronome to run in rhythm? Athletes can explain to me in the comments? / © NextPit

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Grammarian Ltd (Android & iOS)

This game is for all those whose main vocation in life is to let anyone who will listen know that they have a better command of the French language than you. Are you salivating at the thought of pinning me for a spelling mistake? This mobile game is for you.

In Grammarian Ltd, you play as a young mathematician in the future in 2099 and, by accident, find yourself practicing the wonderful profession of spell checker. Because yes, in the future, any form of communication must be done with impeccable spelling and those who derogate from these rules are socially, financially and even criminally sanctioned.

It’s a bit of a collabo/grammar nazi simulator but in a cartoon and colorful universe with cyberpunk touches. The game costs €6.49 but, between us, proving by A plus B to a stranger that you know more than him is priceless. In addition, it makes you work on your English to be pedantic in 2 languages ​​(personally, I am in 3 and it’s really a pleasure every moment).

  • Price: €6.49 / Ads: no / In-app purchases: no / Account: not necessary / French language: no