As a custom, we have been publishing a new issue of ‘Top 5 Best Android Apps You Must Try’ every month and that’s what December 2023 brings to the table. From apps that let you align your day better to apps that enable you to wander in new cities in new countries, here are the top 5 best Android apps we scouted for you that will be useful in various use cases.
Traveling to a new place in a new country is great but nowadays, staying connected to the internet is often a priority for people who would love to update their status, upload a few pics and videos or work while traveling abroad or workcation. You can find physical SIM cards in any foreign country but the exorbitant and often unregulated charges may put you off.
Fortunately, that’s not the case with Nomad. All you need is a eSIM-supported phone and the Nomad app and you are good to go. Nomad lets you experience local connectivity with over 165+ destinations. It essentially bypasses queries and the activation time of physical SIM cards. Moreover, there’s always the advantage of switching SIMs when you travel from one place to another. You can choose calling and data plans right from within the app.
If you are a traveler, a wanderlust, or someone who thinks he/she is made to travel, Polarsteps is an app for you. Trusted by over 5mn users, Polarsteps lets you record your route automatically. It is an all-in-one travel app to plan, track, and share your journey with others.
It lets you find places to visit, an itinerary planner to build your stops and next destination, and much more. Relive your moments tracing every place you visited or share with your family, friends, or followers through travel stats and photos like never before.
WiFi has become a must in every household thanks to access to the world of the internet and the flood of opportunities it brings to the table. However, there’s nothing as annoying as a weak WiFi signal. Well, it turns out it could be the place you are using the phone or device causing the WiFi signal to dampen translating into poor speeds.
With WiFi Heatmap, ensure optimum WiFi signal strength. As the name suggests, the app lets you build a WiFi heatmap after analyzing the strength of the signal, interference, latency, and other WiFi parameters. It can be an instrument app to decide where the sweet spot is for WiFi or which place requires a WiFi signal extender. It also lets you check the interference that could be buffering you from accessing high-speed internet all this while. Try it out now!
Download: WiFi Heatmap
Money Manager Expense & Budget
Expense tracking and financial planning are often considered insignificant but that shouldn’t be the case. It is crucial to track your expenses for bookkeeping. The app tracks all your expenses and financial transactions and reviews reports on daily, weekly, or monthly.
The app tracks everything from the money coming into the money going out and puts these transactions into apt categories that make it easy to see where you might be bleeding and where there’s room for more spending. It’s as simple as that.
Download: Money Manager Expense & Budget
Have you ever heard of macros and device automation? Well, MacroDroid is an app that gives you the capability to automate tasks on your phone with no steep learning curve. There’s no rocket science in configuring MacroDroid, unlike Tasker. You can trigger the phone to launch Spotify when the headphone is connected or turn on Wi-Fi when you reach a certain location such as your home or office.
All you have to do is select a trigger (from 70+ triggers available) and an action (100+ actions available) and voila. The app works smoothly for both beginners and experienced users as they can introduce logic like IF, THEN, ELSE, etc.
With that, we conclude our take on the top 5 best Android apps you must try this month. Of course, most of the apps listed here have iOS clients too which means if you are an iPhone user, you can download most of these apps too.