Every weekend we meet at NextPit to review my picks of 5 free or paid mobile apps and games that caught my eye on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Every week I’ll try to offer you the best possible apps that aren’t data traps or microtransaction hells. In addition to my own discoveries, I’ve also included apps discovered by the NextPit community and shared through our forums, which I invite you to review.
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 check my 5 free apps from the last week.
Tochi – mood tracker, diary (Android)
Tochi is an emotional tracking application that makes it easy to track your daily highs and lows, moods and other symptoms related to common mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression and/or PTSD.
You can identify your mood using emotional “orbs,” which are colored spheres based on a dominant emotion. You can also record your various emotional triggers and exercises to better control them.
The application seems very complete and the interface is very easy to use. On the other hand, it comes with tons of ads and for the paid version that offers lifetime unlock, you have to shell out a whopping $29.99! That’s a lot of money. There are many alternatives that are far more limited in their functionality, but they won’t cost you a single penny.
- Price: Free / To sue: none / In App Purchases: Yes / Account: Not required.
Onvy Mindful Health Companion (iOS)
ONVY is a fitness companion app that you can use if you have an Apple Watch, connected watch or fitness tracker and wear one while you sweat and work out.
Onvy provides tracking and analysis of your activity, focusing on 4 areas: recovery, activity, mindfulness and stress. At a glance you can see how and what part of your health is changing (hopefully for the better!). Onvy also offers you personalized guides and recommendations on how to optimize different aspects of your health step by step.
ONVY uses the functions of Apple’s Health app and integrates data via HealthKit. You have the option at any time to manage the data release individually and to adjust it to your preferences. But it also works with wearable devices from Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, and Oura.
- Price: Free / To sue: none / In App Purchases: none / Account: Necessary.
NothinK – custom widgets (Android)
Nothing lets you create widgets inspired by Nothing’s design language. The application is just a collection of widgets and wallpapers. To add them to your home screen and get them working, you need to go through the KWGT application, which allows you to create and customize widgets.
The process isn’t very intuitive, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it. And the widgets are, on the whole, quite functional and visually very classy. On the other hand, the application is not free and costs $1.49.
- Price: $1.49 / To sue: none / In App Purchases: none / Account: Not required.
Notion – Notes, Projects, Documents (iOS)
At NextPit, we love productivity tools and we love using a different platform for every day-to-day task. Basecamp, Officely, Jamboard, Google Meet/Calendar/Sheet, Slack etc. Being able to organize our workflow digitally is awesome and I really (no) love it!
Notion falls into this category of collaborative platforms, but you can also use it for yourself to better organize your projects. Think of it as a steroid notes app.
The basic free application is already extremely complete, but you can of course upgrade to a paid plan for a subscription fee of $4.99 per month or $47.99 per year. Time to supercharge your life by organizing it around an app!
- Price: Free / To sue: none / In App Purchases: Yes ($4.99/month or $47.99/year) / Account: Necessary.
Apex Legends Mobile (Android and iOS)
Apex Legends is one of the countless Fortnite clones, but one that executed fairly well and more or less managed to stand out thanks to its ping system (the fact that you can ping each other!). I’ve been waiting for the release of the mobile port, but it’s not the only one.
Honestly, I’ve been waiting for the mobile port of this game for months. And this week it was finally released! I haven’t been able to test it yet, but it’s one of the first things I’ll do once I’m done writing this article. Basically, a Battle Royale mode awaits you in which you have to eliminate all enemies in a huge arena. Everyone for himself, alone or in a team.
The gameplay is in FPS mode, so you’re playing in first-person perspective and it comes in a multiplayer format only. Of course, you have to expect some pretty aggressive monetization like that found on Call of Duty Mobile or Fortnite. But it feels good to have a bit of freshness in the mobile shooter market.
- Price: Free / To sue: none / In App Purchases: Yes many!) / Account: Necessary.
What do you think of this week’s picks? Have you already tried some of the apps on this list? What would be your Android and/or iOS apps of the week?