Our top 5 Android and iOS apps of the week – NextPit International | Hot Mobile Press

Like every weekend, we meet at 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.

Every week I try to offer you the best possible apps that aren’t data traps or microtransaction nests. In addition to my own finds, I also add the apps found 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 check my 5 apps from the last week.

Free game – Dinosaur Park
Create your own Jurassic Park

App Blocker (Android)

AppBlocker is a digital wellness app that helps you better manage your screen time and block certain apps either because they’re distracting or often stress you out.

The application starts analyzing your usage in the last seven days before installation. It shows how much time you spent on your smartphone on average and which applications this time was spent on. You can then create a blocking profile by specifying the time window, the apps to be blocked and the type of blocking (notifications, launch).

You can even block the web version of some applications like Twitter so you don’t cheat with your browser. AppBlocker also offers a quick blocking mode if you’re too lazy to create an entire profile. There’s also a strict mode that prevents you from changing the terms of a ban in a specific time slot, to force you to stick to your goals even if you change your mind at the last minute.

The application is very complete in its free version, but it has some ads that you can remove for a subscription fee of $4.99 per month. You will also unlock additional features like a stats tab and screen time resources etc…

  • Price: free / advertising: yes / in-app purchases: yes ($4.99 per year) / account: not required

The AppBlocker application allows you to better manage your screen time and block applications that bother you. / © NextPit

Beautiful Mind Map (Android)

This productivity application is a community find shared on our forum. It allows you to visualize and prioritize your ideas when working on a large project.

You can create tree structures (several formats are available) to schematize your thoughts and not get lost. The UI is pretty minimal and I think it’s more relevant on a tablet. The application is free, contains no ads or in-app purchases.

You can either create your own patterns or choose from the many templates based on your needs.

  • Price: free / advertising: no / in-app purchases: no / account: not required
Beautiful screenshots of Mind Maps app

The Nice Mind Maps app is a great way to visualize, organize and prioritize your ideas / © NextPit

Heavenly Sounds (Android)

Come on, we started wellness and I broke the mood by topping it off with a healthy dose of productivity. So let’s get another dose of serenity with this application that plays heavenly sounds.

Basically, they are white noises that want to immerse you in a spacious, soothing atmosphere. The developer’s description sounds a bit like a therapy crystal salesman as he claims that the “sounds are based on the mythological and astrological profile of each planet, star and other stellar body. We took the scientific properties and spiritual significance of the planets and explored space phenomena and created custom sound profiles to tune you into the energy of the planets.”

there there But hey, otherwise the app’s interface is very nice, although it contains ads. Only the sounds of the planets of our solar system are free and to unlock the others you have to pay $2.99 ​​for the Pro version.

  • Price: free / advertising: no / in-app purchases: yes ($2.99) / Account: not required
Screenshots of the Sky Sounds app

The Celestial Sounds app has a gamification dimension with levels to unlock / © NextPit

Free game – Animal Zoo 2
Take care of all your animals

Egg Timer (Android & iOS)

We don’t play around with boiled eggs at my house. It’s a subtle, deeply and fundamentally French art that really strikes me as a Madeleine de Proust.

But I’m not going to be lyrical about what’s really just a simple timer to boil your eggs. The interface is pretty and ergonomic, there are some handy settings for different types of cooking, and no ads or in-app purchases in sight. The developer also offers a similar app for preparing steaks.

But on this point I’m much less demanding as – prepare to insult me ​​purists – I eat my steaks well cooked and nothing else! YES, I said it!

  • Price: free / advertising: no / in-app purchases: no / account: not required
Screenshots of the EggTimer application

Never miss your boiled eggs again with the EggTimer app / © NextPit

cryo (iOS)

Let’s finish with another app that is truly essential to your existence, you don’t have to thank me. Cryo is a wellness app that aims to help you mentally prepare for a cold shower.

The app offers you a timer to track the progress of this agony, which apparently is good for your health. And it also broadcasts countdowns out loud because after months of work the developer must have figured out that nobody actually takes their iPhone in the shower.

The app is free, has no ads, and the developer says they’re working on implementing voice commands so you can set and control the timer without having to wet your precious iPhone.

  • Price: free / Ads: no / In-app purchases: yes ($21.99 per year) / Account: not required
Cryo app screenshots

You take your iPhone into the shower / © NextPit

What do you think of our picks this week? Have you found other interesting apps or games in Google Play Store or Apple App Store?

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