Like every weekend, we meet at NextPit for my selection of 5 free or paid mobile apps and games that caught my eye on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Every week I try to give you the best possible apps that are not personal data traps or microtransaction nests. To my own results, I also add the apps that the NextPit community has found and shared on our forum, which I invite you to consult.
From mobile games to productivity apps, here are NextPits 5 free and paid Android / iOS apps this week. We publish this selection every week, you can also consult my 5 apps from last week.
Free Games – Zoo 2: Animal Park
Your animals, your success, this zoo game
Proton Calendar (Android)
Have you been to Protonmail? The client, which encrypts your emails end-to-end and keeps its servers in Switzerland to avoid most intrusion or external 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 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, f .ex.).
Of course, the application does not contain advertisements, but in-app purchases can be expected if you want to unlock more features such as creating and managing multiple calendars.
- Price: free / Ads: no / in-app purchases: yes / Account: required / French language: yes
This productivity application is perhaps the one with the most beautiful interface I have tried. The calendar feed is very ergonomic and the interactions in the app are super intuitive. Visually, I really like that everything is accessible and easy to understand. You have an airy view of your program for the day, which suddenly becomes easier to understand.
I also like that we can quickly filter the events according to the selected calendar, personal / work / etc. The interface can also be customized and quite frankly, I know I’ve said it many times before, but how beautiful it is 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
Gift card for Google Play Store
See offers from 15 to 100 euros
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 preview and format it (for example, display the image of the front page of an article). You can also quickly edit an image before adding it (for example, cropping it).
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 normal price drops to € 9.99.
- Price: free / Ads: no / in-app purchases: yes (€ 6.99) / Account: not required / French language: no
Merge Metronome (Android)
It will not have passed you by, I am not a great athlete and even less a runner. But according to the developer of this app, it can be beneficial to run in time with a metronome. The idea is to keep a certain pace and optimize energy consumption and endurance by controlling the number of steps per minute you perform.
But running on the background of “tic tac tic tac”, it’s fine 5 minutes. This is why Merge Metronome allows you to synchronize the sound of the metronome according to the speed you choose and your music. However, do not expect to use Spotify or any other streaming music service, everything is done locally. But the app supports most MP3, M4A, AAC, OGA, FLAC, WAV, PCM and AIFF audio files. The app is free, without ads or in-app purchases.
- Price: free / Ads: no / In-app purchases: no / Account: not required / French language: no
App Store gift card
See offers from 15 to 100 euros
Grammarian Ltd (Android and iOS)
This game is for all those whose main task in life is to let everyone who wants to listen know that they master the French language better than you. Do you drool at the thought of holding me for a spelling mistake? This mobile game is for you.
In Grammarian Ltd, you will be playing as a young mathematician in the future in 2099, and by chance you will find yourself practicing the wonderful profession of spell checking. For yes, in the future, any form of communication must be done with impeccable spelling and those who deviate 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 a cyberpunk touch. The game costs € 6.49, but between us it is invaluable to prove with A plus B to a stranger that you know more than him. In addition, you get to work in your English to be meticulous in 2 languages (personally I am in 3 and it is really a pleasure every moment).
- Price: 6,49 € / Ads: no / in-app purchases: no / Account: not required / French language: no