The 8 Best Mobile Apps for Learning and Improving English

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Being proficient in English writing and speaking skills is necessary to achieve success in your professional career. But most people struggle to learn the English language and vocabulary effectively. You might face problems in acquiring new words, recalling words you just learned, or worse—forget to use them often. If you’re unable to enroll in a class or find it difficult to dedicate time for learning, these Android and iPhone apps can help you learn English and strengthen vocabulary. And even if you speak English, there’s something for you here. Many of these apps will help native speakers build vocabulary, plus…

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learn-improve-english

Being proficient in English writing and speaking skills is necessary to achieve success in your professional career. But most people struggle to learn the English language and vocabulary effectively. You might face problems in acquiring new words, recalling words you just learned, or worse—forget to use them often.

If you’re unable to enroll in a class or find it difficult to dedicate time for learning, these Android and iPhone apps can help you learn English and strengthen vocabulary.

And even if you speak English, there’s something for you here. Many of these apps will help native speakers build vocabulary, plus some of them will let you learn other languages.

The Best Apps for Learning English

There are many ways to learn or improve your skills in a particular language. You can enroll in an online course or class. But if that doesn’t work, you can also use mobile apps for learning a language. They make learning fun, accessible, and intuitive.

1. Duolingo: Learn Languages for Free

If you want to learn a language from the beginning, then Duolingo should be your first choice. Choose the target language and your native language to start. Pick your daily goal and choose whether you want to start at the beginning or take a placement test to assess your language skills. Each lesson in Duolingo consists of several modules.

You must move through the material sequentially and unlock sections to progress. Fully completed modules turn gold and sections you’ve just started appear in color with a progress bar beneath them. Each module has different types of exercises. Most lessons feature questions with pictures, translation exercises, listen-and-write exercises, and multiple choice questions.

In some lessons, you must listen to a sentence and write in the target language. Others ask you to translate a written sentence to the target language and vice-versa. Duolingo also shows you a module of your weakest words. You can strengthen those words and revise them anytime.

Download: Duolingo for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

2. Hello English: Comprehensive Way to Learn English

Hello English is an all-in-one package for learning the English language and improving your skills. It covers all aspects of language learning including grammar, spelling, vocabulary, spoken skills, and reading skills. In the beginning, choose your native language and take a short test to assess your English proficiency. The app will then recommend a lesson that works best for you.

There are 475 interactive lessons with increasing difficulty level. The beginner lessons are free. As you progress with each level, you’ll start earning coins. Use these coins to unlock more lessons. In areas with a poor internet connection, you can download lessons for offline use.

The Practice tab features interactive games. You can practice with news, articles, audio, videos, and more. Every successful completion of a game rewards you with coins. If you subscribe to this app, you get to learn all the lessons, unlock a memory map to revise the words you’ve learned, and have a one-on-one discussion with teachers.

Download: Hello English for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

3. Beelinguapp: Learn Language With Audiobooks

Beelinguapp uses audiobooks to help you learn different languages. The app is simple to use. Select a novel in the language you want to learn and read text in your language side-by-side. To aid in language learning, you can also add words to your glossary, read news in your native language and translate it into the target language, and more.

You can even learn the language by following the narrator of the audiobook with a karaoke-style animation to know precisely what they’re saying. The premium version of the app offers offline audiobooks, new texts every week, and can translate individual words from the glossary.

Download: Beelinguapp for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

4. Flowlingo: Learn Language With News, Books, and Videos

Flowlingo uses the immersion technique to help you learn a language. You’ll find individual tabs for websites, videos, music, books, and one for words you’re learning. Once you select a target language, a lot of content will appear in that language. For example, it includes links to popular websites from BuzzFeed, CNN, Wikipedia, and more.

When reading a book, select a difficulty level from Basic to Max. On Basic, every word will include a translation, with none in Max. When watching a video, you can listen and read along as the video progresses. You can also tap words to add them to your flashcards to save and review later. When reviewing words, the app shows you pictures to help you recall the words.

Download: Flowlingo for Android | iOS (Free)

The Best Apps for Expanding English Vocabulary

Improving English vocabulary is crucial for clearing exams like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, plus general academic development. Mobile apps offer various approaches to language learning with study materials, control learning progress, and let you review what you’ve learned.

5. Knudge.me: Improve Vocabulary in a Scientific Way

Knudge.me helps you learn and improve English vocabulary in an effective and scientific way. The app leverages artificial intelligence and gamification to simplify the learning process. It offers you different types of courses, multimedia aids, and word games to help you excel in vocabulary. There are courses like common English phrasal verbs, difference between confusing words, and a vocabulary builder of various levels.

Based on your selection, bite-sized content gets unlocked through notifications every few hours. Through a flashcard, it teaches you the meaning of words with pictures and specific examples. The app will shuffle the words you’ve learned with new ones, so you don’t get bored.

Questions repeat to check whether you’ve learned the words or not. For every correctly answered question, you earn a credit. Knudge.me also offers twelve different word games focused on enhancing vocabulary, reading, and writing speed. You can even create a challenge to play those games with your friends.

Download: Knudge.me for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

6. Vocabulary Builder: Designed for Competitive Exams

Vocabulary builder from Magoosh helps you learn exam-level words for various competitive exams. The app consists of three sections: general words for GRE and GMAT, high school words for ACT and SAT, and English learner words for TOEFL and IELTS.

Once you choose a section, the app features multiple categories (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) and levels within each category. On each level, the app asks you multiple choice questions. All you have to do is choose a correct meaning. Don’t worry if you answer any question incorrectly—it’s part of the learning process.

The app uses spaced repetition technique, which means that it’ll ask you the same questions periodically until you master them. You can also engage with a random user to play a turn-by-turn game where Vocabulary Builder randomly chooses 20-25 difficult words. Your goal is to answer those questions correctly before time runs out.

Download: Vocabulary Builder by Magoosh for Android | iOS (Free)

7. Vocabulary Word: Learn the English Vocabulary You Want

You most likely consult a dictionary to find the meaning of a word. But this is not the best method to learn new words. Dictionary apps don’t let you memorize the word, and they lack context or multimedia aids to help you recall a word. That’s where this app can be useful.

You can add words to your vocabulary list from any app. Select any word, press the three-dot menu, and tap Vocabulary List. Or you can share a word through the Share menu. The word gets added to the My List tab. When you tap that word, you’ll see details including definition, wiki link, synonyms, example sentences, and a searchable note or tag.

The Discover tab consists of both easy and difficult words. You can add a word from the discover tab to your list. Once you start filling your words on the My List tab, you’ll see periodic notifications to help you memorize that word. The app also lets you take a quiz with a quick word game. If you’re an avid book reader, this app is great for learning targeted vocabulary.

Download: Vocabulary Word: Vocabula lexicon for Android (Free, subscription available)

8. AnkiDroid Flashcards: Old-School Word Learning

Anki is an excellent app to make remembering anything easy. Download the Anki apps for every device you use and log in to your AnkiWeb account. Click the Import File button to import your own set of words. You can also choose from the vast library of shared flashcard decks. Anki’s Vocabulary.com and 4000 essential English words are popular ones to begin with.

AnkiDroid is a companion Android app for Anki. Tap the blue plus button to create new flashcards. The deck list is the screen you’ll see when you launch the app. It displays a list of your decks, which contain all your flashcards. To work on the cards in a deck, tap the Study button to switch to study mode. As you learn and review the material, the app will sync your progress with the desktop.

Once you’re familiar with Anki’s flashcards, try creating your custom vocabulary list. The review system of Anki’s flashcards is superior to other learning methods. Anki supports both active recall and spaced repetition techniques to ensure that whatever you’re learning goes into your long-term memory.

Download: AnkiDroid Flashcards for Android (Free) | AnkiMobile Flashcards for iOS ($25)

The Secret to Language Learning

There are many advantages to learning a new language. It expands your professional options, improves your perception, and strengthens your all-around academic development. With so many easy-to-use apps, there’s no reason to skip vocabulary and English language learning.

However, there are no hard-and-fast rules for learning a new language. The more you surround yourself with the language you’re learning, the more of it you’ll retain. If this interests you, then read these techniques to learn a new language.

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The 15 Best Offline Music Player Apps for Android

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Are you tired of streaming music? It feels like everyone is talking about how to stream this, how to stream that, how to stream from PC to phone, etc. Yet while streaming can be convenient, it also eats up your mobile data. With mobile providers becoming more stingy with data plans and data caps, maybe it’s time we go back to offline music files. To do this, you’re going to need a good music player app—and for your convenience, we’ve done the research for you. Here are the best offline music player apps for Android, some which you may not…

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Are you tired of streaming music? It feels like everyone is talking about how to stream this, how to stream that, how to stream from PC to phone, etc. Yet while streaming can be convenient, it also eats up your mobile data.

With mobile providers becoming more stingy with data plans and data caps, maybe it’s time we go back to offline music files.

To do this, you’re going to need a good music player app—and for your convenience, we’ve done the research for you. Here are the best offline music player apps for Android, some which you may not have heard about.

Note: Many popular music streaming apps like Spotify and YouTube Music offer the ability to download music for offline playback, but we’re not going to include those here.

The Best Free Offline Music Player Apps for Android

1. AIMP

At first glance, AIMP looks a bit overly simplistic. Flat interface designs are currently in, but AIMP’s approach feels a bit empty. Maybe that’s the point. This app gets straight to the point: it plays your music and doesn’t muck around with distractions.

It handles nearly all audio file types—including lossy and lossless formats—and it comes with a 29-band equalizer, which is rare to see in music players. It can also mix multi-channel files to stereo and/or mono. Overall, if you can get past the interface, it’s a solid choice that won’t let you down.

Download: AIMP (Free)

2. JetAudio

JetAudio comes in both free and premium versions, but you get so much in the free version that most users won’t even need the latter. The only downside is that the free version is supported by ads, but they aren’t intrusive, so they’re tolerable.

Here’s what you get: a 10-band equalizer with 32 presets, lossy and lossless support, effects like reverb and x-bass, playback speed control, automatic gain control, and more.

JetAudio Plus costs $4 and comes with a 20-band equalizer, built-in tag editor, over a dozen widgets, and a few other convenience features.

Download: JetAudio (Free)

3. Rocket Player

Rocket Player has been around for a few years now, and it has come a long way since its inception. A lot of the bugs have been fixed, it performs much smoother now, and the feature set has expanded by a lot.

For free, you get a 10-band equalizer with several presets, over 30 themes, a built-in tag editor, Chromecast support, a sleep timer, a nifty playlist manager, and even support for podcasts.

Get Rocket Player Premium for $4 to unlock gapless playback, replay gain, crossfading, tag editing, expanded support for audio formats. and more.

Download: Rocket Player (Free)

4. Phonograph

Phonograph is often considered to be the best-looking music player app, mainly because of the many built-in theme color sets and the fact that the interface colors dynamically change to match the content on the screen.

It’s pretty standard as far as features go, so don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles, but if you just want a simple listening experience that never gets in your way, Phonograph may be the app for you.

Download: Phonograph (Free)

5. Pixel Player

If you’ve come this far down the list and aren’t satified with the “lightweight” options further up, then we recommend giving Pixel Player a try. It’s lesser known, as evidenced by its number of reviews, but it’s pretty darn good.

It only supports basic file formats, but it has a 5-band equalizer with bass boost, gapless playback, a built-in tag editor, and a few options for customization, such as themes and colors. Most notably, Pixel Player can analyze what you listen to and suggest more music that matches your tastes.

Download: Pixel Player (Free)

6. Impulse Music Player

What makes Impulse Music Player different? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s designed to be a gesture-controlled music player, making it perfect for any situation where you’re preoccupied—such as when you’re driving!

In addition to gesture controls, Impulse Music Player supports a number of useful features: 5-band equalizer with bass boost and virtualizer, gapless playback, crossfade, metadata editing, automatic album art downloads, and more.

This music player app is no gimmick. It’s highly functional and definitely worth giving a try.

Download: Impulse Music Player (Free)

7. Shuttle Player

Intuitive and lightweight. That’s what separates Shuttle Player from most other music players. It feels smooth and it runs well on older devices, and while there isn’t anything distinctive about the interface, it’s easy enough to use.

Free features include a 6-band equalizer with bass boost, gapless playback, several theme options, a sleep timer, and a few customizable widgets.

Shuttle+ costs $3 and grants a few extra features: built-in tag editor, folder browsing, Chromecast support, and a few more themes.

Download: Shuttle Player (Free)

8. BlackPlayer

BlackPlayer is the best free music player I’ve ever used. It’s clean, it’s modern, it’s lovely on the eyes, it’s easy to navigate, and it’s packed with features: 5-band equalizer, gapless playback, scrobbling, and sleep timer.

A premium version does exist, called BlackPlayer EX, which has extra themes, fonts, more settings to tweak, more ways to customize your experience, a visualizer, better sorting, and a first taste of all future features. For just $3, it’s well worth it.

Download: BlackPlayer (Free)

9. DoubleTwist

DoubleTwist has been around for a while (we first reviewed it way back in 2012), and after all this time, it feels a bit outdated in terms of what it offers.

As a music player, it gets the job done—at least there aren’t any ads, even in the free version—and the interface is quite nice too, but there’s nothing too special about it anymore. It’s still good! It’s just not great anymore.

DoubleTwist Pro is available for $8, which grants AirSync (syncing your music to your PC over Wi-Fi), AirPlay (streaming to devices like Apple TV or Sonos), and a 10-band equalizer.

Download: DoubleTwist (Free)

10. PlayerPro

Again, PlayerPro has all of the standard premium music player features, so choosing it comes down to its interface. While most non-Material apps are ugly, PlayerPro’s unique design is both attractive and satisfying to use.

Special convenience features include importing music history and ratings from desktop music players, custom smart playlists, voice search and Google Now integration, and free complementary plugins.

Download: PlayerPro (Free)

11. Pulsar

If you’re using an older device with outdated hardware, a lot of modern apps may frustrate you with lag and choppiness. Well, Pulsar strikes the perfect balance between a gorgeous appearance and lightweight performance.

It comes at a price—a lack of big advanced features—but that doesn’t mean Pulsar is barebones. You still get smart playlists, fast search, gapless playback, and a built-in tag editor that works quite well. For the 5-band equalizer, bass booster, and reverb features, you’ll need to upgrade to Pulsar Pro for $3.

Download: Pulsar (Free)

The Best Paid Offline Music Player Apps for Android

For us, the difference between a “free” and “paid” app is whether the free version can be used indefinitely. While some of the above apps do have paid versions with extra features, the following apps only offer limited free trials.

12. n7player

n7player has a beautifully sleek interface, and at this price point where all competing apps pretty much have the same feature set, the interface could be the one deciding factor. And for that, n7player makes a solid case.

The 10-band equalizer, volume normalization, gapless playback—these things are all great, but n7player’s real selling point is its nuanced approach to organizing your library. Nothing is ever more than a few taps away.

Download: n7player ($3.49)

13. Neutron Player

Despite its outdated appearance, Neutron Player is one of the best music players out there—indeed, if you’re an audiophile, you’ll immediately recognize that the audio from this app is of utmost quality. It’s professional, one might say.

And that’s what distinguishes Neutron Player: it’s truly the music player for audiophiles. You’ll need to connect your device to a proper set of speakers to hear the difference, of course. It also comes with all the standard premium features you’d expect.

Download: Neutron Player ($6.99)

14. Poweramp

Poweramp is the only app on this list with over 1 million reviews, and that alone should speak volumes. The free trial lasts for 15 days, after which you’ll need to upgrade—and with a price tag of $4, it’s a pretty darn good value.

Poweramp has everything you’d need in an advanced music player: 10-band equalizer, gapless playback, crossfade, replay gain, a built-in tag editor, fast library scan, along with some other niceties like dynamic queues.

It’s the Honda of music players: it may not be luxurious, but it’s reliable.

Download: Poweramp ($3.99)

15. GoneMAD Player

GoneMAD Player is the perfect music app if you love tinkering and customizing every little detail to your heart’s content. Seriously, it has a built-in theme builder and over 250 options that you can tweak. Or choose from over 1,000 preset themes.

Other notable features, on top of the standard premium ones, include an optimized media library that supports 50,000+ songs, two shuffle modes, custom actions on queue completion, custom gestures, and multi-window support on some devices.

Download: GoneMAD Player ($3.99)

Which Android Music Player App Do You Like Best?

Not everyone wants to Spotify their music collection. Streaming music can be convenient, but it’s more reliable and doesn’t use as much data if you download music instead.

AIMP and Pixel Player are my music apps of choice, but you honestly can’t go wrong with any of the ones on this list. And don’t hesitate to shell out a few dollars to get the premium version of an app if you really like it!

By the way, even though most of these music apps have built-in equalizers, the one you choose may not. In that case, you can fall back on one of these sound-boosting equalizer apps for Android.

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6 of the Best Apps to Scan, Track, and Manage Receipts

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Whether it’s for tax purposes, business expense management, or personal budget interest, holding onto physical receipts is a bit of a hassle and chore. But luckily, with advancements in image recognition and financial apps, you can now keep track of your receipts using your smartphone. From general note-keeping apps with receipt scanning features to dedicated expense-tracking apps, here are six of the best apps to scan, track, and manage your receipts. 1. Expensify Expensify is one of the most popular receipt management apps thanks to its financial report and expense submission features. You can capture receipts through the app, plus…

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Whether it’s for tax purposes, business expense management, or personal budget interest, holding onto physical receipts is a bit of a hassle and chore. But luckily, with advancements in image recognition and financial apps, you can now keep track of your receipts using your smartphone.

From general note-keeping apps with receipt scanning features to dedicated expense-tracking apps, here are six of the best apps to scan, track, and manage your receipts.

1. Expensify

Expensify is one of the most popular receipt management apps thanks to its financial report and expense submission features. You can capture receipts through the app, plus import your credit card and generate mileage reports. You can submit these reports through the app by simply entering the recipient’s email address.

One drawback of the app is how long it takes to extract information from images after they’ve been captured. These scans can sometimes take a few hours, which detracts from the convenience factor of doing the text-recognition scan in the first place. The company says that this is because it prioritizes accuracy over speed—but other apps can scan accurately and take much less time.

Elements that work in the app’s favor are its professional look and its ability to track expenses for specific trips.

While the base app is free, this plan is limited to five scans a month. You can upgrade to a paid plan through the app if you want unlimited scans and some extra features.

Download: Expensify for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

2. Zoho Expense

Zoho Expense is part of Zoho’s larger suite of expense-tracking apps and software, but it has receipt management and text recognition built-in. This makes it useful for managing receipts, plus allows you to track expenses like mileage.

The free plan gives you 100 free scans a month, which is a huge allowance compared to many other receipt apps that limit OCR scans. Its scanning is also accurate and fast, usually generating correct information from a receipt in less than a minute. While the report generation functionality is a bit finicky, overall this receipt scanner app is efficient and effective.

Download: Zoho Expense for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

3. Evernote

Evernote is a general note-taking app, but the fact that it can recognize images with text makes it a useful receipt storage app too. This is especially true if you want to keep receipts recorded but don’t need to generate expense reports.

The app not only lets you take images of receipts to store, but it can also scan your gallery for images with text. Once you enable this function, Evernote will even notify you when you take a photo of a receipt with your main camera app and ask if you want to store it. The best way to sort your receipts, so that you can easily filter through them at a later stage, is to add a label specially for them.

If you need more powerful receipt management tools, you can opt for a dedicated app instead. But if you simply want to keep a record of receipts that you can easily sort through, Evernote is a useful tool that has other organizational features you can use in your daily life. Read our guide to Evernote for lots more.

Download: Evernote for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

4. Google Lens/Google Photos

There are two ways to keep your receipts organized using Google Lens—either through its integration with Google Assistant or through the Google Photos app. You can also access it a standalone app on Android, but it’s already available through the other apps, which is more convenient.

When used with Assistant, you can use the command Show me my receipts to generate a list of your latest receipts. In Android Oreo, the feature is fairly simplistic. But Android Pie is better able to recognize and sort these receipts.

You can also sort through receipts with Google Photos. Simple type receipts in your search bar and Photos will pull up any pictures of receipts.

These apps cannot generate reports for you, but they are still useful if you need to keep photos of your receipts. A major convenience is that Google Assistant and Photos are already pre-installed on many Android devices. This means you don’t need to download extra apps and can instead integrate your receipts management into an app that also manages your photos.

Download: Google Lens for Android (Free)
Download: Google Photos for Android | iOS (Free)
Download: Google Assistant for Android | iOS (Free)

5. Smart Receipts

Smart Receipts is another dedicated receipt management app that has the ability to generate reports and visualizations. It also has a variety of specific customization settings to help you organize your receipts according to your preferences.

The major drawback is that the free plan requires you to buy OCR scans if you don’t want to manually input values. You only receive two free OCR scans, and must purchase the rest inside the app. This would be fine for those who are willing to pay for the scans, but the OCR scan is not completely accurate at detecting prices of receipts. This means that you end up having to edit the total value—which defeats the point of why you paid for OCR scans.

Nevertheless, the generation of graphs and reports is a useful feature of the app. The fact that graphs auto-generate is especially handy and means you can easily keep up-to-date with the latest expenses. You can also upgrade to the premium version of the app through an in-app purchase, which is less expensive than buying Smart Receipts Plus separately on the Play Store.

Download: Smart Receipts for Android | iOS (Free, premium version available)

6. Receipts by Wave For Business

As the app’s title indicates, Receipts by Wave is primarily a business expense tracking tool. However, its website syncing and ability to scan multiple receipts at once makes it a robust tool for anyone looking to scan and track receipts. The app also lets you search your phone’s gallery for receipts.

The app’s OCR capabilities are impressively accurate, meaning you don’t have to waste much time editing receipt information. It is also one of the few receipt scanning apps that is truly free and doesn’t put limits on the number of scans you can do each month.

The only downside is that if you want to manage your receipts after submitting them, you will have to log into the Wave website. Otherwise, it is great at getting the job done.

Download: Receipts by Wave for Android | iOS (Free)

More Apps to Organize Your Finances

Receipt management apps are just one subset of the many apps that can help you manage your finances. Nowadays, there’s no shortage of digital tools that can help you craft your budget, keep a detailed record of your transactions, or visualize how you spend your money. Then there’s the multitude of smartphone apps you can use to complete payments.

If you want to do more than just record your expenses, but also want find ways to actually lower your spending, take a look at these apps and tools that will help you save money.

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The 10 Best Free Toolbox Apps for Android

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Every day our smartphones find ways to replace other physical items, such as music players and document scanners. This is no different for the traditional tools used in daily life, DIY projects, and on contractor jobs. Apps have made our toolboxes lighter with their nifty developments. So don’t worry about finding that missing flashlight or your roll of tape measure. Here are some of the best free apps that turn your phone into its own toolbox. Distance Measurement and Digital Tape Measure Apps 1. Measure Using augmented reality to provide measurements of everyday objects is a handy way to create…

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Every day our smartphones find ways to replace other physical items, such as music players and document scanners.

This is no different for the traditional tools used in daily life, DIY projects, and on contractor jobs. Apps have made our toolboxes lighter with their nifty developments. So don’t worry about finding that missing flashlight or your roll of tape measure.

Here are some of the best free apps that turn your phone into its own toolbox.

Distance Measurement and Digital Tape Measure Apps

1. Measure

Using augmented reality to provide measurements of everyday objects is a handy way to create a digital tape measure—and this is exactly what Google’s Measure app does. It’s one of Google’s great lesser-known Android apps.

With the app you can measure distance, length, and height using your camera. Trying to get AR measurement apps to work can be a hit-and-miss affair, but Measure is simple to use. Its tips and help section can guide you if you get confused, making it a user-friendly measurement app.

To get started, you need to scan an area with the app so it can detect the horizontal or vertical plane. Then select the measurement mode you would like to use (distance or elevation) onto the screen. You can adjust the lines to the desired points and the app will estimate the size of the object. Note that the app requires a well-lit and clutter-free area.

Download: Measure (Free)

2. Smart Ruler

This is as simple a tool as it gets. Smart Ruler acts as a digital ruler that you can use for small measurements. Put any object you want to measure on the screen of your Android device, then touch its corner to detect the width or length.

You’ll find a variety of ruler apps available, but we like Smart Ruler because it’s straightforward to use. It also allows you to set the start and end points of an object when you touch the screen, adding an extra element of ease.

Download: Smart Ruler (Free)

Other Measurement and Level Tool Apps

3. Sound Meter

This app measures the decibel values of surrounding environmental noise. To help guide you, Sound Meter also provides examples of equivalent noise levels for comparison. For example, the 30-decibel range is similar to the volume of a whisper, while 72 decibels is closer to loud music.

There’s no shortage of similar apps on the Play Store, but we found that this one had the best accuracy and detection of changing sound levels.

Download: Sound Meter (Free)

4. Laser Level

Laser Level is a leveling app for Android that includes an incredibly useful spirit/bubble level mode. This means that you can measure angles and whether a surface is level in multiple ways using the app.

It even has a built-in clinometer for those who want to accurately measure angles.

Download: Laser Level (Free)

Utility Apps for Android

5. Metal Detector

Metal Detector does exactly what the name states—it uses your smartphone’s sensors to detect the presence of metal based on magnetic fields. This can help you find metal studs in the wall or possible pipes in the ground.

Of course, it’s not as effective as an actual metal detector or stud finder. But it’s free and can help you get a better gauge on the presence of metal for the occasional odd job.

Download: Metal Detector (Free)

6. Flashlight

The Flashlight app by Ruddy Rooster isn’t the most popular app by download numbers, but its simple interface and useful tools make it one of the best flashlight apps for Android. It features a simple flashlight that uses your camera’s LED flash, but it also has Morse code and strobe effects. Like other flashlight apps, it includes a screen light function and a few other features.

It is our preferred flashlight app due to these features and its limited app permission requirements. If you already have a flashlight feature built into your phone, we recommend using that as most flashlight apps are a privacy nightmare.

Download: Flashlight (Free)

7. CalcKit: All-in-One Calculator

While CalcKit is not a traditional tool in the way a hammer is, it is an incredibly useful calculator and conversion app for contractors and artisans. It includes a large variety of conversion tools that make this app relevant to a wide range of professions. Even those in the science field could use it for simple, on-the-go calculations.

The app includes everything from basic mathematical equations (such as the area of a triangle), to more complex electronic calculations. It also has a range of conversion tools, spanning from shoe sizes to fuel efficiency volume metrics.

Download: CalcKit (Free)

All-in-One Toolbox Apps for Android

If you would prefer apps that include a suite of tools, rather than download individual apps for each tool, then all-in-one toolbox apps are a perfect choice. These apps aren’t very specialized, but have enough tools for most people to get through tasks that require them.

8. Smart Tools

Smart Tools has a somewhat unusual assortment of tools, but they are plenty useful in the right situations. It also has some unique tools not often seen in other toolbox apps, including a Morse code converter, a text-to-speech tool, and even a dog whistle.

The app also has a few fun tools that are more for curiosity than anything else, such as the age calculator and cryptography tool. But there are also plenty of useful, practical utilities such as a flashlight, bubble level, and audio recorder.

Download: Smart Tools (Free, premium version available)

9. Tool Box by Maxcom

The Tool Box app by Maxcom is a lightweight and simple collection of useful tools. The app includes features such as a leveler, decibel meter, magnifier, barcode reader, and protractor.

If you want an all-in-one toolbox app that isn’t too crowded, Tool Box is a good choice. Its tools are quite basic, but this means the app takes up less storage space on your phone.

Download: Tool Box Free (Free) | Tool Box ($2)

10. Smart Kit 360

Smart Kit has an appealing look that makes it feel modern and sleek. But it’s more than just a pretty face. It has one of the most extensive collections of varied tools of the toolbox apps available for Android.

It includes traditional tool replacements, such as a leveler and a compass. But it also has some modern tools, such as a heart rate monitor (if your phone’s camera is compatible) and phone storage and management tools. Some unique tools you don’t often see in similar apps are the lux meter and vibrometer.

Download: Smart Kit (Free)

Your Smartphone Can Pack Many Useful Tools

These utility and measurement tool apps for Android can definitely come in handy in real-life situations, especially on older devices. But there are also tools you can use to improve your entire Android experience.

See our list of useful apps that will change the way you use Android to find out how to tweak and improve the operating system’s features.

Read the full article: The 10 Best Free Toolbox Apps for Android

How to Use an Android Phone as a Webcam for Your Computer

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Don’t have a webcam, but need to record a video for Facebook or YouTube? Perhaps you already have a webcam and want to add a second camera to your setup? All you need is your Android phone and a suitable app. Here’s how to use your Android smartphone as a webcam. Why Use Your Android Phone as a Webcam? You’re caught short. Your children want to chat with their grandparents over Skype. Or perhaps it’s your boss, wanting a teleconference to discuss that report you submitted. But you don’t have a webcam. Although they come built into many monitors and…

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Don’t have a webcam, but need to record a video for Facebook or YouTube? Perhaps you already have a webcam and want to add a second camera to your setup?

All you need is your Android phone and a suitable app. Here’s how to use your Android smartphone as a webcam.

Why Use Your Android Phone as a Webcam?

You’re caught short. Your children want to chat with their grandparents over Skype. Or perhaps it’s your boss, wanting a teleconference to discuss that report you submitted.

But you don’t have a webcam.

Although they come built into many monitors and all-in-one PCs, not everyone has a webcam. Peripheral webcams are popular, but they can prove tricky to install and temperamental even when they’re set up correctly.

The solution is something we’ve covered previously, but that method no longer works. Arguably the best—perhaps really the only—choice you should make is to install DroidCam. It’s an Android app that turns your smartphone (and if you have a good device for grabbing it, your tablet) into a handy, portable webcam.

Before You Start, Think About Stability

You’re about to discover how simple it is to turn your Android device into a webcam. But before you do that, it’s time to think about stability.

No one wants to watch a video feed where the image constantly shakes around and blurs. To overcome this, you’ll need to find somewhere safe to stand your phone. This might be something simple, like a Popsocket to lean against, or even Lego bricks.

As long as you have some means of propping up your phone, the video feed should be clear and stable. You might have a case that lets you stand the phone. If not, look at a tripod designed for smartphones.

Now, here are two solutions that’ll turn any Android phone into a webcam.

Method 1: DroidCam Wireless Webcam

DroidCam comes in two parts: a free Android app from Google Play (with a premium version also available), and the desktop client component, which is available from Dev47Apps for Windows and Linux.

Begin by installing the Android app. With this done, switch your attention to your PC. After downloading that app, unzip and run it, following any onscreen instructions.

Once launched, you’ll see a prompt to input the IP address for your DroidCam. This should be easy to find—just run the app on your phone and it shows, as well as the port number. Back on the desktop client, you’ll notice that it is possible to stream audio from your phone. You can also adjust video quality; choose from low, normal, and high.

Should you opt to connect via USB, all you’ll need is the USB cable that came with your phone.

When you’re ready to proceed, click Start to begin streaming. The mobile app will then send the image from your phone’s camera to your computer. For devices with two cameras, tap the Settings button on the mobile app and check the appropriate box to switch to the camera you want to use.

Droidcam lets you use Android as a webcam

Although the free version of DroidCam offers some good options, it isn’t perfect. For instance, you can only use the webcam in landscape mode. Zooming is limited, as are resolution, brightness, and various other controls found in the menu across the bottom of the DroidCam desktop client.

To activate these, you’ll need to upgrade to the paid version, titled DroidCamX. Naturally, we would only recommend you do this if you feel you’ll use these features. Otherwise stick with the free DroidCam release.

Download: DroidCam (Free) | DroidCamX ($4.50)

Method 2: IP Webcam

A strong alternative to DroidCam, IP Webcam is also available free from Google Play with a premium upgrade available. Download the PC viewer from ip-webcam.appspot.com.

Setup is largely the same as with DroidCam. However, although there is a configuration tool that you need to fill in, IP Webcam requires you to view the output through your web browser.

Only Chrome or Firefox work for this, so Windows users should avoid Edge and internet Explorer. You’ll need to use the http://[IP ADDRESS]:8080/videofeed address to view the feed. You’ll find the correct IP address on your phone’s display.

The app offers various image resolutions for video and stills. Though it supports rear smartphone cameras, front-facing cameras aren’t yet fully supported.

Once you’re up and running, tap the Actions button on your Android device to check the app is running correctly, to stop and start the camera, and more.

Streamed video from your Android webcam

Meanwhile, if you want an easy way to store video recorded with IP Webcam, a dedicated Dropbox uploader plugin is also available from Google Play.

Download: IP Webcam (Free) | IP Webcam Pro ($4)
Download: IP Webcam Uploader

Need Skype? Forget Webcams, Just Use Your Mobile

If you’re only looking for a way to use Skype, these solutions won’t work if you’re using Skype 8. At the time of writing, Microsoft plans to retire Skype “Classic” (typically version 7) shortly. Skype 8 won’t detect your phone via IP Webcam or DroidCam Wireless Webcam, sadly.

The solution? Well, if making Skype video calls is what you’re looking for, just call from your phone or tablet! Front-facing cameras come standard on phones these days, making it easy to make Skype calls. You can simply input your Skype account credentials into the mobile app and use it to make calls.

This option removes the need for installing any additional software, and means that Skype is always on your phone. See our guide to using Skype on Android for more details.

If Your Android Phone Webcam Isn’t Enough…

We’ve looked at the free options for each of these apps, and there’s a good reason for this. If the free version works and is competent, there’s a strong chance that the full version will be equally—if not more—impressive.

Assessing these Android webcam apps, I’ve noticed two key traits: the variation in the number of features available in each, and how easy they are to setup.

So the winner is DroidCam, for being easy to set up and providing good support for messenger apps. While the features on offer are limited, it gets the job done until you’re ready to buy an affordable webcam.

Read the full article: How to Use an Android Phone as a Webcam for Your Computer

7 Great Apps to Personalize Android’s Notification Shade

The notification shade is an element you interact with often on your Android phone, whether to enable Wi-Fi or reply quickly to an email. Therefore, it’s crucial it looks and behaves the way you want it to. Sadly, neither Android vendors nor Google itself offer enough customization options for that. Fortunately, third-party alternatives are available. Here are seven great apps to personalize the Android notification panel. 1. Material Notification Shade Image credit: Uptodown.com If you own an Android phone that ships with a proprietary skin, chances are you’re living with a notification shade that’s vastly different from how Google intended…

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The notification shade is an element you interact with often on your Android phone, whether to enable Wi-Fi or reply quickly to an email. Therefore, it’s crucial it looks and behaves the way you want it to.

Sadly, neither Android vendors nor Google itself offer enough customization options for that. Fortunately, third-party alternatives are available. Here are seven great apps to personalize the Android notification panel.

1. Material Notification Shade

If you own an Android phone that ships with a proprietary skin, chances are you’re living with a notification shade that’s vastly different from how Google intended it. In most cases, that doesn’t translate into a superior experience.

Enter a free app called Material Notification Shade. It’s available for those running Android 5 Lollipop through Android 7.1 Nougat.

As the name suggests, Material Notification Shade revamps your phone’s existing notification shade with a stock theme. In addition to overhauling its design, the app also enables several native features such as quick replies, notification bundling, adaptive background for music controls, and more if your phone’s skin doesn’t already support them.

You can even choose between Nougat or Oreo themes. The app LAO offers a plethora of further customization settings, such as a dark mode and altering specific portions like the background.

Download: Material Notification Shade (Free, premium version available)

2. Power Shade

If you split Material Notification Shade’s customization abilities into a separate app, you’d end up with something like Power Shade. It’s made by the same fleet of developers, and lets you intricately personalize the notification shade’s visuals.

You can alter tile gradients, transparency, layouts, add a background image, and more.

Download: Power Shade (Free, premium version available)

3. Notification Toggle

If you want to skip the two-swipe action for accessing quick settings, try Notification Toggle. The app adds a persistent extra row of toggles to the panel on top of your alerts.

You can pick which settings you want included and even add in-app activities if you pay for the premium version. Plus, you can also change how these icons and rows look and even configure a custom icon if you wish to.

Download: Notification Toggle (Free, premium version available)

4. Notin

Notin is a straightforward app for pinning quick information (like notes or tasks) to the notification dropdown. It comes with a barebones interface that simply lets you type the note and add it as a notification. You can dismiss these entries by swiping them away and append new ones by tapping them.

Of course, Notin is not as powerful as other note-taking apps on Android, but it certainly fits the bill for someone who wants to jot down a quick thought or piece of information.

Pro tip: Notin doesn’t have a save feature; your notes are deleted as soon as you swipe them. But you can store them for later by installing an app that logs your notification history.

Download: Notin (Free)

5. Quick Settings

With the Android Nougat update, Google greatly augmented the quick settings experience by opening it up to third-party developers. That enabled users to pin actions from other apps to the pane. An app called Quick Settings is one of those apps for customizing the panel and brings tiles for a host of other basic functions Android doesn’t include by default.

This includes battery level, a shortcut for storage, weather, and more. There are also a bunch other actions you may find useful, such as Caffeine for keeping the screen from falling asleep, Dice for generating a random dice digit, and more.

Download: Quick Settings (Free)

6. Notification Bar Reminder

This little app is similar to Notin except it handles reminders instead of notes. You can create new tasks and reminders, and Notification Bar Reminder will pin them to the top of your notification shade.

It has a minimal design and even lets you add a couple of other details such as the deadline, whether it should have a recurring alarm, to-do notes, and more.

Download: Notification Bar Reminder (Free)

7. Snap Snipe Drawer

While iOS places widgets in the notification drawer instead of the home screen, Android does the opposite But with Snap Snipe Drawer, you can add widgets to your notification shade on Android as well.

Snap Snipe Drawer lets you access widgets by swiping on a particular section of the status bar. You can configure as many as widgets as you want and interact with them from anywhere.

However, Snap Snipe Drawer is no longer available on the Play Store. You’ll thus have to sideload the app. In addition, since it’s not properly optimized for recent versions of Android, the pull-down gesture is a little unreliable—but you can enable a floating button for easily pulling the panel down.

Download: Snap Snipe Drawer (Free)

Bonus: Overdrop

Among the sea of weather apps on Android, Overdrop (currently in beta) is a snazzy one. Though not an app dedicated to the notification drawer, this one deserves a mention because it brings a weather widget to your shade. You can glance over all the essentials, including the forecast for the next few hours.

However, the free version only displays the temperature. For the rest, you will have to pay a few bucks. Overdrop, apart from that, is a competent weather app with a ton of widget options and an aesthetically pleasing design.

Download: Overdrop (Free, premium version available)

Master Notifications on Android

With these apps, you can take control of the notification drawer on your phone and customize it as you want. Afterward, take it a step further and get accustomed to all the ways you can master notifications on Android.

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These 9 Apps Will Make Your Android Phone Smarter

We live in the era of smart. Everything from your phone’s camera to the microwave sitting in your kitchen is or will be soon powered by an engine capable of making decisions on its own. Therefore, it only makes sense that the stock and essential Android apps you use every day should get a smarter upgrade as well. Here are smarter alternatives to nine such apps. 1. Files Go (File Manager) Google’s Files Go, in addition to offering all standard file management features, also comes with a handful of intelligent tools. This includes suggestions for getting rid of duplicate files,…

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We live in the era of smart. Everything from your phone’s camera to the microwave sitting in your kitchen is or will be soon powered by an engine capable of making decisions on its own.

Therefore, it only makes sense that the stock and essential Android apps you use every day should get a smarter upgrade as well. Here are smarter alternatives to nine such apps.

1. Files Go (File Manager)

Google’s Files Go, in addition to offering all standard file management features, also comes with a handful of intelligent tools. This includes suggestions for getting rid of duplicate files, junk pictures or videos you might have received through messaging apps, and even recommendations for uninstalling or clearing data for apps you haven’t launched in a while.

On top of that, Files Go has a sharing utility that lets you send across large chunks of files over a local network.

Download: Files Go (Free)

2. Picai (Camera)

Picai is a free camera app that employs a scene recognition algorithm for analyzing what you’re trying to snap. It suggests live filters to make your shot look more appealing.

The app has a clever interface that lets you easily compare the difference before taking the picture and a gesture-based navigation for quickly switching between filters. It also works with the front camera for selfies.

Download: Picai (Free)

3. Smart Launcher 5 (Launcher)

The launcher is your gateway to every other app on your phone. Therefore, how skillfully it does its job matters a lot. The one that comes closest to ideal is Smart Launcher 5.

Smart Launcher, for starters, offers a universal search that can surface information from nearly every corner of your device. What’s more, the launcher also segregates your apps into relevant categories so that you can scroll through them with ease. Smart Launcher even has a unique approach to widgets. Instead of grids, it lets you resize them in a free-form way without any restrictions.

Plus, you can enable adaptive themes which personalize various elements by drawing colors from your wallpaper.

Download: Smart Launcher 5 (Free, premium version available)

4. Truecaller (SMS)

Android’s default SMS apps still don’t have spam protection. Thankfully, Google makes it easy for you to switch to another SMS app.

Enter Truecaller, the caller ID service which now also keeps spam messages at bay. Truecaller comes with a bunch of other handy features as well, including a shortcut for copying one-time passwords and smart categories.

Download: Truecaller (Free, subscription available)

5. Musixmatch (Music Player)

Musixmatch might not be the best music identification app, but with a plethora of intuitive features, it’s certainly an excellent music player. To begin with, the Musixmatch app can display and match lyrics for now-playing tracks. In addition to the albums you’ve locally stored, it even works with third-party apps such as Apple Music, Spotify, and similar.

There’s also a translator utility which can help you learn new languages. The app allows you to create cards and posters for specific portions of lyrics too, if you’d like to share them on social media. It features a modern and beautiful design which undoubtedly has zero competition among its peers.

Download: Musixmatch (Free, subscription available)

6. Opera Touch (Browser)

Opera Touch is one of the many unique browsers available for Android and while it might not be “smart” per se, it does bring an interface that’s perfect for browsing on a phone.

This is a browser for people who find it difficult to browse on large-screen phones. Instead of the usual row of options at the bottom, the app comes with a single gesture-based floating input called the Fast Action Button. You can swipe this in various directions to access actions such as switching to another tab, reloading, searching, and more—keeping everything important within reach of your finger.

Opera Touch also comes with the ability to block websites that mine cryptocurrencies in the background. A feature called My Flow seamlessly shares content between Opera on your desktop and phone.

Download: Opera Touch (Free)

7. Drupe (Phone and Contacts)

Your phone dialer and and contacts book are the kind of apps you probably don’t think about much. That is, until you come across a better alternative.

Meet Drupe, a free app which puts every contact link you’ll ever need at your fingertips. The app offers a swipe-based UI and remains always available through a floating icon. You can simply tap that icon and execute many contact activities, such as launching their WhatsApp chat page, calling them with recording enabled, and more.

Drupe can also detect promotional callers and includes a mode for when you’re driving.

Download: Drupe (Free, subscription available)

8. Curator (Gallery)

Curator, in addition to being a standard and minimalistic gallery app, can tag your pictures based on their content. The app can recognize just about any scene or object such as pets, skylines, selfies, and more. This allows you to search through your media simply by typing what you’re looking for.

Curator may not offer better photo management than Google Photos, but it does everything offline and without an internet permission. Thus, if you don’t like the idea of feeding Google gigabytes of pictures and videos but still want an effortless way to look through yours, give Curator a shot.

We’ve covered other smart photo apps for Android if you need more features.

Download: Curator (Free)

9. AMDroid (Clock)

Do you find it difficult to wake up with alarms from the default clock app? If so, take a look at AMDroid.

AMDroid is a smart alarm clock that packs a host of features for all sorts of sleepers. The app lets you build profiles for several types of situations and days and configure individual settings for them. For instance, on weekdays, you can set a post-alarm confirmation to make sure you haven’t accidentally hit stop instead of snooze. The settings are quite comprehensive.

You can have the flashlight and Wi-Fi turn on automatically, set challenges like math problems for accessing the snooze button, and even have the alarm screen show the weather information. AMDroid also has a pre-alarm feature which wakes you gradually and gently with personalized intervals and volumes.

Sleep tracking and insights on your habits are available as well. It’s what some may call the Swiss Army knife of alarm apps. If you still can’t get out of bed, try one of these evil alarm clock apps.

Download: AMDroid (Free)

Improving Native Apps and Features

If you haven’t swapped out the default apps for these categories, a smarter alternative could be just what you need for a better phone. And once you’ve replaced most of the default apps with smarter alternatives, take a look at apps that solve Android’s biggest annoyances.

Read the full article: These 9 Apps Will Make Your Android Phone Smarter

Kodi 18 Beta 3 Now Available To Download, Here’s What’s New

You can now get Kodi 18 beta 3 APK download along with iOS, Windows and other app versions. Here are the details on the release. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

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5 Apps That Make the Weather More Entertaining

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Weather may not be the most fascinating subject of conversation, but it’s something we all check every day. If you’d like more entertainment from your morning weather ritual, this list is for you. We’re on a mission to prove that weather doesn’t have to be boring and with these apps it’s anything but. Your daily weather check will never be the same again. 1. HumorCast: For Fun With Your Forecast Adjust the profanity meter and get ready for a chuckle with HumorCast, powered by Dark Sky. You’ll see a phrase guaranteed to make you laugh at the icky weather outside…

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Weather may not be the most fascinating subject of conversation, but it’s something we all check every day. If you’d like more entertainment from your morning weather ritual, this list is for you.

We’re on a mission to prove that weather doesn’t have to be boring and with these apps it’s anything but. Your daily weather check will never be the same again.

1. HumorCast: For Fun With Your Forecast

Adjust the profanity meter and get ready for a chuckle with HumorCast, powered by Dark Sky. You’ll see a phrase guaranteed to make you laugh at the icky weather outside your window. Want to know if it’s hotter than Lucifer’s armpit or colder than a digger’s behind? This app will let you know.

In addition to your current conditions, you can view the hourly and five-day forecasts, receive weather alerts, see multiple weather locations, and change the settings for temperature units, time format, and background type.

HumorCast is an entertaining weather app whether you enable the profanity or not.

Download: HumorCast for Android | iOS (Free)

2. CARROT Weather: For Sarcasm and Humor

Turn up your volume and prepare yourself for sarcasm with CARROT Weather, meatbag! From the words you hear to the ones you see alongside current conditions, you’ll be tempted to poke the app’s ocular sensor more than once. And for some real punishment, adjust the Personality option from Friendly to Overkill.

This funny app gives you your current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts, rain and snow predictions, severe weather notifications, and unlockable achievements and secret locations for added enjoyment. Plus you can tap your way into AR Mode for an ocular sensor on your desk, or use Time Travel for past or future weather conditions.

For terrific weather details with a twist of sarcastic humor, CARROT Weather comes through.

Download: CARROT Weather for Android (Free, subscription available) | iOS ($5, subscription available)

3. What The Forecast?!!: For Blunt and Honest Weather

For something beyond simple humor that borders on obnoxious, check out What The Forecast?!!. This hilarious weather app gives you the current conditions with a blunt statement or two. And if a few bad words don’t bother you, you can adjust the profanity settings from Off to On or Some, and enable the voice.

Get your hourly and 10-day forecasts, alerts for severe weather, backgrounds that match your season and current conditions, and settings with options for the app color, weather station, and hot and cold thresholds.

If you want a weather app that’s straight to the point and likely to make you laugh a good few times, get What The Forecast?!!.

Download: What The Forecast?!! for Android | iOS (Free)

4. Grumpy Cat Weather: For Grumpy Cat Fans

If you’re a Grumpy Cat fan, there’s no better app for you than Grumpy Cat Weather. Start each day with the infamous Grumpy Cat frown and a bit of sarcasm.

Then check the hourly and 10-day forecasts, view the animated radar map, and see the times for sunrise and sunset. You can head to the settings to adjust the temperature unit and enable notifications for when new photos arrive.

The app also lets you share your forecast on social media with a tap. You’ll show your pals how much better your weather outlook is than theirs. Meow!

Download: Grumpy Cat Weather for Android | iOS (Free)

5. Can I Wear Shorts Today?: For Pants Haters

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For many, the weather is about one question: whether or not shorts are a good idea. If that’s you, check out the aptly named Can I Wear Shorts Today?. Enable your location or type one in at the top, then see the answer to that burning question.

You’ll also see the temperature for the location, spots on the map with smiley and frowny faces, and a scrolling list of spots around the world showing if it’s good or bad day for those shorts. And you might also peruse some of the best weather websites for in-depth details.

Web: Can I Wear Shorts Today?

Even More Weather With a Wink

Why keep looking at the same ordinary weather apps and websites? If you add a little humor to your weather, it might also add a big smile to your day.

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Download Google Camera Port APK For Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9

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