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The 6 best Android apps and games of the week

A new app to discover interesting blogs and newsletters, a social medium to chat with others about podcasts and a brand new app for book lovers. In this weekly overview of the best Android apps, we also consider a new puzzle game, Spotify and the NOS.

1. Wortharead

The internet is full of interesting blogs and newsletters, but how do you discover them? The new app Wortharead believes it has the answer. After creating an account, you indicate your interests (such as sports, economics or self-development), after which the app serves all kinds of interesting publications.

It is great that you can also discover (paid) newsletters on Substack in Wortharead. More and more journalists are switching to these types of platforms because, for example, they have more freedom than with large media companies. In addition to discovering newsletters and blogs, Wortharead also allows you to keep up to date with new articles via the built-in RSS function.

Wortharead – News & More

Wortharead

Free

via Google Play

2. Sixit

Sixit is a cute puzzle game with a twist. You can only make six moves per puzzle. Are you unable to resolve this within this leeway? Then you have to start over. The game forces you to use your freedom of movement sparingly and to think creatively.

In Sixit, you take on the role of Pep, an intelligent forest dweller who must ensure that an oncoming storm does not wash away his entire village. You do this by unraveling the mysteries of the forest using, yes, puzzles. There are in-app purchases in the game, but you can download the game for free.

Sixit

Star Garden Games

Free

via Google Play

3. PodRoom

A cross between Facebook and your favorite podcast app: that’s PodRoom. Podcasts are central to this app. So you can listen to audio shows, discover new shows or genres, and follow podcast creators to keep you up to date with new episodes.


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network


PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

What makes PodRoom unique is that you can chat with fellow listeners. That way you can, for example, have a live chat about the show, or have a drink afterwards. Extra cool is that with PodRoom you can enter into a conversation with makers. That way you can go deeper into the show, for example, or find out something about their personal life.

PodRoom: Podcast Social Network

Podroom Inc.

Free

via Google Play

4. Libro

Libro is an app for book lovers. Just like in Goodreads, for example, you can compile your own library and keep track of what you have already read and what you still read. Libro also makes suggestions for books that you may find interesting.

Best Android Apps of the Week Libro

Libro is different from other book apps because it allows you to borrow books from others. The app connects book lovers who live close to each other. However, this is also the weak point of Libro, because there are only few Dutch users. The idea is cool though and someone has to be the first, right?

Libro – book sharing

Gomoku Studio Pty Ltd

Free

via Google Play

5. Spotify

Last week, Spotify rolled out a major update for its Android app. The entire Music Library has been overhauled. From now on you will not search based on album or podcast, but with dynamic filters. The traditional tabs at the top – Music and Podcasts – are a thing of the past.

Spotify redesign library

With those dynamic filters you can search easier and faster. For example, you can search for downloaded songs within a specific playlist, or for a specific artist on an album. You can also change the display of your last listened music from list view to a so-called grid view.

Spotify: Listen to podcasts & find music you love

Spotify Ltd.

Free

via Google Play

6. NOS

The NOS app and website have been given a fresh look. The public broadcaster will now focus more on videos, including the popular explanatory videos on YouTube. The NOS app keeps the well-known vertical image format of apps such as Instagram and TikTok to use your full phone screen.

Sports enthusiasts can visit the new sports page. Here you can, for example, watch live streams of your favorite matches. It is also possible to activate a ‘bell’, so that you get a signal when the match starts. Furthermore, the NOS app has now bundled news topics so that you have all articles and videos about a topic in one place.

NOS

NOS

Free

via Google Play

Source: Android Planet

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