Let’s go for a new top 5 apps of the week. Every weekend, we recommend recent Android and iOS applications to install on your smartphone or iPhone with your eyes closed. This week, we recommend, among other things, the Artifact application, an alternative to Twitter.
This top 5 is not like our selections of free applications that we offer you twice a week. Here, we install the applications on our own smartphones and test them. We check if there are not too many in-app purchases, ads and if the applications more or less respect your personal data.
We try to select useful applications, whether for productivity, personalization of your interface or digital well-being. And our top 5 always includes at least one mobile game. Applications can be free or paid, with or without subscription. But it will always be indicated!
Soundclub (Android et iOS)
Soundclub is an application that allows you to discover more than 5000 music festivals and 1.2 million artists worldwide. In other words, it’s a one-stop music festival app that lets you buy tickets, read and leave reviews, check out upcoming lineups, and more.
All information in Soundclub is updated in real time, and you can filter and view all music festival information at a glance. Of course, you’ll first need to log in with an account, write down your preferences, and you’ll see a list of upcoming artists and gigs. By tapping on the artist, you will even see their Spotify titles appear at the bottom of the page… awesome!
Price: Free / Advertising: Yes / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Soundclub brings you a list of artists and their upcoming gigs in an easy-to-view format. / © NextPit
Wacom Notes (Android)
As you know, Wacom is one of the best known players in the tablet and inkspace industry. Do you really need another note-taking app? Wacom fans, the curious and those who can’t afford the Galaxy S23 Ultra can get Wacom Notes, an application specially designed for taking handwritten notes.
It’s even compatible with Chromebooks, making it a useful app for the education industry. Plus, when you sign up for a user account, there’s a note-to-text converter, translating whatever you’ve written into typed text for easy manipulation later.
Price: Free / Advertising: No / In-app purchases: None / Account: Not required
From simple scribbles to elaborate notes, you can do it all with Wacom Notes. /NextPit
Crypto Analogy (Android)
Crypto Analogy est a cryptocurrency research app that lists all the cryptocurrencies you are interested in. Want to know which one has been performing the best lately? It’s simple, you just need to compare two different cryptocurrencies with a simple swipe, where the exchange rate will be displayed.
Much like a stock tracking app, Crypto Analogy will also come with a cryptocurrency price tracker so you can keep an eye on your investments. You will also find a glossary that will allow you to learn more about cryptocurrencies, as well as statistics on coins.
Even for a cryptocurrency newbie like me, using the app was extremely easy due to its clear layout and accurate display of information. If you want to unlock more features, feel free to purchase a subscription, but the free version is more than enough for a newbie to the scene.
Price: Free / Advertising: No / In-app purchases: Yes (€0.99/month – €6.99/year) / Account: Required
Want to keep an eye on your cryptocurrency investments? This app helps you do it / NextPit
Zedge (Android et iOS)
Zedge is a wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones, and alarm tones app that opens the door to a whole new world of customization options to tailor your device to your tastes. Zedge offers promotional items from time to time, allowing your smartphone to sport a seasonal theme, whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, or other festive occasions.
If you don’t like in-app purchases and ads popping up everywhere, Zedge isn’t for you. However, this is where you have to make the careful decision to choose between a new look for your smartphone every now and then at the expense of an interface full of advertisements.
Price: Free / Advertising: Yes / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required
Keep your smartphone up to date with Zedge. / © NextPit
Stuffo The Puzzle Bot (Android et iOS)
Want to rack your brains this week? Why not do it the cute way with Stuffo The Puzzle Bot! This is a very cute game reminiscent of the early 90s with very pixelated graphics. You play as the protagonist Stuffo, a puzzle robot on the verge of extinction.
Stuffo lives on a planet full of puzzles to solve. The controls are simple and responsive, and the whole game is extremely easy to pick up without the learning curve being too steep. Sure, there will be times when you’re confused, but give up and come back to the game later, and you’ll most likely be able to figure it out and progress.
The puzzles are solved by climbing on blocks of different sizes, pushing them and teleporting them so that you can get out of the level. The developer has included 65 levels so far, and there are plans to add more in the future. You have to like the downtempo rhythms of the original soundtrack which is strangely soothing.
Price: €3.49 / Advertising: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required
What do you think of our selection this week? Did you find any other cool apps or games on Google Play Store or Apple App Store?