Our top 5 Android and iOS apps of the week

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Every week, we try to bring you the best possible apps that aren’t data traps or microtransaction nests. In addition to publisher finds, we also add apps found by the NextPit community and shared on our forum.

From mobile games to productivity apps, here are NextPit’s five paid and free Android/iOS apps this week. We publish this selection every week, you can also check the Top 5 apps from last week.


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GoneMAD (Android)

This local music player for Android is apparently quite famous, but I just discovered it. The application is paid but you can download a trial version to test it for free for 14 days without creating an account or providing payment data.

GoneMAD can scan your storage to detect and add your songs. And you can change the scan path according to the folder where you store your music. You can then customize each of your songs, rename them, add an artist name, album name, artwork, and more. You can create albums, playlists and lists. their.

The player applies a dynamic theme based on the album cover of the song you are listening to. It supports many audio formats: aac (mp4/m4a/m4b), mp3, ogg, flac, opus, tta, ape, wv, mpc, alac, wav, wma, adts and 3gp. GoneMAD is compatible with Chromecast and Android Auto. The app also offers a two to ten band equalizer, plenty of presets for volume, your headphones, and even a timer to stop the music when you fall asleep.

In short, the app is very complete, the interface rather ergonomic although very provided with several very nice widgets. The developer says that it does not collect or transmit any personal data.

  • Price: $3.99 (14 day free trial) / Advertising: Nope / In-app purchases: Nope / Account: not required.

The drive scans your storage to find your tracks, and you can change the scan path depending on the folder you store your tracks in. / © NextPit

Counter (Android)

This app is as simplistic as the name suggests. It’s a counter without advertising, without in-app purchases (except a button to donate to the developer, nothing mandatory), without data collection and above all without headaches.

One plus button, one minus button, one to reset the counter, that’s it. The developer insists on the neomorphic design of the interface and in the age of Material Design at all costs, it is visually refreshing. The counter is clearly visible and the “+” and “-” buttons are big enough to spam the count without missing.

I literally had the time of my life blocking the plus button for five minutes to see if it had a limit number and stopped at 1304 after questioning my life choices. The developer does not specify if the counter has a limit, maybe it is fixed at 1305, I let you test it.

  • Price: $5.99 (14 day free trial) / Advertising: Nope / In-app purchases: Nope / Account: not necessary.
Application screenshots

The developer does not specify if the counter has a limit / © NextPit

FKeyboard (Android)

This alternative keyboard for Android has the particularity of launching animations each time you press a letter that scrolls the letter in question, a bit like champagne bubbles.

The whole thing reminds me a bit of that scene from the movie Very Bad Trip where Allan turns into Rain Man at the Casino and a whole bunch of mathematical formulas appear on the screen to illustrate the card counting he is doing.

Personally, I find that the animations are not visually visible enough. You can barely see the letters floating around, especially in night mode. You can choose from three different themes, all major Indo-European and Anglo-Saxon are supported. There are in-app purchases, but they don’t limit the user experience.

Android will show you a warning while installing this keyboard and granting necessary permissions. Google tells you that the application has the ability to collect the data you write and that it can be dangerous. I don’t know if this alert is triggered for all alternative keyboards. In any case, a quick scan on exodus-privacy shows that the application does not contain any trackers. The developer declares that it does not collect or transmit any personal data.

  • Price: free / Advertising: Nope / In-app purchases: yes ($0.99 to $9.99 per item) / Account: not necessary.
Screenshots of FKeyboard app

I find that the animations are not visual enough, personally / © NextPit

Drinkable (Android)

This application offers cocktail recipes to make yourself. You can choose from a selection of ready-to-use recipes and check the correct dosages (metric and imperial system). You can also adapt the recipes according to the number of glasses you plan to serve.

The application can also suggest recipes based on ingredients that you have added yourself. This allows you to get a little pick-me-up you never knew existed with what’s lying around in your closet. On the other hand, Drinkable didn’t offer me a Biercola, a world-famous recipe that mixes beer and Coca-Cola. But I forgive him that insult.

The interface is minimalist but clear and readable. The application does not contain any in-app purchases or advertisements and the developer declares that it does not collect any personal data.

  • Price: free / Advertising: Nope / In-app purchases: Nope / Account: not required.
Drinkable app screenshot

The app offers recipes based on what you have left in your cupboard / © NextPit

In front of your eyes (Android and iOS)

I was hesitant to include this game because it’s a Netflix title, and therefore you need a subscription to the SVOD service to play it. But I find the concept really nice and original, so I’ll let you get angry in the comments against the diktats of the web giants of which I am supposedly in the pay.

Before Your Eyes is a narrative game whose gameplay is based on blinking. You are in a subjective view, and you can move your “gaze” by scrolling your finger on the screen. But to interact with the environment or advance the story, you literally have to blink.

It’s the same principle as a point and click game, except you point with your fingers and click with your eyes. The game uses your selfie camera to determine whether you blink or not. You will need to calibrate the app before you start a game so that it only registers intentional blinks.

I tested it very quickly and I found it quite funny. Some reviews on the Play Store complain that the blink detection is too sensitive. But personally, I had no problems during my very short gaming experience. The graphics are not transcendent, but the visual style has its charm.

You play as a soul in the afterlife who sees his life flash before his eyes. The story is multiple-choice, so you control the outcome and don’t have to blink at the wrong time.

  • Price: free (but an overpriced Netflix subscription is required) / Advertising: Nope / In-app purchases: Nope / Account: obligatory.
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