5 new Android and iOS applications to install instantly on your smartphone

Like every weekend, we meet at NextPit for my selection of 5 free or paid mobile applications and games that catch my eye on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


I try every week to provide you with the best possible apps that are not personal data traps or microtransaction nests. To my own knowledge, I have also added apps that have been acquired by the NextPit community and shared on our forum, which I invite you to consult.

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

By No Kuni: Cross Worlds (Android and iOS)

The most anticipated app launch of the week for sure Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds. After an endless beta phase, the hit PC game from Japanese company Level-5 is finally available on Android and iOS. And the best part is that it can be used free of charge.

In Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, you are lost – on the contrary – to the world of a beta tester for a virtual reality game called Soul Diver. And, due to a mistake, you are trapped in a VR world called Ni No Kuni. Then you play as one of five character classes in an imaginary world that is simply amazing thanks to Unreal Engine 4 and Genshin Impact-style animation graphics created by Studio Ghibli.

During the game, you can interact with different characters as well as create your own farm and customize it to your liking. In addition, publisher Netmarble promises many events in the Ni No Kuni community.

  • Price: free / advertising: no / In-app purchase: no / Account: required / French language: yes
Ni No Kuni Screenshots

In Ni No Kuni, you embark on an exciting anime adventure with one of five available classes / © Screenshot: NextPit

Plague (iOS)

Are you tired of getting recipes from long blog posts explaining at length how the author’s grandmother brought this or that ingredient to a mountain llama? Then Pestle is the app for you. The iOS tool takes titles, photos and elements from web pages and makes them simple sequential lists. So you can make your own cookbook from different sources and save it locally. Adding recipes is done either in the app via URL or via the share function and “Send to Pestle”.

You can cook your recipes as step-by-step instructions-navigate your way via voice command, so you don’t overwhelm your iOS device with marinade or batter. Thanks to Live Text API integration in the latest version, Pestle also supports scanning of cookbook apps. You can also edit recipes later and correct them immediately. Unfortunately, Pestle doesn’t work if recipes are behind a paywall – as a paying Chefsteps customer, for example, I can’t save my Pestle recipes – and Pestle doesn’t allow the storage of processing data. -login.

The pestle is free, but only allows 15 recipes in the database – and only one recipe scan. For extended functions, unlimited recipes and scans, you need a pro account that costs 0.99 euros per month, 9.99 euros per year or 24.99 euros for life.

  • Price: free / Advertising: no / In-app purchase: yes / Account: required / French language: no
Pestle Screenshots

With Pestle, you gather all your recipes in one place, whether it’s from websites or cookbooks. / © screenshots: NextPit

Square Valley (Android and iOS)

Square Valley a tip from the NextPit community – many thanks to Luna! As you know from the name, it’s about building a turn town – a kind of Tetris crossover. The purpose of the game is really to carefully combine elements of the town chosen at random in an existing scene. This is made easier by the fact that you always have two or three options per turn; and more complicated by the fact that you can only build a few randomly selected squares per turn.

On your nine-by-nine map there are, for example, roads, forests, houses, windmills, pasture fences or mountains. Depending on how the items are already there and the newly placed items fit together, you will get more or less points per round-and whether or not you achieve the goal of the challenge points. Houses, for example, should be built close to roads, but not too close – nearby fruit trees offer bonus points. By clicking on items, you can view the rules at any time.

The principle of the game and some rules are easily combined. The turns of the game are short and usually within a few minutes.

  • Price: 1.99 euro / Advertising: no / In-app purchase: no / Account: not required / French language: yes
Screenshots of Square Valley

In Square Valley, it’s all about integrating new elements into an existing settlement as intelligently as possible. / © screenshots: NextPit

Screenshot Stream (Android)

Flow Screenshot is the perfect app for anyone who always needs to explain to their parents or friends how to reset their Android smartphone from Korean to German, how to use Wireless Reverse Charging or how to add songs included to Shazam playlists on Spotify. In Screenshot Flow, you can associate individual screenshots with instructions and then send them in their entirety.

The trick is to mark a screen position for each screenshot using the Screenshot Flow overlay tool and then save one screenshot after another. Using the marked positions, the Flow Screenshot will then arrange a guide with click positions. The only downside: unfortunately you can no longer change the instructions once saved.

Little note: under MIUI, I have to grant all permissions manually in the app settings until the app wants to run.

  • Price: free / Advertising: no / In-app purchase: no / Account: not required / French language: no
Flow Screenshots

With Screenshot Flow, you can quickly and easily click instructions for smartphones. / © screenshots: NextPit

Ringtone Maker – MP3 Cutter (Android)

Unlike Pestle, there are apps that work without a subscription model. Yogesh Dama’s Ringtone Maker is an example of keeping its promise with a $ 1.19 app. It allows you to cut ringtones from audio files, install them or assign them to certain contacts directly in the application.

Ringtone Maker uses MP3 files as sources for ringtones. For example, if you want to make your favorite song a ringtone, you need to first put it as an MP3 in the music directory of your Android smartphone. If you haven’t already, I’m sure you can do it using YouTube Music Downloader or other download apps.

  • Price: 1.19 euro / Advertising: no / In-app purchase: no / Account: not required / French language: no
Screenshots in MP3 Ringtone Maker

With Ringtone Maker, you make MP3s on your smartphone ringtones and notification sounds / © Screenshots: NextPit

What do you think of this choice? Have you tried some of the apps on this list? What are your Android and/or iOS apps of the week?

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