Annual Review: The Best Apps of 2020

It's understandable that you're looking for a little distraction every now and then. With all that working from home today, a little relaxation is very welcome. We have kept track of the best applications for both iOS and Android of the past few months for you. In this annual overview you can easily view the collection of the best apps of 2020.

Darkroom – Photo Editor

Price: Free (+ in-app purchases)

Darkroom is one of the best photo editing apps you can find for iPhone. You have access to a ton of filters and can add frames to your photos for professional looking photos. With the premium version you can create and use filters yourself for future photos and you have access to tools that you know from professional programs such as Photoshop. It is also useful that you can view all the metadata of a photo in the app.

Adobe Spark Post

Price: Free (+ in-app purchases)

Adobe has dozens of great apps in the app stores and Adobe Spark Post is no exception. With the app you can create a professional business card, flyer or invitation in no time. You choose one of the templates and click on Remix to add your own texts. For professional functions, for example if you want to add your own logo, you have to pull out your wallet. This is possible for 10.49 euros per month, although we find it very pricey.

moneon

Price: Free (+ in-app purchases)

Moneon has been around for a while, but the budget planning app recently made it to version 5. With the free version you can already keep an eye on your own budgets, but with a subscription of about twenty euros per year you can share budgets with your partner and see at a glance what you can do with what kinds of things in a month. spent. You can create multiple wallets, for example to manage different bank accounts.

Quip

Price: Free (+ in-app purchases)

And while we're busy organizing, it's handy to install Quip right away. With this app you can share documents, spreadsheets, chats and to-do lists with different people. Handy if you often work in teams. It saves a lot of email traffic because you can do everything from the app. You can tag people in documents and import files from Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive. To-do lists can have deadlines, and when you're done, you can archive an entire folder.

Clip2Comic & Caricature Maker

Price: Free (+ in-app purchases)

Always wanted to be a cartoon character? Clip2Comic allows you to throw cartoon character filters over your own photos. The quality of the result depends on the photo taken: sometimes a photo really looks like a picture from a comic, but sometimes the app misses the mark. Fortunately, the filters have clear names so that you know what kind of photo the filter works well on. You can change all kinds of things if you press the edit button after applying the filter. Nice is that you can order the result as a print or as a postcard. The photo has a watermark, you can remove this if you purchase an upgrade for 1.09 euros.

iNaturalist

Price: Free

An app that doesn't have much to do with technology: with iNaturalist you are a real digital biologist. Take a clear photo of a plant, insect or bird and try to find out what it is via the app. If you make sure that the photo is clear and that the plant or animal in the middle of the photo can be clearly recognized, the app will in most cases know what kind of plant or animal it is. The app is not only fun, it also helps researchers and scientists map where certain plants and animals occur by tagging your photos and adding them to the database.

AliExpress Shopping App

Price: Free

For anyone who likes to shop at the online shopping giant AliExpress, this app is a must. You will find the latest bargains and can search for all kinds of items (that you don't really need). Of course, the automatic translations of items are sometimes cringe-inducing and incomprehensible, but you are used to that from the website. The ordering process in the app is very easy and you can read reviews of items and stores. The app is available for both platforms.

Finger Beat

FingerBeat is a fun app for drumming on your iPhone. The most convenient is to connect headphones to your iPhone, then you hear the sounds best. You tap a virtual drum machine with your fingers and can even record your own voice and create rhythms with it. Of course it is possible to record rhythms and after a recording you can add other rhythms to your beat. The app makes sure that everything sounds good, even if you play a little sloppy.

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