Are you ready to check out our weekly Top 5 apps for Android and/or iOS? Unlike our current selection of temporarily free apps, we have tried the apps out for ourselves and will inform you if there are any in-app purchases or other additional costs. So sit back, relax, and download the app(s) that you find exciting and would like to keep yourself occupied over the weekend!
From mobile games to productivity apps, here are the five free and paid Android/iOS apps from NextPit this week. We publish this selection every week, you can also check the Top 5 apps of last week. Pull the world back from the brink of nuclear annihilation with Sigma Theory! It is a paid game, but it should be well worth every penny spent.
DanceFitme: Fun Weight Loss (Android)
Christmas is not too far away, so do not be surprised when you begin to think about losing some weight in order to look good for the upcoming holiday season. If sticking to an exercise regime with nothing more than mental encouragement has failed you, perhaps DanceFitme might be next on your list to try.
This app will feature a slew of workouts in the form of different dance styles. You can choose from various aspects such as aerobics, cardio, salsa, among others. Those who cannot get enough of K-Pop will be able to get their fix here, while hip hop remains a staple. Ever wondered why those hip hop stars look so ripped and rugged? Dance, baby, dance!
You will need to key in your essentials including your gender, current body size and target weight before you proceed. At least a dance video is not that boring compared to regular exercises.
The only drawback of this app? You would have to fork out $7.99 monthly and $59.99 annually in order to gain access to the customized program and exclusive dance workouts, not to mention records of your fitness levels. There are over 100 workouts for those who are about to get started, so perhaps that is something that you might want to look into.
- Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes (Compulsory) / Account: Not required
- Download DanceFitme from the Google Play Store.
Otternal Life (Android)
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” If you find it difficult to stop your nasty habits, how about getting this stately-looking otter to help you out?
Otternal Life plays the role of a habit tracker app by helping you build new habits so that you are reminded to stay on track with whatever habit you want to form on a daily basis. It sports a progress tracker, a journal function that lets you write down your feelings about all that happens, and also a mood tracker (you can record a maximum of 5 moods daily) where more statistics are unlocked when more moods are logged. Best of all, this app works offline, so there is no excuse for not staying on the straight and narrow whenever there is no data around.
You can create unlimited and highly customizable habits and use the calendar to track your progress. Not having any ads and all, this is completely free! It requires your name for a better, personalized service. I like the way short anecdotes are included on a daily basis to perk you up and give you that added boost just in case you need it. Of course, touching on the otter will also generate another random, feel-good quote to spur you on.
- Price: Free / Advertising : None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Not required
- Download Otternal Life from the Google Play Store.
Stremio (iOS & Android)
The advent of the Internet has clearly opened up a slew of viewing options to the masses—some using more unsavory channels to get the job done. Stremio is 100% legal though, as a video streaming application that allows you to watch and organize video content from a wide range of services. These include movies, series, live TV, and even video channels.
You will need to sign up with an account first though (or use your Facebook account), otherwise there is no way to access the myriad content available. Do take note that Stremio might show videos in their original aspect ratio, so you might get thick, black bars on both sides at 4:3 while your smartphone's aspect ratio is a healthy 16:9.
There is no denying that the app content was more than acceptable, being able to gain access to many movies—be they old or new, from various sources. I did not run into subtitle synchronization issues, although other users have complained of this anomaly.
Unfortunately, there is a fair number of add-ons that you will be required to install from time to time, that the experience becomes more of a chore than anything else. I am normally quite averse to installing add-ons, perhaps being overly paranoid, but better safe than sorry!
- Price: Free / Advertising : None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Required
Sigma Theory (iOS & Android)
Strategy games always require plenty of brain power and figuring out the AI, and can offer its fair share of sweaty palm moments. Sigma Theory is a trailblazer for mobile games, where this turn-based strategy game will surely push your brain power to the limit.
The situation is grim: you live in a dystopian future where there is the threat of nuclear war at every turn. You are with a team on a mission to activate Sigma Theory, a legendary system that has the power to end death and collapse the world’s financial systems.
Should you succeed, your region will survive while others fall. To fail is not an option. Sporting over a hundred NPCs, you can be sure that your interaction with them will change the way the story unfolds. You will have to take careful, calculated steps in building your team and getting rid of strategic targets in order to advance one step closer to your goal.
There are ethical issues to think about in this game as well, so if you are one who continues to be stranded each time you are faced with the Trolley Problem, perhaps this is a good time to get out of that rut.
- Price: $6.99 (iOS and Android) / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Not required
There you have it, our list of the top 5 apps of the week. It is a good time to put on your diplomatic hat and save the world from an apocalyptic end due to nuclear weapons in Sigma Theory. If you have something you would like to point out or want to share your own suggestions, leave a comment section right below!
Updated October 24, 2022 at 6:40PM: In the previous version of this article, we recommended a social network that we did not have in-depth knowledge about. After recognizing that it is a social network that spreads misinformation, we have removed the content in this article. Unfortunately, the app is still available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.