Here they are: Our 5 best Android and iOS apps of the week


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

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

From mobile games to productivity apps, here are 5 free and paid Android/iOS apps from NextPit this week. We post this selection every week, you can check out my 5 apps from the last week.

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Pikadex (iOS)

Never had a real Pokédex as a kid and want to catch up on that part of your childhood? Or maybe you are a Pokémon card dealer but, as a good speculator without any passion who ruins a universe for his fans just to make money, you know nothing about Pokémon and want to put names on the spot to be more believable when unboxing boosters?

Pikadex will allow you to learn more about the vast Pokémon bestiary, from the 1st generation that many players knew on Gameboy at the time to the 8th which is still present in the game Pokémon Legends: Arceus released on Nintendo Switch recently. You can search for a Pokémon by its name or its number and get a complete sheet with its description, statistics and even its mode of reproduction. You can also create your Pokémon teams.

  • Price: To free / Ads: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required

Pikadex almost made me want to buy one of the Pokédex toys from back then / © NextPit

Bingeit (Android)

Bingeit is an app for finding movies to watch based on user ratings and recommendations. Like many other apps that do the exact same thing, Bingeit has a social dimension and lets you interact with other users and add friends to aggregate recommendations into your news feed.

It’s clearly not the most original application on this list, and you have to create an account to use it. But if you like this kind of platform or want to lobby, like me, for your favorite underrated movie, then why not?

  • Price: To free / Ads: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Obligatory
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I’ve been watching Wasabi at least once a year since I was 8 and you should too / © NextPit

LoWeather (Android)

I came across a Reddit post from the developer of this weather app asking people to test and review their app. I’m not going to write it down, but as I know the interest of the NextPit community of weather applications, I present it to you.

The interface is nice, airy and easy to read. The functionality is very basic, as well as the information displayed, so don’t expect radar functions or satellite images etc. the screen, the other being the button to switch to dark mode which is almost invisible in light mode.

But the developer seems motivated and committed to his project. He explained that he was working on other features like adding more widgets, pinned notifications for future updates. The app is free, has no ads or in-app purchases, and doesn’t require an account.

  • Price: To free / Ads: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required
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LoWeather has a lot of potential to be a good minimalist weather app / © NextPit

rDrop (Android and iOS)

rDrop allows you to send peer-to-peer files directly between two devices, without any data passing through a server. It’s a great alternative if you want to share files privately.

rDrop is a PWA, so it is not (yet) a native application. But all you need to do is create a shortcut to your home screen to access it directly through your web browser. You drop your files without size limit and rDrop generates an alphanumeric and QR code to copy or scan on the receiving device.

However, both devices must be on the same network. The transfer is done directly between the two devices, with WebRTC technology. It’s pure p2p, no servers, no middle man. I tested transferring between a OnePlus Nord 2 (transmitter) running Android 11 and an iPhone 13 (receiver) running iOS 15.3 over my Wi-Fi network and it worked without any issues.

  • Price: To free / Ads: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required
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rDrop is a PWA and can be used on any device through your web browser / © NextPit

Encodia (Android and iOS)

Encodya is a 3D point-and-click game set in a cyberpunk universe in Neo Berlin in 2062, where you play as Tina, a 9-year-old orphan accompanied by her protective robot SAM-53. You must continue the work of your deceased father and save the world (as it is original).

I’ve only played a few minutes of the game so far. But I’m already a fan of the universe even if it only uses the classic codes of the genre. On the gameplay side, the world is sequenced in several panels, in each panel there are “clickable” elements with which you can interact to progress.

So it’s not an open world game where you can walk around everywhere. The game is in isometric 3D, so you can move around in a non-linear way but honestly, it’s not very intuitive, especially without a controller. The game costs $9.99 and there aren’t many reviews on it yet. But so far, I don’t regret my purchase.

  • Price: $9.99 / Ads: No / In-app purchases: No / Account: Not required

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