In the same way that every year we review the best games available for our mobile, we have also decided to collect the most outstanding applications that this 2021 is leaving us for iOS and Android. Because we are not going to fool ourselves: today, a smartphone is worthless without apps.
Next, we collect the best applications that we have discovered in 2021 (or at the end of 2020), focusing on those that stand out for their popularity, usefulness, handling and / or interface design. There are all kinds of proposals, but they have something in common: they are free and available for both platforms. If you miss any, do not forget to leave it in the comments, we will update the article throughout the year.
It was released last year, but it is still quite popular to this day. Remini allows you improve the quality of old, blurry or pixelated photos. Using artificial intelligence, this free app achieves a surprising result in most cases and with a processing that only lasts a few seconds.
Without being wonderful how it works (especially on Android), we are facing one of the most popular and fun applications of the year. With it, you can turn your photo – or that of anyone – into a short video singing various songs. The process is very simple and the laughs are guaranteed with the result; what’s more, Wombo It is free and does not require an account or subscription to be created.
Another proposal straddling the previous two – and as popular as them – is MyHeritage. Initially, its service was focused on creating your family tree, but now, thanks to Deep Nostalgia, it allows you to create realistic animations from photos. With her, you can turn any portrait into a short video with subtle movements of the head, gaze, smiles … It is a quick process, which can be done from its app on the mobile and which is also free.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is still as present in 2021 as it was in 2020, so the official tracking apps of each country continue to be essential to combat contagion. In Spain, the proposal is called RadarCOVID And, although it has not had the reception that was expected, it cannot be missing in a compilation of outstanding apps of 2021. Hopefully, in 2022 it will be a thing of the past.
At the beginning of the year, the popularity of this audio room-based social network grew like foam, although it is true that his fame has fallen in recent weeks, precisely coinciding with his launch on Android. Club House It is no longer exclusive to iOS, yes, but an invitation is still required to register for it.
BBVA’s mobile app has been around for a long time, but it was this year when the company decided to open its app in Spain so that you can use it even if you are not a bank customer. That is, now it is for everyone, although with limited functionalities for non-clients. In addition, it has recently received a great update that allows, for example, to consult your net worth and your debts.
There are more and more streaming platforms, but what makes PlutoTV special is that it is free. Indeed, live channels and content on demand without opening an account and at no cost to our pocket, only in exchange for advertising. It already had 33 million users globally, but it was in 2021 when it finally landed in Spain.
Here we have one of the best apps for video editing for social media that you can find on iOS and Android. Created by Bytedance, the company that owns TikTok, CapCut is designed to edit short videos vertically and in the resolution we want, even 4K HDR. It has a huge library of transitions and effects applicable to both the clip and the texts.
With ToonMe, you can easily make a cartoon realistic with countless styles from any photo. It also allows you to turn your face into a cartoon or generate elaborate artistic designs to add a creative touch to your images. And something that many like: it is capable of, from a portrait of you, create a pack of 12 stickers and integrate them into WhatsApp.
We return to the finance sector to stop at Plum, an app that has arrived this year with the promise of help user save money thanks to its artificial intelligence. To do this, once linked to our bank account, it analyzes the movements and our spending habits. It has the support of a good handful of Spanish banks such as Santander, BBVA, Caixabank, Sabadell and Bankia, among others.