While Apple maintains its walled garden, Android is designed as a free-for-all. If anybody has an app that meets its community standards, they can take their shot. This versatility is particularly evident when you have the right app. And that’s where we come in, with the best Android apps this month. Here’s what’s new and great — from encrypted notes to a few lite versions of your favorites.
The Must-Download: Notes By Firefox — Free
Notes by Firefox (which is tied to the browser of the same name) seems like a typical notes app, aside from the handy feature of being tied to your Firefox account. The real benefit, though, is under the hood. Firefox has encrypted the app with end-to-end encryption, meaning nobody but you and anybody you allow to view your notes can take a look. Sure, most of us aren’t putting company secrets in a note-taking app, but it’s a useful little bit of extra security worth installing if you’re a note fan.