Inbox is about to die, and Google still hasn't brought its best feature to Gmail

As some of us are painfully aware, Inbox is set to die next Tuesday, April 2nd. Google has been pushing Inbox users back to Gmail since the original announcement last September. Initially, that transition was eased with promises that Gmail would eventually inherit Inbox’s bundling, the email client’s most useful feature. Six months later, a mere week before Inbox’s euthanasia, Gmail still doesn’t have bundles.

I’ve already made the painful transition back to a less-smart email client, perverting Gmail’s existing and unmodifiable category system to approximate a bastardized version of bundles. Read MoreInbox is about to die, and Google still hasn’t brought its best feature to Gmail was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

21 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for the mid-week app sales roundup. Today’s list is small and rather underwhelming, but perhaps that’s just reflective of the slower time of year. Anyhow, you might find something you like below.
Free
Apps

Manual Camera : DSLR Camera Professional (Procam) $4.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
Deep Translator Pro $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
Play-D2D $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
Quick Reminder Pro : To Do Notes Reminder Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
BitProject $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Interwebz Browser $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Spelling Book PRO $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Discovering the Dinosaurs $4.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Recent App Switcher (DIESEL Pro) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Voice Recorder $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days

Games

Superhero Armor: City War – Robot Fighting Premium $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
Zombie Avengers:(Dreamsky)Stickman War Z $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Cat home 2048 (VIP) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Word Mania PRO $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Stick Shadow: War Fight $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
2 Player Quiz Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
The Celestial Tree VIP $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Timing Hero VIP : Retro Fighting Action RPG $3.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Learn Mandarin – HSK 5 Hero $9.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Wonder Knights VIP : Retro Shooter RPG $3.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days

Icon packs & customization

Mandala Icon Pack $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days

Sale
Apps

iBird Pro Birds North America $14.99 -> $9.99; Sale ends in 1 day
Advanced Sport Training Calendar $2.99 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 2 days
Hue Wave $3.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 2 days
My Jump 2: Measure your jump $9.99 -> $4.99; Sale ends in 3 days
My Lift: Measure your max strength $9.99 -> $4.99; Sale ends in 3 days
Truck Motion Detector $3.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 3 days
Contour lines plugin — OsmAnd $3.49 -> $1.69; Sale ends in 4 days
Easy Calculator PRO $2.89 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 4 days
AntiBAG Tachograph $11.99 -> $6.99; Sale ends in 6 days
Day by Day Organizer PRO $4.49 -> $2.49; Sale ends in 6 days
Earthquake Network Pro – Realtime alerts $2.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 6 days
WiFi Router Manager(No Ad) – Who is on My WiFi? Read More21 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wyze announces $20 home sensor system to pair with its $20 security camera

Home security cameras are common these days, but they’re often spendy. Wyze made waves a while back by offering a basic but effective security camera for just $20. The Wyze cam is now getting some company in the form of a home sensor system that also costs $20.

The Wyze Sense kit ships with a motion sensor and two contact sensors (for doors or windows). There’s also a bridge hub that links the sensors to your Wyze cameras, which you probably already have if you buy the Wyze sensors. Read MoreWyze announces $20 home sensor system to pair with its $20 security camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube Music can now act as a media player for files stored on your phone

Update 1: 2019/03/26 4:23pm PDT

Our friends at 9to5Google reached out to let us know offline playback may have appeared as early a v3.03, though that version doesn’t exhibit the behavior in our tests.

Google has been pitching YouTube Music as an eventual replacement for Google Play Music since the company refocused what it was for last year, but it’s still missing plenty of features. You still can’t access your Google Play Music uploads from YouTube Music, and there’s no easy way to import playlists or libraries between the two services. Read MoreYouTube Music can now act as a media player for files stored on your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google gets ready for summer by adding vacation rentals to hotel search

Finding the perfect place to spend your vacation shouldn’t be a difficult task, and Google has been making it easier in the last several months. It started with a Maps redesign that made finding Hotels more streamlined, and now Google’s expanding those travel listings to include even more vacation rentals from some prominent partner services.
Back in October Google rolled out a full redesign to Google Maps hotel listings for both desktop and mobile. Read MoreGoogle gets ready for summer by adding vacation rentals to hotel search was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ultimate Ears BLAST app now supports grouping with up to eight speakers, 11 months after it was promised

Back in April of last year, Ultimate Ears announced that its BLAST and MEGABLAST Bluetooth speakers would be receiving a number of features that they really should have come with out of the box. Nearly a year later, one of those features — grouping — has finally been added with an update to the BLAST companion app.

WHAT’S NEW
Pair up to 8 BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers for louder, more immersive sound! Read MoreUltimate Ears BLAST app now supports grouping with up to eight speakers, 11 months after it was promised was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Mooove over, LTE: 'Me+Moo' uses 5G to connect you to real-life cow

Right now, 5G is a lot like “blockchain” or “cloud.” It’s a phrase largely meaningless by itself that companies love to throw around. Here at Android Police, we’ve received countless emails and press releases about companies utilizing 5G in some way that most people wouldn’t really care about. Today, I’m proud to share with you the first good use for 5G — an app that connects you to a real-life cow. Read MoreMooove over, LTE: ‘Me+Moo’ uses 5G to connect you to real-life cow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung releases Good Lock 2019 with Pie support [APK Download]

Getting a major system update is a good thing, but it’s not always 100% good news. Samsung users were dismayed to find that Good Lock, the system customization tool, didn’t work after the Pie update. Well, now it’s back with a fresh coat of paint.

Good Lock doesn’t completely change your phone, but it makes the interface more flexible with features to customize your lock screen, quick settings, and multi-window features. Read MoreSamsung releases Good Lock 2019 with Pie support [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Chrome Canvas PWA brings low-latency doodling to Chromebooks, Android, and even your desktop

Earlier today, our buds over at Chrome Unboxed spotted a new progressive web app by Google called Chrome Canvas. It’s a very simple sketching/doodling app that works best on devices like Chromebooks with stylus-based input, but it will also run on your desktop or phone. The new app is showing up as an installed app on some Chromebooks running Dev and Canary channels, but you can pull it down manually on other devices right now. Read MoreGoogle Chrome Canvas PWA brings low-latency doodling to Chromebooks, Android, and even your desktop was written by the awesome team at Android Police.