Apr 15 AT 10:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 41 Comments

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week


Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 app updates on Friday (returning this week). Now every Monday we will look back and see which ones were the most crowd-pleasing among our audience. Read on for the 10 most popular Android apps among your peers from last week.

1. Facebook Home



Facebook is the world’s largest social network, so it’s no surprise that the new Facebook Home app was the most popular Android app last week. We tested out the app and found it had promise, but the coolest featured called Chat Heads is available in the stand alone Facebook Messenger app. Facebook Home is only supposed on a handful of devices, but MoDaCo has instructions if you want to side-load it on another device.

2. StatusAgenda



StatusAgenda is a free app that brings your calendars to your pull-down notification area. The app integrates with Google Calendar so there is nothing to set up. I normally have the a Calendar widget stuck to my home screen, so I have yet to test out StatusAgenda, but it currently has an average rating of 4.4 in the Google Play Store.

3. Twilight



Twilight got a lot of buzz in last week’s Fresh Meat column, and it appears the app might live up to the hype. The app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day by filtering the blue spectrum on your phone or tablet after sunset and protecting your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter. The average review score is 4.6, and I’m installing it right now.

4. InCall Recorder



InCall Recorder might be one of the first call recording apps that works well, and it’s actually free to install. Some users report it works great, while others say it’s not compatible with their device. Filter the Google Play reviews by your device to see what others are saying before you take the time to download it and try it out.

5. Burner



If you like to sell items on Craigslist and you need a disposable number, then Burner might be the solution you need. Burner maintains a pool of numbers that you can rent on-demand and then dispose of when no longer needed. The Android app comes with one free Burner number to test out, and then you will have to pay for continued use after that. The app was just released this week and it already received an update over the weekend, so keep sharing your feedback so that the developer can improve the experience.

6. Flatout: Stuntman



Last week’s most popular game was Flatout: Stuntman from Team6 Game Studious. The Flatout series is one of the most popular stunt titles on gaming consoles, and this mobile version delivers all the same exciting action. The game is optimized for Tegra-powered devices, but it runs on a wide variety of Android smartphones and tablets. It’s free to play, so check it out if you enjoy ragdoll fun.

7. Rando



Dustin wrote a brief preview of Rando last week, and I’m surprised it’s not higher up on this list. The simple app allows you to anonymously share photos with strangers and it’s strangely addicting. We normally take pics and upload them to get likes from people we know, so sharing a photo with a random stranger really changes the behavior of how you capture images. I have been playing with the app for the last week, and it still has me entertained.

8. Overkill 2



Overkill 2 is a new game for people that like to customize guns. This sequel to the popular original lets you modify 30 realistic 3D guns the way you feel they should be and then take them to the action. These stand-still type of shooters are not my thing, so I have yet to check it out.

9. Swizzle



Swizzle is a well designed app that can help anyone make cocktails and mix drinks like a bartender or mixologist. The app features thousands of drink recipes, including a selection of non alcoholic and virgin drinks. Additional features include a My Cabinet section that allows you to store your ingredients inventory, a built-in shopping list, and the ability to create your own recipies and share them with friends.

10. Fetch



Rounding out the Top 10 is Fetch, an app discovery platform that is powered by tags. Users can define the traits they are looking for in apps, and then Fetch creates a personalized feed of apps that match what they are looking for. The app allows you to follow some detailed traits like “button mashing,” “boss battles,” and “war games” so it’s easy to create a feed that will deliver apps you will love.

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • chris mcclellan

    Now THIS is an article I want to read! Just downloaded two of these apps to try out.

  • renyo

    I can vouch for Rando being strangely addictive!

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      The new update wiped out all the old randos I had collected. I was a little sad.

      • renyo

        I thought so too! But I hit the rando button to click a pic and then went back and voila! All my randos were back!

        • antheny

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    • nivekkev

      Totally agree and I am even starting to get better pictures in return…

    • Tangent

      It is, even though so far most of the pictures I’ve gotten are clearly just quick shots taken for the sole purpose of getting ones in return. :-P

  • nikhilverma

    why would someone want to put people off a great app by naming it twilight ?

    • kazahani

      I lol’d!

  • Michael

    Agree, this is a great article series! One little suggestion – make the Play Store links open in a new tab/window or in a pop-up.

    • Pete

      Michael, Running Firefox, Hold cursor over Play Store then Right click and select Open in New Tab or New Window.

      It is that simple! LOL

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    And here is the list of top 5 best, budget quad-core smartphones!


  • fllorencio dejesus

    I will inform you later on when
    I try tbhem out.

  • herbivore83

    I got a Rando on Friday that was a picture of some one’s Nexus 4 Bumper case still in the packaging. That had to be one of you, right?

  • SGB101

    I’m sure I read this post about 5 days ago.

    Rando is very addictive!

  • donger

    Rando & Burner, great apps.

  • Vance

    Lots of spammers getting past the filter lately… great post as usual, installing some now.

  • Maurizio Bonelli

    I think that could be more interesting if you try the application other than putting them on a list.. in order to have your opinion and not opinions you got from others!

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  • raichleb

    I’m sure individual results will vary, but Twilight was not for me. I installed it last Thursday, had terrible nights of sleep on Thursday and Friday, uninstalled it on Saturday and am back to normal. I didn’t expect any result, and I realize 2 is a pretty small sample size, but it was enough for me to decide not to use this app.

  • kei’zatsu zackie

    Great app n the best app ..cool…

  • Hunter

    Great list, Taylor! I am going to give a few of these apps a try when I get home from work at DISH later tonight. I recently downloaded another cool app called DISH Anywhere. It lets me stream all of my live TV networks, and DVR recordings anywhere I go. I love it because I can go fishing down at the pond, and I can still watch the Rockies play baseball.

  • Fabio Alerni

    Nice Post!!! The above mentioned android apps are really very useful . I already using few of these app and now am trying to download and use the rest apps. Here is another pretty interesting app i found last week “Last Message” free and useful app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.fatbrain.lastmessage

  • lisa sherring

    Awesome suggestions id love a good working app that allows me to have an actual diary. If anyone knows a great one for android please let me know if you address it to #lisa sherring thanks guys and girls

  • Shim B
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    Thanks for share

  • Sheldon Cooper

    My phone isn’t able to connect to the camera. How can I Fix this?

  • John

    Watson reinvents stopwatch and timer apps by placing them on multiple lists. You should have a look at it here


  • VitebMobileApps

    Its all are so amazing. I was not aware about that. Thank you so much for sharing this precious post.

  • Gkj

    This is really an awesome list of apps. My favorite pick would be Rando because of the unique idea behind it.

    Here’s my Top 10 List Of Android Apps : http://kooltech.blogspot.in/2013/06/top-10-must-have-android-apps-that-too.html

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    thanks, dowloading 3/10 apps.

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  • Trevor

    You guys should take a look at a few newer apps called Million Dollar Search and Genie Fortune Teller

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  • hemanti

    nice article but I think Instafusion is a gre8 app to edit photos. i mostly use its blending and masking features…..

  • srijan

    i use instaglass app to edit my photos…it works wonderfully.

  • Ryan

    Hi guys

    Do you know 2048HD android app?!

    The most amazing (free) app and the best puzzle game on Android at the moment : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.menamobility.game

    It is simple, move the boxes by merging similar numbers together to get the four magic numbers on the center of your screen. Not as simple as you thought initially.

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  • mikcolin

    hi, just got the best utility app for personal and professional use, a call recorder app.