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Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week

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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. 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. Taskbar – Windows 8 Style

Taskbar - Windows 8 Style

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Taskbar – Windows 8 Style is a nifty app that brings the familiar Windows taskbar to your Android device.  There are several customization options such as selecting the location of the “start” button and choosing which applications appear in the start menu.  Anyone looking for an app to replicate the Windows interface will appreciate Taskbar – Windows 8 Style.

2. Floating Notifications

Floating Notifications

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Remember when Facebook introduced ChatHeads to the public to make it easy to chat with your friends?  The team behind Floating Notifications has taken that idea and applied it to app notifications.  Once configured, notifications will also show up as an icon on your screen. Tapping this icon presents you with the dialog relating to the notification.

3. How to Make Paper Airplanes

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Many of us have probably spent a few hours as a child playing paper trying to make that perfect paper airplane.  How to Make Paper Airplanes simplifies this process by providing detailed instructions for dozens of unique paper aircraft that you can create and show off.

4. LEGO® STAR WARS™

Lego Star Wars

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There are currently many LEGO® games available on the Play Store, but most of them are geared towards children.  LEGO® STAR WARS™ is the first LEGO® game on Android I’ve seen that I’m interested in playing. Our Top 10 list confirms many of you have the same sentiment.

5. Hero of Many

Hero of Many

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Hero of Many is a unique action adventure that plunges you into underwater worlds filled with mysterious places and water-beings set on your demise.  Will you end up being the Hero of Many?

6. Flowpaper Free

Flowpaper Free

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The Flowpaper app provides a unique experience with physics-based drawing.  Using waves of color, you can create masterpieces that are easy to share with your friends.  The Pro version of Flowpaper provides you additional drawing options.

7. Fitness Check-up

Fitness Checkup

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Fitness is one critical step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  But what happens if you aren’t sure of your fitness level?  Let Fitness Check-up help you.  Consisting of 11 simple tests, Fitness Check-up will let you know how fit you are and what you can do to increase your fitness level.

8. 3D Image Live Wallpaper

3D Image Live Wallpaper

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Live wallpapers are an awesome addition to your Android device.  The 3D Image Live Wallpaper app takes your existing wallpaper and applies a new 3D parallax moving effect to make your wallpaper seem more alive.

9. DashClock Widget

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The DashClock Widget is a great way to get a quick look at data that is important to you.  You can set up DashClock to display missed calls, texts, emails and many other bits of information.  The growing number of plugins for DashClock is a good sign of the popularity of this app and another reason check it out.

10. Twilight

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Completing the Top 10 this week is Twilight. Research shows that exposure to blue light prior to bed can inhibit you from much needed rest.  Twilight attempts to solve this problem on your device by filtering out the blue spectrum and giving you a relaxing red hue to your device.  I would advise those of you who have trouble falling asleep to try Twilight and see if it helps.