Aug 05 AT 1:54 PM Steve Raycraft 18 Comments

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. On Mondays we look back to 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. Twilight

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Twilight continues to solidify itself as one of your top apps to download.

 

2. Network Signal Booster Pro

Network Signal Booster

Network Signal Booster Pro is a nifty little app to help you improve the signal on your device.

 

3. Office Mobile for Office 365

Office Mobile

Office 365 users can now view and edit documents while on the go.

 

4. Homestyler

Homestyler

Homestyler lets you snap a picture of your room and start designing it to your satisfaction.

 

5. Krome

Krome

Krome allows you to sync Android notifications with Chrome on your PC

 

6. Floating Touch

Floating Touch

Floating touch provides quick access to settings options on your device including turning on/off WiFi and adjusting the brightness.

 

7. Taskbar – Windows 8 Style

Taskbar - Windows 8 Style

Great application for those looking to replicate the Windows look on their device.

 

8.  CallHeads

Callheads

CallHeads notifies you of an incoming call without taking over your full screen with the notification.

 

9. Internet Speed Master

Internet Speed Master

A great app that tweaks your TCP/IP settings for greater performance.

 

10. Chromecast

Chromecast

Chromecast is the hottest way to stream media from your device to any HDTV.

 

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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  • James

    Do you own some of these apps? You keep posting them over and over and over and over again. Apps like Twilight, Krome, Floating Touch etc are being featured 4-5x. This blog used to provide useful information and different apps – you keep writing about the same ones . No reason to check this blog – this app feature was one of the ones that made this blog unique. All the other Android news can be gotten from more than a dozen sites

    • Thomas Biard

      Well, this article is titled “10 Most Popular Apps from Last Week”, so this seems to be a quantitative award based on number of downloads. If an app stays up for multiple weeks, it means lots of people keep downloading it and will stay at the top of the chart…kinda like iTunes or a Billboard track list.

      It seems like what you’re looking for are the “Fresh Meat” app lists where they post the newest apps to come out this week.

  • pjamies

    MS Office 365 was the app that I was looking forward too.. but like the Moto X, it cost too
    much for what it offers the user (‘Starting’ at $10/Month).
    (Oh and it will not be coming to the Tablet !!)
    Epic Fail, comparied to what it’s competition offers …

  • mrjayviper

    “Chromecast is the hottest way to stream media from your device to any HDTV.”

    support streaming of local content from my android device? o.O

  • mrjayviper

    I did but twilight last week after searching for a similar app I used on iOS

  • Peter

    And in the #2 spot? A very obvious scam app that is smoke and mirrors (and pops up ads when you aren’t even using the app). Read the comments.

  • Eben1277

    Don’t blame A&M because the people using the play store are heavily downloading a scam app with pop ups. This is the top 10 most popular apps, not the most recommended. If an app’s a piece of shit report it to Google.

    • alexanderharri3

      Although it may be new and “popular”, A&M should be able to do rudimentary filtering to keep such clear “apps” out of a featured list. Signal booster with an app non-root, really? Who would download such an app with such a claim?

      Plus, the only screen caps of the app are a button (just like in the iOS i am rich app), and two screen grabs of the Android apps page in the emulator that shows…indeed…it is an app.

      Button to “tether” to a better network based on your carrier….maayyyybe this app actually does something and switches to 3G mode if 4G isn’t working….but I was very surprised to see such an app featured here…

  • clocinnorcal

    Suggestion. How about an article that shows the newest upcoming popular apps or the top ten highest rated, lowest downloaded apps?

    Twilight app is getting really old.

  • donger

    Chromecast.

  • pinkelpause

    Booster Pro is trying to “upgrade” after the installation. Virus or spyware

  • http://www.androidandme.com Steve Raycraft

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. This list is based on the number of clicks to the Play Store for each app. I agree with you that we don’t need Twilight on the list every week.

    We’ve been toying with the idea of a “Legendary” app status for apps that stay on the Top 10 list for an extended period of time. How many weeks would you like to see an app stay on the list before it gets receives “Legendary” status and is removed from the list?

    We value our readers and want to make sure we provide you the stuff you want to see when you visit us.

    • A

      I’ll repeat the suggestion I wrote last week, finding this column repetitive after only a few weeks reading this site: the weekly snapshot is just too often. Break “most popular” down into a few sub-categories of apps, and rotate those weekly, so the survey period is longer and there is more time for interesting arrivals and departures.

  • apolodor

    This article should be called: “Top 9 most popular android apps from last week”. I am totally bored to see again and again the same Twilight app. OK, we understand it is a very nice app, but… again Twilight?? :(

  • Ashique Mahmud

    I got my desired information from here and the Office Mobile for Office 365 is really very helpful for me and I am looking for it for long times. Thanks for shearing the information and I hope to gate more great post like that when I visit this site later.Best Softwere Market

  • Junaid Ahmed

    some apps look really fake.

  • Raymond

    Got a friend who works at YourELink and is working on Bills Reminder apps and was recently released at Android market. I know there a thousands of apps out there that works a Bill Reminder however I find this new app super friendly and the recurrence reminder is far detailed compared with other reminder apps. I have included the link below in case you want to try.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yourelink.SmartBillsReminder

  • Christine

    Somehow I couldn’t find another interesting app that I came across very recently by the name Photo4tune. It is best in terms of privacy in terms of sharing pics or even messages for that matter because of its inherent features like fire messaging and self destruct pics. You can also get it on Google Playstore!

  1. JamesGuest 2 years ago

    Do you own some of these apps? You keep posting them over and over and over and over again. Apps like Twilight, Krome, Floating Touch etc are being featured 4-5x. This blog used to provide useful information and different apps – you keep writing about the same ones . No reason to check this blog – this app feature was one of the ones that made this blog unique. All the other Android news can be gotten from more than a dozen sites

    • Well, this article is titled “10 Most Popular Apps from Last Week”, so this seems to be a quantitative award based on number of downloads. If an app stays up for multiple weeks, it means lots of people keep downloading it and will stay at the top of the chart…kinda like iTunes or a Billboard track list.

      It seems like what you’re looking for are the “Fresh Meat” app lists where they post the newest apps to come out this week.

  2. MS Office 365 was the app that I was looking forward too.. but like the Moto X, it cost too
    much for what it offers the user (‘Starting’ at $10/Month).
    (Oh and it will not be coming to the Tablet !!)
    Epic Fail, comparied to what it’s competition offers …

  3. mrjayviperGuest 2 years ago

    “Chromecast is the hottest way to stream media from your device to any HDTV.”

    support streaming of local content from my android device? o.O

  4. mrjayviperGuest 2 years ago

    I did but twilight last week after searching for a similar app I used on iOS

  5. PeterGuest 2 years ago

    And in the #2 spot? A very obvious scam app that is smoke and mirrors (and pops up ads when you aren’t even using the app). Read the comments.

  6. Don’t blame A&M because the people using the play store are heavily downloading a scam app with pop ups. This is the top 10 most popular apps, not the most recommended. If an app’s a piece of shit report it to Google.

    • Although it may be new and “popular”, A&M should be able to do rudimentary filtering to keep such clear “apps” out of a featured list. Signal booster with an app non-root, really? Who would download such an app with such a claim?

      Plus, the only screen caps of the app are a button (just like in the iOS i am rich app), and two screen grabs of the Android apps page in the emulator that shows…indeed…it is an app.

      Button to “tether” to a better network based on your carrier….maayyyybe this app actually does something and switches to 3G mode if 4G isn’t working….but I was very surprised to see such an app featured here…

  7. Suggestion. How about an article that shows the newest upcoming popular apps or the top ten highest rated, lowest downloaded apps?

    Twilight app is getting really old.

  8. Booster Pro is trying to “upgrade” after the installation. Virus or spyware

  9. Thanks for the feedback everyone. This list is based on the number of clicks to the Play Store for each app. I agree with you that we don’t need Twilight on the list every week.

    We’ve been toying with the idea of a “Legendary” app status for apps that stay on the Top 10 list for an extended period of time. How many weeks would you like to see an app stay on the list before it gets receives “Legendary” status and is removed from the list?

    We value our readers and want to make sure we provide you the stuff you want to see when you visit us.

    • AGuest 2 years ago

      I’ll repeat the suggestion I wrote last week, finding this column repetitive after only a few weeks reading this site: the weekly snapshot is just too often. Break “most popular” down into a few sub-categories of apps, and rotate those weekly, so the survey period is longer and there is more time for interesting arrivals and departures.

  10. apolodorGuest 2 years ago

    This article should be called: “Top 9 most popular android apps from last week”. I am totally bored to see again and again the same Twilight app. OK, we understand it is a very nice app, but… again Twilight?? :(

  11. Ashique MahmudGuest 2 years ago

    I got my desired information from here and the Office Mobile for Office 365 is really very helpful for me and I am looking for it for long times. Thanks for shearing the information and I hope to gate more great post like that when I visit this site later.Best Softwere Market

  12. Junaid AhmedGuest 2 years ago

    some apps look really fake.

  13. RaymondGuest 1 year ago

    Got a friend who works at YourELink and is working on Bills Reminder apps and was recently released at Android market. I know there a thousands of apps out there that works a Bill Reminder however I find this new app super friendly and the recurrence reminder is far detailed compared with other reminder apps. I have included the link below in case you want to try.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yourelink.SmartBillsReminder

  14. ChristineGuest 10 months ago

    Somehow I couldn’t find another interesting app that I came across very recently by the name Photo4tune. It is best in terms of privacy in terms of sharing pics or even messages for that matter because of its inherent features like fire messaging and self destruct pics. You can also get it on Google Playstore!