Jul 26 AT 11:33 AM Anthony Domanico 20 Comments

Top 10 app downloads of the week: Monday, July 26th, 2010

We’re back with our weekly top 10 app downloads of the week column. Hopefully this will be an opportunity for our readers to explore new apps that they may have never tried before. If you decided to try an app from this list, or already use an app on this list, tell us about it in the comments!

This week, we see some new entrants to the top 10 list, including one that came out of nowhere to take the #1 spot.

Your top 10 most downloaded applications for the week of July 26th, 2010:

10. Advanced Task Killer

Advanced Task Killer is a tool you can use to kill running processes and free precious memory on your Android phone.

9. SwiftKey Beta

SwiftKey Beta is a beta version of a popular keyboard replacement application. Check out our review here.

8. C-ThruFone

C-ThruFone is a wallpaper that makes your phone’s homescreen transparent.

7. RockPlayer

RockPlayer is a video player optimized for the Android platform (requires 1.6+)

6. nook for Android

Nook is Barnes and Noble’s eReader Android application. See our writeup of nook here.

5. Barcode Scanner

Barcode scanner is an application that allows users to scan barcodes and search for price/availability of particular items at many local stores. It also has a QR code reader.

4. My Paper Plane 2 Lite

My Paper Plane 2 Lite is a 3d paper plane game that allows users to fly a paper airplane through 16 different levels with tilt controls.

3. Launcher Pro

Launcher Pro is a home screen application drawer replacement app, featuring 7 home screens and a 2d or 3d app drawer.

2. AppBrain App Market

AppBrain is a front for the Android market that allows users to install Android apps to their phone right form their PCs.  


And the most downloaded Android application for the week of 7/26/2010 is….


1. Etherial Dialpad

Etherial Dialpad is an awesome music application that allows you to make the music as you go by dragging your finger around on the screen. Check out our review of Etherial Dialpad here.

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  • http://ericcaron.com Eric Caron

    If this is going to start being a weekly thing, could QR codes get embedded in the post? That’d make me 100x more likely to send the link to this post to a friend rather than the link to the app on AppBrain (though the friend would still go to AppBrain if they want to learn a lot more).

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Thanks for the feedback, Eric. We are always looking into ways we can make our posts better, especially if this is going to be a weekly segment. I will look at incorporating QR codes into next weeks post.

      Sound good?

      • Angie Strickland

        We had the QR codes in last week’s post, there seems to be some sort of error. Working on it now…

  • http://Website tgraupmann

    If jailbreaking is now legal, how does that affect my droid-x?


    I don’t see how the new law is iPhone specific.

  • http://Website tgraupmann
  • SliestDragon

    Why won’t task killers just die?!?!?

    Oh, and Launcherpro deserves to be first.

    • http://Website Droideka

      Use the end all button. Or the end all widget. Works great for me. :]

  • Angie Strickland

    OK should be good now.

  • http://www.myfreenexus.co.uk David

    Is the Barcode Scanner a free app?

    • http://Website Alex

      Yes David. The Bardcode Scanner is free.

  • http://Website Zer0-9

    For 2.1 and under a task killer is a really nice thing to have to control pesky applications or immediately shut them down rather than waiting for the OS to stop it on its own.

    With 2.2 task killers aren’t necessary at all. The OS includes a similar function and additionally allows you to stop and prevent a process from starting on its own.

  • http://Website luke

    Agreed launcher pro should be number one!

  • http://Website Dancer

    HAHA im usting this etherreal dialpad if i want to fall asleep fast. The sounds are so relaxing. Try it out.

  • Prince77

    Launcher Pro is a good app, but not for the Evo. It disables HTC Sense completely. When I sent a email about it, I received an automatic reply with a link to a forum that is suppose to answer my questions. I found a list of “demands” from users asking for items to be added. By color code they list which ones they could do couldn’t do and some already answered. In my opinion of you have HTC Sense on your phone there is no need for launcher pro.

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      A lot of people would consider getting rid of Sense a feature, not a fault.

      • Prince77

        Okay, can you explain to me what’s wrong with Sense? I don’t have any issues with it on my Evo. On the Launcher Pro app, there is a picture that shows Sense. That is why I made the comment I made.

  • http://Website Gomez

    Launcher Pro makes any android phone look like a Nexus One.

  • PatrickHuey

    too bad I cant use the launcher pro because I haven’t gotten my 2.2 mytouch update…

  • http://Website Tommy

    What about in terms of browsers? I’ve been using Skyfire – love it, doesn’t kill my battery and videos work well.

  • http://Website p johal

    The reason i dont purchase apps on my android phone is because i have to pay in yen!!!!