Sep 17 AT 11:43 AM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week: Omega Status Bar, One Single Life,


Every week we cover Android gaming on Wednesday, followed by Top 10 app updates on Friday. Now every Monday (or Tuesday) 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 from last week among your peers.

1. Omega Status Bar


Omega Status Bar was featured in Android Rookies last week and it was easily our most popular pick in awhile. The app’s daily installs spiked to an all time high and it was well deserved. Omega Status Bar allows you to completely replace your status bar and cuustomize all the content. Free themes are also available to download from the Google Play store, allowing you to copy the Jelly Bean status bar in a few clicks. Several users reported problems on specific phones, so make sure you read the reviews for your device.

2. One Single Life


The top game this week was One Single Life. This unique title has you jumping from building to building and you only have one life to play. If you die, the game is finished and you can’t start over unless you delete the game data. I played it one single time and made it to Level 7, and I think I’m done with it. You can pay $1.99 to unlock infinite lives, but that would defeat the purpose of the game.

3. Prince of Persia Classic



Ubisoft Entertainment brought back the classic game Prince of Persia. We only posted the link for the $2.99 premium version, but there is also a freemium version if you want to try before you buy. I was never a fan of the old game, so I haven’t taken the time to play this latest release.

4. Transparent Clock & Weather


Transparent Clock & Weather is a simple widget that provides a customized clock and weather forecast. There are three widget sizes to choose from and you have the option to display current city, time, forecase, high/low temperatures, and remaining battery life. I tested it out and I still have the compact 4×1 widget on my homescreen until it annoys me.

5. Sleep Time


Sleep Time is another newbie first spotted in Android Rookies that saw its daily installs shoot to a new high. The app promises, “You will never wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again.” I have yet to test it out, but the app already has 30 million installs on iOS so they must be doing something right.

6. All Clear


All Clear allows you to clear all the cache files, SMS, call logs, histories and APK from your Android device with a single click. Older devices with limited storage space will constantly see low storage warnings, so this app could really come in handy with an aging phone.

7. Critter Escape


Critter Escape got some buzz last week when it ended it’s Amazon App Store exclusivity and joined the Google Play store. This stealth-based adventure game includes over 120 levels and touch controls that allow you to draw or tap your escape route. I briefly played the game for a couple of levels, but it wasn’t enough fun to keep me coming back.

8. Judge Dredd


I never read the comic series, but I was a fan of the classic Stalone movie and I’d like to see the upcoming remake. This free game is basically a big advertisement for the new movie, but I found the single player story mode had enough zombie blasting to warrant the install.

9. Musical Samurai



It’s a simple music tapping game, but the ninja theme might attract people to Musical Samurai. Try out the free version to see if you like it and then buy the paid version to reward the developer.

10. EyeEm


Coming it at #10 is the photo sharing app EyeEm. It was recently updated to version 3.0 and it now sports an all-new design. The app provides a passionate community around streams of pictures, which led us to compare it to a young Instagram. Try it for free if you love discovering photos around the topics you enjoy.

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  • Taylor Wimberly

    Install Omega Status Bar and download the JellyBean Omega theme.

    • LukeT32

      Doesn’t display properly on my GNex…. when you open the status bar the time and date are cut off.

  • Thomas Biard

    I tried Omega Status Bar last week. I guess I couldn’t figure it out, but it wouldn’t give me notifications. I liked the look and a lot of the options, but overall on my Droid X, it wasn’t super exciting. Especially since I basically can theme it myself using metamorph. I would agree though that it is a good status bar for non-rooters.

  • txbluesman

    Gonna give Omega Status Bar and Transparent Clock & Weather a try. Don’t have much use for the rest, but there is always something for everyone.

  • w00x

    I tried Omega Status Bar after last week’s article, but was disappointed. It was waaay to buggy on the One X. I guess that, aside from custom launchers, rooting is the only way to go for proper customization.

  • Hawaiian

    Transparent Clock & Weather is awesome and looks great, especially at 100% transparency. I highly recommend this app.
    I just started with Sleep Time and it is interesting to see some of my sleep stats.
    Hope that helps someone try these two apps out…plus their FREE! So that doesn’t hurt either!

  • pjamies

    Transparent Clock/Weather is nice but does not properly support the larger phone devices (Samsung Note) which is a problem and most widgets also do not support the larger screens either .. yet

    • pjamies

      Update, it actually does do a screen size for the Sam-Note (5×2).. my bad!! :)

  • Ralf Muller

    Nice list. I downloaded Omega status bar and musical samurai. Would also like to include ezNetScan in this list as this is a wonderful app it helped me find me all the devices connected to my network.

  • johnfarrell

    “Transparent Clock & weather” and “Sleep Time” is very much useful to me and I loved it.

  • Gloria

    Sleep Time worked really well in the beginning, now the alarm doesn’t trigger anymore. I also found a folder with 5gb of sleep data on my phone. Wtf?