Oct 22 AT 4:59 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week: Keymonk, Crackle, Photo Punch


Every week we cover Android gaming on Wednesday, followed by Android Rookies 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. Bosch Toolbox


Last week’s most popular app was Bosch Toolbox, which comes as something of a surprise. This app features a collection of handyman tools including a site measuring camera, unit converter, pro flashlight, supplier locator, and quick support for Bosch products.

2. EasyFocus


Next up we have EasyFocus, which allows you to produce SLR camera-like focus and defocus effects with your photos. It’s similar to the tilt shift feature of Instagram, but it allows a lot more control. The early reviews are mixed, so be sure to leave your feedback on the Play Store where the developer can see it.

3. Keymonk Keyboard


Like the description says, “A video is worth 10,000 words, so check it out to see how Keymonk works.” This new keyboard works like Swype, but it allows you to draw words using both fingers at the same time. The developer claims it’s the fastest keyboard around, but it might take some practice to match their results.

4. Widgetsoid


Looking for fully customizable widgets with over 50 toggles to control? Widgetsoid is a free app that lets you customize the look and feel of system widgets to control almost any function of your phone. It already has over 1 million installs and a healthy average review score of 4.5.

5. Photo Punch


Photo Punch is a new free app that allows you to “punch” out an area of a photo, add a background, embellish it with effects, and share it to the community. This could be a great tool to create memes, so check it out if you love to edit photos.

6. VLC for Android beta


The VLC media player is coming to Android, and it’s already available if you want to beta test it. Unfortunately, it is limited to certain devices and countries, so chances are you might not be able to install it quite yet. This  is still something to keep your eye on if you enjoy the desktop version.

7. News Fragments


News Fragments is a simple news reader app that ties into Google News feeds. It allows you to sort your news feeds into separate fragments and presents everything in a clean looking Holo theme.

8. Justice League: EFD


Justice League was the most popular game last week, since it features heroes from DC Comics, but the app appears to be a bug-filled mess. It currently has an average review score of 2.1, with most users saying the game doesn’t even work. Hopefully an update comes out soon that addresses all the issues.

9. Crackle


Crackle lets you watch full length movies on your Android device for free, so what’s not to love? A recent update added the ability to play back movies over HDMI, so now you can share streaming content with the big screen. The app was also given a new design, so check it out if you haven’t used it in awhile.

10. Death Dome


Death Dome is an awesome looking game, and it should have been a lot higher on this list. The game was published by Glu Mobile, who has a strong track record on Android, and it delivers the same high quality that we expect. Check out this game if you enjoyed Glu’s Blood & Glory gladiator series.

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  • Vance

    Ahhhh nothing like an app fix to end a busy Monday… begin downloading now..

  • stenzor

    One thing I really dislike is when developers don’t put any actual gameplay screenshots in their app. It’s fine if they want to have their fancy art with overlaid text, but I want at least a couple of gameplay screens with the hud and everything there.

    • Anthony E

      Silly goose, the game is just a series of pictures with text overlaid on them. And, if you want to get extra pictures, you can buy them via IAPs.

      They have an equally uninformative video posted in the play store too. Looks like one of those lame ‘rail fighters.’ The only thing that I saw in the video that looked like gameplay was the two arrows on the screen that looked like you get to dodge left and right.

  • David

    God damn you Verizon. The only app I want is Google Wallet. I can’t even get your stupid new Isis alternative.

    • LukeT32


      And how is VLC not available in the US…. Silly

  • iamXiV92a

    Now I’ve tried Keymonk and it’s confusing (for me) but I’m still working on it. The free version is good enough for trial-n-error. It’s like Swype on steroids…

    • Jorge Vieira

      I still cant understand it at all.

  • veracu

    Keymonk is dope. Thanks for the review.

  • yo mamas pimp

    keymonk is dope af

  • kookeetree

    Been using Crackle on my tablet. Definitely convenient.

  • klcow92

    VLC player, the swiss knife of video files

  • prime_optimus

    Easy Focus is great !

  • Hubboy

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  • Andesken

    I think you missed you a picture editor, perhaps as PicsArt-Photo Studio, plus a file manager like ES File Explorer, for the rest I think this fairly complete this list of apps for Android OS

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