Nov 12 AT 1:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 36 Comments

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week


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. Scan Master


Last week’s most popular app was Scan Master, a simple tool to convert pictures to PDF files. The app is free and the early reviews say it gets the job done, so it should be a worthy install if you need it. Who knew that PDFs were so used among our audience?

2. Zooper


If you like to customize your home screen, check out Zooper Widget for an easy way to customize your own stylish widgets. This free tool includes sample templates and custom fonts to get you started, but the possibilities are endless.

3. Wrike


Wrike is an existing project management service that just launched a new Android app. While the app is free to use, it requires a paid Wrike membership. If you are looking for a free alternative to organize things, you might want to explore Trello.

4. Perfect Tool for Picasa


Dustin picked Perfect Tool for Picasa as one of his favorite apps, and a lot of you checked out his suggestion. This app helps you to manage your Google Photos and Picasa web albums in a clean looking way.

5. Pattrn


Pattrn was featured in last week’s Android Rookies, where we spot new apps with less than 100k installs. The app saw a spike in installs and surged to over 500k installs before I shared it. I decided to try it out and I enjoyed the varios patterns, but I found most were not well suited for a desktop wallpaper.

6. AppSyncer


For someone that switches devices often, AppSyncer is a handy tool. It manages a list of all the apps you have installed and then syncs that across multiple devices. This is still a pretty specific need, which explains the low number of overall downloads.

7. UberHype


UberHype is an unofficial app powered by The Hype Machine. It provides a unique way to discover new and popular music being blogged all around the world and stream it directly to your Android devices. The app hasn’t been updated since August, but it still averages a review score of 4.4.

8. TNW Magazine


The Next Web has a new digital monthly magazine that is optimized for the Nexus 7. Other Android tablets are supported, but you might run into some oddities.

9. Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast


The only game that made this list is Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast. This augmented reality app lets you bust ghosts in the real world and uses location to help you clean up your city. The paid game will set you back $1.99, but fans of Ghostbusters are sure to enjoy it.

10. Pocket Casts


Closing out things is the paid app Pocket Casts, which was featured as one of Sean’s favorite apps. He listens to hours of podcasts each day and he enjoys the simplicity and good looks of Pocket Casts.

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  • stenzor

    Zooper looks really sleek.. might actually make me mess around with my homescreen which has been fairly unchanged for a year (apart from the wallpaper)

  • Nathan D.

    Nice apps

  • Dasha Golubeva

    Taylor, thank you for writing about Wrike’s new app in this digest! Just wanted to add an important detail: Wrike actually has a free subscription for teams of 5 users (+unlimited collaborators who can view tasks shared with them). The mobile app is included in this plan, too. I guess this might be interesting for small teams with a tight budget.

  • JohnnieB

    Yes, the Zipper app looks pretty cool. Will be trying it out.

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  • JonJJon

    Gave Zooper a try but didn’t give it enough time, will probably give it another chance when I can be bothered to tinker more haha

  • marko.sandalj69

    I tried Scan Master and its awesome!!!

  • douglasc_hill

    Great recommendations, I have tried other podcast apps and always come back to Pocketcasts. It is beautiful and is updated regularly.

  • mm14

    Ghostbusters! Classic.

  • jsfacade

    Zooper does look interesting, I do like the Picasa tool as well!

  • skinny pimp

    Appsyncer seems like it could really work out.

  • yocubed

    Perfect Tool for Picasa is pretty nice. It really gives you good management of your Picasa Web Albums and can batch upload with ease

  • brunnen153

    Perfect Tool for Picasa seems to be the Perfect Tool for Picasa for me :D
    Thanks for this tip!

  • friendlyfire

    Been using perfect tool for picasa for sometime now. It defiantly get’s the job done!

  • kookeetree

    I think Foxfi should be always added to any Top apps. A wonderful app.

  • Dorkstar

    Wow that scan master app is awesome. That will make expense reports easy as hell when you’re out of the office.

  • tehCylex

    Still no Padcast app that fits my needs :/ I’ll stick with Google Reader + AudiobookPlayer

  • samyeh

    scan master app looks neat. i will give it a try.

  • JohnnieB

    Zipper looks really cool. Will have to get it soon.

  • burdy81

    cool apps

  • Jeffdwisc

    Definitely going to check out UberHype!

  • 1stloc

    Pocket cast probably the best app out there

  • amIT29

    scan master sounds nice ..any idea if it can detect handwriting and convert them to text like an OCR tool does?

  • jaimevazquez

    AppSyncer great app

  • sctrait

    Scan master’s amazing!!!!

  • eckischeich

    Zooper is a really cool app. And its developer is very polite and helpful, when asking for features…

  • Helen Zahodiakin

    I thought I’d drop a line and ask a question. This is my first so bare with me. Who knows of a good or a great app for downloading free music?? The entire song!? I was using Tunee Music before! They were the best! No problems finding the song and downloading it! I had thousands of free songs.
    Well now they updated it and I am starting to think it really sucks now! And other reviews people have said the same. It looks a little better. But it’s just not the same! Can anyone help me??

  • digvijaya07

    Zooper Is Best Recommendation :D

  • wikedjackal

    The scan master has saved my toosh a couple of times.

  • balram

    Snapseed is seriously good

  • imdiane

    Zooper seems awesome. I used to use Minimimalist Text, definitely checking this one out. Thanks!

    Pattrn is a neat find too.

    Got the TNW Magazine!! I like what they’ve done.

  • sbala

    Ghostbusters is looking awesome

  • klcow92

    snapseed is an awesome app!!! :D

  • dutrak

    UberHype yes

  • mikemccalmon

    your app recommendations are unique and definitely not your run-of-the-mill “Wired Magazine” TOP 10 Apps you must have which every other tech site just regurgitates over and over… so, THANK YOU for that. My phone on the other hand, does not want to play nicely with your list… WTF am I doing with an AT&T Motorola ATRIX 4G still anyway!?!? ugh…

    Graciously Pitiful