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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.