Jul 01 AT 9:55 AM Steve Raycraft 4 Comments

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week


Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday followed by Android Gaming 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. Taskbar – Windows 8 Style

Taskbar - Windows 8 Style


Taskbar – Windows 8 Style is a nifty app that brings the familiar Windows taskbar to your Android device.  There are several customization options such as selecting the location of the “start” button and choosing which applications appear in the start menu.  Anyone looking for an app to replicate the Windows interface will appreciate Taskbar – Windows 8 Style.

2. DashClock Widget



The DashClock Widget is a great way to get a quick look at data that is important to you.  You can set up DashClock to display missed calls, texts, emails and many other bits of information.  The growing number of plugins for DashClock is a good sign of the popularity of this app and another reason check it out.

3. Floating Notifications

Floating Notifications


Remember when Facebook introduced ChatHeads to the public to make it easy to chat with your friends?  The team behind Floating Notifications has taken that idea and applied it to app notifications.  Once configured, notifications will also show up as an icon on your screen. Tapping this icon presents you with the dialog relating to the notification.

4. Twilight



Research shows that exposure to blue light prior to bed can inhibit you from much needed rest. Twilight attempts to solve this problem on your device by filtering out the blue spectrum and giving you a relaxing red hue to your device. I would advise those of you who have trouble falling asleep to try Twilight and see if it helps.


Lego Star Wars


There are currently many LEGO® games available on the Play Store, but most of them are geared towards children.  LEGO® STAR WARSâ„¢ is the first LEGO® game on Android I’ve seen that I’m interested in playing. Our Top 10 list confirms many of you have the same sentiment.

6. Boomerang



Boomerang was just released and it’s already in  your Top 10 apps list this week.   One feature that I enjoy about Boomerang is the option to schedule delivery times for emails.

7. JAY Z Magna Carta

Jay Z


The fact that Magna Carta is in the top 10 indicates that many of our readers use Samsung devices.  Samsung device owners receive JAY Z’s new album three days prior to the general public release.

8. Flowpaper Free

Flowpaper Free


The Flowpaper app provides a unique experience with physics-based drawing.  Using waves of color, you can create masterpieces that are easy to share with your friends.  The Pro version of Flowpaper provides you additional drawing options.

9. Hero of Many

Hero of Many


Hero of Many is a unique action adventure that plunges you into underwater worlds filled with mysterious places and water-beings set on your demise.  Will you end up being the Hero of Many?

10. Fitness Check-up

Fitness Checkup


Fitness is one critical step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  But what happens if you aren’t sure of your fitness level?  Let Fitness Check-up help you.  Consisting of 11 simple tests, Fitness Check-up will let you know how fit you are and what you can do to increase your fitness level.

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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  • uknowme

    I use twilight on my Evo and Nexus 7. Surprised how much it actually helps. It just makes everything less jarring when you turn on your device.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    I guess Twilight is serious. I think its time that I download it.

  • donger

    Download these you must.

  • Audrey Chu

    Hi just want to share with everyone a very cool app–Easy Taxi. You can book secure and metered taxis by a simple click on your phone. You can also track taxi drivers real-time on a map. Download Easy Taxi now and try it out!