10 of the Most Popular Android Apps this Week (January 17)

10 of the most popular Android Apps this Week (January 17):

1. Business Calendar 2

The very popular Business Calendar app has a successor, Business Calendar 2. Rather than just updating their other app, they have rebuilt the it from the ground up, claiming to have made it better in the process. This app prides itself in allowing you to view your entire schedule in various ways, including the bird’s-eye view of the month seen above. It also helps you find open spots in your schedule to plan a meeting. They have a free version as well as a paid version that has more features. If your phone’s stock calendar isn’t doing it for you or doesn’t have enough features, this is the app for you.

2. Falcon Pro 3

Falcon Pro 3 is the same developer who made the popular Falcon and Falcon Pro 2 apps. They were both so popular in fact, that both times the apps had run out of Twitter tokens, and had to make a workaround for people to use it. Falcon Pro 3 is a totally new app, though, but brings a lot of neat features, and a design that you’ll drool over that has Material Design cues. It is also simple and quick, so it doesn’t require a lot of resources.

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The only downside is you have to pay for each Twitter account you add to the app, but this is likely the way to slow down the use of Twitter tokens. I have experience with this developer with his other Falcon apps and his Flyne app, and I’m always impressed. He also always updates quickly and frequently.

3. Looney Tunes Dash!

Endless runner games have endless possibilities to them, and Warner Brothers seems to agree as a new endless runner game has been released, Looney Tunes Dash! Looney Tunes Dash! allows you to play as several Looney Tunes such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, and more. You can reenact episodes with the game, complete levels, and more. It has a 4.1 Star rating, so check it out.

4. Adobe Lightroom Mobil

Adobe has released a mobile version of Lightroom, allowing users to edit photos that are anything from a .jpg from a smartphone to a raw image from a DSLR. It has a lot of the functionality from the desktop version, but optimized for mobile use. The app itself is free, but you need a subscription in order to use it. However, there’s a free 30-day trial available for users who aren’t quite sure. Check it out with the widget below.

5. 9GAG Redhead Redemption

I’ll leave it to the description to say this: “This is no ordinary zombie game! Well, maybe it is, but it is LOADED WITH FUN!” This is the first game from popular site 9GAG, and they released it on Android first, with an iOS version on the way. It looks like it is not only a fun zombie runner shooter game, but looks like it might be loaded with jokes along the way. Either way, it has 4.6 stars and over 100,000 downloads. Download it with the widget below.

6. Microsoft Word & Excel Preview

Microsoft has been very weird about their interaction with Google and Android, but recently they have been flooding the Play Store with their apps. Well, now they have Word and Excel apps that you can use on tablets with screens 7 inches are larger. If you want a better word document and spreadsheet editor, these might be for you.

7. Shift

Shift is for those who enjoy using Instagram and just taking photos in general and applying filters to them, but would like a little more freedom in what the filter is and adjusting it. You can use sliders to adjust colors and shades, and even favorite filters that you really like to use later on other photos. It looks like this is an app I am going to keep on my phone. Download it below.

8. Tales from the Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands looks to continue where the story left off in Borderlands 2 in a 5 part episode game. Everything is there, from the graphics, to the humor, to some of the iconic characters. However, because of the high quality of the game, it is $4.99, and will cost more for each episode. There is also a minimum system requirements, listed below. Still, it looks like a lot of fun, and is sure to be entertaining.

Minimum specs:
GPU: Adreno 300 series, Mali-T600 series, PowerVR SGX544, or Tegra 4
CPU: Dual core 1.2GHz
Memory: 1GB

9. SimplePlanes

SimplePlanes allows you to design, build, and fly your own planes. The graphics are retro-looking, but done well. You can also do dogfights, complete challenges, and more. It is $4.99, and requires 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz processor. It already has 4.5 stars, and looks like a lot of fun. Download it with the widget below.

10. Hidely

Hidely is a camera and photo gallery that looks to encrypt and password protect your photos. With it you can keep your pictures in a vault, and share it securely so that they are only shared with those you desire. For those who remember the celebrity photo leak that happened earlier this year and are nervous about it might take this into consideration.