Top 5 Android Apps & Games of the Week (September 23, 2016)


Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff. Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked apps and games. You’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations. Go forth and download!

1. Messenger

There has been a lot of talk about SMS this week *cough* Allo *cough.* If you still use SMS a lot, Messenger is a beautiful app made by the same guy who made Talon for Twitter. As you might expect, you can send and receive text messages, but there’s a lot more than that to offer. Messenger can sync with other devices and Chrome, which allows you to use your number across devices. There are many themes and options to choose from, plus the app is free.

DOWNLOAD: Messenger – Google Play

  • Price: Free (Unreleased)
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: N/A
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

2. Podcast Player – Player FM

Podcast Player is the generically named app for Player FM. With this app, you get access to Player FM’s vast library of audio and video podcasts. One of the unique things about Player FM compared to other podcast apps is the recommendations and discovery. If you use this app, there’s a good chance you’ll find some new podcasts. It’s very well designed and easy to use. Your subscriptions can sync across devices as well.

DOWNLOAD: Podcast Player – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Installs: 1M – 5M

3. Flow Home

Flow Home is a new kind of Android launcher. Instead of just a grid of icons, Flow Home looks more like a magazine. The main screen is made up of your favorite social networks and news outlets. A button in the bottom corner gives you access to your most-used apps. Swipe to the right and you’ll see a more traditional list of apps. At the top of the screen, you can even put widgets for quick glancing. Give this launcher a try if you’re ready for something different.

DOWNLOAD: Flow Home – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 3.8/5
  • Installs: 100,000 – 500,000

4. Kerflux

Kerflux is a game all about waves. The idea is actually very simple. Just slide the colorful waves on the bottom until they match up with the gray wave at the top. The game starts very easy with just one or two waves, but eventually it gets more complex. The goal is to configure the waves in a way that creates the wave at the top. You’ve probably never played a puzzle game like this. The design is great and the 8-bit music fits the mood perfectly.

DOWNLOAD: Kerflux – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

5. Circle Affinity


Circle Affinity should be called “Circle Chaos” because that’s what it feels like when you play it. The game is technically a platformer, but it’s not like any platformer you’ve played before. From what I can understand, because there aren’t instructions, the idea is to jump from one circle to the next while avoiding the spikes and obstacles. I don’t really know what I’m doing when I play, but it’s a lot of fun and very addictive.

DOWNLOAD:Circle Affinity– Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Installs: 100 – 500

More Best Apps & Games

Our Download This series includes the best apps and games you should be downloading. We also have more lists for the best apps and games on Android. Check them out below!

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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