Top 5 Android Apps & Games of the Week (December 2, 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. Forecast


Forecast is a simple weather app that comes with a Quick Setting tile for Android Nougat devices. The Quick Settings tile allows you to see the current conditions and temperature for your location. Inside the app, you’ll find a beautiful Material Design with all the weather information, alerts, and charts you could want.

DOWNLOAD: Forecast – Google Play

  • Price: $0.99
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 100 – 500

2. Shortcut Helper


This is an app that allows you to create shortcuts for local files and folders, applications, settings, contacts, and messages. You can use your own shortcut title and use many different features to customize shortcut icon. It’s a great way to get quick access to things that are normally buried in menus.

DOWNLOAD: Shortcut Helper – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

3. Circle Point


Circle Point is a dead simple game that’s all about timing. A circle grows and shrinks while smaller dots appear randomly on the screen. The trick is to tap the screen when the circle is on top of a dot. Some dots are really small, so precision is key. Go as long as you can without missing.

DOWNLOAD: Circle point – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Installs: 100 – 500

4. Smatch


Smatch is a puzzle game all about darts and colors. The aim is to shoot darts from a rotating inner circle, aiming for the corresponding color on the outside. As time goes on, more and more darts will be added to the inner circle, if there are too many, the game ends so it’s important to fire them off as soon as possible.

DOWNLOAD: Smatch – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

5. Endless Lake


In Endless Lake you help a little cube hero make it from one side of the lake to the other without falling into the water. Help him run through the maze while collecting coins on the way. Time your taps perfectly to jump the right distance onto the next platform.

DOWNLOAD: Endless Lake – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

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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