5 Best Android Apps of the Week (August 2017 #2)


Every week, hundreds of new 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. Hurry – Countdown

Hurry is a beautiful countdown app from the maker of Weather Timeline and Flamingo. You can easily create countdowns that include related GIFs and mini games to show how long you have to wait. Hurry also includes several widgets styles to choose from so you always know what’s ahead.


  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Installs: 5,000 – 10,000

2. Adapticons

Sometimes an app icon just doesn’t look the way you want it to look. Maybe it doesn’t match your theme or the icon pack you’re using doesn’t have an icon for the app you need. Adapticons is a nifty app that allows you to create custom icons easily. Just pick an app, shape, color, and more. It’s fast and powerful.

DOWNLOAD: Adapticons

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

3. Teleport

Teleport is a photo editing app that specializes in changing the background and your hair color in selfies. The app can automatically detect your hair and the background of the image. It works surprisingly well and is a lot of fun. You can see what you would look like with wild hair and an equally as wild background.

DOWNLOAD: Teleport

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Installs: 500,000 – 100,000

4. Vista Golf

Vista Golf is a simple but elegant mini golf game with easy controls and great design. All you have to do is drag your finger to hit the ball. Each week, you can compete for the top spot in the 18-hole course. 3 winners are crowned at the end of every week and new courses are opened.

DOWNLOAD: Vista Golf

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

5. Hazy Race

Hazy Race is a super simple one-touch game. The goal is to bounce on as many towers in a row as possible. The towers come in different sizes and are constantly swaying back and forth. You control a character that continuously bounces. The trick is to tap the screen when you’re right above a tower to bounce off it.


  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

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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