5 Best Android Apps of the Week (September 2017 #4)


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. Material Notification Shade

This app replaces the stock notification shade on your phone with a more customizable and material designed shade. You can choose from different themes, such as Nougat and Oreo. Notifications themselves can also be themed light, dark, or to match the color of the app. It’s a very cool app.

DOWNLOAD: Material Notification Shade

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

2. Rabbit

Watching TV and movies with your friends can be fun, but sometimes everyone can’t get together. Rabbit allows you to stream videos and create a chat room for conversation. Everyone sees the same video, whether it’s from YouTube or Netflix, with a chat room underneath. Watch together without being together.


  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: Unreleased
  • Installs: 50,000 – 100,000

3. Smartphone upgrader 2017

This app is just silly fun. The iPhone X and Essential Phone have “notches” at the top of the display. A lot of people are making fun of these notches, especially on the iPhone. Smartphone upgrader 2017 gives you a notch so you can feel like you have a trendy phone, too.

DOWNLOAD: Smartphone upgrader 2017

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Installs: 50,000 – 100,000

4. bubbleOO

bubblOO is all about shooting bubbles and making them disappear. Bubbles will pop if three or more of the same color are connecting. Pop the bubbles before they reach the bottom of the display or the game is over. You can shoot bubbles away to make room, but every shot moves the bubbles closer to the bottom.


  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Installs: 500 – 1,000

5. Tap the Tower

Tap the Tower is basically an endless runner version of the old school Donkey Kong game. Tap your guy up the levels to see how far you can get. Avoid obstacles and other enemies along your way, but also be sure to collect coins. Keep an eye out for falling barrels!

DOWNLOAD: Tap the Tower

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Installs: 100 – 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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