5 Best Android Apps of the Week (January 2018 #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. FingerSecurity

FingerSecurity allows you to protect any app with the fingerprint scanner on your phone. Just like the lock screen, you can require a fingerprint to open any app. This is perfect for apps that have personal information. Use this app for an extra layer of security on your phone.

DOWNLOAD: FingerSecurity

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs: 500,000 – 1,000,000

2. Overlay Detect

Android 6.0 added a feature that allows apps to “draw over other apps.” Sometimes this can cause problems. Overlay Detect will help you to fix those issues by revealing all the apps that have access to screen overlay. You can easily turn off the offending apps.

DOWNLOAD: Overlay Detect

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs: 5,000 – 10,000

3. Darkmatte Icon Pack

Darkmatte features icons with a dark gray color scheme and round icon shapes. It has a growing collection of over 1,000 icons. The icons are HD and support icon mask. The icon pack also includes wallpapers that go nicely with the Darkmatte theme.

DOWNLOAD: Darkmatte

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Installs: 100 – 500

4. Paint Tower!

Paint Tower is essentially reverse Tetris, but you get to choose the shapes. It’s your job to draw the shapes that float up instead of fall down. The trick is to balance the shapes so they don’t fall off the tower. Draw strategically and do your best to keep everything standing.

DOWNLOAD: Paint Tower!

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 3.6
  • Installs: 10,000 – 50,000

5. red

Do you like the color red? You better like it if you’re going to play this game. The goal of this puzzle game is pretty simple: make the entire screen red. Each level has its own logic. Your job is to figure it out and make everything red.


  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.9
  • 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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