Most Downloaded Apps on Android’s Google Play Store in 2017

Millions and millions of people use Androids on a daily basis, and because of that, it makes it hard to rank in the top apps on the Google Play store. There’s undoubtedly been a point where you’ve leaned over a friend’s shoulder and wondered what app they were using. Chances are, it’s one of the best apps that you can download from Google Play.

google-play-storeKeep reading to find out what some of the most downloaded, and highest ranked apps are for the Android interface.

What The Forecast?!!

Weather apps are some of the more common that you can find on Google Play, but What The Forecast?!! is different from the rest. Not only do you get real-time, and accurate, weather forecasting, but you get cute jokes, too. The app is designed to let you know what the temperature is, and gives you over 6500 quirky phrases that match the temperature. You can even choose between profane and clean settings.


For those of you out there who grew up in the ‘90s, you could already be familiar with the Boomerang app. It’s now an online streaming service that charges $4.99 a month and lets you watch cartoon movies and television shows from the 1990s. It might be 2018, but you can still keep up with Scooby-Doo.

TopBuzz Video

Having your content go viral on the internet, even for just a short period of time, is what many people dream of. The TopBuzz Video app works to make it easier for you to find viral content. It gathers viral videos and personalized content to put it in an easy-to-find place. The app has a 4.5-star rating on Google Play, with over 23,000 reviews.


There are plenty of reading apps available on the Google Play store, but none of them are quite like Yarn. The specially designed app takes different genres of fiction and puts it together with text messaging, so you feel like you’re reading a text conversation. There is a base version, as well as a paid model.

Photo Editor

One of the most popular apps downloaded in 2017 was merely called Photo Editor. It makes sense; many people search for the two words to find an editing app. With Photo Editor, you can add filters, stamps, emojis, stickers, and more to your image. You can even change hair color and add makeup. Currently, the app has almost 155,000 reviews with a 4.2-star rating. It’s the most downloaded photo editing app that’s available in the Google Play store.

Bubble Witch 3 Saga

Nearly two decades after the original color matching game, Bust-a-Move, became a hit, there have been countless of apps created in an attempt to replicate it. What good is having a smartphone if you can’t play games on the go? The Bubble Witch 3 Saga game has managed to keep the excellent reputation alive with its ricochet and color matching game.

Magic Tiles 3

Guitar Hero was one of the most popular games around for years, and everyone enjoyed the style of play that it offered. Magic Tiles 3 doesn’t have the same songs that Guitar Hero did, but it provides the same style of gameplay. You merely tap your fingers along the screen as the notes move in coordination with the songs. You can also challenge people online.

Crash Arena Turbo Stars (CATS)

Another favorite game on Google Play is CATS. It’s so popular that it won an award. You play the game by getting challenged to construct a machine that wins against other machines in battles. It has cartoon-like graphics, and cats. The app has a rating of 4.6-stars with almost 800,000 reviews.


Described to be a simple, brain-relaxing game, Ballz is an app that doesn’t do much concerning marketing or selling itself. The concept is a familiar design that gives players a brick-breaking game. It has colors that are easy on the eyes with white balls bouncing around.

Super Mario Run

Who doesn’t love every and any version of Super Mario? In 2016 it was announced that Super Mario Run was released, but only for the iOS. Thankfully for Android users, it didn’t stay exclusive for long. It’s the first Nintendo smartphone game and has a one-handed platform that makes it easy to use. Since being released, it is the most downloaded Android game.

bubble-witch-3-sagaNow that you know some of the apps that have gotten attention on the Google Play store in 2017, you can fill your Android up with them and have even more reason to get distracted. Apps are consistently changing, so make sure you keep an eye out for what’s going to be popular later this year. Just because it made the cut in 2017 doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to make the cut in 2018.

What are some of your favorite apps that you’ve downloaded from Google Play? Are there any that you don’t like? Leave a comment below.

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