random apps of the week There are an endless number of apps on the Google Play Store. It’s nigh impossible to sift through all of them, let alone find the good ones. So, if you’re in a “hell, why not?” mood today, take a gander at this week’s roundup of random apps we thought were pretty nifty, and that you might enjoy too!

Random Apps - Dashlight


The first of our random apps this week is called DashLight. At first glance this may seem like a lot of other flashlight apps in the Google Play Store. Its’ an app that turns on the LED flash on your device so that you can use it as a flashlight. It also comes with a widget where you can access it on a home screen if you don’t feel like sifting through your app drawer.

However, DashLight’s claim to fame is that it can also be used as a DashClock extension. So if you use that, installing this will give you an invaluable tool in the battle against stepping on Legos in the middle of the night. It touts itself as being the only app to seamlessly integrate a flashlight app, widget, and DeskClock extension into a single app.

DashLight is free in the Google Play Store and you can download it by clicking here.

LFC History - Random Apps

LFC History

The next on our list of random apps is an essential app if you’re a fan of Liverpool FC. The app is called LFC History and it’s probably among the best sports teams apps we’ve ever seen. Not only do you get a full featured news feed of recent articles about LFC, but you can find literally the entire history of the team from within the app. All players past and present, all coaches, all trades, all news, and even a comprehensive list of championships LFC has won along with lists of achievements individual players have won.

If you’re into the LFC, you really can’t do any better than this app. You can download it from the Google Play Store by clicking here.

Rotary View 360 - Random Apps

RotaryView 360 photography

Admittedly, the next app on our list of random apps is a very niche application. Called RotaryView 360, it’s a very unique application with a very specific purpose. When you shop online for products, you can view the 360 version of many products. Click and drag your mouse and you can move the object 360 degrees to see the whole thing. RotaryView 360 gives people the opportunity to create these rotary views on their own. It’s a little tricky to get working and the quality depends on how many pictures you take, but for budding entrepreneurs this is a great way to get your product spinning.

It’s free in the Google Play Store and you can download it by clicking here.

Super Monkey Run - Random Apps roundup

Super Monkey Run

Let’s face it, if you want to play a game like Temple Run, you’ll probably just go and play Temple Run, right? However, some copycats have emerged that are actually pretty decent. The next on our list of random apps is one of the better copycats of Temple Run and it’s called Super Monkey Run. It’s claim to fame is that it’s a runner style game like Temple Run, but it also incorporates a classic platformer into the game as well. It does this by making the player play through some runner stuff, then transitions into a 2D platformer mid-level.

The graphics are pretty decent and the soundtrack is engaging and fun. Also, because the world didn’t end last December, the game is free in the Google Play Store. You can download it by clicking here.

Talkray - Random Apps


Talkray is among the most useful of the random apps on this list. If you’re one of those people who calls, texts, sends picture messages, and things of that nature frequently, Talkray may be for you. It puts pretty much anything you can do with a contact into a single interface. Need to instant message? It can do that. Need to call someone? It can do that. Along with a variety of other features like paging and group calling, Talkray is an excellent replacement for messaging apps and phone apps. The only catch is that for some features to work, the contacts you’re using need to also have Talkray.

Thankfully that catch isn’t so bad because Talkray is free in the Google Play Store and free to use according to its app description. To check it out, click here.

Time and Stop Watch - Random Apps

Timer and Stopwatch

We know what you’re thinking. That there are a billion of these kinds of apps in the Google Play Store. Well you’re right, so there should be little to no surprise that one has made it onto a random apps list. This version, by AmazingByte, is about as standard as a timer and stopwatch app will come. It sports a clean, easy to use interface with a standard set of features. You can do some fun stuff like assign ringtones to timers and customize how it looks.

However simple the app may be, it’s scored a 4.7 rating in the Google Play Store and people seem to genuinely enjoy it’s ease of use. You can check it out by clicking here.

Random Apps Wrap Up

If you’re wondering where we came up with these random apps, it came from a combination of app requests and searching. Sometimes the best app for the job isn’t the highest on the list so we thought it’d be fun to highlight some great apps that aren’t always easy to find. Pretty much our only criteria is that the app has to have a 4.0 rating or higher on the Google Play Store when we find it. So if you’re looking to try out some quality apps and don’t know where to start, check in every week and we’ll have a fresh list of stuff for you to try out! As always, we’d love to hear your opinions on any cool apps to try out and comments on the apps above, so feel free to leave us some.

Joe Hindy

Joe Hindy is known as the ‘app guy’ around these parts. He also likes to branch out and talk about a variety of other topics from gaming to TV tech, and more.