Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Twitch – Version 3.2.1

TwitchWhat’s new in this version:

  • Kappa kappa bug fix kappa kappa no more messages dropping text if there is an emote. Kappa.
  • Various small bug fixes
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Skype Qik – Version 1.5.0

Skype QikWhat’s new in this version:

  • Get creative with live effects. While recording a new video, tap the magic wand to select from 8 fun new effects to change your look.
  • You can even switch effects while recording.
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Viber – Version 5.3.0

ViberWhat’s new in this version:

  • Become an Admin and manage your group chats; edit info and remove participants
  • Android Wear support – send and receive messages from your watch
  • Clearer contact info – see a person’s name and photo when you interact, even if they’re not saved in your contact list
  • You may see some animated stickers!
  • Public Chat enhancements
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Goodreads – Version 1.14.0

GoodreadsWhat’s new in this version:

  • Updates feed is now the home screen – see your friends’ updates and get book ideas
  • New navigation – your favorite features are just one tap away
  • Refreshed book page – new “Want to Read” button to make shelving your books even easier
  • Updated design – cleaner layouts with easier to read fonts
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Relay for reddit – Version 7.53.0

Relay for redditWhat’s new in this version:

  • New name! Relay for reddit
  • Material design touches on devices running lollipop: tinted status bar, ripples, dialogs, settings etc
  • Added OLED night more to quick change theme list
  • Fixed a memory leak in image viewer that could cause images to stop loading.
  • Fixed app not resuming from where you left off when clicking on the launcher icon
  • Redesigned Settings screen
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

HTC Sense Home – Version varies

HTC Sense HomeWhat’s new in this version:

  • BlinkFeed is now part of Sense Home, along with HTC Themes and the Sense Home widget
  • Support for Tumblr in BlinkFeed
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Copy – Version 3.2.0

CopyWhat’s new in this version:

  •  Massive update including a rewritten sync engine designed to make loading times shorter and your life generally better
  • Native PDF support – alright!
  • Copy links now intelligently open themselves inside the Copy app instead of the mobile website
  • More squished bugs than you can shake a stick at
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Expensify – Version 5.0.0

ExpensifyWhat’s new in this version:

  • Your starting point/mile now saves even when app is backgrounded/closed.
  • Odometer page crash has been pulled over to the right. It’s fixed, and we’re good to go now.
  • The speed limit for most four-lane highways is still 65 mph.
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

MTV  – Version 2.2.0

MTVWhat’s new in this version:

(Playboard) | (Play Store)

Pac-12 Now – Version 2.4.1

Pac-12 NowWhat’s new in this version:

  • Following up on our rollout of Chromecast support, you can now deep-link videos from a mobile web browser to open in this app.
(Playboard) | (Play Store)

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