Best "Paid For" Apps


  1. Spydertrader

    Spydertrader Member

    Nobody wants to throw away money (even if only a dollar or two) on an App which fails to live up to its promise. Of the many choices available, which App(s) (of those that do not come FREE) deliver 'the very best' experience or represent 'something you really couldn't live without?'

    I'll toss one out to get the ball rolling.

    Definitely worth the money: SlingBox

    Thanks in advance.

    - Spydertrader

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  2. sjjones

    sjjones Well-Known Member

    Vlingo great dialer, and to use instead of a keyboard for texting or emailing, also does search
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  3. Brent Pierce

    Brent Pierce Well-Known Member

    Locale :: $10

    Determines your location/time/etc. and changes desired settings. Set the conditions and situations, and never mess with you settings again.
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  4. supaumar

    supaumar Well-Known Member

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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  5. PuRock

    PuRock Well-Known Member

    Nesroid.

    Great Original Nintendo emulator. $3.99 I think. But you need to install your own ROMs. Free if you know how to google search.
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  6. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

    Doc's To Go has been the one I use the most out of my paid apps. I do a lot of spreadsheets for work so I'm using it a lot!
    Alarmed Alarm Clock Just because it's got the math questions before you can shut it off. It stops the issue of me hitting the snooze button all morning and missing work!
    System Panel Is a good one for monitoring system/battery performance and usages over time!
  7. PuRock

    PuRock Well-Known Member

    I am a spreadsheet junkie. Is Doc's To Go good at making spreadsheet's or just looking at them.

    Does anybody else know if there are any great Apps related to just spreadsheets? Guess I should search the Applications section of the Message Board.
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  8. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member

    Touchdown - excellent Exchange e-mail app
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  9. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

    Doc's to go is great for spreadsheets. I've paid for it on my last 4 phones (4 years). It's been very worth it. I would be lost without it!

    There is a cheap $3(i think) one called "spreadsheet pro" or something like that. It was horrible. It does what it claims to do but won't open ANY other kind of file. It only uses it's own filetype. Something off the wall that no other program/system uses.
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  10. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

    album art grabber - if you're a big music player, and hate looking at empty album art while the song is playing, this is totally worth the 2.99 or 3.50 or whatever it is.
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  11. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I agree, Documents To Go is well worth the price, if you frequently edit documents such as spreadsheets, word, power point and PDF files.
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  12. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

    Robo Defense $2.99
  13. hawt

    hawt Well-Known Member

    Here's what I've bought so far...

    Utilities

    Beautiful Widgets - I like the settings widgets better than the HTC ones and I like the small version of the clock.

    Startup Auditor - stops crap like Qik and all the Sprint apps from starting up with my phone and also gives you the option to disable them from opening themselves up at random. No longer do I go into System Panel and find Qik and Sprint Nav and Sprint Zone open and running in the background 20 minutes after I killed their task previously.

    SystemPanel - I bought this because I found the Lite version so useful and I wanted to show my support to the creator. The pro version also allows you to install and uninstall apps and back them up. I used to use AppMonster and AppInstaller which are free, but now System Panel for everything.

    Games

    WordWise Pro - I love playing Words With Friends on my friends iPhone, and this is pretty much the same thing (Scrabble) on Android. I played the hell out of the free version and bought the Pro version to show my support and get rid of all of the ads. They have said that once they get the Android version to 100% done, they might start an iPhone version too so that we can play cross-platform. Very cool, especially since Words With Friends isn't showing Android any love.

    Robo Tower Defense
    - I love tower defense games and this is the best one on Android.

    Abduction World Attack - I loved Doodle Jump on my friends iPhone, but the game is a mess on Android (platforms run out constantly or you get a jetpack to no where). Abduction is the same concept but with a lot more features. There are like 20 different levels in adventure mode where you can unlock new characters. Then there is like single play mode where you can choose a difficulty and try to make it to the top

    On The Bubble

    Shoot-U - I've thought about buying this one because I like the Lite version, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet for whatever reason

    Doodle Jump - probably my favorite game on the iPhone. It is $3.50 which is a rip-off compared to the 99 cent iPhone version. Also, unfortunately the Android version is pretty much unplayable. It seems like every time I set a high score all of the platforms disappear. You'll literally jump up and there will be nothing, no monsters, no platforms and you die. Or you get a jetpack or a trampoline and they just drop you off in empty space with no platforms above or beneath you and you die. There was supposed to be a huge 4th update at the end of June so I was going to buy it then, but the update hasn't come out yet.
  14. GrenW

    GrenW Well-Known Member

    Am loving Phoneweaver at the moment - uninstalled Locale as it does much the same thing but PW just works for me(could never get Locale to pick up locations well or quickly enough) and whilst it doesn't have all the plug-ins it's still on v1.0 so there's more to come.

    Pure Messenger and Calendar are awesome at displaying all the neccesary stuff in so many cool ways.

    Rodo Defense and My Backup Pro are also ones to not be without
  15. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I'm very stingent when it comes to buying apps. I only buy apps if I feel they are the best one (for me) and after doing intesive testing with the same type of apps if they exist.

    Productivity Apps:

    1)Docs to go - $5.55 - $29.99. As stated by other users, if you use spreadsheets and powerpoints intensively, this is a good option. I'm not a big fan of the Words UI, it looks very ugly and not appealing compare to other note apps. If you're planning on getting this but you don't NEED it right away, I'd suggest you check their site often and see when they have their sales. The regular price is a hefty $29.99, but some promotion prices range from 14.99 to as low as 5.55 (that was how much I bought mine).

    2)Note Everything - 2.99 EU. I wanted my note options to be so that I can do EVERYTHING. I tried the light version which has basic features (text note, paint note and QR note) but the Pro version really DOES have EVERYTHING: text note, paintnote, voicenote (big one for me), photonote, gallary note (really nice option since I'd like to put a note on a picture I took with the gallery camera, this is something that no other note app has when I tried them), checklist, durable checklist (running checklist that you can reuse), QR note, Gdoc note (syncs withyour gdoc).
    http://www.softxperience.mobi/77-1-Note-Everything-Pro.html

    Utility apps:

    System Panel: $2.99. As other posters have stated, one of the best app management app. I bought it because I wanted to track my apps CPU usage and battery consumption history.

    Widget Locker - $1.99. I love that all of my favourite widgets are simply there without having to unlock my phone. I put my music widget and power control widget so that it's an easy two touches process (wake up phone and press on widget)
    WidgetLocker Lockscreen - Android app on AppBrain

    Purchase Consideration

    LauncherPro: still debating whether to buy since I'm on a budget at the moment.
  16. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider Member

    I hope I am not repeating what someone already said, I am too excited to read through all the posts though.

    With the last update, from what I can tell, there is now an option for the bottom dock spots to assign them a swype function.

    Launch a different app
    show screen previews
    Open app drawer
    Open notifications
    show/hide status bar

    If that isn't a reason enough to choose launcherPro I don't know what is!
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  17. Drhyde

    Drhyde Well-Known Member

    SwitchPro Widget - lots of additional power control functions

    LauncherPro - although you only get the additional widgets with the paid version, supporting the dev is worth it for this program.

    WeatherBug Elite - Great weather program with lots of information and great widgets

    Widget Locker - I love the widgets on my lockscreen and the ability to change the unlock slider.
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  18. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

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  19. darkside

    darkside Well-Known Member

    I would have to say some of my favs are:
    Websharing-let's me transfer files without hooking to my computer
    Psx4droid-play playstation games
    Xscope-best browser in my opinion, pinch to zoom is great and tons of themes
    Tapatalk Pro-keep up with all the phone forums I'm on
    EasyMoney-keep track of my bank accounts
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  20. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

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  21. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member

    Docs to Go
    Beautiful Widgets
    Launch-X Pro
    Shoot U
    Process Manager Full
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  22. DiscGolfer17

    DiscGolfer17 Member

    if you want a good way to study try "FlashCards" by kieran nichols. it is a really good app plus its only a dollar.
  23. FoxtrotUniform

    FoxtrotUniform Well-Known Member

    I'll do the topic question and then some out of bordem :D.

    Must Have:
    WidgetLocker Lockscreen
    Beautiful Widgets
    Tasker

    Pretty Good:
    LauncherPro Plus (the extra widgets are so-so for now)
    Vignette
    SwitchPro Widget


    Regret:
    Tapatalk Pro (ever since these forums pulled support)
    Silhouette Donation (great looking wallpaper, but like most, I change mine a lot and should probably stick with free ones :))
  24. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member

    bplayer - because HTC Music sucks.

    And of course the Slingplayer app. Not cheap, but I love it.
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  25. CriticalMass

    CriticalMass Well-Known Member

    PhoneMyPC
    Tasker

    And probably Docs To Go. (It's on sale until august 12th for 8.99 so I'm going to pick it up.)
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