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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kessie, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Kessie

    Kessie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've been sticking to unpaid apps so far, but I think I'll start buying a few. What have you found that's worth the money?

    (Yes, there have been previous threads about this; I looked at them and they were helpful. But the last one was a long time ago, so I thought I'd see if there are any updates!)

    I'm already thinking about Tasker and the paid version of Launcher Pro.
     


  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Those are 2 of my top choices.

    Also if you use Facebook "Flow" is awesome. AppAlarm Pro is great. WidgetLocker is the best lockscreen replacement I have found.

    Other than those I have bought some live wallpapers, emulators, games, plus a few root specific apps (root explorer, ROM manager premium, etc)
     
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  3. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Launcher pro
    Beautiful widgets
    Better Terminal Emulator pro
    Vignette
    Documents to go
    Picsay pro
     
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    For photo editing I personally like Photoid Pro

    Beautiful widgets is nice too, forget about that one :)
     
  5. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    It's so hard to tell what's best because the free versions don't give you full access to the features most of the time.

    Once I saw I could do this with picsay, I bought it.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User


    How difficult is it to do that? I can do the same thing with photoid but I have to "paint" the areas I want to make b/w. That it's the only thing I don't like about photoid
     
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    It's pretty much the same with picsay.
    You can either make the pic all color or B/W, then change what you want by moving your finger.

    So it can be a bit difficult to get all of the right spots. This is the first time I've seen the pic I posted at full size, now I can see I colored the trees on the left side of the car.
     
  8. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    If you have a rooted phone Titanium Backup is the best money you will ever spend, imo;)

    LauncherPro is worth it

    Swiftkey, for me, is a great keyboard
     
  9. jguns112

    jguns112 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Widgets
    Music Player Pro
    xscope(if you like the browser)
    Astro(if you can't deal with adds)
    Launcher Pro Plus or ADW depending on which one you like better

    If you are rooted then droid x bootstrap and possibly the paid versions of rom manager and titanium backups, although I've found the free versions to be enough for me.
     
  10. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    poweramp if you like music, best 5 bucks i'vr spent on an app
     
  11. b18c195

    b18c195 Newbie

    PowerAmp for me so far
     
  12. PaulP2

    PaulP2 Lurker

    Docs2Go
    Beautiful Widgets
    DoodleJump
    WeatherBug
     
  13. Ma}{imus

    Ma}{imus Well-Known Member

    +1 for Titamium Backup
    Root Explorer
    LauncherPro
    I'm really digging the free version of Animated Widget and will likely purchase Pro
     
  14. Stylz

    Stylz Newbie

    Game Dev Story is a game about creating your own video game company, pretty sweet
    Swiftkey keyboard is the best for predictions
     
  15. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Swype
    MailDroid
    Astro
    Tasker
    Dolphin
    Guitarist Reference
    Wallet
     
  16. Kessie

    Kessie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone! Great suggestions.

    I still have my stock browser... what makes Xscope so great? I was planning to wait until they'd perfected Firefox for Android and then get that. Is Xscope better?

    I think I'll add Swiftkey to my list, too. I'm still really slow at typing on my phone.
     
  17. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    PowerAmp for sure
    Beautiful Widgets
    Mybackup pro
     
  18. weaselaow

    weaselaow Member

    Beautiful widget
    Luncher pro
    X construction
     
  19. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    I'm gonna back some people up here on a few apps;
    xScope: browser with extended functionality, copy-paste and all you'd expect
    Game Dev Story: addiction alert!
    Titanium backup: extremely useful for managing your apps and memory
     
  20. swagner53

    swagner53 Android Enthusiast

    It really depends what your needs and wants are. I would recommend a full version of your favorite launcher, a backup utility, and your favorite keyboard would all be worthy investments. I need Touchdown for Exchange because it simply works better with Exchange than any other solution I've found.
     
  21. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    I'll play--

    Launcher Pro
    Root Explorer
    Ultra Keyboard
    Titanium Backup
    xScope

    Regret buying-
    Camera zoom FX
    Pro Zoom Camera 5x
     
  22. kflo01

    kflo01 Newbie

    For me XScope for sure

    LauncherPro

    PowerAmp
     
  23. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User


    I also bought camera zoom fx and regret it
     
  24. BookLover

    BookLover Android Expert

    Tasker
    Folder Organizer
    Smart Taskbar
    Printershare (but I bought it when it was only $5; not sure I would have paid the current $10)
     
  25. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Forgot one-

    Beyondpod
     
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