1Top 10 Most Popular Paid Android Apps From the Google Play Store
The Android ecosystem is overrun with apps and app stores. Of course there’s the Google Play store, which houses millions of apps, but it’s flanked by an untold number of third-party application stores that have unauthorized apps users can’t find elsewhere. But there is a higher risk that apps from theirs stores will also carry malware. Trying to determine which apps are worth buying and which apps to avoid can be difficult. To make it easier for users to identify the good and bad, This slide show covers the top 10 most popular Android paid personal productivity and business apps available from in the Google Play marketplace. This ranking excludes the many popular Android games. Take a look at the top 10 Android applications in the Play store.
HotSchedules is a popular app for companies to create work schedules for employees and to help managers can monitor shifts and workloads. The app lets employees choose when they want to work while managers can see when employees are able to work. There’s even a sales and labor snapshot function to help users financially manage payroll. The app costs $2.99.
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4Nova Launcher Prime
Nova Launcher Prime is a handy app for those who quickly want to access apps. The service, which costs $4.99, has gesture support so users can assign different gestures to quickly open apps. There’s also a function for adding new tabs and folders to the app drawer. It’s a great way to improve mobile productivity.
At $4.95, Torque Pro is a little on the expensive side, but it’s also a handy way to keep track of your car’s activity. The app works with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into a car’s OBD II port to provide information on the vehicles features and functions, such as why the check engine light is on or when it’s time for scheduled maintenance. It’s a great way to see what’s really happening with a car.
Pocket Casts is a podcast player. The app lists podcasts and lets users search for the program of their choice. Users can also subscribe to podcasts from Pocket Casts. The app also integrates with Android Wear smartwatches for wearable control. Chromecast support lets users beam their podcasts to their televisions so they can listen in the comfort of their living rooms. The app costs $3.99.
7Now Playing History
Now Playing History is an outstanding option for music lovers. The app, which costs just 99 cents, keeps track of all the songs users have played from a variety of services, including Google Play Music, YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora. Whether it’s days, weeks, or months later, users can boot up the Now Playing History app and see what they listened to at any given time.
8BK Package Disabler
The $2.49 BK Package Disabler is designed to make smartphones run more efficiently. The app lets users turn off application and services on Android devices to conserve RAM. The app also promises to improve battery life and disable services that might bog down device performance. Be aware, however, that the app uses Device Administrator privileges, so users have to keep on eye on device security.
Tasker is an automation tool that tries to help users be more productive throughout the day. To achieve that, users need first to set triggers that will start a task, such as time of day, whether to open a widget, or to get a data update. After that, actions automatically occur to perform a task, access information, or perform other activities. Tasker costs $2.99.
Baby Pics, which costs $2.99, is all about telling the world about one’s pregnancy and baby. The app lets users input baby pictures into a variety of templates to tell folks about milestones, major events in the child’s life, and more. The creations can then be shared in a variety of places, including social media and e-mail.
Facetune is a powerful app that aims at making pictures and other imagery look as good as possible. The app lets users improve skin tone, remove blemishes, whiten teeth, and perform a variety of picture tweaks without ever opening up PhotoShop, but getting result similar to what to PhotoShop delivers. Facetune is available for $5.99.