Best Android paid phone apps for $2.50 or less
August 6, 2015 1:36 PM   Subscribe

What apps have you purchased for your Android phone that left you delighted while costing $2.50 or less?

I have a store-bought Google Play card with a balance of $2.50 remaining after I bought a couple of apps. Looking for ways to burn off that balance. If you've paid for a cheap app that made you think, hey, this is pretty slick—especially for the price—let me know about it.
posted by Flexagon to Technology (5 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Tuneable, a $0.99 tuner/metronome/tone generator.
posted by hollyholly at 1:50 PM on August 6, 2015

Twilight - free but pro removes ads. Similar to f.lux in changing screen temperature according to outdoor light

Camscanner - scans documents, crops, OCR

Plex - video transcoding and playback

Dropsync - syncs local android chosen folders with dropbox
posted by palionex at 3:23 PM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

On my last couple android phones, I found Light Flow to be a very worthwhile way to get more granular control over various notifications. The paid version is $2.49.
posted by kickingtheground at 4:26 PM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Stellarium is something that has delighted me - it looks like it's still $2.49 - it's a star map loaded with all kinds of data. I initially bought it so I could predict and plan my stargazing trips (exact positioning of milky way, sunrise / sunset times, moonrise / moonset times). But I've found myself pulling it out every time I see some stars or even a satellite or planet I don't recognize - it automatically finds your location and facing and throws up a star map of what you should be seeing. It's got satellite and planet paths traced out, and it's so powerful you can pick any location at any date and time in the past or future and it will show you what the night sky would look like. The thought of the amount of complexity and computation required to do that makes me giddy. The desktop version is free, if you want to try it out.
posted by xdvesper at 5:57 PM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]

Monument Valley is beautiful surreal art in the guise of a game.
posted by mmascolino at 7:14 PM on August 6, 2015 [3 favorites]

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