There is an extreme amount of apps on Google Play market, and it can be quite overwhelming. Lately, we've been posting about the best "free" apps. In this post we'll switch it up and let you know which apps are worth paying for.
1. Swiftkey Keyboard
Developed by TouchType Ltd., Swiftkey is able to understand not just patterns in your typing, but also how words work together. Swiftkey can continue to learn from SMS, your email and even social media accounts (if enabled), so it gets better at making predictions as you type. You can purchase Swiftkey Android app from the Google Play Store here.
2. Minecraft Pocket Edition
Similar to Minecraft, the Pocket Edition allows players to drop into a landscape made of different cubes. Players “move” these cubes, which can be used to “craft” buildings and items. Pocket Edition comes with two different modes: creative and survival. During creative mode, players can fly around minecraft's world and build with materials. In survival mode, players can build above the ground (stacking blocks to make castles). At night time, monsters will appear and will attack players as well as their creations. Players can jump in and out of other players' world's. You can purchase Minecraft Pocket Edition Android app from the Google Play Store here.
3. Beautiful Widgets
Customize the look and feel of your home screen by using Beautiful Widgets. Browse through different sized clock widgets, weather widgets and forecast widgets. Beautiful Widgets allows users to change design, choose different layouts, set transparency for each widget or change the color of the text. Beautiful Widgets works with all Android systems but may need to have the latest update to get the best experience. You can purchase Beautiful Widgets Android app from the Google Play Store here.
4. Apex Launcher
The Apex Launcher has been around for quite some time, and is one of the most popular Android launchers. Apex offers tons of useful features and customization options. Users can take advantage of customizable icons for shortcuts, hide apps from the drawer, and lock their desktop to prevent accidental changes. Apex is a great app that will give your phone a complete makeover. You can purchase Apex Launcher Android app from Google Play Store here.
5. A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess is a photo & video app created by Red Velvet Art LLC. Similar to AfterLight, users can take or upload photos, and add filters, borders, text, doodles and phrases like “adventure,” “enjoy,” “fancy,” and “happy day,” etc. Have fun getting creative and adding word bubbles to images of you and your friends. You can purchase A Beautiful Mess Android app from the Google Play Store here.
6. Angry Birds Space
If you’ve played Angry Birds before, then you know how to play Angry Birds Space: just pull back the slingshot and release. Angry Birds Space features two new innovations including zero gravity environments and gravity wells. Most of the stages will have planets or moons that have their own gravity to suck the birds up, to some users this can be a challenge. If you lost interest in Angry Birds Space before because of too many crashes, playing Angry Birds Space is fun again as the issue has been fixed. You can purchase Angry Birds Space Android app from the Google Play Store here.
7. Heads Up!
If you watch Ellen Degeneres’ TV show, then you’ve probably seen her play Heads Up! Heads Up! is Ellen’s game that has been turned into an app. The game can be played with two players or in a fun group setting. Players will pick from a large selection of “decks,” which include categories like celebrities, singing, characters, accents and more. One player will place the smartphone on their forehead, while other players will need to describe what the word is. If a player guesses the word correcting, the player holding the smartphone will tip the smartphone forward, which will bring up the next word. You can purchase Heads Up! Android app from the Google Play Store here.
8. Sleep as Android
Sleep as Android is an alarm clock developed by Urbandroid Team. Sleep as Android will track your sleep and will choose the best moment to wake you up. Set up alarms by typing, text-to-speech, or with a wheel control. Choose from multiple repeating alarms and wake up to your favorite music. The alarm won't stop until you scan a QR code in your bathroom. Shake your device to stop the alarm. You can purchase Sleep as Android from the Google Play Store here.
9. Asphalt 7: Heat
Asphalt 7: Heat is a fast-paced racing game developed by Gameloft. Get ready to race on tracks around the world, including new tracks in Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami and Rio. Choose from over 60 different cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini and DeLorean. Play three separate play modes: Career, Quick Play and Multiplayer. Challenge up to 5 of your friends locally or online. Compare stats, show off achievements and challenge online opponents. You can purchase Asphalt 7: Heat Android app from the Google Play Store here.
10. Edomondo Sports Tracker Pro
Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO is a health and fitness app developed by Endomondo.com. Endomondo is one of highest rated apps for running, cycling, walking and any other distance-based activity. Set goals and let the audio coach guide you. View graphs with heart rate, lap tames, and speed throughout the workout. The step counter will track workouts if you don't have GPS coverage. You can purchase Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO Android app from the Google Play Store here.