So if you have opened the Play Store today you’ll notice there is a large selection of apps which are now only 50p. This is part of Google Play Days, where apps are brought to low prices. Make no mistake there are some well known apps in there. From launchers to photography, utilities, games for children and more, with 28 apps there is something for everyone. So lets take a look and see what is there. Now these are going to to be in order they appear on the store, so they won’t be categorized or any particular order. The structure will also be:
- Title with a link to the app
- 1 picture
- Brief introduction to the app
- Snippet from the description
- Weather & Clock Widget Ad Free
So the first app is pretty simple to explain really. It’s a weather and clock app rolled into one. Now from looking at it on the Play Store, it seems like a great app if you don’t like the clock or weather app that is built into your device.
“Weather & Clock Widget for Android, provides detailed current weather observation and weather forecast for all world locations, it searches for your address automatically, and provides the current temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit. It also provides current weather condition, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, precipitation in different unites, ultraviolet Index (UV index), dew point, wind speed and direction, in addition to ten days future forecast and hourly weather. The app also provides sunrise and sunset times according to city time zone. You can also follow moon phase status for current hour and over 5 days.”
- Equalizer + Pro (Music Player)
Looking for an equalizer and music player. Well you’ve probably come across this app then. After all this is one of the big names and it has been a the Play Store for a while now so it’s certainly well known.
“– 5 bands equalizer (from low bass to highs to enhance the quality of your songs)
– Audio player (directly available in the app)
– Unlimited access to your native music library (you can order your songs by album / songs / artist or playlist)
– Background play mode (to keep playing your songs while you consult other apps or while your device is in stand-by mode)
– Contextual Music search available by songs, album, artists and playlist
– 8 equalizer presets based on different music genres
- edjing PRO – Music DJ mixer
Are you a home dj?, do you want the mix and do general dj things? This may be an app for you then. From the the same developer as Equalizer + Pro (Music Player) this could be the app for you.
“All effects are unlocked – no ad – no hidden cost! edjing Pro is equipped with the brand new Sound System of edjing, the result of five years of R&D, to provide deejays with the most reliable and reactive mixer to remix their tracks.
This new Sound System enables accurate music frequency analysis, even more concise beatmatching and new sound effects directly coming from professional deejay controllers.
Designed by and for professional deejays, the look and feel, as well as the ergonomic of this new remix solution were especially thought of to make this mixing interface the most intuitive possible. To improve your mixing experience, access more than 50 million tracks thanks to a direct access to streaming sources like Deezer and SoundCloud!”
- Feed Baby Pro – Baby Tracker
I’ve never heard of this one before but from watching the little video they have on the Play Store it seems to do basically what it says in the title. It also seems like quite a popular app. So if you have a baby it may be ideal for you.
“Track and Monitor ALL aspects of your babys breastfeeding, growth and development. Record Bottle and Breast feedings, Daipers, Sleep, Pumpings, Growth Charts and Journals.
– Easily record breast/bottle/SOLID feeds with a single touch.
– Easily record daiper changes (pees/poos) with a single touch.
– Device-to-Device Synchronization between any number of devices
– Easily record and chart your babys Growths (weight, height and head circumference)
– Easily record your Babys Sleeping Sessions with a single touch
– Easily record your Pumping Sessions
– Easily “Continue” the last recorded feed (not available in “Lite”)
– Easily “Pause” the current feed (not available in “Lite”)
– Easily add Medicines and create Medication Records to record all of your babys medicine intake
– Easily record Baths, Diary entries, Activities, etc….
– Record 2 Babies (only available when Feed Baby Pro is installed)
– Supports Twins!
– Daily Summary screen that shows ALL activities for each day
– Timelines shows you all of your activities across multiple days so that you can have a better understanding of your babys activity patterns
– WIDGETS to help you access key features from the home screen
– You can now use your Android Wear smartwatch to perform various actions in Feed Baby with just a touch of your wrist. You will also be able to use your Android Wear smartwatch see quick updates of your babys latest Feeds, Diaper changes, Sleeps and Pumpings.
– Feed Baby automatically saves and restores your data in case the database gets corrupted
– Easily add notes for Feeds, Diapers and Sleeps
– Charts and graphs give you a clear visualization of feeding patterns (not available in “Lite”)
– Customizable Theme/Skins! Choose your preferred color scheme for Feed Baby from one of “Dark Knight”, “Baby Blue” or “Vintage Pink”. And more Themes are coming! (not available in “Lite”)
– Export your entire Feeding History as a CSV file and automatically send it to any email address. You can then print it out for further analysis by yourself or your doctor (not available in “Lite”).
– Full screen clock is displayed during feeds so you can check at a glance the amount of time that has elapsed during a feed
– All history is kept and fully browsable
– Individual feeds are grouped automatically into “Feeding Sessions” for better visualization
– Fully customizable notifications means that you never miss a feed or have a feed go for too long (not available in “Lite”)
– Each feed is fully editable so that you can retrospectively alter the start/end times and bottle quantities
– Supports both oz and ml for bottle quantities. Simply specify your preference in the Settings
– Fully supported with regular updates. ‘Feed Baby’ is a fully supported product. And we provide email support for any questions you have or issues you may encounter.”
- Runtastic Road Bike PRO
Now Runtastic have a quite a few apps on the Play Store and they quite often bring the price of apps down and this time its the turn of the Road Bike PRO app.
“* Track bike rides via GPS: Distance, duration, speed, elevation gain, pace, calories burned, etc.
* LIVE Tracking & Cheers: Go LIVE and show your friends where and how fast you’re cycling & let them cheer you on for more motivation
* Routes: Browse & search thousands of bike routes (available in the app and on Runtastic.com)
* Voice Coach: Keeps you posted on speed, distance, elevation gain, etc.
* Maps (Google Maps): Details on your current location and route taken
* Offline Maps: Download & save maps to your smartphone“
- Nova Launcher Prime
Now if you haven’t heard of Nova Launcher, have you been living under a rock. If so get out from under it. Nova is a launcher and a great one at that. They do offer a free version as well as the paid one but at 50p don’t even question it. Just buy it.
“Unlock the following extras by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime
• Gestures – Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps
• Unread Counts – Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin
• Custom Drawer Groups – Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer
• Hide Apps – Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps
• Icon Swipes – Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders
• More scroll effects – Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw”
The next few I’ve never heard of. They are games which will keep your children entertained for many hours according to the reviews in the Play Store.
- Toca Hair Salon 2
“Cut, curl, color and style – any way you want in Toca Hair Salon 2!
Our bestselling Toca Boca app, Toca Hair Salon, is back in an even better version with new characters, new tools, new accessories and even more hairstyling fun!”
- Taco Lab
“Calling all future scientists!
Welcome to Toca Lab! Explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.
Discover elements by experimenting with the lab tools!”
- Toca Blocks
“Welcome to the colorful universe of Toca Blocks, where your imagination is the architect! Toca Blocks is a unique world-building app that lets you create and explore the worlds you imagine.”
- Star Walk Kids – Explore Space
Interested in space but you find confusing. This seems like the perfect app for. Sure it’s designed for kids but from what I can see its perfectly suited for adults too.
“Is space a ginormous and confusing mess of everything? A little bit, yes. Navigate through wonders of the night sky with Star Walk Kids and find out all there is to know about planets, stars, and constellations in a child friendly way.
As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, Star Walk Kids follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location. Cartoon-style interface and friendly voice of the narrator effortlessly guide you through the night sky.”
- DMD Panorama Pro
Like to take Panorama or do like to look at them. Then this seems like an ideal app for you.
“Since your camera can shoot a Panorama, why bothering with this app?
Because it completes the whole turn, works with front camera for panoramic selfies, shows the result with an incredibly nice 3D viewer, allows your friends and followers to see the same 3d result even without having the app, makes better pictures even in low-light, exports the 360 Panorama as a looping video, lets you experiment Virtual Reality with Google Carboard…
…along many other things.”
The next 4 of apps are all photography based so you may not be intrested in them all but there should be something for everyone.
- Photo Editor HDR FX Pro
A lengthy name but it does seem like a simple and easy to use app which seems output some pretty fine results.
“HDR Fx Photo Editor gives you the best and most vibrant HDR effect on android, and this is all accomplished from just a single photo. Use sliders to get the very same HDR look you had admired on many photographic sites. Result will be similar to professional HDR camera photographs.
Other than HDR effects, you can apply curve adjustments to your photos. With HDR Fx Photo Editor curve adjustment is now under your fingers. You can do curve adjustments on red green and blue channels you can apply it directly to the rgb (composite) channel. HDR Fx Photo Editor also provide another important photo edit tool called Levels. Achieve professional results with adjusting black and white tone adjustment or applying gamma correction with a single touch.”
- Colour Splash Effect Pro
Like playing with colour, frames, filters, overlays and more. Well this app features a lot of them. To be more accurate it has (from its description):
37 gorgeous effects and filters
40 frames and borders
30 special overlay light effects and filters
20 textures filters
301 stickers and clip arts
- Tiny Pro FX Pro
Seems like a simple app but from what I can see it is no better than Spanseed and Snapseed is free. If you have this tell me if I’m wrong but at 5op it dosent seem like a bad deal really but I’d have Snapseed personally.
“Tiny Planet FX is the first Android app for adding tiny planet effects to photos—right before your eyes! You won’t believe how fast it is to transform the everyday images on your Android device to exciting and interesting! The Tiny Planet FX app provides the standard features you’ll find with most desktop apps and more to create virtually millions of effects!”
- Colour Effect Photo Editor Pro
Same case here again really. Though it does feature a couple of things that Snapseed doesn’t but its preference really.
“Color Effect Photo Editor & Collage is the best photo editor app on android Color Effect Photo Editor & Collage lets you to make color splash effect with giving you chance to decolor any area of image with desaturate paint option. In other words you can turn your photographes into art.
You can create photo grids and photo collages, Color Effect Photo Editor & Collage provides you a great collage maker tool, which will let you to create beautiful photo collages and photo grids.”
- FlightTrack 5
Want to track flilghts but you’ve tried the free options and had no success or just got in and dated with adds. Well from what I hear this app does the job and it does well apparently.
“FlightTrack 5 keeps you informed of your air travel details 24/7. It’s the savvy traveler’s app and with the new Tripdeck service, FlightTrack 5 is the most complete travel app available. No more entering flights manually! Just sign up for a Tripdeck account, and your flights appear in FlightTrack 5 just by forwarding your confirmation emails”
- Quick PDF Scanner Pro
Now personally I don’t see the point of these type of apps but others do. If you’re into these apps then it seems like a great app.
“Easily scan, create, and share multipage PDF documents using your camera.
NEW! The latest Quick PDF Scanner version 4 introduces a completely overhauled interface to make capturing your documents easier than ever! You also get real-time tracking of your document frame while you’re capturing, quicker image processing, and higher-quality scans.”
- Universal Book Reader Full Key
Same as what mentioned as the last app. Just use the Kindle App but if you don’t want to Amazon to have your money this looks like a great alternative.
“UB Reader provides a comfortable reading experience for Android smartphones and tablets, allowing you to read EPUB and PDF files – DRM-protected and otherwise. An integrated file browser allows you to quickly add any eBook stored on your device, over email, or through the Feedbooks.com online store.”
- Water Drink Reminder Pro
The description just says it all really. It also has support for Android Wear.
“Do you drink enough water?
Do you always forget to drink water regularly?
Do you have a fit body?
This App reminds you to drink water every day and tracks your water drinking habits.
You only need to enter your current weight and Drinking Water will help you to determine how many water your fit body need everyday. When you have finished drinking a cup of water, you will need to add a cup in the app. Your next cup will be remained.”
- Cameringo+ Effects Camera
Yep another photo editing app.
“With a simple yet stylish powerful interface, this professional photographic camera includes a large variety of photo effects in fast real-time such as lomo and vintage, including several types of lens such as fisheye, wide angle, and many more. In total over 280 customizable filters, and over 20 frames.
For HDR fans produce the most beautiful images with the included FAUX HDR tone mapping filters.
Also you can create little planet photos with the stereographic filters, or use the dedicated Little Planet mode.”
- Djay 2
Probably the biggest well known dj app there is around. Easy and simple to use. I do own this app myself and it works brilliantly. At 50p go buy it, don’t question it, just trust me.
“djay transforms your Android device into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with Spotify and all the music on your device, djay gives you direct access to mix your favorite songs and playlists instantly. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode to let djay create a seamless mix for you automatically. Whether you are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers you the most intuitive yet powerful DJ experience on an Android device.”
- Smart Launcher Pro 3
A simple launcher which if you like its design it’s great. Mark has even reviewed so click here to see what he thought.
“Speed up your device with Smart Launcher 3. The innovative launcher that makes your Android more intuitive and well organized. Find out why it has been downloaded by over 20 million people.
Smart Launcher 3 is completely different from any other launcher on Play Store. It’s not based on the AOSP launcher.”
- Today Calendar Pro
I personally use Today Calendar as my replacement to Sunrise and I love it. I’m not going to go over it here as it featured in my What’s On My Phone: Chris Wallace 2016 Edition which will be live in a few days. I can’t work out what the Pro version does but at 50p its still a way of supporting the developer.
“Today calendar contains all the features you would find in the stock calendar app, with many features getting slightly modified and rebuilt from the ground up to increase performance and productivity. Today makes organising your agenda incredibly easy.”
- Paper Camera
This seems like a basic camera app that takes the pictures as drawings. Pretty simple really.
“Real time cartoon and painting effects displayed on your camera feed! See the world through a new, original, stylish and captivating lens, have a wonder in your own home and discover how cool is now your world in cartoon!
This is the ultimate collection of cartoon/sketch/comic book/half tone/noir/neon and many other effects painted directly in your camera, no more boring post-effects, it’s all real time, you simply won’t stop wondering, wherever you are, having a look at things and cartoon-ize them!”
Were getting close to the end.
- Poweramp Full Version Unlocker
Similar toEqualizer + Pro (Music Player) really. Eqaulizer and audio player. Though Poweramp is more well known.
“Music moves people; it unites us, it allows us to relax, and sometimes, when done right, it can even motivate us to do great things. Poweramp does great things.
The #1 paid music player in the Google Play Store 4 years running—Poweramp is the most powerful music player available on the Android OS. Features like gapless play, an unmatched equalization system, great crossfade, and support for most popular music file format might all make Poweramp the best $3.99 you have ever spent in your life—2+ million users would agree to that.”
- aCalendar+ Calendar & Tasks
The second calendar app in this list. Now it looks different from all the other calendar apps but not in a good way. It looks like its trying to modern and its not quite there yet.
“● Agenda view
● scalable and scrollable agenda widget (Android 4, lockscreen-capable)
● Tasks (Google, CalDAV/Open Tasks experimental, Android 4)
● Manage Profiles (e.g. work and private, access the profile manager from the calendar list’s menu)
● quick contact bar for birthdays notifications (Android 4.1)
● More notification options (more ringtones, vibration, LED)
● Manage Google Calendars (Android 4)
● Public holidays (add from calendar list) for 30+ countries”
We are here. This is the last one.
- Photo Lab Pro Photo Editor
Another photo editing app. Google there are to many photo editing apps in this Play Day.
“Enhance your photos with over 640 beautiful frames, effects, filters or montages! Photo Lab PRO is an easy, quick and fun photo editor. You don’t need to be a Photoshop ninja to make any photo funny and any portrait beautiful. Just pick a filter, frame or montage to use, then choose which image to process, and that’s it! Photo Lab PRO will do all the hard work to let you sit back, relax and get all the honor.
Please note that Photo Lab is an Internet-based application. It helps us keep your devices’ memory free from tons of resources required to create high-quality artworks of your photos.”
So that’s it. I hope this was useful to you. Like I said there are some well known apps in here. So as Porky Pig would say That’s all folks.