Android’s poly-manufacturer ecosystem has long since eclipsed iOS as the world’s most popular mobile operating system. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Google Play store is filled with must-buy apps. Just like Apple’s App Store, there are hits and miss, and a whole lot of free stuff to play around with.
If you’re actually looking to make a purchase or two, it’s hard to know what you actually need and what you can live without. Would any of us really pay for Facebook if it cost money, for instance? Probably not. There are apps out there that are worth putting a few dollars down for.
The alternatives are barf-inducing mobile ads or sly freemium models that prey on the ignorant. Everybody wins when you are willing to shell out a little for the apps you use every day. Here we present 16 apps available for download in Google Play that are completely worth the tiny cost of entry.
(Apple iOS fans can check out this list.)