In today's episode, I would like to share with you the most requested paid apps on my smartphone. Programs that do not mind the money spent.
Opening MX Player once again, I caught myself thinking that every time I mentally praise the developer for an excellent application when I launch it. Well, since I remembered about MX Player, let's start with it.
MX Player Pro
I first got acquainted with this player after Andrey Zyabko's article in our blog. It was already four years ago!
In those days, there were almost no players with hardware decoding, and those that existed had a minimum of settings. Against their background, the MX player was just a breath of fresh air: working with multiple audio tracks, subtitles, styles, many supported formats in software decoding, a convenient and beautiful interface, as well as constant updates that improve one or the other.
Over time, a problem arose with licensed AC3 and DTS codecs, but even it can be easily solved by installing a custom codec package from the same w3bsit3-dns.com.
To be honest, I didn't buy the Pro version right away, but after about a year of using the free one, and here I would like to note that having a free, albeit truncated version is a very correct approach. Let users try your apps first, and if they are good, they will definitely be bought (or they will continue to watch advertising banners in the corner).
Moon + Reader Pro
Personally, I have been a big fan of the once popular ZXReader for a long time, but at some point the number of Moon + Reader recommendations became too large. The scandalous story with the blocking of the application due to the complaint of Liters became the last straw.
After the publication of the article and mass criticism of Liters' actions by the Russian Internet community, the reader was returned to the Play Store, and the developer, in joy, arranged a 50% discount. I purchased the app just to support it, because for the developer money from Moon + Reader sales was the only income he wrote about in his blog.
Starting to delve into the program's settings, I never ceased to be amazed at how fine and detailed adjustment for each user the reader offered. And, of course, I was especially pleased with the support of the popular cloud services Dropbox and Google Drive.
When the first version of the application first appeared on the Play Store, Majid received tremendous support from various online media and bloggers (for example, I found out about this Twitter client by reading Alex_Shvarz's feed). All as one praised the program for its good appearance, speed of work and great functionality. We also had a review of this client.
A couple of years later, the developer abandoned the first version of the application, redesigned it from scratch and released Robird 2.0, which had to be paid for again. But I got so used to this client that I gave 300 rubles for the premium version without any hesitation.
By the way, I tried the vaunted Fenix, and somehow it did not impress me at all, so I continue to sit on Robird.
It is now customary to scold WhatsApp, comparing it with various more functional analogues like Hangouts and Telegram, and a few years ago it was WhatsApp that was the leading messenger against the background of all sorts of Skype and ICQ. And, as you know, most people are quite inert, so they continue to use this messenger in the old fashioned way. If we talk specifically about communication, then I really like WhatsApp, especially its Android – a version in which you do not need to wait for a stable Internet to send a message. The program will deliver it on its own when it can connect. In general, its 33 rubles of annual WhatsApp subscription fully pays for itself.
GSAM Batttery Monitor
If you read my reviews, you might have noticed that most of them indicate the operating time in the video viewing and reading modes. For testing, I use MX Player and Moon + Reader with automatic scrolling, and I measure the operating time using Gsam Battery Monitor, the paid version of which I purchased almost immediately. The program shows how long your smartphone has worked, what was the load and temperature, etc. The only problem is that almost all of this data (except for the operating time on the graph) is not saved when the device is turned off when it is discharged. If any of the readers knows how to overcome this problem, I would be grateful for your advice in the comments.
I apologize in advance to those who were expecting revelations from this article, but my use cases are pretty commonplace, so I use a similar set of applications for them. But you can tell in the comments what programs you use on your Android – smartphone or tablet, maybe your top 5 will be much more interesting than mine.