10 Android Apps Worth Buying

03/04/2015 6:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California reveals that free apps aren’t actually good for your smartphone. Ad-supported apps on average consume 16 percent more energy, 22 percent more memory and 79 percent more network data. What’s worse, they reduce battery life by 2-3 hours, on average.

If you still need convincing, check out our curated list of some of the best selling apps on the Google Play store. Some of these apps have over a million paid downloads, which isn’t an easy feat. We've excluded games from this roundup, as our focus is on tools and utilities that make your user experience better. Any breakout apps we've missed out on in this list? Share your favourite picks in in the comments below.

  • Paper Camera
  • Poweramp Full Version Unlocker
  • Nova Launcher Prime
  • Runtastic Running PRO
  • Smart Tools
  • Plex
  • Titanium Backup PRO Key
  • TuneIn Radio Pro
  • Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax
    This meditation app sets you up with 16 blissful music tracks, and comes with 7 days of guided meditation in the introductory program. In-app purchases, which cost $1 to $50, add meditation guides for improving focus, creativity, energy and sleep.
  • SMS Blocker Clean Inbox
    This award winning SMS spam blocker filters messages by sender and keywords. The Premium version provides a unique ‘Block my Ex’ feature, password protection and is ad free.
    Price: Rs. 299

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