Now is the time to act if you've been in the market for some must-have Android apps but felt like the price was a little out of your range. The Google Play Store is running a sale so you can pick up some high-quality paid apps—including the popular Nova Launcher Prime and Poweramp Music Player, among many others—for just $0.99 each.
While there are quite a few solid apps here you should try—and with a two-hour refund window, why not try them all—here are our favorites you should seriously consider buying.
Nova Launcher Prime is generally considered to be the best third-party launcher app. The free version is a great app in its own regard, but if you're willing to part with $0.99, you'll unlock a handful of other nifty features.
The full version of the app lets you open different apps with specific gestures like swiping, double-tapping, and pinching. You can set up custom actions for your apps when you swipe to open them, instead of tapping. You also have the ability to add tabs and folders in your app drawer for better organization, and you can remove unused apps from your drawer as well. Unread notification badges for app icons are included in the Prime version, and if you're rooted, there are some additional options as well.
Nova Launcher Prime normally runs $4.99, so you'll get quite the discount if you get it now.
Poweramp has been the most-downloaded paid music player app in the Google Play Store for the past four years, and is one of our personal favorites. The app goes much more in-depth than your stock music player, especially the equalizer, which gives you lots of precision in fine-tuning your audio.
Buying the full version unlocker of Poweramp gives you access to all the new updates as they roll out. Start by installing the trial version to see if you like it, then buy the unlocker to really open it up. Make up your mind quick, because it won't be long before Poweramp's price goes back up to $3.99.
Today Calendar can sync events from multiple sources, and combines the "Month" and "Agenda" views, so that you can do all of your planning in one window. The app is also fully themeable, so you can cater how it looks exactly to your liking. Today Calendar is normally $2.99.
Like I said, there's plenty more to check out, so go have a look.
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