The gift of a good app can turn a phone someone find frustrating into a device that they’ll fall in love with all over again. Here are our favourite paid apps worth gifting to the Android owner on your Christmas list.
Many of these apps also come in free versions, but the paid-for versions definitely add extra value. A digital download can be tricky to wrap, so we have created gift tag images which you can use when presenting your recipient with their serial number. Click on any tag for a larger version.
Tweaking and Customization
Nova Launcher Prime
one of our favourite Android launchers
Alternative: Apex Launcher Pro ($3.89)
The ultimate Android tweaking utility, Tasker gives you total control over your device. If you’ve ever thought “I wish that would happen when this happens,” Tasker is the app to do it. If you have an Android lover on your list and they’re ready to get their hands dirty customising their device, Tasker is a great gift. To get them started, hook them up with our Tasker tips and tricks. Then, tell them to install the Tasker App Factory and export some of their profiles so you can enjoy your gift too!
Buy Tasker ($5.99)
SwiftKey Flow on the way
Media and Photography
our favourite podcast manager for Android
Buy Doggcatcher ($4.76)
Alternative: BeyondPod ($7)
Camera ZOOM FX
best camera app for Androidrecent updates
Buy Camera ZOOM FX ($1.49)
If there’s a voracious reader on your list, NewsRob is still one of the best Android feed readers around. The free version syncs with Google Reader so they don’t have to sift through existing feeds. The Pro version drops the ads and opens up some filtering options.
Buy NewsRob ($5.46)
shown you how to take your media on the goonly getting better
Astrid Power Pack
Buy Astrid Power Pack ($3.89)
Splashtop Remote Desktop
Buy MailDroid Pro ($18.20)
Other Useful Utilities
Sleep As Android
mentioned the app beforefree version
Buy Sleep as Android Key ($2.49)
Titanium Backup Pro Key
Titanium Backuphttp://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/09/how-to-upgrade-to-a-new-android-phone-and-take-everything-with-you”>in case your phone dies or needs to be replacedautomate their backups and sync them to Dropbox
Buy Titanium Backup Pro Key ($6.49)