Quality "Pro" Android Apps - List your Favourites and Share with the Community
Found 23rd Aug 2017
Hello all, I've somehow managed to accumulate more than £33 in Google Credits from answering Google surveys. In an effort to reduce this balance, I'm turning to the HUKD community for help.
So, what do I want from the community? Good question! I'm looking for Personal recommendations for Android "Pro" Apps that Users feel are worth their weight in gold, and can justify their price tag - along with reasons explaining why they are worth buying.
The benefits of community involvement are two fold...
1) You'll hopefully open somebodies eyes to good quality apps they may not be aware of, thus spreading the love (and helping me reduce my balance).
2) Others in the community can hopefully also benefit from pooled knowledge and experience.
My hope is for as many people as possible to benefit from this thread, by collectively sharing top quality apps, so more and more people can take advantage of others' experiences (good and bad). There are far too many poor quality apps in the Play store, for various reasons:
» Poor developer responsiveness
» Too many ads (free versions)
» Little or no App development over time OR App abandoned by developer
» Broken apps after update etc.
Let's collectively help each other avoid the dross out there.
Lift up the quality apps and shine a light on the bad ones.
To kick things off, I'd like to recommend an App I've been using multiple times per day for years!
Price: £1.99 at the time of buying
Reasons: The automation possibilities within this app are vast. Over the years, I've managed to replicate the functions of other apps within this single app, replacing the others completely!
If you've ever used IFTTT / IF, you'll understand this app very quickly.
In Macrodroid, you create Macros which have a specific function. It works on the basis of creating one (or more) TRIGGERS[T] - think of Triggers as criteria to be met before the app completes an ACTION[A] or Actions. You can also set CONSTRAINTS[C] so the Macro only runs under certain conditions.
Some Macro examples I have on my phones:
#Let family member(s) know that I've arrived at a given location safely with a single button press#
[T] Press Widget button - placed on the home screen of phone
[A] Send pre-scripted SMS "I've arrived" to one or more mobile numbers
#Reminder to Drink more water during the day#
[T] Every 2hrs
[A] Play "water.mp3" audio file
[C] Restrict between 9am - 10pm
#Automatically OR Manually backup received media (photos / videos etc), this macro has 2 Triggers so I can either wait for the daily Trigger[T1] to fire or Manually fire the other Trigger[T2]#
[T1] Daily* at 11.45pm
[T2] Press Widget button - located on home screen of phone
[A] Backup media files (from multiple locations like Whatsapp, the Camera, Screenshots, Downloads) to the SD Card
* this could be Weekly or Monthly, the choice is yours!
These are just 3 macro examples. I've hardly scratched the surface with what I could show you. One of my phones has roughly 36 macros helping to automate repetitive tasks!!!
The FREE version of Macrodroid is limited to 5 macros and has adverts within the app. I recommend this for people who like to save themselves time and effort on repetitive tasks!
I'm in no way connected to the Developer of this app. I just like it VERY much.
Which apps do you love and why?