Ways to Get Paid Android Apps Free
If you ask Android device users why they love their devices and the OS, one obvious answer you will get is the truckloads of apps! Google Play and other third-party app stores are replete with millions of apps covering niches like entertainment, finance, telephony, office productivity and much more.
While the Play Store has plenty of free apps there are some stellar apps that may cost a significant amount. Have you ever wondered if there was a way to get those paid Android apps for free? It sounds rather incredible, but there are means to get some of your favorite apps for free. What’s even better about it is you don’t have to resort to nefarious means to get them.
While a majority of Android users stick to Google Play for whatever apps they want, Amazon is trying its best to woo users. For this purpose, the Amazon App store offers one popular paid app for free each day. You can check the Amazon App store online and the free app of the day is displayed right on the home page!
Now, it is not possible to install Amazon App Store on your device using Google Play. So, you will need to install it from Amazon website. Of course, you will need to use an Amazon user id to use the service.
For installing any app outside Google Play like this one, you will need to change the security settings on your Android device, as it is.
Go to settings > Security and then select the option ‘Allow Unknown Sources’ and perform installation.
Now, you can get one paid app for free every day. To get automated notification on this app, use a notification app such as Amazon App store.
You can use AppGratis to get Android apps for free. Every day you get an app for free with AppGratis. It is true that all apps offered by it may not be premium quality or trending apps but a freebie does not hurt! There are a number of up and coming App developers who offer their apps for free or a sizable discount on AppGratis.
You will need to install the AppGratis app available on Google Play. Apart from giving away apps for free, this service also offers enticing and sizable discounts on top apps. No wonder the app enjoys a 4.3 rating in Google Play!
Apart from Android, they also offer free and discounted apps on iPhone and iPad. The deal on Apps usually lasts 24 hours only.
While rivals are upping ante to woo users with freebies, can Google be left behind? Google offers a rewards program. Google wants to get information on your online usage habits and your opinion on varied topics depending on your age, location and other attributes. You will need to use the Google Opinion Rewards app, available on Google Play.
Install the app and answer surveys to get Google Play Store credits. You can opt for their weekly surveys or answer them whenever you have time on your hands. For every complete survey you get instant store credits on your Google Wallet. These can be redeemed to buy apps, music, books etc on the Play Store.
The name says it all! This app, available in Google Play offers a paid app for free, every day which you can download and use. It supports Android devices running versions 2.3 of the OS and later versions.
There is no need to fill out any survey as such. App of the Day enjoys 4.4 rating in Google Play. You may even submit suggestions for the apps you would like to get for free. There are many similar apps, but this one has a reputation of getting the best apps to their users.
Aptoide is an independent Android app marketplace and a curated repository that does not host apps on its own, but it lets other users, developers, and integrators upload apps and create their own Android Store on their platform.
You may download apps from the app repositories set up by other Aptoide Uploaders. They have a number of security measures in place to keep malicious apps out. Look for the ‘Trusted’ stamp on the app before downloading to be sure.
Here you will find some discounted apps along with paid apps for free. Once you set the option to install third-party apps from unknown sources on your Android device, you can install the Aptoide app and start exploring trending and editor recommended apps that may be available to download for free.
Google Play Return Policy
Google allows you to to return any app purchased from the Play Store within 48 hrs. That’s two whole days for you to try any app and decide if you really want to commit a few bucks for it.
While this is not a way to get the app for free, it does let you try out apps you have only heard or read about and are unsure if they are worth your money.
So, you can see there are so many ways using which you can get paid Android apps for free. You will definitely need to move out of the Google Play periphery though. However, there is no need to root your device or perform any complex procedure for this. You can use some apps on the third-party App Stores and Google also has some options.
Using Google Credits is a great way to earn store credits. The best thing is you don’t need to resort to piracy. With notifiers for free app availability, very little effort is required on your part. Make sure you check the source security and the permissions you’re granting to the apps installed to avoid threats.
Further Reading: Keep a Track of All Your Purchased Apps on Android with My Purchases.