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13 Classic Premium Apps and Paid Apps for Android in 2021

Often you have to spend little money on the best app. However, there are also a bunch of apps that require too much, are very expensive, or are simply not worth it.

You will find millions of paid apps in the Google Play Store and many of them are amazing. These apps have to have a single price tag with no in-app purchases, subscriptions, or ads. Here I have rounded up the best premium apps for Android!


Price: $0.99


Bouncer is one of the best new Android apps. Bounce is a security app with Android permissions. You can handle those permissions instantly without diving into menus. It grants temporary permissions that it automatically revokes later. For example, you can enable location to visit a place on Facebook and set Bouncer to remove that permission after some time. You can have this at $0.99.


2. Kustom Industries apps

Price: Free / $4.49 each

Kustom Industries apps

Being a developer on Google Play, Kustom Industries, have a few great premium apps. The first is KWGT, which is a custom widget-maker where you can create widgets that can perform a great range of things. It also has a custom live wallpaper maker for those who want that. Apart from this, you have KLCK also which is one of the last custom lock screen apps under development.

All three apps follow a similar pattern. They allow you to create personalized things for your phone with a no-nonsense WYSIWYG editor and easy to follow instructions. You will get the free versions of each app and also a premium version for $4.49 per app.


3. MediaMonkey

Price: Free / $2.49


This is an amazing audio player with many excellent features including UI. You can sort your music in various ways, playlist support, Android Auto support, Google Chromecast support, and compatibility with third-party scribblers like the last FM.

It is one of the few Android music players with a desktop version and you can sync the two just like the old iTunes. Although the desktop version is a bit expensive, the two do support wireless syncing over WiFi.


4. PhotoPills and SunSurveyor

Price: $9.99 and $7.99, respectively

PhotoPills and SunSurveyor

These two are photography apps with an almost similar purpose. These apps help shoot for photography and filmmaking. Using this app you can track sunrise and sunset, star positions and moon phases so that you can take snaps at the right time.

These are expensive apps but these do not have practically any complaints from anybody who buys them.


5. Podcast Addict

Price: Free / $4.49

Podcast Addict

It is an excellent podcast player with usual features, including excellent organization and playlist features, tons of available podcasts, and various playback controls.

Using this stuff, you can also do great stuff like auto-download new episodes, find new podcasts, and cast it via Chromecast and SONOS. The UI isn’t the most attractive, but it’s functional and has many features. This is one of the best podcast apps on Android. If you don’t like this one you can try out Doggcatcher and if you don’t mind subscription costs, Pocket Casts.


6. Nova Launcher Prime

Price: Free / $4.99

Nova Launcher Prime

This app is one of the finest Android launcher apps. Featuring a modern UI, tons of extras, some theming features, and much more. Using this app you can customize everything from the size of a home screen to the number of icons on the dock and plenty of other stuff.

Many people already own this app, though. You can try something new, some other excellent premium apps including Action Launcher, Hyperion Launcher, and the new Apex Launcher.


7. Pulse SMS

Price: Free / $0.99 per month / $10.99 once

It is an excellent all-around texting app. It acts like most texting apps with theming, MMS support, and support for extras like text schedule. On paying the $10.99 price tag, you get cross-device syncing with your device, computer, tablet, or almost any other machine. As it bypasses the need for subscription services like Pushbullet. In case you are looking for a simpler and cheaper text app, Textra is also great at $2.99.


8. Relay for Reddit

Price: Free / $3.99

Relay for Reddit is a great way to access to browse the massive website. Featuring a card-style UI and it helps separate Reddit UI elements.

Other features include inline previewing, moderator features, improved comment navigation, support for the spoiler tag, and more. You can also load comments and it links simultaneously. You will get a great all-around experience and one of the better premium apps for Android.


9. Simple Mobile Tools (multiple apps)

Price: Free / $0.99 each

Being a Google Play developer, Simple Mobile Tools has plenty of good premium apps. It includes a calendar, a gallery, a drawing app, a contacts app, a note-taking app, a file manager and much more.

It is a simple, open-source, and require the absolute minimum permissions. You can have it all at $0.99 each and have no advertising. It has a great range of paid apps if you want to go with the simplest possible options, you will receive regular updates.


10. Solid Explorer

Price: Free / $2.99

Solid Explorer

It is one of the best file browser apps. With a simple UI but many other powerful features to satisfy almost anyone. Supporting drag-and-drop functionality it displays dual windows in landscape mode.

Apart from this, it supports the most popular archive files, FTP servers, and most popular cloud storage websites. You can also stream local media files to your Chromecast. It’s powerful and also inexpensive.



Price: Free / $2.99


It is a wallpaper generator app. You need to select the pattern and colors. The app makes wallpaper. All wallpapers are created for your device’s screen specifically so you don’t have to worry about mismatches or low quality of images.

Also, you can get over 100 patterns and tons of colors to play with. You can save those you like or use them from the app itself. It also features a random generator that auto-applies.


12. Tiny Scanner

Price: Free / $4.99

Tiny Scanner

It is a great productivity tool. This app uses your device camera to scan documents, receipts, and other items. You can convert those items into PDFs and store them for future reference. This app supports black and white, color and grayscale scans. You can adjust the contrast if you want to. It’s an easy to use app that performs a simple job. However, it performs the job very well for a single price tag.


13. TouchRetouch

Price: $1.99


This is an interesting photo editing app that doesn’t do the normal stuff like red-eye correction or anything similar to this. It takes out bits and pieces of photos that make it look bad. You can get rid of a sign on a beach, a power line at the top of a photo, or other things like that. It works well and it can touch up a photo in different ways. You can get it for a single $1.99 purchase. If you have Google Play Pass you can use it for free.



These are the most popular and premium application and paid apps for Android users! If you are an Android user, do not forget to try out these apps in 2020.