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Mobile apps can be rather costly, whether from one-off download prices, monthly subscription charges, or in-app purchases. However, some paid apps offer better value for money than others. And it’s those value-for-money apps we want to hear about during this week’s We Ask You discussion.

More Than Worth The Asking Price

We want to know, What Mobile App Offers The Best Value For Money? Quite simply, we want you to look at all of the apps you currently have installed on your mobile device(s) How Many Apps Do You Have Installed On Your Phone? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Apps Do You Have Installed On Your Phone? [MakeUseOf Poll] Last week we asked if you would consider shutting off your cell phone for a whole day. I must say, I was surprised at the outcome of this poll. In an era so dominated by... Read More and determine which offers the best value for money. Not for anyone else, but for you, personally.

We’re limiting this to apps you have spent at least a little money on, for obvious reasons. This includes apps that are bought outright, apps that can be installed for free but then require monthly payments, and apps which offer basic functionality for free but which then charge for additional extras. Think Candy Crush Saga.

Mobile apps are big business and have been for some time. A developer who creates a great app So, You Want To Develop Android Apps? Here's How To Learn So, You Want To Develop Android Apps? Here's How To Learn After so many years, one would think that the mobile market is now saturated with every app imaginable to man - but that's not the case. There are plenty of niches that still need to... Read More , and then persuades enough people to download it to their smartphone or tablet, can make their fortune overnight. Read the short story of Flappy Bird The Short Story Of Flappy Bird [Weird & Wonderful Web] The Short Story Of Flappy Bird [Weird & Wonderful Web] Few mobile games enter into the collective consciousness of the mainstream in the way Flappy Bird has done. It passes into Internet folklore, but these videos will help to preserve its virality. Read More , and its creator Dong Nguyen, for proof of this.

The ultimate truth is that some are absolute and undeniable wastes of money, while others offer great value for money.


Please focus on the latter. We want you to tell us the one mobile app you personally feel has offered the best value for money from all of those you have installed on your smartphone and/or tablet. Simply name it in the comments below, and give a brief explanation as to why this particular app is more than worth the asking price.

If you have never paid a penny for any mobile app, congratulations, that’s quite an achievement. But don’t feel excluded from getting involved in this discussion, just tell us in the comments below why this is the case. Have you never seen a mobile app you think is worth paying for? Do you find free alternatives to expensive apps? Do you obtain your apps by unofficial means?

Have Your Say

All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before a follow-up post is published containing the We Ask You Results. One reader will win Comment Of The Week, receiving a geeky T-shirt chosen from those available through the catalog for their effort.

We Ask You is a column dedicated to learning the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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