Google Play Sales Start
As is tradtional at this time of the year, a selection of Google Play apps have gone on sale to mark the end of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere). There’s a selection of 18 apps that are currently heavily discounted, though keep in mind that in past Google Play sales the apps on sale have been rotated, so the number of apps on sale could change, or the 18 apps on sale could also change over time.
Of the apps that are on sale, there are a few that deserve special mention for those who don’t already have them. Here my special recommendations:
SwiftKey 3: I can’t recommend this keyboard replacement app enough. I know some people prefer a Swype-style keyboard, but having used both extensively I find that SwiftKey 3 remains the keyboard to beat. The text prediction on this keyboard means it is often predicting entire sentences for me. At 75% off this keyboard is a steal – I think it’s a bargain at full price. If you are still using the stock keyboard on your phone, do yourself a favor and give SwiftKey a go.
Beautiful Widgets: An excellent widget app that offers a range of skin-able clock, weather and calendar widgets. The main clock is based on HTC’s Sense clock, but with a huge range of skins available you can always tailor it to your phone’s look. It also has a lovely weather app that you access by clicking on the weather on any of its widgets. This is an app that I’ve used time and time again when I want to spruce up my phone’s theme, and I’d estimate a Beautiful Widget clock has sat front and center of my phone for about 80-90% of my time using Androids.
I’d also like to mention that as well as the Vignette camera app that is officially part of the Play Store End of Summer Sale, another camera app, Camera ZOOM FX is also on sale outside of the official sale. Admittedly Camera ZOOM FX is not discounted as heavily as Vignette, but for those that want to experiment with their phone’s camera, (or the recently announced Android dedicated cameras) there are two highly-rated camera apps available that can be both had quite cheaply.
Check out the full list of apps on sale here.