Last Updated: January 15th, 2013

Who wants some free apps? You do? Cool. Read on.

I'm sure you've all heard of PowerAmp before. But for those who haven't, it's probably the most powerful, versatile, and customizable music player in the Play Store. And that's saying something, because there is no shortage of music players on there. So, what's so cool about it? The fact that it can do basically everything you could possibly want from a media player. That's a lot of stuff – just take a looksee.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:

PowerAMP winners:

  1. Ahmad Abdullah   
  2. Vozár Tamás
  3. Adam   
  4. dmuhamma   
  5. mefink   
  6. Michael Lebowitz   
  7. xriderx66   
  8. alina   
  9. Matthew Cheung   
  10. Pat Heimann   
  11. John Kow   
  12. Mattias F
  13. BruceLee   
  14. budhraninilesh   
  15. SxperiaS   
  16. Lucus au   
  17. DoctorRabbitfoot   
  18. Asif Khan   
  19. Alex   
  20. Freez76  

InDrive winners:

  1. ads901119   
  2. Todd Moore   
  3. Cody Dean   
  4. reevester   
  5. Frost_Designs   
  6. Sukumar Patel   
  7. mug3n   
  8. Ryan McFadden   
  9. faceless128   
  10. DrewNusser   
  11. Chad Cesaro   
  12. JHS_NL   
  13. Ivailo Stoyanov   
  14. DraconisV   
  15. Razvan Coroama   
  16. Nikhil   
  17. Thomas Schuster   
  18. Isam Sami Moghamis   
  19. David   
  20. Jared Pannell  

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

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Key Features:
- plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff (* some wma pro files may require NEON support)
- 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets
- separate powerful Bass and Treble adjustment
- stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance
- crossfade
- gapless
- replay gain
- plays songs from folders and from own library
- dynamic queue
- lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin
- embed and standalone .cue files support
- support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists
- OpenGL based cover art animation
- downloads missing album art
- 4 configurable widget types
- configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock
- headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection (can be disabled in settings)
- scrobbling
- tag editor
- visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins
- fast library scan
- high level of customization via settings

Told you it has a lot of features.

An app that you may not have heard of, however, is the newly released InDrive. This app comes from developer Code Sector, and is essentially a super-powered Car Home replacement. It too does a lot of stuff, and it even completely integrates with PowerAmp. That's rad.

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Trip computer features:
* Street address
* Speedometer (mph, km/h or knots)
* Heading
* Battery level
* Weather (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
* Odometer
* Time traveled (total / driving / stopped)
* Average speed (total / driving)
* Max speed
* Elevation
* Time of day

Startup options:
• Enable car mode (Force the phone into car mode like it had been placed in the car dock)
• Check GPS status (Open the location settings screen if GPS is disabled)
• Turn on Bluetooth
• Disable Wi-Fi
• Set media volume (Does not affect the ringtone volume)
• Set screen brightness (Will override the automatic brightness setting if necessary)

Other settings:
• Keep screen on (Prevent the screen from locking while the app is running)
• Disable auto rotation (Turn this option on when driving on bumpy roads)
• Turn on speakerphone
• Exit on undock

Look at all those features!

Normally, PowerAmp will set you back $4 and InDrive is $2. But we like for things to be free, so we have 20 licenses of each to give away. That'll save you a few bucks, anyway.

So, how do you get your name in the hat to win one of these? Easy: just answer one simple question in the comments below.

Tell us which app you want and your favorite feature of said app.

It's pretty imperative that you put both of those things in your comment, otherwise, we may not know which app you want. Plus, we like it when people follow the rules. So, make sure to do that. Now and forever.

The giveaway is open to users across the globe and begins now. It will run until Friday, January 4th at 11:59 PM PT. After that, we'll randomly pick some winners!

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Alex

    PowerAmp for the headset automatic resume and the lockscreen!

  • Sami Dawood

    Because it has nice home scree, 4 widget types, and excellent equalizer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662718211 Waldo Luiginanna Carrera

    Poweramp Music Player. I have used Rockbox on a Toshiba Gigabeat for many years now and have yet to find a better music player. This appears to be a way to get that level of awesomeness on my Android device.

  • upstanding

    I want Power amp because you said I wanted it.

  • Diego

    Cause the easy access to apps

  • George Christopher

    I want PowerAmp - .wma support and mono audio output for the galaxy s III speaker


    PowerAmp. I like the amazing user interface.

  • Marlowe Green

    Power amp I love the design of the app.

  • Dorogu Padonkam

    PowerAmp for excellent sound quality, great BT support and customizability

  • thisislethal


    Because Equalizer, Crossfade, Skins, Gapless Playback and the ability to play tracks from remote shares.

  • WebPollution

    I've been seeking a good music player for my phone from back when I had an iphone 3gs. This looks like it's going to have the customization I've been looking for all these years and had to settle instead.

  • maxsteel

    Poweramp.. to try on my new phone!

  • Ezhik

    PowerAmp for that sweet Equalizer

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs


    FLAC support good support and audio quality and of course lots i mean LOTS OF Customizations

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    poweramp case the equalizer provided is just awesome!

  • Semlie

    PowerAmp because of how customizable it is.

  • HellG

    PowerAmp it has an amazing equalizer with great presets that really make low quality sound files sound really great!

  • BrightStar

    I quite like PowerAMP for a few reasons;

    1 - It's quite simple yet versatile making it easy to use for daily life and adjusting music to your own criteria.
    2 - Like the skins available plus the widget.

    It's just slightly expensive for me otherwise I would have bought a long back.

  • http://twitter.com/jmorabito1 Josh Morabito

    power amp - equalizer

  • Leonardo Benveniste

    I want InDrive, I really like the UI, being able to easily use the phone while driving for things like calls and also the GPS data. It's the only car home app that's properly designed

  • Rahul Garg

    Poweramp cuz the default app sucks :-|

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aadhish007 AadHish GaiKwad

    Power AMP for the most customization and great audio QUALITY...!!! Want to mix it with my beats audio on Nexus 4... (experimental feature...!!!)

  • Andrew

    A car home screen that is actually useful especially on long drives! :'(

  • MJ

    I like PowerAmp and it's wide support of audio formats (even ogg).

  • Michel Heiniger

    i really like the relist eq of poweramp

  • Frederick Eichinger

    PowerAmp...That bASS

  • Varun Joshi

    PowerAmp, because of the wonderful UX, the fantastic equalizer and the well implemented queue feature.

  • alina


    My favourite thing about it's smooth design, but my favourite feature is unlock screen widgets. It's the best

  • Saphire

    poweramp. music is so important to me, I just discovered this amazing app and immediately installed the trial. this app has it all. especially I love the feature which enables controlling the player and showing album art on the android lock screen. truly amazing - I don't have to unlock my s3 to control the music that is played. please I need this app.

    help a girl out!

    love ya <3 and have a happy 2013.

  • Rucas João Gomes


    - high level of customization via settings

  • Alessandro Dias

    PowerAmp, mostly becuase of gapless music playback.

  • http://www.facebook.com/piyawatmax.sukhummek Piyawat Max Sukhummek

    Nothing i really need right now but im happy to try Poweramp:) especially the crossfade and gapless playback would b nice in the car.

  • Josh York

    Poweramp, for the customizable Widgets.

  • Waydaddy Mahler

    InDrive, I would like to use enable car mode feature to force my phone into car mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matidodel Mati Dodel

    Indrive: other car`s home suck

  • Michael Fletcher

    Hullo. Poweramp for sure, due to the huge range of file formats it plays: "- plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff"

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aadhish007 AadHish GaiKwad

    InDrive, because I will buy a car if I have the app...!!! :-P

  • soul18reaver

    lyrics support, including lyrics search

  • Gleidson

    PowerAmp, 'cause it has separated powerful Bass and Treble adjustment

  • http://twitter.com/mike_harvey Mike Harvey

    PowerAmp for the Auto Resume on a BT connection!

  • David Tokarz

    InDrive. Already have Poweramp so the intergration with it is why I want InDrive

  • http://www.facebook.com/renato.moura.b Renato Moura

    high level customization

  • Huton Gergö

    I want PowerAmp why it is the best music player for android in playstore

  • http://twitter.com/timvoet Tim

    InDrive, because I do a lot of driving and need a good in car app.

  • Marko Dragaš

    PowerAmp because of scrobbling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonny.ericsson.37819 Sonny Ericsson

    Poweamp for alac support.

  • Moises

    Has its own lockscreen...

  • Praveen

    PowerAmp because of the folder level access to the music which allows some music to be selected at folder level rather than album or title

  • Shawn Roth

    Poweramp..headset auto resume is amsome...

  • Rene Rendon Jr.

    PowerAmp for the gapless playback.

  • James

    automatic Resume on BT connection
    means I get in my car, press play, drive.

  • budhraninilesh

    PowerAmp as it has high level of customization via settings

  • Muzafar Umarov

    Being a delivery driver, using the free beta version of inDrive was amazing. I always wanted to get some driving statistics when I go out on delivery. I was able to calculate the exactly cost of gas. I know I can look at the odometer, but who has time to keep track of 6 digit numbers. So I would like to have an inDrive license.

  • Ayush Singh

    PowerAmp because it's so versatile and the equaliser settings let me tune the sound to my hearts content!

  • Newmexican

    10 band equalizer

  • Iliyan Iliev

    poweramp - cool equalizer ;o)

  • Ëh San

    I want PowerAmp and my favourite feature of this app is automatic play when plug in the earphone.

  • uodii

    PowerAmp because of the configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock and that equalizer...good god.

  • http://twitter.com/Vanillalite Kevin

    I want PowerAmp because I need a good music player that has an EQ to go along with my new IEMs I got for Christmas!

  • Jason


    'Cause it sounds better than Winamp...

  • http://twitter.com/skinggzyq リン

    High level audio customisations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostasr Kostas Rodolakis

    In Drive because of the Time traveled (total / driving / stopped) feature. Plus I already have Poweramp Full version bought :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Monty/708655348 Sam Monty

    I want PowerAMP for its much needed Equalizer and queuing features.

  • rockstar323

    I guess I'll have to go with InDrive. I've been using PowerAMP since the beta popped up on XDA. Best player out there IMO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davisj Joshua Davis

    The abilitiy to increase the gain and superb audio quality.

  • http://bostongreekgeek.com/ bostongreekgeek

    InDrive. My favorite feature of the app is more a combination of features. Its the startup options. With one click you enable gps, turn on bluetooth to communicate with your headset, turn off wifi, enable car mode and more. Right now I use NFC to do this, but I have been looking at InDrive because it is exactly what I need.

  • itai_marom

    InDrive best home replacement for car

    and i drive alot

  • Piko Neal

    I like indrive and its ability to stop auto rotation, which is annoying to go back and fix after you start an app. Thanks guys.

  • foppa78

    I would love to have Poweramp to use the missing album art recovery. Having the album art with the great looking user interface of Poweramp would really make me happy.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    InDrive. It's a car mode! With a compass!

  • Jose

    I want power amp for the custom sound quality specially with my new headphones i just purchased would be a perfect match!

  • Manikandan Ramakrishnan

    I need PowerAmp. Listening to songs is as magical and fresh as reading Harry Potter!

  • Brad

    InDrive for PowerAmp integration.

  • Ninan Kurunthottical

    PowerAmp. For the crossfade feature.

  • jaK3072

    Poweramp of the excellent UI and is themes.

  • Bo Kee


    THE quality and i need it for InDive :)

  • Dane Adrian

    Already bought PowerAmp - I love that InDrive syncs with it!

  • James Walsh

    PowerAmp - for the wide range of supported music file types

  • Scott

    I like the inDrive app because it has MPH, might sound important but my dashboard lights go out all the time so at night its hard to tell fast/slow I'm driving. This app helps.

  • Kyle J.

    PowerAmp. The 10 band graphic equalizer is my favorite feature. It's tough to beat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renato-Paredes-Araújo/100001566038797 Renato Paredes Araújo

    poweramp. It's the only one that turns the sound on Every time I put the fones.

  • JT

    poweramp because its pretty

  • Bruno Barão

    PowerAmp - I love the 10 band optimized graphical equalizer

  • chris bouronikos

    I'd like the PowerAmp app, because I love being able to adjust the song to my listening preferences with the powerful Equalizer that "monster" app is eqquipped with !

  • Greg N

    I'd vote for power amp it has a much better audio quality. And power amp has a really great equalizer as well as. better integration into Android features.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jozsef.kurina József Kurina

    I want poweramp because it's a beast with voodoo. The best sound I have ever heard.

  • Guest

    I want PowerAmp, because of

  • http://twitter.com/patmanasan Pat Manasan

    PowerAmp: Beautiful lock screen widget.

  • http://twitter.com/Hikaru755 Robin

    I want PowerAmp because it can display lyrics. So I can sing along loud In the bus without being embarrassed for not knowing the lyrics and beginning to mumble. Yeah... Right.

  • Maximilian

    Poweramp - plays flac, is there any other reason?

  • Victorj589

    Poweramp because of reasons!

  • Geoff Johnson

    I would love InDrive, I've been craving a new car home replacement! My favorite feature is that it features a lot of the functionality of MyTracks with the media features I enjoy when using my phone in the car. Don't worry, I'll check my e-mail this time ;)

  • bender23

    Poweramp, gapless playing!

  • DoctorRabbitfoot

    I would love PowerAmp. Mostly because of the interface, but also lyric support!

  • Storey R

    PowerAmp, the sound adjstments rule!

  • Cheeseball

    I want PowerAmp because of the perfect gapless playback support other Android audio players have a hard time perfecting!

  • ktraub

    I'd like InDrive because I use the Speedometer constantly because my in-dash speedo is always several MPH high vs. my car's real speed.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidGoat Matt

    InDrive because I like the idea of having presets for things like bluetooth & wifi and I also like all of the information it gives you at a glance.

  • k8sh

    Power amp... Best one out there!

  • http://twitter.com/meminfil m.emin

    PowerAmp because it has very well-designed ui. and it also plays folder that's good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001141294388 Balázs Borsodi

    PowerAmp the best player ever, because its eq is brilliant. i want it :)

  • Dana Canfield

    I'd like to win InDrive, mainly because of the customization and the great look. My previous car dock application is functional, but I've always thought it looks like crap. The trip odometer is also a great feature - I used the free version when I suspected my car's odometer was off, but after 20 miles of both highway and city streets, InDrive and my odometer were within ,1 miles.

  • MDroid

    I really like PowerAmp because it boost my music with its EQ feature

  • http://twitter.com/sanjay_addya Sanjay Addya

    PowerAmp because of the the lock screen widget and another feature not mentioned here. I can share music through bluetooth which is not possible with other players

  • BangIShotYou


    Headset resume is a definite pro for me and reason enough to want this app.

  • Memory Dump

    PowerAmp for the 10 band equalizer with custom presets..

  • gyz

    Poweramp cuz of its great equalizer

  • Chad Williams

    PowerAmp! Love the music quality and adjustments!

  • Alex Krijanovski

    Love the 10band equalizer on PowerAmp.

  • Todd Morris

    The EQ abiltities on PowerAmp is insane!

  • PhoenixPath

    Would love to use indrive...

    ...if they supported players other than PowerAmp. (Namely, Pandora...at least make use of the widget, guys.)

  • Bored SysAdmin

    Gapless Flac Playback and powerful EQ

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregor.stefanic Gregor Štefanič

    PowerAmp, because of the direct volume control and sound quality.

  • http://profiles.google.com/devgeek Chad Smith

    poweramp for the audio quality

  • Dave Steffen

    InDrive. Since the built-in car app seems worthless, this alternative looks real good.

  • Jason Bismpikos

    PowerAmp..Equalizer !!

  • Chris Carr

    Power Amp because wow cool, headset auto resume!

  • Adam

    Poweramp, due to it's customization. I love to tweak. :)

  • ivan

    poweramp, because i could uninstall other "similar" apps which all put together can't do stuff like poweramp itself.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    I'd like PowerAmp, the auto-resume on Bluetooth connection sounds like a great feature.

  • Bryson

    InDrive, because I would like to use it with PowerAmp while driving, which I already own.

  • afurger

    InDrive - I miss google's native app. This makes the dock I spent so much time custom integrating into my car useful again. :)

  • http://twitter.com/roskiecruz Roskie Cruz

    Easy winner on this one: Poweramp. It's one of the most robust music players in the Android ecosystem D: The interface alone makes me fall in love with it, but I really love how it pulls off gapless playback. :D

  • http://www.swehes.com/ Hans-Erik

    Poweramp for my music collection!

  • Christian Jacob


    - 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets

    Google Music doesnt cut it. Being a DJ I like to have control over my sounds.

  • http://twitter.com/gamerpaul89 Paul Squires

    I want poweramp because my brother's girlfriend needs a real music player for her htc inspire she got from me.

  • Jason Pillow

    Poweramp because (not a feature) is just the best music player =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/duckofdeath Hans Pedersen

    Poweramp me please! For the FLAC support...

  • Laczyi

    PowerAmp it would be nice :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mclinden.9 Michael McLinden

    Poweramp. High customization.

  • qbert1111

    InDrive looks great. I love my car dock and I'm underwhelmed by the lack of a car interface. This would be a welcomed addition.

  • DeepUgh

    Indrive - Because my N4 doesn't have a car dock like my N1 did!

  • Pete Van Wattingen

    Poweramp because I want to try replacing my Cowon with my Note 2 for music.

  • epidemik

    poweramp - compatible with all the best audio formats

  • Andrea Cardia

    PowerAmp, equalizator and headset support!

  • Joshua Downey

    Power amp. I love the customization of the app. Unfortunately I can't afford it. I know it is 4 bucks but I am as serious as cancer. 4 bucks is not in the budget of my family.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/tommynoshitsky* TommyNoshitsky

    InDrive for he detailled infos and the attractive clean and simple user interface.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoHMobius Brett Livingston

    The powerful but easy to use equalizer

  • Jeffrey Hewitt

    PowerAmp, and I like the equalizer, I love tweaking the individual chunks of the music.

  • Mughal MAB

    PowerAMP cuz it has better equalization & better bass support. Best of all it comes with beautiful UI....

  • Skyeclad

    Poweramp....looks cool

  • Rashed

    PowerAmp Music player
    separate powerful Bass and Treble adjustment

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    PowerAmp, because it's just a great looking app!

  • downtownjeff

    I want the InDrive app. I think the street address feature is very cool and unique.

  • PhotogX

    The GPS data screen

  • randyb19

    Poweramp and i like the 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for the audiophile in me

  • Matze

    I love the huge list of supported audio formats as ~3/4 of the list floats around on my hard disk :)

  • Venu Yelamanchili

    InDrive because it is the best app I can use when I am driving...Brings together all the apps required while In Drive.

  • Tom

    PowerAmp and best is awesome equalizer functions :)

  • strakis

    I'd like PowerAMP
    The crossfade feature is a must when listening to music while commuting