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May
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Changelog Droid, an app that not only shows changelogs of applications you have installed all in one convenient place but also monitors apps that you haven't installed and keeps history of changes over time, is on sale for 24 hours. And by sale I mean it'll cost you about free fifty. I've played around with the app for the last half an hour and found it to be very polished, pleasant to use, and, more importantly, actually handy. It even has a DashClock extension.

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Since the Play Store doesn't allow apps to switch from free to paid, the developer is using the next best method - a coupon code. Usually, the downside of this is that if you uninstall and reinstall later or install to another device once the coupon expires, you will likely lose the paid features. Speaking of which, the $1.87 premium license removes ads and adds support for themes. If I were you, I'd use something like Titanium Backup or Helium (the latter doesn't even need root) to back up and restore this app in the future. In this case, the developer went the extra mile and made sure that any entered coupon codes with be forever associated with your Google account. Thank you, Cypressious.

To get Changelog Droid Premium for free, load up the free Changelog Droid app and enter code appoftheday by going to Menu -> Preferences.

Thanks, Davide!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

    When you redeem the code, it states that it's tying it to your Google account and it will remain redeemed for your entire account and all devices on it. So the backup warning is unnecessary.

  • Omar Al Matar

    But in the app it asks us to select the account to apply the coupon to, It says:

    "The coupon will be associate with your google account. Once you redeem the coupon you will be able to unlock the features on every device with the same account"

    A bit of relief :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Oh, nice. I skimmed past that. I'll update the post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Darth.Revis Deacon Blues

    EDIT: disregard my former post please, I dun goof'd. My WLAN connection had dropped and I didn't notice. I feel stupid now.

    • cypressious

      There is no country restriction. Make sure your internet connection is up and running and try to reboot. If it still doesn't work contact me via mail and we'll sort it out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Darth.Revis Deacon Blues

        Thanks for the reply - it was indeed a connection problem.
        I'll go crawl under a rock now...

      • exa

        I sent you a mail because I have the issue with data/wifi connection

    • Danijel Obadić

      Try again. If it works for Croatia, it should for Germany.

  • KChristainsen

    This app is nice for apps that I downloaded on amazon app store

  • Royal2000H

    The app's Google Play page says to download "App of the Day" app for more daily deals like this. Anyone have experience with the app of the day app? Any good?

    • IncCo

      works great, has some nice apps every now and then

    • Stefan

      It's got a good app every few days, I got They Need To Be Fed 2 free a few days ago.

      Some devs make their apps free through using this coupon code, others have a "[app name] special" on their Play Store account for a day which is the premium version, but for free.

      Even the one daily push notification about the app which is on sale that day, is optional. I'm more than happy to get 4 notifications about an app I'm not interested, to get TNTBF2 on the fifth day.

    • Sean Stone

      Just looked it up, says it's incompatible with my GNex and N7? weird.

      • kpjackson

        It appears (if I have the right "App of the Day" app) that it is not available in the US or UK. The countries it is available in are Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, and France, with UK listed as "coming soon."

        Odd, but explains why it's not compatible.

    • http://twitter.com/BJHutto B.J. Hutto

      Anyone have a direct link to the Play Store page for "app of the day?" I can't find it in a search.

  • Scott

    Redeemed. Thanks for the heads up AP!

  • Jason Banich

    I love this app so much. The developer is amazing, the app is amazing, its all great. I emailed him a while back with a feature request, and BAM, implemented. I love reading changelogs and this lets me see updates before google play realizes there's an update, and lets me see all the changelogs in a readable format in one place. Cannot say enough good things about the app.

  • Thomas

    Good guy developer, would rather pay the $2 than receive it for free with that attitude :)

  • QwietStorm

    What about when developers don't include changes or reasoning for new app permissions in the details in the Play Store. Does this affect what is aggregated by Changelog?

    • cypressious

      Yes, Changelog Droid can only display what developers publish on Google Play.

  • RaptorOO7

    Nice looking app. Sadly I am waiting for my new LG Optimus G Pro to arrive later this week. No worries though, I will pay the $1.87 for the app, although I do appreciate the coupon and the sentiment behind it.

  • Francisco Gonzalez

    Can not find Menu-->Preference under the play store.

    • rap

      Install the free version from the play store and then open the app. Within the app select the menu and then Redeem Coupon

      • Francisco Gonzalez

        Thanks!

  • rap

    Thanks for the heads up, Cool app. Wish could get that "app of the day" app

  • crater0083

    time is over? It tell me the coupon code do not work? :-(

    • http://linlin.biz LinHongJun

      me too.

      • crater0083

        done! use VPN

        • http://linlin.biz LinHongJun

          Thanks. Redeemed.

  • http://linlin.biz LinHongJun

    expired? i can't redeem it now.

    • http://twitter.com/sakura_candy Lumi

      I just redeemed it, so maybe check your connection?

      • http://linlin.biz LinHongJun

        Thanks, I have to redeem it via VPN.

  • http://shanked.me/ Shank

    I love this app - especially with auto-update enabled. Absolutely amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    I discovered "App Of The Day" offers last week, and since then I got nearly every app they put, sometime the app/game developer will release a version on the Play Store only for 1 day then remove it.

    But today the app in Italy was something else, surely not Changelog Droid, maybe this was in another country..

  • 2Kings

    not working any more =(

  • xStagGx

    And that's why I love androidpolice :)) Since i wasted $16 on SPB shell 3D, I wouldn't risk again to test next launcher. Overall it's rly decent, not much personalization options at all. I really missing option to import desktops from other launchers, like apex. (I mean icon/folder placement). Anyway, for sure it is not worth 16 bucks, as well as free go launcher isn't worth to even install.

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