The week is just getting underway, but perk up. There are deals to be had, and you wouldn't want to miss out on those just because you're tired and grouchy. Look, just have some coffee and read on.



Smart Volume Control + – $1.99 from $3.99

Handy Note Pro – $2.06 from $3.99

Runtastic PRO – $2.99 from $4.99

Minimalistic Text – Free from $1.99 (in-app upgrade with promo code 'appoftheday')


HEIST The Score – $0.99 from $1.99

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • atlouiedog

    Minimalistic Text upgrade for free? That might come in very handy when the mycolorscreen app becomes available, depending on how it works.

  • kindrudekid

    Question: How do i retain/activate the pro version license on Minimalistic Text on new device, after i install new rom etc...

    • Nomaan

      I think you can backup and then restore app+data from any backup app like titanium backup or my backup and the license will be valid. It may depend upon how the app is written to check license but i never had any problem with all the "appoftheday" and "appgratis" apps that i have if i restore data.

    • Vikrant Singh

      Titanium backup I guess.

      • kindrudekid

        No Root. stock android on NN7.

        I like the way changelogdroid handles promo, linked to my google account.

        • xnifex

          you'll need to find some way to back it up, after today the code won't work & it won't retain the pro access if you reinstall.

  • Nomaan

    I purchased runtastic for $0.25 back in 2011

    • Thomas’

      I think it was also part of the $0.10 / 0.10€ sale back in the days.

      btw, HEIST uses OpenFeint (it's part of the update notes). Wasn't this service shut down last year?

      • Nomaan

        Yes i think it was shut down........and yea i purchased it for 10 cents not 25

  • Anshul Sood

    How do I upgrade the minimalistic text app? Can't find option to enter promo code.

    • atlouiedog

      Go into settings and the fifth option down should be "Donate/Pro version." Put the code in there. The code "appoftheday" is case sensitive and shouldn't include any extra characters like spaces and no quotes.

      • Anshul Sood

        I already tried there. I get just 2 options:- donate app, or in app donation. Both ask credit card details- one instantly and one through play store. No option. I it country limited? I live in India.

        • atlouiedog

          On mine there's a third option for Promotion Code. Maybe the version in your store doesn't have it. It was updated yesterday here. Hopefully yours will become available.

          • Anshul Sood

            OK thanks

  • Anony Mouse

    Minimalistic text promo code is coming up as "wrong or invalid".

    • Anshul Sood

      WHere did you enter it?

      • Kiltedbear

        "appoftheday" under the menu > global settings > Donation/Pro version > Promotion Code. Gets invalid code error back.

    • atlouiedog

      It's all lower case and no spaces. Many keyboards like swiftkey may want to capitalize the first letter and possibly put a space at the end. Don't let it.

      • Kiltedbear

        Did that, still same issue

    • Garry Duane Bartle

      I get the same error....and I made sure it's all lower case with no spaces in between or at the end.

      • stewartsoda

        same here.

        • Stas

          Minimalistic text was yesterday deal, expired already.

      • lewatkin

        same here....tried with different keyboards even

    • Lumi

      Just to check, I don't have the app of the day app installed, does that matter?

      • NexusKoolaid

        I don't have it installed, and it worked for me.

        • Lumi

          Ok troubleshooting begins : what does your device clock show? When you input that code

      • Graves De Armond

        I thought the same thing - and which appoftheday App might be required?

    • NexusKoolaid

      On my GSM Galaxy Nexus running 4.3 I downloaded it, typed in the promo code exactly as written (without quotes or spaces, all lower case) is it was accepted on the first try.

    • http://www.facebook.com/umang.ladia Umang Ladia

      yup me too.

  • mlj11

    Love Minimalistic Text.

    Mad props to the dev cos the functionality of the free version has been so good I've never really needed to think about going pro.

    Now they're making an upgrade to pro available for free... I think a donation is more than justified :)

    • Ben Enos

      I honestly have never been so impressed with a developer as I am with this one. He replied to my email in less than half an hour and was extremely helpful.

  • Graves De Armond

    appoftheday promo code is not working. Any clues/suggestions?

    • NexusKoolaid

      Already answered in one of the earlier posts.

      • Lumi

        still isnt working for me

        • http://michaelwales.com/ Michael Wales

          Still answered in an earlier post.

          • Lumi

            Not an earlier post, if you actually check the poster of the "earlier post" you can see that I posted that "answer"

  • xnifex

    has anyone tried smart volume control? how does it work against ICS+ Enhanced Ringer Control?

  • D. Sharer

    Paper Artist is also on sale also: $0,99 (65% off)


  • Lumi

    Alright guys just got this email from the dev of minimalist text: the promo code stopped working half an hour ago.

    Guess this roundup came one day too late!

    • NexusKoolaid

      Well that sucks. Sorry for everyone who missed it.

      • Lumi

        Thanks for trying to help out too!

  • enoch861

    I hate in-app upgrades. When moving to a new devices the upgrade dosen't carry over.

  • Ben Enos

    The code for Minimalistic text doesn't work anymore but everyone should really check out the app anyways. It's really nice and the developer is AWESOME. He replied to my emails within minutes and was extremely helpful. I've dealt with lots of apps and lots of developers and this one is top notch.