It's another gloomy Monday morning, and that means it's back to the salt mines (or air conditioned office, or whatever). Let us brighten your day a little with some inexpensive apps and games. It is literally the absolute least we can do.



Next Launcher 3D Shell – $8.99 from $16.99

Runtastic PRO – $0.99 from $4.99 This one's over, guys.

Satellite Safari – $0.99 from $4.99

Multiscreen Multitasking THD – $1.15 from $1.70

Benchmark & Tuning – $0.99 from $2.99

XnExpress Pro – Free from $1.32 (Amazon app of the day)


Puddle THD – $0.99 from $6.49

Puddle – $0.99 from $6.49

TNA Wrestling iMPACT! – $0.99 from $1.99

The Chicken Bandit – $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.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • Josh Flowers

    i can't believe the $16.99 launcher is still priced that high. I'm sure customization is cool, but I'd have to be blown away to spend $17 on a launcher when there are great ones like Nova/Apex out there for much much less
    (and yes, I have a brother who bought it--and hasn't used it since day 3)

    • Marcell Lévai

      Sadly the prcice doesn't indicate quality in this situation :/ At least for me it was a terrible battery hog, and ate up all my free ram very easily. I didn't like the design either.

      • ram

        I'm using TSF Shell for past 3 weeks..yeah even that's a 3D launcher, almost same price tag...now on Sale at $7.99, but it's amazing...updates are frequent and UI is flawless, it's too good and has tons of customizations...I've used Nova, Apex, etc etc...but TSF Shell is too smooth and I'm not facing any RAM Issues...

        • Marcell Lévai

          I know TSF too, thanks for noting it though. Indeed, I agree with you, it's a quality application. The reason I'm not using it is that I prefer more "traditional" launchers. I love Nova as it is, it provides enough customizations for me.

  • atlouiedog

    Runtastic was yesterday's free App of the Day app. I just found out this morning, but code "appoftheday" (no quotes) still unlocked it for me. Their account system should preserve your pro status across devices and after a wipe. It'll probably expire somewhat soon, but it's worth trying first.


    • Marcell Lévai

      Thanks! :)

    • dobbsy

      Where did you enter that? I don't see a coupon area.

      EDIT: Nevermind. Found it. Thanks!

    • Elfsiren

      Thanks for the tip! It worked.

  • Bill Stebbins

    Don't forget Talon for Twitter, which just launched today. Great new Twitter client.


    • atlouiedog

      Is that a special launch price? I'm not seeing any indication of it being on sale.

      • Bill Stebbins

        Heck if I know. It just launched. I thought that was introductory pricing.

        • Guest

          I've bought stuff from the developer before. That's regular price. When stuff is on sale from him it tends to be $0.99.

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

      We're indeed checking it out, just not for the sales roundup.

    • dobbsy
  • mesmorino

    Runtastic is SO good and I am SO tempted to get this, but that that running business is what me and the boys call a "long ting". I might get it anyway and hit the treadmill, but I have a feeling it wouldn't work as well :/

  • biggerguysf

    It figures that the week after I finally bite the bulllet and shell out 16 bucks for the Next Launcher 3D, it finally goes on sale!

    • Prezes Dyrektor

      now that's a tough one, I grabbed nova for 25c at the 25 billion app sale some time ago and never looked back

    • Leonardo Rojas

      Hahaha! The same happened to me with NFSMW! One finally buys it, and they put it on sale. It hadn't been in sale for like a year! I should have continued playing for free! Ha

  • Marcell Lévai

    I've never seen such a hideous app as multiscreen multitasking. Seriously.

    • xnadax

      I had to check it out just to see the hideousness, and yes, it might be the most hideous app I've ever seen! Incredible!

  • bobbutts

    I click on the image pretty much every time I see these articles (slow learner). Instead of popping up the image, it should link to the story.

  • Grayson Carr

    Crap. Just bought Runtastic Pro for 4.99 last week and can't even use it because it's Pebble support is broken (the app stops talking to Pebble after about 15 minutes). Now using RunKeeper, which is free and works perfectly with Pebble. Wish I had tried it first.

  • dobbsy

    Runtastic says it's 99 cents but when I click to buy it, the pop up for my credit card tries to charge me $5.69.

  • Anthony L.

    Almost bought Puddle then saw there's no Shield support and a remark from the developer that read like they were talking down to the commentor for owning a Shield.

  • alex

    Scan - QR and Barcode Reader is on sale for 0.99

  • J Jones

    PYKL3 Radar on sale $5.99