Following up on my “must have Android apps series” (here and here), I’m going to give you five paid Android apps you should take a look at.

1. Business Calendar ($4.99)

Google featured this sweet app in its end-of-summer blowout sale for $0.99. If you missed it, $4.99 is still a good price to pay for a comprehensive calendaring program.

2. Sketchbook Mobile ($1.99)

Although this app works best on high-quality devices with excellent capacitive touch capabilities, you’re going to enjoy being able to draw, diagram, or doodle with Sketchbook. I can’t tell you the number of time this app kept my kids occupied. For such a powerful drawing program, it’s a steal at $1.99.

3. CamCard – Business Card Reader ($4.99)

Personally, I prefer Bump (free), which allows you to transfer contact information with a “bump” of your device. Sometimes though, I’m given a business card. This is a great way to scan and share the information.

4. Adobe Photoshop Touch ($9.99)

You know what Photoshop for your desktop can do. This app does the same thing for your tablet. Again, high-quality capacitive touch is a must to have any good experience, but otherwise you’re ready. I can imagine myself doing this with this app.

5. Fieldrunners HD ($2.99)

There aren’t a lot of games that can keep me coming back, but Fieldrunners HD is one of them. Perhaps it’s the guns. Perhaps it’s the animated blood splatter. Watching one of the little attackers get fried by a flame cannon is always a good giggle. The game is challenging enough to keep you occupied for hours.

So, what do you think? Did I miss your favorite? Is there one you think is a must try winner? Let me know in the comments below.

Jeff Taylor

I'm just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I'm also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.


REvers · September 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

Sim City. It’s just as addicting as ever. I think this version is based on SC 2000, but it’s been so long since I played that one I’m not certain.

Get it.

    Jeffrey Taylor · September 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I haven’t been too impressed with the app. I found it a bit buggy, but I haven’t tried it on my Asus Transformer, so that may be the next big thing.

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