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    OK guys, when do you feel the need to buy an app vs using its free version?

    I usually buy when if I've followed the apps thread on xda and see if the Dev is working hard, answers questions reasonably quick, and gives the vibe that he's not a "doosh".

    However I've never bought mainstream apps like Angry Birds. There's some prejudice somewhere within me.
    I can't bring myself to spend a dollar on it.

    Greenify is a good example. If you aren't rooted there's no benefit to buying the donate version, yet I'd have no problem doing so.

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    I only consider purchasing if there is a huge difference between free and paid or if adds are unbearable. its very rear for me to purchase a donate version because I feel that its worth thanking the developer for making the app.

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    I do not like ads at all. I'd much rather pay $1 or what ever for an app than have ads on the screen.

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    I guess I should have mentioned that ads aren't an issue for me... They're all blocked.

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    What do you use to block the ads, Jay?

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    What I have, I like to own. Period.

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    In many cases you have to get a paid version of the app to unlock its most useful features.

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    http://db.tt/Xr9hIWNv

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    Double post...
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    I am rooted. Thanks.....

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    I like to support the developers for the apps they make. A lot do it as a second job. Especially if it's an app I use all the time. GoodReader for example. Probably one of the best things I've spent $5 dollars on. I want developers to make money.

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    Roger I added root just in case someone else needed
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    I started out in the smartphone thing thinking I will never buy, then I built and sold themes, now I agree with @BHP41 and try to support the devs when I can. If there is a pro version generally I will get it. Yes Roger you are right to get the max out of the app you generally need the paid version

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    http://db.tt/Xr9hIWNv

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    Did you move this J? Can't download...

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    http://db.tt/sWfhXw8f

    I did move it. Was thinking about just sharing a drop box folder and moved it...

    Sorry
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