As much as most of us want the best things for less or nothing at all, piracy can be counterproductive. Not only does it affect developers, it interferes with the whole Android ecosystem. Here we list some of the ways you can avert this but still get paid Android apps for free.

GetJar

Launched in 2004, GetJar is the largest independent Android app that is not featured on Google Play Store. GetJar is a developers for developers’ creation that was originally built as a beta-testing platform for developers. This app stocks numerous paid Android apps, all of which happen to be free.

However, installation from third party sources comes with its own risks. The Google Play Store carefully regulates their apps while ensuring any type of malware is screened out. The same level of security may not be found on GetJar, thus use caution.

Amazon Underground

Amazon Underground evolved from the company’s free app of the day program. In addition to offering you an expansive list of paid apps for free, it makes in-app purchases found in some apps available at no cost at all.

However, developers are not left out. Amazon Underground allows you to use the apps for free while paying developers based on the amount of time you spend on the app. In relation to this, developers are encouraged to make their apps as engaging as possible to score and keep users for their apps. For those who want to take advantage of some of the usually pricy apps, then Amazon Underground is the place to visit.

The real perk for most of us is the cost free in-app purchases. Mobile gamers can finally take a breather when it comes to additional play where you are required to purchase coins or more.

Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards is a simple app that sends you questions, after which you can get Google Play Store credits after answering. This can occur twice or three times a day, or after a day or two. You can earn as between $.10 and $.99 for most questions, but there are wider payment options.

Though these payments do not seem like much, if you are patient enough, they could add up real quick and as a result, you could end up paying for an app.

App Gratis

App Gratis is a service that gives users a free app daily and offers discounts on a wide range of apps. Users benefits on twenty-four hour long deals while developers with unrecognized apps get noticed. This usually involves a signed agreement between a struggling developer and App Gratis to allow their app to be available to users for free.

This service has featured some well-known apps such as Whatsapp and Angry Birds, therefore App Gratis is worth a try.

AppSales

AppSales allows you to access the apps on your wishlist that you are not ready to spend a certain amount of cash on. This service notifies you whenever the app you desire goes on sale. Based on your default settings, AppSales will inform you if one of your wishlist apps decreases its price up to a 25% minimum and has received over 1000 successful downloads at that price.

If you are a budget-conscious user, this the ideal option for you. This app also allows you to monitor any app’s selling price which helps anticipate any future price changes.

Do you know any other hacks of getting a paid app for free? Share with us in the comments!