Best paid Android tablet apps of all time

by Phil Hornshaw

Get the most out of your Android tablet by downloading the very best apps. We’ve compiled a list of the paid apps that should get your attention -- they require a little extra investment, but trust us when we say they’re worth having. They are great for getting the most out of your Android tablet.

Adobe Photoshop Touch ($9.99)

Adobe Photoshop TouchAdobe's mobile version of its Photoshop software is great for the larger screens of tablets. You can easily do things to edit your images like you would with the desktop software using paint brushes, line and lasso selection tools, and other elements from Photoshop. The app supports other useful features like layers, so you can change and add elements to images.

Instapaper ($2.99)

InstapaperEver find an article on the Internet that you want to read, but you just don't have time to on your computer's browser? Instapaper solves that problem by allowing users to save articles to be read later on their mobile devices. The app reformats articles so they look great and are easy to read on your devices, and supports saving up to 500 items that can be read offline as well.

PicSay Pro - Photo Editor ($3.99)

PicSay Pro - Photo EditorCreate and share fun images using your own photos with PicSay Pro. You're able to use the app to add things like stickers, word balloons and text to photos, and you also get an easy, simple photo editor that lets you do things like crop, adjust brightness and contrast and create color accents. When you're done, the app also makes it easy to share your creations online with others.

Netflix (free with subscription)

NetflixYou get full access to Netflix's online database of streaming movies and TV shows with its app, and if you're a subscriber to the service, that's definitely a great selling point. You can stream content over your Wi-Fi or cellular data connection, and Netflix tunes its recommendations to what you want to watch based on viewing habits. The app also supports multiple profiles, so you can share your subscription among multiple devices and users.

Titanium Backup Pro ($5.99)

Titanium Backup ProAs the name suggest, Titanium Backup Pro lets users who have “rooted” their Android tablets back up just about anything. You can back up your device’s contacts lists and apps, even while those apps are running, and Titanium also lets you backup and then uninstall apps quickly and easily. You can sync your backup files to cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, too, so you can access them from anywhere.

Documents To Go Premium ($14.99)

Documents To Go PremiumTurn your Android tablet into a fully functional work device with Documents To Go. It brings a full suite of office software that allows you to create and edit word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs. The app also syncs with services such as Dropbox and Box, so you can save your documents to the cloud and access them anywhere.

Pocket Casts ($3.99)

Pocket CastsAccess and manage tons of podcasts with Pocket Casts. You can easily add podcast subscriptions and get the latest episodes through automatic downloads with the app, and the app features handy elements like a sleep timer and the ability to skip around within podcasts to find the right spot to listen.

SwiftKey Keyboard ($3.99)

SwiftKey KeyboardGrab an alternative to the stock Android keyboard with SwiftKey Keyboard, which can make it a whole lot easier to type on your tablet. The app brings you the ability to switch between standard and thumb-layout keyboards, and also includes a high-quality auto-correct to users that helps you increase your typing speed by predicting what you’re trying to say with a high degree of accuracy.

Tasker ($2.99)

TaskerTasker gives users the ability to program their Android devices to automate lots of different functions. You can program your device to do things like automatically send messages at certain times of day or when you go to certain places, and Tasker features support for more than 200 different actions. You can also use Tasker to create your own apps that you can even sell on the Google Play Store.

Moon+ Reader Pro ($4.99)

Moon+ Reader ProMoon+ is an e-reader app that supports tons of different formats and makes it possible to read just about anything in digital form on your Android tablet, including ebooks in various formats, PDFs and HTML files. You also get an easy to use navigate with a lot of extra useful features, such as the ability to use voice commands, customizable controls, and the ability to share bookmarks, notes and annotations between you and other readers.