AppDialer Pro is free from now on. And here is why.

Oleksii Masnyi
Nov 17, 2018 · 2 min read
T9 keyboard is still the most popular choice among AppDialer users

TL;DR Enjoy all AppDialer Pro features for free. Your purchase made after August 31, 2018, will be refunded ̶a̶u̶t̶o̶m̶a̶t̶i̶c̶a̶l̶l̶y̶.̶ Edit: making a refund removes the Pro version from the device so I stopped the automatic process. Please drop me a line to appdialer@gmail.com to get a refund.

It’s been a long journey! The first commit to the AppDialer codebase has been made more than 6 years ago. That was an experiment: what if I could search for apps similar to like I do search to contacts on dial pad with T9? And that was a successful idea which turned into my daily app for years now. I can’t even imagine my phone without it!

I made the app primary for myself, rejected many out of scope feature requests and put as much focus on usability as possible. E.g. did you notice, that icon in search results never change its position once already appeared on the screen? I like apps which just works and so I had a unique opportunity to make AppDialer perfect. Many people found such a crazy idea useful and continue using the app for years and years. I gratefully thank all of you for your feedback, support, ideas and every $ spent on Pro version!

The first version of the app has been specially optimized for Android 1.5 because it didn’t work on Samsung Galaxy Spica ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. The latest version has been changed to work stable in the background due to tremendous restrictions Android made in Oreo.

Since it’s my personal daily app and thousands of people install AppDialer first on every new phone — I can’t stop the support and development. And also I have a ton of ideas about how to make it even more usable and helpful.

It was a fun to see how the app clones published to the play store, using the same design even for the icon. However, no one else has implemented search on a widget–yeah, it’s hard. It was fun to see how new features accepted. And replying to 1-star reviews was also a fun! And that’s not a finish line — it’s a return to have even more fun!

I just want to say THANK YOU for tapping AppDialer icon million times! YOU made it possible to publish AppDialer Pro for free! The old free version will be removed in Play Store anytime soon. And if you purchased Pro version after August 31, 2018, the money will be refunded to you tweet a̶u̶t̶o̶m̶a̶t̶i̶c̶a̶l̶l̶y̶. Edit: making a refund removes the Pro version from the device so I stopped the automatic process. Please drop me a line to appdialer@gmail.com to get a refund.

Happy appdialing!