OK, so here is the deal. One of the only real complaints I have personally with Google’s Play Store, is I have no way to filter out the hundreds of free apps I have installed to the ones I have paid for. I know many of you feel my pain. You upgrade to a new device or maybe just wipe and install a new a ROM or something. Regardless of how you got there, you know you have apps you have paid for, but the list of apps in the Play Store that are connected to your device is HUGE.
I have this issue quite often and never even remember what I have spent my hard earned money on unless it cruises by my eyes while looking for other things. This actually happened the other day when I realized I bought Sentinel 3: Homeworld
. I think it was part of the Google .10 cent week or something. Regardless, it is a pretty damn cool game that I forgot I even owned.
Well, the miraculous and extremely talented Paul O’Brien from MoDaCo.com has our backs. He has an app on his website called Play Legacy. It is essentially a modified version of an older Play Store That offers up a list of ‘not installed’ apps that are solely your paid apps. Helping people such as myself remember some of the great apps that I have purchased that I forgot I owned. Talk about an amazing little apps to have.
As far as installation is concerned there are two methods. On is to simply download the apk and install it like any other app. If that fails on you for some reason then you will need to push the app to /system/app. Which, coincidentally, is the only way to get it added to Jelly Bean at the moment.
For instructions, to join the conversation and to grab the file its self, head over to Paul’s thread at modaco.com.
Source: Modaco via Androidpolice
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