The Massive List of 75 Smartphone Apps That Pay

Several years ago, I started writing reviews of smartphone apps that pay you. Back then, this was such a new thing because smartphones were a new thing.

But nowadays almost everyone has a smartphone. Because of this, apps that pay you are no longer a rare find.

I love making massive lists, so today I felt a little ambitious and decided to see if I could come up with a list of 75 smartphone apps that pay.

And what do you know, I was able to do it! Please note that almost all of these are available for both iOS and Android. For some of the listings, I may have linked the page for one or the other, but more than likely it's available for both types of devices.

It's also true that these apps are not created equally. While I believe them all to be legit, some may be duds while others are pretty awesome.

The reviews on each app will help you decide whether or not you should bother with them. But the one thing they all have in common is that they are all paying apps. So, have fun and good luck!

Task-Based/Mystery Shopping Apps

These apps will all pay you to visit stores and do things like take pics of displays, answer surveys about what you see, etc.

It's kind of like mystery shopping, but you do it with your phone. People who live in larger cities and towns will typically have more tasks available to do than people living in more rural areas.

Shopping Apps – Getting Paid to Buy Groceries

The following apps are best known for giving you actual cash back, via check or Paypal, for buying certain groceries. Some of them will also work at other retail locations apart from just grocery stores.

These apps offer you an excellent way to increase your savings at the grocery store because you can use these in addition to coupons.

More Shopping Apps

These apps also involve shopping and store products, but they aren't as easy to categorize as the task-based and grocery shopping apps above.

Rewards Apps

These apps are pretty much the same thing as Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars, but you do everything from your smartphone. You can earn money for watching videos, filling out offers, taking surveys, playing games, and a variety of different things.

Getting Paid to Try New Apps

The are popular apps that will pay you in cash or rewards to simply download and try out new apps.

This is a win-win because it allows you to earn for doing something that might already be fun, while also making it possible for app developers to get their apps in front of new users.

Taking Surveys

These apps pay you for using your smartphone to give your opinion on various products and services, just like any typical web-based survey panel. The only difference is that you're answering the questions from your smartphone.

Selling Your Stuff

These are apps you can use to quickly and easily list your stuff for sale.

Let People Rent Your Car


These apps allow you to earn cash and rewards for keeping up with proper diet and fitness.

Watching Videos


  • Mistplay
  • Blackout Blitz
  • Lucktastic
  • Solitaire Cube

Taking Photos

Get Paid to Unlock Your Phone


The following apps are kind of unique in how you use them to earn cash and rewards and don't fit as well in any of the above categories, although several of these do track your location and activity (something not everyone will be comfortable with).

Good luck if you try any of these!

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12 thoughts on “The Massive List of 75 Smartphone Apps That Pay”

  1. I’ve used merchandiser by for a few months and recommend it to everyone. I love the app a lot and the employee’s that contact you to approve the task you requested are amazing! I’ve been paid up to $10 just for 10 min of my time to take a couple pice audits in a store on a product & answer a few questions. I’ve also been paid $15/hr just to restock planting seeds in a stores display. It’s very easy. Use my referral – loriBDR4 & you won’t regret it. They pay you 3 times a month, 1st, 10th, and 20th via PayPal. They state if Paypal doesn’t work for you to email the email listed to discuss other options too. It’s definitely a fantastic app for extra cash.

  2. Do you have a referral code for Feature Points ? Cuz I would like for you to get some credit or a referral code for any of the ones on the list ?

  3. Thank you soooo much for doing this. Your emails and recommendations have been invaluable to me and have helped me to find extra work. I will definitely take a look at these and pass them on to my daughter who is looking to make a bit of extra cash.

  4. I use Google Opinion Rewards. The rewards are several cents. Sometimes anywhere between 10-30 cents a survey. And the surveys are few and far between. You may not get one for a few weeks.

    I get them every other day. There is no uptick in surveys if you answer more or less.

    • Also, another neat way to earn money while doing nothing is Screenwise Trends. It’s also from Google. It’s basically an add-on you add to your Chrome browser. I added it to my tablet, phone and desktop browsers.

      Basically, you just use chrome. Screenwise records the frequency and pays you up to $3 if you’re using all 3 devices consistently. I forget it’s installed until I get an email about my usage.

      I already redeemed a $25 Game Stop reward. And another is on the way. The rewards take several weeks to arrive. But they have lots of rewards to choose from.

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