If you are purchasing Android apps regularly, for instance to reward authors for creating great apps, getting rid of ads in apps you use often, or simply because there is no free application available that does what a paid app has to offer, you may have noticed that it is not really that easy to access a list of all your app purchases on Google's Play store.
While you can head over to Google Play, select Account and then Order History to display applications and media that you added to your account, you will notice that the page mixes free and paid apps and media purchases. If you add lots of apps and media to your devices, you may find it difficult to find what you are looking for, especially since there is no filter or search function on the page.
Update: The My Purchases application is no longer available. You can download the free alternative Purchased Apps instead which offers similar functionality. End
While you can browse all the pages available on the page to find all the paid apps between the list of free apps, you can alternatively download and install the free or pro version of My Purchases. The only difference between both versions of the application is that the free version features ads while the pro version has them removed.
When you start the application after you have installed it on your Android device you will see the list of apps that you have purchased in the past.
The app displays the name of the application that you have purchased, when it was purchased, and the money that you paid for it . You can tap on any app listed here to open its Google Play page which can be helpful if you want to download and install it again, or do so on another device that you own.
My Purchases hides refunded and cancelled apps by default but not apps that are already installed on the device it is run on. You can modify those preferences in the settings so that refunded and cancelled apps are displayed, or already installed apps are not displayed.
The app could use a couple of options, like a filter to sort by date or price, or to find a specific application in the list. Still, if you want a quick list of applications that you have purchased on Google Play, this is the app to use for that. The author notes that not all apps may be listed here as Google limits the list artificially.Advertisement
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