When it comes to app development, having the right tools at your disposal can make a big difference. In the fast-paced world of coding, where innovation is constant, developers need resources to stay ahead in the changing technical landscape. There is a wide range of subscriptions to assist developers in faster coding, deployment, and debugging. Developers are using these subscriptions, whether paid or free to work efficiently and effectively. So, here are 5 paid subscriptions that we use as app developers in 2024 and a general idea about their pricing plan.

1. Github Copilot

The first paid subscription that we use is GitHub Copilot. It is a cloud-based artificial intelligence tool developed by GitHub in collaboration with OpenAI. This AI-powered tool assists developers with writing code, helping them write code faster and more efficiently. Copilot acts as a pair programmer by suggesting code completions, functions, and even entire lines of code as you type. It works in the background, reading what is being written and suggesting what you might want to write next. It is a great tool that not only increases your productivity but also helps maintain quality. Copilot works with a variety of programming languages, including Python, JavaScript, Java, and many more. When writing test cases, most of the time, you only need to write the name of the test, and it fills out the rest. No more Googling for correct syntax or struggling with repetitive tasks. Copilot becomes your coding partner, saving you time and mental energy.


Here is a general idea of their pricing plan:

  • Individual: Starts at $10/month, providing limited features and 10k lines of code. Perfect for personal projects.
  • Team: jumps to $49/user/month for the full Copilot experience. Provides powerful features, and access to private repositories
  • Business: Available at $19/user/month, it is tailored according to your company's needs, with enhanced security, compliance settings, and dedicated support.
  • Enterprise: At $39/user/month provides private repositories, priority support, and more

2. Codemagic 

Codemagic is a cloud-based Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform specifically designed for mobile app development. This paid subscription not only helps us automate the entire app development cycle but also streamlines the workflow by testing, building, and deploying apps to app stores like Google Play and the Apple App Store. Codemagic allows developers to automate their entire release pipeline, reducing manual errors and speeding up the deployment process. It also supports various mobile frameworks like Flutter, React Native, native iOS and Android, Unity, and Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile. Moreover, it catches bugs early with automated testing on real devices. Codemagic comes with predefined integrations that can be automated with various testing tools and is frequently updated with upcoming and the latest development tools. It is easy to use and offers 24/7 free onboarding assistance for queries. Codemagic's pricing is based on per-minute build and concurrency.


  • Free Plan: Available for open-source projects and personal use, with limited build minutes and private repository support.
  • Standard Plan: Starts at $49/month, includes 500 build minutes, 2 concurrent builds, and support for private repositories.
  • Pro Plan: Starts at $99/month, increases build minutes, and concurrent builds, added features like custom domains and environment variables.

3. Sentry:

Sentry is a self-hosted and cloud-based application real-time error-tracking and performance-monitoring platform. It is designed to help developers identify, understand, and fix errors in their applications. Sentry analyzes errors in your app, pinpointing the exact issue, code culprit, and user impact. It captures errors in detail, including their code context, user information, and environment details. It provides real-time alerts, notifying you instantly when new errors occur. Additionally, it identifies slow requests and helps optimize your app's performance. Sentry integrates with popular tools like GitHub, Slack, and Jira for a smooth workflow and supports various programming languages and frameworks. It aids in quickly identifying, debugging, and resolving issues hence boosting development efficiency.


  • Free plan: Basic error monitoring for solo devs.
  • Team plan: Starts at $26/month (annual), and includes core features for small teams.
  • Business plan: Starts at $80/month (annual), and expands features for larger teams and enterprises.
  • Optional Codecov add-on: Free for 1 dev, $29/month for 5 Pro seats.

These are the starting prices. Check Sentry's website for full details and current pricing.

4. Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming and visualization tool designed to help individuals and teams create various diagrams efficiently and collaboratively. Visualizing complex ideas and system architectures is a common challenge in app development. It allows users to visually collaborate on drawing, revising, and sharing charts and diagrams, and improve processes, systems, and organizational structure. This cloud-based diagramming tool allows you to visualize your app's architecture, and user flows, and design mockups with ease. It provides real-time collaboration features and extensive integrations making it perfect for brainstorming and sharing ideas within your team.


Free: Perfect for personal use, but limited to 3 editable documents and basic features.

Individual: starting at $7.95/month provides unlimited documents, advanced shapes, and basic integrations.

Team: $27/user/month provides seamless collaboration, real-time editing, secure environment.

Enterprise: starting at $36.5/user/month but also includes custom pricing, advanced security, and dedicated support for large organizations.

5. Loom

Loom is a video conferencing platform designed to help individuals and teams communicate easily. It allows users to record their screens, providing a quick way to capture thought processes, explain bugs, or demonstrate features. Developers can use Loom to create brief video messages for code explanations, sharing ideas, or providing feedback. Loom then generates a shareable link for these recordings, promoting asynchronous communication and reducing the need for extensive meetings. This also allows seamless integration with development tools such as Slack, Trello, and Jira enhancing collaboration within teams. Loom also allows users to add annotations and drawings to their screen captures, making it a good tool for effective communication.

Overall, Loom proves to be an excellent tool for effective communication within a team, especially when demonstrating concepts or providing visual explanations.


  • Free Plan: Allows basic recording and sharing features, with a 5-minute recording limit and Loom branding.
  • Business Plan: Starts at $15/user/month, unlimited videos and recording length, includes advanced sharing options, and offers team management features.
  • Enterprise Plan: Custom pricing for large organizations, with custom branding, priority support, and advanced security controls.

Please note that these are starting prices; it's advised to check the current pricing on their respective websites for any updates or changes.

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