Five Top Paying Survey Apps If You’re On The Go


Bronze Wordsmith
May 17, 2018
Surveys are tried-and-tested ways to get a bit of extra income. I must confess that it’s one of my favorite methods of earning online. However, there are times that I find myself getting cabin fever from being in front of the computer all day, answering survey after survey. More than once, I wished I could do my survey-taking on the go, whether it’s at a coffee shop, at the waiting room of a doctor’s or dental office, standing in line to pay for purchases, or even while commuting.

It’s a good thing that there are paid mobile surveys in existence nowadays. Having the app or mobile-friendly versions of survey sites means you can go about doing errands and tasks and still get notifications on new survey opportunities. In turn, this spells out more earnings! Win-win, right?

I’ve personally tried out several top paying survey apps myself. In this review, I want to share with you why I find them great to have on my mobile devices. With that, I present to you my five best-paying survey apps list (in no particular order) along with descriptions of what makes them tick.

Surveys On The Go

As if its name alone doesn’t make it obvious (“on the go”), this survey site only allows surveys to be answered via a mobile device and not through a website. Surveys On The Go is available for download on both iOS and Android phones. There’s a preliminary questionnaire to determine demographics. After that, you’re pretty much ready to answer surveys that come your way, wherever you may be at the moment!

Why I think it’s great. It’s also available for iPad, which I personally use. I find the screens of many mobile phones too small for survey-taking, you see. I also like getting notification alerts anywhere I might be, and it’s just a simple matter of pressing the Surveys On The Go icon and selecting surveys to answer (aside from checking my inbox occasionally).

Oh, and they have an easy-to-meet minimum payment threshold at just $10. Plus, you can cash out via PayPal, which makes everything so convenient.



Swagbucks pretty much makes it to everyone’s list of great survey sites. Today, however, we’re going to take a closer look at what makes it a candidate for the best survey app to make money. For starters, they do their mobile app methods in a couple of ways. One is that you can use it to watch videos, just in case you want to take a break from completing surveys. This can be done via the Swagbucks TV mobile app. Another is the more traditional way – answering surveys or polls by way of their mobile app version. Either way, it offers convenience and versatility.

Why I think it’s great. I discovered a great hack by using my Swagbucks TV mobile app – I let it run on my iPad and let the videos play on auto! I think it’s awesome that I can still earn points this way, hands-free. And bonus points for not confining me at home when I do this, because I can actually perform this hack even when I’m out and about.


Inbox Dollars

Available for both Android and the iPhone, the InboxDollars mobile app is a great tool you can use earn cash while answering surveys and polls. A lot of members I know who are new to InboxDollars actually signed up via their mobile app, in fact. I mean, if most of us are always on our mobile phones, it only makes sense to access the survey site features using it.

Why I think it’s great. Aside from answering surveys, you can also earn cash for downloading apps, reading email, and taking up partner offers. A popular activity to do on the InboxDollars app is taking up offers since they seem to be the best (and most fun) ways to make money.



The iPoll mobile app is also available for both Android and iOS users. It takes a short while to download the app and give answers to preliminary questions. After that, you can wait to be matched to surveys that fit your demographic. The surveys I’ve completed via the iPoll app average around $3 each, though some have earned as much as $10 on a single one.

Why I think it’s great. The site was originally known as Survey Head (I know, pretty cool name right?) but with a new vision geared towards more fun activities, it changed its name to iPoll a couple of years ago. I like the interactive missions (like scavenger hunts) they throw in with some of the tasks because it gives me a break from answering surveys. Besides, they’re entertaining and can pay quite well if you keep at it!

Oh, and there’s also a $5 bonus just for signing up.


Opinion Outpost

Technically, what Opinion Outpost offers for mobile devices isn’t really an app. Instead, it’s more of a mobile-friendly design that practically lays out the same features you would come to expect on the website itself – just with more convenience and responsiveness for users. When I first tried it, I thought that I would be having a hard time answering surveys because of my bad eyesight. However, the mobile site is so well designed that it conformed to my screen size and allowed me to use it with ease.

Why I think it’s great. The low minimum payout of just $10 (redeemable for cash or gift cards – your choice)! That, and the referral system which earns me a dollar per referred friend (there is a cap of five referrals per member, though, so don’t get greedy and refer your entire neighborhood!).


The verdict?

It’s pretty awesome to get paid to take surveys on your phone, right? And it’s a great thing that many survey sites are now giving us mobile versions or apps so we can keep on earning from doing tasks and answering surveys wherever we may be.

Now, I’ve taken it upon myself to try almost all the mobile survey apps available (to the detriment of my storage space and battery life), but I only came up with five of the best ones because honestly, there were a lot of issues with the others. Most of the complaints I have center on wonky apps – the kind that freezes or crashes on me, or doesn’t even load altogether. Once that happens on my device a couple of times, I instantly delete the site on my phone because I don’t want to waste any more precious time on a dud app.

I know some of you might take issue with what I really mean by “best paying survey apps” but I made sure to list some of the most responsive, easy to use, and convenient ones above. I didn’t really gauge them by the potential earnings you can get (at least not literally). Not only do these survey sites have reputations for paying users decently, but I also considered how their mobile versions and apps do not waste your time on bugs that constantly need to be fixed. And since time is money, I’m glad I have mobile survey apps to turn to when I’m on the go but still want to make some money!
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