Top 10 Best Survey Apps That Pay You (2021)
You want to know what the best survey apps in 2021 are?
Everyone loves making money online, but not everyone enjoys sitting at their pc or desk to do it.
Thankfully in 2021 most content can be accessed via mobile phone. But have all survey platforms successfully made the jump to the app stores?
Navigating the many survey app entries in the respective app stores can be time-consuming and tedious. That’s why we did it for you!
In the following we have put together a comprehensive list for you, detailing the currently most profitable and reliable best survey apps available.
What Are the Best Survey Apps?
In order to determine the rank and relevance of a survey app, we have tested them according to the following criteria:
- Survey Length & Rewards: How long does the average survey take and how good are the rewards? We try to notify you when an app features very long surveys or has especially high or low rewards.
- Payout Threshold: How easy is it to exchange your points for rewards? Some platforms have a high minimum payout that can be hard to reach or take a long time.
- Payout Options: Do you want to receive cash in your Paypal account or would you prefer online shop gift cards? We judge an app based on the available payout options.
- App Quality: Some survey providers look great in a browser on a pc, but have major issues on mobile phones.
- Availability: Some survey platforms are only available in certain regions. We will mark those that are restricted to specific localizations.
1. Poll Pay
The first app on this list is our own entry Poll Pay. While we might be a little biased, we are proud of our app and strongly believe it is the best survey app available right now.
One of the major upsides with Poll Pay is that it doesn’t try to confuse you with points or an extra currency. Your balance and rewards are clearly shown as $ (depending on where you are).
There are tons of surveys available for you! We do our best to rate the surveys via our own star system so you have the option to only choose the most reliable ones.
Poll Pay also offers regular news updates, tips on how to improve your efficiency as well as promos and special offers via our news tab.
You can also invite your friends and earn an additional 15% of all their survey rewards. Newcomers get a starting bonus of 0,25$.
As an industry heavyweight, Swagbucks is naturally featured on this list.
While taking surveys is just one of this app’s money-making options, it’s usually the most prominent way.
Swagbucks doesn’t offer you any news or tips, but it features 3 different tabs for cashback, surveys, and video ads respectively.
Although the surveys tend to be on the longer side (20+ mins) and the loading times can be a tad bit disruptive at times, Swagbucks features an overall nicely streamlined app experience for its customers.
Inviting friends nets you a respectable 10% of all their future earnings.
3. Google Opinion Rewards
Google’s own survey app does not offer many surveys, but the ones that you can get are super quick and easy to complete.
You won’t be able to make a lot of money with this app, because of the scarcity of the surveys, sometimes only getting 1-2 a week.
However, it’s a good app to check every few days for new surveys, because the ones that you do get are usually high quality and fast to complete.
Speed and ease-of-use is the name of the game for this newcomer.
There are no unnecessary features or distractions. Gopinion features a simple „start survey“ button, a tab for choosing your payout method.
While there is no Paypal option, Gopinion offers a wide array of gift cards, ranging from Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Starbucks to Spotify Premium.
With its slick and streamlined design, taking surveys on the go becomes an easy and enjoyable thing to do.
5. Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie is, as the name suggests, a straightforward paid survey platform. It is well known and tested.
It features 10-30 minute surveys with average rewards. Notable is the good customer service.
While its tried-and-true status and stability put it in the middle spot of our list, it doesn’t really excel at anything.
Sadly, it being only available in the United States, Canada, and Australia could be a big drawback for some.
If you care about the visual representation of surveys, then you might take a liking to Appinio.
While the ways to make money and the rewards don’t differ too much from other survey apps, the way Appinio shows you how your answer compares to other users‘ answers can be quite captivating.
If you’re looking for a gamified survey experience, where maximum money earned isn’t the main priority, then we strongly urge you to check out Appinio.
While we appreciate Lifepoints as a major player in the survey industry, its current app entry has a few issues
Long loading times can be demotivating, especially when you accidentally swap tabs. Some optimization is sorely needed here.
However since Lifepoints‘ app entry is still rather fresh, we are optimistic to see some improvements in the future.
8. Inbox Dollars
If you’re from outside the US, Canada or UK then you can safely skip this entry. For anyone from these countries, however, Inbox Dollars can be a lucrative option.
While Inbox Dollars dabbles with other money-making options like scanning barcodes or grocery receipts, its main focus is still on paid surveys.
With an active social media presence and a generous referral program where you can earn 30% of your invitees‘ rewards, Inbox Dollars is a solid entry on this list if your location qualifies.
9. Pinecone Mobile App
Pinecone Research is the only invite-based survey app on this list. Potential members must be invited by other members to join, which makes it a little less accessible.
This survey platform offers high-quality surveys that usually take quite a long time to complete but pay reasonably well.
Since Pinecone Research is a web-first platform, the mobile experience can feel a bit lacking at times.
While surveys are limited in quantity, it’s a good idea to check in every now and then if you manage to get invited.
While originally mostly a cashback platform, MyPoints now offers an extensive selection of paid surveys as well.
While you can sign up from outside the US, most offers won’t be available to you. We would only recommend MyPoints for those based in the United States.
If you’re looking for an integrated cashback option then MyPoints should absolutely be on your radar.
Conclusion - The Best Survey Apps
Of course we suggest you try different apps to find the perfect fit for you!
If you pay special heed to our top 3 and stick to a few basic rules you will be making money with surveys in no time!
We hope this list was helpful to you! Check out our paid survey guide if you want to find out more about all things survey-related.