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App Shopper

November 29th, 2008

Just found a great new iPhone App web site via LifeHacker. AppShopper does something I have wanted for some time: shows me apps sorted the way I want them. The App Store from Apple is severely limited in the way it allows you to search for apps. You can search by name or keyword, by category, and a few other ways, but if you want to concentrate on free apps only, then your choices are limited–all you’ve got is the “top” apps list. Otherwise, you have to sort through long lists mostly populated by paid apps.

App Shopper let’s you look for paid, free, or all apps, limiting the search by category, new or old, and shows updates & price changes. A very handy way to find exactly what you’re looking for. Now you can be presented with a list of free productivity apps, for example, without having to also track what’s free and what’s not. And it’s a good way to see daily what new free apps have been released.

When you find something you might be interested in, you can see the whole description with screen shots right there on the web page, without having to go to iTunes. But when you’re ready to download it, there’s a link which will open the app’s page directly in iTunes for an easy download.

This just made my “visit daily” list.

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  1. Jim
    December 1st, 2008 at 04:14 | #1

    This site is priceless. Thanks for pointing it out. Also, the rss feeds make it easy to see new apps as they arrive. I recently purchased the ipod touch while in the states; the 2g has audio-in via the 1/8 jack or usb dock connector so the fring/VoIP app is actually usable, now all we need is good wi-fi access in Japan.

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