Where can I stay informed on new killer apps?
January 29, 2012 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Frequently I notice that iPhone/iPad apps initially go on sale initially at a reduced price. Moog's Animoog app, for example, debuted for a limited time at $0.99 and now costs $30. Obviously this is a strategy to get buzz and positive reviews. However, I'm bummed for missing this deal. Are there any websites that give the reader a heads up on killer apps that have just come out and which are being offered for practically nothing?
posted by prunes to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Say what you will about the site in general but I have found some good apps/deals on Reddit's /r/iphone
posted by Captain_Science at 5:43 PM on January 29, 2012

I subscribe to Free App Alert in my feed reader. It seems to be pretty comprehensive.
posted by bcwinters at 6:06 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I find AppShopper really handy for this.
posted by runningdogofcapitalism at 6:23 PM on January 29, 2012

App Shopper (website, and there's an app) will let you mark apps you're interested in, and notify you when they go on sale (or get updates, etc.). They also have a "popular items" list, which usually has noteworthy updates, or new apps.
posted by backwards guitar at 6:24 PM on January 29, 2012

The Appolicious app and website tell you when apps that you have your eye on drop in price. Square, and EA games often go on sale at random points...

Lifehacker has a daily deals post on new and reduced price apps.
posted by stratastar at 6:24 PM on January 29, 2012

AppAdvice also has a decent website and iOS app
posted by youknowwhatpart at 6:45 PM on January 29, 2012

Specifically, AppAdvice's AppsGoneFree is extremely useful for finding stuff that's temporarily free.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 7:55 PM on January 29, 2012

I'll second Free App Alert as a good resource though wading through the lists (sometimes upwards of 150 apps free at once) can be tedious. I also check DealMac fairly regularly and they post free and reduced apps daily.
posted by fenriq at 11:03 PM on January 29, 2012

In case it's music apps you're often most interested in, there's at least a few excellent sites and Facebook pages worth following:
iPad Music
posted by dpcoffin at 9:59 AM on January 30, 2012

AppZappPush allows you to customise the 'now free' by app type and language so you only see the most relevant deals. It's not usually free, but sometimes has promotions - in fact I found it when I was using another, not so good, app tracking app and that lesser app alerted me to AppZappPush being temporarily free!
posted by Busy Old Fool at 10:43 AM on January 30, 2012

Heh, it went free in the past hour! They're reading this thread...
posted by Busy Old Fool at 3:56 PM on January 31, 2012

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