10 Apps for Finding Apps

Jeana Lee Tahnk
February 12, 2012

With the bounty of apps available for mobile devices, it would take a full-time job to customize the best apps to suit our needs and populate our devices. Of course, there are the good ‘ol standbys like Facebook, Shazam, Twitter, Pulse, Angry Birds, (insert your favorite app here), but there are so many others that are worth the real estate on your phone -- it’s just a matter of finding them.

Luckily, there are apps for helping you find apps. Thank technology for doing the work for you and saving yourself from the hours it would spend researching and hand-picking. The following 10 apps will help you find the best deals, the best within specific categories, the best for different genders, the best for moms, the best your friends like.... But what’s best about these best-of apps? They’re all free.

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Before you waste any more of your company’s time trolling through iTunes or the Android Marketplace (you know you do it), check these apps for finding apps first.

1. AppGrooves – App Discovery & Recommendations

Using a voting system, AppGrooves gets to know what your app likes and dislikes are and tailors its recommendations based on tastes. If you like a particular style of app, AppGrooves uses special algorithms to also recommend those with similar features, descriptions and ones that like-minded people have downloaded. You can "star" apps that you're interested in, and also see which apps your friends like using a Facebook log-in -- assuming they use the app, too. There’s also an Essentials section that covers every category from Airlines to Texting for Free that will fill up those blank pages on your iPhone. (iOS)

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