22. Discovering Apps

There are millions of apps, which can be overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to find new apps that you may enjoy, but there are websites and apps that can help you. Yes, apps can help you find more apps. In this Thing we’re going to introduce you to one website and two apps you can use to find apps.

Blogging for this Thing

Use at least one of these websites or apps and write a blog post about what you found and how this may or may not be a good way for you to discover new apps. If you know of another website or app that would fit under this Thing that you like better, tell us about it in your blog, too.

quixey logoQuixey: Website for Apple, Android & More / Android app

Quixey is the app search engine and it’s a great way to discover apps. It allows you to search for the type of app you’re looking for and it gives you great suggestions. It’s a much better way to do some keyword searching to find apps than you’ll get in the Apple or Android stores.

Click here for help getting started with Quixey.

dotd logoDroid of the Day: Android only

Droid of the Day (DOTD) is a great way to find free apps in the Google Play Store. DOTD will present you with a unique app every day that you can even get via a daily notification. Apps may be productivity apps, game apps, notetaking apps, photo apps, etc. There’s no guarantee you’ll like every app, but you’re bound to find some good ones from time to time.

Click here for help getting started with DOTD.

apps gone freeApps Gone Free: Apple only

Apps Gone Free is a great way to discover apps from the App Store that have gone free for the day. To get the word out, apps will occasionally go on sale for a day or a week and this app lets you know about them. You’ll find five to ten apps of all different kinds highlighted per day.

Click here for help getting started with Apps Gone Free.

Searching online

You can also find great apps by doing searches online for things like “Best of” or “Best of 2013,” etc. Check out some of the tips we have for searching online, and some of the great lists we’ve found.

Click here for help searching the web for apps.

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