PadGadget How-To Guide: How to Find Apps on Sale

Obviously, the best way to find great apps on sale is to follow Padgadget for our Daily App Deals. Every single day, we use our proprietary PadGadget App Tracker to find great deals and share them with you. Many apps are more than 50 percent off, or even free. In addition to keeping us in your RSS feed, below are a couple of great apps for finding sales on those apps you’ve always wanted to buy but never wanted to spend a lot of money on.

AppShopper (Free) This is probably the most comprehensive app discovery program available. The app is the mobile version of the website where explorers can organize what they are looking for by release date, category, free and on sale. The iPad app lets users view instant streams of apps by popularity or what’s new, plus lets you narrow your search by price (paid or free), Type (recently updated, new or price drops), Device (iPhone, iPad or universal), and category. To find apps on sale, the price drop category is flawless. You can even narrow your search to find the most popular apps to go on sale minute-by-minute.

AppMiner (Free) This app “digs” around the app store for all the latest sales, updates, and new releases and lists them in one convenient location for you. Users can organize apps by what’s hot, new releases by category, sales, including apps that have gone free, and by ratings. You can even add apps to your watch list. If you want to wait until Plants vs. Zombies goes on sale, add it to your watch list and set AppMiner to send you a notification when it does. You can read what app reviewers on the Internet are saying, share the app with friends through email, add it to your watch list, and see other apps by the same developer.

Appsfire Deals (Free) If you are looking for a top-quality search engine for apps on sale then AppsFire Deals has just what you are looking for. Take advantage of deals on price drops on the best paid and free apps in the App Store. Find out about limited-time freebies and great sales on popular apps. Users start by personalizing their list. Select categories you are most interested in and customize your deal-finding experience. You can also filter your list by selecting only iPad apps or displaying what is new first instead of what is most popular first. Create a wish list by tapping the star next to your favorite apps. Appsfire Deals will notify you when they go on sale.

App Hits for iPad (Free)This app aggregate lets users organize apps by category, iPad or iPhone, paid or free, and days on sale. You can see apps on sale, new apps, narrowed by release dated (one, three or seven days), hot apps and top-ranking apps. You can view the app’s statistics for ranking in the App Store and see what day it went on sale as well as the summary page. You can also let your friends know about the sales via Facebook, Twitter or email. You’ll be a favorite with your friends if you are always telling them about apps on sale.

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