Daily Free Apps: Written & Video iPhone App Review
Sometimes the best sales don’t have anything to do with the latest fashion styles or technology crazes. Think of all the times you’ve wanted to download the hottest iPhone game but couldn’t because it was way too expensive.
Concept and Functionality:
As someone who’s always on the lookout for great app deals, I was extremely excited to see what Daily Free Apps had to offer. The app’s layout is clear and concise, making it easy to see which apps are featured. Usually there are only about 5 to 20 free apps listed on the home screen at any given time, so it’s fairly easy to go through and see which apps are available on any given day.
As a member of the Daily Free App community, you can even rate apps using a heart or a garbage can based on whether you like the app or not. This sort of feedback is something I haven’t seen in other apps, and it’s a nice way to get an idea as to whether or not an app is worth trying. Daily Free Apps also shows a convenient countdown timer, though I can’t say whether or not it’s accurate. It’s a nice touch, however.
One thing I want to mention is that the App Store description for Daily Free Apps states that all apps are hand picked and personally reviewed by the app developers, but I couldn’t find anything to back that up. On an app’s detail page it says “App Review”, but so far I’ve only seen the app’s description directly from iTunes. Perhaps only well known apps are reviewed, but that somewhat defeats the purpose of helping users discover new, lesser known apps.
Daily Free Apps includes a few features that help make keeping track of app sales a bit easier. From the built-in rating and feedback system to being able to see how much time is left on a sale, it’ll definitely be difficult to miss a great bargain.
Daily Free Apps, though free and fairly easy to use, is missing quite a few features I’ve seen in other apps that do the same thing. Naturally apps that help people save money by bringing them the latest and greatest sales have high competition amongst each other, so it’s absolutely imperative that developers try to set their app apart from the rest. Another thing I want to mention is that you can sign in to the app using your Facebook account or continue without creating an account or linking it to your profile. Also, Daily Free Apps requests permission to use your current location, which is something that seems a little strange.
Lastly, I do want to mention that I’m very disappointed in the fact that it seems like Daily Free Apps doesn’t live up to its promise of delivering personalized reviews of all apps that are featured. This is something I was really looking forward to, mainly because it would’ve been a feature unique to the app itself. Hopefully I might’ve missed something, though.
Daily Free Apps is available for free in the App Store. Personally I prefer to use multiple sources to check for free apps just in case there’s a sale one of them missed, and this definitely is worth taking a look at if you’re interested in app sales.
Daily Free Apps is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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