“Apps gone free” brings a daily dose of app goodness

Since the release of the iPads, students have been constantly searching through the App Store for the next best thing, from games to homework help, or maybe just something fun to look at to pass the time. Sorting through the junk of paid apps or “lite” versions that let you use only a fraction of the full version’s features before making you shell out for the rest, however, can be a bit of a pain.

Enter “Apps Gone Free,” a free app by AppAdvice.com, a site dedicated to helping iPad users make informed decisions and purchases in the app store. This free download updates daily with a list of noteworthy apps that either are or have become free for a limited time. Interesting in its own right, apps that usually cost upwards of $5 sometimes show up on the daily list for exactly zero pennies to download at your leisure.

When introduced to the app, teacher/librarian Jane Behrens was interested. “It’s really kind of nice,”  she  said. “You have all these apps that are free every day that you’ll want to download…but,” she joked, “You’re going to be spending so much time looking at all of them and going through the history that you’ll waste a lot of time.”

Ryan Witt, a member of the iPad HQ, agreed. “It’s a great tool for both students and faculty to find helpful new apps on a daily basis. It’s an excellent tool.”

Apps Gone Free updates daily around noon central time, so students can drop by the App Store at any time to download it and get in on some daily deals.

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