Hope your week is going well. I can’t believe that it is almost October. This week we’re talking about using iPad apps to tutor students. We talked some about it yesterday – you can find that article here –
Today we’re going to talk about some ways you can get the apps free or on sale.
How to get your iPad App Cheap or Even Free
Before we dive into the individual subjects I thought we would talk a bit about getting your apps for less and sometimes even free. iPad apps are sold thru the Apple iTunes store. Publishers of the apps list the software and set the prices they want to charge. Prices range from free to hundreds of dollars. iTunes occasionaly runs a special but the best way to get Apps for less is when the publishers discount their products, which they do from time to time.
Here are a couple of different ways to find those deals.
1. Visit the websites of the App builders. Most of the software makers have their own website where they showcase their products. Sign up for their newsletters and Facebook pages and when they run a special they’ll let you know.
So if I wanted to buy the elements app – I would visit iTunes and search for elements. There is a box near the top that says “Search Store”.Â You may need to scroll down until you can see the iPad apps. Click on the elements logo and it will take you to their page within iTunes.
Near the top it will say something about their website. It is usually “company name website”. Click on that link. From there you should be able to check out their social presence.. coupons, etc.
2. Find any app that is on sale / free. One of my favorite sites when looking for discounts on anything is deal news. http://dealnews.com/
Usually the IPad apps they have on sale is located near the middle of their page. You’ll need to scroll down a bit or just use ctrl f to search for IPad.
These deals change almost daily.
Another site – focused just on apps is – http://appshopper.com/iPad/
You may need some patience. Usually around the holiday season many apps go on sale, so you’ll want to make sure you check during that time of year.
Taking a break –
We look forward to seeing you next week.