With the Amazon Mobile app, you can
search for items via text, barcode, or by
picture using the Amazon Remembers
feature. It also gives you (mostly) full ac-
cess to your account. If you like shopping
via Amazon, it's a great mobile experience.
Amazon Price Check works similarly to
Amazon Mobile as far as product search
goes, but you can also search by voice.
This lightweight app is designed specif-
ically for price checking, rather than of-
fering a full shopping experience. Both
apps are great for shopping online from
your phone or comparing prices.
Say good-bye to Coupon Clipping
Coupon Sherpa provides coupons
directly on your iPhone. Simply search
or browse for the store you're looking
for to get current coupons. If you find
one you like, just select it and Coupon
Sherpa will display a barcode that can
be scanned when
you're at the store. If
you want to keep track of multiple coupons
for later, just favorite them. This app comes
in handy when you’re in the check-out line
and don’t have a coupon with you.
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Heading to the Mall?
Fast Mall helps mall
shoppers navigate through the
chaos of locating stores in a sea of retailers. It provides
detailed maps of malls so you don't have to resort to finding
a kiosk with a map that says “You are here.” The app can
even help you find parking, making it a must-have for all
attention: Fashion Divas
Polyvore helps you discover outfit
ideas, style your own looks and shop
products you love from the world’s top
brands and retailers. This discount
clothing apparel app searches every
online store from high-end retailers,
such as Neiman Marcus, to discount
designer Web-based stores, like Blue-
fly.com. It will tell you what styles are
trending and offers suggestions for put-
ting outfits together.
get Laser Focus on Prices
Red Laser scans product barcodes
and give you a price comparison
across the web. Amazon Mobile
and Price Check both do this,
but they only search Amazon.
Although the Amazon search
often comes close to the lowest
price, sometimes it’s quite a bit
higher than other places. Red
Laser will provide you with
much more information, mak-
ing it ideal for a more compre-
hensive product search.