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Find the Perfect App with GetApp.com

By Alyssa Gregory

I’m a bit of an app addict. I love testing out new tools, trying new solutions to everyday problems, and comparing the pros and cons of each app I try. I’ve found some true gems in my app testing and research. And even when a new app doesn’t exactly hit the mark for me, it teaches me something about what I’m looking for and helps me fine-tune my search.

In the past, I’ve typically found apps in one of two ways — a new app builds a buzz and I’m inspired to test it out, or I’m looking for something very specific. The challenge always comes in the second situation. As much as I love Google, it isn’t always effective at finding a specific app, especially one that may be new on the scene and not quite Google-friendly yet.

This is where app search tools comes in. One place to find an app for your business, whether you have a hankering to try something new or are looking to fill a specific need, is GetApp.com.

GetApp.com is basically a search engine and marketplace for business apps. You can use the site to find, compare and choose from over (currently) 4,000 applications. If you’re an application developer, you can list your app to be found by interested buyers.

Users can browse available apps by business need, industry, IT needs, services and platform, and search for a specific app in any of those categories as well.

GetApp.com also provides an Evaluation Center that includes reports and interviews from industry executives on the apps. Plus, each app includes user reviews and a look at the developer’s social stats with a count of Twitter followers and Facebook fans.

The collection is growing, and it’s easy to find apps in a number of business-related areas. I’ve already found two new services to try for a reader survey I’m including in my next newsletter. And it only took me five minutes.

Where do you go when you are in the market for a new app?

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  • Christophe

    GetApp.com is trying to solve the number one problem of SMBs looking at buying business apps, which is not finding the right product for their specific needs. Some additional functionality will be built in such as a recommendation engine. Any comment that would help the site to become an ever more useful resource would be greatly appreciated.
    You can also check the monthly Top20 Apps to get an idea on what is popular on the site:
    http://www.getapp.com/evaluation-center/all/top-20-apps

    Christophe
    @GetApp.com

  • John

    Fantastic site… thank you. Totally agree that Google isn’t the way to find business software. Half the time you don’t know if you’re looking at the best the market has to offer or the worst of the lot. Sites like this make it much easier to see what’s available. I’ll be bookmarking this for future use.

  • Armelle

    An interesting service – Enterprise Apps Marketplace. I have added our product in the collaboration tools section http://www.getapp.com/collaboration-tools-software

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