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    Default Amazon Appstore Free App of the Day

    Disclaimer: Yes, I understand these apps are free and we should be grateful that Amazon is giving stuff away. And I do buy apps after trying the free versions most of the time, so I'm not a deadbeat/freeloader.

    Anyway, here's my post: How many of the free apps have you downloaded? Have you purchased any of these apps before they were the FAOTD? Do you feel like Amazon "mails it in" some days on the free apps?
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    Most of the free apps are crap, yes. But then again, a majority of the apps in the entire marketplace are crap, so if they are handing out free ones, it's kind of assumed that there will be a ton of garbage.

    The exceptions are the planned exclusive releases like PvZ, but that's rare...
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    Quite honestly, I download em all.. yes, most are crap but a few gems have turned up that I'd not likely have tried unless I downloaded them for free.
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    I've downloaded most of the free games like Plants vs Zombies, Chuzzle, PacMan and others. I have downloaded a few other apps like the password keeper and superbox pro. I usually try them all then delete them if I don't like them.
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    They have some good ones...Apparatus and Doodle Fit are two good games that were free recently.
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    Ditto. I get them all, they're mostly crap but theres been some good ones.

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    I mostly just watch for the good apps to show up! Or at least the ones I think might be good!
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    I've downloaded 5 so far. I'm not one to download just because it's free.
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    If it looks good and it's free for the day.. I take it. Call me a freeloader but... FREE IS FREE.
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    The converter app they have free today is pretty useful - I recommend it.
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    Some of them aren't so great, but they've had some good ones.
    They had Tweetcaster a while back. I wish I would have waited.
    I could have saved myself 5 bucks.

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    I picked up "Business Calendar" a while back when it was free...that one has been a gem. I also got 2 ad-free versions of angry birds, backbreaker football (which is a fun time killer) and PicSay Pro all for free...those are the good ones that have stood out. My kids liked Pocket Ants and SuperWhy so I picked those up for free as well.
    But to answer the OP, yes, sometimes it does seem like they "mail it in". But even the iphone "FreeAppADay" has mostly lame games, then occasionally they nail it with a really good free app.
    I check Amazon every morning, if it looks good, I'll download it; if I know I won't use it, I don't bother. I'm not terrible into games-they have to be really good to get my attention.
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    SwiftKey X is free from the Amazon Appstore today. Thought I'd give everyone a heads up.
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    I just downloaded swift key. It looks good.
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    Yep, Business Calendar is a gem. I had just started using the Lite version when the full version popped up on Amazon.
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    I've seen (and downloaded) some good FAOTD offerings. Sure, you have to wade through the crap, but since they are free, I don't think there is really anything to complain about.

    I think the worst thing is trying to read through all the crappy reviews. People questioning why a GPS app requires GPS permissions, complaining about it not working on a specific device (especially tablets) when the description says it doesn't work on those specific devices.

    I think there needs to be better moderation on the quality of apps, and the reviews. But since the apps are free, that is just a tiny complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xopher View Post
    I've seen (and downloaded) some good FAOTD offerings. Sure, you have to wade through the crap, but since they are free, I don't think there is really anything to complain about.

    I think the worst thing is trying to read through all the crappy reviews. People questioning why a GPS app requires GPS permissions, complaining about it not working on a specific device (especially tablets) when the description says it doesn't work on those specific devices.

    I think there needs to be better moderation on the quality of apps, and the reviews. But since the apps are free, that is just a tiny complaint.
    For each great app, there are about five crappy ones. I agree with you on the reviews. Some of those people need to go back to using RAZRs or Nokia bar phones.
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    I think what Amazon is doing is getting people to "LOOK" at their app store, and by offering a free app every 24 hours, it gets people back to see what's there and to pick up the freebie.

    Now if they only one free apps from the different categories, offering up several free apps, say a Utility, Game, Social, etc and you got to pick one of each or even one of the categories to get one, but giving you a bit more choice in what was of interest to you.

    Personally I can pass on most of the games, but the option to save them for later (and them still being free) is a plus, they they get saved on my account (on their servers), saving me having to move them to my computer for later.
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    Free game of the day is Drag Racing Premium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Free game of the day is Drag Racing Premium.
    When I was looking at it at 3:20am, it was still $1.99?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yell0w View Post
    When I was looking at it at 3:20am, it was still $1.99?
    Showing up free for me... are you EST?
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    Free for me too.
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    There are good and bad apps in both markets. Some of the free apps may be lame for some people. I like the apps that deal with health, exercise and tools. I don't play games on my phone. I appreciate the free apps that catch my interest. But I will pay for an app as well. I think what Amazon does is great........and in todays' economy, that's great.


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    Did you see that "Cut the Rope" is free today? It's one of those games I always wanted to check out but was too stingy to pay for.

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    I always d/like the free application, then simply delete it if I don't use it. That way it's on the "my apps" section of my account, and I can reinstall it for free if I need it in the future.

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