Finding the best apps: and Top Tens app

With some 65,000 apps, it's hard sometimes to find the ones that will meet your needs the best. And it's sometimes hard to sort through the App Store reviews to determine whether the app is worth your time and/or money. Two resources can help. One is the website 148Apps, which has just been selected by PC magazine as one of the top 100 websites, and will appear in the Undiscovered Tech category. This site has great reviews of apps, but also five very helpful Top 148 Apps lists: All time Top Apps, Free iPhone Apps, Free iPhone Games, Top Paid Apps, and Top Paid Games. And one way of finding "undiscovered apps," those that may really be good but have just happened to not receive attention, is the $2 Top-Tens app, which lets you automatically track lists of top tens related to your interests, such as movies, albums, books, Disney rides, places to visit in London — and much more. And it also now includes a list of Top 10 Undiscovered Apps. In order to qualify in this category, the app cannot be within the top 100 of its respective App Store category. iPhone users submit their favorite undiscovered app on the Top Tens website, and the entries are then collated and the most popular submissions appear in the list. 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.