Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.
This week’s pick is Decide Shopping & Price Predictor – which I’m just going to refer to as Decide in the remainder of this post. Decide is touted as a crystal ball for shopping – and offers clear guidance on whether to buy or wait to buy when looking at individual products – based on all their latest data and analysis of market conditions, trends and similar factors.
Here’s a little slice of its App Store intro and some of its notable features:
New iPad version includes Got Your BackTM deals. Ten data-driven deals every day selected using billions of price points. If the price drops on our data-driven deals, we’ll pay you the difference.
How many times have you bought a new product only to see the price drop or have the next model come out a month later? Never again – using Decide’s buy or wait recommendations.
Decide scours the web for news and rumors, prices, and product information to help you get the best value for your money.
FEATURES – all devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
+ Know when to buy with price predictions
+ Set price alerts to track products
+ Know about newer model releases
+ Product ratings and reviews
+ Technical specs on products
+ Seamless experience with Decide.com website
+ No ads
FEATURES – iPad only
+ Got Your Back daily deals with free price guarantee
+ Optimized for retina display
The app covers a wide range of products in the electronics and appliances categories. Just the Tablets section listed over 640 items the last time I looked.
If you take a moment to sign up as a member (it’s free and just requires an email and password) you get access to the Today’s Deals section of the app.This is a good section with some great featured deals on around ten products each day. These deals also offer Decide’s ‘Got Your Back’ price guarantee, which works like so:
Buy now and send us your confirmation
We check prices for you for 14 days
If the price drops below what you paid we pay the difference
When you look at individual products throughout the app it shows big, clear graphics to indicate the Wait or Buy advice. For instance, if you look at an iPad 2 you’ll see a big Wait sign alerting you that there’s a newer model.
The app also lets you set alerts on products, so you’ll be notified if the price drops.
Decide’s interface is relatively clean and it’s easy to browse around and explore whichever deals and products you’re interested in. It’s definitely a good resource to have around when you’re starting to think about a major purchase.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.