Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 23: Price Check by Amazon, CrunchTime, and more

Nov 23, 2010
Tech

The apps for the holiday shopping season keep rolling in, and today, we’ve got another great one from Amazon.com. Hit the list of today’s Fresh Apps for the skinny on Amazon’s new app for comparison shopping, plus a few more interesting selections. Price Check by Amazon (iPhone) Free Amazon.com already has a great app for […]

The apps for the holiday shopping season keep rolling in, and today, we’ve got another great one from Amazon.com. Hit the list of today’s Fresh Apps for the skinny on Amazon’s new app for comparison shopping, plus a few more interesting selections.

Price Check by Amazon (iPhone) Free

Amazon.com already has a great app for searching for and purchasing products from the online retailer. It can be handy for comparing prices, but at the same time, it’s a bit unwieldy if you’re not looking to purchase something at that moment.

So instead, Amazon has done us all a favor and released Price Check, an app specifically designed just to make sure you’re getting the best deal you can. It employs three different methods of product search: a barcode scanner, a picture of the product (both using your device’s camera), or a speak-to-search function. It then helps compare the price you’re looking at when you’re in a store with all the prices available on Amazon and its retailers. Snag this one as the holiday season ramps up and save some cash.

CrunchTime (iPhone) $0.99

Freelancers will get some use out of this one, which helps keep track of the hours you put into different jobs and projects. The idea is to help monitor — and minimize — overtime, so that you can manage your time effectively and have more of it to spend on things that aren’t work.

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The app has a lot of features that expand on its time-tracking functionality. You can use it to monitor the overtime of friends and colleagues, so that more than one person can get use out of the app, and if you’re an employer, you can use the various different features to keep track of what you’re spending on labor.

U2 Tour Guide (iPhone) $0.99

I’m not much of a U2 fan, but apparently, millions of people are. For them, there’s this app, which channels all necessary information about the band’s 2010-2011 world tour. That includes what you need to know about tickets for each of the upcoming dates.

If you can’t get out to any of the concerts, you can check out updates from the concerts, see the setlists the band is using, and watch YouTube videos from each appearance. The app also lets you connect with the greater U2 community with photos and comments.

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