iDeals spots the best deals for you

Peruse the best deals of the day with this handy app.

We rarely shop for items in a physical store anymore; shopping online is much more convenient from the privacy of our own home. But with so many online stores, it's hard to keep up with the best deals. That's where iDeals comes into play as it aggregates deals from around the Web so you can quickly spot a buy.

iDeals has a pretty straightforward user interface. Deals automatically populate your mobile screen. Each item's picture, along with the price and where to find it are listed. There is a small banner ad across the bottom of the screen, but it's unobtrusive. Tapping the star next to each item adds it to your Favorites so that you can go back later. Our one complaint is that you can't search by item type or category, so you're stuck browsing through a lot of stuff that you may or may not be interested in. We thought that maybe a gearlike icon located in the top left corner might offer a few search settings, but it only offered ways to rate and offer feedback for the app. There's a lot to browse through, including credit card deals, electronics, DVDs, and jewelry. From what we could tell, most of the sites listed were reputable and included Amazon, Newegg, Sears, and Groupon, among others. We tapped on a specific deal and it took us to the site where the deal was located. From there, we could share the deal to Facebook, Twitter, our e-mail, or Google Shopper. Pulling down and releasing refreshed the listing.

iDeals probably isn't the best way to search for a specific item, but if you're into finding deals in general, it's worth downloading. We recommend it for all users.

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