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Poynt rolls all of the local discovery tools you need into one application. You can use it to search for restaurants, events, deals, people, businesses, movie tickets, even gas prices.

With all that functionality, fortunately Poynt's interface is simple and straightforward. Just open up the app and tap any of the icons on the home page to begin your search. All of the search tools take your GPS location into account, which means in most cases you'll get the most-relevant results. Also, many of the tools have additional options to help you further refine your search, if necessary.

The thing about Poynt is that it lives and dies by its data partnerships. At the moment, it has access to data from partners like Movietickets.com, Restaurant.com, Yellow Pages, Super Pages, Citysearch, OpenTable, and more. With all these sources of data, I can say that Poynt often returns exactly what I'm looking for. At the same time, however, I do still find myself cross-referencing with Yelp, since I have a bit more confidence in its user reviews, especially when it comes to restaurants. That said, Yelp certainly doesn't have all the search capabilities that Poynt has.

If you're looking for a simple, all-in-one resource for your local search needs, Poynt is definitely one you should consider. It's easy to use and has a comprehensive database thanks to its roster of partners.

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