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Quixey and other app finding tools

I am adding another search engine to my search toolkit.

Quixey has been around since 2009, but it’s new to me.  The search was designed to

solve a problem – millions of apps were being created, but there was no simple way to find them. App discovery was limited to categories, top ten lists, directories and basic keyword search. Quixey was created to help people easily find apps simply by describing want they wanted to do.

Quixey incorporates what it calls Functional Search™. allowing users to select their device, choose whether they want free or pay apps, and describe their need in natural language.
The seach uses data from across the web (blogs, tweets, news and review sites and more) to learn exactly what each app can do.
With mobile devices becoming more and more prevalent as learning platforms, Quixey could be a  handy resource to share with teachers and parents.
But if you prefer the directory (or the blog review) approach, here are a few additional choices:
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Patty Louis says

    Thanks Joyce! This is perfect since we just got in our iPads and are trying to figure out the type of apps, beyond our favorites, we want to try out.

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