Save money on iTunes with CheapCharts [50 Essential iOS Apps #8]


CheapCharts shows currently on sale movies
CheapCharts can save you you money on iTunes and the App Store
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

50 Essential iOS Apps: CheapCharts is best App Store sales app iTunes and the App Store are two of the best online stores for buying digital content like movies and books. They’re also really good at getting you (the customer) to spend money. CheapCharts for iOS is the perfect companion to the App Store and iTunes Store, helping you get apps and digital content at the best price possible.

What is CheapCharts?

CheapCharts is an iOS app that monitors the App Store, iBooks Store and iTunes Store for price changes and deals on apps and media. CheapCharts’ in-app filters allow you to sort and group price changes to find deals on the things that interest you most. You also can set up daily alerts on category (movies, books, etc.) and wishlist deals to learn about current price drops.

Why it’s great

CheapCharts takes the idea of the iTunes Wish List to another level. Instead of an inert, hard-to-find list of content, CheapCharts can notify you when a movie, book, TV show, app, etc., goes on sale so you don’t miss a deal. Price change history also provides useful insights into whether something is slightly discounted or a rock-bottom price.

CheapCharts wishlist and price drops
The CheapCharts wishlist helps track prices of movies you want.
Screenshots: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

CheapCharts also works great as an alternative to the iTunes or App Store front end. Content within CheapCharts is based on price, not editorial promotion. That means finding unique apps, obscure movies (both buying and renting), or little-known books becomes an entertaining experience.

Who the CheapCharts app is for

If you rely on iTunes for purchasing books, movies or music, CheapCharts is perfect for getting the best price (as long as you’re willing to wait for a sale). App fanatics will also love CheapCharts for both its price-tracking and discovery features. If you find yourself frustrated by adding apps or media content to an iTunes wish list, CheapCharts is the wish list on easy mode.

CheapCharts: The best app for App Store and iTunes sales

If you love (or prefer) digital content but hate overpaying for movies, music, apps or books, CheapCharts can save you time and money. Best of all, it won’t cost you a thing to get the best deals.

Price: Free

Download from: App Store

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