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5 best places to get iPhone app reviews

Take a look at iTunes and it won’t be hard to figure out the most-downloaded apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It also helps that big-name developers like ESPN and EA Games have a heavy presence on Apple’s pervasive platform.

But what happens when you start venturing beyond the comfort and name recognition of the “Top Paid” and “Top Free” sections?

It can be difficult to find the hidden gems in Apple’s massive App Store when the big names overwhelm the rankings. Furthermore, a majority of the user-generated reviews on lesser-known apps are, for the most part, useless. “This app is stupid” or “OMG I love it!” really don’t do much to give you a balanced or informed opinion of an app’s quality or usefulness.

If you don’t feel like wasting your time or money trying out all the apps yourself, here are some great sources for quality iPhone/iTouch/iPad apps reviews:

  1. Gizmodo
    The Apple fanboys at Gizmodo know what they’re talking about when it comes to Apple news, so it only makes sense that they’ve got opinions on the best and worst apps as well.
  2. 148Apps
    The name pretty much says it all, and with plenty of reviews, YouTube videos and special sections for new apps and reduced-price apps, it totally delivers.
  3. Macworld
    You’re already used to trusting Macworld to give you the best Mac-related content, so why go anywhere else for app reviews?
  4. AppVee
    Sure, the AppVee website offers up online app reviews (including video reviews), but why bother when there’s an actual AppVee app for that?
    Believe it or not, the tech experts at Cnet have set their sights on the mobile world and offer up their reviews of some of the more popular apps available in the App Store.

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