How do I find apps for free? by Carisa Kluver and Claudia Haines

Carisa Kluver from Digital Storytime and I posted about how to find apps for free over at Little eLit today. Be sure to let us know how you find apps for free!

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Here at Little eLit, we get asked about free apps a lot. While we consider an app’s content, design, technical features, and age appropriateness before we look at price, the reality is that, just like librarians and teachers everywhere, we know money is a factor. In fact, some of you can’t get apps unless they are free. Not to worry! Little eLit to the rescue! If you want to know how to find quality apps for free, and always-free apps, here is the post you’ve been waiting for.

The 5 Types of Free Apps

First of all, what are we talking about when we say “free app”? There are actually five different categories of free apps.

1. Free apps: These are apps that are always free. While some free apps may not meet the criteria we use when choosing apps for storytime or for recommending to families for anytime use…

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