Shopping apps are all the rage this year. It’s not that they haven’t been popular before, but just looking at the number of options for Black Friday 2016 alone will show you how demand has grown over last year.
Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users haven’t been left out of the action this year. Microsoft Store has quite a few that will help you find the best deals on various websites and stores. Here are the top 3 that we recommend for today and, in fact, for the rest of the holiday and shopping season 2016.
Top 3 Shopping Apps for Black Friday and Beyond
Amazon on Windows 10
Yup, the world’s largest online retailer (by revenue) is back on Windows. After pulling out their Windows Phone 8.1 app earlier this year – at which time the company all but hinted at a version for Windows 10 – they’re back again with a brand spanking new Amazon app that shows you all the deals for Black Friday and beyond. Unfortunately, this version does not support Windows Phone 8.1, which is a bummer for a lot of users that can’t upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. But don’t worry, the app showcased after this one is probably the one you’re looking for.
We’re not surprised that Amazon came running back to Windows 10, considering that over 400 million devices now run on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Since there’s been no word from Amazon on this, we can only assume they’ve rehashed the older app and made it more compatible with Windows 10 PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Many of the app’s reviewers seem to be unhappy with their experience, giving it an overall rating of 3.5/5 from about 17,000 users, which isn’t very encouraging for a company that lives and breathes consumer experience. But you’ll have to try it out for yourself and decide.
Get the Amazon App for Windows 10/Windows 10 Mobile – Also compatible with Win 8.1
Wish – Shopping Made Fun
With an average 4.5/5 rating from 15,000 users, this self proclaimed “#1 shopping mall in Europe and North America” could very well be what it claims to be. The company also claims that their 150 million users are getting stuff for between 50% and 80% less than at their local malls. That’s huge, and with today being Black Friday, you can expect to see some truly mouthwatering deals online.
The app is also ideal for those with accessibility requirements because it supports voice searches and other accessibility features found on Windows 10. As I mentioned above, it’s also compatible with Windows Phone 8.1, so if you’re missing your Amazon app, this is probably the one you should go with as the best alternative.
Get the Wish app for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1
Best Coupon App – mobile-only app
With a 4.2/5 rating from 3,000+ users, this mobile-only app will give you coupons and codes for your phone that you can either print out or exchange for in-store coupons. It covers a wide range of items as well as discounts on all your favorite restaurants. They keep updating the app with new coupons and discount codes, so you should be able to see a lot of Black Friday deals this morning.
Get the Best Coupon App for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8
So you now have everybody’s favorite, a really great compare-and-shop app and a mobile-only coupons and discounts app – all the shopping apps you’ll need to make Black Friday, Cyber Monday and every other shopping day this year go light on your wallet.
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