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  1. 5teve
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    Hi guys,
    I consider myself to be the kind of person that can usually figure out a computer problem, even if I have to use Google but this one has got me stumped.
    I want to use my computer to search through every single FREE App for the iPad/iPad 2 so that I can download it ready for the next sync, but no matter where I go I can't narrow the search down to the Free Apps, just ALL Business, ALL Games, etc.
    Any ideas?

    Cheers m'dears,
    Steve
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    You want to download every single free app for iPad sync?

    Wow
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    OP wants to filter for free apps only, so he can shop among them.

    OP, you might want to check out the AppShopper app, to help overcome some of iTunes' / the app store's lame functionality.
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    In iTunes App Store, if you select a category from the dropdown box in the upper right corner of the screen and select any category you can then select Paid or Free apps button when that categpry page appears.

    No idea how you'd do it for all the categories all at once.
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    Appshopper shows 7900+ free popular apps. Are you sure you want all of them?
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    sjleworthy ... Thanks for trying but "Search through" is NOT the same thing as "Download" in proper English as spoken wherever folk speak proper English.

    kaykaykay and Bimjo .... Aaaaah, so to get to iPad Apps, I need to run iTunes? Why did nobody say??
    Ta very much.
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    Nobody said because it's fairly obvious, IMO.

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    I find this hilarious- he did warn us with the title! Everyone needs to start somewhere.
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    No. Sorry, guys but I'm still not seeing any lists or icans of Apps, free or paid for.
    When I open iTunes, I see a big list of my stuff in various categories like, music, films, TV, books, Apps etc. That fills the left quarter of the screen. Then the top half of the rest of the screen is an advert for an iTunes Festival (which keeps changing)
    Under that are icons for Apps in categories such as What's Hot, Space Apps, staff favourites etc but no way that I can see to filter it to only see the free ones.

    I'm off out now for a few hours.
    Take care all.
    Steve
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    You can also do a search for "free". When the results show up, there's a filter across the top where you can change the Price option to show only free.
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    Ouch. Remember not all members know as much as you.;)
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    True, but even my Dad (who rarely uses iTunes or Apple stuff in general) knows. -shrug-

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    I agree. Appshopper, free btw, is much easier to use than iTunes search method.

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    Maybe in Geekworld it's obvious that to find iPad Apps you look in iTunes but I assure you that it ain't all that obvious in Oldfartworld which is where I currently live.

    ps ... I'll give that AppShopper a go.
    Thanks all.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
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    OK, my head is starting to throb now.
    I clicked on the AppShopper Free version and downloaded it but it doesn't do anything at all except just sit there and glare at me. Maybe after I do a sync it will work a lot better from the iPad but you noticed that I said in the OP that I wanted to use the computer, didn't you? You didn't?? Tsk, Tsk at you all thinking of me as a numpty. :D

    ps ... I was smiling as I wrote that last bit, not growling.
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    So Steve. You are trying to open that app on your computer?
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    That's so funny,you not only get good tech advice on here you get a laugh too,thanks for that.
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    Ok, in iTunes on your computer, not the iPad, click the Apps Store button. The upper right side of the screen should look like this:
    [​IMG]

    Click the iPad button under the Podcasts button.
    Where long button under the blue banner on the right says All Categories, click the arrow and select the category you want to search, for example, Productivity.

    When the screen changes, there will be a section near the middle of the screen (vertically) that says All Productivity iPad Apps. Looks like this:
    [​IMG]

    Click the free Button and then click the See All link.

    That will show you all the free Apps in that category. You will have to do this for every category that you are interested in. There is no way that I'm aware of to do it any other way.

    I hope this helps.
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    Well, yeah. Why wouldn't I?
    I trusted you guys to read the OP and note the bit where I said that I wanted to use MY COMPUTER to do a job. You guys told me to download the AppShopper App so why wouldn't I expect it to work on my computer?
    My only other option is to think that you were purposely leading me up the garden path. Were you??

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