Looking through the apps

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  1. alkan

    alkan iPF Novice

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    Hello
    I would like to go through the apps library but I find it impossible. For example you pick 'Music' and a total of over 4000 apps are given. They are shown as 12 apps per page so it's going to take a while to get through looking at each page, except that if you touch on an app to get more information about it and then return, you are taken to the beginning again (in the majority of cases). You can write the app name down and make a list that you can go through later but this takes a lot of paper, time and patience. Is there any way to simplify this?
     
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    This is one of the frustrations with the App Store that Apple still has not addressed. I don't think there is any way to search and get back to where you were after you click on an app.
     
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    This is why we use google. In other words let others do the work for you and search something like "best music apps for iPad" or something.

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    Thanks for your replies. Searching with Google would help so I will give it a go for the moment
    It is such a fundamental requirement. I can't understand why it is ignored. There must have been hundreds of complaints about, what is, after all, a serious flaw.
     
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    Why Google when you can get an app? I rely on Appshopper to find apps instead of going directly to the Appstore. You can search in many ways: most popular, free, just for iPad or universal, and by genre: Financial, Music, etc. I also like the ability to create a wish list. This feature advises you when an app goes on sale or when an app you own or wish you owned has been updated.
     
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    Yes I would recommend Appshopper too. I had heard just yesterday that apple had fixed the problem in the app store as far as going back to the place you left off. Have you updated to 5.0.1?

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    Thanks for all your answers, I didn't realise that there were more replies. When I tried to update to 5.0.1 I am sure the message was I would lose everything since it was a new installation, so I didn't bother. That Appshopper sounds ideal, I will give it a go.
     

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