- Here’s a “Cheat Sheet” of more than 200 iPhone and iPad app review websites — have at it! Up to now, it’s sat quietly and privately compiled at Groovin’ on Apps, helping me quickly grasp and navigate the app review landscape as I write about it, and identify choice apps.
With more than 215 websites and counting, this particular list is just too useful to keep under wraps. I’m sure it can help you, too, as you search for the best iPhone or iPad app for any impulse or task at hand, or seek great reviews upon which to hang your precious iPhone or iPad.
This list allows you to:
- Browse app review websites (and beyond). Besides dedicated app review websites, you’ll also find general interest, technology and other major websites that offer app reviews within special sections or recurring posts.
- Find corresponding app review website apps and podcasts, which will allow you to carry your favorite reviewers around with you on your iPhone or iPad, to enjoy later.
- Browse app review sites by focus, genre and iDevice. Some app review websites choose to focus only on iPad, others on Games, and still others on a genre or theme, such as apps for Children or Business.
- Gauge each website’s authoritativeness and popularity by its Google PageRank, which scores each website on a scale of 1 to 10 (best) based on the number and quality of links attached to it. For general browsing purposes, a website’s Google PageRank should suffice as a measure of reliability and regard.
Internally, I also use Alexa Global Ranking and Compete Ranking information to more finely assess website quality and identify strong reviewers and upstarts with robust audiences. If you’d like to access an expanded directory with additional traffic rank information, sign up to ” iHappify” in the sidebar to the right.
Directory of iPhone and iPad App Review WebsitesListing of websites that provide iPhone and iPad app reviews, ratings and recommendations
(Updated August 2011)
- Click on any website’s name to visit it. For sites that do more than app reviews, I’ve tried to link you directly to their special app review sections. If you land on a home page, use the site’s search box to find iPhone or iPad app reviews, roundups and recommendations.
- Sort the list by website name, Google PageRank and so on. Simply click the little arrows next to the column titles to do so.
- This list is comprehensive but not all-inclusive. It is “humanly” curated and organically grown within an industry that’s evolving as fast as the App Store itself. So, please let me know below if I have missed any good sites along the way and sign up to “iHappify” in the sidebar for future updates.
- I am not infallible. Despite my best efforts at accuracy, I may have made a error or two and am counting on you to call me on them.
- Groovin’ on Apps is not associated in any way with any of the organizations that appear on the list. I am neither endorsing nor vouching for the accuracy of any reviewer or website, and cannot be responsible for any damage or data loss that might result from their use.