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Published 10/07/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

CatchFree helps users discover the best free applications available. The site allows its community to post information on the free applications they have used. This information helps other users decide which to try and which to avoid. The user can explore the CatchFree website to see which applications are billed as free, but really come with hidden catches. To get started, a new visitor can search for a specific application. The homepage also presents the most loved free apps and recently loved apps. The user can see who posted the app, the name of the app and the app’s tagline as well as its overall loved percentage. The app page provides information on the company that developed it, questions about the app and news related to it. The user can also page through reviews posted by their fellow users or leave a review of their own.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The concept for CatchFree was born when the founders realized that there was a problem with some free applications. Many were advertised as free, but really included various catches or hoops that the user must jump through to use the app. CatchFree was built to provide users with an honest, reliable and unbiased resource to learn and share information about the free apps they have used or plan to use.

What are the differences to other apps?

Reviews are found all over the web, however CatchFree is one of the few resources that focuses on free applications and whether they are truly as free as they claim to be. The site gives users a way to support their favorite free apps while sharing insight and experiences with those that did not live up to expectations.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The CatchFree website invites user with a bright green and blue color scheme. The logo features a heart shape with a check mark in it beside the site’s name in green and blue. The header uses a pleasant blue sky scene complete with wispy clouds. The app pages are organized by tabs with the user rating form along the right hand side.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the CatchFree community by clicking the black “Sign Up / Log In” link at the top of the page, near the right hand corner. Clicking the link causes the CatchFree registration form to appear. After completing the form, the user can return to the homepage to begin searching for their favorite free apps. All application reviews can be submitted through the app page.

What does it cost to use the application?

CatchFree benefits by having more users available to review applications. The site currently offers membership to all users for free. This is definitely a good thing to help keep users interested and participating in the CatchFree community. The more users participate, the more information that is provided and the more value other users can get out of their experience with CatchFree.

Who would you recommend the application to?

CatchFree.com could be an interesting resource for anyone who has ever used or plans to use free applications. The site provides helpful tools that allow users to read ratings and reviews posted by other real users. The site also provides a place for the user to share their own experiences to help others make good decisions about which free apps to try.

  • Read reviews and ratings posted by other CatchFree users
  • Share their experiences through the ratings form
  • Discover free apps that do not come with a catch
  • Learn about who developed the applications you love
  • See how the CatchFree community feels about an app


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