In today’s day and age, we’ve gotten used to the constant release of new and exciting iOS apps. Usually, we find out about them by reading an article or hearing about them from our friends and social feeds, then head over to the App Store to download them. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. With the pace of life just getting faster and faster, sometimes it’s hard to remember which apps we liked when we finally get there unless interrupt our browsing to download it right away. The Picker app, has been designed to make app hunting easier with a simple, elegant bookmarking toolbar in right in your browser.
How it works
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Picker bookmarking tool on your browser, you’ll have a handy side menu that will display the available apps on the page you’re viewing along with a couple of options. You can choose to bookmark the app, download it to your computer or push the app directly to your iPhone. The selection panel is unintrusive, tucked away in a corner of your browser, and when you’re finished, just close it and continue surfing the web.
Bookmarked apps can be assigned to specific lists, like utilities, games or social, making retrieval much easier when you’re ready to start installing. With a feature to install the app directly on your mobile device, there’s no need to launch the App Store and dig up the app you want or sync the device with your computer. Picker will send a notification to your phone or tablet, and you’ll be able to install the app immediately.
When you discover a really amazing app that you want to share with your friends, Picker has you covered. You can set up a news feed that features the apps you’ve downloaded so your friends can snag them too. This feed works both ways, so it can also be a source for finding apps you may not know about as you connect with other app hunters on the web.
The main limitation of the Picker app at this point is that it’s currently only available for iOS devices. This means that Andriod users will have to wait as usual for developers to make a version for them. Picker is still in beta for now, so you’ll need to submit a request to join the list of early adopters on their web page. A release date hasn’t been set, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for this one before we can evaluate it completely.