Use TheFind on Android to shop, compare retail outlets

Instead of visiting a number of retail Web sites to find the best deal on an item, use this free app and let it do the hard work for you.

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Shopping online is super convenient. You get to sit in the comfort of your own home, browsing various sites to find the best deal on a product. Sometimes you don't even have to browse Web sites, due to most major retail chains having native apps for various platforms.

But let's face it, going to a number of sites (or launching a number of apps) brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "shop till you drop." To tackle this first-world problem, TheFind will help you "search over 500,000 stores and 500 million products" using the iOS app, the Web site, or the new Android app.

The iOS app originally launched in the middle of 2013, with the Android app only being made available as of today.

Within the app you can search for an item, and a list of retail locations (both online and local) that sale the item will populate. From there you can compare prices, read reviews and even check stock of nearby stores.

Singing up for an account allows you to save previous searches, set your favorite brands and more.

What do you guys think? Is an app like this a lifesaver from long digital shopping trips, or is it a bit overkill? There is a lot of information presented in the app, so I can see how it can be seen as overwhelming. However, if in the end I save a bit of money and find exactly what I am looking for nearby, I'm game.

Download the iPhone or Android version of the app. Alternatively, you can also visit TheFind.com to use the service from your browser.

 

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