Seeing app prices after purchase

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  1. Crowbot macrumors regular

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    Is there any way to find the price of an App Store app after purchase? I don’t want to recommend apps when I can’t tell them the price. TIA
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Not unless you view the store without being signed in.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  4. Crowbot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm. That didn’t work for me. Even signed out I still see the “open” balloon on purchased apps. And I can’t see a price when I try to text gift a paid app.
     
  5. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    This seemed like a job for a shortcut, so here’s one I’ve just created. You may need to edit the region used in the search action as it’s currently set to the UK. I’m sure this could be improved upon as I’m a shortcuts novice, but it works. :)

    https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/1d68e444973a487388f3efae66c98df9

    Once you add the shortcut, find an app you want a price for and share it. From the share sheet, tap “Shortcuts”, then the “Show Price” shortcut.
     
  6. Crowbot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just checked and it works like a charm. I didn't even have to modify as shortcuts took care of it. Thanks much. This will certainly suffice till Apple fixes it, if ever.
     
  7. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    No problem at all! :)
     
  8. Crowbot thread starter macrumors regular

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    It never occurred to me to use Shortcuts. I've played with Automator on my Mac but never did much serious with it. It looks like Shortcuts is as powerful on iOS. I'm going to have to explore more. TA :)
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors G4

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    You can consider saving them in an app like lookmark which will allow you to still view the price after purchase.
     
  10. Crowbot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but my need is much more casual. The shortcut is the simplest.
     
  11. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    It’s very powerful indeed......it can even be used to make REST requests.

    I tend to fire it up when I have a specific need, but I really should try and put some time into learning it inside and out. :)
     
  12. Crowbot thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used to be a good (computer) script writer. I like Automator and now Shortcuts. More my speed than writing assembler code.
     

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