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Within Stack Exchange network Software Recommendations is what you need. Its help center notes: This site is for questions asking for recommendations of software to accomplish a particular task, that is, “what software can I use to do …?”. It further adds Good software recommendation requests have two components: A purpose — a task to ...


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There are two ways to generally ask questions of this nature. The Good and the Bad. How NOT TO ASK questions that may require an app recommendation: "What is the best {category} app?" "List of apps that do {some function}" or, closely related: "Is there something that does {some function}" "What is an alternative to {some app}?" These questions are ...


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Yes, if an app is the answer to a question, it's perfectly OK to post that answer. There are really two reasons why app recommendation questions are off-topic. The answer might not be an app If you're trying to make your phone do something in particular, it might not be possible to do it with an app. Maybe the answer is a custom ROM. Maybe you need to ...


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I'd treat it as any other "software recommendation" questions: always put the emphasize on the issue first, but allow optional requirements like (free) apps recommendation. Sometimes the only solution to a problem is to use paid apps, and while they might not help the OP, they might help others instead. The last and nuclear option is to ban any questions &...


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"Does App X contain a virus?" questions tend to be off-topic, because if it's a closed source application, we can't determine what's in the application. A better question for this site would be, as Izzy already mentioned, "How can I determine whether an app is ad-/virus-free?".


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I second what Chenmunka wrote, but want to give you a second hint on how to avoid the "recommendation OT". Here are two questions for the very same purpose, #1 being off-topic, #2 would be perfectly fine: "Is there any ad-free..." / "Can someone recommend..." How can I determine whether an app is ad-free, when it requires Internet to work (e.g. a web ...


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I would suggest that it depends on the wording of the question. Asking for a straight recommendation is rightly off topic pretty much everywhere. This is why there is a proposal on Area51 for Software Recommendations which would wrap them up in their own home. Asking "Is app x ad-free?" may be acceptable but only if the answer isn't clear from the ...


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I agree. The FAQ needs to be revisited. I never understood why "What app can I use to..." was frowned upon. It might be a venue for developers to shamelessly plug their apps, but it's probably also the only way to solve a user's problem. Having to rephrase the question so that it satisfies the FAQ is a waste of time. But I agree that poll-type questions (...


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