The only issue I have is with the Play store. For the most part it isn't bad when selecting categories and if you want 'free' or 'paid'. I am surprised though that the company that made it big in search doesn't have a good search function in the play store. When I go to look for a specific area or product I usually need to wade through page after page of apps before I find what I want. This isn't just for apps, I have the same issue when looking for books and movies too. My wish list for filters would be:
- Last update (range of values)
- Rating (range of values)
- Number of ratings (range of values)
- Cost (range of values)
- Include or exclude apps I have already installed
I was looking for a household inventory app so I can record what we own, what room, serial number (or bar-code), photo, cost and notes. There were too many to quickly go through. For those that looked interesting I checked to see when the last update was. Not being fair, but, if it wasn't updated in the last year I am not interested as there is a chance the author abandoned the app. It took me almost an hour to wade through a lot of crap and what was there didn't fit what I was looking for. A lot of listings were for insurance companies and I didn't want to see those. I don't have a problem paying for an app, but, it would be nice if they had a free-to-try limited version of the app so I can see if it would fit what I need and then pay them after. I did that for the DVD library app 'Movie Collection + Inventory' by Metosphere. It had a free option and after a quick try I paid for the full version. When I get some free time I will be checking out the book collection app. This is the model I prefer, try it first, buy it second if I like it.
One other option is do what I do best, write a quick and dirty program or a create a spreadsheet to store the information. I originally did a quick-and-dirty spreadsheet for the DVD library until I found the app I liked and then imported a lot of data. I try to keep things simple and LibreOffice has a great spreadsheet and it allows me to export out to various formats (like PDF and CSV).