My thanks to ProVUE for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote Appcuity. Appcuity is an alternative front-end to the Mac App Store. It is not about being prettier than the regular Mac App Store app, because it’s not. It’s about data — both current and historical — and giving you ways to use that data to sort and filter all of it in intelligent and useful ways. For example, Appcuity can tell you precisely how many apps in the Mac App Store are on sale today (this week, 1,948 out of 8,582 total apps were on sale). Good luck finding that information any other way than via Appcuity.

The Mac App Store app is for browsing, and it’s great for that. Appcuity is a serious tool for intelligent searching, filtering, wish lists, and side-by-side app comparisons. Don’t take my word for it — read Matt Neuburg’s glowing reviews of Appcuity for TidBITS, here and here.

Appcuity is free to try, and you can save 25 percent on Appcuity Pro this week with coupon code “FIREBALL11”.

Saturday, 17 December 2011