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Following yesterday's hint about dragging Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing, I realized that we don't have a hint about using Google to search for content in the iTunes Store or the Mac App Store. Since Apple provides all this content on the web, it's easy.

Search as follows: search_terms site:itunes.apple.com. For example, Einstein on the Beach site:itunes.apple.com. You'll get a number of hits, for the different countries where the iTunes Store or Mac App Store are available. If you want to limit the search to a specific country, you can do so like this: Einstein on the Beach site:itunes.apple.com/us/, where the two letters between the slashes are the code for the country where you're searching.

I have a LaunchBar search template set up as follows: http://www.google.com/search?q=*%20site:itunes.apple.com. You can do this in other programs as well.

Follow-up: I removed the link above; for some reason, it looks lIke I can't create a link to a Google search from here. I'll look into it.
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Search the iTunes Store and Mac App Store from a browser
Authored by: dzurn on Sep 18, '12 07:52:58AM

Linkie no Workie. You need to remove the MacWorld prefix to the URL.

Apparently I can't post an updated URL due to the Spam detector working overtime.

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Search the iTunes Store and Mac App Store from a browser
Authored by: sleeper on Sep 23, '12 06:34:58PM
Thanks for this hint. Using your above example I created an Alfredapp custom search
http://www.google.com/search?q={query}%20site:itunes.apple.com/us/
now a quick launch of Alfred with my keyword 'gi' I can search and read about an app without having to launch iTunes or Mac App Store.

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