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Alexa Tip: Keeping Tabs on New Skills

According to Amazon stats, there are roughly 1,000 new Alexa skills created every 7 days. That’s quite a huge chunk. And, like every other app store on the planet there are good skills and junk skills – including at least 50 fart sound skills.

So, how does one stay informed of both the best skills and the newest skills?

Jump out to the unofficial Alexa Skills Store ( and sign up for the weekly “Best New Skills” newsletter. And, while you’re there, bookmark the site as it does a much better than job organizing skills than Amazon’s own skill store.

The site is new and there’s some pieces that need work, but its already more valuable locating new skills.

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