Our Browser Extension vs Mobile App

The Honey browser extension and mobile app. What’s the difference?

We get asked that question often. They’re both part of the Honey experience. Both save you time and money. They just do it a little differently.

For starters, the Honey extension works on your computer’s web browser - Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, and Opera. Whenever you’re shopping on one of the 40,000+ sites that Honey works on, we’ll pop up on the site to find and apply coupons. Amazing, right?

Now, on to the app. Imagine taking millions of products from your favorite sites, throwing in 1,000s of coupons codes, and bringing them all together in one easy-to-shop destination. It's like having the entire mall in one app. That’s the basis of the app. Also amazing, right?

Think of it this way. The extension goes with you to different stores whenever you’re on your computer. The app brings different stores to you in a single app whenever you’re on your phone. It even gives you the convenience of a single cart (even if your items are from different stores). 

So, the extension goes with you. The app brings everything to you.

Do coupons work differently?

Our automatic coupon feature works on both your computer and phone. But since the app and extension work differently, so do the coupons. 

Like we mentioned, the extension goes with you to different shopping sites on your computer. So the coupons found window pop-ups when you’re on the site’s checkout page. The extension then applies the best code to the cart total (as most coupons are storewide).

Since the app uses one convenient Honey checkout for items from multiple stores, it applies coupons in a slightly different way. Say you have four items from four different stores in your cart, the app will test and apply every code for each individual store. 

This may take a little longer but we want to make sure you never miss a deal. Plus, you’ll be able to continue shopping while we search. 

For both the app and extension, we’ll let you know if you already have the best price so you can buy in confidence. 

What about Amazon?

While the extension works on Amazon, the app is focused on bringing you items and sales you won’t find on Amazon. Although the app supports 140+ sites, currently Amazon isn’t one of them. But the app will still notify you when prices drop on Amazon items in your Droplist.

Does Droplist work on both the app and extension?

You’ll be happy to know that Droplist works on both platforms.

What about Honey Gold?

You can earn Honey Gold on both the app and extension. Here’s the difference. On the extension, you earn a percentage of Gold based on the cart total of that specific site. On the app, we’ll show you how much Gold you’ll earn back on specific items from specific stores before you add them to your consolidated Honey cart.

How do the extension and app work together?

The app and extension were meant to be different. One is geared for the best shopping experience on your phone while the other is meant for the best experience on your computer.

We’re always working on both to save you even more time and money. But between the app and extension, you’ll be covered whenever and however you shop.

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