Top Money-Saving iPhone Apps
For families on a budget, there are several popular money-saving iPhone apps that can make sticking to that budget easier than ever before. There are several downloadable applications for all versions of the iPhone for shopping, coupons, local deals, and finance management. Best of all, most of these apps are available for free from the Apple Store.
Coupon Sherpa, like many other iPhone coupon apps, makes searching for and using coupons much simpler than traditional clip-and-save coupons. With the Coupon Sherpa application, users can search for store coupons at their favorite retailers or find manufacturer coupons for products that they purchase frequently right from their phone. The best part about the Coupon Sherpa application is that coupons do not have to be printed. They can be shown to cashiers at the checkout counter directly from the screen. The application is free, and can be accessed online through the Apple Store or downloaded directly from any iPhone.
Another useful iPhone app for those managing a budget or trying to save money is Bill Minder. The application helps users track spending, as well as keep track of bills. Programmable alerts keep subscribers informed of upcoming due dates, so that bills are paid on time. Data can also be backed up online or exported via email. The Bill Minder app is available through the Apple Store for $1.99.
Gas Buddy is a money-saving app that allows users to locate the cheapest gas prices in any city, as well as find the most affordable gas stations nearest to their location. Gas prices can vary a great deal from location to location, as well as within one city. The application uses the GPS feature of the phone to provide distance, directions, and time estimates to each fueling center, further adding to cost savings. The Gas Buddy application is available through the Apple Store for $2.99.
For those who make international calls or have a limited amount of monthly calling minutes, the free Skype iPhone application can amount to big savings. Skype offers worldwide voice calling and video chat features, and is now available for use on the iPhone. Calls to other Skype users are free, while calls to landline phones or other mobile phones come at a fraction of the cost of most international calling plans.
There are literally hundreds of iPhone apps on the market for all sorts of needs, and more applications are being added to the Apple Store every day. While these applications are some of the most popular ones out there, more could be introduced in the future that offer greater usability and increased functionality.
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