While many people have discovered that the iPhoneis a fantastic device for entertainment and fun, others will tell you they can’t live without its ability to save them money.
Of course, there are a whole host of options available for those who want software allowing them to put in their monthly income and expenses. In fact these budgeting apps are now so popular that you should easily be able to find one that suits you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for something free that saves you money more directly, there are all sorts of options available – here are just five you might want to check out.
Local Sale Finder
Everyone loves a bargain, and Local Sale Finder costs nothing to download to your mobile phoneand provides vouchers and discounts you can use for all sorts of things. Whether it’s eating out at restaurants, shopping for clothes, health and beauty products, travel and accommodation or services and tradesman, this little app has you covered.
In a similar way, Vouchercloud Mobile Vouchers download directly to your iPhone and use GPS technology to provide you with offers that are nearby. It might be that you’re out and about and need to find somewhere to eat, simply open up Google Maps and locate the eateries nearby that have special offers.
While one way to save money on calls is to download Skype and talk to friends that way, what do you do when you have to call one of those troublesome 0870 numbers that can really eat into your phone bill? Well, as part of the say ‘Say No To 0870’ campaign, you can now download an app for your iPhone that lets you find an alternative telephone number to call.
You may have used your budgeting app to make sure you have enough money left ion your account to pay for food and drink, but how do you make sure you don’t overspend when you actually get to the supermarket? GroceryIQ lets you make grocery lists that can be synchronised with others (housemates, family members etc) so you don’t buy the same things.
If you like the idea of being able to check the prices of much more than just milk and eggs though, you may want to check out RedLaser. This app effectively turns your iPhone 4into a barcode scanner that lets you compare products online to make sure you are getting the very best deal.