Monday, August 24, 2009

iPhone Helps You Save Money!?

Hello Geeks hope all of you guys had a great monday. Here is another update on the latest tech world. I came across this article on the web while browsing through the computer ,and since we are in a recession i thought this could help alot of us. Many iPhone users such as me will say they spend countless minutes or even hours playing around with the phone and just zoning out to it sometimes. Well with these apps it can help you save some money? Here are some of those apps that can help

1. Compare on the fly before you buy

With prices and product information so easily accessible online, only the extremely rich and foolish don’t comparison-shop. But what about when you’re standing in the store with the item in your hand? You’re fairly sure it’s a great price, or maybe the item is discontinued and you’re not sure you’ll be able to find it anywhere else. How do you decide what to do? Sol Robots has created Save Benjis , a $1 app for the iPhone and iPod touch that puts a retail shopping search engine in the palm of your hand. Shop for a variety of popular consumer goods—from books and cosmetics to office equipment and home theater systems—using keywords, model numbers, or bar code numbers. The app surveys a long list of big-name retailers and online merchants to find the best price available. Revisit your searches via the recent products screen, or e-mail yourself a link to the best deal. You can even make purchases right from the app itself.

2. Know where your money goes

Pennies iPhone app
The Pennies iPhone app gives you a visual way to see how you're doing with your monthly budget.
When times get tough, you need to resort to the financial equivalent of a root canal: a budget. But budgeting can be simple with design by a knife’s Pennies (), a $3 expense-tracking app for the iPhone or iPod touch. Each month, enter your monthly spending allowance. Every time you buy something, enter the amount and assign the transaction to an expense category. Add notes for greater detail. As the month progresses, a gas gauge-like meter shows how much you have left to spend, and stat boxes display your top three expenses and per-day spending average. You can export the data in a .csv (comma-separated values) file and open it in a spreadsheet on your Mac. Once you’ve tracked a month’s worth of expenses, you’ll have an informative snapshot of your spending habits. It’s up to you to figure out where to cut back. You can’t avoid the sobering reality that a budget’s limits impose, but the budgeting process doesn’t have to be as stressful or complex as you may fear.

3. Find the cheapest gas

Shopping online makes bargain hunting easier and cuts driving time. But there’s at least one thing you can’t buy without driving to get it: gasoline. You can, however, hunt for cheap gas online without driving from station to station to find it. With United Communications Group’s iGasUp () for the iPhone and iPod touch, you can retrieve a list of the ten local gas stations with the cheapest prices, complete with a map and driving directions. The app determines your location and searches the Oil Price Information Service database to find the best prices within a distance that you select, ranging from 1 to 15 square miles. iGasUp’s results are rarely more than two days old and are often as recent as within the hour, giving you an idea of how likely it is that the price you see is the price you’ll get. You don’t buy iGasUp; you subscribe to it for a year for $3. With the way gas prices fluctuate, it probably won’t take long to reclaim that in savings.

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Try downloadning those 3 apps and save some money. I personally liked the idea of the "Pennies" App and downloaded it my self. We want to hear your thoughts so please shoot us a comment on other ideas as well!

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