Without even noticing, 48 million* Brits have a money-saving device at their fingertips with the help of their smartphone. Thanks to the vast amount of money saving apps available on the market, smartphone users now have access to an exclusive world of saving tools, discount hubs and budgeting tips. But which are the best at keeping those purse strings tight?
Online mobile retailer, Mobiles.co.uk reveals the ten best money saving apps currently available on iPhone and Android, so Brits can look to get their finances in order from the comfort of their sofa, in time for a summer spending spree.
Mobiles.co.uk’s top ten money saving apps include:
- 08 Wizard
- Big Oven
- Meter Readings
First up, Mobiles.co.uk has highlighted a well-known deals specialist, Vouchercloud. This app can save users money both online and on in-store purchases. By using location settings, anyone who downloads the app can utilise local discounts to find deals on dining, days out and entertainment.
For Brits who are constantly struggling when it comes to splitting the bill, Mobiles.co.uk recommends Splitwise which helps to make sure bills are shared fairly. Friends can be added to an expense, the app will do all the maths and allow users to keep track of who has paid for what. This type of app can be particularly useful for roommates who share utility bills and friends and families who are planning summer holidays.
Getting carried away during a week and straying from a budget can be a problem for many British families. The BigOven app allows users to create a shopping list recipe by recipe, removing any unnecessary extra items from the final shopping bill. In addition, the app allows users to save money by keying in up to three leftover ingredients into the app. It will then suggest dishes that can be made by buying the least amount of ingredients.
If budgeting is a downfall, Spendee is a free budgeting app with a easy-to-use interface. Those who download the app can track exactly where their money is going, with spends broken down, and separating expenses into simple categories. Users can create their own budgets in ‘wallets’, view graphs and charts to get a closer look at their spending habits and even synchronise their bank accounts.
Keeping track of energy usage throughout the year is a simple way to cut down on costs but filtering through individual bills can be a laborious task. iPhone users can download Meter Readings which will allow them to add up to nine meters, including electric, gas, water and solar. Meter readings also sends reminders when a reading is due. The app also has a built in price comparison feature, so it’s easy to keep track of when energy usage is creeping up and ensure providers are offering customers the best price on the market. Other similar apps are available for Android users.
Andrew Cartledge, Mobile Expert at Mobiles.co.uk, said: “From saving on in-store purchases to helping with utility bills, it can be tricky to keep on top of all your finances. Making the most of the help currently available via smartphone apps is really a simple way to make sure you are getting the most out of your money.
“Each of the apps we have identified offer users a unique way of saving money. There are so many now available to download so we recommend Brits have a good browse and make the most of these handy tools!”
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