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    • richardw
    • By richardw 13th Jul 10, 10:38 PM
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    • 13th Jul 10, 10:38 PM
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    • 13th Jul 10, 10:38 PM
    0870 app http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/oct/12/0870-iphone-app-statistics-quarter-million-saved
    Last edited by Former MSE Penelope; 19-07-2010 at 4:04 PM.
  • chris.p.bailey
    • #3
    • 14th Jul 10, 7:50 AM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 7:50 AM
    'WhatGas petrol prices' for Android lets you view the best fuel prices in the nearby area. Several similar apps for iPhone.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 20-07-2010 at 9:27 PM.
  • jumblejack
    • #4
    • 14th Jul 10, 7:59 AM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 7:59 AM
    'Whatsapp' is a brilliant app for iphone users as you can text & call other iPhone users (who have also installed whatsapp) for free!! At the moment the application costs 49p. I imagine it will increase though as word gets around. Save yourself a bomb folks!
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    • gavcooper
    • By gavcooper 14th Jul 10, 8:15 AM
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    gavcooper
    • #5
    • 14th Jul 10, 8:15 AM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 8:15 AM
    VoucherCloud, get discount vouchers delivered straight to your iphone for the area you are in.

    Nosey Parker, find the cheapest car parking for the area you are in.
    Last edited by Former MSE Penelope; 19-07-2010 at 4:06 PM.
    • gswart
    • By gswart 14th Jul 10, 8:28 AM
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    • #6
    • 14th Jul 10, 8:28 AM
    PingChat2
    • #6
    • 14th Jul 10, 8:28 AM
    PingChat2 basically does what Watsapp do (using data charges to chat (text) with any other user of the iphone), but it's free and more reliable I have found. The only downfall is it works by Ping ID that you create but you can just send this to your friends so you can connect. PingChat2 also states that in future you'll be able to chat to blackberry messenger
  • kingstallion
    • #7
    • 14th Jul 10, 8:31 AM
    Travel Guide apps
    • #7
    • 14th Jul 10, 8:31 AM
    If you are going overseas, although roaming charges have been capped, you will still be charged roaming charges! So if you have downloaded a travel app which uses the internet to collect data whilst you are on holiday, expect a rise in your bill - even if you have not made any calls!

    There is a cunning way around this.

    Check the app does not need the internet AND download before you go! Digi-guide - who have GPS travel app guides to many European cities (Paris, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Seville...) put all the content directly onto your phone and using GPS does not cost money. So when you arrive at your destination, switch on and start sight seeing!

    Save time - you will find and get to what you are looking for quicker
    Save money - no roaming charges (or taxi as you can find places yourself)

    And as they have all been written by locals - get the inside information on the very best places to visit.
    Enjoy and save money!
    • m0nkeyb0y
    • By m0nkeyb0y 14th Jul 10, 9:19 AM
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    • #8
    • 14th Jul 10, 9:19 AM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 9:19 AM
    I use an app called "Pandora Box" which allows you to store a list of apps in which you are interested. Pandora Box then monitors those apps and automatically alerts you when the price is reduced. I have managed to pick up a few apps I am interested totally free thanks to time-limited price reductions by the developers which I would have missed had Pandora Box not been monitoring them for me.

    There is also functionality built in which shows you a list of apps on sale each day split into free and paid-for views and the same also for brand new apps released that day.

    Not only has Pandora Box saved me a couple of quid but it has also allowed me to find some very useful free apps over time. Oh, and it is free too!

    There are similar apps available ("App Miner" is also free but IMHO not quite as good), the best known of which is "App Sniper" - but you have to pay for that one.
    Last edited by m0nkeyb0y; 14-07-2010 at 9:28 AM. Reason: Spelling - eejit
  • flowerfairy159
    • #9
    • 14th Jul 10, 9:24 AM
    best app for iphone
    • #9
    • 14th Jul 10, 9:24 AM
    Well as an avid user i have found several apps thaqt have been very useful that have saved me money in one way or another

    Natwest which is free and can monitor my money from anywhere

    Whatsapp which is 59p but great at sending free messages so you never go over your allocated balance (does require a wifi or 3g connection though)

    iwatchr cost £1.59 for the full version. This is a weight watchers point app which includes weight tracker and calculator etc. Much cheaper than the whole joining thing (unless you get a deal)

    Routeplanner by the AA. This is a much cheaper version of sat nav @ £1.19 and is really useful but to get a new route need 3g or wifi connection.

    Vouchercloud which shows me vouchers within a x-mile distance from current location.

    Hope this is useful for some people x
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    • ells2123
    • By ells2123 14th Jul 10, 9:36 AM
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    British Gas - saves your account details so makes submitting accurate meter readings and avoiding estimations simple!
    2011 wins so far: Radio Deal package worth £600

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    Thanks to everyone that posts!
  • Sachin_Joshi
    FreeAppADay - a free app that gives you 1 free application to download per day, similar to PandoraBox. Have got quite a few applications for free from these apps.

    Both allow you to maintain Your Wishlist, where you can add applications of your choice to the list and wait for your wish to come true !
    • nickmack
    • By nickmack 14th Jul 10, 9:59 AM
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    nickmack
    ShopSavvy - iPhone and Android - Scan barcodes of products and find cheapest online

    RedLaser - iPhone - Alternative, see above

    Google Shopper - Android - Alternative, see above

    Assistant Free - Android - Monitor bank accounts and see balances and transacations. (requires you to provide login details for your financial institutions). Currently mostly US oriented, but does have some UK institutions. The paid version also allows alerts as notifications.
    • garyw73
    • By garyw73 14th Jul 10, 10:07 AM
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    garyw73
    RAC Traffic App. Free traffic updates, uses Gps to give you local info

    Gorillacam - by Joby great camera app - adds anti-shake / grid / time lapse / burst mode and other features to the (admittedly) poor Iphone camera...
    • Oscar The Grouch
    • By Oscar The Grouch 14th Jul 10, 10:10 AM
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    Oscar The Grouch
    http://www.skobbler.co.uk/

    Free Sat Nav that's currently available for iPhone with an Android version in the pipeline.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 20-07-2010 at 9:28 PM.
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    • Oscar The Grouch
    • By Oscar The Grouch 14th Jul 10, 10:13 AM
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    Oscar The Grouch
    And for anyone with a Windows Phone:

    http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/
    http://www.pocketpcfreeware.com/en/index.php

    And the Microsoft sites too, as they give away freebies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/default.mspx
    http://marketplace.windowsphone.com/Default.aspx
    In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move.
    The late, great, Douglas Adams.
    • Oscar The Grouch
    • By Oscar The Grouch 14th Jul 10, 10:17 AM
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    Finally, for anyone who wants to play old Lucas Arts point and click adventure games on their phone:

    http://www.scummvm.org/

    The "scumm" bit is the "Scumm Bar" from The Secret Of Monkey Island where Guybrush Threepwood goes to ask how to become a pirate. Grogg!!!!

    I need to get out more......
    In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move.
    The late, great, Douglas Adams.
  • jonjuk
    Google Shopper for Android
    Google Shopper for Android is probably the best of the "money saving" apps.

    Load it up and point your phone at a product (DVD, music CD, computer game etc) and it'll scan the item and then compare prices online!

    Doesn't get much better, oh wait, it does - it's free

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    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 20-07-2010 at 9:27 PM.
  • mandres
    The Great ‘MoneySaving Apps' Hunt No.1 = Vouchercloud
    Vouchercloud has to be at the top of my list.

    It's by far the greatest money saving application out there.


    I do like FreeAppADay app as well, it gives you free apps

    Skype of course is another good money saving app, if your friends have the same app and your connected to free wifi.

    So to sum up the Top 3 Best Money Saving App's are:

    1. Vouchercloud
    2. FreeAppADay
    3. Skype
    • Sami_Bee
    • By Sami_Bee 14th Jul 10, 12:04 PM
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    Sami_Bee
    iPhone MSing Apps
    iCompare by StarMark Solutions
    its 59p (I'm sure I got it free!)
    I use it every time I'm in the shops, you just pop in the price and quantity of 2 products and it tells you which is the better deal.

    The Tesco app,(£FREE) is pretty handy too, you can scan barcodes at home and it tells you where to find it in your local store and you can create shopping lists on there, really good to build your list over the week and then avoid the aisle s you don't need when you do your shop

    Auto trader (£FREE) have an app that you can take a photo of a car reg plate and it finds similar cars for sale so handy for a quick compare of a deal.
    The very best is sometimes what nature gives us for free.
    I think Sami is right, as always!
    Originally posted by 3onitsway
  • The_Machine
    Highways Agency app
    Highways Agency app - Avoid wasting time and fuel getting stuck in jams. The app allows you to check how the traffic is flowing on motorways and major A roads in England before you begin your journey. The travel information covers unplanned incidents such as accidents and congestion, plus lane closures and other restrictions due to improvement works and access to the HA's regional Traffic Radio audio feed.
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