14 iPhone Apps That Save Time

  • 14 Time-Saving iPhone Apps

    Ever wish there were more hours in the day? While we might not be able to make that happen (as much as we wish we could), we can make the most of our waking hours and save some cash in the long run. After all, time is money. MainStreet has compiled 14 iPhone apps that are bound to save you time – even if you do spend nearly 700 minutes a month fulfilling your smartphone app addiction. Photo Credit: wwarby
    Fuel Finder
  • Fuel Finder

    With the price of a barrel of oil hovering around $100 these days, wouldn’t it be wise to only shop at the cheapest gas stations? Instead of driving around for hours, wasting gas and money trying to find the lowest-priced gas station, download the Fuel Finder iPhone app for just $2.99. Simply enter your ZIP code and the app will find the cheapest gas stations in your area. Photo Credit: brownpau
    iXpenseIt
  • iXpenseIt

    In order to save money, you need to know exactly how much money you spend each month, but writing down all your expenses and purchases on paper can take hours. For $4.99, the iXpenseIt will take a picture of the receipt after you make a purchase in the store, and the app will store that data allowing you to easily keep track of your spending. It also comes in 17 languages! Photo Credit: photosteve101
    Red Laser
  • Red Laser

    Trying to find the best price? Comparing prices among retailers online takes too long and is aggravating. With the free RedLaser app, simply scan the barcode of any item in the store and the app will immediately find the retailer that sells the item for the lowest price. The app also gives you more leverage when negotiating lower prices. If you’re in a store and the app tells you that an online retailer offers the item for less, show this to the salesperson and ask if they’ll match the price. Photo Credit: psd
    Pageonce Money & Bills
  • Pageonce Money & Bills

    Did you know that 35% of your credit score is whether or not you pay your bills on time? Download the free Pageonce Money & Bills app, which allows users to make a calendar of when all their bills are due. The app will even send you reminders when the due date is around the corner. By paying bills on time, you’ll save money in late fees and avoid damage to your credit score. Photo Credit: Pageonce
    Yowza!!
  • Yowza!!

    Instead of wasting time searching for random coupons online, download the free Yowza!! app, which will find coupons from stores using GPS. And there’s no need to clip coupons or print coupons from the Internet anymore. A barcode appears on the screen of the phone with the Yowza!! app. Show the mobile coupon to the cashier at the store and he or she will scan the barcode. Photo Credit: Yowza!!
    Air Sharing
  • Air Sharing

    The nifty Air Sharing iPhone app, priced at $2.99, enables you to make your iPhone a thumb drive. Additionally, you can view slideshows, documents and PDFs, too. Forget the laptop: If you’re traveling on the plane and need to prepare for a presentation, whip out your iPhone via the Air Sharing app, and view that lengthy slideshow presentation conveniently on your phone. Photo Credit: Avatron
    Urbanspoon
  • Urbanspoon

    Having trouble finding a restaurant or deciding what to eat? Let the free Urbanspoon app do the heavy thinking for you. Shake your iPhone and the app will randomly select a restaurant, or do it the old-fashioned way by finding restaurants in your area on a map using GPS. The app also features restaurant reviews from local media and blogs. Photo Credit: Urbanspoon
    Grocery Gadget Lite – Shopping List
  • Grocery Gadget Lite – Shopping List

    Wandering around the grocery store not only wastes time, but also increases the probability of you purchasing something you don’t need. To save time and money, stick to a strict shopping list. You can create your list conveniently on your iPhone using the free app, Grocery Gadget Lite – Shopping List. You can even scan the barcode of items in the grocery store in preparation for making future shopping lists. Photo Credit: the italian voice
    QuickTip Tip Calculator
  • QuickTip Tip Calculator

    The next time you’re eating at a restaurant, use this free tip calculator iPhone app (QuickTip Tip Calculator) to determine the appropriate tip you should give based on the amount of the bill. The nifty slider lets you alter the percentage of the tip, allowing you to easily see how the total bill will change. Photo Credit: Spare Change Software
    Snapfinger – Food Ordering
  • Snapfinger – Food Ordering

    This free app contains information on every restaurant, including some 561,000 restaurants in North America. You can view menus, call the restaurant and order your food using the app, and pay for the meal using your credit card. Now all you have to do is eat the food! Photo Credit: Snapfinger
    MyHomework
  • MyHomework

    If you’re in school, or your son or daughter is, the free MyHomework app will ensure that you always remember the due dates for papers and homework assignments. Simply enter in the due dates for upcoming homework assignments and papers and you’ll receive notifications when it’s getting close to the deadline – the sign an all-nighter is approaching! Photo Credit: rigoneri
    Evernote
  • Evernote

    Are you the forgetful type? Then think of the Evernote iPhone app as your second brain. From recording voice notes to enabling you to jot down those million-dollar business ideas to taking pictures of blackboards in school and billboards that make you laugh, this app makes an elephant’s memory look bad. Photo Credit: EVERNOTE
    Geodelic
  • Geodelic

    If you constantly find yourself sitting inside your house on a Saturday afternoon, use the free Geodelic iPhone app to search for shops, attractions and restaurants in your area. Think of it as the “fun-finder” app: The app also senses what your interests are and will suggest places to visit in your town. And if you wanted to make reservations at a restaurant, you can, since this app is synced with OpenTable. Photo Credit: Geodelic
    Kayak
  • Kayak

    Use the (free) Kayak app to find the best deals on hotels, air fare, car rentals – anything travel related, this app is here to save you time and money. And with those new nasty baggage fees that most airlines are charging, this app enables users to see how much those fees cost. Additionally, you can book your travel plans and even track your flights on the app. Scott Gamm is the founder of the personal finance website HelpSaveMyDollars.com. He has appeared on NBC’s TODAY, MSNBC, Fox Business Network, Fox News, ABC News and CBS.  Follow Scott on Facebook and Twitter. Photo Credit: KAYAK
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