SAN ANTONIO – With smart phone users logging an average of two hours a day of app time, this week we decided to turn to Facebook and find out what apps you’re finding the most useful.
“Pageonce helps me keep up with all bills and bank accounts,” commented Joakima Douglas. “Been helping me stay on budget.”
What a great recommendation! With so many people vowing to better manage their money in 2013, installing Pageonce is a logical place to start.
Pageonce is like a universal remote for your finances – and is free on both the Android and iPhone. Easily track and pay your bills in one place -- anytime, anywhere.
- See all your account balances so you can spend smart
- Track your bills and payments in one simple place
- Instantly see all your purchases and deposits
- Keep an eye on your credit card transactions
- Stay up-to-date and protected with real-time alerts - bill due dates, overage charges, even suspicious activity
Track frequent flyer miles, rewards, mobile minutes, and even text and data usage. Learn more at pageonce.com..
Sarah Owens recommends “Elmo Calls” for toddlers. This iPhone only app will give your kids a chance to talk with the beloved red, furry monster from Sesame Street. Kids receive or initiate pretend video calls, audio calls, and voice mail messages, and are entertained with fun sing-a-longs, imaginative games, and educational opportunities (such as learning the alphabet and to count). Meanwhile, parents can activate or schedule calls from Elmo related to a variety of everyday situations. The app costs $0.99 and additional 99 cent upgrade packs are available. Learn more at ideotoylab.com...
Multiple recommendations came in for RedLaser, which is free on both the iPhone and Android. This app just got a heavy workout over the holiday shopping season. It’s a barcode reader that allows you to compare and save. It’s rated as the top shopping app by US Today, The New York Times, CNN Money, PC Magazine and Smart Money magazine.
Here’s how it works – you use your smart phone’s camera to scan a product’s barcode, and then RedLaser searches millions of products across thousands of online and local retailers to find the best prices. It will also find deals and coupons on related or similar products. When you scan almost any food product with RedLaser, it’ll tell you ratings, nutrition facts and critical allergen information. Learn more at redlaser.com...