A U.S.-centric application (no clues in the name, of course), GasBuddy is an online community of drivers who share and search for gas prices in the hunt for the best deal. The free app allows you to save some cash by searching cities and postal codes for the best deals to fill up the motor.
Developer: Lifelike Apps
Craigslist, the U.S. equivalent of the U.K.'s Gumtree, is a platform for classified advertisements. The Craiglist app is set up nicely -- a newspaper design and simple search functions help you in your search to find items second-hand, rather than splashing out for new products that you need.
Name: Zoomingo Local Shopping
Zoomingo is a popular shopping app which lists discounts, sale items, coupons and vouchers for fashion, clothes, cosmetics, sports and electronic items across a huge range of retailers. If you're hunting for a bargain, this free app is well worth a download.
Name: Happy Hours
Even if we're counting the pennies, it doesn't mean we can't go out and have fun. Apps like Happy Hours can be downloaded to show you food and drink specials locally, as well as to share the experience through photos and rate venues.
If i carry money around with me, it generally vanishes before i realize its gone. It's sometimes difficult to keep track of your spending -- especially after events like Christmas -- and so apps like HomeBudget which help you maintain and stick to your income can be a valuable financial tool.
HomeBudget tracks your expenses, income, bills-due and account balances, allows you to create charts and graphs, and if you wish, can be set up across multiple devices in a 'family' setting.
Kayak is a well-known travel application which can be used to search for the best deals on flights, hotels and car rental if you're on the move. The free app compares rates from different providers, can track flight status, be used to create travel itineraries and look up airline and airport contact information.
Mint is a popular way of tracking your money. The secure app can be used to log your bank accounts, credit and loan accounts -- as well as retirement funds -- and automatically categorizes your transactions for you. Graphs are then produced to show you what your money is being spent on, and if you need to improve your budgeting skills, you can use Mint to stay on top of your finances.
Developer: FYI Mobileware
iXpenseIt is an essential productivity app not only for budget watchers, but also for business users. Able to be secured via password and backed up over the Web, the application can be used for daily expense tracking and monthly budgets -- useful if you need to log costs in order to claim expenses. The app can also be used to set reminders for upcoming bills, currency conversion, and printing via .PDF conversion.