August 18, 2011
Sometimes we all wish we could magically raise our own debt ceiling just like Congress did for our nation, but we can’t. So here are 10 apps for Android users looking to save a few pennies online and while you are out and about…
1 Mint: This personal money monitoring app that is coupled with its popular web app. You get all the great features such as aggregated bank account information, the ability to set up a budget, you also get instant alert for low balance and budget limit. With this app you’ll be able to monitor your spending on the go.
2 Groupon: The official app from the online coupon giant not only shows you the daily deals, with the new Groupon Now feature, you can find deals that are close to you. Especially useful when eating out on the weekend!
3 The Coupons: If Groupon’s one-deal-a-day is not enough for you, use this app to find coupons for your favorite stores, restaurants, or just whatever is nearby. With its coupon to calendar feature, you could see when the your favorite coupons will expire.
4 Key Ring Reward Cards: Reward cards are great for getting freebies from all your favorite stores. But no one likes to have a giant keychain or a bulging wallet (not filled with cash but reward cards). Keep all your reward cards at the touch of your finger tip with this app. With built in coupon, you can discover even more savings!
5 GasBuddy: Fluctuating gas prices is always a pain in budgeting. Make sure you get the cheapest gas in your area with the mobile app from our favorite gas saving website.
July 19, 2011
The saying “there’s an app for that” has become incredibly trite given its short lifespan. No matter how common the saying might be, the fact of the matter is that there probably is an app for whatever you are looking for. With so many apps available for so many different platforms, app discovery has become a problem. To help ease the pain, we found some amazing discovery resources for all of your favorite platforms.
iOS App Discovery With hundreds of thousands of apps available through Apple’s App Store, finding the best measurement convertor can be a daunting task. AppShopper helps by not only providing recommendations, but also showing update history, reviews, and even price changes. AppShopper also has an iOS app along with RSS feeds so you never miss a chance to discover the next great app.
Android App DiscoveryBecause of the “open” nature of the Android platform, there are quite a few more resources that allow for more robust discovery on Android. AppAware is an application that allows users to find new apps by tracking installs, updates, and removals. AppAware goes a step further by adding location into the mix. This provides great exposure for local apps who thrive based on usage in a specific area rather than around the globe.
Chrome Web App Discovery Playing off the fact that there really is an app for almost everything, the Google Chrome extension – aptly named There’s a web app for that – provides users with app suggestions based on their browsing history. No need to randomly guess if there is a an app that could replace your web browsing. Now just browse normally and this extension will search for you.
If none of these work for you, or if you are looking for a more curated way to discover apps, the be sure to check out Unplggd’s Weekly App Recommendations, where we cover everything from mobile, to desktop, to web apps.
By Jesse Leikin
This story appears in partnership with Unplggd, a site for people who embrace technology and design in their home.