6 Great iPhone Apps

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by in Wealth Productivity

We all know that Budgeting Sucks and that being productive and achieving your goals outside of work can be a bit of a drag when you have such little free time, so I have assembled a few iPhone Apps that will hopefully help make life a little easier for you.  Best of all they are FREE!

In no particular order, here they are:

Money Strand Review

Money Strands is my alternative to Mint.com and allows users to automatically sync their online bank accounts for tracking, budgeting and spending.  For those people who don’t feel comfortable providing automatic access to their bank accounts, you can also create manual accounts. This is perfect for anyone not living in the USA as you can’t automatically sync your accounts anyway.

Most banks will let you export your transactions from their website into a suitable file format, which you can then import into MoneyStrands.  Set all this up on their web-based site, then get access to it all on your mobile.  MoneyStrands is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad OS 3.0 or later.

Jumsoft Money Review

If you don’t want the online integration and you’re happy to input some figures by hand on your mobile then Jumsoft Money may be for you.  This is a pretty straight forward application, available on the iPhone OS 3.0 and iPad platforms. It has everything you need to keep track of your financial transactions, create budgets and view some colourful stats.  You can set up Alerts for bills, have multiple accounts and access some pretty powerful analysis all on your phone, but if you really feel you need to see it on a desk top, you can sync to your home computer as well.

This is one of the best free personal finance apps I have seen. Make sure you download this one and give it a shot!

Catch Notes Review

You may have already heard of Evernote and even tried it out, but my alternative is Catch Notes.  Originally know as 3Banana, Catch Notes is a free feature-packed notepad app that allows you to capture text, images, and locations with free sync and backups to Catch.com.  You can Password protect your notes, share them and assign #tags so they are easy to find.

This is a productivity app and is really handy for making notes and reminders on the go, so you can go back to them later for use.  Catch Notes is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad OS 3.1.0 or later and is definitely worth a look if you need help getting organised.

BONUS: If Catch Notes sounds a bit heavy and you want something really simple, but just as effective, try Simplenote instead.

Teamviewer Review

TeamViewer is already used on more than 100,000,000 computers worldwide and provides easy, fast and secure remote access to PCs and Macs.  This is a really cool service that is now available as an app for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Ever needed a document or some info that you left on your computer at home?  This app lets you access to your own computer with all of its documents and installed applications!

This app has a ton of features and best of all the free version of TeamViewer has exactly the same features as the Pro version (TeamViewer is free for personal use, i.e. use TeamViewer completely free of charge to access your private computers or to help your friends with their computer problems).

Google App Review

Who doesn’t like Google?  Most people use it everyday on their computer, so why not get it on your iPhone?  Google Mobile App will let you search Google quickly using your voice, pictures, or location.

Check out some of the features:

  • Goggle recognizes pictures of things such as landmarks, books, wine, artwork, and logos.
  • Speak your queries in natural language. Simply hold your iPhone to your ear and say your query. (Supports American, British, Indian or Australian English accents, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Korean.)
  • Google Suggest – tap suggested web search queries and local businesses that appear as you type

Google Mobile App also links to Google’s other applications so that you can easily navigate to them, so take a look and see what you think.

Dragon Dictation Review

Do you sometimes feel that it is just too hard to type in all you notes and reminders? Never fear, Dragon Dictation is here!  This is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to speak and instantly see your text or email messages.

If you are the Mayor of Lazy Town, Dragon Dictation will even let you dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.

Dragon Dictation currently supports U.S. English, U.K. English, German, French and Italian. This app requires a Dropbox account. If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, the app will allow you to create one for free.

Hope you find something useful here to help make life a little easier!

Tags: , , , ,

8 Responses to “6 Great iPhone Apps”

  1. Jessica07

    05. Nov, 2010

    Dragon Dictation is great. My father-in-law absolutely swore by it, so I’d imagine their app is giong to be just as fabulous and helpful.

    Have you heard about the Mariah Careyoke app? That looked like fun. Anyone try it out yet?

    Reply to this comment
    • Shaun

      09. Nov, 2010

      Hi Jessica,

      Mariah Careyoke eh? sounds dangerous! I like sharing cool apps I’ve found because all you ever see when you look at the top 25-50 on itunes is the games and there is so much more than that out there.

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

      Reply to this comment
  2. Shaun

    11. Nov, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words, glad you like the content and look forward to seeing you back again soon 🙂

    Reply to this comment
  3. Her Wickedness

    04. Dec, 2010

    I love Team Viewer. Thank you for helping me find it.

    I use an app called Property Evaluator. It is US based but you can change all settings so that your country’s tax rates, interest rates etc are used to help calculate cash flow projections, equity and growth projections etc. Use it to decide which investment property to buy. It’s a free app and easy to use.

    Reply to this comment
  4. Shaun

    04. Dec, 2010

    Her wickedness, love your title!

    Glad you found something you like, will certainly be checking out property evaluator. Thanks for sharing 😉

    Reply to this comment
  5. Karen

    29. Jan, 2012

    Hi Shaun. Do you know of an app that will record messages to my electronic diary while I’m driving?

    Reply to this comment
  6. Karen

    29. Jan, 2012

    Hi Shaun. Do you know of an app that will record my voice while aim driving and send it by text to my electronic diary?

    Reply to this comment
  7. david

    24. Aug, 2012

    Hey guys you can also download the Future Scheduler app, it’s pretty cool.

    Reply to this comment

Leave a Reply