About a year ago, I put together a list of handy iPhone apps for managing your money. In the time since then, the app market has grown dramatically, and I’ve discovered many more uses for my iPhone. Thus, I thought I’d put together another rundown of money and finance apps that I have on my iPhone.
- Bank of America – This is where we have our “local” bank accounts. I use the app to transfer money, pay bills, etc. Hopefully they’ll add remote deposit sometime soon.
- ING Direct – Provides an overview of account balances and activity, ability to transfer money, and access to their bill pay functionality. Here again, I’d love remote deposit.
- Vanguard – This is where we do most of our investing, and their app allows you to check in on your account and complete mutual fund transactions.
- Fidelity Investments – Provides access to consumer and NetBenefits accounts, which is handy for an employer-related retirement account that I have at Fidelity.
- American Express – I use this to check in on our Amex Blue Cash and Amex Platinum SkyMiles accounts.
- Citi Mobile – I use this to check in on our Citi Platinum Select account.
- Chase Mobile – I use this to check in on our Chase Freedom card, but if you have a bank account with Chase, you can use this app to deposit checks remotely.
- PayPal – Exactly what it sounds like… A portable PayPal client. I don’t use this one very frequently, but it’s nice to have on hand.
- CardStar – This handy little app stores your the numbers from your grocery store affinity cards, reward cards, and membership cards. It even generates a scannable barcode so you can whip out your iPhone instead of fishing through a stack of cards.
- Amazon Mobile – I frequently use this app when out shopping to check Amazon’s pricing as well as user reviews on whatever I happen to be looking at. More recently, I’ve also been using it to place orders instead of firing up my computer.
- SnapTell – Very slick app that lets you scan the front of books, CDs, DVDs, or video games to access online pricing, reviews, etc. More recently, they’ve also added barcode scanning.
- Kayak Flight & Hotel Search – I use this to keep tabs on the price of airline tickets. If you like Kayak.com, then you’ll love this app.
- Evernote – This is the iPhone client for the Evernote document-storage service. I use it for storing scanned images of receipts, keeping notes on tax-related transactions, etc.
- JotNot Scanner Pro – This app turns your iPhone into a scanner so you can snap pictures of checks, receipts, etc. Crop them, square them up, and convert to pdf before storing in Evernote (above) or e-mailing them to yourself from within the app.
- SplashID – This one is a little pricey by App Store standards ($9.99), but it’s totally worth it in my book. It’s an encrypted login/password/info keeper that syncs over wifi with an optional desktop client.
What others think…
With so many apps out there, I’ve only scratched the surface. I thus decided to ask my Twitter followers for recommendations of their own. Here are fourteen more that they came up with:
- Discover Mobile
- DebtTracker Pro
- Save Benjis
- Ace Budget (Lite)
- PocketMoney (Lite)
- QuickTip Tip Calculator
- Barcode Scanner
- Shop Savvy
- Yahoo Finance
- CNBC Real-Time
If you have any other suggestions, please share them in the comments.