A recent Pricegrabber survey reports 82 percent of online shoppers will use shopping apps to save on holiday gifts this year. With so many apps to choose from, it’s difficult to distinguish which ones will save you money or just take up memory. As you start to plan your holiday shopping strategy, download these recommended mobile apps that will make your life much easier and purchases much cheaper.
Coupon Sherpa App – Apple and Android
Coupon Sherpa was the first-ever mobile coupon app, and features hundreds of digital coupons for popular stores like Kohls and Macy’s. As a previous iTunes Staff Favorite and a regular on top-shopping-apps lists, Coupon Sherpa makes it easy to score in-store savings at retailers and restaurants, especially during the holiday season. Simply hand your phone to the cashier and they’ll scan the coupon. No clipping required.
Decide App – Apple (iPhone and iPad)
We’ve all been there: You carefully plan your purchase to procure the best deal, and a few months later you find your coveted item for much less than you paid. Luckily, Decide.com created an app for iPhones and iPads to help you determine the best time to buy everything from cameras to table saws.
Lookout Mobile Security App – Android
Think about all the personal information your mobile device contains, not to mention the apps and websites you use every day. Couple that with the growing trend of mobile commerce, and your device is a hot commodity for hackers. PCMagazine’s Editor’s Choice for Android is the Lookout Mobile Security App. It’s available for free, or for $2.99 per month for enhanced security.
OneReceipt App – Apple
Like in-laws and baked confections, you’ll likely find yourself overrun with receipts this holiday season. Stay organized using the OneReceipt app to digitally store your many proofs of purchase. You can organize e-receipts and online purchase confirmations, as well as snap photos of hard copy receipts to cut down on paper clutter.
Slice App – Apple and Android
Similar to the OneReceipt app, this one’s for the loyal online shopper. The Slice App organizes all of your e-commerce activity and helps you track online orders and expenditures. Available for free on both Apple and Android devices, the app also alerts you about price reductions on desired products.