13+ iPhone Applications for Saving Money During Recession!

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iPhone AppsDuring these tough times everyone wants to save some money. For those who thought is expensive and they can do without it, think again!

The following list of the Best iPhone Apps to help you save some money on daily basis. The list has everything from saving on your restaurant bills to reducing your phone bills. As the idea behind this list is to save money I have made sure all the applications on the list are freely available on AppStore (with one tiny exception, one of the applications on the list costs $0.99 which is totally worth it).

Check it out!!

Cheap International – Free Local Calls: There are a number of which let you make free local calls over a Wi-Fi network and cheap international calls using VOIP technologies. These applications can save up to 95% of your monthly telephone bills.

Truphone, Fring, Nimbuzz are three known applications which will help you reduce your phone bills.


Shopping: Recession or no recession, some people just cannot stop shopping. WootWatch will at least make sure you are saving some while you spend on stuff (you don’t even need). Click here to download.


Books: This one is for the book readers… 

eReader offers free access to thousands of free classics as well as eBooks from top authors like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, Michael Crichton, etc.. In addition you can buy books online too..Click here to download.


Stanza is another book reading application which offers similar functionality as eReader. Click here to download.


It just boils down to which reading interface you like better while reading books in the above mentioned applications.

Cheap Gas: This application is offered by gasbuddy.com which lets it users know where they can find the cheapest gas in their area; also, map the route to the gas station. The paid version of this app not only lets you find cheap gas around you but also add or update new prices and locations. Click here to download.

Cheap Gas

Finance and Budget: It’s impossible to save money without know how much you really have. Knowing and organizing your finances can save a great deal, trust me!

Following Applications will help you organize and save some…

My Budget Money Management: This application lets you track your budget on daily, monthly, etc basis. You can track you recurring or onetime expenses on the go. This application keeps you updated with all your budget needs. Click here to download.

My Budget Money Management

Gift Planner: Some people in life are so close and important that avoiding gifts on certain occasions is just impossible. This is the best application to manage your money when it comes to gifts. Click here to download.

Gift Planner

Food: Eating at the restaurants is something you might want to avoid during these tough times.

Following applications help you save some money on food.

KidsEatFree: This is one application which is not free but is getting a mention on this article as it is really useful and does save some money up front. 

KidsEatFree locates restaurant near you which offer free meals for Kids.  It’s that simple, you recover the money you spent on this application the first time you go out dining. It’s worth it. Click here to download.


BigOven: Offers over 160,000+ recipes absolutely free. You can search the database by Dishes, Keywords, Ingredients, etc.. Click here to download.


All Recipes:  All Recipes is a similar application which offers tons of recipes absolutely free. The best feature of this application is, if you are not sure of what you want to eat “Just shake the phone” and it will come up with a random recipe. Click here to download.

All Recipes

Free Wi-Fi: Data plans on the phone can be expensive and especially if you are a internet-addict and on the move at all times the bill can hit the roof.
Following applications detect Wi-Fi. Free and Paid both!

Wi-Fi Finder offers a list of more than 200,000 locations across 135 countries. All of these locations are verified hotspot locations which are made available on iPhone and iPod touch. Click here to download.

Wi-Fi Finder


I hope these applications save some money. If you use anyother iPhone application which helps you save money, do leave a comment and let us know about it.

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33 Comments on This Article

  1. By: Utility Warehouse on August 3, 2010 at 3:44 am

    This is a great way to save money, use this app for Google or any major search engine, it’s free and when you search for any product on the engines it finds you the cheapest product online, you can download the app here: http://www.myshoppinggenie.com/index.asp?site=youshop4less

  2. By: Teravel on October 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    How much do these App's cost to purchase? Spending a bunch of money on Cell phone app's doesn't seem like a good way to save money, but if the apps are free, or can save you more than you spent on them...