Apps that will change your life

Whether you want to shop smarter, find your car faster or remember to take your medications, it seems like there is an app for all your needs these days. We take a look at some of the latest apps that will save you time, money and make your life easier.

1. Round Health – Medicine reminder
Cost: Free

This app will make sure you never miss a dose of your medication again. Enter your medications and when you need to take them and a subtle alert will remind you when it is time. The app works on the Apple Watch as well, for those times when you may not be near your phone for your reminder.

Available on iPhone

2. Follow My Car
Cost: Free

No Seinfeld fan can ever forget the episode shot entirely in the parking lot after the characters forgot where they parked the car. You can now ensure you never have that problem again. Follow My Car is an app that allows you to find your car instantly. After parking you simply tap the car icon and the app will remember where you parked as well as calculating the shortest path back to your car when you return.

Available on iPhone

3. Wally – Smart Personal Finance
Cost: Free

There are plenty of quality budgeting applications, but Wally is number one in 22 countries and has five-star reviews. Wally lets you log the details of your expenses, including the amount, venue, time, category, notes, and photos of receipts. Wally comes with an InstaScan feature that makes this easy, or you can enter the details manually, if you prefer. You can save receipts with each transaction, export your data to Excel, and backup it up with iCloud.

Available on iPhone

4. AroundMe
Cost: Free

How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest petrol station? Or bank? AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, petrol station, hospital, hotel, movie theatre, supermarket or restaurant. The app shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have selected along with the distance from your location. It will also indicate the quickest route from your location and provide a map.

Available of iPhone and Android

5. RetailMeNot
Cost: Free

You will never approach shopping the same way once you use this app. Wherever you shop, enter in the details in the RetailMeNot app and it will instantly alert you to any in-store or on-line discounts you can use. You can redeem coupons directly from your phone and set alerts to remind you of deal expiration dates so you never miss a sale.

Available on iPhone and Android

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Written by Ben Hocking

Ben Hocking is a skilled writer and editor with interests and expertise in politics, government, Centrelink, finance, health, retirement income, superannuation, Wordle and sports.

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