10 Essential FREE Apps For 2012

There are literally thousands of apps for your Smart Phone but which ones are necessary and which ones aren’t? I asked my Facebook readers about their favorite FREE apps and added a few of my own to create this Essential FREE Apps for 2012 list for you:

At the end of 2012 I compiled a new list of 3 favorite apps that worked well for me and made me money!  See that list here: My 3 Favorite Apps

Make sure you check the Amazon Appstore every day as each day you can get a paid app for FREE.

My Fitness Pal
Made a resolution to cut calories and exercise? With this app you can easily keep up with your resolution and stay fit. One of my Facebook readers lost about 6 pounds in three weeks using it.

Pageonce.
Keeping track of bills and money isn’t easy but Pageonce helps you out. It’s an easy way to keep track of all your bills, bank account, and credit cards. It also gives you updates when there’s items that need your attention in your accounts like new bills due, deposits, and debits.

ShopKick
To get started, just download the ShopKick app for your iPhone or Android mobile device. Then, fire up ShopKick whenever you go shopping. Simply tap on your location and you’ll see nearby products you can scan to earn points. No products? No problem! You even get points for simply checking-in.
You earn points for checking in and scanning items and then redeem them for things like gift cards.

Gas Buddy.
With gas on the rise this handy little device will ensure you pay the cheapest for gas wherever you are. No matter where you are you can not only find a gas station, but choose which one is the least expensive.

Cozi.
Your son has soccer practice at 6, your daughter needs to be at ballet by 7 and your Husband is working late at the factory. Keeping everyone’s schedules in front of you is easy with Cozi because everyone in the family can share it and view it on a smartphone or a computer.

Instagram
If you’re a budding photographer or just love taking pictures, this is a fun app.

Runkeeper.
Finally chasing my 4 year old around the house has merits! It helps me lose calories and I can see how many on Runkeeper. It let’s you know your pace, calories burned, distance and time.

Period Tracker.
This is super helpful for women if you want to know your calendar and make sure you’re stocked up on drugstore freebies ;) Simply enter your last period date and it tells you when you’re due.

Advanced Task Killer.
Advanced Task Killer is a tool that allows you to stop (or kill) any app running in your Android phone in order to save memory and battery. When I first got my phone my battery was dying after a few hours until I installed this app.

Out Of Milk.
Shopping List, Pantry List and To-Do List in a small, intuitive and easy-to-use app. With Out of Milk, your Shopping List stays with you everywhere you go and you’ll have it on-hand once you’re ready to go grocery shopping. The Pantry List allows you keep track of your pantry items (spices, essentials, etc…) so that you always know what you have at home. The To-Do list helps you keep track of any other items on your daily list.

Check the Amazon appstore for more great apps.

What Is An App?

An app is an abbreviation for application and it’s a piece of software. It runs on the Internet, on your computer, or on your phone or other electronic device.

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