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February 13, 2014updated 22 Sep 2016 4:01pm

Top 10 money saving apps for the iPhone 5S

We pick ten of the best money saving apps for your iPhone 5s, to help you keep a close eye on your budget and find you the best deals and vouchers online.

By Kate Heslop

When money is tight and your day to day budget is hard to keep track of, it can sometimes feel like you have no control over your finances. Internet banking is a great way of keeping tabs on your accounts, but there are some apps out there that can help to look after all financial aspects of your life, finding you the cheapest places to eat, the most affordable transport and even budgeting your phone’s data usage.

We pick ten of the best money saving apps for the iPhone 5S, that can let you communicate for free, receive great online vouchers and help you monitor your spending habits.

10. Onavo


This clever app allows users to have control over their phone’s data usage. They can see where their data goes and what apps or features are using up most of the data on their phone. It can also compress data used on your phone, allowing you to be more aware of your apps and how to better use them without wasting data. By saving data, you’re saving costs. The app aims to help people have more control over their phone’s data, prevent going over data limits and ultimately avoid data fees. A great app if you’re forever going over your data limits on your phone contract.

9. Groupon


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Groupon is one of the most popular voucher websites, and its app means you can continue to make savings on the go. You can save up to 70% on products, days out, meals and event tickets in more than 500 cities. The app allows you buy and redeem vouchers directly from your mobile device, and saves on expensive printing costs.

8. Viber


Viber enables users to make free phonecalls and send free texts to other Viber users. Regardless of the country, phone network or device used to send the message or make the call, Viber allows users to connect free of charge. You can also send free video messages and photos. Could save a bunch on expensive phone contracts, allowing you to cut down the number of minutes and texts you pay for.

7. GoodBudget


Formerly EEBA (the Easy Envelope Budget Aid), GoodBudget is an app that aims to help users to monitor spending habits and begin saving. The app allows you to make and monitor budgets at any time, tracking your bank balance and recording your expenses. You can also sync more than one device so that you can budget with friends and family. Subscribe to the app for extra features, such as allowing you to track multiple bank account balances and enabling personal email support.

6. MySuperList


This app allows you to compare prices in supermarkets to get the best deals. Scan any item’s barcode and it will tell you if that is the cheapest price currently available. This allows users to manage their shopping lists, comparing prices of items, saving money in the long run. You can also set price alerts on your favourite products, so you’ll be notified if their prices drop. The app also gives users Cashback vouchers to get money back directly to their Paypal account.

5. 08 Wizard

08 wizard

Calling 08 numbers from your mobile can be expensive, with many calls to 0845, 0800, 0844 and 0860 numbers costing up to 40p a minute. At only 69p, the 08 Wizard app can save you money by finding alternative numbers to call that won’t cost more than regular calls. Especially handy if you’re always dealing with companies such as a telecoms and banks over the phone, you’ll now never have to worry about tallying up extra costs.



Frequent travellers will appreciate this app. Keep track of your journeys and view live departure times to make sure that you never miss your train. You can even find platform information if you’re in a rush, saving you wasting time at the station. You can get barcode tickets with the app instead of paper tickets, allowing you to get your train ticket sent straight to your phone. allows you to find the cheapest trains, saving you money when booking tickets. It shows you which routes to take for a more affordable journey and what time is the cheapest to travel.

3. Trivago


The Trivago app will have you saving money on hotel stays, allowing you to compare prices and locations of thousands of hotels. Users save an average of 35% on every hotel booking, with over 700,000 hotels available to compare. You can search for a hotel near your current location if you’re in a bit of a sticky situation without accommodation, and you can use one of the 82 million hotel reviews to find the perfect room for you.

2. AA Parking

AA Parking

This app is great for drivers who often find themselves in new cities for business, with no idea where to park. The AA Parking app directs drivers to nearby available parking spaces, so you needn’t stress if the car park you found is totally full, the app can find you an alternative. It can also compare the cost of each car park for you, so you’re always getting the best deal. This means you’re never settling on the most expensive but convenient car park you find in a hurry, you can now always be prepared.

1. Vouchercloud


Vouchercloud is the quick and easy way to find great discounts on big brand items. The app is free to download and use, and vouchers can be downloaded and used immediately. You can find offers on travel, restaurants, films, clothes, days out and beauty to name a few. Using the map feature, you can view all the available offers near you. Popular restaurants such as Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Strada offer frequent deals on cheap meals, and you can save money at major retail stores such as Burton and online retailer Asos. A great app if you’re looking to tighten the purse strings but still treat yourself to some affordable deals.

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