We take a look at a few free apps aimed at homeowners, and how you can put them to good use:
A handy gardening app that connects you to a library of information and useful tips as, well as giving you direct access to the top South African gardening specialists to turn you into a professional gardener. It is the first community based gardening app in South Africa and is a great source of gardening know-how.
- Download for IOS
- Download for Android
Monitor your budget: Old Mutual’s 22Seven (Boss your Money)
A budgeting app which allows you to sync any bank account or even reward card to keep track of all your debit or credits. It provides easy integration with accounts, and external related financial services, which makes it easy and also quite fun to track your incomings and expenses. It provides you with a holistic and detailed overview of your daily, weekly and monthly spending, as well as splitting up your spending into various subcategories, namely eating out, cell phone and bank charge expenses, to show you exactly where the bulk of your money goes to. In this way, the app will pick up trends in your spending habits that can then help you to make better, informed spending decisions. In addition to adding bank and reward cards, you can add your own personal notes on loans as well as also linking your investment accounts. They also have a very insightful blog which you will have access to.
A visual bookmarking app that helps you discover and save creative ideas, it includes everything from recipes and home ideas to make-up and style inspiration. Pinterest is full of possibilities to design your life and projects for your home as well as plenty of other ideas to try out.
Just some of the functions Pinterest offers you:
- Find everyday ideas you love for example what to make for dinner, what to put on your walls, what to wear and more ideas for every part of your daily life.
- You are able to save ideas for later and organize ideas by topic, so they’re always easy to find.
- Search by keyword or with your camera - discover ideas inspired by anything you point the Pinterest camera at.
- Collaborate with friends and save ideas together for your next group trip, party or project.
Download for IOS
Download for Android
Both applications offer daily updated listings of property for sale, to rent as well as commercial property throughout the country. There is plenty of info and advice available on these sites from finding an agent or an attorney to the On Show homes listed for the weekend. Another option is to visit the Engel & Völkers website, to browse properties from around the world in one easy location.
Gives you a live impression of what your room will look like in any colour paint before you actually paint it. Using unique augmented reality technology, you can see realistic Dulux paint colours appear on your walls.
An app that gives you access to services that provides you with many services around the home, namely electricians, handymen, pest control, removals, cleaning and many more. Guarantees excellent service through trustworthy and accredited service partners. You can access, book and pay for any service in just a few quick steps.
Fully customizable, where a buyer viewing various properties can create their own categories and check lists. When you are inspecting residential properties this app helps make the process to record and document your check lists of the property you are viewing fast and easy, for your perusal later.
- Create unlimited checklist.
- Customize your own checklist.
- Create your own categories and checkpoints.
- Take pictures and comment on every check points.
- Attached your inspection report data into an email.
Download for IOS
Download for Android