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Top Ten Mobile Apps For Homeowners

The world has become a smaller place, thanks to our advancing technology. Information about anything under the sun (sometimes even about things beyond the sun) is available to us in a few clicks. In this day and age when everything is available to  professionals on the touch of a fingertip, why should a homeowner struggle to keep up with the responsibilities of owning a house ?The app market was quick to catch up on the home front and release applications that ensure an easy to maintain and more organized home. Let’s take a look at the top ten mobile applications designed with a homeowner in mind.

 1. HomeSavvy

Mobile Apps For Homeowners

Runs on: Android, iOS
Rating: 4.0
Pricing: Free

This app is basically your assistant in home maintenance.
It allows you to set a plan for home maintenance and sends you timely alerts to ensure that you stick to the plan! Chores like fertilizing the lawn, changing batteries etc will be prompted via alerts. The app also has a directory of local businesses too!

Pros:

  • Allows customization of home maintenance schedules
  • Alerts to remind user about tasks
  • Explains DIY tasks
  • Provides preventive methods to save money

Cons:

  • Flexibility is limited
  • Minor bugs on some devices

 

2. Billminder

Billminder App

Runs on: Android, iOS
Rating: 2.4
Price: $1.99

Falling behind on your insurance, electricity, gas or other utility bills can sometimes be troublesome. It will cause a financial penalty too. Hence this is something that no homeowner wants to forget about. Billminder makes sure that it does not happen. Billminder sorts your bills as per  their due dates and alerts you about it. You can even set up for an autopay option. Use this app to make sure that you never have to pay a late fee ever again!

Pros:

  • Tracks all your expenses
  • Personalised charts and reports
  • Syncs important data

Cons:

  • Bugs are not uncommon
  • Displays duplicate bills in some cases

3. BrightNest

Brightnest App

Runs on: iOS, Android
Rating: 3.8
Price: Free

This is an IOS app that assists a homeowner to keep his/her home neat, clean and shiny. The app helps you do home tasks by providing you with a set of simple instructions. It also allows you to a set a schedule for your home maintenance regimes and even alert you to make sure that you stick to the schedule. Be it home decor or cleaning guide, BrightNest provides you all the information you need regarding your home!

Pros:

  • Good performance. No spamming

Cons:

  • Minor bugs and inconsistencies

4. Priority Matrix

Priority matrix App

Runs on: Android, iOS
Rating: 4.0
Pricing: $2.99

This is an award winning and highly effective task management app. Though this was not designed with a homeowner in mind, many homeowners have attested to the fact that they found this app very useful to perform household tasks on time. Use this app if you are someone who often forgets about urgent tasks around the house.

Pros:

  • Very effective productivity management app
  • Free cloud sync

Cons:

  • Requires an online account

 

5. Dream Home

DreamHome App

Runs on: Android, windows, iOS
Rating: 3.5
Pricing: Free

Any color, design, decor needs are tackled by this app. You can find inspiring ideas on how to color your home or style your home by looking through the high resolution photos in the app’s gallery. Famous interior designers from around the world have contributed to the gallery. This can in a way be considered as the electronic replacement for magazine clippings that we carry to convey our point across to the sales representative! The paid version is priced at $2.99.

Pros:

  • Large gallery of pictures
  • Designs from world famous interior designers

Cons:

  • Limited use

 

6. HomeLogic Mobile Control

Homelogic App

Runs on: iOS
Rating: 3.5
Price: FreeIf you can access information at the touch of a fingertip, why not do things too? HomeLogic lets you control the lighting, heating, alarm and audio systems through your mobile phone! Working over wifi or Internet, the app is highly useful for controlling already installed HomeLogic products around the house.Pros:

  • Easy and powerful interface
  • Good functionality
  • Optimized for iPhone 5

Cons:

  • Not available on non-iOS devices

7. Aroundme

Aroundme App

Runs on: Android, iOS
Rating: 4.1
Pricing: Free

Perfect for homeowners who are new to the area. Like the name suggests, the app tells you about all the local businesses, restaurants, grocery shops and anything important around your new home!

Pros:

  • Highly useful for people who are new to a neighborhood
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Is inaccurate at times

 

8. Photo Measures

Photo Measures App

Runs on: iOS, Android, Windows
Rating: 4.3
Pricing: $2.99

Measuring your room with your tape and then writing it on paper is so out of style. Do it the cool new way using Photo Measures! Using this app, you can simply take a photo of the room and write in it’s measurements. Hassle free and easy!

Pros:

  • Highly useful for a variety of professionals

Cons:

  • Crashes have been reported
  • Reload fails often

9. My home Scr.App.book

My Home sca.app.book

Runs on: Android, iOS, Windows
Rating: 3.2
Pricing: Free

Great to have in case of a peril. Let’s face it, things will go wrong and disasters can happen. And when it does happen, it’s great to have this app on your phone. My home Scr.App.Book lets you take pictures of your home, place bar codes on your possessions and sorts them based on which they are in. Great to use while determining how much insurance you are going to file claim for.

Pros:

  • Useful for estimating insurance claim amount
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Errors reported while exporting inventory
  • Minor bugs

 10. Home Budget

Home Budget App

Runs on: Android, Windows, iOS
Rating: 4.2
Pricing: Free

A very popular money tracking app for homeowners. This is an integrated app designed to make your expense tracking simple. You can input your income and expenditures and and obtain assistance for budgeting.

Pros:

  • Photos of receipts and bills can be attached
  • Budget rollover

Cons:

  • UI not up to the mark
That’s our list of top 10 homeowner friendly apps. Do use them for an enhanced and easier homeownership. Now why don’t you tell us about your favorite home maintenance apps so that the other users could use them? We look forward to hearing your suggestions. Cheers folks!!


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