FIVE OF THE BEST MONEY-SAVING SMARTPHONE APPS

RED LASER
Ever wondered if you can buy something cheaper online? Now you can know. Red Laser is a barcode scanning app that allows you to compare like-for-like products on shopping websites such as TheFind, Google Product Search, eBay and Half.com.
Free, available on iPhone and Android.

SPOTIFY
That good old money-saving classic for your desktop is now available in app form. For £5 a month, you can get all the music you want wherever you are. You can wirelessly sync all of your music on to your handset too. It’s super cost effective if you buy more than five tracks a month.

Free, available on iPhone and Android.

EASYMONEY
Monitor your finances throughout the month as you move about on this budgeting app. You can track your cash on each of your accounts, schedule in bills, set budgets and if it all goes wrong you can conjure up graphs to show you where you spent too much.
Free, available on Android.

VOUCHERCLOUD
This app pinpoints your location using GPS and then tells you what offers and discounts are available nearby. Just select the offer you are interested in and then the voucher is delivered to your phone. This week there are offers from Odeon, Pizza Express and Strada.

Free, available on iPhone and Android.

PETROLPRICES PRO
Don’t waste time or money driving around town looking for the cheapest petrol. This app from PetrolPrices.com will hunt down the cheapest pump nearby. You can search by proximity to your location using GPS and also by postcode.

£2.99, available on iPhone.