January has gained a reputation to be the “poorest” month of the year for unsurprising reason: it is time to take responsibility for all the holiday indulgent shopping. But fret not, Swedish App Scene proudly brings you some of the best mobile apps that can help you survive that, and even save more money in 2017. Read on if you are a student having a hard time with Sweden’s high cost of living, a parent determined to save up for the family summer getaway, or simply a conscious consumer trying to get the best value for the money. These apps may not save lives, but they will save you money, which certainly helps materialize those new year resolutions. Time to download and appify your savings!
Matpriskollen is the perfect application for those who do groceries. Matpriskollen has the biggest groceries databank in Sweden, covering over 3000 local stores by ICA, Coop, Willys, City Gross, Hemköp, Lidl et cetera. The app offers groceries discount prices (up to 25% lower than ord.prices) and put them into groups for easier access. It also sends notifications of your favourite items at your favourite grocery store, and provides recipe suggestion. Creating shopping list has never been easier, and you get the best bang for the buck from shopping with the app, all free and at your service.
This is the app for you gadget lovers out there with a gadget lying around but don’t use it that often, or want to try out some new tools without making the purchase. The concept is simple: rent or for rent. Don’t let that camera collecting dust on the shelf while you can rent it out to someone for the weekend. Want to try your hands at DJ-ing for the Saturday party? Rent all the equipments on Hygglo and impress everyone. The app offers everything from cars, boats to tools, party tents, machines, etc. Furthermore, Hygglo is connected to BankID to ensure security for all parties. You’ve got to admit it, there are some logics to its motto – “Why own when you can rent? Rent owns!”
Kaching – Grupp budget & utgifter
The name is self-explanatory, this is the ultimate app for family, lovers and group of friends who want to save up together for a shared cause. Kaching is fairly simple to use: set up a monthly budget, the app will help you watch your figures so you don’t end up overspending. Invite your partners or friends, and you’ll get a full review of who spend what, motivating all parties to start saving up for that summer holiday that you all look forward to.
“Last Grab is the last minute travel, though for restaurants.” The app offers last vacancies at top restaurants in Sweden, and in addition to that, you get the best deals and better prices – from 10% to 50% off the food bill! No need for phone call reservations, you can easily book the table on the app, while seeing how many vacancies are left and getting awesome offers from your favourite restaurants. Last Grab is perfect for busy people who are not as good with planning, or someone who’s up for a spontaneous food treat.
—- And don’t forget to check out our app reviews on Dreams and Karma, these two deserve to be on this list for their innovative concepts and will definitely help you realize your financial goal sooner than you think!
We hope this will give you some ideas on how to start saving in 2017. Follow us for more updates on the Swedish mobile application industry!