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Top 3 iPhone Apps for Personal Finance Management - December 2012


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Slice iPhone App Keeps Your Online Shopping Organized
Slice mobile app organizes online shopping, tracks shipping and makes returns easier.

Slice iPhone App \ Price Drops and Shipment Tracking

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If you do a lot of shopping online, you have to try Slice. Add the email addresses you use when you shop online and this free app organizes purchases, even those made on Groupon or Living Social. Slice also recognizes digital orders from iTunes, Kindle and Netflix movie rentals, and it works with online orders from thousands of merchants.

Slice works by processing the emails that come in to confirm your online purchases and then those items show up in the app. You'll need an email addy set up with Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL or iCloud/Mobile Me to use Slice. Gmail through Google Apps works as does Yahoo! Mail through att.net, frontier.net, pacbell.net, sbcglobal.net and bellsouth.net. The app does not literally get into your email, but I recommend that you set up one dedicated just for online shopping. Slice can accommodate up to five email addresses.

Beyond organizing the stuff you buy online, Slice can let you know when your order ships from UPS, FedEx or USPS. From there, your order is tracked until it reaches your door step so you can see when it will deliver.

Slice is also included in my list of free mobile apps that make product returns easier, where I explain how this app shows you return policies when you click on a receipt and how it sends price drop alerts. Some retailers have a policy that states if a price drops for an item you bought within so many weeks after making the purchase, the retailer will refund the difference. Slice automatically alerts you to price drops for your purchase so you can get some cash back in your wallet.

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