It’s been Budget week this week which tends to turn our thoughts turn to saving money. Here are some of our favourite money saving apps so get downloading and start saving some pennies straight away.

Tickety Split

Great little app created by the MoneySavingExpert team which can save you quite a bit of money on rail fares. It basically breaks down your train journey into several different tickets in order to find the cheapest fares for your route. You may end up with quite a few tickets and a strange combination of fares but you’re still travelling on the same train(s) and saving yourself a fair bit of dosh in the process.

0870

Fantastic idea for an app! If you’re fed up with spending a small fortune whilst listening to interminable hold music on expensive 0870, 0800 or 0845 numbers on your mobile, this app will cleverly convert those phone numbers to a 01 or 02 number which will just count as part of your free call allowance if you’re on a contract.

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If you’re always on the lookout for great value for money and the latest deals, this neat app lets you search for the best offers and discounts both nationally and locally to you. There are the usual restaurant and shopping discount deals as well as travel offers, entertainment and days-out offers.

iXpenseIt

Sort out your finances, keep track of your spending and create your own budgets with this handy app. Helps you to differentiate between your business and personal spending and there’s also a free ‘lite’ version of the app to try before you buy.

AA Parking

Not only can this app find the most convenient car-parks and on-street paid parking but it will also locate areas where you can park for free. Just search by location or by an address for real-time parking information, available spaces, opening hours and directions to the car park/parking you wish to head for.

My Supermarket Mobile

Check out the best supermarket grocery deals when you’re out and about so you can choose the cheapest supermarket for your particular shopping list. The app compares the prices of products and will also suggest cheaper alternatives.

Fuel School

A clever app which analyses your driving using GPS and offers you tips and advice on driving and car maintenance so you can maximise the number of miles you get out of your fuel. You can apparently save yourself up to 10% on future fuel costs.

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Recently updated, Google’s Shopper app compares information and prices on millions of products. You can search by scanning in a bar code, typing in the details or using the voice recognition search. If you want to find the best deal in your area, you can use the ‘Local’ button and the GPS will bring up the relevant retailers and locations closest to you.

Skype

If you haven’t got it already, it’s worth downloading to take advantage of Skype’s free calls, video calls and instant messaging to friends and family also on Skype in the UK and throughout the world.

Spendometer

One of the best apps for budgeting and monitoring your spending. You set yourself a weekly or monthly (or even daily!) budget for items and then tap in how much you spend as you buy things. Spendometer is a great tool to see where you money is going and to identify areas where you may be overspending and can rein in costs. You may even manage to save some money for a rainy day.