The Best Apps For Your Home!

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We’ve all heard the saying, “there’s an app for that,” because today, there really is an app for everything. Technology has made communicating, traveling, working and even meeting people easier than ever. They’ve helped improve so many aspects of our lives, and your home shouldn’t be any different. So check out our list of the best apps to help simplify and improve your life in your home.

SavingStar

This E-coupon app gives you kickbacks for the stuff you want and need on a usual basis. You simply pay the normal price for things like food and household supplies, and the savings from the coupons add up in the app. Once you reach $5 in savings, you can choose to add it to your bank account, redeem as an Amazon gift card or donate to a charity. What a great way to manage your spare change! 

WeMo

 Imagine if everything you had to plug into the wall at home became a smart device… your microwave, curing iron, coffee maker. With WeMo, they can be. You won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn anything off ever again, since now you can just check your smartphone and switch it off from anywhere! Program certain appliances or equipment on a schedule, so your coffee could be ready and waiting for you when you wake up. There is an initial $80 charge, but the automation is unlimited!

ZipList

Love to cook? Ziplist helps you digitize your shopping list with ingredients from recipes of your choosing. With over 300,000 recipes stored from popular sites like Martha Stewart and Food.com, you can pull your favorites and send the ingredients directly to your shopping list, or email them to family and friends. Finally, grocery shopping made easy!

Houzz

Everything you could possibly need to know about design and improvement is all within the social network of Houzz. Browse an extensive collection of articles, photos and discussions from dedicated home design enthusiast and experts, while connecting with them for consultation on your own DIY projects. Whether you simply need some inspiration or are looking for a local professional, everything you need is right here!

Handy

Sometimes a DIY guide just isn’t going to cut it for the home improvement project at hand. If you don’t have the time or skills to get the job done, Handy is here to help. Just like an Uber for handymen, this app allows you to browse specialized (background-checked) professionals in various cities across the US. You can book and pay securely within the app for any home improvements from AC installation, leaky pipes, electric and more.

Alarm.com

This app works with your choice of an Alarm.com-enabled system to give you full control over your home. In addition to normal remote-monitoring capabilities such as activating your home security from another location, the app’s integrated GPS system knows when you’re home or out in order to adjust temperature, lights and more automatically. Push notifications can tell you when your kids arrive home, or when things are left open or on as they leave.

DirecTV

Turn your iPad or smartphone into a portable TV to watch hit movies and show from anywhere. Forget to set your DVR to record your favorite show? You can do it on the go! The latest updates also enable voice control, so if your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can simply tell your commands to the app, and it will record or search as you wish!

Apps have not only made it easy to find help and guidance for improvements inside the home, but have made it possible to protect and enjoy our homes from anywhere! Whether you’re tackling a new home project or planning for an upcoming vacation, check out which of these best apps can help you!

Simms Development builds new urban townhomes in downtown Dayton and other surrounding areas including Centerville and Springboro, OH.  Please visit www.simmsdev.com for more information.

 

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