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5 Essential Phone Apps

October 17, 2018

Apps. We all love ‘em and there are millions available, but most aren't worth your attention (pimple popper anyone?) We’ve highlighted 5 that we’ve tested, regularly use and approve to help you get better organized, stay secure, save important info, and efficiently manage your finances.  For those of you with an iPhone, we’ve included a link to download in the Apple App Store. Check them out and let us know what you think.


Document ScanningFor pictures, business and personal docs, recipes, notes from the kids, etc.

Adobe Scan

The free Adobe Scan PDF scanner app turns your device into a powerful portable PDF scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR). 

More than just a PDF scanner. Use this mobile document scanner to turn anything — receipts, notes, documents, photos, business cards, whiteboards — into an Adobe PDF with text you can reuse from each PDF and photo scan. 

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Password ManagerOne stop shop for password protection and storage

Norton Password Manager

Designed to be easier than ever to use, Norton Password Manager for iPhone and iPad saves all your usernames and passwords and syncs them across your devices. 

With a new built-in password generator, you can create secure, unique passwords for all your accounts right within the app. Save addresses and wallet information like credit cards and bank accounts, so you can quickly fill out online forms for faster checkout when shopping. 

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Virtual Private Network: Secure browsing on any network

TunnelBear VPN

A free, incredibly simple app to browse the Internet privately and securely.

The beautiful TunnelBear app protects your online privacy, lets you access your favorite websites & apps, and secures your connection on public WiFi hotspots.

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To-do List: Organize the essentials, get stuff done. 


A simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-dos from anywhere.

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Financial Planning: Access to budgeting and financial planning tools to plan and take control of your finances.  If you'd like to take it for a test run, let us know.


The RightCapital app provides a clear, complete, and simple way for you to view and track your financial life and connect with your financial advisor. The RightCapital app allows your financial advisor to give you the ability to see all of your financial accounts and investments in one place at any time, track your expenses, and receive notifications on upcoming tasks.

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Want more info? We discuss these apps on our Essential Apps Podcast. Listen HERE

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