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Holiday App & Computer Software Helpers



The holidays are fast approaching, so now is the time to get serious about your holiday shopping. Sadly, a holiday shopping spree often costs more than you’d like to spend. So, we searched and found some of the best apps and computer programs to save you time and money.


Personal Shoppers


Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to hire a pro or to enlist the help of an adventurous friend or family member to help pick perfect gifts. However, if you would like help, several apps point you in the right direction. One such app is Swirl, which tells you about the latest fashion trends, organizes preferred looks, offers updates from your favorite stores, and can help you find items you need.


Another great personal shopper app is Best Decision. This app allows you to choose the brand, style, price, and location, then locates suitable options. Best Decision offers many product categories, from sporting goods and tech to clothing.


Best Deals


After you’ve decided what you’ll buy for each person, make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. This is where apps like PriceBlink and BradsDeals come in handy. These apps can give you instant price comparisons, handpicked deals, coupons, and more.


Earn Rewards


What’s better than earning rewards while shopping? Apps like Groupon Rewards are super easy to use and could save you hundreds of dollars. The process begins by you registering your credit or debit card with the platform, and then when you visit a participating store, purchases made on that card earn you points.


Groupon Rewards allows you to set spending goals with certain merchants, and when you reach the goal, you unlock exclusive content. Other reward apps include ShopKick and FatWallet. Just remember that because you are registering your credit card, it’s vital to ensure that the platforms are legitimate.



Shopping Lists

Now that you know what you’re shopping for, the most cost-effective place to buy it, and how you can get rewarded, you need an app to track everything! Evernote is a great option and is available across nearly every platform, which allows you to digitally store your information with audio recordings, text, or photos. This site is versatile and will enable you to conduct searches across all your content, from images to handwritten notes!


Financial Tracking



One of the biggest keys to holiday shopping is tracking your spending and staying within your budget. Among the highest-rated of all financial tracking apps is Mint. This site allows you to keep on top of all your finances, as it will enable you to track transactions and balances from one central place and prevent you from financially overextending yourself.


Slice is another excellent app which is especially helpful for the holiday frenzy. This app allows you to track orders, organize receipts from anywhere, and receive notifications when prices drop. Slice also features smart analytics, which shows where you spend your money by category and store.


In today’s digital world, there is an app for everything, so it’s only natural there are apps and programs to help with holiday shopping. Just remember to always try to practice safe online shopping, as you don’t want to compromise your personal or financial security or download a virus to your computer. In the event you do accidentally download a virus, give us a call immediately, and the experts at 208 Geek will repair your computer.


About 208Geek in Meridian, Idaho

Owner/Operator Jacob Van Vliet began building and repairing computer systems for friends and family out of his home in 2001. Jacob was receiving so many requests for computer repair, that in the Fall of 2005, he opened 208 Geek with the vision of providing outstanding service and peace of mind. He has committed 208 Geek to delivering unparalleled, friendly, and professional service, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


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