iPhone plus Ikea = Smart iDea

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Anything that makes it easier to get through flat-pack retailer Ikea with your budget and at least part of your weekend still intact is a good thing, right? These two Scandanavian-furniture-loving software developers sure thought so. Prepare to put down your Ikea golf pencil forever in favor of these two genius-y iPhone apps:
SwedeShop
Basically a digital version of the familiar Ikea-provided shopping list. Spaces to enter item name, price, and location - but also other important info like notes, photos, and where the item falls on your priority list. Maybe most importantly, SwedeShop provides a budget tracker, subtracting each item's price out of your total allowance and alerting you when you've gone over-budget.

iShopFlat
Seems to have a similar tool-set as SwedeShop, but with a slightly different interface. Still includes budget tracking, which is especially key when navigating those final 50 yards to the checkout area, littered with too-cheap-to-resist tchotchkes and bric-a-brac!

Now go forth and shop smartly. With the help of these two clever apps, you should even have enough left over for a vanilla cone and a plate of meatballs.

Via IkeaHacker. Take some extra help from Ikea before you even get to the store, with their online inventory checker!
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

Find a New Home

Buy
Rent
Value
Powered by Zillow

From Our Partners