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Gift List

Developer: Gennubi

One of the best ways to save money is to start with a budget, and Gift List allows you to do just that.

It’s not the only app out there that can help you create a budget, but it’s one of the easiest — and it’s free. Its simplicity also makes it more likely that you will keep using it throughout the hectic holiday season.

So before you hit the mall or fire up the computer, set up a budget for all of the people on your gift list, then make note of the gifts you want to buy and how much they cost, and Gift List will keep a running tally, making it easy to see if you are about to bust the bank.

If you want other features such as password protection (to keep prying eyes from spying what you’ve purchased), or a checklist of what gifts have been wrapped and mailed, or the ability to email the list to someone, you might want to consider other apps, such as Erik Eggleston’s Christmas List or mSeven Software’s Gift List Manager, which offer some of these features for a small fee.

Photo: Gennubi