This week, the top app we’re showcasing is all about keeping your life in order. OneReceipt helps you maintain track of all your receipts whether they’re printed or digital. Our other top apps include a great app for would-be chefs, another for sports fans, one for people who enjoy great photography and one for people who want their shopping experience simplified.
Potential hoarders, your salvation has arrived in the form of OneReceipt. OneReceipt is an app that captures pictures of your paper receipts and stores them in the cloud so you can have access to them whenever you want. OneReceipt also provides a special @onereceipt email address that you can use to load copies of your online receipts. At the end of each month OneReceipt will prepare a monthly spending summary so you can see where all your money is going.
Wolfgang Puck’s Live Love Eat! app has a little bit of everything for the food-friendly iPhone user. There are recipes, video demos and cooking tips for some of Puck’s favorite dishes. You can even keep a grocery list as you work your way through the recipes. If you’re not feeling like cooking yourself, you can make reservations at one of Puck’s restaurants right from the app. You can even plan a catered party at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant complete with a to-do list, catering list and contact list.
FanCake puts sports fans in control of a game within the game they’re watching. For every live sporting event, FanCake creates a game thread that anyone with the FanCake app can log-in to and participate in. During the game, the thread will contain moments where the players must try to predict an upcoming event, and a correct prediction earns the player points. Similarly, during big moments in the game, medals will flash across the iPhone screen and the player that tapes the medal gets to add it to their game score. At the end of each contest, the player with the most points is declared the winner. FanCake also keeps track of each player’s career stats, so players have a real record of how seriously they take their fanhood.
PayDragon is an emerging app that could be essential in short order. The app has partnered with a number of restaurants and shops in Austin, Los Angeles and New York in order to provide one-click purchasing. No more waiting in lines to buy something. You just make your purchase over the app with a single tap and then go into the store and pick it up. The app keeps track of your receipts so you can see your past purchases, and even offers exclusive deals for its participating merchants.
National Geographic Today (Free)
National Geographic Today strives to provide a multimedia-centric look at all that National Geographic has to offer. The iPad app features the award-winning photography of the magazine prominently, and supplements those photos with great videos, articles and quizzes to keep users coming back. Users can share their favorite parts of the app with their friends on Facebook and Twitter with a tap of a button, too.