by Hayley Tsukayama


As politicians wrestle with the country’s finances, gadget lovers can keep their own fiscal houses in order with apps such as Doxo, which helps keep track of bills and cut down on clutter. Scan in your bills or have your service providers send statements straight to this app. You can also pay from the app, which uses a PIN to secure your sensitive information.

Free, for iOS and Android devices.


Which stocks are buzzing? Check in with the crowd through this app, which shows you what people are talking about and what’s climbing and falling in the market today. Set up a watchlist of stocks you want to keep an eye on, and organize tweets by ticker. You make your own profile on StockTwits, but you can also share your updates on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to add to the larger conversation.
Free, for iOS and Android devices.

Thomson Reuters Marketboard

This iPad-only app organizes global market data in a visually stunning, easy-to-read format while also keeping a handle on the latest investor news. The app has a bit more flash than substance — it doesn’t offer a lot of in-depth information for free — but it’s a good aggregator of the public stock information that’s out there. For example, it provides a snapshot of big events coming up in the week to help investors plan their next moves. The app will also work with, but doesn’t require, subscriptions to the Thomson One service for deeper information on companies. Free, for iPad.