The Week in iOS Apps: Budge lets you track your expenses

This week we found an app that will let you avoid sticker shock at the supermarket checkout.

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Track your expenses

This week’s roundup includes an app that lets you tally up your costs as you push a shopping cart around the store. Plus music, news, and productivity apps.



Budge is a $1 app that lets you combine a shopping list and budget to create what it calls a (natch) “budgeted shopping list.” The idea? Keep a running tally of how much you’re spending as you load up the shopping cart, and make sure you don’t accidentally exceed your spending limits.



Disney Junior Magic Phone

The $3 Disney Junior Magic Phone lets your child interact with Mickey Mouse and Sofia the First in FaceTime conversations, games, and goofy songs. They can even receive texts and voicemails from Mickey, or get emotional support for big new events like doctor visits, plane trips, and more.



Open the $5 Doo and you’ll be greeted with a stack of cards, each featuring a task. Swipe up: The task is complete. Swipe down: It’s snoozed for later. Swipe left or right and you skip the card, sending the task to the back of the line. And if you have a really big project? The app can advise you how to break it down into digestible pieces and get it done.



myTuner lets you stream music from YouTube, create and organize playlists, and listen to 150 curated radio streaming services featuring a diverse array of genres. You can stream to any AirPlay supported device, and share the music with your friends.


News Republic

News Republic is a news aggregation app that, in its latest version, takes a turn toward being much more social. It now creates a personal news profile that  displays all the articles you shared, commented on and reacted to. You can follow friends and relatives, finding out what you have in common, or making for angrier-than-ever Thanksgiving conversations.



Today is a free “habit tracker,” using data collected by your iPhone to create dashboards that let you track your progress, keep notes, and take pictures of the tasks you complete along your journey.


Ulysses Mobile

The $20 Ulysses Mobile is text editor, streamlined enough to make composition clean and crisp, but loaded with enough tools to help you create a distinctive document. The latest update expands the app to the iPhone—and earned it a 5-mice review.



Viki is a Wikipedia-viewing app that eschews the online encyclopedia’s no-frills look for colors, fonts, and pictures to make the whole thing much, much prettier to look at.


Adobe Post

AdobePost (pictured) launched in Version 2.0 of the “social graphics” app .... Wikipedia’s official app has updated with simpler navigation and improved search … Google Docs has updated with word count and iPad Pro support.

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