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35 Best Apps for New Homeowners

Moving into a new house is fraught with endless to-do lists, maintenance requests, and bill reminders, so it is easy to get caught up and forget something. Sometimes, the sticky notes on the fridge just don’t cut it.

Luckily, with smartphone technology ever advancing, many applications can help new homeowners with various tasks and reminders.

Here are the 35 best apps to download today!

Home Security
• ADT Pulse

Monitor your house’s security systems with this app. You can connect your home alarm, motion detector, security cameras, and other safety gadgets directly to your smartphone and get notifications if issues arise.

• Vivint Smart Home

If you have smart home security, this is the app for you. With a Vivint customer account, you can lock and unlock doors, see and talk to visitors via your doorbell cameras, adjust the lights, and much more, all from your phone.

Virtual To-Do Lists, Reminders, & Trackers
• Any.do

If you are looking for a general organizer and task manager to install on your smartphone, look no further than Any.do. This app is a mobile to-do list that syncs with your laptop, tablet, and more, so you are never without your list.

• BillMinder

Never lose track of your bills again with BillMinder. The app helps homeowners by streamlining electric and water bills and credit card and phone bills right in your pocket.

• BrightNest

This app allows homeowners to list tasks, assign responsibilities, and work through the tiring process of maintaining and organizing their new home. BrightNest even includes pictures and tutorials for a variety of tasks!

• Chime

True to its name, this app will notify you when bills are due and help new homeowners to stay on top of their finances. Automate your bills and get reminders when it’s time to pay with a mobile payment account within the app.

• Remember the Milk

Not only is this a great productivity and time management app, but it’s also useful for many people in the house. You can share to-do lists with other people in the household to help with reminders and task management.

• Planta

Get yourself a pocket botanist with this smartphone app. Homeowners can track their indoor and outdoor plants’ health and get tips and tricks for great plant care. Plus, you can identify plant illnesses and get remedies right away.

Get to Know Your Neighborhood
• AllTrails

Take some time off from moving into your new home and hit the trails around you! With this app, you can search thousands of areas in your local area for hiking, running, or biking. Choose results by filtering for difficulty and length.

You can even see photos of the trails submitted by other users and find kid and dog-friendly options. Read trail reviews and get directions easily right on the app.

• AroundMe

Especially if you are new to an area, you might want to explore the things around your new home. AroundMe is a great way to find out what services and stores are nearby. 

Once you put in the ZIP code, the app will locate nearby gas stations, restaurants, banks, and more in your immediate vicinity, including reviews and a map view for easy directions.

• BringFido

Do you find yourself wondering what kind of dog-friendly activities are offered in your new city or town? Or perhaps what locations allow dogs to accompany their humans for an outdoor meal or cup of coffee?

Just input your location to the app, and BringFido will show you all the pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, events, and activities where your furry friend will be welcome.

• Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Resident Directory

Get to know the neighbors with the help of this HOA directory app. Homeowners can also keep records of notices and fines in your building for security measures and contact property managers if there is an issue.

• NextDoor

Meet the neighbors in a whole new manner by using the online, local community that NextDoor offers. Chat with your immediate neighbors, keep up with events in the community, and even get tips on the next best coffee place.

Painting Projects
• Benjamin Moore Color Capture App

If you are faced with a painting project in your new house, this app will be a lifesaver. Benjamin Moore’s paint colors come in a wide variety of hues and finishes, leaving your imagination easily inspired with mobile swatches.

You can sample colors around you, project potential shades on your walls, and then have the app explore its database of over 3,500 swatch options to find the perfect paint color for you.

• ColorsSnap Visualizer

Try out any Sherwin-Williams paint colors on your walls before committing to the first paint stroke. With an augmented reality camera experience, you can ensure a particular hue is suitable for your surroundings.

• Home Depot Project Color

Use this color visualizer to quickly see how your space would look in a particular hue. Home Depot also offers swatches from different paint companies, giving you plenty of options to fit your price point.

Design Advice, Inspo, & More
• Remodelista App

Read the latest design news and browse through pictures and products that professional designers recommend. If you opt for the paid version of the application, you can even manage bookmarks and favorites.

• roOomy

Let your imagination run wild when it comes to decorating and download roOomy. Homeowners can create the space of their dreams by furnishing digital rooms and refer to it later while shopping for home goods yourself!

• Everything But The House

A compilation of decor and furnishing marketplaces, this app truly contains everything you need. Browse estate sale finds and bid against other shoppers with the ease of an eBay-style experience.

• Havenly

This app combines the inspiration of Pinterest with consultant tips to make it happen within your home. Redecorating is made easy by pairing homeowners with designers based on budget, style, and preference.

• Home Depot App

Browse and order items from The Home Depot warehouses directly to your door. Whether you need appliances, decorating supplies, gardening goods, or renovation products, Home Depot has the prices and stocks you need.

• Houzz

Houzz is one of the best apps for redecorating your house. Whether you desire a room change, are actively planning a remodel, or searching for the perfect furnishings, browse various styles and prices with Houzz.

• iScape

Ideal for designing your outdoor spaces, new homeowners can use iScape to take a photo of your garden and revamp it virtually. Experiment with flowers, bushes, and furniture in the space through your camera lens.

• MagicPlan

Scan your space with the camera and upload it to MagicPlan to make arranging your room simple. Use the app’s built-in markers and camera to map out what the new floor plan should look like right on your phone.

• The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius

If you are faced with a daunting DIY project in your new home, fear not– this app has thousands of tips, tutorials, and guidance for you. Research hacks for getting projects done faster and get step-by-step instructions.

Find Services at Your Fingertips
• Angie’s List

Angie’s List is a handy directory of various service providers, utility suppliers, and contractors right on your smartphone. This app has over 700 categories of services and contacts that you might need in your new home.

With reviews submitted by app users, you can safely determine the quality of potential contractors, including the job, cost, and customer service. This directory includes information on services available across America.

• Bin There Dump That

If you have a large amount of waste from the moving process, this trash cleanup app can help with it. Compiling dumpsters, hauling, and junk services across America, you can schedule removal straight from your phone.

• GreenPal

Let your lawn care needs get handled by trained professionals via GreenPal. You can browse lawn maintenance from your phone, then schedule and pay for next-day services without you even having to be home at the time.

• myDECRA

Tackle your roof remodel with myDECRA and make the job more manageable. Measure roof angles with the app and virtually add colors and shape changes. Once you have settled on a design, seamlessly contact a roofer right on the app.

Handy Tools
• Bubble Level

If you are ever in a pinch when hanging art or leveling a countertop, you can simply reach for your pocket. The Bubble Level app turns your smartphone into a level, AR ruler, or even a metal detector to help with household chores.

• iHandy Carpenter

Rely on your smartphone to become a variety of digital tools, including a ruler, protractor, surface level, or bubble level bar.

Virtual Documentation
• Centriq

As a mobile dashboard for appliance repairs and other maintenance needs around the home, Centriq keeps track of all your essential data. With user manuals, warranty information, and product labels, it’s a great resource.

• DocuSign

Eliminate at least a portion of the endless paperwork associated with buying a home with DocuSign. Digitize your contracts and other documents, and sign them on any device. DocuSign will automatically sync to other platforms.

• Encircle

Encircle is a handy app to collect and contain any photos that you want to take of your house. Whether you are an owner, renter, or simply cautious, Encircle keeps track of photos you take of your home’s interior.

• OneReceipt

Remove some of the receipts that tend to pile up with OneReceipt. The app allows you to track your shopping habits, identify where you can cut back on spending, and digitize receipts all on your smartphone.

Moving into a new house comes with a long list of responsibilities and endless to-do lists. Luckily, apps like the ones above are there to help make your life a little easier.

For more information for new homeowners, check out a few tips on lawn care.

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