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Just wondering along with the normal zoopla and rightmove etc apps, what are the best apps people have found for property? In terms of education? sourcing? law? tenants, tradesman or even property games?

 

Looking for some other ways to better my education from my smartphone. 

 

cheers

 

Phil

 

 

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Serious answer: Notes app if by far the most useful and under rated app. Anytime I get a mortgage broker, solicitor recommendation, or website, into the notes app it goes. Easy to then use the search function to pull it all out. I know there's favourites and mobile phone contacts for the same purpose but imo nothing beats being able to add a context to said info - even add a recommended by X so you know where you got the information from in the first place when you access it perhaps months/years down the line.

 

A good GTD app I use: todoist. Rob and Rob prob recommend Trello but I've not used it yet.

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Not very property specific but I also swear by a good notes app, personally I use Google Keep https://keep.google.com/ so I can access it from my desktop as well as mobile.  Great for recording quick suggestions in text, scribbles or voice recordings.

 

If it's a todo that needs noting, then Remember The Milk is my favourite - having tried many over the years, it's just quick and simple. https://www.rememberthemilk.com/

 

Property specific - I use (my own, please forgive the self promotion but I really do use it personally) https://www.patma.co.uk/prospector/ for tracking properties I'm interested in, quick calculations on what different prices would mean, noting questions I want to ask at viewings and then the answers as well.  I also use it for self managing my properties but that's much less exciting.  :-)

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Buy to Let Mortgage sourcing app.

 

It's free and available online or via an app. Basically its a rate finder and calculator. It lists all the latest buy to let mortgages and lets you search via your specific requirements:

 

- Property value

- Loan amount

- LTV

- Rent pcm

- Initial product term (i.e. 2, 3, 5 years etc)

- Mortgage term (i.e. 20 years)

- Fixed/variable

- Purchase/remortgage

 

You can get quotes which show how much you would pay each month/over the whole term on both interest only or capital and interest repayment. Includes lots of other info. 

 

There are also options to search for BTL mortgages for:

 

- Ltd company borrowers

- HMOs

- Portfolio Landlords.  

 

You can find it online here:http://www.mortgagesforbusiness.co.uk 

 

or for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/buy-to-let/id545679085?ls=1&mt=8

 

or for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.mortgagesforbusiness.buytoletapp&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0 

 

 

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There are some good suggestions here.

 

I will contribute two of my favourite apps.

 

1. Genius Scan (https://www.thegrizzlylabs.com/), this is fantastic for scanning and sending or storing documents. It works really well, you can email, store or send to GDrive/Dropbox etc. This is just for IOS and there is a free version, but I happily paid a few $ for the full version. This app is especially useful when completing mortgage applications and you need to send recent bank statements and other documents.

 

2 MileIQ is THE app for recording business mileage. It automatically records all journeys, which with a swipe you can define as either business or pleasure. It starts to learn your regular trips and it will auto-classify (with your agreement) say a regular trip to a particular property or location. The app produces reports that can be sent to your bookkeeper or you can use for your tax return. There is a limited free version, the full cost is around £45 which is expensive, but don't worry this will easily pay for itself. I was amazed how many journeys I was missing in my record keeping, and I think I recouped the cost within a couple of months. My suggestion, try the free version to see how well it works, and then upgrade if you think it worthwhile.  This works on IOS and Android and there is a browser login too. Try it and let me know what you think. https://www.mileiq.com/

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I have tried MileIQ as suggested by the Robs and was very impressed with it at first. However, not long after I started using it it started to ignore journeys and then started to wipe out weeks worth of trips. I removed it and then re-installed it and it worked just fine for a few days but then started to remove or not record journeys. When it worked I really liked it.

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MileIQ really didn't like me.  I suspect it's because the main journey I do at the moment is to and from a house with no mobile phone signal closer than a mile away and no broadband installed at the moment - it never ever managed to pick up the return leg and I think it's because it hadn't been able to transmit that it's finished the outward one.  I've uninstalled it.

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