16 Apps Everyone Who Lives In A Shared House Needs

Live appily ever after.

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1. Splitwise

 

Split rent and utilities with ease using Splitwise. You and your housemates can enter your house-related expenses on the go and arrange to be notified of what’s been paid and when, and you can always access a complete expense report.

Get it for iOS and Android.

2. IOU

 

Use IOU to manage debts between housemates. You can use the app to record and share what you and your housemates owe each other for rent and utilities, and even schedule repayments.

Get it for iOS, Android, and Windows.

3. Venmo

 

Use Venmo to send money instantly for free to your housemates to keep all of your debts square. For effect, rain cash on your housemates with Stacks.

Get it for iOS and Android.

4. HomeSlice

 

Share messages and keep track of bills and chores with HomeSlice, a clever app designed specifically for housemates. The app is easy to update and sends notifications to your housemates when something needs done, or when you’ve completed a household task.

Get it for iOS and Android.

5. OurGroceries

 

Share grocery lists with your housemates instantly, and keep them informed about what’s been crossed off and what’s left to buy.

Get it for iOS and Android.

6. Wunderlist

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Use Wunderlist to share shopping and to-do lists with your housemates. Create multiple lists and send notifications when tasks have been completed so no one’s in the dark.

Available for iOS, Android, and Windows.

7. Chorma

 

Assign and claim household chores between your housemates, and notify everyone once they’re done. You can also set up individual and group rewards for completing tasks to make household chores a bit more fun.

Get it for iOS.

8. Handy

 

Use Handy to hire cleaners and professional household services from plumbing and Ikea construction to keeping your shared house clean and hassle free. The app promises next-day appointments and background-checked professionals.

Get it for iOS.

9. Tody

 

Set up Tody to keep track of basic household cleaning tasks, and the app will update you on how long it’s been since a task was last done.

Get it for iOS.

10. Chooserr

 

If you’ve got a good relationship with your housemates, turn chores and shared expenses into a game with Chooserr. The app lets you call dibs or “not it” on tasks and expenses, or you can let the app choose who will do what. Great for small expenses and little tasks, but best not to use it when arranging the rent.

Get it for iOS.

11. UpTo

 

Sync calendars with your housemates using UpTo so you can keep track of who will be home when and schedule household tasks, bill payments, and house socials.

Get it for iOS and Android.

12. GroupMe

 

Share messages and easily chip in on expenses by creating a group for your housemates on GroupMe.

Get it for iOS, Android, and Windows.

13. Fairshare

 

Manage expenses, to-do lists, groceries, and group messages in one place with this clever app designed specifically for house shares.

Get it for iOS and Android.

14. Organizer To-Do

 

The app, designed for families, is great for any shared household. You can use one app to keep track of grocery lists, house schedules, and to-do lists.

Get it for iOS.

15. White Noise

 

Shut out noisy housemates and escape some shared-house stress with White Noise. The app is designed to relax you and help you fall asleep faster and deeper, so even if there’s a party upstairs, you’re ready for work the next morning.

Get it for iOS and Android.

16. Simply Being

 

You may not have the place to yourself, but you do have your mind to yourself. Use Simply Being for personalised meditations to find your zen even when your house doesn’t have any.

Get it for iOS and Android.

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