Some apps deserve long, full reviews.
Others are best reviewed in video.
Others still are neat little gems but don’t take a whole lot to explain. That’s the idea behind…
Quick Apps- Quick Looks At Apps That Are Worth A Look
Today’s Quick App- CardStar
I try to keep as little in my wallet as possible. My license, a few credit cards, my AAA card and that’s about it. It makes my wallet light and thin but it also means that all those specialty cards that build points or get discounts are never with me when I go shopping. That’s no longer the case thanks to CardStar, a small, free app that recreates the bar codes for all your store cards right on your iPhone.
When you start the app you are greeted by all your store cards. If it is the first time using the app the screen will be blank. Tap the “+” to add a new card.
On the lower left you can choose basic or advanced mode. Basic mode is simple and quick and, thanks to a fairly large database of stores, is likely all you need. Advanced comes into play when a store isn’t in the database.
Tapping on “merchant” brings you to a list of categories. If you aren’t sure which category your store is in you can choose the “All Merchants” tab and see all of the stores in the database. It just means you’ll have to scroll more.
Selecting the type of store brings up a list of known options. As you can see the “iggees” are here but it isn’t an extensive list. If yours isn’t there you can always go to the advanced mode.
From there it is as simple as adding your card number.
The app does the rest… converting the number into the barcode that the store clerk would have scanned when you handed them the card… only now they’ll scan your iPhone.
How neat is that??? Best of all the app is FREE! Grab it here.