There is no doubt that certain apps can help save time and effort in the long run. The process of finding the right apps for landlords can consume large amounts of time. How much time have you spent browsing through the app store, reading descriptions and scanning reviews? It can be a time warping experience. Let’s make it simple. We researched and wrote Cool Tools: Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Investors and now we bring you more tried and true apps to pick from. Thank us later.


Free – In-app Personal Edition is a one time fee of $39.99
Yes, it is really only one time, not a subscription.

If you download only one new app from this list, then Landlordy is the one to get. Landlordy organizes your single or multifamily rentals all in one place. Enter your rental unit data, send rent invoices, receipts and/or copies of documents to your residents or yourself.

There is a screen with all relevant tenant information, including tenant phone and email, photos, lease details, fees and notes. Pretty solid, right? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. After you enter the data, Landlordy sends you reminders for regular checks and maintenances for essential appliances like gas furnaces, smoke and CO detectors. Yes, all of those little details in one place. You can add information on appliances, attach user manuals, notes, error codes and photos to access them easily. Landlordy has tutorials and a useful blog on their website.


Free for 2GB account – Premium plans start at $9.99 per month

Dropbox has become essential in today’s world of sharing and managing files. Dropbox backs up and uses file synchronization between mobile devices and Windows, Mac or Linux computers. It helps you keep your most important files safe – online or offline. Many other apps, including Landlordy work with Dropbox to keep documents, videos or photos organized. This is how business is done. No one wants to spend time with their file cabinet.


Free – In-app purchase for Pro-features from $5.99

Scanbot is another one of the top apps that works seamlessly with Dropbox. Scanbot is, literally, a document scanner in your phone or tablet. That’s amazing in itself, right? Just hold your mobile device over a document and Scanbot will automatically detect it, take the scan and even make corrections. Choose PDF or JPEG file formats for your new scans, and they will be automatically uploaded to your Dropbox account. You can scan all kinds of media: contracts, receipts, business cards, whiteboards, flip charts notes, newspaper articles, as well as barcodes and QR codes. Your mobile office just got easier.

PDF Expert 5


PDF files are part of everyday life. Hands down, it is one of most universal formats to send a document to another person. Almost any computing device can view them and they will almost always display as needed with formatting and layout intact across all manner of platforms and devices. PDF Expert 5 is for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text, sign and even merge other PDFs. Here is another app that uses Dropbox integration.

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Theresa Bradley-Banta writes about investing in real estate while avoiding the pitfalls that plague many new investors. She is a 2017 PropTech Top 100 Influencer and winner of 14 American and International real estate awards for her website and real estate investing programs. As featured on: The Equifax Finance Blog, AOL’s Daily Finance, Scotsman Guide, The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show, Stevie Awards Blog, Rental Housing Journal, and Investors Beat among others.

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