If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, did you know there is a growing number of free apps you can use to help you find an apartment?
The iTunes App Store doesn't group apartment search apps into their own section -- you'll instead find them buried among unrelated apps in various categories, such as Business, Lifestyle, Navigation, and Utilities. So, for your convenience, I've put together a listing of popular iPhone and iPod touch apps that aim to help apartment hunters with their search for the perfect rental.
After searching for an app, read its description and reviews, so you know what others think of the product. Then, download the app and go apartment hunting!
Free Apps for iPhone and iPod touch
- ApartmentFinder (Network Communications Inc.)
- Apartments (Apartment Guide / Primedia)
- Apartments by ForRent.com (Cellit Mobile Marketing)
- Apartment Search by RENTCafé (Yardi Systems, Inc.)
- Apartment Search by UDR, Inc. (limited to UDR-owned rentals) (UDR, Inc.)
- Apartments, Homes @ Rent.com, an eBay Company (Rent.com)
- Apartments.com - Apartments for rent (Classified Ventures, LLC)
- Complete Rentals - Apartments and Homes (Visionary Apps)
- Craigslist Housing Maps - CribQ (Hug Sandwich)
- Homes.com Real Estate - Homes & Apartments, For Sale, For Rent (Homes.com)
- Hotpads.com (Hotpads.com)
- MyNewPlace Apartments and Homes for Rent (MyNewPlace.com)
- PadMapper Apartment Search (PadMapper, Inc.)
- Rentals.com (Primedia)
- StreetEasy Real Estate (NYC and vicinity only) (Corey Johnson)
- Trulia Real Estate Search (Trulia, Inc.)
- Zillow Real Estate - Homes & Apartments, For Sale or Rent (Zillow.com)
(Full disclosure: I contribute a monthly blog post as a guest blogger for MyNewPlace.com.)
If you believe I've missed any apps here, please write me a note to let me know!