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Managing properties can be quite challenging, especially when you factor in all the little things that can pop-up or go wrong. Late rent, damaged units, hiring contractors are just a few of the common tasks a lot of property managers deal with on a regular basis.

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Being able to manage everything from a mobile device removes the risk of becoming too overwhelmed or unorganized. Since virtually everyone carries a smartphone with them everywhere, you'll never be without access to all the details on all your properties and tenants. For those who manage a variety of different properties, a robust mobile app that handles it all can be an absolute life and time saver.

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Below we list a variety of property management apps for both Android and iOS that offer either a free trial or free version, or the option to upgrade to a subscription. We would advise that you thoroughly test any apps that have a free trial as this will give you an idea of what you need, without forking out cash right away. However, if you do find a quality property management app that works with your system and style, don't be afraid to purchase it, because the time you'll save, will more than make up for the app's subscription fees.

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Method 1: Housters - Property Management

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Housters is an all-in-one rent tracking and property management app that's cloud-based so users can access all their latest property information from any device, anywhere.

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Housters helps property managers keep track of everything from rent collection, right on through to accounting, directly from their smartphone or tablet.

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    1. Track all your tenants, how much each owes, leases and more.
    2. Create to-do lists to keep up with management tasks.
    3. Generate income and performance reports on all your properties.
    4. Tenants can use Housters to track their rent and lease agreements.
    5. Set custom alerts for; late rent, lease expirations, task deadlines and more.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases available.
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    1. The Housters mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 2: Rental Property Manager

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Rental Property Manager by Android4Canada is an excellent mobile tool for landlords and property management professionals looking to handle everything from one app.

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Although it's one of the least expensive property management apps out there, the features and functionality were not compromised in any way.

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    1. Quickly add properties including images and detailed information.
    2. Supports multiple property types; buildings, houses, complexes, etc.
    3. Set reminders for tasks and expense costs.
    4. SMS message all tenants directly from the app with templates provided.
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    1. $4.49
    2. Additional in-app purchases at $0.99 per item.
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    1. Rental Property Manager can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 3: ManageGo - For Landlords

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The ManageGo app for Android and iOS is the mobile counterpart to their web-based, property management, and landlord software.

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ManageGo gives landlords the power to handle all their important property management tasks with a few taps and swipes on their preferred mobile device. Please note that the ManageGo mobile app is only for existing ManageGo customers.

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    1. View payment status, details and summaries.
    2. Access tenant information and communicate via the app.
    3. Manage deposits.
    4. View all your properties from the app.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. ManageGo - For Landlords can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 4: DocuSign

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DocuSign is a handy app for property managers and landlords because it fully streamlines the documents sharing and signing process, right from a mobile device.

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Lease agreements are a big one in the property rental/management game, and DocuSign can help automate the sharing and signing process for free.

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    1. Supports PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, DOC and more.
    2. Fill out or sign an unlimited number of documents for free.
    3. Import documents from most popular cloud services like
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Dropbox and Google Drive.

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    1. DocuSign can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 5: Rental Property Management

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Rental Property Management is another free app for Android that helps landlords neatly track all their financials, along with detailed tenant profiles and contact information.

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In addition to full expense and financial tracking, users can also contact both tenants and vendors, right from the app.

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    1. Track expenses and set up recurring charges on a daily, bi-weekly, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly and yearly basis.
    2. Receive notifications when tenants are late or behind on rent.
    3. Export all information to PDF.
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    1. Rental Property Management can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 6: RentTracker

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RentTracker from Rentracker.com is another powerful mobile tool that handles everything from tenant/contractor information to payment and financial reporting.

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Designed to be smooth and efficient, RentTracker delivers a full set of impressive property management features, at competitive pricing.

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    1. First three tenant records are completely free.
    2. Track contractor and vendor payments and services.
    3. Monitor soon to expire leases or contracts.
    4. Export and print yearly financials for tax purposes.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.00 - $40.00 per item.
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    1. RentTracker can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 7: AppFolio Property Manager

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AppFolio is the app portion for existing AppFolio customers, and delivers quick access to all pertinent property management information, right from a phone or tablet.

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On top of organizing all your sensitive data, AppFolio works nicely for making on-the-fly notes and memos for vendors, contractors, and tenants.

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    1. Sign in from anywhere, 24/7 and gain access to your personal database.
    2. Edit, change or create work orders while on the go and in the field.
    3. Attach images to your property profiles for marketing and inspection purposes.
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    1. AppFolio can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 8: Rental Property Management App

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Rental Property Management App by Rootways gives users an easy-to-use mobile tool tha's capable of managing every aspect of their property management business.

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Property managers can see all their financial information (income/expenses), as well as monitor profit, loss, and cash flow in real-time, right from a smartphone or tablet.

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    1. 100% free for 2 units.
    2. Track and store; property details, tenant profiles, financials, documents and leases, repairs, transactions and more.
    3. Take and store photos for inspections and walkthroughs.
    4. Supports international properties.
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    1. Rootways' Rental Property Management App can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 9: Property Inspect and Management

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Property Inspect & Management by JRS Innovation makes the inspection side of property management far less time-consuming.

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By cutting down on preparing and creating inspection reports, property managers can use their saved time to expand their business or to reduce the workload.

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    1. Various report templates included.
    2. Manage all purchases and expenses.
    3. Create professional looking, customized inspection reports.
    4. E-Signature support.
    5. All data is cloud synced.
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    1. Property Inspect & Management can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: Property Management - Rentaway

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Property Management by Rentaway is another great tool for landlords and property managers that helps keep everything neatly organized and accessible, all from a mobile device.

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Rentaway's mobile app works well for both individual landlords and larger property management companies.

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    1. Free for landlords with one lease.
    2. Users can use both the mobile app or the main website, and everything gets synced.
    3. Export all your property data whenever you want.
    4. Get notified upon due dates for rent and expenses.
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    1. Property Management - Rentaway can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 11: My Inventory Manager

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My Inventory Manager for iOS is an easy-to-use digital inventory tracking app, that can be quite helpful for those that rent units with furniture, appliances, or other items.

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To keep expenses and losses down, having an up-to-date inventory list of everything inside all your rental properties is an absolute necessity.

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    1. Easily attach pictures to items.
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    3. Advanced search with tags helps populate items quickly.
    4. Barcode scan support.
    5. Backup data up on the app's free cloud storage.
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Method 12: Landlordy - Property Management for DIY Landlord

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Landlordy for iOS is another popular choice for private and individual property managers looking to organize everything from one convenient location, their mobile device.

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Although the free version offers an impressive set of features, property managers with multiple units in various locations may want to consider unlocking the personal edition.

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    2. Track all tenants' payments and balances.
    3. Send invoices via email or SMS.
    4. Add images for your units for inspections and promotion.
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Managing properties is hard enough without having to fumble around with multiple software solutions, or even worse, documents and forms. Utilizing an app or two can cut down on time spent doing various tasks, as well as some of the incidental stress that comes along with collecting rent from people every month.

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