Our iPhones have become the home of our digital lives over the last few years. If you’re anything like me, then the chances are you spend more time fiddling around on your iPhone than you do using an actual computer these days. One of the main draws of smartphones is their ‘always-on’ nature – if you’re not sat at home connected to a WiFi network then there’s always the 3G signal when you’re out and about. The problem is 3G isn’t cheap, and with unlimited data plans fast becoming a thing of the past we all need a proper way of monitoring the amount of data we’re using, and the measuring built into iOS just won’t cut it.

This is where Dataman (or DataMan Pro, should you wish) comes in. By running in the background, DataMan is able to accurately track just how much data you are using and it can then present the information back in a graph.

The most powerful and precise weapon against data overage charges just got better! DataMan Pro monitors and manages your data usage in real time, closely tracking your data activities every 10 minutes. No other apps come close to DataMan for its precision. The advanced technologies and features in DataMan help you make smarter decisions to manage consumption, stop overage charges and save money.

DataMan can also use your location information to tell you where you use the most data – be it at the shops, at work or anywhere else for that matter. The time and date is also kept record of.

What makes DataMan the ultimate ‘huge overage bill avoider’ is its ability to let you know when you’re getting close to, or exceeding, pre-set thresholds. That way, after telling the app when your billing cycle begins, DataMan can let you know how much data you have used and more importantly, how much data you have left before your next bill is generated. Thresholds can be set on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

All this data can be exported using the iTunes file-sharing feature too, should you be the kind of person that likes to keep hold of information for later use.

DataMan is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99 (Pro version, price for a limited time) or free (standard version, doesn’t include GPS location data, threshold warnings and more) right now. We would heartily recommend the Pro version.

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