Now, there is no reason for someone to search the internet for the latest value of gold or pull out the Yellow Pages to find a good pawn shop. Instead, all you have to do is reach for your trusty iOS or Android powered smartphone and you will have access to apps that are as good as gold in your pocket.

iGoldLive - Connecting gold enthusiasts to the latest updates on market prices, iGoldLive keeps you informed with charts, graphs and related news articles.

Gold Price Live - This free smartphone app offers historical and real-time gold prices and allows users to call gold dealers directly from the app. Daily news updates keep you up to date on current trends and the latest information in the world of gold collecting and investing. Gold Price Live is available for iPhone and Android phones.

Kcast Gold Live! Widget - This incredible app is available now for Android and it's completely free. It allows users to choose the precious metal they want to know about and their time zone; then it will update the price of the metal onto your phone's home screen at the rate you select. Want to know what gold is worth every half hour? It's no problem with the KCast Gold Live! Widget.

eGold Prices - An iPhone application, eGold Prices offers quick views of market value trackers and value graphs.

Investing in Gold and Silver - Another app made specially for the iPhone, this offers investors constant insight into the all of the breaking news regarding gold and silver. Most importantly, the makers of the app claim that it is the only one on the market that can suggest when it's best to buy and sell gold.