iBearSoft’s personal finance apps for iOS and Mac, several of which are highly regarded and consistently among the top selling Finance apps on the App Store, are all on sale now for the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday. Most iBear apps have dropped to $0.99, includingÂ MoneyÂ for iPhone (was $9.99),Â Checkbook HDÂ (universal) andÂ Bills for iPad. The two exceptions areÂ Money for iPadÂ andÂ Bills for Mac, both of which are $3.99 (previously at $9.99). If you’re still looking for quality money tracking apps on your iDevice, now would be a great time to pick up one or more on the cheap.
When it comes to keeping track of my finances, I used to whip out my iPhone and fire upÂ iXpenseItÂ to manually enter new transactions. But that was before I started using Mint, a time saving and easy to use (not to mention free) web service that automatically tracks all your bank accounts, credit cards, investments and much more. Thanks to theÂ Mint.com appÂ (TMA Review) that was released a while back, staying on top of my finances while on the go was made even easier and more convenient. And now with the 2.0 update that was pushed through this morning, you can finally use Mint on your iPad as well.
NEW FEATURES FOR IPAD
â— Easy-to-understand, multi-touch graphs show you where your money is going so you get a clear picture of your spending and your net worth.
â— Redesigned overview screen, so you get a quick snapshot of your finances and latest alerts, bill reminders and advice.
â— Enter cash and pending transactions so you have the most accurate view of your spending.
â— Get a detailed view of your transactions.
â— View your data even without a wireless connection.
One minor caveat though – it appears the now universal Mint app does require iOS 5 to work. So if you’re still on iOS 4 for some reason (i.e. jailbreakers waiting for an untethered JB or you simply haven’t bothered upgrading to the latest OS yet), this update will have to wait.
Â Mint.com,Â Mint.com Personal FinanceÂ – Free
Mint.com is a (free) web-based financial management tool for users to manage all their finances in one place. It is one of the easiest applicationsÂ to use within the sector and also the one that I trust for our family finances.Â Iâ€™ve had experience using Quicken, Money, and Excel to manage our money, and while these tools can be very powerful and are highly customizable, they donâ€™t compare favorably to Mint.com when it comes to getting a full picture of your finances with maximum ease.
PayPal has just released a great update to their iPhone app, one with plenty of new features and a completely new interface. If you thought the old version looked a bit too drab, this 2.0 update should make sending money a whole lot easier on the eyes. Aside from the aesthetics, PayPal has also introduced the “bump” feature to initiate money transfer (mimicking the popular Bump app). Here’s whats new:
- Brand new look and feel!
- Bump: Easily start by bumping iPhones.
- Withdraw funds from your PayPal balance.
- Request Money: Get paid faster, itâ€™s the easy way to ask for the money you are owed.
- Split the Check: Instantly split the bill, calculate tip, and request everyoneâ€™s share.
- Collect Money: Ask for contributions from a group for an event, gift, or cause.
- Set Reminders: Never miss rent or a bill.
- Refer the app to a friend
For those who use PayPal regularly (or once in a blue moon), the new update makes the app even more useful. Be sure to check out the excellent video trailer highlighting some of the new additions after the break.
PayPal, an eBay Company,Â PayPal – Free
Not sure what it’s all about as my Chinese is no better than my aptitude for good humour. But, I can tell thatÂ MortgagePRO isn’t your typical mortgage app – it’s for professionals wishing to bolster their career, their portfolio, and their earnings. It connects to Hong Kong’s largest and most influential banks to give up to the date rates and (presumably) more. Right, so I’m sure there are worse ways to doff a grand, but I can’t think of any at the moment. Certainly if you can make a little (or a lot) of extra dosh from mortgage trading, you probably have a natural aptitude for missing over-priced iDevice finance apps which undoubtedly have cheaper, less gimmicky alternatives.
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My favourite personal finance app and simply one of the best ones out there in the App Store has just received a MAJOR update. With the release of PocketMoney 3.0, Catamount Software have added tons of new features. Even the previous version earned a Kiss It rating in my review and with the latest release it’s simply a crime not to pick it up. Granted, the major updates – Themes, Receipt Photos and Built-in Charts are available as in-app purchases for $0.99, $0.99 and $2.99 respectively, but still – there are lots of features that are available for free. More info after the gap.
Catamount Software, PocketMoney – checkbook, budgets, expenses – $1.99 ( New Years Sale 60% off)
Hola, folks! Tracking your money in general, and cash in particular is tough. It simply flies away and before you can blink your eyes, you’re stuck with an empty wallet and 2 weeks until your next paycheque. Especially on vacations! And desktops apps are usually no good since when you finally get to one, you can hardly remember how much you spent and where you spend it! I am only precise to about 50$ from of total output per week. And vacation time is always a financial nightmare!
Well, your troubles are over, PocketMoney springs to the rescue! Now you can enter your transactions as they happen (ok, maybe doing this at a disco would NOT be such a good idea) and not have to sort out dozens of bills and cheques later, or try to remember where those missing 100$ went. What’s more, you can even export the data to your computer in one of 3 universally supported formats! How’s that for a money-saving app?
I know who you are. You are one of two people. Person number one has an unjailbroken iPhone and really despises the included Stock and Weather apps. He wishes to jailbreak his sacred device, but cherishes it too much to place the warranty at risk. So, how does he deal with apps that he never uses and cannot hide or remove? Well, he just leaves them on the last page of his iPhone/iPod Touch, thinking that he could forget about them forever. Think again. Person number two, on the other hand, has jailbroken it and is really happy he did so because now withÂ SBSettings installed, he can hide the unwanted Voice Recorder app. After hiding those nasty preinstalled apps, you replaced them with better alternatives. Right? Donâ€™t fret. Regardless of which person you are, the applications you will see in this post will make you wonder why Apple didnâ€™t include these instead when they shipped the iDevice.
Finance apps can be lifesavers. Â They help you track expenses, balance your budget, even send or receive money. We all pay bills, and having an app that helps show you when and how much you need to be paying can take the stress out of it all. Return7 answers your needs with a stylish application that’s rich in features and makes use of the enhanced features of the latest iPhone OS.
With the power of mobile phones increasing by the day, a lot of manual note taking or task tracking has been shifted from traditional paper-based notepads to the mobile phone. The biggest reason, I think, is because any modern person cannot leave home without their mobile phone; combining the phone with other daily tracking functions is the next logical step. This is where BillTracker comes in.