Request for info on a "budget" application

Andybtsn

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Hi Guys,

Newbie here.

Got my iPhone few days ago and am very impressed with it, especially the amount of applications available.

I recently bought one named Budget, it was described as an app that you could handle your daily, monthly, year outgoings. This appealed to me as I always keep track of various expenses on spreadsheets on the PC, I thought it would be even more convenient doing it on my iPhone so if I was in a shop and bought something I had the option to update my outgoings there and then.

This app seemed ok at first, I was able to input my wage at the start of the month then various direct debits and it gave me a total and how much money I had left at the month, just what I wanted but the money I had left over should automatically transfer to September as credit, but it doesn't. It starts as a new month basically discarding any money I had saved the month before.

Obviously I could live with this by just entering at the beginning of each month how much money I had left from before but that is slightly annoying to do especially as it's so easy to setup on a spreadsheet and I'm shocked this Budget application doesn't give you the option to carry expenses over to the next month.

Anyway does anyone use a similar application like I've listed and one that you can forward left over money to the next month?

Any info would be great!

Thanks and sorry for long post!
 

MileHighRob

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Welcome to EIC Andy. Although I don't have an answer for you regarding your app you've posted in the correct forum to get the quickest reply. This is a very active forum and you're bound to find a solution here if one exists.
 

Andybtsn

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I've pretty much given up on finding an application now so am going to stick to my Excel spreadsheet. Now I need a good spreadsheet/excel application that will let me view and edit, can anyone recommend one?
 
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Hi,
I've tried Home Budget Lite (I also reviewed it.. if you want to take a look, here you've my review http://www.iwikiPhone.com/review/27...inc/homebudget-lite-tracks-your-expenses-home) and it's pretty cool.

Actually there is the paid version that is even better and allow you to manage more and more sub-categories for expenses, debts and incomes.. so I guess you can manage even a cross-month budget.

I hope that was helpful for you,
Let me know!

Cheers,
CM
 

Andybtsn

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Hi CM,

Thanks for the reply, I would be prepared to pay for the app but I must know it will do what I require it to before hand, the Lite version doesn't convince but you say the paid one has more options.

It's a risk really especially with what I ask for is very basic indeed.
 

FlwrPwer

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I would just love an app that I could use in place of a checkbook register. And then, I could sync it to my computer and have everything I need where I need it.

Anybody hear of one like this?
 

shutter13

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I would just love an app that I could use in place of a checkbook register. And then, I could sync it to my computer and have everything I need where I need it.

Anybody hear of one like this?
I use an app called "CheckBook". Works great, it doesn't really sync with your computer, it will export to a csv file and email that file to an email address of your choosing. so if your desktop program will import csv files it would work well for you.
 

smknSRT8

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It is a bit pricey but, iBank. Works flawlessly in my opinion. It has both and iPhone app and Mac app which sync while connected over the same WiFi.
 

scraggles

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Mint is good, but sometimes it's so delayed that you think you have more money than you actually do have. Check it out though. There's a free app for it too.