For pretty much all of us, budgeting and managing our finances is a terrible task that we approach with tremendous dread. Unfortunately it’s also extremely necessary and can be made a whole lot easier with an app like Budget Notes.
The user interface for Budget Notes takes place from a single screen, with everything easily visualized and displayed. By eliminating the learning curve for using the app, you may just grit your teeth slightly less as you enter all of your receipts.
To begin, the app breaks down the whole concept of budgeting into concepts and instructions that are easy to understand and follow:
Create a Budget – “Think of all your income and expenses cases, which shall occur this month, and split them into big categories, i.e. meals, household, car, etc. Decide how much you are going to earn or spend on each category. That’s your Budget.”
Track Your Expenses – “Start writing down your financial events (Transactions). When you get paid, write it down. When you buy anything, write it down.”
Enough sophistication exists to make the app truly functional: search for past transactions, set-up recurring transactions and even a password protection feature for those of you that may share your iPad with other family members.
What I liked: Budget Notes is very simple to use and includes all of the requisite details to manage your finance without a lot of the frills and add-ons that somebody like me would never use.
What I didn’t like: I hate that apps like this eliminate my excuses for not actually using them to track my income and expenses.
To buy or not to buy: If you aren’t already using an app to make sure your spending is on track, this could be one of the best purchases you make (and subsequently track in the app).
- App Name: Budget Notes
- Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
- Category: Finance
- Developer: Ikiarc LLC
- Price: $1.99