Version Reviewed: 1.3
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Budget King is a pretty convenient app for organizing one's finances. It's not the prettiest, looking a tad flat, but content-wise it's got all the bases covered. It's sure to make keeping track of money a much smoother process.
The app can essentially be as complicated or as simple as one likes. Clearly laid out, it's easy to add income or expenditure, with a plus and minus sign representing them both. Hit that sign and the app allows one to add the amount, relevant category, date, and choice of account. There's room for setting up recurring payments or outgoings too, such as one's regular salary or household bills. The beauty there is that the more that one uses Budget King, the quicker it is to get everything arranged for the user's needs.
There's a plethora of useful categories on offer, but there's the option of creating more too, ensuring they're completely accurate for one's needs. Further on are a set of analytical features and reports. It's possible to view transactions as a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly roundup. Similarly, such data can be collated as a series of diagrams or pie charts. It's handy for seeing at a glance exactly where money is going, and whether perhaps that DVD purchasing habit is getting a little out of hand when there are bills to be paid.
It's also possible to export such content to CSV, Google Docs, and Quicken. Backing up can be conducted via Wi-Fi and Dropbox too, although bear in mind that some restrictions are placed until they're lifted via an in-app purchase. Currently, Budget King is free to download so it's the perfect time to get it, but keep in mind that, for the full package (including vital password protection), it can get pretty pricey.
As a handy tool to manage one's finances, Budget King is probably worth that fee. It's convenient and easy to set up, with the added bonus of often doing all the hard work for the user. It's sure to help curb those silly expenses that one really should try to resist.