Version Reviewed: 1.1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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It's that time of the year where many of us are trying to regain control of personal finances. I know that's certainly the case with me. While it's possible to keep on top of things by muddling through, a much more efficient way is to track income and outgoings to work out exactly where everything is going. That's precisely what BUDGT offers and it's very simple to use.
Many financial apps can look a little intimidating, offering plenty of bars and graphs. BUDGT keeps it simple, offering a clean interface that's more reminiscent of many of the best To Do list apps out there. The only set up that's required is to enter the figures and possibly change category names. It's simple to add things such as how much money has come in or what's going out. Small touches like the ability to add two zeros at once, rather than tap repeatedly smooths everything out all the more. Similarly, it's possible to set certain criteria as a monthly recurring payment, ideal for bills or set income.
Once everything has been added, it's simple to look at a glance where the money is going and on which day. A pie chart displays how much money is left at any time, also. Rather conveniently, BUDGT also displays, on each day, exactly how much money can be spent on average per day. It's a handy tool and the kind of thing that's particularly useful when staring at a games shelf in a store and wondering if one can afford a new purchase or not. Yes, that is my weak point when trying to save money.
It's all quite simply done, which does come with its own issues. For instance, while there's a kind of support for changing to other currencies, it's very limited. There's also no way of exporting data elsewhere or even emailing it. Much like the most simple of To Do list apps, however, BUDGT is about offering such information at a glance and it suits that purpose perfectly. For those just wanting to keep an eye on their money, without delving into it any deeper, it's a fine purchase for $0.99.