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Projector Up! Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on October 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLIFIED ACCOUNTING
Designed for freelancers and small businesses, Projector Up! helps make managing finances a less daunting task.
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RogueTrader Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PUSH YOUR LUCK
Buy and sell stocks to make it to the top. It's ok to just guess, because that's all players can really do!
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Why the "Rich Dad" Financial Advice Brand Needs Mobile and Their App Clutch to be Relevant in the Future

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 23rd, 2013

The Rich Dad Company, which promotes books, seminars, and now interactive media based off of the financial teachings from the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" which has sold 30 million copies (but not without its criticism from financial writers), is taking its message to mobile with the launch of Rich Dad Interactive. Their first app is a learning app called Clutch, and with it and future apps, they're returning to the idea that sparked "Rich Dad Poor Dad:" teaching through gaming elements, or gamification.

Clutch is a learning app that will "take the physical [aspects] of Rich Dad, turn it into a mobile app, and gamify it a little bit, and teach people [in] the way that we're all really learning today, through videos like YouTube, through activities, using social media and being able to share…'bragging rights,' or what class you took or what investments you made," according to Director of Technology Shane Caniglia. He says that gaming elements are there and play a key part of what Clutch will be, with social media functionality, "there's unlock features in there that you have to make it through certain phases in order to unlock the next, and the last thing, I think the most importantly, the ability to simulate the experiences of investing in real life through Clutch as a tool."

Gamification is nothing new to the Rich Dad Company - author Richard Kiyosaki and his wife Kim (an author of financial books herself) created a board game in the mid-90's called Cashflow 101 that tried to teach the income philosophies he espouses: namely, having assets that generate more income than one's expenses in order to be independently wealthy. Ironically, Caniglia says that when Kiyosaki "created the board game, the lessons didn't necessarily translate from the game to the players. So he actually wrote the book as, this is kind of a funny story, as a marketing brochure to support the lessons in the game." And then it wound up succeeding as a New York Times bestseller and kind of supplanted the gamification that was attempted with the Cashflow 101 game.

But with Rich Dad Interactive, it's a return to that kind of gamification strategy. Times have changed, and gamification is a more robust concept, and that's what Clutch will try to do. It's adaptable, too: Caniglia says "we created it as a framework, so we can plug any type of content that we want in it, so it's completely flexible and agile in that world, and that was a mission of ours from a tech standpoint."

Caniglia sees this move to apps like Clutch and the upcoming mobile version of Cashflow 101 as key for the future of Rich Dad. "The general population just does not have an interest in attending seminars. The transition for us to digital is actually a fairly easy one - it's the only way the brand can survive, number one. Number two, because we started out really as a board game... it's a very easy transition for us to take our IP and turn it into these fun, interactive tools that we can now deploy on the mobile platforms. So the time is right for Rich Dad in order to reinvent itself as a brand but also to get to a younger demographic that, their lives are built around their mobile devices."

Expenses Planner Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on August 12th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLAIN AND SIMPLE
Expenses Planner keeps track of future bills through due date reminders, and it also keeps a running total so users can plan for the future.
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Expenses Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ruairi O'Gallchoir on August 12th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STUNNING
Although focussing primarily on expenses, Expenses still manages to make tracking expenditure fun, simple, and beautiful.
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Wally - Smart Personal Finance Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on March 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EASY MONEY
Wally - Smart Personal Finance may not have all the bells and whistles of those other fancy personal finance apps, but it's really easy to use and understand.
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iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on February 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLE
An expense tracking app with a beautiful UI, but its simplicity may be holding it back.
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Toshl Finance Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on February 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FOLLOW THE MONEY
Toshl Finance is a money tracker and budgeting tool. Be prepared to pay for all of the nice features, though.
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BUDGT Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE FINANCES
Taking the hassle out of tracking income and outgoings, BUDGT is simple yet effective.
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DataMan Pro - Real Time Data Usage Manager Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Michael Halloran on November 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PREMIUM PRICE
This app is able to track real-time data consumption to help users prevent overage charges. However, it is lacking in some key features that would be expected from an app at such a high premium.
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Koku Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONVENIENT FINANCES
Track your finances to know where every penny goes with this handy app. It could do with a couple of improvements to be downright essential, however.
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StockTouch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on October 5th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SEE THE STOCKS
StockTouch visualizes the pulse of the stock market so it will look appealing to anyone.
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Denominations Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL
There's only one key aim behind Denominations - to offer fast and accurate currency conversions - but it does so suitably easily.
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Mvelopes Now Has the Skills to Pay the Bills

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 3rd, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Budgeting app Mvelopes has just added an extremely convenient new feature: the ability to pay bills directly from within the app.

See, while other budgeting apps may have the ability to list bills that need to be paid in their apps, actually paying them becomes a challenge. This new Bill Pay feature allows for transfers directly from the bank to those institutions that need to be paid. It’s possible to add multiple bank accounts – even from entirely different banks – to help make paying back bills easier, and users can transfer money between banks using the app.

When using this feature to directly pay bills, the app can also track payments and forecast future payments to help keep spending in line. While it’s not possible to add new bank information while on the go, scheduling payments for as soon as the next day can be done while mobile. Data is encrypted so that if a device is lost, this important data is safe. These features are available as part of the Mvelopes Premier package for $9.99 a month, and are integrated into the app, which is available now.

iBank for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Kevin Stout on July 11th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FULLY FEATURED
iBank for iPad is a powerful budgeting/billing app with a well-designed interface.
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