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AffordIt Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on November 18th, 2014
Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE BUDGETARY NEEDS
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AffordIt is a sometimes too simple budget tracker that's handy if you have one budget in mind.

Developer: Andrew Walker
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 2.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

A simple interface is both a blessing and a curse for AffordIt. It means it’s very easy to use, but it also means that it lacks some important features that would make it really stand out from the crowd.

One such pivotal feature is that AffordIt only allows for one format of budgeting at any one time. For instance, you can set things up to plan out your Christmas shopping, but you can’t then have a separate section for your regular outgoings. That immediately restricts AffordIt to one project at any one time.

It does that one project pretty well, luckily. You can easily set a budget for whatever it is, before adding additional credits based on whatever comes your way. Have a Christmas budget organized but then you get a bonus at work that you want to set aside for that occasion? AffordIt makes it easy to adjust accordingly. Adding cases of expenditure is just as easy, with the app keeping it simple and focused on what the item is and its value.

On the transaction screen, AffordIt then lists everything that’s going in and out. There’s a pie chart section too, easily displaying what’s going on in a graphical manner. A swipe here or there easily wipes out any mistakes, while AffordIt keeps an eye on any duplicate transactions and adjusts accordingly.

It’s just immediately frustrating that you can’t set up multiple projects at any one time. You have to wipe out what’s already there to set up something new. There’s also no way of exporting data, even by email, which isn’t great for those who want to safely store things.

As a basic tool, AffordIt works well at instilling simple habits, but for any lengthy budget needs you’ll find yourself wanting more in the end.

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