MoneyBook for iPhone review
MoneyBook for iPhone is one of many financial based apps that aim to keep track of your income and outgoings each month. The app is designed to help manage your budget, track expenditure and record transactions under a selection of categories. Users can enter a salary or set a budget, a maximum amount to spend from each month, and chart that sum dwindling away as the month progresses. It can be painful to watch your hard earned cash disappear before your eyes, but you should at least be able to avoid getting into debt.
Built around a clean simple interface, users shouldn't need a degree in maths to make sense of just where all the money goes. Indeed, developer Noidentity has gone some way in a recent major update to add and improve the basics, with the ability to take greater control of categories and settings. You can, for example, set when exactly your month starts and omit and hide categories, such as baby expenditure, that simply don't apply. The ability to add categories, new in version 2.0, is a major plus, making MoneyBook much more relevant to individual users.
As part of the package, your data can now be uploaded to myMoneyBook (https://my.moneybookapp.com) via a secure connection, to access anywhere you have an internet connection. This is also a useful option to back up important information should you be unfortunate enough to loose your iPhone. myMoneyBook offers some excellent pie-chart like information at a glance, and more features are promised over time.
MoneyBook is an excellent tool for any iPhone user, more so since the 2.0 update. The success of MoneyBook for iPhone, however, really depends on your willingness to use it regularly and build up a detailed picture of your financial comings and goings. MoneyBook also won't stop users from over spending and getting into debt, but it is at least a good indication of just where your money goes each month.