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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

iBank for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:28 PM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...=rss_everything

"IGG Software announced the immediate availability of iBank for the iPad on Wednesday. The personal finance management app has previously been available for the Mac and iPhone, but now is available with an iPad-native interface."

This is one of the better financial apps if you want to have your banking on your iPhone as well as your Mac. And now it's even better that they have released a version for the iPad. It's available now for $14.99 USD.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mint 2.0 for iOS Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...ffline_viewing/

"Mint.com announced the immediate availability of Mint 2.0 for iOS on Wednesday. The new version of the financial management app added an iPad-native interface, along with support for viewing budgets and other account information without an Internet connection."

It's a free download from iTunes, and actually not a bad finance app. I started using Mint about 6 months ago, and while I still use Pageonce, I'm finding that Mint is working out better for me as far as timely information. What do you use to keep your finances in order?


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mint Updates Their App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/157...logs_ioscentral

"Mint.com has upgraded its iPhone app to free users from the tyranny of needing a desktop computer to organize their finances-but it is leaving users of older iOS operating systems behind."

The Mint app is handy, but I don't rely solely on it for my financial information since the updates routed through this app from the bank or credit card company have always been a bit delayed. But it does work well for friendly reminders on due dates for bills, balance checks, and budgeting. Now with this update you don't even need a desktop to manage the information or to sign up for the service. However, you will also need to drop your old beat up iOS 3.x software to use it.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Looking for a Good Finance Program for Your Mac/iPhone?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:04 AM

http://www.macworld.com/reviews/pro...e&lsrc=rss_main

"If you're a Quicken user there's no doubt that you've been disappointed over the last several years with diminishing value in what was once the preeminent personal finance application on the Mac. IGG Software is set to fix what ails you."

The best thing about this software, is that you can try it for 30 days without purchasing. And I don't mean a scaled down version that is limited; it has all the bells and whistles. That is one reason why I started using it and continue to use it. I also feel like it is one of the easiest to use, and I've used several including several variations of Quicken. If you are looking for a good money management/banking program, this one might fill your needs so is worth a look. They also have an iPhone app that syncs via the cloud, so you have the same info on your home/laptop computer and your iPhone. It's available from the IG Software site or you can pick it up in the App Store [affiliate link], both are priced at $59.95 USD. Be warned, however, that the 30 day trial isn't set up if you go through the App Store. The iPhone version can be purchases from iTunes for $4.99 USD [affiliate link].


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Google Finance Portal Updated for Mobile Use

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:34 PM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/08/...-iphone-webapp/

"Good news for all of you fans of Google's Finance portal as it just has been updated to be more friendly to mobile browsers. Just like it did with YouTube in July, the company has found a way to bring amazing content to the iPhone/iPod touch without going through Apple's app approval process."

Google does a good job of making their mobile sites appear like an app, so it's easy to hit the "+" sign at the bottom of the screen and add their pages to your iPhone screen. You can even track your portfolio if you have it entered through Google.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quicken Essentials, Perhaps Not so Essential

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://theappleblog.com/2010/02/25/...+(TheAppleBlog)

"I spent the last week or so playing with a copy of the new Quicken Essentials for Mac from Intuit and I can make this review really short for you. If you're a die-hard Quicken user, you will hate (I mean really loathe and despise) the new Quicken Essentials product. If you are new to Personal Finance Management (PFM) software, then you will probably really like Quicken Essentials but still feel a little confused about why you have to pay $60 $69 for it."

I'm not a diehard Quicken user and I hate this too. I've toyed with several finance programs to keep track of my checkbook register, and hated that I had to go back to Quicken to get what I needed. Recently though I found a program called Moneydance so I'm giving that a try. I'll let you know how it all goes. What I am searching for is a program that is on my desktop, that also has an iPhone app that syncs so I can enter stuff on the fly and know that when I open up the desktop version, it matches what is on my iPhone. That isn't too much to ask is it? Moneydance is supposed to come out with an iPhone app soon so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. What do you use to keep your finances in order?


Monday, July 13, 2009

Intuit Delays Quicken for Mac Version Until 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ed_to_2010.html

"Looking to quash rumors that it will may never get around to releasing a once publicized overhaul to Quicken for the Mac, Intuit announced Thursday that the latest iteration of its financial management software will finally arrive in February of 2010."

I don't know about you but I'd rather buy a program that works rather than one that has been rushed out. Granted, 2 years from the announcement is well beyond rushed out, but it sounds like they are taking into consideration input from the beta groups and tweaking the program to make it more user friendly. I just hope they come out with an app for the iPhone that will sync with the desktop, that would make this a must buy for me. How about you, what program  or programs do you use to keep track of your financial life? 


Friday, February 6, 2009

Mobile Banking and iPhone a Pretty Good Match

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123...2507641723.html

"You may not want to learn how much smaller your bank account has gotten. But banks are making it easier than ever for consumers to access account information on their mobile devices."

Bank of America and Chase are a couple banks that have specific apps for free in the iTunes store, but even those without apps are getting into the mobile banking scene. I use Wells Fargo as well as Washington Mutual (yes they are both still in business) and both have mobile interfaces with custom icons that work very well with the iPhone. They make it very easy to transfer funds and check balances among other things; much more usable than using SMS to get information. The iPhone, for me, has become very indispensable when it comes to my banking needs.


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