Seller: noidentity gmbh
Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
Compatibility: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation) and iPad
File Size: 1.9MB
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Age Rating: 4+
Hmm…how much have I spent on, well, everything this month? Next can help you keep track of where your money is going.
The Next Expense Tracking app lets you log your expenses and spending by category. There are 27 categories, each with its own “intuitive” icon. Most of them are self evident, but there were a couple that still have me wondering what they represent.
There are two additional screens which show your expenses in a bar graph format with the option to expand to see a line graph detail and a list of dates with category and the expense total for the day. The report to the left can be viewed in week, month, or year format. The report on the right can be toggled by month with each month showing the same format—expenses by category by date.
Using the Next Expense Tracking app is pretty easy. Tap a category in which you would like to add an expense record and the app will pull up a number pad. Type in the amount you spent, confirm the date and tap the check mark button to enter the data. The date bit is handled by a little button labeled “Today” in the upper right corner of the number pad. This feature uses the standard iCalendar tumbler format; just tap the check mark when you have the date you want. When you’re done entering your info, swipe down on the tab at the top of the number pad to minimize it.
The graphics are easy on the eyes and very straightforward. There is background sound (not bad) but it isn’t really the focus of this type of app.
As mobile apps go, this one is pretty handy. If you’re looking for a way to find out why you’re always out of cash before you want to be, or if you just like keeping track of where your money goes, Next is a decent option. At $1.99, it is much cheaper than hiring an accountant, and it can go a long way to help refine your budget. The reports are easy to understand and the look is clean and functional.