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June 29th, 2009 at 02:54 pm

Just wanted to make a quick blurb about the software PocketMoney for the iPod Touch.

There are plenty of personal finance software out there, even for mobile devices. However, most only one of two things: Track transactions or Budgeting. Very few actually do both (without some kind of workaround), and in my opinion, none does it as seamlessly as PocketMoney.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say, so here's a screenshot of PocketMoney's budget section:

Maybe I'm just easy to amuse, but what you are seeing here is a very big deal! In just one screen, you can see your entire budget in detail with the numerical form, and at the same time, you can also quick glance it with the graphical form! A little busy? Yeah, but it's not so bad.

Also, functionally, PocketMoney updates both the transactions AND budgeting, at the same time, and you only have to enter the information once! It's hard to explain what a delight this is unless you yourself have struggled through half a dozen other financial software out there....

However, PocketMoney isn't the most intuitive software out there. I suppose that's the downside to having a software with so many features. That and I am crossing my fingers that it doesn't have any serious bugs. You see, for years, I've used the Palm version of PocketMoney, and I've never had any crashes or bugs with it!

When I transitioned to the iPod Touch, I decided to give Splashmoney a try. It worked for a while, but eventually ran into bugs and crashes. I don't know if it's the hardware, the OS, or the application that's causing it, but that's what got me returning to PocketMoney.

Best of all, PocketMoney is on sale right now! 60% off! I don't remember how much that is. I think it's about $3-4 dollars, and that to me is a ridiculously cheap price for what it's capable of doing for your financial life.

Anyways, I'm rambling, but if you have an iPod Touch, and you're looking for a powerful piece of software to manage your money, give PocketMoney a try.

6 Responses to “PocketMoney”

  1. six Says:

    A good way might be to try out PocketMoney Lite, which is Free, to begin with and upgrade if you like it.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that. Yeah, I started out with PocketMoney Lite, but bought it shortly after because I liked it so much. Big Grin Anyway, good call.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    that looks awesome. im thinking when my contract runs out i might get an iphone. i did just get a new phone 6 months ago ... so in 18 months time the iphone will probably have some mega upgrades and be cheap too!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    I am so not a telephone/internet person. I do not think I would have a life if I had access to the internet 24/7.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Whitestripe, PocketMoney is available several mobile devices, which includes the PocketPC if you're into that....

    I am also pretty certain that the Blackberry has software like this out there as well.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    i have an N95 8gb??? Big Grin

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