App name: Expenses OK
Available on: iOS
What’s it supposed to do? Help you keep track of your spending by making entering information as effortless as possible.
Ease of use (5/5): Navigating Expenses OK is straightforward. You enter the amount, date of purchase and category for an expense; you can add a note to the purchase if you want to be more detailed. Once you enter the expense, the app does the rest of the work, generating a pie chart that breaks down what you’re spending your money on, and how much.
Features (4/5): In addition to entering an expense inside the app, you can also add a widget to the notification center on your device. Just swipe down on the screen of your phone or tablet to open notification center and enter a purchase into Expenses OK without actually opening the app.
Expenses OK generates pie charts showing your spending by category in three time frames: day, month and year. Below the charts, you can see more detail on where your money is going. Tapping on a category brings up every expense under that category, including the description if you added one when entering the purchase.
The app is beautifully designed and pops with color, a nice change of pace from some of the data-intensive expense-tracking apps on the market.
Effectiveness (4/5): Expense-tracking apps only work if you’re diligent about entering purchases. Expenses OK’s simplicity helps you stay on track because inputting information is about as easy as it gets for apps.
Value (4/5): Expenses OK’s quick accessibility and sleek design put it among the best options in this app category. This free app gives you a highly customizable view of where your money is going, allowing you to see where to make adjustments in order to save money.
Verdict (17/20): Definitely give this app a shot if you’re looking to get a better view of your spending. It’s incredibly easy to use, helping you remain diligent in entering information and giving you a better view of your spending. Your bottom line will thank you.