The web is filled with services to track your bank accounts and manage your budget, but most of them are US-centric and don’t integrate with Aussie banks. Well-regarded Australian banking and finance tool Pocketbook has added an iOS app, making it easy to check your bank balances and add transactions on the go.
The beauty of Pocketbook is that it syncs automatically with bank accounts (including all the ‘Big Four’ and most other major banks and building societies), so you don’t have to manually enter key data. The service automatically identifies key bills and alerts you when regulars are due, and categorises expenses.
The mobile version adds the ability to geo-locate individual expenses and track where you spend money, and push spending alerts out as you need them. If you’re already a Pocketbook devotee, it makes the service much more useful, and if you’re not, it makes the case for signing up better. It’s a free download (and
Pocketbook [iTunes App Store]