iOS: We’ve seen plenty of expense trackers on the iPhone, but if you haven’t gotten in the habit of using one, Spendee is an intriguing new entry in the space.
Spendee’s standout feature is its gorgeous, iOS 7-ready UI. The playful colour palette and custom buttons make it something you’ll actually want to use, which is essential for these kinds of apps. A huge, persistent button at the bottom of the app lets you add new expenses or credits with just a few taps. After you key in a dollar figure, you assign it to one of a few different broad categories, and you’re done. If it’s a recurring expense, you can even tell it to repeat on a regular basis. As you build up a list of expenses, you can edit or delete them with intuitive, Mailbox-like swiping gestures.
The more you use Spendee, the more valuable it gets, rewarding your diligence with attractive charts that show you where your money is going, and how your costs are matching up with your income. There are similar options in many other apps; adding expenses manually in an app like Spendee can help you keep a better grasp on where your money is going, and make you think twice before spending it.