Tuesday May 14, 2013
Updated 5/14/2013 00:38 a.m. ET
I'm not the only one who is thinking about spring cleaning finances. Netted by the Webbys has a list of 17 apps for a digital spring cleaning that includes PageOnce - which I just found out is now called Check. This app keeps track of all your bills and account balances and gives you a holler via real time alert on your mobile device if there is any unusual purchase activity in your accounts.
Check is a mobile app that's great for people who want to keep track of their finances but don't need to do budgeting and lot of other things that can be done with personal finance software and apps. It's also a nice addition to your financial tools even if you use other software or apps. The app lets you know when bills are due and you can pay right from Check.
Check is listed in my top personal finance apps for iPhone and on my best Android financial apps, and you can learn more at check.me.
Friday May 10, 2013
Zoho online apps have been around for a very long time, and Books works with other Zoho apps, like those for invoicing and CRM (customer relations management). The $24 per month Books generates tons of reports and you can use online payment systems like Paypal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net and PayPal Payflow Pro with it.
Really useful modules in Zoho Books include time tracking, time sheets and invoicing. Learn more about Zoho Books.
Thursday May 9, 2013
Wave Accounting is part of a set of online small business finance tools that are specifically aimed at serving very small business. The apps included in the set are Invoicing, Payroll, Accounting and Receipts. All of the Wave apps are free, made possible by the small business service and product ads that are served up in the software.
Wave Accounting is simple and uncluttered, downloads transactions from banks, Paypal and other financial institutions, and generates many financial reports. Sound good? Check out my Wave Accounting profile for details.
Image: Wave Accounting online and mobile apps
Wednesday May 8, 2013
Moneydance 2012 is the latest version of this desktop financial software for Windows, Mac and Linux, even though it's currently 2013. That's because Moneydance doesn't do annual upgrades, which is perfectly fine. It's better to offer solid software less frequently instead of trying to market something new every years that hasn't been fully tested (or whatever the reason is for features that don't work). If you're scratching your head at that comment, there is a Windows personal finance software out there that has been rather consistent with this scenario. But, that's another blog post entirely.
Overall, I like Moneydance 2012, except that the transaction downloads still don't work as well as I'd like them to (I had the same experience with Moneydance 2010). Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, followed by a link to my full review:
For more details, see my Moneydance 2012 review.