I’ve been hankering for a solid expense tracker app on the Android Market, though – something that offers at least packaged features to make me stay on top of my personal finances for everyday life. Of course, there are numerous expense tracking apps out there, but none seemed to have the capabilities of Cashbook – a simple money tracker app that’s on hand whenever I need it- and that’s really the best kind of expense tracker you can have.
Cashbook – Expense Tracker is a comprehensive Android expense tracker app. As individuals, it can track expenses, income, mileage, and taxes. While for business, you would benefit from keeping track your business more carefully with tracking reimbursement, bookkeeping purposes, and receipts. It works with devices running Android v1.6 or above, weighing at the size of 1.5M, looks good on my Samsung Galaxy with gingerbread 2.3.5 and is available for $5.99 in the Play Store.
When you first open Cashbook, you’re taken straight to the feature list. Except for several common features like Money Lover provides, such as add transaction, view statistics of your spending and organize your expenses with different categories, some unique features are also compelling and useful, it allows you track real-time mileage with accurate distance and time, snapshot your expense and create duplicate accounts.
To track your business, the app enables you to view all of your accounts’ balance on one single screen to easily manage your personal and small business finances that allows many customizations. A transfer feature between accounts is supported and works very nicely on my phone.
Transactions and Account Charts
You can log expenses via an “Add Transaction” option on its main menu. Once you select the option, a form with a variety of data is represented on the screen, including a category, whether it’s an expense or income. You can pick an appropriate category from the list.
Cashbook can represent your spending data more vividly with a graph where you can view a list of past expenses on weekly and monthly expense reports. Unfortunately, you can’t use the filtering functions to view the graphic of your spending that MoneyWise offers.
Cashbook bestows you the ability to accurately track accurate distance and time with using real-time GPS, then records that information along with starting and stopping address.
You have the option to export your data in either .csv or HTML format. It’s convenient to enter expenses in the same simple format that the Android phone has from your laptop without having to upload to a sister program like Quicken or quick books.
I have used the app since I bought my Nexus 7. It was definitely worth the money. Although a lot of thought has been given to the app but compared with other expense tracking apps, such as MoneyWise, Money Lover, and Expense Manager, it’s not the perfect. For example, the filtering function is unsubstantial, you can’t sort based on expense type when you want to view the specified category. It would be nice to see a bit of refinement in the interface and better-packaged features. It’s a must-have for anyone who tracks their spending.