App Icon. via iTunes App Store Official website. App Icon. via iTunes App Store Official website.

et App Review: Spending Tracker

Sat, Jan. 20, 2018
CAIRO – 20 January 2018: I thought it would be a good idea to download an app to help me control my spending or at least help me figure out where my money was going, so I downloaded Spending Tracker and have been testing it for about two weeks.

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App screenshot via iTunes App Store Official website.

First of all, visually, it isn’t the most coherent application. Some views are standard, while some views are more designed and themed, and there are about four different fonts used in the application on different pages, which makes for an unpleasant experience.

On the other hand, using it is actually relatively simple. The concept of the application is that on a view, you have the option to add either an expense or an income. These two categories are then divided into subcategories, such as salary and carry over for income, and entertainment, food, travel and more for expense. The categories are customizable, and to add an item to your account you simply choose one of the categories and add the amount and the details of it if you want.

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App screenshot via iTunes App Store Official website.

Two of the screens are essentially replicas of each other, with the same functionality and purpose, but with slightly different views. It’s not the best decision in terms of design, and doesn’t add anything to the application; in fact, it makes it more complicated.
The graphs that summarize your month also look like they’ve been designed by an entirely different person other than whoever designed the rest of the pages. They show the spending per category, and the spending compared to the income, which is a good choice for summaries. But the view isn’t the most streamlined.

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App screenshot via iTunes App Store Official website.

In terms of functionality, the app does what I need it to do, it allows me to track my spending and my income; it’s just not the most elegant option out there. The user experience could be much better and much more engaging and encouraging; it should make me want to be more diligent in recording my daily expenses.

As is, I’m not using the application as much as I should be for it to become an actual beneficial addition to my life. Overall I’d say it gets a 3/5 rating.

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App screenshot via iTunes App Store Official website.

Spending Tracker is a finances app meant to help you keep track of your spending. It was created by MH Riley Ltd and is available on the Apple AppStore.
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