Goodbudget Budget Planner

Goodbudget Budget Planner

By Dayspring Technologies

  • Category: Finance
  • Release Date: 2011-10-26
  • Current Version: 2.1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.79 MB
  • Developer: Dayspring Technologies
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 10,872 Ratings

Description

Goodbudget is a personal finance app for budget planning and money management. Share a budget with sync across multiple phones (and the web!). MANAGE MONEY WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE Goodbudget is perfect for sharing a budget with a spouse, family member, or friend. Sync across multiple devices including iPhones, other smartphones, and the web. * Transactions synced with the cloud and accessible from other devices, including Goodbudget's web app! * Stay on the same page about finances with those close to you * Your data is automatically and securely backed up to Goodbudget's website * Download transactions to CSV (on website) INSIGHTFUL REPORTS Goodbudget helps you make sense of your budgeting and spending with in-app reports. * Know how to modify your budget after analyzing reports * Spending by envelope report (cool-looking pie chart!) * Income vs spending report * Even more reports on the web A PROVEN SYSTEM Goodbudget is based on the envelope budgeting method. But with no physical envelopes...only virtual envelopes! * Check envelopes balances (aka how much you have left to spend) while you're on-the-go * Expense tracking optimized for speed * Proven cash envelope budgeting method * Track your bank balances in addition to envelope balances * Live within your means * Schedule transactions and automatic envelope fills Ad-free, Free Forever version includes 10 regular envelopes & 10 annual envelopes. Use envelope budgeting to plan your spending, not just track it! ================================ SUBSCRIBERS GET MORE FEATURES! ================================ * Unlimited regular envelopes * Unlimited annual envelopes * Sync up to 5 devices * 5 years of transaction history * Personal and friendly email support Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. If you're looking to track where your money goes, plan your spending, or create a budget that works, try us out! Goodbudget: Budget well. Live life. Do Good. Features, bugs? Please email us at support@goodbudget.com! We're happy to help! ** Leading personal finance app downloaded over 2,000,000 times AND previously featured by Apple, The New York Times, Forbes, CNET, LifeTime TV, The Boston Globe, and Lifehacker **

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  • Detailed enough without being overly complicated.

    5
    By akdandelionmom
    I tried out several apps and online programs for budgeting until settling on Goodbudget. Those include You Need a Budget, Mvelopes, Every Dollar, and Mint, and perhaps others that I’m not thinking of. My preference for Goodbudget is probably very much a personal preference as far as how I like to see accounts and information displayed. In the paid version, there is plenty of room for detail and keeping your different expenses and accounts separate without being overly complicated and technical. I like having an “unallocated” fund to keep excess funds before we have determined what they will be used for or in case our expenses are less for a particular month. I also like that it does not link to my bank account. Some may prefer that option, but I find that I am more aware of my expenses if I’m being forced to enter each one, and it helps force the habit of entering transactions as soon as they are made. The app and online site sync easily, and the expense entry system is intuitive and simple. In the app, entering deposits and merchandise returns requires a different series of operations from an expense, which is a little cumbersome but not awful. I also would love to have the option to take a picture of the receipt and store it with the transaction. All in all, it’s an easy app to use and provides the information I need at a glance. I think it’s definitely worth the money for a paid subscription. I started out paying monthly, but I’ll be upgrading to a yearly payment to save money.
  • Best Budget app around

    5
    By FerdiFab 5
    My wife and I have used this app for the past 5 years and love it! It’s great for making a budget, syncing our selectee purchase and keeping us on track with our finances.
  • Nice but manually tiring

    3
    By mwforsythe
    I wish you could easily connect it to your bank account so the money would automatically reduce from each envelope.
  • Best Budget App

    5
    By kllew14
    Simple, straight forward, easy to use and a great tool to help stick to your budget, track your spending and save!! User since 2012 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • This app is amazing! And super easy to use!

    5
    By Rebeccaphotos
    My husband and I love this app so much! It is the first and only thing that’s ever helped us stay on budget from month to month. I love how easy it is and how it syncs with my husband. Thanks so much to whoever created this app. 💕💕💕💕
  • Difficult to understand & use

    1
    By bikinicar
    I want to like this app. Lots of people seem to love it and use it religiously. I’ve been trying to use it for a week now and I find it clunky, difficult to understand, oddly complicated and not intuitive. The guides are very basic and don't really explain things beyond what is supposed to be straightforward but in practice really isn’t at all. Nothing is easy to adjust or change and I found that I inadvertently messed up my numbers again and again trying to correct or change something. Then I had to revert to outdated or inaccurate numbers to make the budget “work” again. It takes way too much headspace to get a quick understanding of where I was at in terms of my envelopes and then even refilling envelopes mid-budget was so confusing I’ve given up.
  • Really hard to understand

    1
    By Uhh... Christy...
    Probably going to have to find something else to use. I can’t figure out how to add/subtract money from envelopes. I want to throw my phone! So frustrated!
  • No subscription

    1
    By Flannelpj
    I just downloaded the app. And have more than 10 envelopes. So it says to subscribe. But I can’t because the option is not available. So I’m deleting the app. Going to something more comprehensive. The income also does not let you put cents in. Only dollars
  • Best budgeting app I’ve used!

    5
    By SFKNR
    I love Goodbudget! It is seriously the best budget app I’ve ever used. Here’s what I love about it. First, it’s really simple to get started. They have a great Getting Started Video series that walks people through getting set up from start to finish. Second, everything is customizable. So I can create my own envelope categories and set the budget for each. I can create scheduled transactions that add in my income on the day I actually get paid, as well as scheduled payments for things that I pay automatically, like my car insurance. Third, I really appreciate that I have to manually add transactions myself. I think that keeps me much more aware of my spending because I have to add each one myself. My boyfriend uses Mint, and he has no idea how much he’s spent on things until he logs in and categorizes everything. Only then will he realize he’s over budget. That will not happen to you if you diligently add your expenses into Goodbudget. That also forces me to open up the app and actually look at my envelopes before spending, because I know if I don’t have enough cash to cover my purchase, my envelope will go negative, and I work hard to avoid that. Overall, the most important thing Goodbudget allows me to do is plan before I spend by setting money aside in an envelope. That way, I’m consciously making a plan for how I want to spend money that month. And I know that when an envelope is empty, I should stop spending.
  • Goodbudgeting for 6 years and still loving it! :)

    5
    By yellow goose
    Goodbudget has been there for me through all my life and job changes as an adult! I started using Goodbudget when I graduated from college over 6 years ago, back when I was single and had two part-time jobs. Today, I am married and my partner and I each have a full-time job. We have the paid version and track everything in our budget, from birthday gifts to haircuts—we have 40 envelopes. Goodbudget has helped us save for a car, take multiple vacations abroad, and budget for emergencies (car break-ins, flat tires, parking tickets—the Emergencies envelope saved us!) and save for a future home renovation. Here are my favorite things about Goodbudget: 1) Great flexibility in tracking multiple paychecks – I used to have two incomes; one was once a month and one was every Friday, now I get paid twice a month and my husband gets paid every other Friday. We schedule our paychecks to post on the days we actually receive them and fill our envelopes at the beginning of the month using our cushion. Works great. 2) The envelope faces are cute and kind of sassy. Wish I could use the shocked one as an emoji! 3) I just got access to the new debt features and now we can start tracking our mortgage paydown—it’s great that it even calculates the interest for me! There’s a report that shows me my projected payoff date based on my monthly payments. 4) We have monthly meetings to go over our spending and saving goals, and it's really easy to pull up our Goodbudget reports to see our data, organized in a way that makes sense to us. Thank you, Goodbudget!

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