Tracking Expenses ApplicationGeneral

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  1. chevyfan061

    chevyfan061 Member

    I was wondering if you guys track your expenses... i've heard of 2 expense tracking applications (xpenser, toshl)... and was wondering what you use?

  2. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member

    an excel spreadsheet is free :)
  3. NOMster

    NOMster Well-Known Member

    ...and what app are you using to create said spreadsheet on your phone?
  4. jemprop

    jemprop New Member

    EXPENSIFY it is in the market. Love it!! Takes pictures of your receipts and keeps them online for you. FREE!!!!
  5. Sorian

    Sorian Well-Known Member

    I use mint. I know it just came out with an app for android, but the web version ( has been around for a while and both are free. The web version has more functions of course.
  6. masbirdies

    masbirdies Well-Known Member

    I use Mileage Log. Very good app for vehicle reembursement expense recording/reporting.

    It's the only expenses I really need to track.
  7. n8man1068

    n8man1068 Member

    On my phone, I use Loot.
    It's awesome. Free, but I paid for full version because of excellent support.
  8. yup.. it is called all you will ever need
  9. tmrenkenjr

    tmrenkenjr New Member

    I've been using EasyMoney! I love it... able to take pictures of receipts also. Very user friendly!
  10. gmjlopez

    gmjlopez Well-Known Member is what I use. The app finally came out.
  11. Maximilian

    Maximilian New Member

    You should try out ProOnGo Expense. You just take a picture of your receipt, and the app extracts the total amount, date and merchant and creates an expense report.

    Then you export the report via Excel or sync with QuickBooks Online. You can have all your expenses backed up via our server and access them through our web portal and you can also adjudicate expenses (for businesses and employees).
  12. v8dave

    v8dave New Member

    I know this is an old post but I am new to Android and finding a good expenses software package is proving difficult. Most of the ones I can find only support 1 currency. With travelling internationally in my region, I need something that can handle more than 1 currency. Up until now I have always had a WM phone (sshhh. don't tell anyone) and use Expense Plus from Walletware but it seems they are out of business now. Well, any support emails fail to get a response and the website has been the same for years.

    Anyway, my point is that I am a software development engineer as well as electronics design and I am currently learning to programme for the Android platform. I have a lot of experience of Embedded C++, Windows Mobile and PC development so I am not new to programming just to Android... ;)

    I am going to develop over the next few months an Android Expenses application that features the ability to handle international business travel. It can also be used by home users too. I will be including the ability to sync the currency for each day so that you have a record of the trip. I find just now this limitation with my current software as I forget what the rate was at the time and it could be a couple of months between submitting expenses. Even if you do this monthly, having the exchange rate in the expense makes it easier to calculate the total to be reimbursed etc. I was thinking of adding some form of percentage to this so that it covers for any commission you might be charged by the money changer or your credit card, debit from bank etc. This would be optional.

    The software would export via various formats so that you can use the information in your own expenses. Final output is not fully decided yet.

    I am keen to hear any comments from potential users of expense software of any ideas you would like to see in the software. I am looking to develop this in the coming months full time and I plan to release it as a limited free application so that users can try it out before purchasing. As for the commercial version I am going to keep this at a low price so that you will all want to buy it :) so I would appreciate what sort of price you would be willing to pay for it?

    Cheers for listening.
  13. TaxDoktor

    TaxDoktor New Member

    I have been stuck with an iPhone for this very reason. I have not been able to find anything that competes with the iPhone Expense tracking I have been using. If you want a good application to use as a reference, please use iXpenseit for the iPhone. They don't seem to be interested in moving to the Android Platform. I want to be able to import the 2 years+ of data I have into a new application using the CSV format iXpenseit uses.
    If you do create an application that is as good or better than iXpenseit, please let me know.
  14. v8dave

    v8dave New Member

    Hi TaxDoctor. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Thanks also for the info on iXpensit too as this will give me some good ideas for my Android app. It's probably a lot more than I was considering but I like the idea. One of the other things I like to track is cash advances from a credit card. This was always a nightmare before.

    I'll keep this forum place linked and get back to you later on when I am a lot further on with the coding. I would appreciate a small sample file from you then for the app so that I can offer you the ability to import your data.

    I wasn't going to bother with the option to photograph receipts but if this is something you use and I can see the benefits if you lose one by mistake, then I will include this in the programme.

    I am enjoying the challenge of learning Android programming but moving from C to Java is a little daunting right now but I am making good progress and the core look of the software is coming along. I'll post some images later and a link to the website as it gets closer to release. I'll be looking for a few beta testers at a later time too so I will give you a call then.

    Cheers for the feedback.
  15. flamingalah

    flamingalah New Member

    v8dave: integration with FreshBooks would be excellent.
  16. berniebartko

    berniebartko New Member


    I used ExpensePlus for years, even kept a Sony Clie alive because of the currency conversion on the fly. I liked the program and used it lots. But nada out of Walletware for any new phone, as you pointed out. So before selecting a phone now I want to find another application with similar capabilities that Expense Plus had. Saving receipt photos seems useful.

    But I have found nothing yet and my search led to this thread. I am certainly interested in what you are or may be working on here. There should be a market for a $10 +/- travel expense app that works well and syncs well.

    And if you find something else out there please pass it on to us who are waiting.

    Thank you,

  17. v8dave

    v8dave New Member

    Hi Bernie, I suspect Walletware are no longer in business but the software remeains to be sold.

    I am going to incorporate much of what ExpensePlus had and expand upon this for better international travel. I will also add the receipt photo option but this printed out may not always be acceptable by some companies but at least it is a record.

    I was chatting with a client the other day about my appication development and he likes the idea of the daily update to exchange rate because it can sometimes be 2 or months before he can get them completed and trying to remember the rate on the day was difficult.

    Progress on the code is coming along nicely but having to learn Android development at the same time so taking a little longer but I hope to have it out in the market as soon as I can get it done. I promise to be responsive with bug fixes (hopefully not many) and give you all what you are looking for. I'll be keeping the price of the software at a level that will make it attractive. ExpensePlus was a little on the heavy side.

    Cheers for now
  18. TaxDoktor

    TaxDoktor New Member

    I thought I should add a link to Ixpenseit so you can get an idea of some of the features to use for an Android app.

    FYI Mobileware
  19. jehammon

    jehammon Member


    There is an application on the Android platform that does all the stuff that is spoken of in this thread. The application is called Expense IT.

    I too travel internationally for business and needed an Android application that would track all my expenses, mileage (when driving in the States), and time. Because of my international travel, I needed to have exchange rates and currencies to be at the expense level; so, I built the application in that fashion.

    If you have come across this post, I think it will be worth your time to check out the Expense IT application. Here's the link if you want to check it out:
  20. Justitia

    Justitia New Member

    I've been keeping my PamT3 alive in part because of the Expense Plus program. I would love to move everything on to my Droid X. I've checked all kinds of expense software and none compare to Expense Plus by Walletware.

    How is your program coming along... I can't wait to see it.
  21. jehammon

    jehammon Member

    As the developer for Expense IT, I've continued to add features, and continue to plan to add features as users request them. Expense IT has been in the market since the beginning of 2011, and continues to get pretty high reviews from the user community.

    Not sure if you have checked out Expense IT, but I would be interested in feedback if there are features that you would like to see within the application that are not implemented.
  22. tiegetiege

    tiegetiege New Member

    I have used Exoense plus for years ,the best thing since sliced bread I would love to buy a similar program happy to pay $50.00
  23. jehammon

    jehammon Member

    I am pretty sure that Expense IT will meet the needs that are mentioned within this thread. If not, let me know and I will add the feature.
  24. Vorless DarkChaos

    Vorless DarkChaos Well-Known Member

    After taking a look at fyi mobile ware website,every application they make is only for iphone os and no other operating system at all.Right now they do not seem to have any interest in making there applications available to any other operating system anytime soon.iXpenseit is only made for Iphone and no other.
  25. TAmstutz

    TAmstutz New Member

    jehammon: You're getting close to what us rabid Expense Plus fans are looking for, but not quite there yet. I've just started using Expense IT and am finding it to be the closest replacement for Exp Plus so far, but still some missing features. My suggestion is that you try the Exp Plus app for yourself on a Palm device to see where you can improve your product.

    Conceptually, what makes Exp Plus so attractive to me is that it begins with the assumption that you want to create a self contained expense report (something like your Jobs element). Therefore it includes features not in Exp IT such as the ability to enter a cash advance amount for that report (or Job) and customizable categories of expenses which you can match with your corporate chart of accounts (i.e., Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner would all be subcategories linked together under the general expense category Meals...). It also allows you to update foreign currency rates into your app directly from the web. There are other features that are missing in Exp IT that I can't recall right now. As I say, the best way to get it right is to test the Exp Plus app yourself on a Palm device.

    A specific feature I need in Exp IT right away is the ability to add additional currencies to your list of available Exchange Rates. Perhaps this is a limitation of the free trial version, but the app doesn't say so. Specifically, I need currencies added now for more Southeast Asian countries: Thai Baht (THB), Cambodian Riel (KHR), and Malaysian Ringgit (MAR). But in the long run, you should give users the ability to add new currencies to the available Exchange Rates.

    Thanks for listening and improving your product. The sooner it becomes a viable replacement for Exp Plus, the happier I'll be!

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