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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by messlah, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. messlah

    messlah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    on my old phone (palm treo 755) i had a checkbook app that i used daily. i have tried several finance apps on the market, but none seem to do what i want. i have tried the following:

    checkbook genius

    with the old program i could create budgets, set up future payments/deposits, show & hide transactions from the transaction list (ie hide cleared items) and display acct balance on a specific day.

    the apps i've tried so far do make decent checkbook registers, but i miss the flexibility of my old app. anyone know of or have experience with another app that could do all this? i have no problem paying for an app that does all this.

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  2. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Android Expert

    Check out Firewallet. Been using it since the G1 came out and I love it.
  3. Yong

    Yong Newbie

    financisto has been awesome for me. its really flexible and intuitive plus its free. best app of the ones ive tried so far.
  4. Jon Nale

    Jon Nale Android Enthusiast

    In a few weeks, I will be starting development on a Checkbook app (I am at college, and have finals this week). I will update you all when it is finished.
  5. messlah

    messlah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the responses. i've installed the two mentioned and will try them out today.

    and jon, if you need someone to test the new software once you are done, pm me and id be happy to try it.
  6. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    I am hoping Mint creates an app for the Android.

    Let me know if you find a good finance app.
  7. messlah

    messlah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    just an update:

    financisto is pretty decent. not as polished as firewallet, but very flexible. the reports and budget planning are very handy. it is almost a little more than what i was looking for.

    firewallet is awesome. it has pretty much everything i was looking for. very clean and straight forward. good example of a customizable checkbook app. i will be using this as my checkbook register app for now.
  8. Yong

    Yong Newbie

    Yeah firewallet is nice but only a 30 day trial and then its $7 for the app
  9. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Mint.com has already said that they are (or will be) working on an Android app. I don't remember where I read it, but it's supposed to be out sometime next year. I can't wait, this is killer, and something that will make a lot of Android users very happy. Along with Flash and 2.1, 2010 should be a great year for Droid owners.
  10. messlah

    messlah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i don't mind throwing a little scratch to developers for a good product. these guys are investing their time and skill to make something for others to use, more often than not for free.
  11. mloewen

    mloewen Newbie

    I used their program on my last phone and it worked for what I needed.
    I could email a qif from it to my computer and import it to program and keep records without having to enter it again. I contacted them and they are developing it for Android now. Out early the year. Not sure what features it will have. Meanwhile I am using Checkbook Genius and keeping my eyes open.
  12. I would like to offer you to look at Cashew - the personal finance manager that has been recently released by our team.

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    Cashew web site

    Cashew is available on Android Market (besides you can find it on few alternative markets and directly from Cashew web site).

    However, as I learned from your message you use almost every feature of a typical (or I would rather said advanced) personal finance manager application. Cashew can not offer all these features at the moment. It supports pretty complete set of account management features, basic transactions management (without splits and scheduled transactions), multiple currencies, categories hierarchy, and reports.

    You can find more information about Cashew in User's Manual.

    We are going to continue working on Cashew, and currently collecting feedback from our users to prioritize out TODO list. We highly appreciate comments from advances personal finance management applications users, like you. So if you have a spare time we would like to ask you to look at Cashew and give us a feedback (we didn't have a possibility to test the application on the Motorola Droid, however we hope it should run there pretty good).

    Thank you in advance.
  13. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member

    First off, that users manual is a fine example of great end user documentation. Other android dev's, take note. :)

    Can you guys implement an export feature so that we can then import the data into finance software on our computers?
  14. Thank you for appreciating our work! :)

    Export/import functionality is already in our todo list for one of the nearest versions. However, it is pretty loosely defined at the moment. We haven't decided yet what it should look like. Should we support basic CSV, or something more advanced like QIF or OFX. So any input on this is welcome.
  15. drabidea

    drabidea Member

    Is that is syncs with my banks website to have up to date account info. I really hate having to put in every $2.13 transaction I make. A Mint app on the way makes me very happy.

    It would be even better if I could transfer funds from one account to another but I can understand the security issues with that feature.

    Any apps that can do either of these features?
  16. husbeardan

    husbeardan Lurker

    Let me know I will test it out. It would be nice if you could export the data to MS Money or Quicken if you can sync it with one of those applications.
  17. zomgzombies

    zomgzombies Lurker

    I have been using Loot. It's free and straight to the point. It does multiple accounts, recurring, and transfers too. Great app and its FREE. (don't hesitate to donate the dev as usual, i did because i love the app)
  18. JohnDa

    JohnDa Newbie

    I would argue that most people do not need to know how much money they have immediately, but rather how much money they will have at the end of the week, 2 weeks, or month, depending on their payperiod. I have tried Firewallet, DailyCash Pro, EasyMoney, and Loot and not a single one of these programs correctly projects balances based on reoccurring payments. I find this frustrating, because it is a simple algorithm to figure out a balance on any date...if a gradeschooler can do it, a smartphone should be able to. If anyone knows of such a program, please let me know. Thanks.
  19. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Android Enthusiast

    whats a good basic checkbook one i need one for my gf she just need to keep track of her bank account to so basically balancing the checkbook
  20. kinsellas

    kinsellas Lurker

    I am looking for a check register program that my wife and I can have on our phones that will update between phones...anyone?
  21. Jon Nale

    Jon Nale Android Enthusiast

    I am working on something like this, but I am working on my last semester of college so I have been rather busy. I will let you know if and when I finish it.
  22. river

    river Lurker


    This is exactly how I feel. I can log in to my bank to see how much money I have. But if often has not included a transaction or two. Ergo I am looking for a checkbook program.
    The most important thing is to be able to look at the end of the week, month, etc., and see how much will be there after all my usual repeating payments, so I know if it's OK to spend X dollars now. Just knowing how much I have now doesn't help.

    Can somebody please implement this?

  23. Kairosgrammy

    Kairosgrammy Member

    I know how much money will have at the end of the month. Nada :)
  24. staceygodbee

    staceygodbee Lurker

    I would love a very simple password protected checkbook app that allows me to name the accounts and subtract when I make purchases or add when I have extra money come in but allows me to do a dry run first to see how much you would have left after....then once you make the purchase it shows how your budget is doing and it also allows you to increase or decrease your budget at anytime. I would like the app to sync up to my bank account in a split screen and show banks view and the other side would be apps view because it takes days sometimes weeks for money to come out of the bank so they are not as accurate as an app would be. Also the ability to remove things that I'm not going to use that others may. Such as stuff with stocks and whatknot.
  25. brnr17

    brnr17 Android Enthusiast

    i hope you don't procrastinate with your schoolwork that bad! :D

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