There are some Mac apps that just by the name tell you what the app stands for. iPhoto, Calendar, Contacts, and Bills are good examples of a descriptive title. What does Bills do? It’s a no-brainer. Bills helps you with your bills.
Where Are My Bills?
The most popular Mac money management apps can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and most of them are somewhat descriptive.
There’s no pretension with Bills. It’s not about managing your many bank accounts, or watching your stock portfolio, or giving you a one-click graph to visualize net worth.
Bills is about bills and it helps to make sure you know how much is due, when it’s due, and what’s been paid or not.
Bills is simple, too, and has a gentle learning curve, yet is smart enough to sync with Bills on another Mac or Bills on your iPhone.
And, Bills is colorful.
Bills is robust enough to have pie charts and bar charts to describe visually what’s been paid and how your debts are reduced over time.
Getting started with Bills is straightforward.
Set up account categories so you’ll have a list of where your money goes.
That’s about it, but Bills also logs every payment you make for every bill, lists overdue bills, and even uses Notification Center for timely reminders.
Repeating bills are easy to setup, and the pie chart displays a break down of the monthly bills. Bills is smart enough to understand money doesn’t grow on trees and it handles partial payments for bills where you have too much month left over at the end of your money.
There’s a calendar view, a historical view, PIN code security to protect your data, and plenty of sorting, filtering, and exporting options so your expense data can be handed over to a bookkeeper, account, CPA, or attorney.
The reminders are flexible, too, including a reminder on the due date as well as options for x-number of days before the due date. In all fairness to Quicken and others with larger price tags, Bills is pretty good, focuses only on bills and payments, and strain your brain trying to figure out how to use it.