A number of Mac app makers stepped in to fill the void with a variety of money management apps. Mac sales grew to record levels, and Intuit saw the light and published Quicken Essentials for the Mac (in the hopes of making up with Mac users). If money is an object, here’s a way to track it, and keep more of it.
Daily Expenses For Expenses
It’s not that Mac money management apps are expensive; they range in price from free to $60 or more. It’s that most are complicated little animals.
If all you need is a simple budget for daily expenses, take a look at Daily Expenses. Yes, that’s the name. How’s that for descriptive?
I like to think of Daily Expenses as a mini Quicken Essentials. No, it doesn’t come with the same bells and whistles, but it also costs much less.
What Daily Expenses does is track your expenses, maintain a budget, give you categories for expenses, create a balance sheet, and display a few pretty charts and graphs.
See? Simplicity with color.
OK, but what does Daily Expenses do that makes it worth the low price?
Expenses are tracked and recorded by amount, date, category, payment method, and description. Expenses for any period can be viewed by category or payment.
Daily Expenses will automatically generate a balance sheet, and display charts and graphs of your expenses by category. A quick glance tells you where your stand.
Or, rather, where your money went.
Daily Expenses has a few nice extra features, too, including a built-in backup, data export, security, iCloud storage, and customizable reports.
It’s more suited to track expenses, but it’s not a glorified Mac checkbook app. The interface, while seemingly simple, is a bit unintuitive (three sections; expenses, income, balance), but once you’ve added a few expenses, all it takes is a click to get updated.