It’s bill paying time and for years we’ve used the top desktop drawer method. Put the bills in. Wait a few weeks. Bring the bills out and start writing checks. That works but there’s a better way to pay bills.
Track Bills And Paid Bills
Obviously, the Mincey method of using the desktop drawer to hold bills until bill paying time is fraught with opportunities for disaster.
In the past, bills have dropped into a lower drawer and been lost (but paid the next month after an overdue charge reminder).
We’ve tried a number of Mac money management apps, including Quicken, but came away confused, flustered, and tired of an endless number of menus and options.
Bill paying shouldn’t be hard. Bills To Pay is a simple, inexpensive Mac app that can make bill paying less of a chore.
All it does is display which bills are coming up, which are overdue, which have been paid, and how much is due (or paid already).
There’s not much to master in Bills to Pay so that makes it highly usable.
Click the Bills To Pay icon in the Mac’s Menubar to setup a new bill. Give it a name, currency, amount, the due date, and the frequency of the bill. From then forward Bills To Pay displays what’s due and when and how much.
As you pay each bill, simply click the Paid button in Bills To Pay and it gets recorded as paid. Bills To Pay works with Notification Center in OS X so you get an alert for upcoming bills and those overdue.
Bills To Pay syncs between Macs using iCloud, and other than an option to add a note to each bill, that’s it. No extra menus. No other options. Just a clever and simple way to track upcoming and paid bills, and get a reminder of what bills are coming up.
Considering the low price, this is a good way to keep tabs on your bills so you don’t have too much month leftover at the end of your money.