Macs come with Safari, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iTunes, iPhoto and other apps which don’t cross pollinate functionality. If worrying about monthly expenses is a problem for you, here’s one Mac app that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Do One Thing Well
When I was young my father taught me ‘Do one thing, and do it well‘ as opposed to becoming a Jack of all trades, master of none.
I didn’t follow that advice but I recognize the value, and based on that, usually pick my tools because they do the job right.
That’s what Monthly Expenses does. It’s an elegant, simple, straightforward Mac app that won’t infringe on Quicken’s popularity.
All it does is what you’d expect it to do based upon the app’s name. Monthly Expenses tracks your monthly expenses and applies the total to your budget.
It’s a very straightforward way to see if you’re living within your means or to highlight the fact that there’s still too much month left at the end of your money.
Set a monthly budget amount, enter the expenses.
Monthly Expenses will list all your expenses for the month, and then compare the total with your budgeted amount for the month.
If you’re intimidated by the likes of Quicken or iBank, but still need something to track your monthly expenses, this is a good choice.
It’s affordable, simple to setup and use, password protected, and doesn’t pretend to be a money management app with a foot-long list of features you’d never use.
It’s also perfectly named.