'When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is.' Oscar Wilde
What's with the Oscar Wilde quote, you ask? Well, while we're not going to get into a discussion about what the most important thing in life is, there's no denying that keeping a tab on your finances is a useful thing.
With this in mind, we've tested Money Tab for you. Find out whether it's worth your money in today's review.
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Features & Use
Please note: for privacy reasons, we've used the developers' official photos as screenshots.
Money Tab is the kind of app I love: i.e. simple design, useful functionality. It starts off very nicely with a great intro and explanations on how to regulate the settings. Setting up hence doesn't take very long; in fact, it's actually fun to do, seeing as the developers have left little funny comments here and there. A nice touch.
The next step is to enter your own data in the available categories. The options here are broad: clothes, gadgets, flowers, ... and if ever you don't find what you're looking for (if, say, you happen to be a shoelace collector or passionate aquarium visitor), you can always enter your own categories.
Transactions are entered manually, and there's a time frame option to keep a better overview of when you spent what. If you tend to do something often (going to the baker's, parking fees, etc.), why not add a shortcut to make things easier?
Seeing how much you've spent in a given category or in all is also hassle-free. A monthly statistics tell all, as does a finance history. The history is a no-brainer if you've only got a few entries, but may be a bit muddled if you're a very enthusiastic Money Tab user.
I would like to see an option for selecting specific periods within the monthly statistic, rather than seeing the whole four week period. Also, tags aren't available in the history view, and , as mentioned, it can get a bit confusing when you've got lots of entries.
My biggest complaint would be that it isn't possible to set up more than one account. This is annoying for users with expense accounts or who wish to list private and business expenses separately. A cloud service isn't integrated either, and there's no budget limit (maybe with an alarm?) or starting off sum.
Money Tab is very promising and we love how easy it is to use. It could become a very useful tool to have around, but for now there's still room for improvement. Still, we would recommend the application to users who are looking for a basic, straight-forward finance manager.
Screen & Controls
Absolutely no complaints in this category: Money Tab comes with a simple and intuitive design that makes using the features easy. The app is also adapted for Android ICS, meaning there's no annoying menu bar on the HTC One X.
Speed & Stability
Money Tab performs smoothly on newer generation devices such as the HTC Sensation or HTC One X. We also tested it on the Samsung Galaxy Gio and HTC Desire and found that it lags sometime, especially when selecting the date.
Conclusion: runs well on new devices but not optimally on older one.
Money Tab is available for EUR 0,84 from the AndroidPIT App Center.