My Expense Tracker is a very simple “I need this” kind of application. We realized that we needed to track various kinds of expenses for IRS records, customer billing and more. We looked at various applications present on the iTunes store and bought a few only to find that in our opinion each was far to complex. For example, one expense program we downloaded offered the ability to add automobiles. This seemed like a good idea until we tried to use it to track our mileage expense traveling to Denver one day. It took over 5 minutes to figure out that to enter a “trip” we had to first select the automobile then navigate a menu to find “Trips” then hit a + button to add a trip. It seemed like a ton of work.
We decided to write our own very simple expense tracker, one that we could use every day and it has been our experience that often if we have a tool we use, sometimes others will find it useful as well. My Expense Tracker is about as simple as it gets. When you run the application after a brief splash screen you are presented with a set of free-form data entry fields where you can enter just about any kind of expense and include notes about the expense as well.
When you press the save button the expense is recorded in a small SQL database on your phone. You can continue to add new expenses as often as you would like. At the bottom of the data entry screen is a button that allows you to email your expenses and to delete them. Emailing your expenses is how you get them from the SQL database to say an Excel spreadsheet or an expense form. Once you have submitted your expenses or entered them into your tax records the delete button allows you to clean the database for a fresh start.
My expense tracker is simple, clean, and effective. Don’t get caught up in the messy multiple screen solutions offered by other vendors. My Expense Tracker gets the job done fast and easy.