Envelope budgeting software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crissy, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. crissy macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2006
    New York
    I'm really interested in using envelope budgeting. Currently, i'm using Mint but it doesn't seem to work well as a budgeting tool. Tried Yodlee, too, it's a bit better than Mint that it can access phone/electrical bill etc but it is still lacking with the budgeting aspect. Has anyone tried the Mvelope software or can recommend good envelope budgeting softwares? Thanks!
  2. crissy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2006
    New York
    I'll look up Moneywell and Squirrel, thanks.
    Do both require that you manually download transactions from your accounts? Or does it access them like Mint or Yodlee does?
    Have anyone tried Fortora Fresh Finance?
    Anyone tried Mvelopes (just found out it's web-based)?
  3. cmchien macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    There's also the Easy Envelope Budget Aid (EEBA). Web-based like Mint.com (plus mobile Web and Android device support for now), but unlike Mint, it's based on the envelope method of budgeting.

    Using the mobile Web site or an Android device, you can check balances and record transactions at the point-of-sale, closely approximating the true cash envelope system.

    See www.eebacanhelp.com
  4. pasipple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    I use Moneywell and it's a simple process to download my account transactions from BofA. No charge.
  5. gravescp macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2010
    I have been using mvelopes for about 2 years. It is a great service, that does everything I want in an envelope budget system with three drawbacks. First, it is flash based and very slow. Second, It often has difficulty with consistent bank information downloads. I have many times found duplicate entries and had to reenter my bank information. Lastly, it is expensive for what it is.

    If mvelopes was trying to update their software, creating full featured mobile applications etc. I would buy stock in the company, but right now they are just sitting still. My subscription ends in March, and I am, like you, searching for a replacement.
  6. jrg24 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007
    check out ynab3. it runs on adobe air, and is pretty good. has a whole methodology behind it that is kind of cool too. youneedabudget.com
  7. gravescp macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2010
    looks nice, but adobe air has the same difficulty as flash, which is it is not usable on an iphone or the future ipad. Since I do 50% of my work on this platform, especially, when I am on the road this probably isn't the best option, for me.

    Thanks for the suggestion though :)
  8. juliainor macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    I also use YNAB 3 and like it. It is a different methodology than what I'm used to, but it's grown on me.

    They are currently working on an iPhone app but there is not an ETA yet.
  9. humblepie macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2009
  10. clarky07 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    We've just released an app called Ez Budget. It does the direct connections and envelope budgeting as well as syncing with our iPhone and iPad apps. Ez Budget
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    Dec 3, 2011
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    Apr 16, 2012
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