iPhone Monetal. The Expense tracker I develop 6 years.

kruil

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Monetal - The Expense Tracker. Offering a clean and intuitive interface, the application makes it super easy and fun for you to track expenses.

Monetal allows you to create several accounts for cash, credit cards, electronic money, and then log income and expenses for each account via plus and minus icons on the main screen. The process is very fast. When you’re about to pay for gasoline, for example, quickly open Monetal on the phone, click minus, type in the amount, select a tag from the list of commonly used categories, and you’ll be done before you get your change back.

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Why Monetal?

  • Instant loading
  • Add transaction with 3 clicks
  • Considers the costs and revenues
  • Debts and loans
  • Detailed payment history
  • Sync between devices
  • It's charged with positive energy
  • Attracts wealth
  • No ads. Absolutely!
Monetal supports three main platforms, takes 25Mb, free from ads and doesn't required any account or registration. It works fine in offline mode and contains all your data, which will be about 500Kb for 5 years. Thought-out to the smallest detail and having settings for every occasion, Monetal is ready to become your reliable assistant.

From author
"Hello, my name is Ilya, I'm developer of Monetal. Since I have got my first Lumia from Nokia in 2012, I was looking for a good finance manager. Monetal is my vision of the personal finance application. It uses "tap-tap-tap" technology, which provide very fast way to add new transactions. I am using it almost 6 years and now it contains about 9500+ my transactions. I hope that you will like it."

Please feel free to ask any questions or suggest improvements in this thread. Thank you.

How to do a transfer between accounts?
Transfer transaction could be done like any other transaction. After entering amount click button in the bottom menu and switch to transfer tags. Choose account and here you are.
How to add comment or note to transaction?
Hold the tag while create a transaction and enter note. You can also hold an existing transaction, and choose Add note in the context menu.
How can I open year report?
Open Expenses tab which contains current moth report. Use left arrow in the bottom to switch month, use right arrow to see Year and Total reports. Tap month panel at top to open calendar view.
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monetal/id1302304930
Documentation: https://mymonetal.com/help_en.php
Home page: www.myMonetal.com
Support: support@mymonetal.com
Author: Ilya Krupko
 
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kruil

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Hello, new version 1.12 is coming and already available in testFlight channel. I changed dark theme and also fixed several disappointing bugs. Enjoy!

ps. If you like to join beta testers just pm me your email and i will add you to beta testers. Thank you.
 
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kruil

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Hello guys! New version of Monetal 1.12 is available in the App Store :p
What's new?
• New dark theme colors
• Use command olddarktheme to switch to previous dark theme
• New design for category tags
• Current wallet is highlighted in wallets list
• Bug. Selected wallet blinked on app launch
• Bug. Currency rates is updated after app installation.
 

kruil

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Hi guys!
New Year is coming and it's time for a Sale! Next 3 days 27, 28, 29 of December you can buy Premium Forever with 50% discount .
ps. Just open Monetal - Settings - Password and you are on Purchase screen.
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kruil

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Hello guys!
Holidays just ended and it's time to continue... New version of Monetal 1.16 is already available in AppStore. What's new?
  • Wallets editing
  • Currency rates are sorted alphabetically
  • Bug. Fixed error in sync process
  • Bug. Negative account is displayed in right way
  • Bug. Currency rates corresponds selected wallet
  • Bug. Right rate in transfer transactions.
 
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Knowlege Bomb

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$12.00 for a lifetime membership?

I don't see how this app even rates a membership. I paid $2.99 for the premium version of Account Tracker by Graham Haley even though the free version was just as functional because of the continued support over the 7+ years I've been using it.

Another suggestion: allow reordering of accounts rather than auto-sorting alphabetically. This is something that has bothered me over the years with a lot of other applications.

Good luck!
 

kruil

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$12.00 for a lifetime membership?
Hello, yes, for a lifetime membership. But you can wait until end of january there will be a sale with 50% off, i will post an update here.

I am using Monetal about 6 years since end of 2012, and I want to tell you that it's really cool to have all this data (~750kB now including notes) in an instant. I don't have any plans to cancel or stop development, it's a hobby, not a primary job. Also my wife and some other friends uses Monetal so I can't just drop everything =)

Yes, you are right about reordering, i definitely do it in future, but so far I need to implement more general things like recurring transactions, budgets and etc. Now if you have more than 3 accounts you can group them in wallets, just hold Total in main view and follow instructions. Truly I have an article about wallets but its in russian, I will translate it in a few days.

ps. I plan to write a converters from different apps so if you like i can take a look to yours, because i understand that nobody wants to drop 7 years of finance history.
 
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Knowlege Bomb

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Hello, yes, for a lifetime membership. But you can wait until end of january there will be a sale with 50% off, i will post an update here.

I am using Monetal about 6 years since end of 2012, and I want to tell you that it's really cool to have all this data (~750kB now including notes) in an instant. I don't have any plans to cancel or stop development, it's a hobby, not a primary job. Also my wife and some other friends uses Monetal so I can't just drop everything =)

Yes, you are right about reordering, i definitely do it in future, but so far I need to implement more general things like recurring transactions, budgets and etc. Now if you have more than 3 accounts you can group them in wallets, just hold Total in main view and follow instructions. Truly I have an article about wallets but its in russian, I will translate it in a few days.

ps. I plan to write a converters from different apps so if you like i can take a look to yours, because i understand that nobody wants to drop 7 years of finance history.
The one I use has everything I need and a lot I don't use, including budgets and recurring transactions, so I can't really see myself spending money (especially a subscription) to switch to something else that has fewer features.

The reason I commented was more to share my thoughts on you charging a subscription rather than a one-time purchase price (or even offering a free version) for something that isn't quite fully baked just yet.

I appreciate your dedication/enthusiasm though!
 

kruil

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charging a subscription rather than a one-time purchase price (or even offering a free version)
Oh, yes, I got you. But subscriptions are just an option along with one time payment, and also many people uses free version even without knowledge that its limited somehow. Monetal doesn't ask user to buy premium or demonstrate app status until you are trying to enable some paid feature, and it also doesn't have any ads.

For me subscription gives an opportunity to pay for particular benefit. I even would like to see subscriptions for home stuff and tech products, becauses in this case marketing not so important compared to product quality and usage experience.

This price is also about supporting project for those who see its potential and wants project to grow.
Anyway thank you for sharing your thoughts!
 

kruil

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Hey guys, as I wrote before today Monetal on sale with 50% discount. I was trying to publish new version right in this moment but just now found a new issue. So update is delaying for a few days while i am fixing it. Thank you.
 

zagiame

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Hey guys, as I wrote before today Monetal on sale with 50% discount. I was trying to publish new version right in this moment but just now found a new issue. So update is delaying for a few days while i am fixing it. Thank you.
hello, please check the price you entered, cuz i am seeing it as doubled the price, not reduced by half.
 

kruil

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i am seeing it as doubled the price
Hi, that is right. Sale is over now becauses it lasted for 3 days, and yesterday price was increased. There was actually two sales last month and I don't plan any new sales in this moment. Currently I am working on recurring transactions and hope to deliver it in a few weeks.
 

zagiame

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Feb 4, 2019
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Hi, that is right. Sale is over now becauses it lasted for 3 days, and yesterday price was increased. There was actually two sales last month and I don't plan any new sales in this moment. Currently I am working on recurring transactions and hope to deliver it in a few weeks.
wait, what!?
like you told me to wait for the post Christmas sale, because I own the premium version on Windows Phone, and so I've been checking the price every single day since 10th of January, and the price never changed from 12usd. Well today it is 26usd. I didn't get it, when was that price drop?
 

kruil

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today Monetal on sale with 50% discount
I notified about it here in post from 31 february. Sale was lasting about 3 days. If you was having any difficulties during that period you could notify me and post here about any problems. Since I didn't get any messages about any purchase problems I believe you really missed it somehow( .
 

zagiame

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I notified about it here in post from 31 february. Sale was lasting about 3 days. If you was having any difficulties during that period you could notify me and post here about any problems. Since I didn't get any messages about any purchase problems I believe you really missed it somehow( .
yeah, I see the post
as I told you, I am checking every day and today is the first day that the price is different from 12usd
that's the reason why I opened the forum to see what is happening, why there is price change and why there was no price drop as announced
 

kruil

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that's the reason why I opened the forum to see what is happening
Hmm, I got you. I don't know what was wrong and why you didn't find price drop but ok, let's make another sale in 3d of March which is a Liberation Day holiday in Bulgaria. As before I will post notification here.
 

zagiame

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Hmm, I got you. I don't know what was wrong and why you didn't find price drop but ok, let's make another sale in 3d of March which is a Liberation Day holiday in Bulgaria. As before I will post notification here.
okay, I will be looking forward it
btw I would suggest some improvement
it easier for me to explain it with sample:

"Income & Payments" - Month Report
food 300usd / 10usd per day
total 300usd / 10usd per day

"Income & Payments" - Year Report
food 1 200usd / 100usd per month
total 1 200usd / 100usd per month
basically I think it would be great to add some info on how the money you have spent are divided by days (for month report) and by months (for year report)
 

zagiame

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Sure, it's already done in Android and it must be implemented in iOS in nearest future.
great, sorry didn't know that it is already a feature in the android version
I am still using my Windows Phone and haven't fully switched to iOS
 

zagiame

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Feb 4, 2019
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Hello, I find it strange that expenses are not sorted by the time they were made in the daily view:
For example I have added few expenses throughout my day and at the end of the day I add expense "Food" and when I check the account on the timeline the last expense is not on top, but at the end or somewhere in the middle. first I though they were sorted by expenses name, but that is not the case because there are multiple "Food" expenses and in-between them sometimes goes "others" or "debts"
 

kruil

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Hi, yes, looks strange. Transaction doesn't have information about time it was made just date, so I can't just sort them by time. Anyway I will check what's wrong there, thanks for feedback!
 

kruil

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kruil

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Russia, St.Petersburg
Hello guys,
Sometimes I feel like this thread is my own diary but sorry, I can't be silent)
New version of Monetal 1.20 is available in App Store.

What's new?
- I fixed a sad bug while transactions was cloned after editing
- Transactions sorted by adding time in transaction list
- Implemented extended category statistic. Since now this article is related also to iOS

Feel free to ask me any questions about Monetal and also check documentation on www.myMonetal.com .
 
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