Multi-User Home Budget App - Is this available?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by radwolf89, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. radwolf89 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    I'd like a home finance/budget application that is made for couples. In other words, my wife and I each with our iPhones could independently enter our spending and it would update both phones so we'd each have access to the total budget & balances. Real-time update would be cool but on-network update once we get home would be fine.

    Does this exist?

    Another approach would be an iPhone app that syncs with your desktop Intuit Quicken or MS Money (yeah right).

  2. windyz macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'm with you!

    My husband and I are also in the same boat! We're looking for something to sync with a mac laptop and and iphone so we initially enter all the specifics with a keyboard, and keep the iphone for running the budget and staying up to date with the status quo.

    If there is an answer that's not too expensive we're in!:)
  3. villageindian macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    You can try Squirrel which has a desktop and iPhone app to sync to.

    You setup budgets on the Mac and this is reflected on the sync. You can keep tabs on your allocated spending.

    Please note that I have not used this app. I have just read about it and have heard good things about it.:)
  4. MacDatBook macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2009
    Couples Can Sync via Home Budget v2.0.1 on app store

    After researching several personal finance options available on the iphone, I went with the Home Budget v.2.0.1. The reviews had a lot of great feedback, but by far the feature that caught my eye the most was that it automatically syncs with other users that you tell it to. This solves many of my wife's and my financial woes!

    More Info:
    Home Budget Website
  5. iggypop macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    iBank + iBank Mobile app

    Not sure if this will meet all your needs, but it's worth suggesting: iBank is a full-featured Quicken alternative with a companion app, iBank Mobile. Syncing is quite robust, and I'm making a point to recommend this combo because multiple users (such as spouses or business partners) can each run iBank Mobile on a separate iPhone, and sync back to the same accounts in iBank on a single desktop copy. More info:
  6. wak0 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    i used budget-planner

    their calendar view is the best feature. it shows you your budget 6 months from now after you input your expenses. Mint is also another favorite. But for ease of use, Budget Planner.
  7. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    what do you like about mint?
  8. kelpi macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2008
    My wife and I use this same setup with syncing to MobileMe. Works out great. I highly recommend.
  9. GPSJane macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Homebudget for iPhone

    Try HomeBudget for iPhone

  10. richimages macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008
    Southeastern US
    HomeBudget allows family sync - and you don't have to use wi-fi to keep different devices up to date - it will work over the air on 3G. It's very nice, and has an absolutely wonderful Calendar View ( or List View, your choice ) of re-occurring bills that are coming due on the next month.

    I really like HomeBudget a lot. Of course it has customized budget planning, with another nice feature for those that are new to budgeting. You can perform the simplest kind of budget possible. You can say, keep all my spending below X dollars for a given month. Or you may go as detailed as you like, with categories and sub-categories and budgeted amounts for each.


    I also like iCompata. You may suffer through the documentation ... but the software is really incredible. This is the only budgeting software that you can pick your major bank when you set up your account. It pre-fills in your banks server URL and attaches that with your account. It has an internal browser that you can navigate to your bank's web site and log in. If your banks has a website whereby you can download your transactions in Quicken or MS Money format, then there is no hand entry required.

    This also has some UK overtone functionality that may be useful for college age roommates or something. It has the concept of creating special "People Accounts" - which as near as I can tell, allows complex multi-person purchases to split responsibilities and tracks an overall net balance between people. Kind of handy, I guess, being married and settled myself, I have no need for this functionality ... but I thought I would mention it as well.

    Anyway, these are some of the best budget - bank finance apps that I have tried.


    best of luck with whatever you decide.
  11. RogerO macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
  12. Dogwin macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012

    im using ixpenseit for iphone , for me looks like the best app for finance, the only problem is that there is no app for desktop and this is frustrating .

    ibank for me is a) expensive for desktop and b) not user friendly for iphone
  13. techiegeek1225 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
    You should try Money Smart for visual display of your cash flow, showing stats of your income and expenses. This isn’t free but I think you could get this one on a cracked version for a jailbroken iPhone. Another one is the Toshl Finance. It’s free and it is a combination of a budget planner and is very useful when you’re needing help in terms of saving up for something.


    Forgot to say that I respect others using 3rd party apps showing their bank accounts but I am a little uncomfortable with this in terms of hacking and some sorta phishing so I haven’t tried any of the apps that’re linked to my bank accts yet.

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