Envelopes: Budget Manager

Envelopes: Budget Manager

By emdentec ltd

  • Category: Finance
  • Release Date: 2016-08-14
  • Current Version: 3.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.87 MB
  • Developer: emdentec ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 30 Ratings

Description

Envelopes is a virtualisation of the envelope budgeting method. It is simple to use and allows you to keep a close eye on where your money is being spent, but without the need to keep paper envelopes filled with cash around. ∙ Create unlimited envelopes and order them to your preference. ∙ Set up a budget with Quick Deposits and distribute your income to all your envelopes at once. ∙ Create withdrawals, deposits, and transfers with custom memos to track your spending. ∙ Secure your data with a passcode, and use Touch ID if supported by your device. ∙ Transfer all your data from Envelopes 2.

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Reviews

  • Just what I needed

    5
    By iguy_4
    I love working with the app but one feature request would be scheduled reoccurring transfers/transactions.
  • Easy to use

    4
    By kiz2015
    I’ve been using this app for several years. The one thing that did not carry over from the legacy version is the “stickie pad” for each envelope. That was where I kept track of items I’m saving up for and was a big help in curbing impulse spending. I could find another app to do that, but it was handy having it in the same app.
  • Solid App

    4
    By K't
    I had the older version—which was previously free. I feel like these apps (old and current version) are the same. They do have the ability to write a note for each transaction. The color scheme and look is different and the layout looks cleaner. I am putting it at 3/5 stars because it is $7! I tried a tooooon of different apps out there to have another free app, but I wanted something simple like this. So with that said, why is this simple app $7? It does the trick though. Update: I’m putting it at 4/5 because there are some features I like with this version: How to auto fill budgeted amounts (all or just selected envelopes). I like the layout of how the transactions appear in each envelope too.
  • Not as good as Envelopes 2

    3
    By GQ32
    Had to go to this version with iOS 11. I don’t like that Notes are gone, and. I don’t like the color scheme of the app. Also couldn’t import data from prior version. This version just operates clunky and looks like crap. Bring back an iOS compatible version of the old version 2 please! Some apps are good enough from the get go. Do t know why developers always gotta tinker...
  • Solid 3/5

    3
    By Tindy89
    I bought this app because Envelopes 2 finally died. Without warning. I didn’t even know this version existed until I went to the App Store to find an easy, similar envelope budgeter (so uh... thanks for the A+ customer service, guys.) It’s definitely not worth $7, but for it is it’s great. EXCEPT that it’s missing two QUITE IMPORTANT facets that were in Old Faithful: Notes, and Auto-Budget. Yeah yeah, if you put the same amount in, don’t set a budget for it, blah blah blah. But if you don’t know how much you’re getting each pay, it’s SO MUCH EASIER to Auto-Budget and see what’s leftover for saving or spending! Notes alone would be useful, but without both it’s just crippling. For $7 I would expect full functionality and - as a whim- more than 10 envelope colors (two of which are nearly identical??)
  • Helpful

    4
    By LauraB218
    I've only been using this app for one pay period, but I'm seeing an immediate effect on how I spend! I like that I can move money between envelopes, and change amounts any time I want- I freelance, so my budget is different every two weeks. It's very simple, which is good, but I wouldn't mind a more modern aesthetic; I think the $6.99 is a little steep for the app, but am still happy with my purchase. The one thing I would really like to see is a "reset" option. I don't like seeing my last transactions from previous pay periods, or having to fake a withdraw to get it down to zero. Hopefully this could become an option for those who like a fresh start each paycheck!
  • Liked the old version much better.

    2
    By Feffy Borth
    The concept of this app is great. It's simple and functional. It's an easy way to digitally separate financial categories "envelopes." It is extremely manageable compared to other apps I have tried. The things I don't like - the font is much smaller than the old version. AND NOW I'm finding out they're removing the "NOTES" functionality of this app. CRAZY! I used that all the time. This app is way too overpriced. The old version was much better, with many more options - but is "no longer supported" I sincerely wish they would allow both versions to remain stable and give people their options.
  • Very easy to upgrade from previous App

    4
    By vtspoon
    I love this app. I have used the previous app for years now. Just one complaint, I loved being able to mark my deposits as weekly, monthly, annually or just being able to make my own titles. Very minor, but I can get use to the newer version.
  • Best one yet

    5
    By Jbush76#
    Tried so many other apps, not only is this the best one by far its one of only two that actually does what I need....simple envelope budgeting. I think the best part is that its very hands-on and leave the control with the user rather than making assumptions. The only thing I wish it had was synchronization between multiple devices.
  • Easy way to track spending

    5
    By 555thom
    I've used this app for a little over a month now and it has helped keep me from over spending. It has a clean appearance and is easy to use. When I make a purchase with my debit card or checking account I add the expense in the app right then in a couple seconds. Much easier than having real cash envelopes and dealing with that mess. First set up a budget and at the beginning of each month fill your envelopes with the categories you determine then record each transaction. I made it 26 days before running out of money, without the help of this app it would have been a lot less.

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