Rated 5 stars and loved by thousands of users!
Unlike traditional complicated budgeting apps, Daily Budget Original focuses on being simple, easy and actually fun to use.
-- SAFE & PRIVATE –-
The app does not connect to bank accounts, so there is no need to enter your online banking log in data.
Also, we do not sell user data. The data stays on your device only. If you want to sync your data, you can encrypt it before uploading it to the cloud.
-- KEY FEATURES ARE FREE, FOREVER --
Many users are happy and saving a lot of money with the free version, without any additional paid features.
Free features: Daily Budget calculation, planning & saving for big spending, basic categories for expenses, backup.
Paid features: More and customizable categories, data encryption, PIN protection, Multi users via Dropbox, Remove ads, CSV file export, analysis graphs.
-- USER REVIEWS –-
Beyond spectacular! - This app is so fantastic- as with many other reviewers, I've tried other budgeting apps like Mint. But this is the only app that actually works. It incentives me to spend less money on some days, have extra to spend on the weekends. Thank you for not adding too many bells and whistles!
Life Changing - I am the WORST with finances and I've tried other apps, including Mint, which I used for a week and quit. But this app?? It's amazing. I can't speak highly enough of how much this app is getting my life together. I'm aggressively saving, paying off all of my bills and I know exactly what I get to spend a day. I will never NOT use this. I hope it's here forever.
Helps you be Accountable - This app turns my financial life into a game that I feel I can win. Daily Budget really works and it's core design sets it apart from other apps.
-- IN MEDIA –-
“Take the blah out of budgeting” – Seventeen Magazine
“An utterly fantastic approach to saving” – Apppicker
“Super-quick, easy way to show how well we're doing” - Appadvice
-- HOW IT WORKS --
1. Enter your regular income, like salary or monthly allowance.
2. Enter your recurring expenses, like rent or gym.
3. Enter your savings goal, like 10%.
4. Watch your Daily Budget gets calculated and know how much you can spend every day!
*Daily Budget is calculated simply as (Income – Expenses – Saving)/Number of days in a month.
Watch your budget grow as you stay below your daily budget. Now, saving money is suddenly a fun game!
[Watch] Apple Watch version
[Widget] Fixes update issue
[Balance] Added an icon for sync problems
[Balance] Improved calculation for 3-days-graph
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My Unorthodox Use Case
So I’m actually in college with a semester-based stipend for food bought on campus. The way the university deals with this “meal plan” is quite clunky, so I decided to get my own budgeting app and work out the budget myself.
I mainly care about portioning out a bit of the meal plan each day for big events and such, but the app is also quite functional in that I can transfer all of the collected finance data into a CSV spreadsheet!
Returning to the meal plan, the way the app tries to set up my budget as more income-based than allowance-based is probably useful for most use cases of this app. However, my meal plan is essentially just a gift card that I swipe on campus, with a fixed amount at the start of each semester. In order to get around the “income” problem for this app, I essentially just have the pay period (a setting in the income options) to the duration of the semester. From there, the app calculates how much you get every day, and just gives you that fixed income for as long as you wish. I’ve found that basically for August and January, when I’m not spending meal plan for half of those months, I just subtract all of the accrued savings and continue on with the semester!
Overall, love the app. Easy to use. Also has a good Internet forum on reddit.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your detailed review! You can also enter your meal plan amount as an extra income and distribute it over the necessary period. In this case it'd be easier to edit it. But in general regular income does the same things with start and end date.
It works - for real.
Update after using for 6 weeks: it's even better than I expected. You never know how apps will pan out over the long term, but this is, by a very long way, the best budgeting app I've ever used. I love how I put my fixed costs in and the minimum I want to save and then that's it. Those costs are not relevant to me when they come in (because they are already "paid for" with this budget tool), so I only need to focus on the variable expenses. I don't have any fixed costs in for food because it's so much in my control (e.g., do I really need to buy groceries, or can I eat what's here? Do I have money to go out to eat?). Over Mother's Day weekend expenses got high because I took my mom out for dinner & drinks and bought her a gift. But even with that, this app I helped tremendously. I was "in the orange" for about 5 days, so I just was really-really careful about not spending during that time. Anyway, I could go on...if you don't think budgeting can work for you, try this app. It will surprise you.
I've just started with it, but wow. Very enlightening. I know it'll work. I, too, like that it doesn't automatically load in expenses. I have plenty of apps that do that, and it doesn't help keep my budget going. This has.
Developer Response ,
Many thanks for your feedback – we are happy to hear that you keep using the app for a long time! We will go on improving Daily Budget for future releases!
Awesome app but...
If that is the case, can you add a button below “delete” that says “end recurring expense” or “end” that just put ends the expense so that users don’t have to set the end date to previous month (that’s the more annoying part). Also, if you want to make magic happen, if I change something about the recurring expense, ask the user if it wants it to apply to all cycles or just this one. Then if user selects just this one you behind the scenes ends the expense in the previous cycle, clone the expense with new start and end dates and boom, problem solved. The last suggestions is better than the first one. Hope you can implement that. Thanks.
I use this app everyday. It’s how I manage my money. I just want to ask for a minor change that it was introduced recently. Please, please, let me change and tweak my regular income and recurring expenses per cycle like it was before. Now if I change something, it will affect all my cycles because now the app uses date ranges for everything. I just want to tweak my current cycle. I do not want to need to change the end date so that I can “finish” the recurring expense and create another one with the same name with my new number. It’s just annoying. Let us modify our daily budget per cycle without modifying the before ones. Thanks. Used to love the app but that little change is making everything hard for me.
Developer Response ,
Thanks a lot for your patience! The team has released a beta-version – would you be interested in trying it to check whether it solves the issue for you? If you agree, please, kindly tell us your email address at "firstname.lastname@example.org" and advise which version you are using - blue-icon Pro version or yellow-icon Original version. You will get an invitation from Apple (TestFlight ) to the specified email.
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- C Ruttinger
- 122.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © C Ruttinger
- In-App Purchases
- All features $9.99
- More category icons $2.99
- Analysis graphs $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.