*** Proven To Work! 30+ Million chores completed and 20+ Million allowances paid using iAllowance! ***
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Put piggy banks and paper money behind you! iAllowance is the only thing you need to manage your child's finances and teach him or her about saving and spending money. Whether you want to set up a weekly allowance or pay out a special reward, iAllowance handles everything for you with an eye-pleasing and easy-to-use interface.
- Simple and Fun
- Run on all your iOS devices.
- Automatic and free Instant Sync
- Works With ALL Your Children
- Unlimited Number of Banks with Optional Interest
- Automatic Allowance Payments
- Chores/Jobs Tracking with Push Reminders
- Reward Tracking - Great For Motivation
- Use Real Money, Stars or Time for Banks, Allowances and Chores
- Use the Setup Assistant to Quickly Setup the App
- Email & Direct Print Reports Using AirPrint
- Parental Controls
- Automatic Local Backup
- Full World Currency Support
- Parent Themes - Including Dark Mode
SIMPLE AND FUN
iAllowance may look simple at first glance - the bookshelves and chalkboard make this app very approachable. However, iAllowance is a powerful family finance management system, allowing you to set up scheduled payouts, deduct expenditures, and show category totals - even search for a specific transaction!
SUPPORT FOR MULTIPLE CHILDREN
You can setup iAllowance to track the finances for all your kids, each with a separate photo for easy identification and as many banks as you desire.
UNLIMITED NUMBER OF BANKS
Kids are very busy these days. From general spending money to clothing allowances, gas money to cell phones accounts, kids and parents have a lot to keep track of in today's world. With iAllowance, you can create an unlimited number of banks for each of your kids. Each bank has its own transaction list where you can add, edit and delete transactions as often as you need to.
If you don't want to use real money, you can setup any bank to use stars or even time. Mix and match star, time and real money banks to make iAllowance work best for you. Furthermore, you can assign an optional interest rate to any of the banks to help teach your children the value of saving money over the long term.
Let iAllowance do the remembering for you! It's easy to set up any number of allowances that will pay out automatically at repeating intervals. Each allowance can be set up to pay into one or more of the child's banks. There is no need to setup a single allowance for each bank.
Track all your children's chores with iAllowance. Get your kids involved in the process and watch the chores get done! Use the reminders to push alerts to your kids - even if iAllowance is not running.
Kids are more motivated when they have goals to work towards. You can setup rewards that you can choose to 'cash in' when you child reaches the set goal.
We feel that it's important to get your kids involved in managing their own finances, but it is also important that you have a choice as to whether or not they can edit the information. By turning on the built-in parental controls, you can restrict your kids to a view only mode while you maintain full editorial control for yourself.
You can instantly sync your data between devices using your free iAllowance account. All your data is backed up on your iAllowance account automatically. There is no need to worry about losing your data.
We are certain that iAllowance will meet all your family finance needs. So, make the leap with Jump Gap Software's iAllowance.
- Fixed an issue with entering in allowance amounts for $%.
- Fixed an issue with being able to delete transactions when the parental controls are enabled.
Ratings and Reviews
I almost love it!
I love how easy it is to keep track of how much my kids have earned. It's great for on the go when we're at the store and they see something they really want, I can quickly check if they have enough money. Love that I can predetermine their savings and charity money and it works automatically.
Some reviewers said navigation was hard, but I found it fairly intuitive. Yes, it takes a little bit of time to figure the app out, but it's not terrible.
I do have two complaints though...
I have always based my kids allowance on the amount of chores they've completed (getting the stars), but there is no option for this. They get their allowance whether they've done their stuff or not. I have to manually do a transaction to take money away that they didn't earn. I really wish there was an option to base allowance on stars. (Or keep it the same way since some people do pay the same every week no matter what.) Not sure why I put in there that each star was worth 10¢ because it doesn't really matter.
Also, I've been able to sync to my iPad and my son's iPod, but not my other son's iPod. I've tried both the opulence syncing (all of their iPods are I my account) and through Dropbox, but for some reason it always syncs with the one iPod but not the other. It makes it hard when I have 4 kids trying to record their jobs everyday...they always want to record all at the same time, of course.
If those two things worked, this app would be perfect in my opinion!
Extremely responsive developer and great app!
I never write reviews, but I’ve been using this app for a couple of years now, and it does exactly what I need it to do. It automatically adds allowance into the various categories for my three kids AND automatically subtracts money for my oldest’s cellphone service. And then adding or subtracting money based on what they’ve been gifted or spent is very easy. I really love it, and the paid version is totally worth it!
But beyond that, my husband’s phone took a bath, and he had to recreate everything he had on it. That caused an issue where our data disappeared (long story), which would have been horrible for my kids to try to figure out who had what. However, Jim, the developer, was SO VERY responsive. He worked very hard and very quickly, even over a weekend, getting our data back and onto the newer version of the app. Everything is back and all set! Since the app now has a login and password, we are quite unlikely to ever have the syncing issue again. I have never dealt with such friendly and responsive tech support in my life!!
As you can see, I think the app is wonderful, but more importantly, the developer is committed to making sure it works. Thank you for this great app and tech support!!!
*Sync fixed*Cannot get the app to sync
I just set up the app on my device and synced to iCloud. My kids iPads are in my iCloud but nothing appears for them when I sync. I went to the FAQ page on the website and watch the tutorial and my settings look nothing like the tutorial settings. I have a Dropbox account but do not have the option of choosing to sync to Dropbox in the app.
I was contacted by the developer and was able to figure out how to sync between my device and my kids device. I am opting to use Dropbox. Setting up the Dropbox sync was much easier than iCloud. That being said we have just started to use it. I will update again once we get the hang of it.
Developer Response ,
With version 3 of iAllowance, syncing with Dropbox and iCloud are no longer necessary. You now sync almost instantly and freely by using the new iAllowance account.
Hello. Syncing via iCloud is not possible if you are using Family Sharing accounts. If this is the case for you, then you will need to sync with a common Dropbox account. You will need to unlink from iCloud before you will see the option to connect to your Dropbox account. If you run into any issues, please reach out to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.