Monday, August 25, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day (August 25, 2014): My Expenses Contrib and My Expenses (Free)

Today's Free App of the Day is My Expenses Contrib
Originally $3.49


This is an unlock key for paid features of the free "My Expenses" app offered separately (link below). So, first download the basic app, shown as our bonus app today. That's reviewed separately.

This app adds the ability to: track an unlimited number of accounts (five in the base app); create an unlimited number of plans for future and recurring transactions (three in the free version); the distribution of transactions per category (so you can see where your money is going); split transactions into different categories (you get five usages included in the basic app); add a security question for recovery of password reset all accounts aggregate multiple accounts and a template widget to edit templates.

 Download and install the My Expense app first, at the link under the bonus app. As soon as you download the unlock app and open it, if My Expenses has been installed, it will unlock the premium features and give you the option to Launch My Expenses. Once you do that, as far as I can tell, you don't need to keep the unlock app on your device.

6 of 12 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: My Expenses.


This is a personal finance manager. You can track multiple accounts, group your transactions per day, week, month , year and display sums. Two level of categories, you export to Quicken and CSV and can be automatically shared via email, FTP and Dropbox. Includes a built-in calculator.

The first thing you'll want to do is go to the menu bar and set up an account. You can label (name) the account and add a description, opening balance, choose the currency and the type of account (cash, bank, credit card, asset or liabilities) and a color. Use the disk icon at the top to save your changes. Use the plus sign at the top to add a transaction. Once you're in transaction mode, you can enter the number and either save and switch to the account screen showing transaction or save and create a new transaction (disc icon with + sign).

Tapping on the App icon in the upper left gives you a snapshot view of your accounts no matter what screen you have open. You can switch between accounts by tapping on the snapshot view of the desired account. There is no way to exit the app; it remains running in the background.

To add a password, go to Settings and scroll down to Security. Tap on "Password protection" and check "Activate Password protection." You'll be asked to enter and confirm a password and be warned that you can't recover the password with out the paid unlock key (free today). IMPORTANT: Note that the password didn't enable for me until I force-stopped the app OR until I accessed a different app and went back to My Expenses (although even that wasn't consistent). The app badly needs an exit option.

There is a help screen accessed under the Menu icon in the upper right hand corner.

I give this four stars, one star down because of the security concern with how the password works/doesn't work after exiting the app. Otherwise, a nice tracking app.

1 of 1 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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