Below we compiled answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQs). In case you are not able to find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to communicate your question to us. For this purpose please use the contact form in the support service section or directly in the app.
Question: What is the difference between „My Budget Book” and „My Budget Book Pro Edition?
Answer: For over four years we developed the app 'My Budget Book' further and included various user requests. Due to the multitude of improvements, we had to reprogram parts of the app. Therefore, we decided to release a new pro version. It has a flat elaborated interface and many new functions (i. a. new Today Page, flat menu structure, more comfortable management, more extensive account administration, adding vouchers and reminders, documentation bookings, quick entries via hotkeys, language switching, PIN protection delay, Excel import/export, creation of Excel and CSV templates, searching, searching & replacing, advanced searching, evaluation, more comfortable sorting and displaying options, …).
In case you want more information, our comparative table will help you. There the three financial apps are compared and contrasted with each other.
Question: Can I transfer data from the app „My Budget Book“ / „My Money 2016/2017“?
Answer: Yes, you can. As both programs are compatible, you can easily import data through the following steps.
Question: I got a new device and do not have the full version anymore. Do I have to pay again?
Answer: When changing devices or reinstalling your present device, “My Budget Book Pro Edition” will be reinstalled as well. However, the app does not operate as full version anymore and it appears as if you have to pay for it again. Certainly this is not the case. The AppStore bookmarks the purchased products and informs you if a product is bought again with the same Apple ID. To convert the app to full version, go to settings and choose the function “restore” under the menu item “in-app purchases”. After the recovery the app should work as full version again. The entire payment transactions are controlled by Apple Inc. We do not have influence on the payment process.
Question: Can I access my account statements from my bank online?
Answer: Unfortunately, this is not possible. However, you have the possibility to import your account statements as CSV files. Two things must be kept in mind for that.
Question: How can I import my CSV-data?
Answer: To import a CSV file, please follow these steps:
Question: Is there a manual in German/English?
Answer: We are working at full speed to update and translate the old manual.
Question: Is my data secure?
Answer: All of the data remains on the device. No data will be sent secretly. You have a 100 percent level of control over it. You can delete the whole database via settings. Please read our data privacy statement.
Question: Is there a way to display the account instead of the monthly balance?
Answer: The app supports multiple views. There are period-related views (month, year, ...) and time-related views (until today, until the end of the month, ...). In the navigation bar, click the icon with the down pointing arrow. Then switch to the "View" tab. Here you have the option to set the view for the account. To do so, select the option "All entries (to date)". In contrast to the period-related views, the previous months are taken into account in the point-in-time-related views. You can also specify which entires (in-/out-, revenue, expenditure) are to be taken into account.
A small hint: If you swipe your finger on the bottom bar (amount / account) from left to right (or vice versa), you can quickly change the view of which entries are to be displayed. On the iPad, you'll find this feature at the top left of the date field.
Question: Can I manage my data on several devices simultaneously?
Answer: The app currently does not support automatic iCloud sync. However, it is possible to transfer the data manually via iCloud. For this purpose, the menu items "Backup" and "Restore" are available in the settings.
Question: Can the app be secured via a PIN-code?
Answer: Yes. You can either use the typical PIN request or Touch ID (if available). There is also the possibility to enable the PIN delay (5 sec. – 10 min.). This is useful when you need to switch between different apps.
Touch ID is a fingerprint scanner introduced by Apple Inc. in 2013. It is used since the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2 generation. The fingerprint scanner was developed to unlock the device without the need of a password.
Question: Is this application planned for the Mac as well?
Answer: First of all we want to install the new functions. But in principle we don't negate it.
Question: Is this app available for Android as well?
Answer: Currently this app is not available for Android. We firstly focus on the iOS-version to install all features.
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