You would like to have a better overview of your finances, but you don’t want to invest a lot of money or time to do it? Maybe you have a financial goal or would like to fulfil a dream you’ve had for a long time? In this case, this app is the solution to your problems. The “Mein Haushaltsbuch Pro Edition”-App is illustrating your financial situation in a simple and easy graspable manner. The income and expenses are itemised into statistics, remaining easy to understand and to handle, not only by professionals, but for laymen as well. If you summarize your income and expenses in so-called criteria of accounting, you can see how much money you’ve spent for a particular category, for example groceries or transportation. This way, saving money can even be fun!
If you open the app, you can see your current account balance. Your fixed expenses (so-called repeated entries), for example your rent or your insurances, as well as your frequently changing daily expenses (the salad in the lunch break or your newly bought shirt), are taken into account as well. Depending on whether you’ve received your salary or if it’s the end of the month, the app is giving you accurate information about your remaining money and your buying pattern of the ongoing month.
On the overview page you can see multiple months, arranged and itemized in the same schema. Therefore, you can distinguish trends at an early stage and plan your budget months beforehand. Of course you can also select only a single month and view your entries.
All income, expenses and account activity are listed on the page for entries. At the same time you can see your individual entries and how your account balance has changed.
The statistic illustrates for you on the basis of your entry criteria (category, payment methods, persons or groups) for which things you’ve spend your money.
Especially important are the so-called budgets. Here you can determine a certain amount for planed expenses (for example leisure time or holiday) and decide which entry criteria (category, payment method) you want to use and over the period of time. With this you know for example, that you have spent half of your calculated budget on visits to the restaurant. If this is the case at the end of the months, you can confidently eat out to award yourself for the good planning of your budget.
As mentioned before, the app differs between regular and one-time entries. The regular entries don’t have to be entered anew each time. Through the indication of the details of the repetition (start date, repetition interval, finish date) the app takes over the work for you. Every entry can be specified with the entry criteria (category, method of payment, person or group). Thus, not only the statistics can be shown, but also the automatic payments can’t be forgotten, which helps you with a constant survey of your outgoings.
To speed up the entry submission, there are so-called quick enter keys available, which of course can be personalised. This option is not only visually appealing designed, but also especially helpful for frequent purchases, which are not regularly repeated, but the amount and the category stays the same (for example a ticket or a donut). With this option there is no excuse anymore to not enter your just-bought donut, which leads to an enhancement of your statistic.
Another feature of our app is the possibility of having an optional account statement made or to convert the data into different formats (CSV, HTML, PDF, Excel). Additional there are different illustration facilities to visualise the data on each page. With the build-in pressure feature you can directly print all lists and graphics from the program. For this you only need an AirPrint-compatible printer. You can find more information on this topic on the apple homepage.
There is also the possibility to import your real bank statement, you can find further information in the chapter import files. If a bank or app does not support the import, we would be glad if we would receive an example file to get the possibility to add further banks to our already existing list of supported banks and apps.
In addition, you can save or restore the data on your device in iCloud. If you occupy various devices with an apple account, you can keep them completely synchronised by using the manual iCloud function. Please remember to regularly save your valuable data, so that it does not get lost. All savings are stored encoded on your device or in the iCloud, which ensures that an unauthorised person does not have access to your data. You can additionally save your data on your PC/Mac with the iTunes-Filesharing-Function.
There is no possibility yet to keep several devices synchronised. For the moment, we can only copy all the data with the help of iCloud on different devices. Also, this app is not an online banking or accounting software. There is no connection to your bank, so that the account movements could be automatically imported.
The goal of this app is a good overview of your financial situation while being offline and to maybe help you get your situation under control.
In the upper navigation bar exists 4 important functions to control the app
These 4 icons (settings-quick entry key-selection-menu) have the following meaning
In the adjustments (gear-wheel) you can configure the app, change a lot of options, adjust language and currency, activate/deactivate your password, make backups and export or import data. Additional you receive information about the app and the team behind OneTwoApps.
With the aid of the quick enter keys (plus) you have the opportunity to make an entry or execute a command even faster. Thus your entries are going to be captured extremely fast and you have more time for the important things in life.
With selection (arrow key downward) you can change the selected account, the view and the sortation as well as change the display of the data. Also you can determine, if the transfer of the last month or of your future transmissions should be taken in account. With this (and a few other options within this function) you are able to arrange the app completely to your requirements.
The menu (five horizontal lines) contain a variety of useful commands. You have the opportunity to generate an entry or to change the last one. With the search function, locate and maybe change data, will be a piece of cake. Furthermore you can find tools here, which will provide you with an overview of your financial situation and evaluate it. Here you can print, visualise and export your data.
In the lower section are the most important functions of this app.
On the tap current you gain a survey of your financial situation. For the observation period, the income, the fixed expenses, the daily expenses and, if applicable, the carry-over of the previous month are issued (if the option “previous months included” is activated). Here you can also find the function to create new files with income, expenses and transfer posting.
TIP 1: You can change the observation period by clicking on the upper date display or wiping to the right or left on this display. You can choose between the following settings: current month, current quarter, current half-year, current year.
TIP 2: If you want to change the selected account, you can either click on the amount below or you click on the command “selection” (arrow downward) on the navigation bar at the top and choose the tap “accounts”.
The relation between income and expenses every month is visualised on the tap overview, so that you have a long-term overview of how much money you have left in the particular month. With this you have a better survey and it’s easy to make out the shortages and trends. As easy as that you can kill off being in the red.
With selection you can establish, if you want to have a compact or a detailed illustration, depending if you want a short and precise overview of the months or if you would like to have more detailed information. With a click on one month, the relevant bank statement is displayed.
TIP 1: If you shift an entry to the left or right, you obtain more commands.
TIP 2: The amount of months can be adjusted individually in the settings (options > overview display).
The tap entries displays all account movements for the selected period of time and the selected account. You can define the period of time in the upper date display.
Thus you can see quickly what, when and with which amount was entered in the books. On the left, beside the title, there is additional information displayed (in terms of symbols). The upper symbol shows the kind of entry, if it is a single entry, a fix entry or a cross entry. Fix entries are displayed dark, variable entries clear. The lower symbol shows if the entry has been observed (filled yellow) and/or collated, cleared or payed (selected).
To get an even better survey of the kind of entry, we have built-in a total of 11 aspects. In doing so the entries are categorised, depending on the settings.
You have the following options:
TIP 1: If you click on the upper navigation bar on “selection” (arrow downwards) and choose the tap “display”, you can diced with the option future entries included if future entries are supposed to be allocated. You can additionally decide, how the data is supposed to be displayed and processed.
TIP 2: In the settings (options > entries & entry comparison) are two options. If you only want to settle your aligned entries, activate the option “settle entry”. If you want to supress all accounting adjustment transfers in the display “all accounts”, activate the option “ignore accounting adjustment transfers”.
TIP 3: Move an item to the right to enlist the selected entry to the watch list or to mark it as “equilibrated” (settled). If you move an entry to the left, you get more useful commands.
The tap statistic demonstrates you the added up sums for the selected period of time, depending on the entry criteria. With the sorting (see navigation bar > selection) you can determine, which entry criteria are used for which calculation. Through a click on an inscription, all relevant entries are shown.
If you additionally would like to have an overview of the complete period of time, in the settings (options > statistics) you can activate the switch “activate overview”.
TIP 1: You can change the kind of entries (income, expenses) with the option in the navigation bar, or you simply slide the lower amount to the left or right. Two small symbols on the right corner beside the amount are showing, which display is selected.
TIP 2: If both kinds of entries are activated, the diagram shows only the relation between income and expenses. If instead only one kind of entry is selected, you can see a detailed diagram.
The tap budget shows you the added up amounts of the entries which you selected per budget. If you select a budget for each group (for example food, holyday, car,…) and define the available figure, then you have the ideal possibility to control your finances.
If an item (budget) is selected, all relevant entries are displayed.
TIP 1: You receive further commands, if you move an item to the right or left.
TIP 2: You would like to deactivate a budget or change the position of the chart? If so, you have to move the item to the left and select the processing dialog (more > processing). Generally, you can also change the entries in the settings (administration > budget).
To facilitate the entrance with the app, following steps should be taken in the beginning:
First, select the command adjustments. In the section administration you can edit your accounts, define templates and returning entries (fixed costs) and edit entry criteria (category, method of payment, person and groups).
In the version for free you can only place up to 16 entries every months. Furthermore, there are some functions which are not available for you. The upgrade (in-app-purchase) removes these restrictions permanently. If you’ve already bought the full version, but still can’t use the advantages, a re-establishment of the purchase should solve the problem. Of course you don’t have to pay anew (as long as you are signed in with the same apple-ID as you were when you bought the full version in the first place).
At the account management, you can unrestrained define accounts. Add a title and maybe the initial account balance. With the installation there has already been an account created, which maybe has to be changed.
If an account is eliminated, all the assigned entries are eliminated as well.
In the extended adjustments, you can define the standard value for the booking entries. Additionally, you have the possibility to activate or deactivate the account and to change the position of the list of accounts.
You get further commands, if you move an entry to the left or right.
With the category administration you have the option to change, move, eliminate and to apply main- and sub-categories. An entry can only be assigned to exactly one category.
You don’t have to enter your re-emerging entries (for example rent, electricity, insurances, wage,…) anew every time. Here you can comfortably define all fix income and expenses, by choosing the time frame and the period (once a month, once a quarter,…). The app takes over everything else. For a better overview, the re-emerging entries are applied for 2 years by default. You can change and determine the period of time as you wish.
If you would like to transfer money from one account to another, you have to define an accounting adjustment transfer. With this, an output entry is created at the source account and a revenue posting is created at the target account. These entries are linked together and are simultaneously changed or erased.
There are problems, if a single entry of a periodic entry is changed and the complete periodic entry is edited subsequently. To inform you, a small symbol appears (see entry “supermarket”).
You also have the possibility to edit, end or adjust anew your entry or to change it to a single entry. For this, you only have to move an entry to the left and select the command “more”.
At the templates administration you can create or edit entry templates (for example “refuelling”, “cashpoint”). At the entry submission you can use these templates to preallocate domains. Also, through the menu (five horizontal lines) you have the option to directly create an entry with one of the templates.
For a faster data capture, you can alternatively use the quick enter key.
With the category administration you have the option to change, move, eliminate and to apply main- and sub-categories. An entry can only be assigned to exactly one category.
With this information, the entries can be specified more precisely, to generate detailed statistics. Apply for example the main category “apartment” and a few sub-categories which make sense
(rent, electricity, water, TV, internet). Now categorize all relevant entries with these categories. Now, with the additional information, you can assert how much money was spent on the single
categories. And you decide, which entry criteria you want to use.
This app has some initialized categories. Every category which is used at the moment, gets a blue check mark on the list.
In the tap „categories“, all main categories are displayed. If you select one of the entries, you can see all sup-categories of the main category. Now you have the option to create new categories, or to edit or eliminate existing ones. If a category is eliminated, all entries within this category, are placed on “not assigned”. While editing, you can also move a sub-category by simply selecting a new main category.
You have two more displays available. In the tap “A-Z”, all categories (main- and sub-categories) are well-sorted illustrated. The tap “favourites” is listing all already used categories, depending on frequency.
Besides the categories, you have three more entry criteria available (method of payment, persons, groups). With this you can describe your entries even more detailed and you can see interesting statistics. You can decide for yourself, how you would like to use these entry criteria.
Here you also have the initialized templates available, with which you can select fast and easy.
With the budget management you have a great tool at hand, which always gives you information about your remaining money which is available for various purchases.
In addition you create a budget with a maximum amount and select if you want to define it as a one-time budget or a repeating budget. You decide for yourself, which calculations are supposed to be used for which entry. Moreover, you have a variety of entry criteria available.
After the definition, the entries are automatically dedicated to the budget, settled and displayed. With a repeating budget, you can automatically transfer the remaining amount of the previous time frame to the new time frame. With a repeated budget it is possible to adjust the time frame afterwards, this is especially helpful, if you have a higher budget available for this month.
If you want to know, for example, how much money you have left in your holiday, simply set up a budget with the entry criteria group = “holiday expenses” and category = “holiday”. Every entry which has these entry criteria, will be automatically included in the budget.
To make the booking entry even more elegant and fast, you can define hotkeys in the management sector. These hotkeys are either commands (for example search, export, backup,…) or predefined entries. For this you have 300 symbols available.
Just establish for every repeating entry a hotkey (for example buy coffee, buy ticket, order pizza,…). With that, the donut, which you buy almost every day at your baker, is faster registered than eaten.
Before the registration is concluded, you can correct the amount and the entry date. Simply click on the date (on the left hand side of the notification) and change the data. The amount can be corrected with the calculator.
At a booking entry, you can attach a document (photo, bill, receipt,…). This function gives you an overview of all your documents and their full size. Here you can also eliminate single documents, if they are not needed anymore. Another very useful feature is the great opportunity to declare war to the uncountable bills in your wallet, without losing track.
With this adjustment you can adjust the language and currency of the app. At the moment we only support the languages German and English. We are looking forward to soon be available in other languages as well.
Within the app you can only choose one standard-currency at the moment. That means that every account has the same currency.
The app has a multitude of individual adjustments, to influence the regulation or to turn functions on/off. Take your time and familiarize yourself with the individual adjustments.
TIP 1: As for now, in the display „include previous months”, all months were taken into account. In the process, the balance beginnings of the accounts were included as well. It was not possible to only view one year. In the adjustments, you can add a validity period. Only entries are shown or incorporated, which lie within the specified time frame. At the date display, a small symbol is shown as identification mark. But in this mode the initial balance beginnings of the accounts are not taken into account.
Secure your app from unauthorized access with a password or simply with a touch-ID. If you lose your password, you don’t have access to your data anymore! For this reason we recommend strongly to make a backup in iCloud.
TIP 1: Through a password protection delay you can arrange, that you don’t have to re-enter your password with each change of program. You can establish this feature in adjustments > options.
Here you can make backups or restore saved backups on your device. If you have iCloud activated on your device, you can save your data in iCloud or download your data from iCloud. Thus, data can me manually transferred between various devices.
All backups are saved encoded on your device or iCloud, to ensure that no unauthorized person gains access to the valuable data. With the iTunes-Fileshraion-Function you have local access to the data.
There is also the option so send an applied backup via e-mail.
Make regularly backups, so that if you lose your data, you can restore them at any time. This app does not contain automatic synchronization with iCloud!
In the same manner you can install and copy the backups of our apps my budget or my money, if you would like to switch.
If you would like to export your entry files, the formats Excel, HTML, PDF or CSV are available to you. The result is either send via e-mail with the standard-iOS-mail-function or saved local on your device (see chapter “iTunes-filesharing-function”).
You would like to switch to another program? If so, create a CSV or Excel templet and transfer the data according to the given pattern and save it via iTunes-Filesharing on your device. Afterwards, you can import the file.
If you would like to import your files, you first have to copy your files onto your device. Proceed as described in the chapter “iTunes-Filesharing-Function” and copy the files with the program iTunes. Another option would be to send a CSV-file to your own e-mail address. Then open the e-mail and click on the attachment (CSV-file) until the iOS-selection dialog appears. Afterwards you have to determine, which app gets the file. Now you can open the command “import files” in your adjustments, select the format and start the import.
The CSV-dialog has three areas: CSV-import, overview and adjustments.
In adjustments you can select the format, the symbol set and the delimiter symbol. Not every CSV-file has a header to automatically identify the bank. If your bank provides such a file, you have to indicate this bank here. The banks use different symbol sets. Possibly you have to make the adjustment here, so that the file can be imported. Normally the delimiter symbol is selected automatically.
Now you can decide, how to handle the entries which were already imported, to avoid double entries.
Afterwards you can determine an account, where the entries should be discarded. Some banks have additional information in the CSV-file (for example account name, account number,…). Because the banks don’t provide a unitary CSF-format, only the entry files are taken over. All other information is ignored.
Every imported file leaves an entry in the overview. At every time you can retract a complete import, by moving the entry in the list to the left. The selection “more” appears with the commands view, eliminate and retract. If you choose an entry of the chart, you can see all imported entries. These entries can be edited or erased afterwards.
Normally, every imported entry is assigned as variable (daily) entry. But you can change every single entry with the menu to a fix entry at any time.
After you’ve made the adjustments, you can select a CSV-file. If the import was successful, please check if the entries are displayed correctly. If necessary, delete the delivery completely and check the adjustments.
At the moment, we support the following banks (without guarantee):
At the moment, we support the following banks (without guarantee):
Usually, your bank provides you with CSV-files. If you practice online banking, you can provoke an export. Afterwards, open Editor and change the personal files like account number and name, without changing the formatting. Please change the files only with Editor and not with other programs like Excel or Numbers. Of course your files are treated with discretion and once more changed by us. Additional, add your bank name (or BIN), so that we know for which bank the CSV-importer will be programmed.
There is also the option to import an Excel file. The procedure is almost identical with the CSV-import, but there are not as many adjustments.
Experience has shown, that you can get to know the program better, if the data (account, entry, templets,…) is already existing. In the adjustments you can reset the program at any time, so that you can work with an empty data set.
After you have configurated the app, you can record income and expenses, by using the quick enter key or by opening the menu and execute the according commands.
With the quick enter symbols you have a powerful tool in your hands to set up a complete entry with only 3 clicks. There is no app with a faster data collection.
If you wish a manual input, you have to submit the date of the entry, the amount and an account. To classify the entry, there are various criteria available. To calculate a meaningful statistic, you should make use of it. The data collection works faster, if you use templets. For this, you click on the command “pre booking”. Here you have the option to copy the last entry or select a templet.
In addition you have the opportunity to create repeating entries, by selecting an expiry date and the period. For a meaningful overview, the finish date of the repetition will automatically be set for 2 years. This date can be individually adjusted when entering the information.
Another special feature of this program are the document entries. These are entries, which are shown but not incorporated. You can use the entries to capture possible income or expenses.
You have the option to equalize the entry (the entry will be marked as “payed”). This function makes sense, if only equalized entries are supposed to be incorporated. You can choose these option in adjustments. All not equalized entries are marked in the entry list with a grey background and are not incorporated. You can mark the entry quickly as incorporated by moving it to the right and clicking on “balancing”.
You can also observe an entry and inscribe it in the watch list. With the help of search or extended search you can easily open an individual watch list.
If you would like that your entry is sending a reminder, you have the option to establish up to 2 reminders.
With the menu-command search and replace you have the option to locate various flawed entries and to correct them at the same time with one step.
With the menu-command extended search you have a variety of functions available to detect flawed entries and to correct them. You could for example display all entries which don’t have entry criteria and then edit them one after the other.
You can find more statistics in the menu point report. We offer a financial report, a financial comparison and a few other interesting evaluations.
We recommend to first get used to the functions and to get to know the app with the help of test data.
We also support the so-called Today-Widgets, if you have a suitable iPhone. Click at the home screen on the app icon until the widget appears.
Now you recognise your financial tolerance and through the four commands you can directly start up the app. For security reasons no absolute numbers are shown.
Apart from a few exceptions, the iPad-version is almost identical to the iPhone-version. The major differences are to be found at the navigation bar and at the upper display.
From the iPad-version iOS 9 on, we have included the new multitasking-functions split view and slide over.
Split View is multitasking, like you are accustomed by from the computers. Two apps are displayed on the iPad side by side. These multitasking is only available on the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro with iOS 9 (also see iOS 9 compatibility).
There is a compromise solution for the other devices: Slide Over. Here, the second app is opened in a sidebar. The originally used application will not be exited, but can’t be used at the same time. For a lot of application possibilities this is quite handy.
In adjustments there is various information about the app and the team behind OneTwoApps. We suggest to check the following points on a regular basis:
We would be glad if you take in the app positively, stick with us and write realistic evaluations in the AppStore. The enhancements and maintenance of the app can only be guaranteed, if we can rely on the feedback of our customers. Therefore, we want to ask you to give us a true and constructive evaluation in the AppStore and to advise us right away, if there are problems or questions connected to the app. For this reason we would be happy, if you could report to us if and in what way the update has enhanced the app or solved your problem.
If you have problems with the app and haven’t found a solution yet, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Do you have any questions concerning the handling? Do you miss a function? Please send us an e-mail. We are pleased about every message, praise, criticism and improvements.
Here you can leave a message. We will always do our best to answer as quickly as possible. Of course we want to invite here all users to discuss with each other or to exchange useful informations!
We would like to feature more languages in the app. If you have interest and time to contribute, we would highly appreciate your translation of our resource file (Excel) and the iTunes description (Word) to any language. Simply leave us a message at email@example.com so we can discuss the process. Thank you very much!
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