Friday, April 1, 2011

New app: Piggie


I hate tracking my expenses. I know I ought to do it but I hate it. I hate keeping tabs on what I spend my money on because I'd rather not know how I fritter away my money. This goes some way to explaining my current penurious state.

Fortunately for the developers of Piggie, not everyone feels like me. There are probably millions of people who anxiously track every cent to make sure that they keep within budget. These are the people who will buy a BMW before they are 40.

For these people, Piggie is the answer. Piggie, by local developer Fu Meiwin is an excellent app for tracking expenses.

There are preset categories -- lunch, electronics, gifts, insurance -- to make it easy to input your spending. You can also take a photo to remind yourself of what you spent your money on.

But where the app shines is how it puts the data together. With a simple tap, you can see all your spending arranged in a pie chart or a bar chart so you know exactly where all your money is going to.

This explains why I personally will not be using Piggie but why I think other people should if they are serious about tracking their spending.

Piggie is currently free. You can download it here.


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