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Budget Calendar for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / January 07, 2014

Budget Calendar for Mac is a tool to help you keep track of your budget throughout the month. The interface allows you to easily add and remove bills and income, and it provides you with a clear picture of how your balance will look over time. It does not import information from your bank or credit card accounts.

When you initially open Budget Calendar for Mac, a window will pop up asking you to enter your beginning bank balance. From there, you will go to a calendar, which displays your balance for each day. Since you haven't entered any bills yet, the balance will be the same each day. Right-click on a day and select "Add Payment" to begin entering your bills. As you make entries, the app automatically adjusts your balance for the rest of the month. There are also some links above the calendar that allow you to move from month to month and to view your financial stats in graph format. These can be minimized if you choose.

There is a short video tutorial available from the Help menu, although it doesn't cover all of the app's features or automatically start when you first open the app. Other menus suggest that you can create Excel spreadsheets from the data you enter into your calendar, but selecting them only produces an error message. This is still a useful tool for setting a basic budget and giving you an overall view of your finances from month to month; and it's free, which makes it easier to overlook some of the shortcomings.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Budget Calendar for Mac 1.9.318.

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Editors' Review

by   / January 07, 2014

Budget Calendar for Mac is a tool to help you keep track of your budget throughout the month. The interface allows you to easily add and remove bills and income, and it provides you with a clear picture of how your balance will look over time. It does not import information from your bank or credit card accounts.

When you initially open Budget Calendar for Mac, a window will pop up asking you to enter your beginning bank balance. From there, you will go to a calendar, which displays your balance for each day. Since you haven't entered any bills yet, the balance will be the same each day. Right-click on a day and select "Add Payment" to begin entering your bills. As you make entries, the app automatically adjusts your balance for the rest of the month. There are also some links above the calendar that allow you to move from month to month and to view your financial stats in graph format. These can be minimized if you choose.

There is a short video tutorial available from the Help menu, although it doesn't cover all of the app's features or automatically start when you first open the app. Other menus suggest that you can create Excel spreadsheets from the data you enter into your calendar, but selecting them only produces an error message. This is still a useful tool for setting a basic budget and giving you an overall view of your finances from month to month; and it's free, which makes it easier to overlook some of the shortcomings.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Budget Calendar for Mac 1.9.318.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.980

  • Hovering over 'Disposable income' shows amounts per day;
  • Hovering over transaction amount shows a large pop-up with fine details about this payment;
  • Split payment corrections;
  • Font size changing by Ctrl+MouseWheel;
  • Better graph rendering, out-of-bound are highlighted;
  • "Payments remaining" menu is a little cleaner now;
  • Not saving the budget file when not modified;
  • Ctrl+Click on a transaction in the calendar view shows the "Edit Notes" dialog;
  • Better "rounding" for max savings;
  • Added "New Payment" in the "Pick A Wild Transaction";
  • "Grace days" highlighting is re-worked;
  • Split and edit payment is more robust.

General

Publisher MiShell Software Systems
Publisher web site http://www.mishell.ca
Release Date April 01, 2016
Date Added April 05, 2016
Version 1.9.980

Category

Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 33.45MB
File Name BudgetCalendar.dmg

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Total Downloads 5,375
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95
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