Nearly every card carrying adult, male or female, has a wallet or something that resembles a wallet. It’s the little mobile device that carries money, identification, credit cards, and for some may also cause problems with the sciatic nerve.
I’m beginning to think that we need a different name for wallet. Why? Because everyone is using the name wallet. iTunes App Store or Mac App Store, there are a few dozen apps with the word wallet somewhere in the name.
So I was surprised to find yet another Wallet for my Mac in the App Store. I already have two that are named Wallet. And Apple is supposedly hard at work on iWallet.
This Wallet is something of a personal money management app with all the basics and not a feature or function more. Save transactions on the go. Keep track of expenses and income on the go.
You could even call Wallet Quicken Mobile, though it has nothing to do with Quicken, but shares similar features. How do you feel about financial eye candy?
This Wallet is password protected, imports basic CSV and QIF files but not a file format more. It manages multiple currencies, sets up recurring transactions for your budget, and even has a built-in calculator so you can stop buying pencils and save a tree.
Did I mention the eye candy charts?
Charts are easily created from transactions– expenses and income– over a period of time. Create a category or as many categories as you need to track your money. Then set up a budget. Then adjust it however you want and whenever you want because, well, you know, budgets are meant to be broken.
This Wallet is brand spanking new, relatively inexpensive when compared to Quicken Essentials, but also has fewer features, fewer reports, and fewer import and export options. This Wallet is not to be confused with the iPhone Wallet or the other Mac Wallet which syncs with the iPhone version, and both of which I own and use, because, well, you know, my expenses seem to follow me wherever I go but my Mac does not.