Bills Forecast
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  • Rated 2.5 stars
  • OK

  • Bills Forecast
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  • Last modified: Mar 26, 2014

Review Summary:

PROS: Nicely designed UI. Detailed reporting. Can be helpful if utilized right. CONS: Performance issues. Bugs and crashes.

We all got bills to pay, and I am sure you know how tiresome it can be to keep up with the payments. This is one of the reasons why you should turn to your iPhone in order to get some help and become better organized when it comes to keeping up with this side of life. If you continue reading you’ll get to learn about a very interesting iOS app, named Bills Forecast that is designed to help you with this particular problem.

Bills Forecast is a newly released iOS app that you can find in the Finance category. Just like any other category in the iOS App Store, this one is also very competitive. For developers, this means that it needs extra effort and a lot of hard work in order to create a stable and usable app. For iOS users, this means that there are hundreds of amazing apps simply waiting to be utilized in our everyday lives. Now let’s see how Bills Forecast competes and if it’s worth its asking price of $2.

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I expected to see simple yet very visually pleasing interface, which seems to have become the standard in the iOS App Store after iOS7 was released. I wasn’t disappointed, and I can say that Bills Forecast brings very nicely designed UI, with some interesting geometric patterns in the background. This app is very simple to use, and you can actually find all the tools in the bottom-positioned toolbar. The first icon is where you can find settings, while the rest of the tools are specific to adding new entries, seeing your calendar, and viewing graphs and reports.

The first time you open this app, what you’ll see is a blank interface. If you decide to start adding new entries, you’ll see that there are only two categories available, and those are Personal and Business. I am not sure why a developer didn’t include a bit more categories, so I advise you to go to Settings and add a few on your own. Now you’ll be able to start adding some data. If you tap on the bottom-positioned “+” sign, you will get to see a bill form which needs to be filled out. You can give it a name, add it to a category, choose its recurring cycle (everywhere from weekly up to 24 months), amount, type, due date, and end date. You can even copy this entry to your iOS calendar as well.

Once you’ve added all your bills, you’ll get to see a monthly breakdown of how much money you’ll need to put towards every single month. You can also select any of those months to see more detailed info. This is where you can see all your bills, and how much you’re spending by categories. The last tool that you can use is ability to see a line graph. This is yet another way to preview months that are coming.

Bills Forecast is actually a very simple app that completely relies on your manual input. Unfortunately, I’ve encountered several bugs and crashes, which were sometimes very annoying. It is clear that this app is still in its 1.0 version, so my recommendation is to wait for a while until a developer fixes the most urgent crashes.

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