This Hearst-backed manager, like many others, sends push notifications to let you know when a bill is due. But what makes Manilla truly stand out from the pack is how it displays the account balances of everything from bank and credit card accounts to your Groupon account or travel rewards programs.
BillGuard – Money & Finance
BillGuard takes an active role in protecting finances. Synced to your account, it alerts you to suspicious charges, making it easy to demand a refund for unfair charges. It also requires a passcode.
Moneywiz – Personal Finance
As well as being able to manage multiple accounts and make split payments, you can set multiple budgets. You can also backup your bank statements and Moneywiz will produce exportable PDF reports for you.
Expensify eliminates a lot of the pain, tracking what you spend and letting you keep a photo log of your receipts (which are automatically scanned and input into your expense records). It will also import bank and credit card data from most major providers, including American Express, Discover, Chase and Bank of America, to round out the picture.
If you’re a frequent user of your PayPal account for online purchases or other transactions, this app helps you keep a close eye on things. It’s designed as a digital wallet and can be used to buy goods from brick-and-mortar retailers who accept the service. That’s a limited list, but the app will helpfully show you which ones close to you do so. It also lets you monitor your activity and transfer funds to friends. The learning curve on the user interface can be a bit steep, though.