Too expensive 3/5
DAVE SHOULD READ THIS: The app works well, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how Dave justifies charging $10 per month to use the plus version, which links your transactions directly from your bank account(s). Dave’s fans are primarily working folks trying to get themselves out of debt (e.g., practically every other caller to his show is in baby step 1, 2, or zero). His other products are much more reasonably priced. If Dave reads this, please reconsider your pricing for the plus version: it’s not congruent with your message or your brand. I suspect the cost is also dragging down your ratings in this App Store.
I love it! 4/5
I’m using the free version but totally love it and think it’s worth paying to have. Price is a little high for my husband to commit to since he uses Mint for free and loves it. Personally I love the simplicity and design of EveryDollar... so I, for the time being, am manually doing imputing my transactions. love the app!
My only complaint is that I wish it had an option to budget every two weeks.
Great App! 5/5
My wife and I use this everyday. Being able to easily update any budget category and see what my wife updates instantly is amazing!
I highly recommend this app and The Dave Ramsey Show podcast!
Pros and 1 con 3/5
Don't hate me for my honest review - I love Dave and his team and most of their products including most of EveryDollar plus App.
Here's why I give it a 3 star. Other then tracking expenses, the app doesn't really do anything else.
You might ask isn't that all you need an app to do? Well, yea and no..
I'll begin however with the Pros.
1)This app is excellent in terms of all functions seem to be working without any bugs..
2)design is up to standards and all visuals are great!
3)very very helpful to stay on budget (for the most part.... not all the time) here's why:
One major con.
There is no function to tally up all Funds and all remaining balances which should technically equal to exact amount I have in my bank account to show me that I'm within my budget. Somehow somewhere I manage to end up with less money in my account yet the funds still say I have much more..
I can't put a finger on what's I might be doing wrong, but since there is no function to keep my funds and accounts match, I'll probably never know. Not with this version of EveryDollar plus:(
A great tool for couples to stay on the same page (and singles too) 5/5
My husband and I started our budgeting with an Excel spreadsheet. Then I heard Dave Ramsey promote this FREE app on his podcast. While I like using the Excel sheet to get a year-long view of our estimated budget, I LOVE this app for the daily nitty gritty. It helps us to easily track our planned, spent, and remaining cash flow. We can both access it, add our expenses, and be on the same page. A must-have!
Dave Ramsey would NOT recommend 1/5
The reason why he would not recommend this product is because a rich guy (Dave) is charging you $100 PER YEAR to use the Plus version of this app. That’s $1,000 over 10 years!! Holy ridiculousness baTman!!! ALL of the other competitors of this product give you downloaded transactions from your bank for FREE (i.e. Mint, YNAB, etc) Suggestion, don’t get screwed over by The Lampo Group (Dave’s blanket corporation) and instead use free budgeting tools. Dave claims on air that they charge a fee because the banks charge them a fee. I can pay $2 per month to sync transactions from my bank to an Excel document... where does the other $8 come from? Greed. G-R-E-E-D. Also, don’t listen to the developer response below 👇🏻 it’s a lie. The app IS free, but if you want to use it like all of their competition, you have to give them $100 PER YEAR.... HOLY GREED BATMAN!!!
Great budget app 4/5
My wife and I have been using Every Dollar for almost 4 years and we love it! The only thing missing from the mobile app (and thus, the 4 Star rating) is the ability to create funds directly from the app. I emailed customer support a few years ago asking if this feature would be added and was told they were working on it. In order to create a fund you have to visit the Every Dollar website on an actual computer, even using the “request desktop site” option on my iPhone’s Chrome browser doesn’t work.
Use if want your finances to be meaningful 5/5
Money will always be a part of your life. It’s required to feed your family, get to work, make you go to work, etc. This app helps you control HOW you use your money, making it play the intended role: a tool in life. If money is an issue for you, then this app helps you take your money from being a problem to being a tool. I struggled with making money work for me. This app helped me use money to build my life, instead of my life being built around money.
Excellent tool 5/5
This app has been an incredible tool in allowing my family reach our financial goals. Being able to share across devices is very helpful. This has been exactly the budget app we have been looking for, and we have looked at a lot of them. Easy interface and easy to set up budgets. Allows for flexibility and a widget for entering common items. Love love love this app
After the February 19th 2018 update I’m unable to do anything in the app. Please fix.
Great budgeting tool 5/5
I love EveryDollar! My wife and I use it all of the time.
No longer working 1/5
I loved this App until the update this morning. Now the budget will not load and I continue getting an error message.
I use this app all the time! 5/5
This app makes budgeting simple. I use it not only for my budget, but it’s what I recommend for other people. It doesn’t have all the nuances of a detailed spread sheet, but to start out this app makes it so simple. I only use the free version because I think it helps me stay connected to tracking every dollar, but I appreciate the option of having a simpler version.
This app is a lifesaver. My wife and I track all (most) of our expenses with ease. It’s so nice to know where our dollars are going each month, it helps us make better decisions and know where to trim.
extremely helpful! 4/5
i love this app, it helps immensely with budgeting. it’s so nice that you can link your bank account. it makes everything seamless!
Revised review 5/5
By Artie Kuhn
Update adds iPhone X support!
One more thing 4/5
I would gladly rate this app and website a five if the option to create a budget from a selected month were available. For instance, choosing February of the previous year, when I had birthday gifts, HOA dues, etc..
The best I’ve used 5/5
My wife and I like how you can plan ahead months in advance. It’s one of the only ones that will let you do that
Love! Exactly what we needed 5/5
By Milo Puppy T
This app is the best budgeting tool we have used. We are huge fans, and students of FPU and see a huge difference in our finances.
iPad app 5/5
I love the phone and web app for Every Dollar. Any chance for a iPad app?
So grateful! 5/5
I love this budgeting app! I have been able to save money well and spend within my means!!
I do pay to have my bank account synced and it has been so helpful!
Amazing Budgeting App!! 5/5
I’ve never loved budgeting until this app came out! So easy to use and intuitive app that allows you to budget with ease. Hands down the best app on the market! It looks so amazing on the iPhone X with the new update! Must have app for every budgeter!
My go to budgeting app 5/5
I use both the desktop and mobile based EveryDollar apps. I use this almost everyday to make sure I’m staying on track. I’m also paying for the integration with my bank. It’s easy and convenient and I’m noticing that after 6 months of use my net income at the end of each month is in the green, not the red.
iPad usability 2/5
iPhones are small, therefore I like to do some of my work on my iPad in landscape mode. This app doesn’t support landscape.
Seems like a nice app 3/5
Seems like a nice app, but could you please make this app iPad supported.
Don't help make DR richer for $120/year 1/5
I'm a massive DR fan. He's a great man and better this App.
Mint is free. Quicken is around $50. YNAB is also cheaper.
It's two times more expensive than comparable Apps.
Worse yet, he constantly says it's free. Mint is free. It’s not free if you want bank transactions, which you do.
Not sure evangelical Christians are supposed to swindle people with a bait and switch like this.
Bank accounts and connection problems 2/5
I’m hoping I can change this two star review to a five star. I’m irritated that every single day since Ive had the app that my two main bank accounts have a connection problem and it’s not downloading all of my Transactions. IM doing the thirty day free trial right now, and I won’t be going into the paid service unless this item can be fixed.
iPhone X support? 4/5
I love the app and the concept, and I’m a paid subscriber. However, could you please update the app to take advantage of the larger iPhone X screen? The app currently runs on a small subsection of my phone screen.
Loving EveryDollar every day 5/5
Honestly, I can not say how much I truly love this app. It has helped me incredibly to plan for the future, separate my savings goals, and everything. I have the free app vs paying to connect to my bank account. I love the ability to add my purchases right away instead of waiting for them to go through on my bank acct. For 3 months straight I kept track of every transaction and all of my budgeting on PAPER and week-by-week because I have two sources of income that vary each paycheck. Now I am able to look ahead at the month, estimate (on my own) how much I will be getting paid, and then budget from there. There's so much more money I realized I can put into my different savings goals. Unfortunately the benefits aren't the same between the app and online, but I also love that I'm able to create 'funds' for my savings and it continues to track it month to month. THANK YOU for this app 🙏🏼🙏🏼
This app a great way to stay within budget 5/5
I love this app- we do the more advanced paid option and use it for our monthly budget. If you want to stay organized focused and want to pay down debt - this is the perfect tool - great job guys for creating something that is easy and fun to use.
Good, but needs improvement 3/5
The iPhone app is a solid budgeting app. It has really helped my wife and I get our spending under control. That being said, it still needs a few things:
1. An iPad app. Blowing the iPhone app up is a sub-par experience, as is using the website on iPad. **UPDATE: It seems they’ve made some changes to the website so it’s better to use on iPad, but I would still like to see a native iPad app.
2. The ability to make changes to funds like on the website.
3. A way to see your progress through the baby steps like on the website.
Great app--iPad needed 5/5
Love this. Use everydollar from their website, cause it isnt available on my ipad.
Need ability to sync 3/5
Please add ability to sync between family members. Doesn’t work so well if only one person can input expenses...
Won’t let me set a password 1/5
I just installed this and it wants a password, I’ve tried 10+passwords that meet the required criteria and it keeps telling me my password is wrong. Very annoying.
Needs Work 2/5
I appreciate Dave’s many great contributions to personal finance. However, EveryDollar is below average. I don’t it’s a big improvement compared to Mint.
So helpful 4/5
I love this app. It has helped us organize our finances really well.
Suggestions for the developers: if 2 people use the app on different phones, could there be some sort of notification when one puts a transaction in?
Would there be a way to have a camera feature to take a pic of a receipt to fill in relevant information?
Almost Perfect 3/5
Great app, it has everything I want except flexible tracking / planning ability. This App offers monthly planning, but I get paid every two weeks and it would be helpful to Budget for just those two weeks.
Feels outdated 3/5
User interface is okay. App is lacking in various ways.
can’t see how to add more accounts
Doesn’t sync accounts 2/5
By Unknown 253
I’ve had this for a year and out of the year haven’t been able to use consistently because it always says there’s a problem syncing with my bank accounts. Great app wish it didn’t have this major problem.
Love the Free Version 4/5
I have been using the free version for a couple of months and I love it! I don’t mind manually entering my transactions (I actually prefer to) and therefore do not have any intention to upgrade to the full version. It’s easy to use for a beginner on budgeting like myself.
I just wish it would allow a second user to upload the app and link our budget so that we can each enter our transactions.
Another suggestion: I love how the “Planned” budget section shows percentages on the circle graph, but I would also like to see percentages on the “Spent” section. Where we plan to spend our money isn’t always necessarily where we actually do.
Other than that, I love the app and plan to continue using it!
NOT FREE, like Dave claimed 2/5
I was disappointed to see it wasn't really free like Dave claimed. I am starting to think everything he does is based a profit line not helping people like he says.
I might have tried it if it had been $3.99 or $4.99 like some of the others but not happening at $9.99 a month.
Free, but... 3/5
I have the free version. It works pretty good but it’s hard to keep track 100% of the budget when my husbands and my accounts can’t be linked unless I pay $99.00 yearly fee. I’m trying to get out of debt, not add another expense that I can’t afford.
By Puchi Puchi
App is great! But I still haven’t found a way to add my own categories.
Why is one of my accounts all of a sudden listed twice? Also have to get code to log in every time
Love the app, hate the duplication 1/5
Doesn’t matter if I log into the app or the computer it keeps duplicating transactions. So frustrating to deal with.
Great Budgeting App 3/5
EveryDollar makes budgeting rather simple. It can be a bit of a headache when you don’t get paid monthly, but we just have to split up all our expenses between our two paychecks to make it work. My main reason for three stars is lack of iPad support. I can use my iPad for just about everything, except this app. I pull it up on Safari, but it doesn’t work as smooth as on desktop or the phone app.
Not enough options. 2/5
I’m paid every two weeks but there’s no budget option for that.
Rip-off paid version duplicates transactions 1/5
I was using the paid version and had duplicate downloaded transactions occur two separate times. Both times I spent hours deleting duplicates by hand with no assistance offered by their IT. When I requested a refund for the unused months of my prepaid year, they refused.
Stay away from this buggy app!
I am really impressed with the Free version of this app. It is highly customizable and covers everything I need. I personally like entering in each expense manually since I'm a newb at budgeting and I really need to be cognizant of every penny. Once I make progress (and have that extra cash in my pocket) the Pro version would be well worth it, I'm sure. Highly recommended.