Connection Error 2/5
I like the concepts of this app, but all the time it views, "Connect Error". That has happened every time I tried syncing and now I can no log in because it brings up the same error.
By the real obi-won
The new IOS 11 update makes the app stop working. It will no longer update/sync. Both me and my wife use this so we can't share data anymore. I am leaving a negative review because there is no one to contact from the company listed anywhere, I hope they see this review.
Best Family Budgeting App 5/5
I love using GoodBudget! I've been faithful to this app for years now! It keeps our family finances readily available and organized, plus it's easy enough for my husband and I to share and discuss without it being overly complicated.
Brilliant product 5/5
I have flipped through a LOT of budgeting app offerings through the years, and nothing has quite stuck like this one.
It is practical, intuitive, and an overall dream to use. I love the scheduling options, and the envelope transfer functions are a dream to use. A lot of careful thought has gone into the layout and execution of the GUI.
This is a world class product that suits my needs exactly.
That being said, like many users that have posted reviews, the pricing for the paid plans is just not feasible for me. I understand and respect the importance of generating revenue through the application, I really do, and a nice review from me isn't going to keep the lights on and the fridge full. However, the available price points simply do not justify the purchase.
Please don't take my gripe about the price as a sign that you shouldn't use this product, YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD. It is, in my opinion, the best budgeting platform available for the iPhone bar none.
I like it 4/5
This app is very simple to use and helps with your control of your budget.
Pretty neat 4/5
Pretty good 4/5
By A Her.....
It's pretty good. I just use the free version for simple finances (I'm a college student) and it took me some time to figure out but it's really good and even gives little insights. I just wish you didn't have to pay to get the full benefit of Goodbudget.
By ER Nurse 702
After reading Dave Ramsey's "Total money makeover " my husband and I became DEBT FREE including our home in several years. Dave recommends an "envelope system" and we had all these junky envelopes that I was tired of manually writing out stuff and because it was all cash you could never go back and see like you can with debit/credit cards. This in turn leads to lack of a budget. After quitting my job to be a full time mom and part time student a budget is necessary. I can't say how much I LOVE this app and how simple it's format is!!!!! Puts me right back on track on my budgeting!
Way too cumbersome 1/5
By Non U.S resident
All I wanted was a simple straightforward app where I can keep track of my shopping bills. This is not it. From a confusing set up and registration process to a whole profile for each spend, with "envelopes" and weird budget lines, one needs a phd to figure this app out.
Pretty awesome possum 4/5
This app is AWESOME! And I love that I don't have to connect to my bank account cause I don't trust those apps lol. The only thing I don't like is that the money rolls over from month to month if I had some left over. Maybe I just haven't found this in the settings, but other than that, it's great! Keeps me straight
This is a marriage saver 5/5
This app can single-handedly save a marriage. This app allowed us to visualize our budget and put it into practice. Money is no longer a point of contention.
Free Version is limited 2/5
You can only add 10 envelopes with the free version. If you want more you have to pay it monthly. No good for my budget.
By Shake fairness
Easy to use, and keeping track of my expenses and income has taken so much pressure off of my mind!
Outrageous price for a limited time 1/5
I was really excited about this app because it has all of the functionality I've been looking for. However as soon as I started to set it up, I found out that you only get ONE free "account" ...really? Not even two accounts for checking AND savings? And the upgrade is $15 for 3 months or $25 for 6. That is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS and not worth it, I honestly don't know where these developers get off asking that price. There isn't even an "unlimited" option so you're forced to keep paying those prices. I might pay $15 for an unlimited version (which I have NEVER paid for an app before), but come on. I'm a budget-conscious person, which is why I looked at this app to begin with. It's also why I won't be using it.
Super Convenient 5/5
If you love the idea of the envelope system but hate how messy it is to actually keep track of all the envelopes and money in your budget then you will love this app. It gives you virtual envelopes to help you dictate where your money goes so you can easily keep track of it throughout the month as you get paid and spend. I'm recommending this to all my friends.
I had some issues with crashing when I first started to use it, but it's been working great since then. I've been using it for a month and a half and it makes doing the budget and keeping up with it so much easier. It syncs seamlessly with my wife's phone so she can instantly see changes I make and visa versa. I even upgraded and found it worth the price.
Great tool! 5/5
Has been very helpful in helping us stick to a budget and save money!
So much of this app is confusing and so time consuming. Just trying to fill the envelopes is a huge pain. I'm deleting looking for something else. Need to make it more user friendly.
So Helpful 5/5
First budgeting app I have used consistently. Love both the app and the website.
Great app 5/5
Transformed our budgeting!
Paid for the Full Version 5/5
We paid the $45 a year because it rocks. :)
Highly Confusing 2/5
I just want an app where I setup my budgeted cash every two weeks, budgeted expenses and then subtract from those buckets over the weeks. It was like trying to organize a shuttle launch with this app, filling envelopes, trying to add money and wasted my time.
Great for helping track household expenses 5/5
By Electric unicorn
This app is slowly but surely teaching me to better manage my retirement pension.
I have 3 bank accounts, a credit card, and various cash back purchase rewards program accounts. This app tracks them all. Very helpful to help teach the basics of money handling that is a skill that everyone needs that not everyone has. I use this app almost daily.
This app has saved from over $300.00 in overdraft fees last year paying attention to the the line for how long to avoid spending cash. Hopefully as I get my impulse buys under better control I can build up my savings account.
Update on 7/20/2017
Still a rock solid app and a must for for multi-smart device households. Very helpful to teach budgeting to those who do not fully understand it. Every parent who has a child old enough to know that an ice cream truck sells goodies to kids and can do chores should teach them to use this budgeting method.
This method is idiot proof when done properly.
Great app to manage your money! 5/5
I love the way this app works! Because it's set up the same as you would use cash it helps you to visualize your cash flow. I highly recommend it.
Love it 4/5
Love this app
Not For Me 2/5
First of all I couldn't find a way to list cash on hand. So I tried to use the email under Contact Us to suggest it and it came back as undeliverable. Not good for individuals, as it constantly reminds you that you are unpartnered by defaulting to 'shared' screens. Cumbersome to use - some of the interface does not make sense. Transfers between accounts or to and from cash are not supported. Maybe it's great for couples who only pay with credit cards or with a bank card. There's nothing to deduct from if you pay with cash. Too limiting for me.
Helped me stay on budget! 5/5
I like be this app! I like that I can see what money is available after so pay all my bills! I pay the annual fee so I can get all the extras!
The Best 5/5
By Debbie Mama SK
Best budgeting system I've ever used! Handy app and easy to use on the computer. If you want to find hidden money in your budget, this app is exactly what you need.
Super easy & useful 5/5
Has just enough free function to do the job. Intuitive and simple. Works like you'd expect.
Don't waste your time 1/5
Tried to use this app and at first it was okay. All I wanted was to put in how much I was saving and spending on different things and literally 5 minutes into using it trying to set everything up it started adding envelopes I didn't put in there then telling me that I was -$50. This is a really crappy app, just stick to paper and pencil. 😡
My wife and I have been looking for a great envelope system app that we could use on our phones and that would sync between us! This is exactly what we had been looking for.
Keeps us organized and out of trouble with our spending. And with the rolling over it's a very accurate representation of how much we have. We can both see the status at anytime.
Really well done app 5/5
Excellent app. Easy to use and understand and set up and then use. Syncs with another user (spouse). Great way to stay on same page with spouse.
Needlessly confusing 2/5
It's a confusing system. There's "unallocated" money that you somehow refill envelopes with, and money and transactions roll over month to month. It should work like traditional envelopes, where everything resets at the beginning of the month. I just want to track my spending for the month.
So far so good 5/5
Doing budget on pen and paper is great, but it's obnoxious to pull out a notebook when I am so used to using a phone all the time. This app makes it simple--as soon as I make a purchase or pay a bill, I easily log it in the system and it tracks all my envelopes with no tedious pen, paper, and cash handling. Typically I can spend a lot of money and don't know where it's all going to--this app had made me a more mindful spender rather than going crazy with swiping my money away-logging my spending has kept me more aware of how much and how often I am spending money. Love this app so far and look forward to becoming a better steward of the money God has given me.
$15-$25 for extra envelopes??? 3/5
So far, this app has been fairly useful. Even though I find some things to be confusing, I have also found the help team to be VERY helpful, which is rare and very much appreciated!!! Here's my biggest problem, and the reason I am probably going to be using the BetterHaves app going forward: to get more than 10 envelopes, they expect you to pay $15 for 3 months, or $25 for 6, and there's not even a better deal 12 month option!!! That is OUTRAGEOUS!!!! Sure, you also get access from 5 devices, big whoop, and 5 years of transaction history, another big whoop. Maybe the 5 devices would be worth it if it included tablets! There is no version for the iPad. $15-25 for those THREE extra perks (unlimited envelopes, 5 devices, 5 yrs history) is absolutely ridiculous. Even though I've already got 5 months of budget history, I'm cutting my losses and using the BetterHaves app from now on, b/c they give me unlimited envelopes. Whatever features I'm losing by switching, they still don't add up to $15, and nowhere near $25 worth.
Not User Friendly 1/5
By Stephanie Brutt
It took me awhile to even figure the app out, and after I have used it a month, I can't figure out how to start over with a new month. After going online to their website to try to figure it out, I got it restarted, but there is random money in my folders already that I can't figure out how to delete. It's too frustrating so I'm downloading a different app.
Impossible to reconcile on app 2/5
Initial setup is easy, but good luck trying to move unallocated money or reconcile after budget period. Only way I could reconcile after two budgeting periods was to log in to website and clear everything out. Pass on this one.
Seriously ? 1/5
This budget app does nothing. Might as well use pencil and paper and keep notes because it is exactly what this app does, only more convoluted
I have searched for an app that could do just this for years. Fortunately the free version offers all the tools I need. I would happily contribute for the paid version if I had the money.
Great app brought my spouse and I together 5/5
We struggled maintaining an envelope system for our family of 6. Quicken was a tool I could use but could not coordinate with my spouse.
We now both have Good Budget on our phones and are talking the same language.
By Edelweiß Queen
App continuously crashes.
Lacking basic functionality of linking to bank account 1/5
This app has a lot of potential, but it's sadly lacking the most basic of functionality of a budgeting app.
How to improve this app:
1) Get the tech to link an account. If you don't have a team who can do this, acquire a rival company that securely links a user's bank account to the app (this should be Priority #1!!!) This isn't 1999, who the F is downloading CVS files? All your competitors are able to link an account.
2) Make your app stand alone. I shouldn't have to do anything on a desktop for the app to work. All functionality should be available on the app. Seriously, how has this not been a top priority?
3) Your app should be smart enough to be able to take transactions from the account you link up and subtract them from these envelopes (and give the user the ability to make the app smarter by being able to fix/reassign transactions to the correct envelopes).
You have 1/2 of a great app. Get the tech to make the other half. 50% = F
Great app 5/5
Great app. No issues. Is simple but is exactly what I needed.
I don't Review a lot. This app is great for the digital couple. My wife and I agree on the budget for the year and then fill the monthly and yearly envelopes. Day to day purchases sync between our two phones (android and apple) seamlessly. No more fighting over who spent what and when. We even keep a slush find envelope that gets filled with the extra money from each month to use as our mad money. Works seamlessly and it is free!
Ten envelopes, then be ready to pay 2/5
By Soldier of fortune gambit
Not free if you have more than 10 categories you're looking to use, just be forewarned
Very Helpful 4/5
This app is not complicated and does have a tremendous amount of features. One thing it does not have is an auto sync with you bank account. However, before thinking that this is a bad thing keep in mind that this forces you to keep using this (balancing your checkbook so to speak). Some of the benefits of this app are easy envelope transfers, split transactions, auto funding, and atypical budgeting. Atypical budgeting? So many other tools out there are based on monthly cycles. Sure, this works for you water bill, mortgage/rent, and cell phone, but, who is paid monthly? We use this to auto-fill all of our envelopes every two weeks when we are paid. This will really force you to only spend what you have. The only issue that I have found is it occasionally will not sync (minus 1 star), but within 30 minutes or so we are back in business.
Will not work at all! Shuts down as soon as I click on it.
Great app! 5/5
Helps me and my boyfriend keep track of finances in a simple and effective way! Syncs between our phones, and lets us know -- in a not condescending way -- when we're going over budget, and tells us how long we might want to go before our next purchase. Highly recommend this app!
The app works but it requires too much setup time 3/5
It would be great for someone who's extremely organized and willing to document every transaction. But unfortunately that's not me. I wish there were a way to automatically scan the transaction from a receipt.
Great but some glitches 4/5
I LOVE the App. But what would make it 5 stars, and what would make a SIGNIFICANT difference in my user experience is having a "status" column in the transactions. Right now I am having to date uncleared transactions as "12/31/17" just so I can keep track of my uncleared items. Then I have to scroll over and over again for each transaction to change the date to the date it posted just so I know which transactions have cleared, also to make sure I didn't forget to log any transactions. BIG PAIN IN THE BUTT!
PLEASE PUT A "STATUS" COLUMN ON THE MOBILE APP. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!!