App Review: BillMinder

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BillMinder is a very slick application to keep you organized with your bills and update you with due dates.

Description
Allows you to easily track your bills from your iPhone. Track recurring bills, mark bills paid or unpaid, manage information about the bill’s collector so you can easily contact them, and see totals for your monthly spending.

It took me a little while to get my head around what this App was about, probably because I don’t deal with that many bills (a good thing these days). Now what this App does is present you with a specially adapted month to view calendar but your appointments here are your bills, tapping the familiar + icon in the top right of the screen pulls up an input screen to add details of your bill, the collecting party (selectable from a list of recently added, or you can add a new one straight from this screen) the due day with recurrence options the amount and codes important for paying the bill and of course a toggle for un/paid. Now the best thing I find about this app is as your going about your business adding your bills, the bottom of each month view it gives you a total for that month.

The Second section of this application is collectors, tapping into this presents you with a list of your collectors and the + icon in the top right, tapping this gives you an input screen for contact details and notes nice and simple. After this has been completed (along with all your bills) when viewing your collector it will also show your payment history.
The Third section is options, where you can configure your alerts (on or off and period of alarm either, past due, anything between 1 and 5 days, 1 or 2 weeks and 1 month) which appear when you enter the application and appear on the springboard icon as a digit flag and enable the passcode feature, securing your billing details from prying eyes with a 4 digit code.
BillMinder is a must have to keep a track of your unpaid bills and payment history!

Feature Request

In the input screens, rather than having a done button on the keyboard a next button would let you input things a little faster.

I would also like to see an import from spreadsheet/csv feature to allow even faster data input

Price: $1.99 sale price, (33% off at time of writing) $2.99 regular price

Generally I like this application, it uses the interface to full effect, web addresses opening in Safari, phone numbers being called when tapped and good use of menus. It provides genuinely useful functionality for a decent price. It’s simple, works well and feels like something I’d use regularly.

The Good

  • Simple and easy to use
  • functional and pretty handy
  • Price to feature ratio spot on even for regular price
The Not so Good
  • Needs the 3.0 firmware urgently for those push notifications
  • Interface needs some polish
Reviewed by: TylerDurdan

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BillMinder Screenshots

2 Responses

  1. This looks like it could be a really useful app. I don’t have any bills to pay, but when I do i’ll have to pick this app up.

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