Today YNAB released an application for the Android phone. I’ve been waiting on this app for a long time, and am really excited that it’s finally here. It’s an extension for the desktop application, but it allows you to record everything on the go and sync it up later. Not familiar with YNAB? Read up on it here. It’s the engine behind my finance behavior.
Since this is the first version, they didn’t allow for split transactions to be entered. The iPhone app was the same way at first, then they added that necessary feature shortly after it was initially released. They are planning on doing the same for the Android version.
I absolutely love the app, but am disappointed in the syncing. You have to go to the desktop YNAB, then click on a menu item to sync the two versions together. I’m lazy, and that’s too much work. I’ve got the version for the iPhone (on my iPod), and it works the same way. I end up syncing it once a month or so, so my iPod is always out of date. YNAB has mentioned syncing to the cloud at some point, so that could solve that issue.
I think I’ll end up syncing my phone up more often though, because I always have it on me. I think I will end up using it more than my iPod, which stays at home a lot of the time. I have only paid for a handful of apps on my phone, but this one is well worth the $4.99 price tag. I just can’t wait until it’s been around a little longer, so they have time to make it even more amazing.