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Best Budgeting Apps

The best budgeting apps for managing your personal finances are listed below. The Excel templates include checkbook software with monthly budgeting spreadsheets and just basic monthly budget vs actual spreadsheets. Whether your financial goals are to grow your wealth or cut spending, the budget spreadsheet software can help you track your money in Excel. Using Microsoft Excel templates is one of the best ways to budget your money and gives you alternatives to using mobile budget apps for iPhones and mobile budget apps for Android phones. The top rated budget app reviews on the product pages gives you insights into customer feedback many who are loyal repeat customers.

 

 

Software Name Georges Monthly Budget Spreadsheet v4 Georges Budget for Excel v12 Georges Budget for Excel v14 Georges Budget for Excel v15
Best Features: Best monthly budget spreadsheet budget spreadsheet Georges Excel Checkbook Register v7 Best Budgeting Apps
Price (per user license) From 9.95 From $19.95 From $29.95 From 39.95
Software Goal Monthly Budgets & Reports Checkbook, Monthly Budgeting & Advanced Reports Checkbook, Monthly Budgeting & Advanced Reports Checkbook, Budgeting, Advanced Reports, & Net Worth Charts
Multiple Accounts / Registers Green Check Mark (max of 10 accounts) Green Check Mark (max of 10 accounts) Green Check Mark (max of 12 accounts)
New: Net Worth Wealth Tracker (Charts show each accounts balance over time) Green Check Mark
New: Added extra column  in registers for analysis 7 columns in registers 7 columns in registers 7 columns in registers
Split a Transaction into more than one category Green Check Mark Top Feature  Top Feature  Top Feature
Tools to Reconcile Your Checking Account Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark(advanced tools)
Future Dated Transactions Tools
Budget Categories Green Check Mark(required) Green Check Mark(required) Green Check Mark(required) Green Check Mark(required)
Select Category from Drop Down List  Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Create Custom Category List Green Check Mark 20 Income & 120 Expense Categories Green Check Mark 15 Income & 80 Expense Categories Green Check Mark 50 Income & 200 Expense Categories  50 Income & 200 Expense Categories
Filter, Search & Subtotal in Registers Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Dashboard Summary Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Set Account Balance Savings Goals Green Check Mark
New: Master register of all transactions from all 10  or 12 registers /  accounts combined Green Check Mark Best Feature  Best Feature
New: Custom PivotTable Reports (ex. monthly income & spending reports) Green Check Mark Best Feature  Best Feature
Create a Monthly Budget Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Yearly & Monthly Budget vs Actual Reports Green Check Mark (Monthly only) Green Check Mark
Yearly & Monthly Budget vs Actual Graphs Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Income & Spending Reports Monthly Spending Reports Monthly & Yearly Spending Reports Monthly, Yearly, Weekly, Biweekly & Custom Spending Reports Monthly, Yearly, Weekly, Biweekly & Custom Spending Reports
Manual Import via CSV & Excel Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Rows per Register 4000 4000 4000
PC Compatible Green Check MarkRequires Excel 2007 or higher, or Excel for Office 365 (Excel for Microsoft 365) Green Check MarkRequires Excel 2010 or higher, or Excel for Office 365 (Excel for Microsoft 365) Green Check MarkExcel for Office 365 (Excel for Microsoft 365) Green Check MarkExcel for Office 365 (Excel for Microsoft 365)
Mac Compatible Green Check MarkRequires Excel 2019 for Mac, or Excel for Office 365 for Mac (Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac) Green Check MarkRequires Excel 2019 for Mac, or Excel for Office 365 for Mac (Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac) Green Check MarkExcel for Office 365 for Mac (Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac) Green Check MarkExcel for Office 365 for Mac (Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac)
Single User License Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
2 Users-Family License Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark

 

 

Budgeting your money should not be difficult and time consuming and these monthly budget spreadsheets are both easy and time saving because they use the Excel to complete many of the calculations that you would normally have to do manually such as calculating your checkbook running balance. Microsoft Excel also uses the power of Pivot Tables to quickly run monthly spending reports so you know how and where your money is being spent.

With Georges Budget for Excel, you simply enter your transactions in the checkbook registers and credit card registers, set a monthly budget for your budget categories and the personal finance software will automatically create amazing monthly budget vs actual reports and custom reports where you can change the budget report layouts to best suit your personal finances.

The custom reports that you create make budgeting fun because you can adjust the reports to meet your financial needs whether its reports for particular time periods and category and sub category expense reports. Another new feature that helps make the Excel templates one of the best budgeting apps is the net worth wealth tracker so you can track your account balance in Excel charts and easily see in graphs how your wealth is growing and whether or not your are meeting your financial goals and financial plans related to the amount of cash you have, investments balances, retirement values and other assets such as your home value. The net worth tracker can also track in charts your debts and liabilities such as your balances in credit card debts, car loan balances, and home mortgage debt so you can see your balances owed over time and see if you are meeting your goals in paying down your debt and becoming debt free.

The checkbook registers are great for knowing what your bank balance is so you know how much cash you have on hand to pay your monthly bills and so you do not overdraft. The credit card registers are great for tracking your credit card purchased and credit card payments and knowing how much is your credit card debt (balance owed).

If you purchase one of the monthly budget spreadsheets, the Excel template software is delivered to you via digital download so you can start to set up your monthly budget right away and not only track your spending but your income growth. The Excel templates are one time purchases unless you decide to buy a new version. So you do not have to pay a monthly subscription making the budget spreadsheet apps a great deal and cost effective. Compare as a cheaper alternative to the monthly subscription based budget apps or to the free budget app that are online where you may have issues related to the privacy and security of your financial records and information.