Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Next for iPad – Track your expenses and finances, a minimal expense app made by noidentity.
Here’s a little slice of the description on the App Store:
Next for iPad reimagines expense tracking on iPad.
With the iPhone version we changed how you track your expenses on the go. Now, thanks to iCloud Sync, you’ll get your expenses on your iPad too.
*The innovative zooming interface is perfect to gain a bigger picture of your data.
Start with your yearly data, zoom in to see all of its months and zoom even further to get a daily view of your expenses.
One of the really awesome things about Next is its non-standard UI. It’s a landscape-only app, and it’s not broken down in the usual nav-panel + content setup of most iPad apps (e.g. the iOS Mail app).
I use Next mostly on my iPhone for inputting daily expenses like coffees and lunches, and I bought it for the iPad just so I had consistency across iOS. Entering a coffee is as simple as tapping on the “+” button, tapping on the coffee icon, typing in the price, and tapping on the “Done” button. I can also add a text description for each expense, but that’s always optional. For data entry, Next is a really great no-nonsense experience.
With Next on both of my devices, I can check my budget from anywhere and compare spending week–over–week and month–over–month. The animations are playful, and subtle graphs and colour coding provide a lot of context when you look for it. The only thing the app doesn’t do is allow me to filter expenses by type. It would be convenient to filter my expenses to see only the coffees I’ve bought in the past month.
Here’s an App Store link for Next for iPad for $2.99.
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