What's the perfect app to track expenses?
January 31, 2008 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Is there an expense reporting app that's flexible, handy, and will help me finish next year's taxes quickly and easily? I know about excel, quicken, and various financial transaction apps, but what if I drive 100 miles to a tech conference and want to note my mileage? And what if I'm out entertaining clients and I want to pop onto my iPhone to note the total bill for the evening (before I forget the next day to open excel). Are there any web-based flexible apps for doing all the expense reporting you might need for a small business' bookkeeping needs?
posted by mathowie to Work & Money (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
You could combine Excel with Google Docs, for on-the-road updating. Their spreedsheeting app is quite capable, and you can share it with other people if you need to.
posted by coriolisdave at 2:21 PM on January 31, 2008

Response by poster: That's not a bad idea. I suppose I should look for some excel templates that Google Docs would understand.
posted by mathowie at 2:45 PM on January 31, 2008

Intuit launching Quicken for iPhone
posted by netbros at 4:39 PM on January 31, 2008

Best answer: Here is a review of some different expense tracking software.

Expenses Tracker is an online expense tracking webapp.

Expense View is another online tool. It says they offer iPhone applications.

Xpenser is another online tool for this.
posted by bove at 4:42 PM on January 31, 2008

You can't edit Google docs on the iPhone, only view them. This was the case a few weeks ago, anyway. I think they're working on an update.
posted by MadamM at 5:59 PM on January 31, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the tips bove, it looks like Xpenser is exactly what I need.
posted by mathowie at 8:24 PM on January 31, 2008

For another online spreadsheet app there's wikiCalc, open-source in perl I believe.
posted by XMLicious at 10:53 PM on January 31, 2008

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