The First Week of Alpha Testing Has Wrapped Up

Last Friday (April 6th) I released the alpha version of Budgetwise to a small group of volunteer testers made up of savvy budgeters, developers, and QA testers. After getting initial feedback, I feel more confident that opening it up to testers at this stage was the right move. The sheer amount of feedback received over…

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A Change in Releases

So as I am preparing to deploy and launch the beta, it becomes more apparent that this is not yet in beta but rather "alpha", because features may still change, new things are being added every few days, and bugs may pop up a bit more frequently compared to beta. Generally, beta apps…

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Beta Will Be Launching Soon

UPDATE After some reflection and extensive testing I realized it's not quite ready for beta yet, but can start alpha testing. It's just a name change but it's an important distinction so the right expectations are set. To read more about this, please see the post I am happy to announce that beta will be…

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March Update

Things are looking great as development continues, and I've been working on several things since the last update. Credit Card Refinement I've spent a lot of time refining the way credit cards are handled in order to support people who don't use credit cards, pay them off each month, or anyone trying to cut down…

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Why Budgetwise Includes (optional) Category Due Dates

If you've used to other apps that utilize an envelope system, like YNAB or Everydollar, you may have realized that there is no option to add due dates unless you add them to your transactions. Everyone has their own budgeting style, and one person's budget categories, or "envelopes", might be set up and…

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