8 Slick Apps for the Money Minded

All of us have to deal with money throughout our lives, some have more of it to deal with than others. Whether you’re a master trader or a penniless student, there is an iPad app designed to help you out.

We’re going to go through some of the best iPad apps for dealing with money, from getting the financial news to planning a personal budget. Without further ado…

XE

XE

XE Currency is a superb free currency converter that even allows you to view the currency charts of each pairing going back one year. It’s great that you can personalise the app, select your favourite currencies, and even choose how often it updates.

XE also comes with the ability to use the currency information offline, if you find yourself in a remote area you can look up the most recently updated rates.

Price: Free
Developer: XE

Bloomberg

Bloomberg

If you’re the type of person who needs to be on top of the current financial news, then the Bloomberg app might be a perfect fit. It’s free and feeds a great deal of quality information and news right to your iPad.

I’m a big fan of the stock portfolio function, the iPad is a beautiful device for keeping track of your investments.

Price: Free
Developer: Bloomberg

BudgetBook

BudgetBook

On a slightly different tack, BudgetBook is a great way to manage your personal finances. Designed with simplicity and minimalism in mind, BudgetBook is perfect for those who are looking for something functional and easy to pick up.

I really like the interface design and how well it plays to the iPad’s strengths – it’s worth a look!

Price: $2.99
Developer: noidentity

E*TRADE Mobile Pro

E*TRADE Mobile Pro

If you’re in the business of actually trading stocks and shares, then E*TRADE could be the app to really jump out from this list. It’s a powerful mobile trading app that enables you to buy and sell securities at the touch of a finger.

You will need to sign up for an account to get access to the real functionality of the app, but it’s certainly appealing for the simplicity of trading from your iPad. If your current broker doesn’t offer good web access then E*TRADE might be the way to go.

Price: Free
Developer: E*TRADE

powerOne Financial Calculator

powerOne Financial Calculator

Infinity Softworks offer a huge range of field specific calculators, the perfect one for managing your finances is, without question, powerOne Financial Calculator. It combines an algebraic and RPN calculator with simple, customizable, spreadsheet-like templates.

I love the clean interface and the vast wealth of functionality, everything from investment return calculations to compound annual growth. It’s a little pricey for a calculator, but packs a punch!

Price: $4.99
Developer: Infinity Softworks

Thomson Reuters Marketboard

Thomson Reuters Marketboard

As far as keeping up with market data, news, and events goes, you can’t go far wrong with Thomson Reuters Marketboard. It’s a great app for getting the information behind market movement and reviewing current trends.

The perfect companion to the Bloomberg app for those who want to go deeper into the news behind the financial markets.

Price: Free
Developer: Thomson Reuters

Money for iPad

Money for iPad

If you’re looking for a way to manage your money, and budget, that’s more robust than something like BudgetBook, then Money for iPad could be the app for you. It covers the whole spectrum, everything from managing your bills and accounts through to financial planning and budgeting.

The only downside is that Money for iPad only synchronises with the equivalent app for the iPhone, it’s for people who are happy to have their iOS devices alone manage their finances.

Price: $9.99
Developer: iBearMoney

StockTouch

StockTouch

StockTouch is a relatively new app on the financial scene, which purports to be changing the way we understand stocks and companies. It features a fascinating interface that brings the power of data visualization and financial information together.

The feature set is soon to be expanded to include global stocks and watch lists, both of which will greatly enhance the usefulness of the app.

Price: $4.99
Developer: Visible Market

StockTouch Interface

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you’ve been able to find something here that suits your financial needs, no matter how grand your ambitions. I, personally, use Bloomberg almost every day, it’s a wonderfully simple way to keep track of a small investment portfolio.

I believe there’s still a lot to be done in the field of financial iPad apps, it’s only just beginning to be fully utilised. I’m interested to see how apps like StockTouch develop over time!


  • Armstrong

    I really like the UI of BudgetBook and MoneyBook (hist counterpart for iPhone), but the lack of sync between them is a handicap for me.

    So I’m looking for a Universal app (or one with and without “HD” on the name…) where I could manage my budgets… Money looks awesome but the price is over my limit for an app like this (I mean, I want to control my money flux, no spend it on this).

    I hope you could help me with a few suggestions… and sorry if my english wasn’t good enough =P

  • http://visualgroove.net Febby Tan

    Try Checkbook HD. Brought to you by the maker of Money for iPad (on the list above). It has good ratings. Simpler UI than Money and Budgetbook in my opinion. Available on iPad and iPhone, and the bluetooth sync between the two is just AWESOME.

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