Sebastian Sell currently works on reviewing SPB’s recently-released Business pack. Here comes the first part looking at SPB Finance:
With Spb Finance, you can easily manage your incomes and expenses.
When you start Spb Finance for the first time, you need to create a new account. Tap ‘new’, and choose between several account types: ‘Cash’, ‘Bank’, ‘Credit Card’, ‘Asset’ and ‘Liability’.
After tapping next, enter an account name, description, currency, and an opening balance. You will return to the main window and as you see, it’s quite easy to handle with Spb Finance.
In the tab ‘Register’, all transactions are listed with the date when it was created and the Ending Balance. If you create a new transaction, there are some fields to fill out like a category, a date, the currency, payee, and of course the amount. In addition, you can write a memo and set a schedule with a reminder.
Now lets come to the tab “Reports” which I find quite interesting. You can choose between 8 different graphs and if you choose one of them, Spb Finance will draw a graph for example for the accounts and their balance or ‘Spending by Class’ (pie chart). The option ‘Profit and Loss’ will show 3 graphs: profit, loss, and the difference, the option ‘Income and Expense’ shows – and who guessed that? – the income and expense
The options menu lets you choose a data file location, an automatical backup file location, customizable fonts, and you can switch between soft-keys style menu (use this for WM5 and higher!) and default menu.
Spb Finance comes with a today plugin.
Spb Finance is a powerful finance manager with export/import function and several other features. Because of its password protection, you don’t have to worry that you fellow citizens will get any personal information. I would give the program 4 1/2 of 5 points.