What is CashPlan
is an archive of financial transactions where you can
create and manage a sources-costs budget with detailed views and
You can use CashPlan
on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. CashPlan
uses your Apple Id to automatically synchronize your budgets and any
purchase on all your devices.
First start of CashPlan
At startup, CashPlan
shows you some slides for a general
overview of the app.
Just out of the slides the names of your accounts are sufficient for
setup: up to four. You can choose name, color and order. Press the
button with three stripes (Menu button) which has various choices
including 'Settings', the icon with the gears, where you find:
- Accounts: for names and their order
- Accounts color: for the color
- Years Archive: archive management menu to save the years as you
use CashPlan and be able to reload them from the archive.
You can also later edit and reorder the accounts.
Build your first budget
has two main views:
, just downloaded, presents the current year at zero,
with all twelve months each containing only one transaction, pre-set,
with the initial balance at zero. Select the view of the month you are
currently in: you can start adding transactions to the accounts that
interest you there. For each transaction you have a description and a
date for which you enter movements on the accounts such as uses/costs
(-) or sources/revenues (+): transactions already executed can be
marked as 'Done'. Those foreseen as budget will leave them unmarked.
By doing so, in the month view, you will have an eye on what has
already happened and what you foresee that will happen and when, in
the near future. For the first transaction, for example, enter the
description 'Initial balance' and the balance on that date of your
accounts. By continuing to enter transactions, in each month, you will
build your sources-costs budget.
Selection of visible accounts
In the year view you find five buttons with colored icons: the first
four for each account. If they are marked the account is visible,
hidden otherwise. The fifth icon allows you to choose the view, for
all visible accounts:
All very immediate with a single tap or click.
More details for editing transactions
The opening of a transaction editing form takes place on all devices
simply with a tap or click on the transaction row. To delete a
transaction just swipe the row left on iPhone/iPad, or use the swipe
of your finger on the Apple Magic Mouse on the Mac. In the transaction
editing form there are also two 'Repeat' checkboxes that you can mark
active before confirming the transaction: a 'Weekly' checkbox and a
'Monthly' checkbox. These allow you to fill the whole year with
periodic sources (incomes) or uses (costs). Another very useful
checkbox is the 'Active' checkbox: it is used to answer the question
'What if?'. If the checkbox is not checked, the transaction is
inactive and will appear greyed out in the month: you can thus see the
effect that the inactive transaction has and the future consequences.
Just check the 'Active' check box again to reactivate the transaction.
A context menu is also provided for transactions: on the iPhone and
iPad, keep the transaction pressed for a few seconds. On Mac, use the
right mouse button on the transaction, or use the keyboard [ctrl] key
with a mouse click. From the menu that opens you can select the
editing form or copy/cut/paste the transaction, or delete it.
At any time you can view a chart that shows you the trend of the
accounts both for the whole year and for each month. Accounts are
tracked using their colors.
App evaluation is free for a 30-days trial period beginning when you
enter your first transaction. In the app you find in-app purchases for
the premium version without time limits or limited time subscriptions.