When I travel, I accumulate receipts and spend money that I'll be eventually reimbursed for. The hassle is that capturing that information is a pain. I've tried paper lists, spreadsheets and even just dumping a pile of receipts with the client (that one's not popular!).
The other day, I highlighted how easy it was to create a timesheet system using Bento on the iPad. It turns out the solution for expense tracking is even easier.
Bento has a template for Expenses. With a couple of screen taps, I had a expense tracking app ready to use in less than a minute. All I needed to do was make a few little changes and it was perfect.
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Adding the Expenses tool was a simple matter of pressing the button in the bottom left of the screen, tapping "New Library" and selecting "Expenses". I needed to change the list of expense categories so I tapped the pencil icon in the top right corner. This put the form into edit mode.
I tapped on the "Expense Type" field, chose "Options" on the pop-up menu and deleted categories I didn't need and added the ones I wanted. I could do the same with all the other fields although I didn't need to.
All up, I had an Expenses tracking tool ready to use in about 10 minutes.
Bento for iPad costs $5.49 from the App Store.