There is no shortage of expense tracking apps to choose from. There are several that exist purely in mobile, and others that cross all platforms. Today, we are going to focus on two programs in particular and they are the Harvest and Mint apps. The reason being, they are our favorites of the choices and we have the most experience with them.
I originally stumbled upon the Harvest app while using Asana. Asana had an option to track time with Harvest and so I journeyed over to their website. The Beauty and professionalism of the site drew me in. I signed up for a trial and the app’s easy to use interface was a joy to use. I have been a customer ever since. I mostly use the invoicing and estimation features, but the expense tracking looks extremely useful. Harvest has a web, mobile, and desktop app which makes logging expenses easy on any form factor. This is always a crucial factor in choosing an application for me. In addition, you can store your receipts digitally by taking a photo of the receipt on your mobile device. After that, it is easy to include all your expenses through out the day into an invoice and send it off to your customer. Sign up for a free trial of Harvest and you will not be disappointed.
Most people are familiar with Mint brought to you by Intuit. It connects to your bank accounts and credit cards and analyzes all of your transactions. Its ability to tag transactions makes it an extremely convenient choice for tracking expenses. For even more convenience you could get a credit card solely devoted to expenses, and set up a rule in Mint to track all transactions from this card as expenses. If you want to get even more fancy, you could connect your account to IFTTT and create a trigger for each expense to create a reminder or e-mail to enter the expense in harvest.
Combining these platforms could give you unmatched power in the expensing arena.
What is your favorite way to track expenses? Let us know in the comments.