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Dollarbird updated for iOS 7 + an extra feature :)

The iOS 7 update of Dollarbird is finally available! Now it fits right in with the new look and feel of iOS 7 so you can enjoy it even more! So, what’s new? Compatibility with iOS 7 We made the calendar prettier and we solved the issue of dragging up the control center when you want to access your charts. Now you have to tap on the button (that’s also more visible now) at the bottom instead of sliding it up, and it will do exactly what you want it to: show you the money…overview :D. Furthermore, the chosen category…

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Tracking credit card payments & avoiding double entry

Managing your finances effectively means forming the habit of tracking your income and expenses continuously so that you know at all times what your financial situation is. If you are doing this already, you should be proud of yourself! We definitely are. Just to make sure your balance is accurate while doing this, let’s see how you can keep track of credit card payments without entering them twice, that is the first time when you use the credit card for a purchase and a second time when you pay the CC bill that includes that charge. To maintain the principles…

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Setting your bi-monthly salary to repeat

“I get my salary every two weeks or bi-monthly. How can I set it as a recurring transaction?” We designed Dollarbird to be flexible enough to really allow people with different needs to manage their finances better. Thus, you can also set your salary to be recurrent when you get it more than once a month. You have 2 options for this: If you get your salary on fixed dates, twice a month. If you receive your salary twice a month, let’s say on the 1st and on the 15th, you can set one recurring transaction for each of these…

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The Making of… the Dollarbird video

Yes, there is a story here, that’s why we’ve decided to write a blog post about it. Because developers and sales people are not always what they seem… We built Dollarbird with passion and care and really wanted to show it to people before it was ready to hit the App Store. A promo video was in order. We wanted to make something worth watching and provide our future users with a great ‘walk-through’ feel of the app. We also thought it was important that people experience not only the situation they could use the app in, but also see…

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To the ones who are still looking for the right personal finance app

Many of us strive to keep our money under control. It slips between our fingers, month after month, on stuff we don’t really need, with not enough left for things we care about. At Halcyon Mobile we believe the right app can help us change this too. And making a change, in any area of our life is about knowing where we stand, having a plan for improvement, and following through with our plan. We think it’s the same in personal finance too. While most of the expense tracker apps today help us understand our financial past – how we…