Review: Ractor QuickBank
On August 25, 2008, we reviewed a collection of 15 different personal finance applications for the iPhone and iPod touch in a roundup entitled iPhone Gems: Every Personal Finance Application, Reviewed. This review contains a review of one application from that roundup; additional comparative details can be found in the original full story.
QuickBank ($1) from Ractor is a simple multi-account financial management application featuring a tabbed interface divided into three sections: transactions, reports, and setup. When QuickBank is launched, users are taken to the transactions tab, which shows a list of the user’s accounts. Selecting an account brings the user to a list of transactions for that account, with deposits in green and debits in red, along with a simple transaction entry form directly below the top navigation bar. It offers entry of a payee name, and an amount, as well as Debit/Credit buttons, which are oddly hidden atop the on-screen keyboard. The balance is shown at the bottom right, beside a button letting the user export their transaction records to a QIF file. Once created using the entry form, clicking on a transaction allows the user to edit the payee name, amount, check no., add a memo, change the date, add an image from the camera, and select a category.
Reports offers a choice between various statistic reports, including spending by category and debt vs. income, each shown as a simple pie chart. Setup lets the user edit and add accounts and categories, set their preferred currency, the QIF date format, and their password, and toggle the password lock on and off. With features like data exporting, the ability to add an image to a transaction, and password protection, QuickBank is a surprisingly robust app. While it has some interface issues, including small text and a downright ugly edit transaction screen, we feel QuickBank’s overall value for the dollar is enough to compensate, making the app worthy of our strong general recommendation.