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.
Pocket Lint ($3) from Digiot is a simple balancing application with support for multiple accounts. The main view displays the user’s accounts, along with an edit button for deleting accounts, and an add button for adding new accounts. Users can give new accounts a name, an initial amount, and select from checking or savings.
In the account view, the app lists transactions according to one of three options along the bottom: withdrawals, deposits, or all. Each transaction is listed by name with the resulting balance listed below in a hard-to-read neon green; the transaction amount is listed off to the side. Clicking on an individual transaction allows the user to edit the name, amount, date, and notes, and delete the transaction. Up and down navigation buttons in the upper right allow users to browse through transactions without switching views. Finally, a menu item in the iPhone’s Settings app allows users to select whether or not they’d like their account balance to appear in a badge over the Pocket Lint icon on the home screen.
While it achieves the basic functionality that it claims to offer, Pocket Lint does little more, and does not offer the special features nor the stellar interface needed to make it worthy of its asking price when compared to other competing apps.
Company and Price
Title: Pocket Lint
Compatible: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod touch