Wally: a Free Personal Finance App

The new Wally personal finance app is freeIf you aren’t yet using an app to help manage your personal finances or aren’t happy with the one you are currently using, why not download and try out the newly released “Wally”? It’s totally free, and you get the full version so there’s no need to pay for any upgrades. There are also no ads.

So how are the developers making any money from this? Right now, they’re not. They do plan to offer optional premium features in the future – which will be for a fee – but they have promised to keep the free version fully functional. Nice. As far as data security goes, all information entered by the user is stored only on the phone only.

Right now it’s iPhone only, though an Android version is already in the works. It was released less than two weeks ago – on March 19th – and has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times, making it the top personal finance app in six countries already.

So what’s it like? The color scheme may not appeal to everyone (at least, maybe not at first), be we like it, and think it’s attractive to look at. We also found it fairly intuitive and easy to use. Below are some of the features.

  • Easily records details of your expenses, including amount, time & date, type of expense, optional notes and more. Some of this can be done automatically.
  • InstaScan: use your iPhone to photograph and document your receipt.
  • View your information graphically – this can be helpful in giving a clear indication where you may want to adjust your budget.
  • Global currencies: this means just about anyone in the world is able to use the Wally app, and if you travel it’s easy to flip between currencies.

Wally app offers many of the features of paid apps
Our Verdict
Considering this personal finance app is 100% free, easy to use, has a nice user interface and plenty of useful features, why not download it for a test drive?

And let us know what you think!

You can read more about the Wally app here, and download it for free at iTunes.

Philip

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the tip. Most of the ones I’ve tried have had one limitation or another that has prevented me from using it. Looking forward to trying this one out.

  2. That interface does look really slick. And I really dig pie charts! I might download it an play with it a little bit, but I don’t really like to carry all of my financial info around on my phone. Does it need to be hooked up to my accounts, or can I just plug in the info myself?

  3. You’re right 🙂 Why not, it’s free anyway.
    I also have a job that requires me to travel a lot, so I could really use the currency flipping feature! Thank you so much for the app review 🙂

    • It is a great app, and it looks really nice too. Still not available for android, which is a shame. It’s been a while since they launched it, I wonder if they will ever get around to it…

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