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A Roundup of the Best Budgeting Apps

Accumulating money is great and it’s even better when you can save a little extra outside your regular budget. Though traditional banks propose their own apps to help you track your spending, there are more third party apps you can check to get further insights into your spending. We roundup some of the most beneficial and best budgeting apps you can use in Australia to track your spending and budgeting goals. 


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UBOMI puts you in the financial driver’s seat as you set goals, get rid of debt, and see progress along the way.

This app lets you connect to all your accounts. It populates your finances – superannuation, credit cards, loans, mortgage repayments – into one easy-to-manage space. As visibility is the key step to good money management, UBOMI gives you complete control over your priorities.

Through the app’s smart advice and notifications, you’ll be on an easy-to-follow, straight pathway to your goals, whether to save for a family trip or rid yourself of debt – truly one of the best budgeting apps out there. 


Pocketbook is the app for you if you want simplicity. It’s a free, Australian-developed app used to monitor your transactions and sync with your bank accounts, credit cards, and loans. This app auto categorises your spending like fuel and groceries, in which you can set up budgets. It also has a “safely spend” feature to let you know how much you can spend based on your budget.

Download the Pocketbook app on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.


Goodbudget takes the process online! This app is best for couples as it can be used for one budget, synced between multiple devices, and set with combined goals. It uses the envelope budgeting method, in which expenses are separated into categories. Each category has a designated envelope that you take out money from to pay that specific expense. 

A free version of the Goodbudget app gives you 10 envelopes, while a $6-a-month version is available for unlimited envelopes.


Splitwise figures out each person’s share of a bill — best for shared houses or groups of friends. It can be set to send auto-reminder emails for future bills, allows you to write and keep track of IOUs. You can use Splitwise to split monthly household bills between roommates, figure out costs for your group vacation, and remind you when a friend spots you for dinner.

This app allows users to view their balances on their smartphones or on their website, learn spending trends, and much more! The sister app Plates by Splitwise is perfect for restaurant-specific calculations (up to 10-way splits).


Expensify can be used to keep track of your receipts and expenses once tax time nears. With this app, you can scan and categorise the receipts in various ways, and collate them into one file for your accountant.


Sharesight is the best tool for DIY investors and their portfolio management. It gives useful information for your tax return, shows you graphs of your returns, and tracks your dividends. With this app, you can automatically add all of your holders from your trading platform.

These are some of the best budgeting apps available to help you keep an eye on your spending and budget more effectively.

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