Actual is a new system for tracking your finances easily. It provides a budgeting system based on "envelope budgeting," a proven method for managing your spending. You can also track all of your finances, including investment accounts, in one place.
Your data is not stored in the cloud. It can never be analyzed, mined for data, or sold to a third party. It is always stored locally on your device and we don't have access to it. Your privacy is a huge priority.
ON THE GO
If you use the desktop app, copy your budget and take it with you. Simply connect your devices and it'll copy it so you can look at it while you're out. Update by simply copying again ― the process is quick and seamless.
Actual provides a powerful method for budgeting that makes it easy to see your spending. The idea is you treat categories as funds that money is distributed into, and categorizing transactions pulls money out of a category. If you have a positive balance in a category, you know you have cash to spend. You also have to make up for overspending.
This means your budget is always based on real data; there's no made up numbers. You can't cheat it ― your expenses and income must be reconciled in way that makes sense with your budget. It also makes it obvious when something is wrong and gives guidance for how to fix it.
The ease and accuracy of this system give you peace of mind when it comes to your finances.
Create accounts off the budget to track anything that doesn't make sense in the budget. These can be investments, mortgages, or anything else. Get a complete financial picture in a single place.
Quickly add or edit transactions with a streamlined user interface. Categorizing transactions shouldn't feel like a burden.
We also provide a desktop app! Learn more at https://actualbudget.com
Latest update makes some internal changes to prepare for big features in the future, but also adds a few things:
* When adding new transactions, amount input is set to negative by default
* Add support for different number formats. If any formats are missing, let us know!
Ratings and Reviews
Made budgeting easy
I followed James along his development process as I eagerly awaited the release of Actual. I was not disappointed. No ads, no recommended credit cards - just a clean, easy to use interface. Finally, a budget app that lets me budget the same way I think of my money. Great work!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.