Chronicle - Bill Management
By LittleFin LLC
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If you pay bills, you need Chronicle. It gives you the peace of mind of never having to worry about whether you paid a bill again.
*** Syncs with iOS via iCloud ***
Even if you use another finance application for general finance, you need Chronicle. One late payment can wreak havoc on your credit score, leading to higher interest rates and denied loans-- in short, completely affecting your financial life.
Chronicle will remind you when your bills are due, even when it isn't running. And in just a few minutes a month, you can handle everything related to paying your bills.
• Never forget a bill -- get reminded when your bills are due with alerts that can be synced to your iPhone and across all your Macs, even when Chronicle isn't running.
• Easily pay your bills online using Chronicle's integrated browser, or your default browser.
• Keep proof of all your payments -- store confirmation numbers and receipts right in Chronicle, so you always have proof of your payments.
• Get reminders in your notification center and put bills on your calendar. Chronicle can remind you via notification center and can add your bills to your calendar so you can visually see when they are due.
MACWORLD gives Chronicle 4.5 out of 5 mice:
"Chronicle is one of the slickest finance apps available for the Mac. It’s easy to use and easy on the eyes, and it’s worthy of a spot on anyone’s dock."
Syncing is built in:
You can sync Chronicle data with multiple Macs using Dropbox or iCloud, details below: http://chronicleapp.com/support/sync
See a quick start video at chronicleapp.com
What Others Are Saying:
"Chronicle is an excellent App that has enabled me, once and for all to control my Bills and no longer have any surprises."
--MacUpdate User Review
"A great simple app to keep track of your monthly bills."
--The Easy Mac
"Simple yet powerful, with all the features I need and a very good interface" --MacStories
What's New in Version 6.0.1
Chronicle 6.0 is a major update with lots of new features, and a new, updated design. You can read more details about what is new at http://chronicleapp.com/support/new-in-chronicle-6/. Here are some of the major new features:
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NEW: New & expanded icon set with a more modern design
NEW: Updated, improved interface, cleaner animations & better responsiveness
NEW: Vacation Mode: Tell Chronicle about your upcoming vacation, and bills will automatically adjust
NEW: Holiday Avoidance: Bills can adjust to account for U.S. bank holidays
NEW: Completely redesigned income functionality with income inline with bills
NEW: Filters to see only bills due in the current month & paid in the current month
IMPROVED: New, more subtle sounds for logging payments
IMPROVED: Archived bill behavior
IMPROVED: Totally revamped search
IMPROVED: Optional new "Last Paid" column
FIX: Bug where selected calendar could change
There are dozens of other small changes, bug fixes, and tweaks to make the interface more consistent, and to make Chronicle faster & simpler. If you have any trouble with the latest update, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Version 6.0.1 fixes a bug with holiday avoidance that could cause the app to crash.
Love This App! But...
I have used this app for years to keep track of my bills. I’m a very busy person and Chronicle has taken all the guess work out of finance management for me. I can honestly say it’s saved me countless dollars in late fees and worry about whether I’ve forgotten / missed a payment. I don’t receive any paper statements from my credit cards and lots of my cards are $0 balance. This app is a clean, systematic way of keeping an eye on my unused credit card accounts in case any mysterious or unexpected charges show up and I end up with a missed payment. Chronicle reminds me to go check all my online credit card accounts every month so I can either make a timely payment or confirm they’re still a $0 balance. It’s also really good for tracking bills that only come around once or twice a year. These bills tend to sneak up on you. But with Chronicle, you can see them coming and plan for the expense accordingly.
That being said, please bring back the color icons (or at least allow an option for either)! I didn’t deduct any stars becuase of this change, but I really feel like the colors are an additional tracking for me. I’m a visual person and the bland, monochromatic icons are a bit of a disappointment.
Excellent Software, Fantastic Developer
UPDATE: I reported a small bug and was contacted by the developer within hours - a rare feat of customer service among software developers in this day and age. Keep up the great work guys. I couldn’t recommend you more highly!
Chronicle is an intuitive bill management application that allows one to log and track multiple bills of various frequency over the year. Chronicle has all of the features that one would expect, without being overly complex, as some budgeting software can be. Chronicle features calendar reminder integeration, notification center
The biggest feature for me personally, is the tight iCloud integration with the iOS version. The iOS version features a Notification Center widget, and by default shows a badge count for any “Due Soon” or past due bills. These don’t go away until the bills are marked as paid, allowing one to stay on top of one’s bills. Linking payment receipts and being able to add past biils (hold the Alt-key to add partial payments) are also big pluses.
Having software like this is really a necessity if you have bills that are billed on various cycles. Chronicle breaks down bills by their amount and allows you to see and allocate funds appropriately in a timely manner. I’m a college student in a shared house, and this software allows me to stay on top of collection.
Sad about new icons, still great app
I like this app and continually use it… it’s really helpful for keeping track over how your electric bill changes over the years, for example.
Best of all, you can attach receipts or add confirmation notes for your bills upon logging the payments.
Chronicle also used to have vibrant, beautiful icons… now they are monochrome and I don’t like all of the ways the icons are represented… most notably, the “Security” icon used to be a gorgeous camera icon. Now, it’s a monochrome bell (I assume ‘alarm’?) symbol :(
I thought about removing 1 star from my initial rating of 5 because of this, but that would mostly be so I can get the developer’s attention on this sad moment - but that’s not right. Reviews are for customers, not developers. I’m going to try browsing his forums and contacting the devs that way.
For a new customer, please ignore any bad ratings due to the change of the icon design. You can plainly see the icons in the screenshots above. There is technically nothing wrong with them - it’s just that many reviewers (and I, myself) really liked the older, more colorful icons (even if they probably don’t go with OS X / iOS’s newer UI design since OS X Yosemite).
- Category: Finance
- Updated: May 14, 2016
- Version: 6.0.1
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: LittleFin LLC
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor