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Named "New and Noteworthy", and "What's Hot" by Apple!

The perfect companion app of YNAB (You Need A Budget) for Desktop. >> You MUST have YNAB for Desktop to be able to use YNAB for iPhone <<

-- Voted Most Popular Personal Finance Software on Lifehacker Hive Five Poll
-- 2011 Reader's Choice Winner for Best Personal Finance Software
-- "YNAB is great stuff - it really is." (CNN Headline Radio)
-- "If you need extra motivation to achieve financial discipline consider the budgeting software YNAB." (Kiplinger's Personal Finance)
-- Listed as one of 10 Personal Finance Tools You Should Use Now. (U.S. News & World Report)
-- "The budgeting software of choice for those who seriously want to start a personal or household budget." (

Never heard of YNAB?
It's easy-to-use budget software coupled with a powerful methodology. Download our free trial at!

With YNAB for iPhone, you will:
* Quickly Enter transactions on the go
* Check your category balances before making a purchase.
* Cloud sync with all desktops and devices running YNAB 4
* View all historical transactions for every account
* Stay aware of your spending
* Never worry about unknowingly go over budget again!

FAST Transaction Entry:
YNAB makes it so quick and easy to add a new transaction, your budget can know about your latest purchase before you leave the store!
Geo-Smart Payees: YNAB even remembers which payees you used in which locations, speeding things up the next time you make a purchase in the same place!

Multiple iPhones/iPads/iPods can cloud sync with the same budget, making it easy for an entire household to stay on the same budget! No more wondering if you have enough money in a certain category. After your spouse makes a purchase, it will show up on your phone and desktop automatically.

***** IMPORTANT *****
This is a companion app for YNAB for the desktop. You must have YNAB 4 or YNAB 3 installed on your computer.
In order to Cloud Sync, you must have YNAB 4. YNAB 3 is limited to legacy WiFi syncing.
Don't have YNAB yet? You can download a free trial of YNAB for Desktop at

* The app runs on any device with iOS 5 or later.
* Internet connectivity: For cloud sync, your iPhone/iPad/iPod needs internet connectivity either through WiFi or a mobile network (GSM/3G/4G)

Never heard of YNAB?
It's easy-to-use budget software coupled with a powerful methodology. Download our free trial at!

What's New in Version 3.1.2

* Fixed a sync issue when re-registering for a budget while the desktop hasn't seen all changes from that device yet
* Fixed a bug that caused the 'Add Transaction' button to disappear under certain circumstances
* Fixed a bug that prevented the automatic download of more than 50 diff files from Dropbox

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Customer Reviews


YNAB has been life-changing. I have struggled with making and keeping a budget and I'd tried software such as Mint. YNAB has made budgeting easy to understand and quick and convenient. I like the fact that this software doesn't automatically pull your transactions from other accounts because it allows me to think more about every transaction and to actually see where my money is going. Software that automatically pulls transactions from other accounts allows me to forget about my spending and to not track my budget. YNAB is budget being done properly! The syncing is flawless.

Good App

I have used Quicken since the DOS version (early 90's). Two years ago I decided it was time for a switch. After careful research I chose YNAB. After living with it for that time I can say that it works perfectly across the many mobile and desktop platforms between my wife and I. While we don't use the budget side of the app, this is really where the strength of the app lies.

So, why only 3 stars if it's so good? I could easily rate YNAB with 5 Stars but for one major issue: Despite promises on the company's blog, they have failed to bring an iPad version out - unimaginable in this day and age. If you rely on a tablet (Droid or iOS) then don't be fooled by the promises that it is coming soon.

Great- with some limitations.

As a mobile companion, this app is great- it let’s you enter transactions on the go and syncs seamlessly through Dropbox. In fact, I prefer to enter transactions on the iPhone vs. the desktop- much quicker and easier!

My only complaint is that it would be great to have a little more flexibility- i.e. to be able to edit your budget on the go. Other than that, the UI is great and the developers seem to keep the app updated. Their website also has a generous amount of information and support.

You Need a Budget (YNAB)
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  • Free
  • Category: Finance
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2014
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 3.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Steine LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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