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MoneyDesktop

Personal Financial Management Software


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Published 01/13/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

MoneyDesktop gives users another option when finding better ways to manage their money. There is a lot of potential in the realm of online applications to help individuals and families manage their finances better. Money Desktop presents a number of helpful tools that can do just that. The system is designed to help people manage their funds based on their spending habits rather than on how they wish they spent money. This realistic approach sets the user up for a better chance at successful money management. Money Desktop includes a number of beneficial features such as automatic tracking, email and text message alerts, custom strategies, and more. Money Desktop helps users come up with a realistic plan to get out of debt and manage their money in a way that lets them plan for the long term.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

MoneyDesktop was founded in the summer of 2005. Based out of Provo, Utah, Money Desktop received funding in April of the same year. The minds behind Money Desktop focus on producing an application that is easy to use and can help many people eliminate debt and live comfortably within their means.

What are the differences to other apps?

MoneyDesktop does many of the same things that other similar applications do. The site allows users to manage their money and keep track of spending and saving with the help of email and text message updates. Money Desktop also assists users in planning their financial future by developing a unique budget and savings plan that suits their needs. Money Desktop provides the tools that allow users to come up with a plan tailored to their situation.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The MoneyDesktop website offers a professional design with plenty of personality. Marrying eye-catching colors like blue, red, green and orange with a very organized design helps users learn more about the application. The tracking tools and other features included in Money Desktop match the overall site design, with excellent organization and a hint of personality here and there that adds to the experience.

How does the registration process work?

Oddly, the site does not currently have any links or forms available to give users the opportunity to create a new account. A log in area is present along with an option to sign in to the “old” version of Money Desktop. It is possible that changes were made recently and the registration form will be added again later. Users who are interested in a new account can also go to the contacts page, which can be found by clicking the white “Contact” link at the top, right hand corner of the Money Desktop website. This will provide information on how to get in touch with the creators to ask questions about registration and accessibility.

What does it cost to use the application?

Despite all of the information found on MoneyDesktop, the site is missing a few key elements. The first is an account registration form and the second is any information on pricing. The site does not state that it is available for free, however no membership plan details are provided. Users should contact Money Desktop with questions regarding pricing.

Who would you recommend the application to?

MoneyDesktop has a lot of potential to help anyone who wants to handle their funds better. Unfortunately the site is missing a few important items. Without a price, it is hard to tell which specific group of users it is geared towards.

  • Set up alerts that can be sent through email or text messages
  • Read the Money Desktop blog for tips on how to spend better
  • Create a realistic budget that gives them a better chance of success
  • Easily view financial information through colorful graphs and status bars
  • Record all financial transactions through Money Desktop


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