Nobody wants to worry about money while travelling, but we all do. Tracking your finances is a simple way to get some freedom from this financial anxiety.
You could keep track of your travel expenses the old school way with a pen and notebook, or try to remember what you spent and enter the amounts in a spreadsheet at the end of the day, but Never Ending Voyage have come up with a better solution.
Trail Wallet is a new app for the iPhone that helps you to quickly and easily keep track of your spending on the road. When you buy something, pull out your iPhone, add the amount using the Quick Add screen, choose a category (or leave it till later) and you’re done. Forget about it. Get on with your day.
No more collecting receipts in bags or pockets. No more sitting with a calculator trying to work out how you’re doing. No more trying to remember how much that tuk-tuk cost.
Trail Wallet comes with six pre-defined travelling categories, but you can add as many as you want depending on how finely you want to track your spending.
Set yourself a daily budget and at the end of the day or week or month, you can see how you‚Äôre doing. A little over budget? No problem‚Äïthe app will tell you what‚Äôs eating up your cash. Under budget? Great‚Äïsend a reassurance tweet to your friends and family with the Twitter integration.
Watch the Trail Wallet demo video for more information.
Trail Wallet costs $1.99 and is available for the iPhone or iPod Touch.
Simon and Erin from Voyage Travel Apps (also known for their travel blog Never Ending Voyage) are giving away five free copies of Trail Wallet for The Planet D readers.
All you need to do is tweet @VoyageTravelApp with the hashtag #trailwalletcomp and the name of the category you’d most like to track your expenses for. The best answers received in the next week will win. Good luck!
We’ll make it easy for you, just copy and paste and put in a word…ie. Dining, accommodation, flight, excursions, hotels, bribes, skinny dipping!…. Just copy and paste the phrase below and post on twitter!
RT @theplanetd Hey @VoyageTravelApp I need to track my _???_ expenses http://theplanetd.com/track-your-travel-expenses-with-trail-wallet/ #trailwalletcomp
Fill in the blank to win!