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Quick Look: Mobile Checkbook updated for version 4.5 - 10 copies to be won!!

By Ryan Blundell on 26 Oct 2011 01:37 pm EDT
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Mobile Checkbook 4.5

I don’t have to tell you that it’s becoming increasingly critical to have solid management on your finances. If I do have to tell you, you probably have too much money…and you need to give some to the rest of us. It’s all about budget tracking; capturing what’s coming in and what’s going out. Sure, it’s a pain, but it’s a necessary pain if you want to make sure you know what you can afford. Lil’ Timmy won’t be able to play hockey if you’re loading your BlackBerry smartphone and/or PlayBook with paid apps (sorry Timmy, sacrifices have to be made).

Mobile Checkbook is a widely known, highly favoured personal accounting application for BlackBerry smartphones. Both Kerri and I have reviewed the application in the past and it’s safe to say that both of us are big fans. Mobile CheckBook was recently updated for version 4.5 with some impressive features. One of which is a fully integrated, cloud-based backup/restore option. There are a few more additions to touch on, which we will have a look at after the jump. To (hopefully) save you from repetitive information, check out Kerri’s review, check out my review and read on for more goodies!

About Mobile Checkbook

In case you skipped out of reading both reviews (for shame!), Mobile CheckBook was developed by Mobatech, the same brains behind Datepedia and Mobile Bartender. Again, Mobile CheckBook was updated to version 4.5, which has a file size of roughly 1.3MB. It’s available for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 4.2 or higher.

Cost: $4.99

Rating in CrackBerry App Store: 4/5

Rating in BlackBerry App World: 4.5/5

Integrated, cloud-based Backup & Restore solution

Before you can choose to backup or restore your data, you need to create a free account. Luckily, you can do this from within Mobile CheckBook. From the menu, select Backup/Restore. For your security, the restore process requires you to enter in your password (the one you used when creating your account).With this option, you data is safe, as long as you remember you account details. Your details will also follow you if you wipe your BlackBerry smartphone or swap to a different model.

Mobile Checkbook backup/restore

Balances on main menu screen

You may notice that account balances now show up on the main menu of Mobile Checkbook. This was added as a quick reference, rather than having to access each type of account. Now there is an option to remove from the settings menu if you want to keep prying eyes away from your finances. Honestly though, remember that you can enable password protection, requiring you to enter in your password before even accessing the application. If you use that, is there really a need to hide your balances? Speaking of passwords, another feature is the single password solution – the same password used for logging in and backup/restore.

Mobile Checkbook balance

Reset Account feature

Mobatech added a convenient shortcut that allows you to reset your account balance and erase its transactions. This feature does require you to confirm your decision, so don’t worry about accidently resetting the balances. All I can say is make sure you back up often…just in case. This option sure beats removing an account altogether.

Mobile Checkbook reset

Other additions include some small, but important changes. A comma has been added as a separator for transaction amount ($25000.00 will now read as $25, 000.00). The default currency list was updated slightly; the Indian Rupee was replaced by the Indonesian Rupiah and the South African Rand was added. During transaction reconciliation, Mobile Checkbook now includes a Mark All option – definitely adding much needed efficiency.

Conclusion

Mobile Checkbook keeps on getting better and better. It also proves why it’s the top personal accounting application for BlackBerry smartphones. Both new and existing users will love the new Backup/restore and single password features, which adds safety and security. Mobile CheckBook is currently on sale for $4.99 at the CrackBerry App Store.

Contest: We have 10 copies of Mobile Checkbook to giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST.

More information/download Mobile Checkbook for BlackBerry smartphones

193 comments

imcurved

me too please. i havent won any thing so far.

UnknownError507

Aww ! I want one to and i hope this time i win!

Thank you CB!

loopnyc

Me too, I would like one

TeBear77

I would like one.

Does it have Sync capabilities? So that two phones can update the same account?

Kerri Neill

Yes and no. Can you just log the transaction and sync it, yes but the person with the other phone would then have to do a restore before logging any of their transactions and vice versa. Does that make sense?

dadymon

Would love a copy of this app.

ZeUgly

I want it! Count me in

VoodooEx

Been looking for a software like this since I switch from iPhone to BB 9900. Add me, +1, Like!

ilovebrenda7

Need it need it neeed it neeeed it

DaedalusIcarusHelios

I am going to check this out.

dee.one

Would like a copy, thanks!

tyraxe

looking for a good expense tracker for a long time now :-) this one seems very nice to me --> would love to win one (4,99 is expensive....)

powera

this is just what I need to get my finances in order. so much easier than sitting in front of a computer!

Please hook me up with a copy!

Kelly Maxey

OMG...I sooooo need this to stay on budget!!! Me me me, please and thank you!! lol

HavPlenty

I'm in serious need...I'm in!

Yell0w

Would like a copy, thanks!

nmaguire001

Could really use this a lot as I travel. Thanks

HTATE2

i can use that
thanks

oshgrad

I would love to have the app to keep my finances right.

garifer

This would be cool! A copy for me please!

hhenriquez

I would definitely love this app! Thanks CB!! :)

abrax

Seems like a nice app, I would like a copy!

mago72

Controls income and outcome is hard but necessary!

Connor83

This would work for me

danp2000

I would love to win this.

LuckyDad

I would love to give this app a rip on my 9930

chiripio

i wouldlike to win thanks.

JAKrzysztow

this sounds like a great program!

dwain77

I've looked into this app a couple times, but never pulled the trigger to buy it. Count me in...it looks like a great tool.

brianburgos91

i have a checkbook app, but this looks amazing! I need a copy!

rappadappa77

I have been searching for an app like this to keep my Overseas account info, withdrawals, balance etc, thank you in advance :)

gilmanhlee

I use this daily. I would love to win one for my cousin!

*Edit*
Appworld still shows 4.0.33 on my device even after the reset.
Do we have to pay for the upgrade?

SilverSfr

I would like to check this out!

ANOMYL E

I currently own Mobile Checkbook version 4.0, and I am wondering if this update will be made to me and other existing customers free of charge?

slipperyfish73

Would like a copy, thanks

gtamhankar

Pick me please! It's my brithday week... =)

andreeee

I'd love to get one copy of it to manage my finances! It looks like a great tool that got an interesting upgrade now. Thanks for the contest.

blgsllmtim

Yes I want this app. I have been a fan of this one since it first came out.
Please and thank you. :-)

yaabeng

Would love to have this!!! Love the updates.

neebabe5

This would be AWESOME!

magnetman-

Would like to save money - free is a good way.

cinder0008

Love it! Want it! Gotta have it! Gimme it!!

eyenstein

Great review!
P.S. I NEED THIS

Fabien Barel

I want win!!!Я хочу выиграть!! =D

sbx9900

i need this...it's a pain tracking everything using docs to go spreadsheet...

icwhite01

Anytime I get to play with blackberry is good so this should be good

miz_pimp

I'm so glad they finally added South African Rands to the currency list! I reallly would love to win a copy!

BENZ_O

Count me in, thanks.

loberry

I would like this...Thanks CB

frabas1

would love to have this one.

jiffy247

please please please?!?!?!?

katzz177

Would be a REAL plus to my BB9700

dzegers

Looks like a very useful app. Would love to try it out.

El Platanero

I'm game for a free copy. Used it before but for some reason never appeared on my apps

cdpohl

Maybe I'm lucky. It's gotta work sometime.

SoleLo

Looks like a great expense tracker..I would love to give it a run..

SoleLo

Looks like a great expense tracker..I would love to give it a run..

momo_s96

great review!! Hook it up :)

Kennyt454

I think I could find use for this,.. looks like one of the good useful apps available today.

aloofkid

I have the 4.0 version that I bought at mobihand. just wondering if it will push the4.5 update soon? I check crackberry store it also have 4.0 which is not really weird because it's an affiliate partner of mobihand.

KjKharismatic

Sounds great! Sign me up! I need something mobile to balance my multiple accounts! Thanks!

eugene1979

i love this app,pls pick me.

blindguy

Looks good. Thanks for the contest.

hybrid1976

This is the kind of app I need! Let me be one of the 10 free giveaways!!!

thatMikeguy

Oh man didn't even know this was out there. What a huge asset this would be in the quest for balance books. Please.

Fernando Almeida

No money on balance it's fine for email quickly parents :-)
No ...?

CaptainGoodnight

Sign me up. Hope the online storage is rock solid secure!

bluegreen1965

Please oh please. I've been wanting this!

susu222

Will be useful for me for my BB9800 and all the money I spend!

macbodock

I would love a copy of this program!

rubai

sounds like a great app. would love to win it. thanks for the review!

tharsekan

Me like me want LOL
Yes I would love this app. Very usefull
Love u CB! Awesome site. Always on it every day

solarius

It would be nice if you could let me have a copy pretty please?

JB Designs

I would love to have the opportunity to check out this app :-)

Thanks CB, and best of luck to everyone!

rtullu

HEY, I might remember where my money's being spent !!

ChaSiuBao

I'd love a copy of this please! thankyou

flightattorney

I could really use this. Thanks.

curvezzz

Would love this app :)

tliolos

Oh oh Pick Me Pick Me oh oh

SnoopTodd

This looks really good!

NaulterEgo

Okay Crackberry I NEED this. I'm so bad with money my wife says it's this App or she's signing us up to be on the show "Till Debt Do Us Part." I don't want any part of that nonesense so hook a brother up! PLEASE!!

brooklynbarbie

I could definitely use this app

Altarocks

So this can tell me how much I don't have? Sign me up!

Pyxie

I'd like to get this.

tfrankson

I would love to win a copy

bladerunner6821

i can't believe i'm actually going to be one of the winner's of this awesome app. thanking you in advance, your pal.........ME

ivan238

Would love a copy of this app.

captainm90

Sincerely appreciate these competitions Crackberry. Thank you!!

Red Rooster

I really need this. The less you have, the more you should keep better track.....lol.

mahootzki#CB

Boy can i use a great finance app!! thanks

PiotrJot

could be very useful- especially nowadays :)

jacknewp

This is EXACTLY the app I need for my Torch!!! Thanks for the chance to win it.....

Terrigno

I wanna pay for this app. Im having a hard time spending 5 bucks!

KTJPSY

I was using the original version and loved it. I upgraded today and, much to my surprise, none of my data (about 6 months worth of transactions in two different accounts) was able to be accessed. I had to start over from scratch as if it was the first time using the app. Quite the hassle to set up the accounts again. Luckily, I also have the same data on my PC, written check registers, and on an app on my iPad. Maybe a little overkill but better to have too much backup rather than not enough.

JayBlack40

I have the previous version of this app and it is just awesome. Alot of new features have been added that make it a no brainer!!!! I Want IT!!!!!!!! I'm broke!!!!

zilla0617

This will go nice with my 9900. Thanks.

indie_user

please let me win! thanks!

LeCanard

Maybe this will keep me from being broke all the time....

Paul

Please pick me. I spend two dollars for every one dollar I make. Maybe this'll help me keep track!

Patkennedyjr

With this maybe I can finally keep track of my wife's spending!

triquetra

Been wanting this app. Thanks for the contest!

jc99

This would be great for my 9900. Thanks!

Kerzhan

This would motivate me to actually keep to a budget... I'm looking forward to winning this contest!

tos_84

neat app, would love to win a copy

Morjesta

Wow, this could really help me improve my finances!!!

Morjesta

Wow, this could really help me improve my finances!!!

krisnicjohn

Thanks so much for the consideration!

bricenm

I'll check this out. Sign me up please.

EchuOkan1

This looks like a great app. Thanks for sharing.

MADBRADNYC

I'll bite. Looks pretty good.

JoeWiNg

BB for life hope I'm one of the 10 ! Gl

CheerfulChe

This one would ba great!

johnmoon

obviously this is my time!

thetnaung

i definitely need this. does this support multi currency entry

nthui

i love this apps very much... wish i can get it free.. thansk CrackBerry for the contest...

bxsweety830

I would love this app. Thanks.

bermie2000

Would like it to help with budgeting!

alliebeal

this would be an awesome app to have. thanks CB!

lev874

Lucky number 158. I have no idea where my money is going. Help

tunanut

please consider me :D

gonzotwins

A very useful app....I'm in.

GinaR1173

This would be great!!!!

khyrk

Luck is for losers. Destiny, now that is another story. Come on guys, send a copy this direction. Thank you all. I appreciate it.

eclipse33

Plz send me a copy, hopefully with a balance.

Thx.

iSkorp

I could use this app!

otss_2033

I would love to win this app! I've always used my BB's a my checking register! Thanks for the chance to win this!

TexRanger

My checkbook hasn't balanced since I was young.

shockwave88

would love to win this app

abdul

I need this app to stay organized.

newbenin

i wonder what this app is like?

eugene1979

Sembra grande. Sarebbe una bella app per vincere. lol

Crude Berry

Have been balancing my checkbook on a spreadsheet for years now. My BB and Dropbox has made this easier for me but this app looks to be tops. Would love a copy of this.

vecharo

i'd love to win this.
so desperately needed!

Palmiros

Great way to keep track of expenses!

togardergrosse

Cool apps for cool CB member only. Hey, that's me! LOL

iSin

Seems extremely useful, i'd love to win a copy of this one. Thank you CrackBerry for this chance! Good Luck everyone

skelectric

I WOULD LOVE THIS APP...-PLEASE PICK ME!!

shawnrompolski

YUUUP! Definitely want this one!!

shawnrompolski

YUUUP! Definitely want this one!!

allmotorsi

sweet more contests, you rock crackberry

corvette_stingray

Another Great one Crackberry...

fyreball

I could use this! Good luck everyone! :)

westside8

This would be nice to have..convenient app.

skynny70

When will this be updated in the CrackBerry App Store? It keeps telling me I have the latest version with v4.0.