Checkbook HD - Personal Finance Finance App Review (iOS, $0.99)

  • Category: Finance
  • Publisher: iBear LLC
  • Updated: Aug, 21 2010
  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 36.12 MB

Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, ID, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Turkish

Seller: iBear LLC

- Added Transactions Search feature
- Added a new option for recurring transactions (manual conducting)
- Added a new quick way to conduct a recurring transaction (with a swipe to the right)
- Provided compatibility with iOS7
- Performance improvements
- Minor bugs fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
128 Ratings
All Versions:
6140 Ratings


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Checkbook HD offers you a quick and simple way of managing your personal finances. Luxurious iPad-oriented design (check the screenshots). Easy sync and iPad/iPhone versions combined in one app! Buy now ►►

"In a nutshell, I can’t really find what’s missing from it." AppAdvice
“Essential ledger and budgeting app for iOS.” AppCraver

Manage all your accounts with Checkbook HD and stay always aware of how much money is left on each of your accounts, and how it happened. Add entries that change balances on your accounts manually, or import your banking records either by using your bank's OFX file or through Direct Connect (direct downloading). You can also schedule recurring transactions, sync your data between several devices, schedule delayed transactions and clear them later on (reconcile). To visualize the activity of your accounts, use colorful charts.

Checkbook HD features:

- Unlimited number of accounts (checking, savings, credit card, etc.)
- Running balance column
- Accounts reconciliation (balance and cleared balance)
- Support of multiple currencies
- Restoration of previously deleted accounts (if needed)

TRANSACTIONS (green sticky note)
- Income, Expenses, Transfers between accounts
- Categories and subcategories
- Automatic categorization based on previous transactions
- Additional fields for organizing your records including description, payee, check #, etc.

- Automatic repeating transactions scheduled as “cleared” or “not cleared”
- Regulated custom frequency (daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and any other frequency customization).

REPORTS (yellow and red sticky notes)
- Pie chart and bar chart reports showing the structure of your income and expenses
- Filter by categories and subcategories, accounts and payees

- Import of your banking records using your bank's OFX file
- Downloading data directly from your bank (Contact us to learn if your bank is supported -
- Quick manual entry
- PIN-protected data
- Backup
- Export of your data in CSV format
- iCloud storing of your data and providing it on all your devices - iPhone, iPad, Mac (This feature can be turned on after the installation. All the updates occur automatically.)
- Bluetooth sync

- Great special iPad/iPhone oriented interface design (luxurious library room)
- Retina display support
- Optimized for iPhone 5

- User Guide - 
- Feedback & Support -

Checkbook HD is truly a high quality clean product for easy personal finance management. Buy now! ►►

Customer Reviews

  • Awesome checkbook app!

    by Gatorcop

    I've tried numerous checkbook apps and this one is the best. Could use few minor improvements but overall very good. Easily syncs between devices.

  • Useful app

    by montia09

    This app provides everything I was looking for in a checkbook app. I've tried a few and this is the first one I found that meets all my needs including managing multiple accounts, syncing between devices and showing both a current balance and a cleared balance. I'm glad I wasn't turned off by all the negative reviews. As far as I can tell, any issues have been fixed.

  • Good App

    by Dr. Sokoll

    I've been using this app for years and am generally happy with it. There may be better checkbook apps out there but I don't know of any, and have do much data stored in this app that it'd be hard to switch. Overall rating: 4/5. I'd love it if it became a 5/5.

  • Best checkbook app out there.

    by Xquisite1

    Bugs fixed! I have tried manyyy others and had to come back to this one

  • Tool of year

    by SPENCER R.

    I live it

  • Good

    by Bryan Perez

    So far so good can't complain it does what its suppose to do...... It wrote that for me but I agree I have had this app for a good bit! Get it my dude

  • Good

    by Joshua344

    Good app

  • No se

    by Mbnd

    La aplicación me pidió calificarlo antes de probarlo.

  • Very good App

    by Big-Jez

    The app is perfect for me in doing what I need it to do which is the ability manage my accounts on the fly & sync with my desktop automatically via cloud. I experienced the crashes most people talked about. To resolve this I had to turn off the cloud service on my desktop clear out the data saved in the cloud & on my iPhone then re-sync again after turning the cloud service back on. I'm not sure if this will work for everyone else but I'm stable again after doing this. I think there should be a splash screen stating to " please wait" while it syncs with the cloud, I think most of my crashes came from opening the app & trying to do transactions while it's still syncing with the cloud. Overall great app & the best option among other apps out there due to what it offers functionally & price-wise. I would give 5 stars if it didn't have the issue of crashing.

  • Great app

    by Chickenlittle3((;;:,$$)(

    It's super cool!

  • Please fix!!!

    by Geminingit

    Ever since the lat update the app doesn't always save the transactions I enter which has caused me to be way off from my bank balance. Otherwise the app is great! Thanks

  • Much Better

    by VelaGeo

    things are working again. great app to keep things in order for my small biz

  • Does what I need...

    by LucasMVN

    Fairly good as a simple check register. Haven't had any sync or crash issues. Regardless, it desperately needs an iOS 7 redesign.

  • Ancoklah

    by Boizmal

    Good app for management my personal finance

  • Great app

    by Danielteabag

    App is amazing helps with budgeting my funds.

  • Syncing issues causing me to lose faith in app

    by marys iPad

    Been using this app for 2 yrs... Lately can't sync between iPhone 5s and iPad 4g. iCloud download continues forever, won't stop. Support was no help either. May look for new app! Need something reliable.

  • Just Fine

    by Medfree

    Really good check book. Great so far. I've had this over a year now.

  • Disappointed

    by netnotworking

    First, I cannot set the security pin on iPhone 4, despite reinstalling. Next, I manually added an uncleared transaction, including check number, but the app won't recognize this when a cleared transaction is downloaded via direct connect. Perhaps this is by design, but I end up having two separate transactions and must delete the info I entered manually. If delete the cleared transaction, while marking my own cleared, the next download will add it back and account totals are off, yet again. (SplashMoney has a reconcile feature, which seems helpful here.) What's even more frustrating is that flagging transfers between accounts breaks when downloading transactions via direct connect. If you flag a transaction as a transfer between accounts, you end up with duplicate transactions upon the next download. I can edit the payee of a transaction without this problem, but the app doesn't recognize you changed the transaction to be a transfer. Finally, random blank screens appear when selecting/editing the payee. I could live with some of these bugs, but a working security pin is important to protect my finances. I was about to purchase the Mac version for $12, but now thinking SplashMoney may be the way to go?

  • Data gone

    by LVprosewriter

    Like another reviewer, the update wiped out all my data--it defaulted to sync with iCloud but I had no data there. At least that is my theory. Can't decide whether to start over here or try another app.

  • iCloud on iOS 7

    by Sephiroth726

    Since I updated to iOS 7 this app will not pull my iCloud data so everything I've been recording for the last 2 years is inaccessible... PLEASE FIX!

  • Very very upset

    by Judy Virgilio

    Before the last few updates all the debit transactions were imported by direct connect but no payee was shown. (Just the words debit card and a #). It was driving me crazy because it worked previously. Support said they turned the feature off temporarily. Turn it back on. It is of no use to me if I don't know who the payee is. I had to delete everything and reinstall the app because the most recent app update kept freezing before anything opened. I have found other apps to replace this one and won't be using checkbook hd until they fix it.

  • Save your money

    by Dell Dude

    There are tons of bugs and quirks with this app, and the developers seem to have lost interest in supporting it. Look elsewhere.

  • Unusable

    by ZombieSoapie

    I once loved this app. It was everything I needed in a book keeping application. Since I updated my phone to iOS 7 this app has fallen short. I have been plagued with lost transactions, buggy touch responses, frequent crashes, and most notably laggy in-app processing. My primary account takes nearly a minute to load and I am unable to scroll through my list of transactions without the app freezing. I have moved on to another app after months of waiting for a fix. Best regards.

  • Worthless Since iOS 7

    by PaperMontag

    I’d previously reviewed this as a good, serviceable checkbook but alas, since the update to iOS 7 it’s less than worthless and is at worst a bandwidth cap disaster waiting to happen. Crashes, unsaved/random entries, random data corruption and the worst, ‘downloading from iCloud’ which never completes (scares me to think of what it could do to my data cap if I hadn’t caught it and stopped it) leaves me moving on to a new checkbook solution. It was never a GREAT app, but it was a good, solid one but now it’s not worth ‘free’, much less actually paying any real money for it.

  • Used to be good

    by Baustinpowers

    I liked this app a lot but it is too glitchy to use now. Cleared transactions will "unclear". One of my Check numbers repeated on every single line in the register but when you click on transaction, check # is blank. Not enough category choices. I've been using app for over a year and now going to get rid of it! It's terrible!

  • Screwed up everything

    by Don Julio 23

    Lost all of my data- thanks

  • Fix it, already

    by PaschaPi

    When the app functions properly, it's *great*. Since the last update, though, it frequently forgets transactions just after I enter them - I have to keep a close eye on it. If they fix this, I'll improve the rating. If not, I'll find an app that works.

  • Worst update ever

    by JWaynC

    Please fix the newest update. It is a complete train wreck. It was great before.

  • Lags, crashes, I reload, it repeats

    by Mrenforcer

    I have had this paid app as my primary checkbook for over a year. It once was perfect but has since become utterly useless. It lags for several minutes before it will open, decides for itself what transactions it will save, and crashes when you try to input new data. How complicated can it be for an app to add and subtract numbers??? If you want to have an accurate ledger you better skip this one.

  • Angry!

    by Dr KB

    Are you kidding me? I update my app, and I lose my data? I depended on this app. Now, I don't know where I stand.

  • Don't buy this app.

    by Jd569p

    I have used this app for nearly two years. Over time it has essentially become unusable. Takes for ever to load a transaction or view previous months. I'm looking for a new app.

  • Crash

    by Catheric8

    Has lots of problems! Crashes after opening on my smartphone. Works ok so far on my iPad. Please fix! Would like to use it on my phone again :(

  • Not Syncing & Always Says Downloadinh

    by KDLloyd

    Please Fix. Does not sync to other devices and always says that it downloading from the cloud. Please fix.

  • Crash

    by Tdan2001

    Crashes within seconds of opening!! Please fix.

  • Used to I DESPISE!!!!!

    by Tamarama0713

    Crashes and deletes info every few moments...incorrect balances...slow moving...unusable!!!!! Please fix!!!!!

  • iCloud Sync Broken

    by Mr. Joshua D.

    Title says it all. My wife and I bought this app specifically for iCloud and Bluetooth sync (one of the major bullet points on this app's features list), but leaving iCloud sync on crashes the app at launch. I have to routinely reinstall the app for it to function properly. I'd ditch this in a heart beat if I knew of a more reliable app with iCloud/Bluetooth sync.

  • Unfortunate

    by Dan from UP

    I have used this app for years and was very happy. On a previous update I found my balance off by $782. Although I wasn't pleased, I made an adjustment and moved on. Recently I kept reading about people have their transactions wiped out after the August (I think?) update. So I decided not to update and all was good. I was always mindful of not hitting the Update on this app. But alas, my finger, while trying to press Updte for an adjacent app, accidently hit this one. Sure enough, zero balance, all transactions gone. Sad. So, I have abandoned ship. I hit Restore, for all the Data sets I have, but nothing brought my transactions back. To their credit, customer support has been very resonsive in trying to help me. But I am tired of wasting time. I have always given 5* before now. I may try to get the transactions back at tax time, if necessary. But for now - farewell.

  • Unusable since last "Update"

    by Betty Hudson

    Unusable since iOS 7 upgrade. Don't buy this product. It crashes within seconds of opening and the developer seems to be unable or unwilling to fix. So sorry I bought this.

  • Unusable since last "Update"

    by Betty Hudson

    Unusable since iOS 7 upgrade. Don't buy this product. It crashes within seconds of opening and the developer seems to be unable or unwilling to fix. So sorry I bought this.

  • Love it before...but no longer

    by SewLittleTime

    This was a great app!!! ... Until this last started crashing and now all my data is gone and it will not restore from my iCloud backup. Please fix this...I bought the full version and really loved it until now:(

  • Crap

    by Jonnyspringfield

    This is the second time I've given the app a try. The first time I lost all my data after several months of personalizing it. Aaaaaand it happened again... Pretty crappy support for a paid app

  • Crashing during sync

    by LSUTyger

    I bought this to use its iCloud sync features. However, the latest update causes crashes during the data migration. The app is nearly unusable in this state, though there are workaround a.

  • Lost transaction logs

    by Neglected Household

    There is a problem with this app! The "all balance" and "cleared balance" amounts DO NOT change. Some of my transaction logs disappeared. The iCloud link doesn't work. Customer Service does not respond!

  • Crappy

    by Christopher Carlson

    Used to love this app...until I had to pay for it. Now I lose transactions. I had everything delete and show a zero balance then two days later it reappeared. Yesterday I entered in my latest transactions then an entire weeks worth disappeared. Very frustrating. The app used to be convenient to have...wish I had never purchased it. Looking for a new app. I posted on Facebook about this app so none of my friends waste their money.

  • FIX Needed

    by Pastout

    I have tried for over an hour to unclear a transaction that was only accidentally cleared because of the slowness of the update. My totals are a mess. I have used this for 2 years and I'm about to resort to ANY other option that is available. Even paper book was better than this update.

  • Working, but for how long

    by Big-D Gali

    Seems that the bugs were fixed. If in two weeks it works without a hitch, then I'll raise my rating.

  • Az7campers

    by Az7campers

    You need to fix this app. Check items off then it unchecks can't balance accounts. Reinstalled app was forced to pay for app again and still does not work.

  • Worth a penny

    by NotUr@verag3

    I've loved this app for a longtime, but since the new update it has locked me out by not recognizing my PIN! No matter how slow I type it in to be sure I'm not making a mistake it tells me "Wrong PIN". No Checkbook....You're wrong."

  • Don't care huh?

    by Musicshowifeel

    It's been over a week and this app is unusable. So sad that with MANY reviews reporting the crashing since last update you have not worked quickly to fix. This is people's daily finance tracking and I'm going to have to go back and transfer data to a diff app that doesn't keep taking what was a great app for 2 years and wreaking havoc on my record keeping every update. Why did you change a very useful app to the point on useless? I'm sad. It was nice the first 2 years I used it. Been a total nightmare the past 6months and now you guys don't even care enough to give a solution in a timely fashion. See ya later checkbook hd

  • iCloud sync doesn't work

    by Dgr8n8

    iCloud sync once again doesn't work. This is an unreliable application from a data backup/transfer perspective. Don't waste your money on this app, unless you don't want to use iCloud.

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