Woohoo! Our travel budget app Trail Wallet is now available for the iPhone!
Less Tracking, More Travelling
Trail Wallet is an easy travel expense tracker—it takes care of the tracking so you don’t have to. We’ve designed it to be fast, so you can use it while you’re out and about and not worry about collecting receipts or trying to remember what you spent at the end of the day.
Why a Budget App?
The reason we’ve been able to travel for four out of the last five years is because we’re in control of our finances.
When we were at home we set a budget, tracked every penny we spent, and were able to save 75% of our income so we could travel the world.
When we are travelling we track our expenses too so that we know how we’re doing against our budget. This stops us running out of money or stressing about whether we can afford to do something or not. When we are under budget we know we can book that scuba dive or horse ride guilt free. If we’re over budget then we can analyse our expenses and see where we can cut down.
Being in control means we can travel for longer and experience more.
In our pre-digital days I wrote our expenses in the back of my journal and more recently we’ve used a spreadsheet. It has always been a pain at the end of the day though trying to remember everything we spent. That’s why we created Trail Wallet, so we can quickly and easily enter our expenses when we’re out and about.
What Is Trail Wallet?
With Trail Wallet you can set yourself a daily budget, quickly add your expenses on the go, and the app will tell you how you’re doing. You can organise your expenses by category and the pie chart will show you what’s eating up your cash.
Trail Wallet is perfect for travellers as there’s support for multiple currencies and the app will even update the exchange rate for you.
For long term and round the world travellers tracking your expenses is essential so that you don’t run out of cash halfway around the world. If you aren’t tracking your expenses yet then now might be a good time to start.
If you are a budget geek like us then you’ll love the pie charts and ease of keeping track of your money, and you can email the data to yourself to play around with it some more in a spreadsheet.
Travel Money Week
To celebrate the launch of Trail Wallet we’ve declared it Travel Money Week on Never Ending Voyage. Look out for posts this week on the best ways of managing your money when travelling; how to travel in style on a budget (with contributions from other experienced travellers); how we got started as digital nomads; and how we fund our travels.
Trail Wallet is available now for just US$1.99 or £1.49 (or your local currency equivalent). To use Trail Wallet you need an iPhone or iPod Touch that runs iOS 5.1 or higher.
We want Trail Wallet to be the indispensable travel budget app. We plan on releasing regular updates (which you’ll get for free), so if you use it please get in touch and let us know if there are any features that you’d like to see added in the next version.
If Trail Wallet might help someone you know we’d really appreciate it if you helped us spread the word—on Facebook, Twitter or just mentioning it to a friend.
Thanks and we hope you find Trail Wallet useful.
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