Last updated on Monday July 6th, 2020
In this post, I will review an advanced subscription tracking app for Android, and show you how to keep track of your subscription or regular expenses. Let me show you how and why it passed the exam for me and why it has become one of my favorite apps.
It’s not easy to check for the payments sometimes
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is quite expected to overlook the payments you have to make and think about how much you pay. If I should talk about my bank, They send me a summary of weekly payments made from my card or account my e-mail, but unfortunately I don’t make all my payments through the bank. The main reason I decided to use this particular app, is to follow my digital subscriptions.
Let’s get to know Subscriptions
The Subscriptions app for Android developed by Simolation quickly become one of my favorites in terms of its functions. It has very useful features such as saving your regular payments and sending notifications when it’s the day to pay, viewing how much you spent on an any subscription or total payments made for added subscriptions. You enter all the information manually and most importantly, the records are stored on your phone.
Adding a payment or a subscription
When you launch the app, you can open the new payment screen by pressing the + button at the bottom of the screen. There you are asked to enter the following details, respectively:
- Amount to pay: Here you can enter how much you will pay for the service. Almost all currencies are supported.
- Name: You can type in the name of the service here. they show Netflix for an example
- Description: You can enter a description for the subscription here. It is optional. For example, premium plan.
- Recurring / one time: Your choice to determine whether the payment is a recurring or a one-time payment.
- Billing period: This is the area where you will determine how often you would pay. Here, options are given every month and every year. The default value is 1. That means 1 month or a year. You can change this value, for example, every 3 months or 2 years.
- First payment: Here you can choose when the subscription will start. The default value is today within the calendar
- Color: Here you can choose a beautiful color according to your taste.
- Payment method: Here you can type in how are you going to pay the particular subscription. Credit card or cash. It is optional and You DO NOT need to provide your credit card details in any way.
- note: Here you can write notes about your subscription. A nice note will later be useful to remind you how you got your subscription.
- Label: You can add labels related to subscription or payment. This section is also optional.
After filling in the fields above, you will be added your very first subscription record to the app to track by finally tapping on “Save Subscription.” You can edit your choices by tapping your subscription record on the main screen of the app,. You can also see how much you have paid for a service until now, or you can set your preferences of receiving notifications when your payment time approaches.
Undoubtedly, the first thing I need to tell you is that it can back up all your subscription data to Google Drive. If you change your phone or if you lose it (hope it never happens for any of you), you can restore your backup. Subscriptions app also offers support for Dark mode. Normally the app shows how many days left to pay, but you can hide this annoying (yes, it is annoying sometimes) counter if you like. You can access all these options from the menu button on the top left corner.
The app is accessible using with TalkBack or CSR. The menu items, details or payment graphics are pretty well designed. The only unlabeled button is the plus button, but both screen readers are able to label it with their autolabelling function.
Conclusion and Google Play link
If you have a lot of payments or subscriptions, you should definitely try this app. I can easily say that it is one of the most useful apps I have used on Android so far. Yes, You have guessed right! The makers of this app haven’t paid me anything (yet) for this in-depth review.
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