Everyone gets that feeling, you log into your bankâ€™s website and you ask yourself â€˜where the hell did all my money goâ€™. Even worst is when you realize you spent too much and you canâ€™t pay the credit card bill. Itâ€™s a common problem in the world, especially when retailers, credit card companies and banks make it so easy to spend. Itâ€™s no surprise that personal bankruptcy has skyrocketed in recent years. You can try to advert unnecessary spending by keeping a detailed log of all your debits and credits like the shoebox method or using a finance program. Total Wireless Solutions, just like its name implies gives us another method, a Blackberry solution to keeping track of our spending in the form of eCheckRegister. Read what we have to say about it below â€¦
eCheckRegister comes in at 40kb and has no trial version so the only way to install is through Desktop Manager.
eCheckRegister is a Blackberry version of keeping receipts in a shoebox. The program is not meant to track spending by category, graph spending, help you with your budget, or predict future income. Total Wireless Solutions didnâ€™t add unnecessary features into eCheckRegister, it understood that for the grunt work we rather do it on our computer through programs like Quicken or Microsoft Money. Basically the program tracks your transactions and balances, nothing fancy but it works.
Adding transactions is very simple, it prompts for which bank account, withdrawal or deposit, check number, to/from, amount, and memo. After adding a transaction you are brought to the â€˜Manage Transactionsâ€™ menu where all your transactions are listed. Deposits and debits are distinguished by either a blue up error or a red down error to make things easier. One issue that we encountered is that when you start using the program on a regular basis there is no way to separate transactions by daily, weekly, or monthly view so the screen starts to get â€˜busyâ€™. So if youâ€™re going to try to find the transaction for your December phone bill, youâ€™re better off logging into your bank account instead of trying to find it through eCheckRegister. However you can separate your deposits and debits which helps a bit for looking up recent transactions.