DailyCost is a simple and elegant expense tracking app for everyday use. With intuitive interaction and beautifully designed statistics, it just rocks.
- Simple and easy to use UI
- Intuitive experience
- Smart categories
- Elegant stats and reports
This app is designed and developed individually by a passionate designer in his spare time, alone.
After using many complicated expense tracking apps, he determined to design a much simpler one.
Get DailyCost on the App Store
Behind the app
The biggest challenges in developing DailyCost is debugging and performance tweaking. It uses a customised jQuery library as its core framework. In order to enhance overall performance and achieve better UI responsiveness, numerous research and efforts has been made. By reducing the complexity of the HTML DOM structure and minimising the reflow and repaint process for each interaction, better performance could be achieved.
Guopeng Liang shares his design thinkings behind this app on SlideShare:
Simplicity – Design Thinkings and Methodologies behind DailyCost
Highest rank globally: reached overall Top 10 in 15 countries, finance Top 10 in 100+ countries
Highest rank in China: #16 overall, #1 in finance category
Total downloads: 500,000+
2013.12.27 – interview with Guopeng Liang by GeekPark
2013.10.30 – featured attendee at Dublin Web Summit
2013.08.30 – exceeds 500,000 users in total
2013.08.28 – won Macworld Talent First Prize
2013.08.01 – 10/10 scores recommended app by App Storm
2013.06.13 – version 1.6.0
2013.05.31 – exceeds 350,000 users in total
2013.01.27 – in-depth interview by CSDN about Guopeng’s vision of design thinking and HTML5
2013.01.20 – reported by 36kr.com
2013.01.06 – exceeds 200,000 users in total
2012.12.30 – exceeds 100,000 users in total
2012.12.26 – App Store ranking (Finance) #1 in Singapore and Taiwan, #2 in India and Malaysia, #5 in HK
2012.12.25 – App Store ranking (Finance) #3 in China, #4 in USA, #11 in UK
2012.12.24 – exceeds 30,000 users in total
2012.12.14 – version 1.4.0
2012.11.22 – version 1.3.1
2012.10.17 – version 1.1.6
2012.10.09 – version 1.0 initially available on App Store
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Hope that can increase the functionality of the custom class, or can project Riga Remarks, thank you! Great APP
May I make a few suggestions:
1. It’s probably better to call the app DailyExpenses instead of DailyCost.
2. It would be good to allow users to prevent the display of categories that they don’t want, and to add custom categories that they do want
3. Use a larger font for the days at the top – it’s hard to read at its current size
4. Only the default background has enough contrast to make the app readable – you might want to modify all the colors, fonts etc to make the app readable with any background other than the default (blue).
That said, this is a very nice app
Thanks for your suggestions buddy. The reason why it’s called DailyCost is that, the initial thought of this app is to help users just to keep track and remind them of the daily spendings. Because in most cases, incomes could be tracked well in our bank accounts. And DailyCost is shorter than DailyExpenses or DailySpendings, easier to remember and could be displayed without missing the trailing letters on iOS devices.
I see! Nice!
Really nice and intuitive interface! It does a much better job than any other apps in the category.
A few suggestions from the general scenario based on main functionalities though:
1. Date locating.
Part of the reasons why people take records of daily spendings is that they can quickly track back to a specific date to see what they spent. So it’d be good to select a date to view from a calendar in stead of swiping, say 30 times to get to see how much I spent on the same day a month ago.
2. Week/Month/Year view.
The status display is really clear and tidy, but to be honest, reading a week expense can hardly tell anything.. It’d be nice to be able to switch between week, month or year view at the harizontal diagram view.
3. Data back-up and import.
For any type of records, it’s always important to back the data up, especially after a long period of time. We can’t really bet all the risks on a mobile phone after all.
One extra nice and easy feature to suggest would be to add the “income” item, so we can quickly see the balance, rather than just the spendings. ^_^
But again, the interface is just great. Haven’t seen such a clean UI before. d(^_^o)
Thank you for the suggestions Jeff. I will consider these features in the future version.
PS. In the current version, incomes could be recorded with minus values (they will turn green).
I see! Nice!
I’m with Jeff on these suggestions. You would earn my 5 (★★★★★) on the AppStore and I would also buy (and give) it on a 0,89/1,99€ version of it!
Previously I was using Menelao but your’s app is way more elegant and enjoyable in the use.
I’ll keep following your updates!
I can’t find the way to cancel my wrong item !
How can I delete my wrong item??
Press and hold, there you go:)
Great app I tried other expenses trackers and I think this will be the first I’ll stick to. There is only one thing I would like to see in this app (besides the suggestions made by Jeff): the ability to define monthly recurring expenses.
Hope you have plan to make the desktop(Mac) version
i’m korean. I really love ur app-daily cost.
But there is something you guys update to korean currency symbol.
₩ for korean is doesn’t need to use point like xxxx.00
and increase more figures. (daily cost support 6 figures except decimal point)
ex) ₩ 1,000,000 is just $936 (today’s currency rate)
so if people using ₩, they can’t input over ₩ 999,999.
so hope u guys update soon.
Thank you for your suggestions. I will take it into consideration when refining international currency support.
hey very nice app but i have improvement ideas.
1. icloud support
2. a month and weeks overview of my expenses
3. option to set a another “first day of the week”, in germany the first day of a week beginns monday and not sunday
Congratulations for your nice app! I really like its simplicity and sleekdesign. Everyone is posting his own wishlist, so here’s mine:
1. New setting to setup the “first day of the week”. Here in Spain begins on monday.
2. Presets for frequent expenses, like everyday’s coffee or breakfast. Maybe you could put a new array of buttons with these presets in the input screen.
Incredible app, I have never seen such beautiful simplicity…
I would love to use your app for years to come, but it would be amazing if you could add a way to make sense of the data beyond the one week mark. Maybe allow exporting or ability to change scale on the graph.
Maybe a paid version with more powerful features, hidden somewhere behind the simplicity…
Anyway, this is a work of art, thank you.
Dailycost will be released for android?
I’m sorry, Phábio. I will focus on the iOS platform at this moment. However, I’m looking forward to port DailyCost to the Android platform someday.
Very nice app which, for once, give me envy to enter my expenses on the fly. Beautifully deisgned.
I miss Swiss Francs (CHF) as currency and would be delighted to have more category. I’m thinking of splitting “computer” to “software” and “hardware”.
iPad version may be ?
And the pertinent ideas from burak, Miguel and others
Keep up, nice work, thank you.
Thanks, Freestef. I wonder if there is a single character symbol for the Swiss Francs, rather than the three-character CHF?
Is there a custom currency feature somewhere? I couldn’t seem to find it.
Thanks for a great app!!
This is the simplest app I’m looking for! Love it so much! Nicely done:)
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Awesome app, thank you!
Could you please tell me if any of these features are in future list? Cuz I deadly need them
– Week starts from Monday;
– Custom categories (renaming and creating new ones);
– Montly statistics.
Simple, neat & Clean app.But,Why no Rupee??!!Have got few more suggestions.
1) Pls add Indian Rupee(Rs)
2)Also expecting iPad version with Cloud sync.
3) Currently the app has option to view only weekly expenses cumulatively. Need to add monthly & Yearly view(Monthly expenses view is compulsory–Reading the earlier comments, looks like many have asked for monthly/year view 😊)
Rupee will be supported in the next version. Monthly and yearly view features are in the development plan.
Thanks a lot. Any plans for iPad version of the app? Coz, I have both the devices and I think many would be like me and want the app in both their devices with automatic cloud sync like in iCloud.
Hi! Started using your app. It’s great. I suggest if there was an income tracking. Is it possible to add this feature in future?
Sure, just use negative numbers to track incomes.
Simple and cool, app. One very small feature request.
Right now for denoting month only the numerals(01,02 etc). It would be nice if you change it to first three letters of the months(Jan, Feb, Mar etc). And I think,by doing so the page’s clutter freeness will also not be disturbed as it has space for just three letters. Would be great if you consider it in your next update.
Simple and elegant as the app description says. Pls add the ability to add custom category(and it’s share must also be displayed in pie chart in the weekly expenses view).
Hi Guopeng Liang
I am Peter from Czech Republic. In our country is so muny users of your app. Can you add new currency for our country Czech Crone ,,CZK” or ,,KČ”???
CZK (with symbol KČ) will be supported in the next version.
Please include my currency ( DKK ) from Denmark.. Thanks
DKK will be supported in the next version.
Or ( KR ) which is the original currency DKK is international i think
Great app for everyday use! But is it possible to get a monthly overvieuw. That would be nice! Thanks for offering/creating this app.
This app is great, love it. Only things missing are monthly and yearly view as other alredy suggested. Thanks anyway, really great UI.
I’ve been using this app very well.. this is great app But, I have a request of you.
Can u add a url scheme in your app? (ex. dailycost:// or dailycost://[category]?[pay])
iif there is the url scheme in your app, i can acceess to your app very quickly from 3rd party
launcher app like Launch Center Pro.
I like this app, but, I have a two little requests for you. I would be grateful if it would be possible to use more currencies (e.g. Czech Koruna etc.). I travel a lot and it would be amazing if I could track my expenditures in more than one currency (for example in € if I am in Europe and USD during my travels in USA. There is no app on the market with this feature, so it could be good opportunity to you.
Thanks for offering/creating this app.
Thanks for you reply!
Like somebody mentioned above: I miss our currency the swiss CHF… But before everybody asks about their currency: wouldn’t it be smarter to just leave the currency out?
Hello, and congratulations on the App, and on your Portfolio also.
I understand that it’s hard for a Developer to incorporate every single feature the users ask for, but I agree with many others that we need a way to add custom Categories; and if you would be as kind to also include a pool of icons so we can assign to the custom Categories. For example, a Home Phone Bill with a classic telephone as an icon, Electricity Bill with a lightning, you get my point… It’s not practical to put all those different expenses to the Housing category.
One last thing: in my spare time, I translate apps (for free) in Greek. I can disclose one of them, the excellent iStudiez. Should you be interested, we could discuss this over email.
Thank you for your time and keep up the good work
The final issue for me then is the amount of bespoke coding. As always you are at the mercy of the people who write the code. If you cannot afford to have a dedicated team who take pride in producing well structured, well documented and well tested code, then using a framework will not save you from the expensive maintenace legacy this will result in. If you have good code review processes in place this should not happen of course and that is true of writing Drupal modules too. They have best practice guidelines and I follow these as well as walking through any contractor developed code. So I see this as a draw.
Hi, love your app adding to all the wish lists:
1- adding week/month/year view
2- edit category names. For example if I want to keep track of the amount of money I spent with my kids or in my motorcycle
Love to see this update
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Do you have any plans on making an Android app? If so, when do you plan on releasing it. I just currently switched from an iPhone 5 to a Nexus 4 and I would love to have this app on my phone.
First of all – it is great app.
My suggestions (wishes?):
– week/month/year view
– periodically payments
– sending selected statistics to email (in some periodes – end of week, end of month)
– iCloud support, Web-interface, iPad app…
Please support for Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) i really love this app, but my country currency not available on this app
Upgrade to v1.5.4 and you will find Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) in the Currency Settings.nn1nn1nn1
Is Norwegian Kroner supported?
Yes, it is supported in version 1.5.4
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daily cost is a near perfect app and im really happy that i bought it. But i would like to recommend some features that you can add to make the app becomes better:
– add a budget or income so that we can keep track of our balance more easily
for example: 03 15 fri
cost $ 10
and it will continue until we add more or runs out of money, my friends and I would love to have that option and i think a lot of other users out there also want it. Other features like day/month/ year and the option to edit the category directly as other people already mentioned above.
please consider about that in the next update! thanks a lot!
Hi, thanks for the great App. I am really using it everytime when I spend any amount of money everywhere. I am using it scince month already. But here I have a problem now. I would like to see the development of my expenses over the month and over the year. I think, it’s no necessary to have this overview build-in in the app. It would be even more benefitial to have an export function to store the current database as tab separated data file (.txt .dat) so that I could import it to any tabsheet software on my computer. Another idea would be to sync it directly on a Google Drive tabsheet. Will this be possible in the future? This would be great.
Thanks a lot for your work.
Best regards, Mario.
Help! My Daily Cost screen just went black! What can I do to retrieve my information and use the app again?
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I’m truly impressed with the UI. I love how when I turn my iphone horizontally it shows the charts Simple, easy, and straight forward! Love it! 😀
太感動… T^T 用了很多個國外的付費開銷記錄app , 都沒有一個比得上這個簡單直接流麗…
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Is this app already support for Indonesian (Rp) currency? If yes I would like to buy it, because I heard this app is very good
Help! No screens appear like the ones shown on the website
I only see a gray page with categories listed. When I tap them nothing happens.
I could go to background and indicate my change, but when I returned
to the main page there was no change.
Thanks for this great app.
Not sure if this is possible…. can we delete all previously entered data so that the next time a csv file is emailed there’s a new starting date?
Just installed your app. It’s fantastic!
Only one issue – there is neighbor currency (Lithuanian Lits – LTL), but there isn’t our (Latvian lats – or LVL). We already know, that from 1st of January 2014 we will have EUR here, but till that time what should we do? I just changed currency to EUR and imagine, I have EUR in my pocket.
Thanks in advance!
请问ipod touch 4，系统版本6.1.3，经常会有闪退现象发生，但不是每次都这样，会是什么原因造成的？
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