Top 5 Small Business Accounting Apps For iPhone

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Being a small business owner can be difficult during tax time. Businesses have more intensive taxes, but small business owners typically don’t have the money for an accounting department. If you want some help with your taxes, then try these five accounting apps. They are the best because they are useful, have many features and they will make your expenses much easier to track.


This app is great if you have difficulty tracking all of your expenses. While XpenseTracker is an open app that can track many expenses, it is specifically made to track mileage and expenses dealing with transportation. This is great because most small business owners have a difficult time tracking this expense. It can also save receipts so that you can easily export them to your desktop or preferred accounting software.


This is another app that can store photo receipts and track mileage, but iXpenseIt is much better at creating and tracking monthly budgets. This will be useful because you can watch your expenses throughout the month. You can also ensure that you aren’t going over your budget.

This app supports various currencies so that you can easily deal with international clients. It can also export all of your documents as HTML or CSV files. Nearly any computer can read these files.

BillMinder 3

This is the best app if you need help tracking your bills. Most of the other apps on this list give you a broad look at your expenses, but BillMinder 3 will remind you about your bills throughout the month. It will also track all of your expenses so that you can easily report them on your tax form. There are also graphs so that you can see if your spending is going up or down.

This app works with AirPrint. This means that you can easily print any graphs from a nearby printer. You can also backup the data to prevent it ever being erased due to technical problems.

Money Smart

If you need an overall accounting app that can track your revenue and expenses, then Money Smart might be the best app for your small business. This app can be used to automatically track how much money you are taking in and spending throughout the day. You can also search through your expenses to ensure that you paid your bills.

Money Smart can also be configured to work with more than one account. This is perfect if you have more than one business or multiple streams of income.

Money 5

Money 5 is an automated app that directly connects to your credit and debit card accounts so that you can track how much money is being used throughout the year. This app will also display the information as a simple bar graph so that you can take a quick look at your current financial situation.

Another useful feature is that Money 5 can track non-monetary assets. Most small business owners have a few of these, but they can be difficult to track. Money 5 has some tools that will make tracking the current value of these assets very easy.

While accounting is typically a hassle for small business owners, these five apps will make the job much easier. Most of these apps require very little user participation. This ensures that you can run your business without worrying about your finances.

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Nora Phillips has worked years in accounting and enjoys writing helpful articles for business owners. She is also a writer at Accounting Degree Review, a terrific resource for people who want to know where to get the best education in accounting.


  1. Charles Kaluwasha on March 10, 2013 at 1:30 am

    This is great resource worth sharing,thanks

  2. innovativenurse on March 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

    @Charles Kaluwasha Well I hope there might be an app or two for you to try. We’re always looking for ways to streamline our processes, especially those that we might not enjoy so much. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Mstar58 on January 21, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Keeping track of your money is really important for a business and personal finances. Knowing where it is going will help you better understand where you need to keep spending and where you could save more money. Having the right funds is what keeps a business going. For smaller companies, it can be hard to find someone to do the accounting at a good cost.

  4. zzth1 on February 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I will have to try out these accounting apps. This year I decided to do my own taxes instead of giving my taxes to my grandpa. I didn’t know that there is a lot that you got to have to file taxes. Luckily there are a  number of accounting services that offer help to people like me who are looking to get their taxes done by themselves.

  5. janefairfax18 on February 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    My business partner and I will have to check out some of these apps. We need help with our accounting, since that area of our business is growing so fast. We are also thinking of hiring a professional accounting service to help us. I think we will get this taken care of the right way.

  6. MarcusFillion on April 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome list, thanks! I know I need more help for my small business, but I wasn’t sure where to turn. Accounting is the one thing that can always throw me for a loop. I’d rather hire someone else to figure it out for me than mess something up myself.

  7. JohnnyShi1 on May 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I have been thinking a lot about accounting apps. I have been thinking about making own of my own simple versions. These reviews were really helpful. It gives me something to try out before I try to design my own. Thanks for sharing.

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