screen shot of iXpenseIt iPad app

The iXpenseIt app allows you to track expenses by date, transaction type, amount and more.

Few of us truly like figuring out our expenses and planning a budget. But with the help of your iPad, such chores can be a lot less painful. Consider an app like iXpenseIt ($4.99 for full version, free for iXpenseIt Lite), where you can track your spending according to type or by date. iXpenseIt is particularly useful if you accrue a lot of expenses for work: The app allows you to record mileage and also has a picture-taking feature to compile receipts. It even generates reports for easier reimbursement from your employer. Plus, the app is password protected -- always a good idea where financial matters are concerned. However, a downside to iXpenseIt is how very detailed it is; it takes a bit of work to really get the most out of the app [source: TiPb]. But when it comes to your finances, details are key, and this app can help you sort them out.