Tyler Hall’s New Mac App, ‘Rebudget’

This preview release of Rebudget looks really promising:

It’s a tool to help you plan, forecast, and play out different scenarios so you can make the best decisions for you and your family’s budget.

There are a lot of reasons to use this app instead of a spreadsheet. Some that stick out to me include the Reminders integration, simple-yet-powerful options like “Start Date” and “Starting Balance” to narrow in on a multitude of spending scenarios without messing with with the data, and the ability to quickly compare new budgets with the features (including iCloud Drive, of course) of document-based apps.

The idea has spun out of a larger project to replace the personal bookkeeping services of old:

If you’ve been following along at home, you might remember that I started building a Mac app for managing my personal finances last April.


[W]hile experimenting with different ways of managing and forecasting a budget within the app, I decided to prototype a few ideas as small, standalone Mac apps so I could build and test them in isolation. One of them took hold and became incredibly useful to me in real life as my wife and I made adjustments to our finances and tried to repair the damage from 2018.