How to use AirDrop on your iPad?

When you want to transfer a file from your iPad to a Mac, you can simply use the embedded AirDrop feature to seamlessly move any of your file to any Mac for which you have AirDrop rights.

This requires both the iPad to run iOS 8 and the Mac to run OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Simply follow these steps:

  • First, ensure that you enabled AirDrop; if not, activate it (you need both WiFi and Bluetooth)
  • Open BudgetInMind on your iPad. If a file is opened, simply close it to return to the File Manager
  • Press the Share button in the toolbar and press “Send a Copy”
  • Select the file you wish to transfer
  • If you want to transfer a file by Email, press the Zipped File image, otherwise, select the Standard format
  • Wait for AirDrop to find your Computer then press the icon of the destination computer
  • That’s it. The file is uploaded to your Mac where you’ll have a choice to directly open it or it will be saved in your Download folder for later use

To Send a file from your Mac to your iPad, simply do the reverse. You can directly drop any BudgetInMind file in your iPad icon on your AirDrop folder, or use the share Button embedded within BudgetInMind for Mac.
An alert box will popup asking you to accept the incoming file.

If the file already exists, we will rename it to prevent erasing your existing files.


5 reasons why you should enter your transactions

BudgetInMind aims at helping you understand your income and expense trends, get a good grasp at your assets and at what you owe. While the idea of mastering its own spending is a source of motivation, many of us struggle with the fact that, to reach this objective, one needs to enter transactions manually.

It is very important to remember that every commercial company controls its finances precisely, and manages the entry of its accounting data.

Why? Simply because bank errors are common, and you must verify what the bank tells you, not the reverse. You are in charge of your finance, not the bank.

Besides, bank statements, electronic or paper, only show the past, what has occurred. Any check not yet cashed, any future transfer you know about, etc. are not visible to the bank. Yet, this money is not yours anymore. You could also know of future large investments you plan to make (house renovation, purchase, vacations, …) for which you need to plan savings now. Again, the bank has no idea of your financial arbitration.

So in fact, to manage your finance properly, you first need to enter yourself your transactions into a financial application. You will then see exactly what you spend when you enter the data. Now, this does not mean that the process has to be tedious and time consuming.

BudgetInMind‘s user interface has been specially crafted to make the transaction entry a simple, effective and fast process.

The 5 good reasons are:

  1. Verify what the bank tells you, not the reverse.
  2. Know your financial situation before your bank.
  3. Manage proactively your accounts and anticipate to prevent overdrafts.
  4. Manage your forecast, set realistic & achievable goals.
  5. It by entering your accounts yourself that you really grasp what you spend and how.