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As the sole proprietor of a small business, one of the things I struggle most with is money management. It’s not that I’m bad with money; it’s that my income flow is erratic and hard to keep up with. I’ve tried using Mint, but I find that it spends too much time asking me to volunteer my banking information, and not enough time letting me live my life like I normally would. Its focus on budgets isn’t very manageable.

When I set out to try Dollarbird, it looked like it handled everything I needed for my basic needs. It makes me aware of how much I’m spending and allows me to monitor my cashflow, all without presuming it knows more than I do about my finances. Let’s take a deep dive into the app and see if it could work as well for you.

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Generally speaking, your iPhone isn’t the best device for analysing complex statistics. If you manage a website of any kind, navigating your way around apps such as Analytics can quickly become difficult and tiresome. You’ll also regularly find yourself looking in different places for traffic data, RSS reader information, and Twitter stats.

Ego is a wonderfully simple app developed by Garrett Murray for accessing all this information in one place. You won’t find any in-depth graphs or visitor reports – just a basic set of data from various services such as Twitter, Google Analytics, Mint, and Feedburner.

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