Budget Pro alpha release

Screenshot of the Budget Pro budget overview and test saying "Budget Pro is Budget on steroids - it's everything you love about Budget improved in every way. More viewing options, more controls, you name it."

We did it! The Budget pro alpha was released. We promised to release the alpha in the first half of the year and we did it.

This post is a little late, the release happened on 2nd June. Since then, we have pushed out several updates as we work towards the beta and the official release. We are working as hard as we can but as per our previous post, we are taking it slow. We want the official release to be as smooth as possible.

During the alpha we are fleshing out the features that make Budget Pro different to Budget and working on the initial user experience. As soon as we get to the beta, we will focus on the collaborative side of Budget Pro.

Budget Pro is usable now if you are willing to do a little data entry at the start. We are working on improving the initial experience and providing several different tools to help you get started. At a certain point though you need to release. If you wait until the next feature is ready, you will never release anything. We are using Budget Pro for our own budgeting needs and like Budget, it is capable even at this early stage.

There is a page on the Budget Pro website which details everything we are planning for the alpha and beta and our status.

It has taken a long time to get to this point. We had to build the API, build the wrong App, build Budget, create some game scorers, and then create Budget Pro. We are proud of what we have created so far and hope it will be a useful tool to many. We understand that whilst budgeting isn’t the most exciting task, you can reap the rewards once you have it established and it opens possibilities. Once we know where we are, we know where we can go.

Please check out the website and let us know what you think. Anyone that signs up before the official release will get gifted a subscription once we release.


Budget Pro Alpha

Screenshot of the Budget Pro budget overview and test saying "Budget Pro is Budget on steroids - it's everything you love about Budget improved in every way. More viewing options, more controls, you name it."

We released Budget into beta last year, the official release happened in January. We have consistently stated that Budget Pro will be released within the first half of 2023. As of the time of writing, 29th May 2023, everything is on track. The first alpha of Budget Pro should be ready before the end of June.

Taking it slow

We took our time releasing Budget, the beta was launched in November 2022. We spent two months responding to feedback before the official release in January 2023. This approach is working for Budget so we are going to do the same thing with Budget Pro, but we are going to take even more time.

Our plans for Budget Pro

If everything goes to plan, the alpha will be released soon. We are aiming for an alpha, beta and then the official release. Other than the planned date for the alpha, we are not committing to any further times or release dates, Budget Pro will be ready when it is done.

The alpha will have all the features of Budget as well as additional viewing options and custom user settings. The beta release will include all the features listed on the features page and anything we think of in the meantime. The official release will only be tagged after an extended testing and bug fixing period.

We are going to invite a small number of users to the alpha and leave it open to public registrations. All users who sign up to the alpha or beta will be gifted a subscription once we get to the official release. We haven’t yet decided on the length of the gifted subscriptions but we do want to show our appreciation to our early users.

We can’t wait to release Budget Pro. I’m pleased with Budget, our free and open-source budgeting App, but Budget Pro is on a whole other level. It does so much more than Budget, the viewing options alone massively increase the usefulness of the tool.