BillNag 1.0.0.1

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"BillNag - pay your bills on time"

Overview

BillNag is a bill paying reminder program that can be used completely separately to using something like Microsoft Money, Quicken, a spreadsheet or a paper-based financial system.

Whilst the reminder systems inside a money program can be useful, they are not always as feature-packed as one might like. BillNag aims to fix that. It can remind about upcoming bills and shows the bills all in the same place so they are easier to scan through the list to see all the bills that are coming up over the next few days, weeks and months.

Any bills that have been missed previously can also be reminded to the user. This is helpful for people who either still receive paper bills in the mail or receive email notifications. Sometimes mail goes unopened or opened and forgotten, and email can easily be routed into a junk mail folder by mistake. This reminder service can prompt that a bill should have arrived which helps the user to watch out for it and chase it up if it's not been received to ensure if doesn't go unpaid where charges could be incurred.

The software can also help to calculate the total amount of money needed to cover upcoming bills over the next 7, 14 or 30 days.

Installation

The installation completed without any issues.

There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup package.

BillNag requires Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 or 10.

Interface

The interface is nicely laid out. There is a menu system at the top with menu options for File, Edit, Settings, and Help. Below are navigation tabs for Bills and History.

Bills are shown in a column on the left side. New bills can easily be added.

The interface is fairly basic, but it is still modern and nicely laid out.

Pros

  • Add regular bills to the software
  • Be reminded when a new bill should have arrived
  • Get a reminder to pay a bill that has been entered
  • Enter the cost of each bill
  • Be advised about the total cost of upcoming bills over the next 7, 14 or 30 days

Cons

  • Additional software to manage beyond a financial package or spreadsheet
  • Enter the same bills in more than one place

Alternatives

Quicken Deluxe is the most commonly used financial package for managing bills well.

Conclusion

BillNag is a handy bill reminder for people who are unhappy with what is available with their financial package.

Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

What's new in this version: Maintenance release, improved registration process

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested BillNag on 5 May 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
BillNag Antivirus Report
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