Mint Coming to Android Soon

Mint is a great online service for managing your finances and accounts that together with its accompanying iPhone app boasts a pretty significant 2 million users. While the web-based services are accessible to anyone regardless of what handset they own, users of Mint lacking in the iPhone department had long wondered when they would get to have their cake and eat it too, and it looks like they soon will be able to fill up on the sweet, minty treat.

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Ask and though shall receive, as Mint states the upcoming Android version of their application is in direct response to requests from users of the service:

“Customer feedback and requests help determine upcoming products and features from Mint.com. In the coming months, the Mint team plans to address user requests, adding support for thousands of additional financial institutions and an Android application to expand its mobile presence beyond its award-winning iPhone application.”

Some people may not be all that big on the idea of allowing a 3rd party access to your accounts and financial information, but for the many making Mint the #1 personal finance app available, the service is a must-have. Mint allows you to control and track your budget, make adjustments, and view trends and history in your spending. The mobile app gives you quick access to this information wherever you go so you will always know if you have the excess cash for those impulse buys.

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  • http://nrotpd.com mike pags

    I’ll believe it when I see it.
    Mint, Dropbox, and Evernote have really been dragging their feet wrt Android.

  • Andy

    Been waiting a while for this.

  • Jamie

    “In the coming MONTHS.” :( Not soon enough. I’ve been waiting for this FOREVER!!!!

  • Matthew Lenz

    Anyone else find it iron that a company that is able to set the bar for interactive websites cannot design a simple cross platform mobile version of their website?

  • Matthew Lenz

    er.. ironic.

  • Derrick

    I’ve been a Quicken user for years. After discovering Mint.com for PC’s I am a true believer. No more Quicken for me. I’m purchasing an Verizon “Incredible” at the end of the month and I’m thrilled that I will be able to access mint.com with an Android app.

  • Derrick

    er…a

  • zerovertex

    Not soon enough! Much love for Mint! Helps me keep a tight hold on my money so my money doesn’t have a tight hold over me. Not that I have a lot of money to manage in the first place, but I guess that make it that much more important.

    I agree with Matthew. They could have simply created a good cross-platform mobile page and that would have sufficed. Oh well. Bring on the app!

  • http://nicholasoverstreet.com Nicholas Overstreet

    Looking forward to the Mint app. I used it on my iPhone and liked it a lot. It will be nice to see an Android version!

  • http://www.tobyglenn.com Toby Glenn

    @Matthew Lenz That is because with today’s mobile computing market you can’t build truly native feeling applications utilizing the platforms full capabilities without being platform specific. Android is wrote in java which a completely different than the Iphone OS uses…

  • Darrell

    last time I looked Mint was US only, is this still the case?

  • http://digitalflophouse.com/ Evan Kaufman

    I’m looking forward to both this & a Dropbox app.

  • Matt

    @Darrell

    It’s still (unbelievably) the case. You’d think they would allow non-US users to sign-up and manually use their services even if the financial institution links are not there.

  • http://soft.antonspaans.com Anton Spaans

    Their technical security measure are great. However, if they do screw up and your account(s) information becomes public knowledge, here is their TOS:

    http://www.mint.com/privacy/terms/#a-16
    “INTUIT SHALL IN NO EVENT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY … … INTUIT’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO $500.00…”

    And since you gave your account-info info to a 3rd party (Mint) you bank/financial institution may not reimburse your losses either (some banks and such actually specifically prohibit giving out account-info to 3rd parties).

    I will not use Mint unless they start changing their TOS.

  • Kalima

    As a user of Mint, this is really needed. I’ve not been using the service as much recently, as I am used to using services from Android apps. Looking forward to the release!

  • Palomosan

    I’ve been waiting for this.

  • Leon

    @Anton Thank you fopr your post. I have found it difficult to understand how people will give their financial access information to a 3rd party that is not liable for any losses you may incur due to issues that may be of their own making.

  • Nathan H.

    I’m gonna go ahead and give myself a tap on the shoulder, as I have been bugging them about that for a long time now.
    But still, it’s not out yet …

  • Shaun

    I am still using MS Money 2007 as I started using it on my old XP machine & Ipaq in 2003 and liked it so kept upgrading.
    MS seem to have stoped making Money now so could do with an alternative that works on more than my PC.
    How does Mint stack up?
    Are there any other similar programs?

  • Shaun

    oh, i see Mint is US only.
    Back to MS Money!!

  • michael

    Users waited for years with baited breath for Mint to finally add manual transactions earlier this month… only to discover that when you add your transaction… it isn’t subtracted from your available balance. Thereby rendering the feature completely useless. I gave Mint the benefit of the doubt for months while I waited for them to release this feature. How they could fail so miserably with the most important and eagerly awaited function of this app – and still manage to garner so much attention and hype – Is beyond me. I found another iPhone app that handles these issues just fine, so I will no longer be following up on Mint to see if they ever get resolved.

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