Apps App Released: Get Your Finances in Order Right on Your Android


How long have us Android users been waiting for to release their popular personal finance app for our handsets? Well it doesn’t really matter anymore because this one is live in the market now. It has all of what you’d expect from its iPhone brethren (account balances, recent transactions, and budgeting tools), and throws in a few awesome Android exclusive features such as transaction searching, a widget, and live folders for quick access to financial information.


The app provides password-protection to help keep your now-centralized financial info safe, and if your phone is lost or stolen access to your sensitive data through the app can be disabled remotely via Mint’s website.


If you are a Mint user or have been waiting for a killer personal finance app for your Android phone, this app is definitely one you’ll want to check out. I’ll remain cautious and rely on old fashioned ways of tracking my money, however. You’ll need a account if you don’t have one already.


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  1. Just FYI – Using the QR code posted above, I was able to install the application on the myTouch3G w/ Android 1.6

  2. Running a Sprint Hero with 1.5 and I was able to download it through the market. Opens fine, will try logging in later today. Might want to change that last sentence of your post :)

  3. Just wanted to let you know that the app IS available for Android 1.5, 1.6. and 2.0+.

  4. meh… seems pretty limited right now… and is way behind. Says my last transaction was on Friday, even after I updated.

  5. @ontheFritz

    That’s because NO financial institution updates its official records for at least 24-48 business hours after any transaction, which would not be today. That would be tomorrow at the earliest. Do not fault or any of your vendors just because you don’t understand how the system works. Nice try. Try again.

  6. Hmmm. And I should hand out my bank and account credentials to ….who again??

  7. ‘Bout damn time this showed up.

    On another note, I find it rather hilarious that people are more than willing to sign away their most personal communications and god-knows-what-else to a gigantic corporation, but suddenly they balk at putting in their bank account information. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Seriously, if you’re too paranoid to use, you probably shouldn’t buy anything on the Internet ever. Or even be on the Internet at all.

  8. Force closes on my Sprint Hero :(

  9. I have been using for over a year and this app just made my day. It’s exactly what I wanted on my phone for Mint!

    @Brad: is made by Intuit, the same company that files tens of millions of tax returns every year with their TurboTax product. I feel pretty safe trusting my financial information to them.

  10. I believe all 1.5 users are reporting force close on login. Looks like they may have forgotten to test for a 1/3rd of the users.

  11. @Jonathan:

    But on the internet we have the concept of SSL certificates, which help to verify that the provider of the website really is who they say they are. The certificate is provided by a non-biased third party who verifies the publisher is who they say they are (such as Verisign).

    With an android app, we don’t have the same security. We dont know where or who this data is really going to. There is no third party verification. It’s a lot less comforting.


  12. Works great on the Nexus One! I’ve been waiting for this app for a while! is a great free product!

  13. Works fine on Droid.

  14. this is great, just found out i was charged for something i closed a year ago. just saved me $175 that i would have overlooked on my e-bill.

  15. Can’t find it in Canada on my Nexus One. :(

  16. Really disappointed in this… After how long it took for it to be released, I’d expect a lot more features, and a more refined UI. And this is coming from an Android developer, who knows what it takes to build a refined Android UI.

  17. Force closes on ALL 1.5 devices.

  18. works on the g1 alright. rotation doesn’t work, and the widget says “not enough room” on the home screen. I tried first on a page with the bottom 2 rows filled but even on a blank screen it says not enough room on homescreen.

    but considering that mint for a long time acted idiotic and said “we refuse to support android”, this is an improvement.

  19. Very happy to see this. I’ve been a mint user for over a year and it is most certainly one of the best personal finance software products out there–the UI is intuitive, it supports the bulk of financial institutions out there, and it’s free. The app, though limited, still gives a good snapshot of your finances and allows you to track your spending.

  20. Close but no cigar.

    The ONLY reason I would want it on my phone is so I can enter cash transactions on-the-go. Cash transactions are the main problem with Mint: it gives you a nice breakdown of all the money you’re spending except that giant question mark for the 3 or 4 ATM withdrawals you make each week. Without knowing where that money went, what’s the point of the service? SO, I assumed having this on my phone would allow me to quickly and easily input a cash interaction – say after spending $30 on dinner – while I’m out and about. But no, there is no such feature. Their website says they’re working on it (for the iPhone).

    Until they have it, I don’t think it’s worth the risk of having all that financial information in my pocket.

  21. > Can’t find it in Canada on my Nexus One. :(

    Same here. Nexus One, Canada, no mint in the market :(

  22. @Brad, Kevin, I share some of the same concerns with handing out financial account information (I’ve never been able to get myself to sign up for Mint given that it can’t do anything unless you give it your usernames and passwords).

    For those of you out there that are cautious yet still want an app that is, at its core, organized around budgeting and tracking, we’ve been working for the last few months on an app targeted toward proactive budgeting, called the Easy Envelope Budget Aid (EEBA for short). 4 1/2 stars in Market.

    Based on the envelope budgeting method that seems to be back in vogue now (put cash in envelopes, only spend out of those envelopes, stop before you run out), EEBA is proactive rather than reactive. You plan what you’re going to spend before you spend it rather than report on what you’ve spent after it’s too late.

    Unlike a lot of personal finance management tools on Market, the Android app syncs to multiple phones and the website (which is also mobile-web optimized for the Android- challenged) allowing you to share a budget with your spouse / housemate(s).

    Account transaction upload features are in dev right now and expected to roll out in the near future, but the app already has a lot of the key features: ahead/behind tracking, multiple budgeting periods, transaction search, envelope-to-envelope transfers, split transactions, true no-cell-signal transaction entry and syncing, etc.

    EEBA’s free. Give it a try!

  23. Don’t like the notion of not knowing who might get my finance info and so I tried out EasyMoney. It’s good in the sense that my info are encrypted into files stored into my SD card but I can still access them on my computer. It also has a bill reminder which is real sleek and a money saver!

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