Mint.com Personal Finance

Mint.com Personal Finance

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.18
  • Total Downloads:
    3,679
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone

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Editors' Review

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Mint.com Personal Finance keeps track of all your expenses, enables you to set spending caps, sends you notifications when you overspend, and gives you practical advice on how to better manage your money. This polished app, praised by many financial publications, works marvelously well but makes you pay a high price for its smart assistance: your bank account, credit card, and loans & debts data.

Pros

Complete financial management suite: Mint.com Personal Finance dazzles you with its array of financial tracking and analysis tools, beautiful charts and graphs, and multipanel summaries, featuring an easy-to-understand breakdown of your cash flow and expenses. Just as useful is the ability to set budget limits on certain types of expenses on a macro as well as micro level, i.e. (Shopping, Movies & DVDs, Entertainment). It can even handle automatically categorized transactions.

Helps you cut spending: The app does a fantastic job at breaking down your spending and auto-categorizing them, giving you a clear picture of where most of your money is going and, by allowing you to set limits and giving you constant alerts and notifications, makes you a more calculated shopper and overall a wiser spender.

Great execution: You'll love the sleek and colorful interface, the smooth navigation and intuitive controls, and the syncing with the Mint.com website, so that you can access the app on all devices.

Cons

Creates a security risk: Although the app uses a password-protected platform with bank-level encryption to protect your financial data, that doesn't change the fact that you have to share your most sensitive financial information.

Optimized for tablets: The smartphone version lacks charts/graphs and an offline mode, and overall looks much more bare and text-based compared to the gorgeous tablet version.

Bottom Line

It's hard to find a smarter and more complete finance app for Android than Mint.com Personal Finance. This app has it all, but only when run on a tablet, because the smartphone version isn't as developed yet. Whether you're a spendthrift or just an average person wishing to better manage your finances, this is the right app for you.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Free financial software - much appreciated."

November 13, 2013  |  By NE-Coastie

 |  Version: Mint.com Personal Finance 1.18

Pros

Great graphs/charts. Can edit and split transactions. Categorizes all transactions and once you change a category once, it will place item there for future transactions. Has goal planners and budget outlays. Will email you if you exceed a budget or if a credit card payment is coming up. You can compare month to month expenditures.

Cons

Doesn't connect with all my accounts. Some banks don't support the software. You can, however, request a bank be added if it is not currently.

Summary

It's free and has very useful features. Gives me just the snapshot I need.

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2 stars

"Nice Idea, but too many problems to be useful"

March 28, 2013  |  By Rubble, B

 |  Version: Mint.com Personal Finance 1.18

Pros

All your accounts, live, in one location.
Free.

Cons

Missing transactions.

No way to force an update to get missing transactions.

Duplicate and Triple copies of some transactions. Don't get why.

Security Questions for some accounts are problems. Forgets some, locks up accounts if doesn't know them, no way to force learning them.

Customer support was responsive, but didn't read the issue well enough after two attempts to actually recognize the issue. Given this is a free application, I was impressed that I got a response at all though, so I'm certainly not going to complain about that. It's just too bad, because I was quite willing to work with them to solve.

Summary

I think the issues I had could be resolved in a fairly reasonable way. Maybe They will read this...
1) Add transaction verification. Either an automatic run or a manually requested function. this could identify the missing and duplicate transactions. (I'm making the assumption that there will always be the opportunity for errors: bank changes system, session cut short, etc. - things that mean it can't always be done perfectly when the transaction update occurs - so verify.)
2) Create an account mode that never tries to log into the account accept when the user is logged in and requesting a connection. This could reduce the issue of account lock ups and security question learning.

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2 stars

"Sleek but ridiculously rigid making it pretty useless"

October 13, 2012  |  By nuijel

 |  Version: Mint.com Personal Finance 1.18

Pros

Beautiful interface.
Good and easy interfacing with many types of accounts.
Overall, good job at categorizing bills
Nice rendering of spending trends

Cons

Way too inflexible:
- Very limited scope for editing categories. For instance, my mortgage, power bill and Ikea bills all appear as "home" spending, so in trends, I see one big undifferentiatied category including recurring and discretionary spending.
- My mortgage is from an insurance company. It didn't appear in Mint's list of banks and I have no login for that account, so Mint simply refused to add my mortgage. It is all the more annoying as it would be so easy to allow, so it is a kind of philosophy that Mint wants you to provide account information or you can go to hell.

Summary

The bottom line is that I don't really see the use of Mint. If I can't take action as I can in the original providers' account (like paying bills), and if I cannot customize the display of those information in one single place, adding all information that I see fit, what is the point?

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5 stars

"Great way to manage money."

August 24, 2012  |  By YourMotherPlaysCardGames

 |  Version: Mint.com Personal Finance 1.18

Pros

It automatically updates all your account transactions and balances--credit/debit cards, savings accounts, investments, debt, etc. It's also very user friendly and easy to use.

Cons

None thus far!

Summary

I love this app so much! Mint in itself is a very good idea, and I highly recommend making an account. The website helps you find good deals in terms of savings/checking/credit/etc accounts (you put your opening deposit in, and it lists all the savings accounts in order of interest rate). And with the application (which reminds you of bills you need to pay if you set it up) is just a lovely addition.

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1 stars

"Left after 15 minutes"

August 12, 2012  |  By panton41

 |  Version: Mint.com Personal Finance 1.18

Pros

An online bank ledger is a good idea. I use multiple devices and it would mean I don't have to be slaved to my desktop to know what my exact balance is.

Cons

You can't set an opening balance. Apparently something you learn in Home Ec in high school is an "advance feature." It assumes the bank's reported balance (which includes pending transactions) is the Word of God and won't let you change that balance in any way to reflect the fact transactions were pending and need to be account for. Their official line was to call it an "idea for a feature." Sorry, that's not a "feature" that's basic functionality.

Summary

Don't even bother.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.18

- Enhancements and Bug Fixes for 7" Tablets

- Enhancements and Bug Fixes Android 4.1 (JellyBean) Devices

- Bug fix for Settings issue with Nexus 7 devices Phone Recent Changes

- App does not show in recent apps to avoid showing your finances

- General Bug Fixes

General
Publisher Intuit
Publisher web site http://www.intuit.com
Release Date July 27, 2012
Date Added July 27, 2012
Version 1.18
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.1, Android, Android 2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.
Download Information
File Size 1.83MB
File Name details
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,679
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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