Review of Mint's App for Android

Mint App is a great way to manage your money

Mint.com budget app for Android phones review
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Manufacturer's Site

The free Mint app for Android is easy to read, with an attractive layout and intuitive navigation. It’s useful for viewing your account balances at a glance.

The app has come a long way since its debut, so if you haven't given it a try in a while, you'll be pleasantly surprised. You can see pending transactions, edit your budget categories, and update transactions.

Overview

The Mint app reports real-time information about your bank, investment, and credit card balances.

Everything on the app can be edited, so you can manage your money without having to go to the website.

Benefits and what you can use it for:

  • Easy to read
  • Intuitive
  • Simple layout
  • View all your bank, brokerage and credit card account balances
  • Visualize your cash flow with bar graphs
  • Edit transactions/categories
  • Edit your budget
  • Add accounts
  • Free

Guide Review

This is a great tool for getting a snapshot of your cash flow. There might be a slight delay in updating your account information, but your accounts should update when you log in.

You can manage your money on-the-go with this app. If you need to check what your account balances are while you're out, you can. That means if you're unsure of whether there’s enough money in your checking account to swipe your debit card, you can check Mint.

The app’s colorful bar graphs are great for helping you visualize your overall monthly spending compared to your earnings.

This app is a good choice for daily account monitoring, and a fantastic choice for tracking your weekly or monthly budget progress.

Overall Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed Description

There are two tabs at the top of the app - Updates and Overview. We'll review what's contained in Updates first.

Mint first shows you if there are any alerts you need to take care of.

For example, if it can't connect to one of your accounts, a yellow circle with an exclamation mark will display.

Next are your recent transactions, and your pending transactions display here as well. You can view all your transactions to edit them.

After this section comes "fast approaching budgets," which lets you know, at a glance, which categories you're close to over-spending in.

"Upcoming bills" is next, which serves as a handy reminder of what is set to come out of your accounts in the next few days or weeks.

Mint will also let you know if it has advice or recommendations based on your transactions. For example, if it notices an unusually high amount for spending, it will display a graph showing your pattern of spending from the past.

In the Overview tab, you'll see the alerts once again. You'll also get a clear view of how much money is in your accounts and how much is on your credit cards. You can get a decent idea of what your net worth is here.

Next, Mint displays a bar showing your budget progress for the month.

After that is your cash flow, bill reminders, an option to receive your free credit score, and a graph of your monthly spending based on categories.

You can click into any of these boxes for a more detailed look, or to edit anything. You can also add accounts via the Mint app.

Specifications

  • Version 4.5.0
  • 8.7 MB
  • User Rating on Android – 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 107,828 ratings

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