The Top Android Apps for Tracking Savings Goals

Set goals for saving money and see your progress with these apps

Three apps regularly make the lists of top Android apps for tracking savings goals. Determining your savings goal is up to you – it's any amount you've determined to stash aside for a specific purpose, whether it's something fun like concert tickets or more mundane but necessary like a new washer and dryer.

These apps can calculate how much money you'll need to save over time to meet your savings goal amount, and they can even track multiple goals, like saving simultaneously for a car, a vacation, holiday gifts or anything else. All the apps keep you motivated to save by showing your progress toward your goals, and they have features for automatically adding funds to goals on a regular basis, such as weekly or monthly.

The best Android savings goal tracking apps are Savings Track, SmartyPig and SavedPlus. 

Savings Track

Savings Track for Android tracks progress made toward savings goals.
Savings Track Android App.

Savings Track is a really simple Android app that tracks money you set aside for savings goals. Set up a goal for a vacation, college savings or anything else by entering the name of the goal, the amount you need to save and the date by which you want to meet the goal amount. Enter the amount you put into savings for each goal when you make a deposit to your savings account, and Savings Track will show you how much longer it will be until you meet your goal. There's a composite view that shows the total amount of funds you've put toward all savings goals and the total you'll need to reach all your goals.

Saving Made Simple

Saving Made Simple savings goal tracking app for Android.
Saving Made Simple for Android.

Saving Made Simple tracks savings goals that you can set up with amount and date, and you can also set up reminders so you remember to make deposits to meet that goal. The app supports entering both deposits and withdrawals so if you have to remove funds from a goal for some reason, it won't mess up the goal progress in the app. It's really easy to make changes when necessary after a goal is created. 

Saving Made Simple supports widgets. Goals can be set up with reminders so you make deposits on time, and the app has support for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

SmartyPig

SmartyPig Android App
SmartyPig Android App.

Use a SmartyPig savings account to establish savings goals for any number of things, and the Android app will become your up-to-the moment connection to that account. You can use the SmartyPig app to add money to a savings goal, transfer funds between goals, check out balances and transaction history, and a lot more.

You can also use the app to post comments about your savings goals on Twitter or Faceboook, and to manage the SmartyPig debit card. 

Saving Can Be a Challenge

Saving money can be a challenge, but you can make it easier with these apps. They at least make the process interesting, and none are so complicated that you just want to throw your hands up in the air and give up. You want something that will make the process of saving easier...and all three of these apps do just that.