February 1, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Mint.com ranks as one of the best personal finance management services around. I said as much when I first reviewed the Mint.com Android app back in 2010, and I’m more convinced of it now. Especially since the company announced today that users can add Android tablets to the list of devices on which they can monitor the bills and bank accounts.
An update to the Mint.com app has added support for Android Honeycomb tablets. The new app is optimized for larger screens and adds the convenience of a touch-friendly mobile app rather than asking users to visit the site through their browser. The same features are available, just in a better-looking format.
- Organize accounts – Mint links with your credit cards, checking/savings accounts, and investments to provide a snapshot of your financial picture. The app can only view accounts, not make transfers or payments, so this is strictly a monitoring tool.
- Track spending – Members can create a budget organized by category and spending limits, then import transactions from their accounts to ensure that they are sticking to it. You can also manually enter cash transactions.
- Financial insight - the app shows detailed graphs that show where you spend money, and can be narrowed to a specific period. You can also search for a specific transaction or purchases made within a category, tag, or merchant.
- Alerts and updates - Mint can set-up reminders to pay bills, recent account balances, and notify you when large transactions take place.
Head over to the Android Market and sign-up for a Mint account to start using the service if you haven’t already. Accounts are free.