Intuit's popular, free personal finance tool comes to Google Android tablets.
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Mint.com, an online personal finance tool offered by Intuit, Wednesday released an application specifically for Android tablets. The free application brings a number of Mint.com's best features to Google-powered tablets, and gives the financially minded another avenue through which to monitor and manage their budgets.
Mint.com for Android tablets allows users to organize all their accounts in one place and view data such as account balances. The app offers detailed graphs that permit users to drill into spending by categories, such as food, clothing, entertainment, travel, and so on. It can help analyze spending over time and offer customized views to help better visualize financial habits.
Need to track how much cash you're spending? Mint.com lets users enter each cash transactions while on the go to more accurately capture spending. It can then help set up personalized budgets so that users are better able to stay on top of spending.
Push alerts will aid users when it comes time to pay bills or stay abreast of their latest account data. Alerts can be set to stream to the device depending on account activity and make sure people have the most current information about their accounts.
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The search tool is particularly helpful. With it, users can parse through transactions to find specific purchases, transfers, or payments based on user-generated tags, categories, or even by merchant. The app interacts with the online version of Mint.com, but also stores information locally so that it can be accessed when there's no Internet connection.
"As tablet use rises, more mobile-savvy people will look for ways to manage their lives across multiple devices, so we developed our Android tablet app to bring simple money management tools to their fingertips," said Aaron Forth, general manager of Intuit's personal finance group.
With the addition of the Android tablet application, Mint.com now offers apps for Apple iOS smartphones and tablets, and Android smartphones. These dedicated mobile applications will help Mint.com's 8 million users stay on top of their finances.
Intuit launched Mint.com in 2007, and since then it has been used to track nearly $1 trillion in transactions and $485 billion in loans and assets for its customers. Intuit says Mint.com is so effective that more than 90% of users say they have changed their financial habits as a result of using the service.
In other words, if you're looking for a personal finance tool that works online and via mobile device, Mint.com would be a good place to start. It doesn't hurt that the service and applications are offered for free.
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