Manually keeping records of your financial activities, managing your personal finances, and sticking to your budget, amidst your busy schedule has never been easy. For those who are desperate to keep track of their finances Android comes in handy here, turning their smartphone or tablet into an ideal virtual assistant. While there are so many apps for personal finance management we’ve selected the best 5 apps with the greatest potential, found on Google Play Store, to assist you manage your expenses, transactions and virtually anything financial you’d ever want.
Mint.com is by far the most popular personal financial assistant for Android, with over 10 million downloads so far. Having been featured by Lifehacker, as the best personal finance tool in 2012, and chosen as the editor’s pick by PC Magazine in 2011 (November) this is a must have app for your smartphone or tablet, if you are worried about managing your financial activities.
With Mint.com Android app, you can manage your financial activities from anywhere, at anytime. You can keep track on your savings, credit cards, expenses and budget and view graphical illustrations about your activities (limited to tablet version). You are notified by email or by text alerts about upcoming bills, low balances, or about any unusual account activity.
Download this free app from Google Play, and signup for free with Mint and off you go! Mint automatically organizes everything, once you connect your accounts, synchronizing across your smartphone, tablet and desktop, providing you the latest fresh information.
This supper cool financial application is password protected, and it lets you deactivate your phone, remotely by accessing to mint.com from, in case you have lost your phone. So your financial data will always be safe with this great app.
Currently Mint.com is available for US and Canadian citizens only. But with this groundbreaking popularity, I’m pretty sure; people from many other countries too would get the opportunity to use mint soon.
2. You Need A Budget (YNAB)
This is a great companion for the YNAB desktop version. Install YNAB for your desktop first and you are set to go with this great android app. Voted as the most popular finance Software on Lifehacker’s “High Five” poll, YNAB, the winner of the About.com 2011 reader’s choice for the best personal finance software, sure has a lot to offer.
Equipped with options to quickly enter transactions on the go, check the balance in each category before making a purchase, view historical transaction records, YNAB for Android is an ideal personal finance management solution. You won’t ever get lost in your transactions, and worry about spending over your budget, as long as you keep this handy app with you. YNAB for Android supports cloud synchronization, easily synchronizing between the desktop version and your android app, using Dropbox. This seamless process enables you to view transaction updates in real time, therefore this is a must have app for those who have a very busy schedule.
Featuring eye-candy graphics, this is another great solution for the Android users to manage their personal finances. XpenseApp is available as free and paid versions, so if you are not sure, you can always give it a try using the free version (called the XpenseApp Lite). You can record your expenses from anywhere around the world, at anytime within a flick of a second, and customize your expenses with simple, yet detailed reports. Key features of this financial assistant includes displaying weekly, monthly and yearly expense reports, providing an overview of a particular day’s expenses compared to daily spending average and instant generation of graphical reports for easy reference. You don’t have to worry about your privacy being challenged, because this application requires no unsafe permissions to run. So this is a great choice for those who don’t like their location being recorded, SD card content being accessed and modified, but still want their personal finances managed.
4. Expense Manager
Ever wanted to track expenses and income by week, month and year? Ever had trouble scheduling recurring payments? Here is an ideal solution for Android lovers. Just as the name implies, Expense manager is a great solution to manage your expenses and income. You get the chance to track all your financial activities, maintain multiple accounts for multiple currencies and summarize the information to reports and charts, for easy reference. A cool feature is the payment alert feature, which keeps you updated about all your due payments. This app packs a calculator, a currency converter, sales and tax calculator and a credit card calculator, for all the calculations you’d ever want to perform. Needless to say, this is a great time-saver, you’d love to have. You account information is securely backed up using Dropbox cloud storage, so your data always stays safe, and could be accessed whenever you need it, from wherever you need it.
5. Easy Envelope Budget Aid
Ever heard about virtual envelopes? This personal finance app for android, abbreviated EEBA, lets you manage your personal finances, using virtual envelops. Featured by Google play, About.com and Lifehacker as a leading online envelope budgeting tool for android, this is an ideal solution to keep tracks on your expenses, transactions and budget. You have access to detailed reports categorized according to different criteria, such as by expense, by month; by payee etc. and you get the ability to download transactions to CSV. While the free version provides you with so many great features, by subscribing you can get even more. You get the ability to track your bank balances in addition to envelop balances, and import bank account information. You can free your mind over app bugs, and losing your precious data, because EEBA website automatically backs up all your data securely. And it stays safe, as long as you want it to.