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Money management is more than essential in life but it is also a great responsibility. Now, you can achieve a financial organization you’ve always wanted with money management, personal finance, and budgeting software like Quicken app. Although Quicken has proven itself quite effective for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, it is only available for use in the United States and Canada. This drawback has led to the rise of Quicken alternatives for Android and iOS. Let’s take a look at these.
1) Mint: Money Manager, Budget & Personal Finance
We started the list with one of the pioneers of personal finance, Intuit Inc. The makers of Mint are also the mastermind behind TurboTax software, which is used by millions to file taxes each year.
With Mint, you can easily keep track of your expenses and keep your finances organized in one place. You can bring together all of your bank accounts, credit card debts, investments to see where you can cut corners and save money. Furthermore, Mint supports export of spreadsheets from the web and a lot more!
A major drawback is that Mint currently supports the United States and Canadian bank institutions. So, while it is one of the very efficient apps available on iOS and Android, it is not truly global yet.
2) YNAB (YouNeedABudget)
YNAB one of the great alternatives to Quicken. Let YNAB handle all your finances with efficiency and an accurate control of your expenses on all of your devices. Available for Windows, Mac OS X and also as a portable version for iOS and Android devices.
YNAB shows your current and the most up-to-date balances, thus refraining you from running into embarrassing situations.
By installing the service on your mobile device, you also get to access the real-time expenses automatically synced across all devices.
However, the sync process requires an active Internet connection at all times, which makes it similar to Quicken in this aspect.
3) Toshl Finance: Expense Tracker and Budget Manager
Tracking your financial data is now made easy with Toshl Finance for iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows and other platforms. You may even add Toshl as a web clip to your browser. It offers a premium plan and a free limited default option.
Toshl is a good money managing app and the most interactive on the list with a funny little ‘monsters’ to teach you how to get started.
Register all of your expenses including investment plans. Organize precisely by tagging each document and assign descriptions to make your search easier.
If you need to maintain a record, you can simply sync the app with Toshl’s official website.
Explore its benefits even further by setting an alarm to remind you to insert your expenses. Moreover, you can perform currency conversions in more than 165 currencies.
As the name states, MoneyWise offers a great functionality. It displays your profits and expenses in a graphical report format. The preview can be personalized (Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly), type of account (credit card, etc.) or expense categories.
MoneyWise is a professional but easy to use, the software offers tags to facilitate data filtering. Transactions are not automatically synced. Unfortunately, you have to manually enter all of the expense descriptions under each category.
A unique feature of MoneyWise is that it does not require an internet connection. You can create passwords to protect your sensitive data and it accepts multiple currencies. Allows import & export of Excel data to PC as well.
5) Finance: Manage your Finance and Shopping Lists
Finance is a unique service that allows you to register wage, expenses, income, salary, and infinite credit card and bank accounts. Using Finance, you can register the total amount receivable or payable in several currencies.
Another helpful feature of Finance is that you can take photos of documents and associate them with relevant transactions. But that’s not all, the app has a built-in bar code reader to speed up transfers.
For those who depend on spreadsheets to understand expenditures and earnings, this app might disappoint a bit since there is no support for spreadsheets. However, it does have the graphical representation in the form of pie charts and likewise.
Finally, Finance is only available on iOS and not on Android platform.
6) Organizze: Personal Finance Manager
Create an organized database for your personal accounts, monthly expenses, budgets among different categories with Organizze.
The information saved in this app automatically creates records, detailed tabs, graphs that track your money and show how it was spent owing to your expense routine.
You may also opt to receive notifications before your bill expires and you do not need the internet connection to use the app which is available on iOS and Android.
7) Money Lover: Spending Tracker & Budget Planner
Money Lover is one of the best Quicken app alternative available on both major mobile platforms- Android and iOS.
In this application, your expenses are registered into categories using funny icons.
Using the “Trends” tab, a user can view the history of the monetary influx in and out of the account per monthly or yearly. Loans, transactions, debts, and savings can be added to the application for complete budgetary planning.
Its system is very smart that integrates with your agenda, image, geographical location, among others. You may also share information with your friends or business partner. The database offers back up, export options and sync to Dropbox.
Despite its good features, this app is ad-supported. So, to remove this annoyance, you need to upgrade by spending USD $1.99 and make use of this stable and reliable tool.
So you have plenty of good apps to manage and keep track of your money. Pickup and the install the app which you liked the most and share the experience with us via comments.
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