Posted on January 3, 2012 in Applications

Mint App

iPhone and iPad Application: Mint Personal Finance – Cost: Free – Score: 4 IV’s

What is the Mint Personal Finance application?

This is an app that helps you gain a better grasp of your financial habits. (We all need this right?). It’s been named the Best Finance App by the 1st Annual App Awards and TIME Magazine’s 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2011.

Some of the features include:

  • track your available Balances from any type of accounts or investments.
  • categorize your purchases by different budgetary sections.
  • remind you when a bill is due
  • provide advise about your spending habits
  • assist with making a monthly budget

This app is the partner app to the website,

What did you like about it?

I definitely liked the cost – Free! Additionally, it’s simple to navigate and easy to use.  Overall, this app creates well designed spreadsheets, collects your account information from almost any bank, and creates custom alerts about account activity.  My favorite feature is the ability to create custom goals, like getting out of credit card debt!  This app will definitely help you manage your money.

What didn’t you like?

I don’t like sharing my financial information with apps like this. However, has plenty of accolades to back up it including password protection.  Rest assured, nobody will know about your obsession with purchasing Apple products! It would also be nice to be able to add bank accounts or edit budgets from the mobile app – right now you can’t do that.

Where can I get the Mint Personal Finance Application?

You can get Mint in iTunes here. You can also get more information about the app on Mint’s website here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our expert D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and more. Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV’s (5 being the highest possible score). If the item is a total waste of time and money we’ll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero. Interested in having one of our experts rate your application? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be in touch soon!

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Sam SchlamiHospital in Atlanta, Georgia

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