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Mint app for Android gets previewed

March 25, 2010 | by Robert Nelson

Android Apps, Finance

Mint app for Android gets previewed

It has already been confirmed that Mint is coming to Android, unfortunately we have yet to really get a good look at what we can expect to see when it arrives. I can also say that this is one of the apps I am most excited for. As a Mint user and a Mint user who occasionally carries an iPhone I have come to expect having a Mint app available. And it looks like pretty soon I will be able to have that Mint app without having to carry the competition.

Without jumping into the Mint app for Android just yet, I wanted to offer a quick explanation of what Mint is, for those that have not yet seen or used it. According to the Mint website, it can be described as;

Mint is fresh, intelligent online money management. Not only is Mint free, it saves you money. While existing personal finance software packages require hours to set up, a passion for accounting (is that possible?) and hours of weekly maintenance, Mint is virtually effortless.

And true that is, but digging in a little more, Mint actually gives you really nice breakdowns — including finding ways to save you some money. Thankfully this issue does not plague me all that much, but it even keeps track of and tells you how much you have spent on things such as bank fees.

Anyway, getting back to the app at hand. Recently, Jeff Uberstinen who is an Android and Me reader got to spend some time playing with the app at CTIA. And luckily for us, he decided to share his thoughts afterward.

While I don’t want to spoil his conclusion, which you can read by clicking the via link below, I will say that he described it as an “app has been beautifully crafted for the Android platform.” Furthermore, it was noted that “every aspect of the app has been very well thought out,” and that “nothing seems out of place.” Not bad for an app still in beta.

[via Android and Me]