With the popularity of the Google Android mobile platform growing, the number of personal finance applications is exploding. There’s everything from mobile banking apps, budgeting apps, cashflow management, investing, loan calculators, all the way down to simple grocery list applications. All aimed at helping you manage your money better while you’re on the go.
So here’s a list of the current best (in our opinion!) FREE apps that are available for your Android mobile device. Let us know in the comments if you know of a good one, we’ll include it on a future list.
This app gives you access to your Mint.com account, which allows you to keep track of your budget and enter transactions while you’re not at home. Another cool feature is the widget that gives you a quick snapshot of your finances without having to open the app. It’s got a clean interface and it’s password protected.
Forget the paper checkbook, this app helps you keep track of your checking account balance so you don’t spend more than you have. It’s a must-have to prevent overdraft charges.
Gives you access to Daily Deals and with your Groupon account. Browse local deals, search nearby groupons with GPS, and use the paperless redemption option. Get a Groupon account here.
Get turn-by-turn directions to the nearest bank or ATM. Handy for those times when there’s no substitute for cash!
Fast and easy way to calculate the right tip amount for your server. Never be cheap again!
Allows you to scan any item with the built-in bar-code scanner and compare the best prices for the item at local stores as well as online retailers. Perfect for then you’re not sure if you’re paying too much for something.
Simple app the helps you keep track of your expenses.
Pretty much an all encompassing personal finance manager application. Allows you to enter multiple accounts, recurring transactions, set up budgets and see reports.
A clean, easy to use checkbook application that features bill reminders, recurring transactions, and multiple accounts.
If you’re using the envelope method of budgeting also known as zero-based budgeting or the cash method, this Android app will help you keep track of the money in those envelopes. An online envelope budgeting system for Android, it syncs with your web account so you’re always up to date.
If you have any Android personal finance apps that you love, let us know in the comments!