3 Finance Apps That Are Way Better Than Mint

Amy He

By Amy He  Fri Feb 22, 2013

Amy is a staff writer at MyBankTracker.com. She writes about banking and culture. More Columns »

Toshl Finance

toshl add expenseBeing able to track a recurring expense is a feature that Toshl Finance does offer. The tradeoff is that Toshl isn’t as slick, and has a heavier slant on budgeting, which was not something I was looking for. I find expense tracking to be a good financial exercise, but I’m not big on budgeting, which feels restrictive. As long as I don’t overspend and have a clear picture of how much I’m spending, I don’t feel the need to budget.

But for budgeters, Toshl Finance has many convenient options. There are options to budget by category (for example, a $200 monthly budget on groceries) and to budget by timespan ($50 for all expenses for the week). There’s even the option to let any unused money in a budget to roll over to the next week or month.

There’s greater flexibility with categorizing within Toshl: you can create all the categories to your heart’s content, though some users may prefer a preset number of choices.

The app for Toshl is free, but Toshl offers both free and pro accounts. With a pro account, there are options to export your financial data in more formats, as well as more budgeting options. It is currently priced at $1.99 monthly or $19.99 for the year.

Toshl is available on the web for both account types, in a similar way that users can access Mint via web or app. You can view expenses by month and by tag in charts that are nicely-designed and easy to interact with.


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  • Peter

    Take a look at EEBA (easy envelope budget app). Nothing fancy but its free and allows you to synch across multiple devices for families etc.

    Also had categories you prepick that an allocate too.

  • Fizzybizzle

    This is stupid…mint does everything these apps do alone in one place. I was expecting to see something equivalent to mint and all of these are equivalent to areas within mint which makes the article useless.

  • Sachin

    MCUBE in andriod is better app, it automatically takes and add expenses from your mobile sms alerts for ATM withdrwals, internet transcation, shopping etc.. no need to punch in amount. Try MCUBE once avilable on android store. Its a free app.

  • Ellis Thomas

    These are pretty good apps. Here in I would like to include one more app that manages the expenses and keep track of the same with absolute generousity. The one I am talking about is the expense reporting app from Replicon – http://www.replicon.com/olp/expense-reports.aspx . Expense reports made with this particular app is crystal clear and standardized. This particular app is cloud based and SaaS operated. Open to integrate with other payroll apps as well with the open API which comes as inbuilt with this app. Try out to include this app as well in your list.

  • Subash

    No way near to Mint.. dumbest apps they all are

  • This is your job

    This article was poorly written. It had a few typos and run on sentences.

  • Miss Frustrated

    I tried installing MINT today. ugh. What a disaster. I was so excited to see it sync so quickly, then….I noticed almost ALL my transactions (and I can have up to 20 a day) were uncategorized. It described my transactions as A, Z, Q. All I got was a dollar amount and a date for most of them. Like I have all day to try to remember what was $5.42, or $31.87 etc. and then manually add a category. The main reason I downloaded it was because Quicken 2014 was getting such bad reviews and I wanted to track where my $$ was going. Apparently TONS of people have this problem according to the comments I read. The categories import fine on other programs. Mint is NOT for people who want birds eye view of their spending using preexisting categories, who manage a busy household with lots of money going in and out of their checking account.