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Old July 7th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know of a android app that would help my wife and I keep our check register synced between our two android phones? It would be extremely helpful!

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You could try an app called Personal Assistant. There is a free version if you wanna try it out. I purchased it a few months ago, and haven't used it TOO much, but from the looks of it, it's changed quite a bit. Here is a link to the features it has: Personal Assistant for Android - The most effortless way to manage your life online, anytime, anywhere
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I quit keeping a checking register a few years ago. Stopped using checks and use the banks bill pay and debit cards for everything. I just grab the receipt when we pay for things and check it a couple dats later to make sure it clears for the correct amount and go by the banks register. No more keeping my own and spending time reconciling with the bank and no more sitting down to do bills, just get the amount due in an e-mail, copy and paste into the bill pay and done. I just keep a simple budget sheet which has check offs for wne I pay each montly bill so I don't miss/forget any.
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I keep an Excel register (that pretty much reconciles on its own) for multiple accounts and for budgeting but I don't see how my solution (or Eugene's) is relevant to the OP...
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I keep an Excel register (that pretty much reconciles on its own) for multiple accounts and for budgeting but I don't see how my solution (or Eugene's) is relevant to the OP...
hopefully one day google will get a google docs application out for us...

another suggestion unhelpful to the Ops question but great in general is the Mint.com app.
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I have been using THIS for a few weeks, so far so good. It's very basic but what I like about it is that it's online and on my phone but it's simply a fancy spreadsheet...there is NO personal or bank information shared anywhere.
You could update on your phone, your wife on hers and it will always sync. Have a look, it may not be the greatest but it gets the job done
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Mint.com.

They have an Android application and a widget. I use it and can easily see what my checking account balance is. I did have to hide my savings account, so that it did not show me the total of both.

Mint.com is also a KICK ASS financial management tool. I was using Quicken... until it installed an update and duplicated/deleted a bunch of transactions throwing off my balances... causing me to get $1000 in the hole on one of my CCs. I love Mint.com since I can access it on any computer... and it's FREE!
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but I don't see how my solution (or Eugene's) is relevant to the OP...
A simple change in the way you do things can eliminate a lot of work and make a simple budget spreadsheet work.
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I have been using THIS for a few weeks, so far so good. It's very basic but what I like about it is that it's online and on my phone but it's simply a fancy spreadsheet...there is NO personal or bank information shared anywhere.
You could update on your phone, your wife on hers and it will always sync. Have a look, it may not be the greatest but it gets the job done
Thanks. I'm not the OP, but the same issue brought me to the forum today. I want to do all the updating, but allow my husband to sync the info on his phone so he always knows how much money we have. So, I'm going to try this app (ClearCheckbook Money Management).

I'll report back on how well it works for us later.
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Mint.com.

They have an Android application and a widget. I use it and can easily see what my checking account balance is. I did have to hide my savings account, so that it did not show me the total of both.

Mint.com is also a KICK ASS financial management tool. I was using Quicken... until it installed an update and duplicated/deleted a bunch of transactions throwing off my balances... causing me to get $1000 in the hole on one of my CCs. I love Mint.com since I can access it on any computer... and it's FREE!
Using Mint.com, it is a lot easier. It automatically tags info in your account based upon what it deems is the appropriate category, plus you can easily add your own categories and assign recurring items from the same 'vendor' to be assigned to a particular category. In addition, it also keeps everything online, but easily accessible for downloading too (in .CSV format, so importing into your favorite gspreadsheet is a piece of cake).

In addition, they have all sorts of planning helpers, from retirement and savings planning to budget development and even an alert system that works extremely well. This is all I have done with my account with them so far - and this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

I bank with a local Credit Union and my updates on Mint are within minutes of my bank updating my account info. The info is so good that I have abandoned using my physical checks and only use my Check card now. Less of a paper trail to worry about, and more instantaneous reporting.

The *really* funny thing of the post I am quoting from over 6 months ago, though, is this:

Mint.com - parent company, Intuit.

Qucken - Parent company, Intuit.

I just found that rather ... funny.
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Using Mint.com, it is a lot easier. It automatically tags info in your account based upon what it deems is the appropriate category, plus you can easily add your own categories and assign recurring items from the same 'vendor' to be assigned to a particular category. In addition, it also keeps everything online, but easily accessible for downloading too (in .CSV format, so importing into your favorite gspreadsheet is a piece of cake).

In addition, they have all sorts of planning helpers, from retirement and savings planning to budget development and even an alert system that works extremely well. This is all I have done with my account with them so far - and this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

I bank with a local Credit Union and my updates on Mint are within minutes of my bank updating my account info. The info is so good that I have abandoned using my physical checks and only use my Check card now. Less of a paper trail to worry about, and more instantaneous reporting.

The *really* funny thing of the post I am quoting from over 6 months ago, though, is this:

Mint.com - parent company, Intuit.

Qucken - Parent company, Intuit.

I just found that rather ... funny.
I was JUST thinking that as I read...Mint.com was definitely bought by Intuit and they merged Quicken with it.
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