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  1. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have been searching for a financial/checkbook/budget app that will sync with my banking account and credit cards. The only program I have found is Buxoid. There must be others out there. I don't really want a program where I have to manually transfer data from my bank. Any ideas?
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of an app like this, I reckon it would be hard to find one like it due to the permissions and security it would require. :)
     
  3. marvinrock

    marvinrock Well-Known Member

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    Keep rallying to get Mint to come to the android market, it's already on the iPhone and from what I understand it's in dev for the android (don't quote me on that). Give it a shot on the web, you can use thier website on the phone, not perfect, but works for me for meow.
     
  4. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

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    Trouble is mint IS online, why would you want all your financial data entrusted to an outside source? Right now there is one app like this Quicken and pocket quicken which runs on winmo, and a few other older platforms. It hasn't been updated yet and likely won't. That means all us pocket quicken users are on a short time line to migrate as win mobile 7 will end being able to use it.

    Security isn't the issue, it is managing the use of proprietary formats.
     
  5. marvinrock

    marvinrock Well-Known Member

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    Erm... if like the OP says he wants it to sync, it's going to require an internet connection. Also, Mint.com is owned by Intuit, who also owns Quicken and Turbotax so I'm not sure I fully understand the problem Eryl?

    There are plenty of apps on the market where you can manually enter data, but that pretty much eliminates the purpose of having it sync, and I know at least a few major banks have apps on the marketplace (<3 USAA!)
     
  6. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

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    I don't want a bank app, I have accounts all over.

    I currently use Pocket Quicken on my Winmo phone and use Quicken Desktop on my Windows PC. I use Pocket Quicken on my phone as a check register. Every transaction I do, goes in there. When I get home, I sync to my Desktop Quicken. Then weekly-biweekly I sync the Desktop Quicken to my banks online. At this point I get to accept the new transactions that come in. Those that don't match with ones I entered I can look into. I have caught fraudulent charges, and other problems this way and saved myself time and trouble as well as in the end always knowing how much spending money I have.

    There are alot of people doing this as well. This is the equivalent of a checkbook and statement that many did back in the day. Where you wrote down your checks in the book, and then balanced your book off your statement. Not sure why you don't see the need for this, ask a financial expert and they will suggest you should keep a checkbook and balance it regularly. I just don't want to do it on paper.
     
  7. MrDonBonJovi

    MrDonBonJovi Well-Known Member

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    Read the post on the top of page 11.

    I've been waiting since I got my Droid! Lets hope 1 month instead of 2.
     
  8. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

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    Mint isn't the answer for me, I do not want my data stored on their server. How often has information been lost by people managing remote servers? I would be using Mint now if it was acceptable.
     
  9. marvinrock

    marvinrock Well-Known Member

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    Eryl, I understand your need to do that. The following apps seems like they may be able to meet that need - Cash2QIF, cashew, easymoney, EiCash Classic, MoneyManager, Personal Budget Droid, and Hello Expense. I just looked for ones with finance management and .csv/.qif export functions.

    I however don't have the time to do all the manual syncs, nor do I want to. I can verify what I've spent and spot bogus charges through mint with ease as well, so we are both reaching the same destination, just taking different paths, no issues there.

    I suggested mint to the original poster, as he had mentioned seeing buxoid, which is the app for buxfer.com, which is almost identical to mint. It being identical, I assumed he wanted something similar to what I use with mint, hence my suggestion.

    But to stay on track, there are many apps for financial management, they may not be perfect, but I'm sure everyone can find what they need.

    And I'm hearing alot about Personal Assistant, but I didn't see that it featured import/export.
     
  10. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Cashew and Easymoney MIGHT add the features I need. Already in on those threads. The others I hadn't heard of but best case those were 1 way, and I am looking for bidirectional true sync. Don't worry about it.

    I think you are seeing alot of us venting frustration over how we are stuck with only 1 tool on 1 platform and that we are being force to accept all our information stored out in the cloud. I have feelers out looking for options on both Android and iphone both. So far Easymoney seems to want to add that functionality. And if he does he will get ALOT of people buying his app.
     
  11. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You are right that I wanted something similar. I need to be able to keep an eye on all my accounts on the fly. It's a pain trying to log into the banks with the individual bank software. Also, I definitely do not want to manually import the data. Buxoid is working for me right now, but I like to have choices. I look forward to someday trying 'Mint'.
     
  12. Eryl Flynn

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    It is official, there will not be a pocket quicken for Android or iPhone. Quicken as of March 1st ended the licensing agreement with Landware. I am doubtful that Quicken will get an app out any time soon so most of us will need to find a replacement to it and possibly quicken.
     
  13. shrink57

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    I have been using Personal Assistant to keep track of all my credit cards, bank accounts, utility bills, ebay, paypal, even my Netflix and Florida Sunpass activity. They continue to add to the accounts available.I have found it a valuable tool to consolidate all my activity in one place.
     
  14. tgallo5726

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    i need a program that i can synce to my desktop quicken 200p premier. or at least a program that will import properly a qif export from quicken which would have all my accts in it.

    i have easy money and it needs csv files, i have gba money and it imports the quicken qif but screws up the numbers, and i have an money which only imports the simple qif files with one acct at a time.

    someone needs to work with the quicken files and make a app that can handles quickens files either directly or through conversion without have to send one acct at a time.
     
  15. patekgeneve

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    Mint app is pretty much useless. What's the point having a pure read only app? It doesn't allow you to enter transactions from the phone.
     
  16. clifnigel001

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    Yeah, so far EasyMoney works best for me. You can try to download their trial version and see if it works for you. EasyMoney Personal Finance Manager for Android?
     
  17. spiritedcharm

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    EasyMoney is great, but Financisto is even better. I highly recommend either, but I like the way Financisto handles budgets better (multiple categories for one budget).

    Edit: I have to retract this statement. I am back to using easy money and loving it again. They added parent categories since I used it last and that makes budgeting much easier. The interface has improved as well which makes it number one again for me!
     
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