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The Top 5 Best Android Personal Finance Apps (& they are Free)

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If you’re going to shell out the cash for a smart phone and data plan, you might as well harness some helpful personal finance applications to recoup some of that money! Google’s Android platform has produced some very handy & free personal finance apps.

There are now 1 billion active Android users per month – a ridiculous number!

With that kind of adoption rate, there are certainly more strong apps on the way. For the time being, here’s a look at the best android personal finance apps.

Mint.com: Budgeting App

By far the most heavily used personal finance smartphone app is the Mint.com mobile app. Also available for iPhones, this free-to-use application syncs with your mint.com account. With real time access to all of your financial account information in one place, it can prove very useful for on-the-spot budgeting decision making, date of purchase lookup, and alerts to pay your bills on time.

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Gas Buddy: Gas Price Finder App

Simply start Gas Buddy, and the app will geo-locate you and sync up with a database that will spit out the gas prices of local gas stations. Select the one you like and use your phone as a GPS navigation to be directed to the station. This app is especially handy when you don’t know where the next gas station is when traveling and trying to decide whether you should get off on this exit, or wait for the next.

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ShopSavvy: Barcode Scanner

ShopSavvy was the first bar code scanning price comparison app for the Android, and remains one of the most popular such apps to this day. You basically hold up a bar code, scan it, and then a list of local and online prices are used for comparison to find out whether or not you are getting a good deal.

ShopSavvy also lets you set price alerts on items you want to follow.

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OurGroceries: Smart Grocery List

OurGroceries is no ordinary grocery list. You can sync lists with other users so that if, lets say, your husband or wife remembers while at work that you are out of Bell’s Oberon beer, they can add it to the list and it will auto-sync with your shared list (thus avoiding multiple trips to the store).

But one of the best money-saving features is that you can save your list for different stores. I highlighted making unique lists for each store you visit as one of the 4 keys to saving money on food and groceries without sacrifice. This app can help you do just that.

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Google Finance

From personal finance news, to real-time stock quotes, to personal portfolio tracking, the Google Finance Android App brings the best of Google Finance to your phone. It’s a one stop shop.

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Honorable Mention:

KeyRing App:

KeyRing lets you scan all of the bar codes on those rewards cards for the retailers you frequent, shows them on the screen, and the cashier can scan it off your phone. Reduce keychain clutter!

FuelLog App:

The FuelLog Android app almost made my top 5. It allows you to track what you pay for gas, what kind of mileage you are getting. It’s an app that can serve as a real eye opener that you need to cut down on your commuting expenses (or improve your fuel efficiency).

TipCalculator App:

Have trouble calculating those pesky tips? TipCalculator takes some of the stress off.

Android Personal Finance App Discussion:

  • Which of these apps are you using for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry?
  • What are your favorite personal finance apps?
  • What other apps would you add to this list?

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11 Comments »
  • den hoffman says:

    Great list. I just featured your article on RawApps. The top 5 personal finance apps!

  • Matt says:

    I’m not sure Mint should be No 1, as far as I’m aware it does not work outside the US. It’s a niche app.

  • john says:

    I love Mint.com and look forward to using the Android app. I also like your articles on Mint. It probably would have been wise to at least point out that you receive regular compensation from them in your endorsement, as a matter of full disclosure. Not a big deal – it is a great app and a great website.

  • Aury (Thunderdrake) says:

    Google finance is one of my favourite stock tracking apps.

    I love Mint’s cash flow app as well. That deserves a big time mention!

  • MetAtroN says:

    Mint.com is useless for non-US residents. What about Easy Money? Why it’s not listed here?

  • Nathan says:

    @MetAtroN agreed! EasyMoney is definitely the best finance app out there for Android!

  • Denise says:

    I’m using EasyMoney and from I see here, EasyMoney should be on the list too.

  • iPhone Fan says:

    lol the ShopSavvy can compare prices but some of store don’t compare online prices it has to have local ad paper to compare price. such as walmart

  • Jeremiah says:

    Great post. I just recently got my first android phone (samsung galaxy 2 epic touch) and love it. I like it much better than the iphone and my previous blackberry. I really want a checkbook app to manage my finances that will sync to my wife’s phone as well, but haven’t found one yet. Mint is awesome and I use it regularly but it has a lag time that makes it unsuitable for my main finance app.
    Thanks for the great list of apps though, I didn’t know about the key ring app until now.

  • Rodrigo says:

    Now we have Finance for Android!

  • Yuri says:

    Good apps! I just want to add to this list free great tools that helping me save money. “Financisto” is a personal finance android app and “Fuel Expenses” easy to use app that let you know the cost of a trip with your vehicle and tracks your fuel mileage over time.

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