The Android marketplace has so many apps that it can be tough to figure out which ones are the best for you. Although the Android marketplace has fewer apps than the iPhone App Store, it does till have some formidable apps that can help you stay on budget. In this article I’ll explore the best personal finance apps that you can get for free on your Android smartphone.
Currency Converter (Pockettools.com)
If you find yourself needing to convert between multiple denominations of currency frequently then you might find solace in this nice little app. It allows you to convert between any two currencies. Whether it’s the United States Dollar, the Japanese Yen or the Euro, this app has it all. This app is great for people having to travel a lot and deal with a lot of currency from different countries. It also features a graph so you can see how well each currency is doing with respect to time and it shows you the latest financial news so it requires an internet connection.
The PayPal app encapsulates all of the functionality of the web-based PayPal interface, except with the app you can do it on your smartphone. You can check your recent transactions, send money and check your balance in this app. I like the way the interface is laid out, it’s easy to use and simple to navigate. I’d recommend this to anyone who has a PayPal account and wants to check their balance at any given time. I feel that it is a very convenient tool to use for your personal finance goals.
Mint is an app that allows you to manage your finances and maintain your budget securely and privately. Basically all you have to do is sign up for an account and then configure all of your bank accounts with it and then the app will synchronize with your accounts and update itself with the latest information. This app makes it really easy to keep track of your money and to stay on budget. Mint is dedicated to security and privacy, all of their transmissions are encrypted so you don’t have to worry about hackers or anything.
ShopSavvy (Big in Japan)
This is a really useful app that you can use while you’re shopping to make sure that you’re getting the best deal. It works by scanning the barcode of an item, and then it searches it against a database and finds out where you can get it cheaper. It also shows you reviews from other people who have purchased the product so you can get an idea if it is a good idea to buy it or not. ShopSavvy has over 20,000,000 products in its database and you must be connected to the internet to use it. I recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like to get ripped off. I’ve saved a lot of money from this little app.
The Google Finance app is a great way to keep track of your finances. It synchronizes with your Google Finance account and it keeps track of your portfolio and your stocks. It also allows you to see stock quotes and the latest information from the stock market. Furthermore, Google Finance has access to financial news which is great if you are interested in finance. This app is necessary for anyone who is an investor, or for anyone with a Google Finance Account already.