Handling expenses has never been easier for the android user with many Money
management apps storming the Play Store. From helping in planning daily expenses
to reminding you about pending debts, these apps will make your life a lot easier. The
following are our favorite and free expense management apps for Android available on the Play Store:
The first app in this list, Guilt is a neat looking app which can help you keep an eye on your expenses and that too in a funny way. Unlike other apps in this list (or elsewhere), Guilt adds an interesting “twist” to the app — it also lets you add expenses according to the guilt they make you feel.
Guilt has an extremely simple user interface and that’s probably the best part about it. It welcomes you with a new quote related to guilt every time you open it. You can view a summary of all your expenses categorized by guilt during the week, month and year.
There are two different versions of Guilt available, free and paid. The free version is ad-supported and lacks a few features as compared to the paid version:
- Ads removed
- Ability to choose a different Currency and Date Format other than the System Default
- Expense Summaries by Week, Month & Year and the ability to see this info from another time frame
- Ability to choose a different Date when you create and edit an Expense
- Dropbox Sync (which enables multi-device sync)
2. Coin Keeper
Coin Keeper is a handy app for money management that makes managing expenses fun. Any and all Income are divided into various accounts. Coin Keeper has an interesting way of adding expenses by dropping coins from an account or any income source into the various expense categories. Each expense category can be configured to have a monthly limit on expenditures. The app also features a section called Goals, which can be used for saving money for some financial goals like buying a car or a house. Another handy feature is its ability to sync your expenses with the cloud so that you can manage your expenses even when using an another device.
Overall, Coin Keeper has a very complex and yet a very intuitive user interface. It even shows tips and directions for navigating around when you open the app for the first time. Coin Keeper is available as a 15-day demo app, after which you can decide to ditch it or keep using it by paying a small fee. With alerts and notifications the app keeps you in constant financial check. Coin Keeper, with its easy interface and super customizability features, is a definite keeper.
Play Store: Coin Keeper (free to try)
Update: Looks like Coin Keeper app has been taken down from the Play Store for some unknown reasons. The developers are aware of this and are working to get it back. You may want to bookmark the Coin Keeper website until then.
Minimalistically awesome, MoneyTab is certainly the cleanest of all expense managing apps for Android present in this list. It has a simply user interface that takes subtle design elements from Android’s ‘Holo’ design guidelines. There are no fancy graphics or advanced features in MoneyTab, but it does its job of recording expenses incredibly well.
The home page allows you to register a new transaction or view your previous transactions in a list or a bar chart. The app also has a dock area, where 3 of your most accessed expense categories can be added. MoneyTab doesn’t boast most of the advanced features like other apps do, but its minimalism makes it stand out of the crowd.
You can read our detailed review of MoneyTab to learn all of its features or simply download it from the Play Store and discover them yourself:
Play Store: MoneyTab ($0.99)
Expenses is a tiny and intuitive app that lets you handle all your dough from your fingers.
Instead of the more detailed income and expense management categories in other apps,
it lets you add or decease the balance as you make real life transactions. Balance can be
amended directly anytime we want. A report for transactions is available for viewing
that helps us plan our financial lifestyle better. It might not be heavy duty stuff but it still
packs a super swinging punch.
Play Store: Expenses (free)
5. Money Lover
Money lover is a popular finance management app and boasts almost all of the various
features of other similar apps. With various features like accounts for different expenses, a debt manager that helps in managing both borrowed and lent money, account transfer,
multi language and currency support and even a search engine, Money Lover has it
all. The intuitive features are easy to connect with and efficient to work with. Both heavy
and light users will love the app and the plethora of functionality it offers.
Play Store: Money Lover (free)
This list of my favorite expense managing apps for Android ends here. Although I tried my best to go through each such app available in the Play Store, it’s highly possible that I might have missed some good ones. So, feel free to send us your suggestions for improving this list.