Money management app

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  1. cwhowell2

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    I've been migrating applications from my laptop to iPad Air but can't seem to find a suitable replacement for Quicken. There is a Quicken app, however it requires a PC or Mac app to sync with. I plan to go stand-alone on the iPad. My needs are simple with only checkbook and credit cards and reconcile functions. Anybody know of a good replacement? Thanks - Bill
     
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    Mint works fairly well, and across multiple platforms. I do occasionally have to re-authroize my bank accounts, but I suspect that is going to be true of any finance app.

    Setup seem overly complicated if you try to do everything, but I've found it easy enough to ignore the stuff I don't want, like budgets, goals, etc.
     
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    Thanks - I've heard a suggestion for Mint from another source as well. Will definitely try it.
     
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    Mint installed and working. Not exactly what I was expecting. Got a direct tie in to my checking account which gives me a dynamic view of cleared transactions (checks). I was hoping for register entry like in regular Quicken and the ability to reconcile monthly. On a positive note, I think it will be great for monitoring my credit cards for fraudulent charges.
     
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    You can make entries by tapping the pen&paper icon at the top left. Checks 'usually' auto-reconcile if you've entered the check number correctly. I'm pretty sure you can reconcile manually, but I don't remember how. Worst case, you go to the website version where there are more tools and options.
     
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    Thanks again. Guess I just need to do some more homework. Ran into a snag already. Mint is installed and working on my iPad Air, I just logged in and viewed my accounts with a PC browser. Installed the correct version on my iPhone 5 but the login fails. Maybe have to wait a while?
     
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    I've had to wait a day or so (on occasion) for bank login's to work. I'd guess it depends on the bank.

    If you are talking about logging into Mint on the iPhone 5, I don't know. I'd contact Mint's customer support if it persists.
     
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    Sent email to customer suppt. Thanks.
     
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    Good support. It turns out there are 2 apps. Mint and Mint Bills. Not the same program and not compatible. I installed Mint on my iPad and Mint Bills on my iPhone. Since I have no need of bill paying services (all my creditors offer instant online payments with no waiting period) I have uninstalled Mint Bills from my iPhone. I'll check again to see if "Mint" is available for iPhones. Confusing.
    Update: Got the correct version of "Mint" installed on the iPhone5 and everything appears to be happy.
     
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    Good to hear.

    I knew Mint was available for the iPhone. I have it on both my iDevices. Very handy on the phone.
     

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