Personal finance app Mint offers an amazing (and free) web service that lets you track your finances automatically by linking all of your bank, credit card, and other financial accounts, creating budgets, or setting goals.
The company also offers free apps for iPhone and Android phones which lets you see your balances and enter transactions on the go — but the mobile apps lack the charts and other visualizations that you get with the web interface.
Now Mint has launched an iPad app which combines some of the best features of its smartphone and web apps. You can use Mint for the iPad to view your data on the go or enter new transactions. But the app takes advantage of the iPad’s large screen to show you items that were previously only available on the web, including:
- Spending by category
- Spending over time
- Income over time
- Budget details
- A feed with reminders and alerts
You can also use pinch-to-zoom to resize charts on the iPad.
Mint 2.0 for iOS is a universal app, so you can also use it on an iPhone or iPod touch — but you only get the pretty new graphs on an iPad.