Monday, April 28, 2008

User Experience: mint.com

mint.com ("free personal finance software, money management, budget planner and tools, online financial planning") is both amazingly intelligent and has an incredible user interface. All I can say is "Wow!"

6 comments:

drewp said...

Know anything about wesabe.com? I know what wesabe has, so I'd be interested to hear how mint is different.

And, in what forms does mint let you retrieve your data?

Shannon -jj Behrens said...

Sorry, I don't know anything about wesabe.com. To be honest, my wife handles our finances, and she was the one showing me all the cool things mint.com could do.

mint lets you import your data from banking Web sites, credit card processing Web sites, etc.

Leon said...

Mint is cool, but it's also beta quality. My experience has been that they haven't figured out how to pull data from my credit union, although they list it and they present it as if they are having temporary problems. They also seem to have issues parsing data. Recently a bunch of charges on my card were shown as credits instead of debits.

Intuit has a SaaS version of Quicken, but it sounds like the budgeting isn't as good as Mint. I suspect the Windows version of Quicken Premier (~$90) has the features of Mint and fewer bugs. I haven't tried it, though.

wyldwolf said...

It looks like wesabe.com is more geared towards a community type interface...

Haven't tried it yet though.

Kevin

Heikki Toivonen said...

> ...my wife handles our finances...

Ha, your secret is out. Now we know why you have the time to read and write about exotic programming languages :)

Shannon -jj Behrens said...

Hahaha, but I still do most of the cooking and cleaning ;)