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Intuit, the company behind Quicken for Windows and Mac, has released a free mobile companion app for users of Quicken 2013 for Windows.

Available on both phones and tablets, Quicken for Android allows you to sync your accounts over from your desktop so that you can keep an eye on your finances whilst you're on the move.

Rather than just offering a stripped down version of the existing desktop application, Intuit has built most of the features that are available on the desktop into the mobile app; you can view your spending by category, with graphs available on the tablet version, and create alerts to notify you of activity on your account.

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Unfortunately, the initial version of the app seems to have a number of issues, judging by the negative comments left on the Play store. Early users are having problems when trying to sync data from the desktop version over to mobile, and a number of force closes are being reported too. Hopefully, Intuit will address these issues in future updates, but for now those interested may want to tread carefully.

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Andy_in_Indy

    I have been waiting for them to put something out for Quicken users. I hope they get the issues fixed soon.

    • leoingle

      Me too. I can't believe it took them or anybody with a desktop program to come up with this.

  • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

    This looks like it draws heavily from the Mint personal finance app for mobile... which isn't surprising since Intuit owns Mint. But there are probably fewer sync issues with Mint because it's already a web-based tool, not a desktop app.

  • http://twitter.com/cnraghu Raghavendra Nagaraja

    Mint works fine for me and there is an app already for my ipad, thrive and GS3 all working seamlessly for me.. :)

    • leoingle

      I don't like mint at all, but everybody has different things they are looking for in a financial app.

  • http://www.geardiary.com/ Michael Anderson

    I haven't had any major issues on either my iPad or Galaxy S3 ... but I haven't done very much yet either.

  • leoingle

    I can't believe it took them this long to do something like this. I hope they work the bugs out of it because I will definitely go back to using quicken desktop and this. The only thing that would make it better is to be able to host your data on their secure server and it sync seamlessly because my desktop is a laptop and it's not always on because I carry it with me.

  • Bill H.

    Just installed quicken 2013 and the mobile app. Not a problem at all. Just wish the mobile would retain the data and not have to access the "Cloud" all the time. KUDOS to you Intuit!!!