Yes Mint.com has a new app out But its not for your mobile devices. The other day I was updating my MacPro to Mountain Lion and afterwards I started browsing the App Store, you know the one the have now for your desktops and laptops just like your iPhone and iPad. There it was featured at the top a desktop app for mint.com and best of all it is free just like the mobile apps.
When you launch the app you can set it as a menu bar icon or a dock icon. I set mine for the menu bar, when you do you will get a little dollar sign icon up in your menu bar. Little numbers will appear next to it to tell you of any alerts/messages. Info is synced by default every four hours but you can change that for longer periods if you wish. When ever you want to see your financial picture you just click on the icon and a neat little window opens up from it!
From here you will see a wrap up of your total cash, total credit card debt and net cash up top. Next below that you have a view of net income, accounts and spending. These are viewed by sliding the window left or right (just like the mobile apps). Each one also has a drop down menu so you can select other options. Such as under accounts you can select one of your accounts to view it only. These drop downs will effect the transactions you see in the next window below. The last window are your alerts, again slide left or right to view.
At the very bottom you have 3 little icons as well. The first one allows you to set a password, the little square will give you links to jump to mint.com at a particular view as well as any of your financial institution’s websites. Of course the little gear is your settings and preferences. Oh almost forgot at the very top is a search field so you can look for specific items.
I must say for a free service this is an awesome app. I no longer have to log into mint.com, I just click the icon and I can see everything! This means Im checking a little more often as well. You can still to go to the web site to do editing of transactions or work on your budget, but you can go straight there through the app as well (opens a mini browser). The one thing I must say I dont like, well its more of a forgotten view is the budget view. You can go there through the app but I think the budget is one of the most important views and should be there with spending, accounts and net worth.