When comparing Mint Bills vs Buckets, the Slant community recommends Buckets for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform budgeting apps?” Buckets is ranked 10th while Mint Bills is ranked 16th.
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Pro Extensive list of usable accounts
Checks auto bill paying feature is comparable with a very large list of accounts. It can even manage mortgages and utilities.
Pro Auto-pays bills
Checks main feature is that it will make sure your bills are always paid on time. You can set up many different accounts, all you have to do is set when the bill should be payed and Check will take care of the rest.
Check uses bank level security as well as other security features such as PIN-locking and data wiping. They are also monitored by outside companies such as Norton and TRUSTe.
Pro No monthly fee
Pro Budgeting closely integrated
While not perfect, the Buckets is the only offline budgeting desktop application which has budgeting as front-and-center as YNAB 4, and the developer is continually working on it, so hopefully it will be improved further.
Pro Untimed, free trial
Evaluate the app for as long as you need prior to purchasing.
Pro Syncs with your bank
Allows you to write private macros and import data securely from your bank.
Pro Import from YNAB4 Budget
You can upload your YNAB4 budget and you are ready to go.
Pro Imports Amazon transactions
This program will import and reconcile Amazon transactions.
Con Ad riddled
Like Mint, it is riddled with ads and credit card recommendations.
Con Only for US and Canada
Is only for US and Canada, after signup it asks for the users zip code, and there is no way to skip it.
Con Check Number/Transaction ID is not available
If you have checks or transaction IDs, you are forced to used the Memo field which is over used for memos and/or payees.
Con No payee field
The "memo" field is over used as a payee field within the program. If you use the "memo" for payee, you cannot have any other description of the transaction. If you use the "memo" for a memo, you cannot track the payee.