Mint discontinues its Windows Phone app

There's some bad news today if you're a fan of using the Mint app to keep track of your finances. The company has confirmed that it has discontinued its Windows Phone app, marking the final nail in the coffin. Here's the explanation from the Mint team:

We will be discontinuing support and development for the Mint Windows Phone mobile app.We've promised to hold ourselves to the highest standard of quality in our products, and strongly believe that shifting our efforts to the Mint Web, iOS and Android applications will help us deliver above and beyond that promise. There's so much about the Windows Phone app that we love - and it's hard for us to say goodbye to it - but we are confident that this change will help you get even more out of Mint.

Oddly enough, the Mint app just went universal across Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 in July, so it's odd that it's being discontinued just a few months later. If you're still planning on being a Mint faithful however, the Mint team is quick to point out that you can keep using the service on the web.

Thanks to @jshed79, @erchew, and everyone else for the oodles of tips!

Source: Mint

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

319 Comments
  • assholes
  • Nooooooooo!
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    ..
    Oh wait, Mint barely works... across all devices. Since day one the refresh button (after being spammed eight times) was the only way I could possibly ever figure out what the hell was in my accounts... and a particular update broke that too. I wanna be mad because losing such a conceptually awesome account congregator should be painful, but really Mint has been a pain in my neck even back in the day when I could mash the hell out of refresh to get updated results. I'll still have access to it since I also have an iPhone and Android, but my feelings as of now are "Don't let the door hit'cha ass on the way out, Intuit!"
    I've already migrated to Prism... which also lets me pay bills in the same app (even on my iPhone, I have to have Mint and Mint Bills hogging my resources instead of just having one app).
  • What's the link for Prism?  I'm looking for alternatives to check out.
  • https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • The best alternative is an application called Excel.
  • I do all my finances on a OneNote spreadsheet, and it's been working for me for years...
    ........
    Nevertheless, I don't blame Mint at all.... Windows, as an mobile app platform, has been going nowhere for years... From the outside, looking in, this is a pretty logical decision. Our only hope is that MS won't mess up the only thing they have in their favor. (Windows10)
  • " Windows, as an mobile app platform, has been going nowhere for years" Isn't that on the shoulders of the developers who make these apps and not Windows Phone/Mobile? 
  • If MS removes the Hyper-V limiation of available only on Windows Pro & higher, more UWP apps might come in from developers
  • Exactly the opposite, it's an illogical decision. When you release a useful app on the WP platform you have a huge portion of the platform ready to adopt you, which means revenue from either ads or IAPs. You don't have to worry about being buried like you do in iOS or Android. I already canceld my account with Mint, as have many. If they make a W10 app I'll come back.
  • What about people who use a Surface or Windows 10 convertible and want to use the app. Intuit is not even thinking about their PC customers, who pretty much made them.
  • Prism is awesome! Highly recommended and it just works. Very nice UI too.
  • I looked at it said currently no available on Windows Phone.
  • Probably not available in Canada then?
  • Post on their page how mad you are about this and maybe they will reverse! Here is the link: https://mint.lc.intuit.com/questions/1243928-discontinuing-the-windows-p....
  • Why bother. Companies stopping development with Windows 10 mobile around the corner basically says they have no interest in the platform. It doesn't seem that universal apps matter to developers regardless how many Windows 10 installs there are going to be. My phone contract is already done this month and I'm holding off on upgrading my phone to 950xl for a few months for that last bit of hope that shows some sort of change and positive upswing for Windows Phone, if not I'm jumping ship.
  • i'm disappointed of all resuming and reloading of my 1520, even reboot sometimes shooting pictures
    I can comprehend all ppl that buy their first wp and than change it due to the instability and problems of the OS Ms has done a terrible work with 8.1/denim, customers are complaining about of all theese "resuming and reloading" Users leave wp disappointed And theese are the side effects
    The thing event worse when ppl know that ms sell games and all apps on android and ios I will buy a 950XL but this will be the last hope
    I DON'T want to see anymore reloading and resuming issues on a flagship
    Or this will be my last wp!
  • Actually, the coming update will fix that. I decided to rollback my phone again to get it, instead of waiting for it and it was worth the effort. It is extremely stable and I'm confident that will be even more so, when released sometime in December. Besides, this is a Beta program and issues should have been expected. The camera app is faster, but still needs some work. Start screen loads right up and apps load a hell of a lot quicker, too.
  • Correction - the TP is alpha. But it's massively improved with 10572. Getting close to beta quality now.
  • The only problem I have is the fact that Microsoft takes too damn long to ship out Windows phone 10. New phones should've been out already. Get them in the hands of students so that others can see them and envy them. Microsoft can not afford to keep on wasting until the holiday season is upon them to release new phones on 1 or maybe 2 carriers. They're crushing themselves that's way
  • The thing is, MS knows this. However, putting Win 10 Mobile out with the amount of bugs it has had would almost certainly keep people from wanting to try it out. Even with the features it has, many still consider it half-baked and just as many will consider it half-baked, when it's released to the public. Microsoft wants carriers to carry them, but what's the point of making deals with carriers, if they aren't going to support the platform properly? Verizon didn't, even with the 930. The phones and OS for the most part has received good reviews, but poor carrier support for updates and lack of certain apps is what's hurting WP. I will likely continue using WP, until if and when it stops being supported completely. It serves my needs and the OS is feature rich enough to be functional and then some. I realize that Android and iOS may have certain features that are neat to have, but are not deal breakers for me. But, I will say this, Apple's implementation of live photos and peak feature (Aka 3D touch) is something MS will never get credit for. Many will think Apple created something new. But, the reality of it is, they implemented it and have the user base to make these features popular. I'm a fan of MS, because I hate the idea of having to choose only Android or iPhone. Before WP, I wanted Blackberry to do more, but they didn't. They were in position to change things in the peak of smartphone growth, but refused to cater to the casual or non- business users. When they finally decided to do something, Android and iPhone had already grabbed the market. The same happened with MS and Windows Mobile...enter WP7. Started out nice, but was staggered by extremely slow OS updates and lack of apps. When you are the new guy on the block, you can't use the same business model that iPhone uses. I think people would have been happy with smaller and more frequent updates to add a feature here and there than wait an entire year for some mega update. We can blame the former regime for that. Under the new management, I think MS is on the right track, it's just a matter of whether or not they can regain traction and continue to move forward with WP. The company itself will be fine, though. For quite some time, at least.
  • That's too bad. I used to have a significant number of resuming screen on my 635 but my 640 has no such problems. I always assume it had to do with the 512mb thing. Or the Denim update 2.
  • Same here-have upgrade next March. Never thought I'd think about leaving but now seriously considering it. I'm continuing to lose apps.
  • Yeah, I saw this sort of thing coming and knew once companies realized that the universal app thing would not significantly increase users via the desktop/laptop. It sounded like a great idea, but when you really think about it, most people would rather use their web browser and tabs to access sites, vs the limited features and functionality of the universal apps. There are few exceptions when an app on desktop might be better than accessing a site via the desktop browser. Most if not all the people I know who use Wiindows 10 don't even bother with the apps or the app store. So, companies are probably seeing no increase in app usage and traffic, we might see more companies closing up shop in the app store. That's why I'm nervous about getting a Windows Phone, though I would love to try the platform.
  • Was Mint even ever on Windows 10 Store to begin with?
  • It's in the Windows 10 Store for PC. Don't know about phones.
  • No. This is bullshit. A well crafted app is always preferable to a browser. Much faster to launch, alerts, etc.
  • also touch interface is always better than a web page on tablets etc..
  • Not sure if I fully subscribe to that because Microsoft just said usage increased by a factor of 4 since Windows 10 was released. The biggest hurdle to app usage is knowing they exist. Since the apps look like programs and work faster, the people I have shown have preferred it to browsing to the website.
  • @boi2012: that's not true. More people use the Netflix app then the web browser. If you're a good developer, people will use your app over the web. Web apps are getting somewhat advanced, but its still nowhere near native apps in terms of capability and functionality. If you choose the website over the app, that simply means the developer did a poor job. Audible is a great example of this. They ignored Windows platform for a long time, but their new W10M app is fairly awesome. I find the concept of universal apps to be better as a consumer. If I have something on my phone, why shouldn't I also have it on my PC or tablet?
  • I would hold off on the 950/XL indefinitely.. That's just my opinion.... Nevertheless, companies like Mint gotta be crazy to pull out of Windows right now... But, I don't blame you for switching either..... Some of us will be here till the end... Just like we were with WinMo... SMDH
  • I jumped ship last week. Got an iPhone. Not only do you have all the apps you want but they are a lot more feature rich then the windows phone counterparts. Plus they get updated regularly. I know I sound like a fan boy but I've been with Windows since hd2.  
  • So, you are saying no one uses the Windows 10 store on their PCs. If you think that, you are pretty ignorant. Intuit is basically throwing away money by not making a Windows 10 app. I hate it how people think Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile are separate. They are one and the same. So basically, if you still use a PC, you have not given up on W10M.
  • Hit them on twitter too! @mint
  • you want to hit them on @mintcares
  • Meh... I'd rather just uninstall it.
  • Time to delete my Mint account. I will use it when they have a Windows 10 universal app. Just look at the comments in their forum.
    https://mint.lc.intuit.com/questions/1243928-discontinuing-the-windows-p...
  • As an aside, reading through all those replies on the mint site...I mean, I know Apple users are supposed to be the creative ones and we're the accountants an engineers (so my "Apple" friend tells me), but I'd say we've got some darn talented writers amongst the WP faithful. ​  It's a great, entertaining read!
  • I'm doing it now. I guess I'm free from ever using another Intuit app or service in my life.
  • That could help.. It's worked before.
  • The user response is huge! At least this shows them that our community is not weak and will fight back.
  • Prism is definitely better.
  • From my understanding, Prism doesn't do what Mint does. Prism only pays bills. Mint tracks and organizes all of your expenses while pulling the information form your bank account.  Two completely different things. 
  • 10479 rating WP with 4.5 star average. All that without being pre-installed on devices being shown in the top free app section of the app store (its there if you swipe down 35x, while OneDrive gets top billing has a lower user appreciation and its forced intalled to your device...). So it can't be so bad...perhaps your banks aren't playing nice with Mint. Perhaps Ms should give more space on the store for products from independant producers. This is one of the only apps I use on a daily basis that was not pre installed on my WP.
  • Honestly it is the last 2 updates to the app that has crippled it for me. Worked fine before. 
  • I am so glad that I kept myself from jumping on the "mint" bandwagon. Personally, I still miss Microsoft Money.
  • MS Money was one of the best finance applications ever. But Microsoft has a skill of killing off good things at times. I still do not understand why they killed off Money, aside from incompetence in management. Great piece of software, with a good UI, and cheap enough where I didn't hesitate to upgrade to the newest version. I really hope Windows Phone doesn't end up like Money.
  • Money was killed off because Microsoft Works (which was subsidizing Money) was killed off and there was insufficient revenue to justify its continued existence.  For those of us who had worked on Money / MoneyCentral for years, it was a very sad day.
  • After a particular update, it stopped working across all devices. They did not have the "overseas" resources / knowledge to figure out what they broke, so this makes sense.
  • Just like bankofamerica. Oh use are mobile website its great. Um no its not it barely works on mobile IE. Also you can't deposit checks from their website so what's the point.
  • In Bank of America's defense, nothing really works well in IE mobile.
  • Not true. The sites that don't work are the ones that ignore web standards and only code for mobile Safari.
  • BS. This same sites all work perfectly well in Firefox mobile on Android, and that uses a different rendering engine, too. IE, especially mobile IE, just plain sucks.
  • That's not BS, actually. There are a lot of web developers that do not care if their websites don't work properly on IE, and specially IE mobile, and they mainly target webkit, chrome (forked webkit) and FF.
  • Unfortunately, it doesn't matter whose fault it is.  Fact is, many sites don't work on Windows phones.  And without the apps, you're locked out.    I've been with WP since November 2010 with the Samsung Focus, then a series of Nokias culminating with my current 830.  The future looks really bleak, and I am seriously thinking about moving to iPhone and loading up MSFT apps to get the best Windows Phone experience.
  • They just pulled it to then have a new app in windows 10 lol..
  • Well, can they not just release their Android app for Windows 10?
  • Must be talking about Microsoft. Do you blame them? You got Tmobile wanting the new 950 and Microsoft only going with Att. Why keep developing for a dying os. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Link to anything that says that Tmo wants the 950. All he said was that they might be interested. They've done everything they can to discourage you from getting a WP.
  • As I've been saying: Windows phone is DEAD.
  • Are you here for the entertainment factor then?
  • He might be right - Microsoft will ditch WP in favour of Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Lol
  • Oh well....what shall I do....
  • I hate saying this, but I know what I'm going to do.  I have an iPhone 6s+ arriving on Monday.
  • I see that i'm getting downvotes. That's fine, I guess... My first smartphone was a T-Mobile Wing. From there: HTC Touch Pro 2 --> HD7 --> Lumia 810 --> HTC M8 for windows.  I preordered the Surface RT and Xbox One. I own a MS Band. I remain a huge MS supporter.  There are currently no good options for me on T-Mobile, and Windows Phone as a whole is withering. Now that I can get MS apps on the iphone, the decision to leave WP became easier. I'm sorry if my situation offends any of you.
  • Just a warning. If the MS apps are like the ones on Android. They're terrible. Groove I wouldn't even call a functional app. Outlook works as long as you use one email, it implodes on itself with two. Cortana only functions as a search engine. Anything that links outside of her app besides a browser will not work. Granted, I understand it's a limitation of it not being on the OS. But it still gives you the option to say, hit a phone number she finds. She won't pull up the phone app, nothing will happen. It makes me sad. I'm using the LG G4, which is a pretty decent phone. So. Maybe it's just issues the apps have with it. Hopefully the iOS apps aren't as bad. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Outlook works amazing for me on Android with both Outlook and work Exchange accounts added to it.
  • You must have not used Outlook for Windows 10, Outlook for Android is afwul on my OnePlus One, I love the one on my Lumia 930 much much more.
  • Outlook with multiple accounts has been flawless for me on Android. Groove needs improvement but it works. Cortana is WAY better than you describe. I can do reminders, even GPS reminders and it works great. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Hows the camera on that G4? is it true its better than the Galaxy S6?
  • I agree. I don't know why people are so attached to 1 platform. I've had a Nexus, iPhone 4, Lumia 920, Note 3, and now iPhone 6+. There is really no reason to have a Windows Phone anymore. Everything on Windows Phone can be found on the other platforms, and the sad part is that they actually perform better in the other platforms.  Microsoft also knows windows phone is dead. There is a reason why they didn't put any effort in the design of the new "flagship Lumias." Just look at the Surface and Lumias. Surface = effort. Lumias = lets get rid of all the extra plastic we have left over.
  • Speaking for myself, I'm attached to the platform because I find the design and methodologies of both the competing operating systems to be completely unattractive. I can't stand the way ios works and how apple continuously tries to lock you into proprietary technology and standards. I can't stand that android has windows 95 level security and no way to get patches out. I love love tiles, and the design of windows phone. If the cost of not switching is the loss of certain apps, I can personally bear it. As long as I have a great interface for phone, email, calendar, skype, and the other tools I use day to day I'm good. Unfortunately, I know very well that I am unusual in this regard.
  • @poddie It is as though you took the words from my mouth. I feel the EXACT same way. I think iPhones are terrible in how much they lock you down. And Androids have terrible security/ crappy user experience. Windows Phone is the only think I care about. It looks amazing, and is super secure. I don't ever see myself wanting to switch to another platform. Even if I don't have "all the apps".
  • @Poddie: You phrased it perfectly; my thoughts exactly.
  • Poodie, I agree with everything you said.  For me the cost has become too great.  iOS is definitely the lesser of two evils.
  • Many people cannot afford that many phones. Some can barely afford even one. Lets not propose being in many platforms as a logical solution.
  • The biggest thing missing from other platforms is fully synching between devices without third party apps.
  • Its cool man im in the same boat as you. Been with WP since summer 2011, owned 2 iphones also(Used when my WP were broke/getitng repaireD). Been using a 920 90% of the time for the last 2 years.   Going to see about getting an iphone 6s+ tomorrow
  • Stop giving a company access to all your financial data?
  • Was just about to tip you guys on this. Disappointing for sure.
  • Brb, getting bandaids for the pounding our tips box just took.
  • LOL. I was just about to send in a tip.
  • That was funny
  • "You're" in the first sentence, Dan. Take a grammar pounding ;¬)
  • Hahaha fair enough. Having fast fingers fails horribly sometimes ;-p.
  • How can I send in a tip??  
  • Any alternative?
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • lol I am lazier than that !
  • I think they can feel that everyone is pulling out of Windows Phone.
  • Source for everyone pulling out of Windows Phone?
  • Just look at today's Microsoft report, 54% decline in phone revenue, which means fewer phones are sold and fewer users for their apps.
  • It doesn't mean squat about unit sales.  They can sell 10 phones at $60ea or one phone at $600 and revenue would be the same.
  • Like the one who buys $60 phones will make Mint any money?
  • Lol, an app download is an app download
  • With revenue that much lower, you can be guaranteed sales are way down. The average selling price couldn't have dropped that much. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • To be fair WP hasnt really had a lot of new phones at all. Last quarter we just had the 640 right? And they are transitioning from mass phones to solid phones. Also, we have seen some nice apps come as universal windows apps for windows 10. More to be released soon as well. Lets see what it looks like a year or two from now. With Surface team in charge this is some small hope =).
  • But when there is no $600 phone to sell, and people are not buying the $60 phone, you have no sales. I get people supporting the platform, but the delusionion water carrying is getting old. Microsoft is failing with WP. They screw around and fail to make a flagship product for nearly 2 years, all the while flooding the market with cheap devices. The real tragedy is that there are some excellent WP devices, and the new phones seem great. Honestly, if you cannot deal with the reality that WP is suffering because MS has made some huge shifts in their focus and developers are not really excited to spend time developing apps for less that 5% of the mobile phone market, then maybe you shouldn't try to spin the facts into something good. Maybe you can just say you love your device and support people that support it. Just stop trying to pretend everything is great. It isnt, and that is why so many of us are concerned about the platform we love.
  • It's because everyone is waiing for the new Windows10 phones to come out.
  • This is bad! I always use this app and it will make going back to windows phone really hard. Discover bank doesn't have an app either so it will be really hard to check my checking & savings account. I honestly don't know if switching back will be worth it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It's not hard to check their web versions of their services. It's prob just as quick as using the app
  • That's one if the reasons that Microsoft is doing windows continuum and making the experience whole universal because they want user to stick to the browser versions and it would be just as fast with the mobile versions plus it would be direct access for any real changes and no worries for any api updates to keep up for devs. "just browse". Im just rediscovering that the mobile browser versions work just as fast and effective. So no problems on my side" hope you guys try it too. :)
  • Browser versions are not better than apps, if they were they'd use it for all platforms.
  • Mint's mobile site is atrocious. My primary brick and mortar bank's mobile site is functionless. Amazon's mobile site is missing key features... The only hope I have seen is edge on the new Windows mobile build can be set to low dpi and look like the desktop view... So I can muddle through the desktop site, which works sometimes, but not for everything, like check deposits...
  • Wow! Is that what we windows phone fans say now? "web apps are better anyways." What's next? Groove app sucks, but physical cassettes are better anyways? 
  • We can "get more out of Mint" without a Windows app?
  • Can you believe that statement? What idiots!!
  • That was my thought! They basically just told us "If you want to keep using the Mint app, switch platforms!"
  • What they meant was that by not spending time on a native Windows Phone app, they can spend more time on their web app, which according to them should be the best place to use Mint for Windows Phone users. Honestly I feel like more companies should have solid web apps. They can have the full functionality of the website and be responsive to work on any display. It's also comparatively easy to find devs for web apps, so it would be easier to build and maintain a robust web app. Then again, I'm now a web dev so I would say something like that.
  • Every year in sales we have a meeting where upper management comes with a new pay plan. They say they found a way for us to earn more money. In good ol' English. "we don't give a shit about you, really, we just want to keep more of it" So, if the web version is better just kill the apps for iPhone and Android as well.
  • Oh I'm not saying the web version is better than their native iOS and Android apps. Just saying that they probably feel that the web app will be better than any native Windows Phone app given that they would't direct many resources toward the Windows Phone app anyway. Plus, I'm sure they have a significant number of users on iOS and Android that have become accustomed to and currently use the native apps. Those customers are used to having native apps for all of this stuff...that's their expectation, and Mint is already fulfilling it. No reason for them to expect iOS and Android users to adapt to a web app when they wouldn't do it for any other native service.
  • Currently it I impossible to log into their web "app" so its absolutely worse.
  • That really pissed me off, I can't believe they said that. I really can't. Why don't they just adapt their iOS app to our platform?
  • They definitely need to spend more time on there website, it sucks. I was interested in their service before they had the windows app, but found the website dog slow on any browser. Once we got the app it was usable until recently when the only way I could get it to update was to login to the website first. Overall, it was convenient but the experience and data reliability was never great on the web or app.
  • They love the WP app and by discontinuing it they are providing us even more? What do they think we are? Lemurs?
  • Lemings. That's gotta be it.
  • Lemmings.
  • Is a lemur a French lemming?
  • L'amure = the love lemur
  • The comments are piling up at the mint site..
  • Pathetic. No flagship for Verizon consumers and MS still does not address the lack of apps issue. I love my Mint app, and not sure how much longer I can wait for MS to figure this stuff out.
  • How is this Microsoft's fault?
  • The platform is their responsibility. If consumers aren't buying it, if devs aren't developing for it, if carriers aren't carrying it...it all comes down to Microsoft. You could argue that there is a certain amount of luck involved due to external factors, but ultimately, if I build a product and it doesn't succeed, that's my fault. My strategy was wrong, my logistics weren't sound, my customer service was not good enough, my marketing didn't garner enough attention...whatever the reason, it comes down to the decision making and execution.
  • I've waited for over a year to upgrade my busted Lumia 928. I still do not have half the apps I want, apps are disappearing, and now Lumia 950 XL isn't available for Verizon consumers. I have a reasonable gripe.
  • Wait, what?   So Verizon actively blocks the flagships -- MS's fault.   They are working on a bridge for Android and iOS app porting to native windows apps, but they are not addressing the lack of apps issue.  What do you want them to do?  Mint is really losing out in that they could have had a Universal app for the 110 Million installs of Windows 10, most of which use android or ios as their mobile OS, and they could have provided a service there.   Companies are at fault for pulling out, how is Microsoft supposed to support every little app out there?
  • The carriers here in the United States are the one's who essentially dictate what phone lives and dies.  If the carriers would just be dumb pipes and allow any phone to work on their networks it would be a different story.
  • Glad I don't use it - but for those who do guess it's the Website for now.
  • Or IOS or Android
  • The website doesn't work on windows phone either. Wont let you actually log in, just redirect to windows store or google play depending on your browser settings (desktop/mobile view).
  • Windows 10 mobile out next month and they give up? They'll be back...
  • They might be back but the problem is, when? ???? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • If Windows 10 store is any indication of what the Mobile store will look like, its over.
  • Nadella (the mastermind) put the nail in that coffin months ago....
  • He is awful. I'm tired of people defending him.
  • The Windows 10 store is 2 months old and without Windows 10 mobile yet. And it's doing quite good compared to 8 already.
  • How can you shift efforts away from something you stopped putting much effort into a while ago?
  • I would be upset if it actually worked correctly. Since the universal update I could no longer update information from my phone. Contacting tech support resulted in no response.
  • This unfortunately...
  • Chase bank app is gone and now so is mint... Wow. Microsoft is discontinuing their own apps on windows phone, such as msn food..
  • Msn food . Discontinued on android too Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • They discontinued some of the apps because Cortana can handle them better or they already had better, stronger replacements... Food may be the only exception to the discontinued apps as not having an alternative.
  • Honestly I think everyone should get rid of apps (for basic stuff like banking etc..)  and focus on making the mobile browser experience awesome.
  • I agree with this. By I'm not sure with all the differences in browser rendering that its practical. If they could do photo check deposit, why haven't they? How would offline GPS work as a web page?
  • The RBS app is awesome, could not go back to web based.
  • Son of a #$@*&!!!
  • You could simply say son of snapchat
  • I see what you did there....
  • Lmao
  • By leaving Windows Phone, we will be able to get you Windows Phone users the most out of Mint. Nice logic, dumb asses.
  • Pretty soon just use windows phone to make calls and don't use any major apps because they don't exist .
  • I've already been using it like that for a long time now. But I gotta admit, apps aside, best phone experience I've ever had.
  • "Get even more out of Mint." By not being able to use it.
  • Exactly. That quote was straight up nonsensical bullshit
  • Grr... Not cool. No page once. No mint... We are left with mobiligy/prism... Grr... Their mobile site is junk...
  • Pageonce was my favorite finance app. Had all my accounts and worked really well. When they got off WP I move to mint. Mint bought pageonce btw.
  • Bullshit!
  • How's mint on edge? Is it a bear?
  • It is bad :(
  • Cancelling my mint account now....wont be using the browser... sorry web experiences aren't my thing, I much prefer native apps.
  • Just deleted mine... WP just contiues to lose apps. Not sure why I bother supporting it anymore. If it wasn't for the unique UI of WP I probably would go crapdroid.
  • Pretty soon you won't have anything else to delete. 
  • It's getting that way. The app wasn't that good anyway-too long to update accounts (when it worked), live tile rarely updated, I can see why it was a half assed app now-they were just putting minimal effort into it.. Other apps I've lost recently: Third party apps for Urban Dictionary and The Onion-devs from both said there no interest in WP. Loved these apps because of great live tile that updated everyday. Soundhound had been broke for long time-their response was "we have temporarily stopped production on WP..." ArkWords-great dictionary/translator app. Tile stopped updating "word of the day" month or so ago, devs gone. Linkedin-many problems, hasn't been updated in almost 2 years.. Papyrus-gone. SiriusXM-will never see light of day.. And yet I stay with WP-must be a gluten for punishment.      
  • Same here. Going to delete my account with them.
  • Wow, seriously?!
  • I never got around to setting it up, but Prism now gets another look. I hate Intuit anyway.
  • Wtf does that quote even mean? We'll remove the app so you can get the most out of Mint! Stfu such bs
  • In other news Slack (an app I actually use) got an update today. #winning
  • Hopefully Microsoft will update their own finance app to incorporate Mint's features. That would really rock. Hows the mobile version of the finance app? Can u still access your accounts??
  • Lol you'd think they'd try bringing office add-ons to mw10 to think of how much excel/access can do in this area
  • What a load of shit. And by the way, the reason they're really discontinuing happens to be because it is a big steaming pile of shit.
  • Mint sucks. They won't be getting any of my money. In fact as soon a a good QuickBooks competitor is available Intuit can kiss it. That is of course unless they make a universal Windows 10 app for all their products.
  • Buxfer looks really nice: https://www.buxfer.com/ Not sure if they play on having a Windows App, but right now I feel like getting off Mint.
  • Noticed it was gone from the windows store about a month back. Shame. I use this app every day.
  • Win some, lose some.
  • Nutella giving away all MS services to competition, what incentive is there now to develop for this platform.
  • Never use the app. So I guess I'm not disappointed.....
  • I literally just saw the email in my inbox. I was wondering why my info wasn't updating despite multiple refreshes. What a shame, and just when MS and Windows was hitting their stride.
  • Ever since intuit took over Mint it hasn't been the same. Quicken and TurboTax were the money makers and Mint stood in the way of that.
  • Their email to customers is a joke. Hello, We are writing to inform you that we will be discontinuing support and development for the Mint Windows Phone mobile app. We've promised to hold ourselves to the highest standard of quality in our products, and strongly believe that shifting our efforts to the Mint Web, iOS and Android applications will help us deliver above and beyond that promise. There's so much about the Windows Phone app that we love - and it's hard for us to say goodbye to it - but we are confident that this change will help you get even more out of Mint. What's next? All of your information will continue to be available to you across the Mint ecosystem, so it's super easy to continue to stay on top of your finances. Simply log in to your account via the Mint Web application. We are extremely grateful to have you with us on our journey to transforming how to spend smarter and save more. If you have any questions or comments along the way, please submit them here. Best,
    The Mint Team
  • I don't get why the sudden "abandon ship" of many app developers on Windows Phone. From what I've seen, WP has far better development tools and it's quite easy to develop anything for it, and the phones are finally getting some advanced hardware... smh
  • Money is the only reason, developers don't make enough money off it to justify the cost of developing and supporting it.
  • Imho, they need to incentive the developers with a real cross platform strategy ( like Xamarin ). Develop once run everywhere. UWP is not enough. A lot of developers don’t see the point to pay an extra US$ 2000 (Xamarin for Visual Studio) per year to get all the platforms. This seems not so much, but sometimes it’s the whole revenue of an app. Who wants to work for free? So the developers prefer to take the easy way to monetize their effort and go with the big and profitable platform. The 2-3% marketshare of windows mobile don't justify the effort, especially for indie developers. The argument, there are 1,5 Billion potential customers on the Windows Platform matters only, if an app makes sense on all devices. A lot of apps make only sense on a phone, perhaps on a tablet. All these apps stay with the minimal marketshare that windows phone has worldwide. Not really  an incentive for the developer. Things change with the perspective to develop with the best developer platform and have the "native" app on all the major platforms with 120% of the effort rather than 300%, that could help. So my suggestion Microsoft offers their developers a free Xamarin business license or offer the service itself. This could bring more developers especially the indies (back) to the platform. Without developers, no apps.
  • Argh, Mint was my workaround for accessing my bank accounts, none of which have native WP apps, of course.  God I hate being a WP user sometimes. Oh, but things are about to turn around!  WP8 will bring everyone back!  W10M will bring everyone back!  Universal apps will bring everyone back!  *rolls eyes*  We're suckers, blindly loyal to our slowly burning platform.
  • The door is wide open for you as well. Don't let it hit you on your way out
  • I wish Microsoft would bring Money back and make it a universal app... Never liked quicken (mint is too limited) but was forced to use it since MS discontinued Money a few years ago
  • I agree. The crazy thing is, Intuit is trying to sell Quicken but will continue support/development until someone buys it. Supposedly they're making Quicken 2016 for Windows 10 and even mobile. Point is, whoever makes a financial program like Mint/Quicken/Quickbooks will be set for life as everyone is looking for a replacement. I used to use Money and would like to see it come back with Windows 10.
  • Your Mint.com account has been closed ‏              There all fixed.
  • I did the same. The app (and the webpage) never really worked well for me anyway, regardless of what platform I was on.
  • Will be doing the same. Useless service. My accounts haven't synced in a couple of months. Use Prism to pay my bills and glance at my accounts, and my credit union has an excellent responsive mobile website.
  • Yeah. It's so hard to keep support for WP. That's a lame excuse. Why spend time developing and universal app and drop it a few months later?
    Short sighted company.
  • Ouch that one really hurt. Well then I guess it's time for me to say good bye to Windows Phone. There's no reason to get a Lumia other than just to be different.
  • Honestly, this doesn't shock me anymore. If you're going to stick with Windows Phone you're going to have to get used to this. I tried the app and didn't really find it useful but that's just me(tried it on Android btw). I do think there is some hope with web though. I've tried the beta version of Reddit's mobile site and it works really well, though I will admit this is with Chrome on Android but it shows that you can get a near app like experience​ with web.
  • The web service is crap on the phone, I'm looking elsewhere, buxfer and prism both look like nice companies, that aren't asshats.
  • Used it once but it's never good to see popular apps leave the store.
  • Where is project Astoria. Come to life already!
  • That will be another nadella's flop Nadella porting ms apps and games to other platforms has killed all the need to buy WP
  • "we are confident that this change will help you get even more out of Mint." LOL right, I'm going to get more out of it now. Not even so much as a sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Stop hoping and starting looking at your next other operating systems device.
  • And this also show that nobody care about the Universal app neither.. From pc go to the web site :-(
  • Tell'em I did, "let the door hit you where the good lord split you" because their expansion is s croc of sh*t! Well, they've been paid by you know who!
  • This is just the conclusion all developers have made that Windows Phone has failed, as Microsoft have declared in summer. Developers already know that Universal Apps platform and Bridges are not sufficient for 2.5% market. When Satya admits Windows phone has failed, the whole ecosystem dies.
    Windows Phone will only recover when it finally decides to hosts Android Apps.
  • I would rather Windows Phone die than that happen. Because the only way we'll get apps is by sideloading the Android APKs which probably won't even work that well. Nothing would ever get added to the store that way.
  • Windows 10 will allow sideloading straight out of the box.
  • Ugh.... Bastards. I'm not leaving this platform, I'm dumping Mint.
  • I've been trying to delete my account for over 2 years. Lol. I do my own finances Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Why people use third party app to manage their bank accounts???
  • Hopefully they at least submit the iOS app to the store after Windows 10 goes public...
  • Well sucks for those who use it.
  • Closing my account with them as soon as I get home. My bank has an app anyway! AND, even if my bank didn't have an app, I could always pin their website to my start screen! Power of windows! Ftw! :D
  • This, exactly.
  • This
  • Mint is terrible anyway, regardless of what platform - Mint itself is just bad.
  • Translation: Our dev team is full of Java devs that learned .NET on the fly. 
  • Kind of a big ole F U to Mint users. They also discontinued the Mac View desktop app as well using the EXACT SAME MESAGE but replacing Windows phone with MacView..... wow, just wow. ohh, and if you try to log into their mobile website it redirects you to the Google Play store..... Not going to be using their services much longer I suspect.
  • It is quite frankly, one of the worst app experiences. Especially on the web. Good riddance.
  • I wonder...does this mean the app in the Windows Store will be gone too?  Are they simply saying that they won't have a universal app anymore that they'll just have one for full Windows 10 and not for Windows X Mobile?  Wishful thinking?
  • Nope, that's been pulled
  • For those who thought Windows 10 would take care of these issues...
  • Love statements like that. "we are removing support for you, but trust us... This change will make support for you even better". What does it even mean?
  • It means if you abandon windows phone as they have then you'll love the support you get on iOS and Android.
  • "We hit you because we love you" - lol
  • I loved windows phone. Had a focus s, 900, 920 and 1520. At the end of the day we use our smartphones for apps. Don't regret getting my iPhone 6s+ one bit. 
  • I use mine for getting shit done and not wasting time on freemium games and crapware.  But to each his own.
  • Wow,no way, the website still works! Much impressed, very surprise.
    We windows phone users are more than familiar with using companies websites instead of apps. Edit: The website actually doesn't work. You cant even log in. Way to go Mint Team. You are making the exact opposite of a better experience by removing the app since it makes for an impossible use scenario.
  • Seriously,wtf?
  • Just deleted my mint account. I also let them know that I deleted the account because they discontinued the windows phone app.
  • It is disappointing for sure, but I tried Mint and it still is not ready to replace Quicken. I stopped using it, but I still get emails. This will prompt me to delete my account.
  • Idiots.
  • It is disappointing for sure, but I tried Mint and it still is not ready to replace Quicken. I stopped using it, but I still get emails. This will prompt me to delete my account.
  • It is disappointing for sure, but I tried Mint and it still is not ready to replace Quicken. I stopped using it, but I still get emails. This will prompt me to delete my account.
  • I've used Mint but it always failed to keep up to date records so it's really no great loss.
  • How with this change get windows phone users more out of mint???
  • Just tried mobile and it wont even let you login. Just redirects to Google play store.
  • Buxfer.com check this out. Mint alternative ????
  • I like mint Flavour. That's it from my side.I'm not bothered about mint application on windows. I will continue using mint flavour;-)
  • Well, guess i'll be recommending a different budgeting service to all of my friends and family then. See ya, Mint.  
  • Demo.buxfer.com
  • Disappointing
  • Wtf is mint?
  • You give Mint your logins to finance-related sites (credit cards, bank accounts, loans, etc.) and they pull in balance and transaction info in one place. Was pretty useful to look at all your accounts in one place, manage a budget, and keep track of transactions across all your accounts.
  • closed my mint account and thanked them for attempting to insult my intelligence in thinking that using the web version on my phone would be a better experience.
  • "this change will help you get even more out of Mint" Really? It will? MORE? What the fuck. Do people even know what words mean?
  • I'm getting more. I deleted my accounts on the Mint Website, then requested my Mint account closed and deleted, and uninstalled it from my phone.    I just freed up MORE phone memory. The more I got out of Mint is more storage space available for other apps. 
  • You CANNOT use your service on the web from your mobile phone. I'll be deleting my account and sending them a nasty e-mail.
  • Your web version doesn't work either, bye
  • This SUCKS big time. I use Mint on a daily basis so this is very disappointing... I hope they follow this up with announcements for a universal Win10 app that INCLUDES mobile.
  • Tried it. Didn't meet my needs for "real time" access like transfers between accts, etc. Need a real bank access for that. MINT is just a reporter. Uninstalled it.
  • I think that one of the great aspects of windows it that you can use regular mobile web sites instead of having to download an app. Everything is becoming web based, fewer needed. For example, why bother opening the Amazon app if the Amazon mobile website is better?
  • +1520
  • Except you cant use the mobile Mint app as it forces you to go to the Play Store to download the app when attempting to log in.
  • Why even blame Mint for this. Blame MS. I think they only have handful(4 people may be)  working on windows Mobile 10 OS.  Otherwise how come a company like MS which is making OS's for past 30 years would take good 6 years and still can't give their fans what they need. Every other day there is update on core apps such as Mail, skype, music etc and still they are just ok. Not trying to troll here and not taking anything away from what they have done so far. But I don't really see them serious enough. I think what they are really concerned was windows 10 for desktops to do far better than win 8. You have to question their efforts on mobile platform. They are ok with sub 3% market share. They might be serious about enterprise side of windows mobile and definietly not on windows mobile for consumers. Infact they are more concerned how people are using their apps on Android and iOS. I am really dissappointed.   I know most of us can live without Mint. But here is a trend and it is just a matter of time before one of your favorites apps gonna get the same treatment.   
  • It is disappointing for sure, but I tried Mint and it still is not ready to replace Quicken. I stopped using it, but I still get emails. This will prompt me to delete my account.
  • But these guys get it? http://blog.mint.com/news/the-time-is-now-mint-available-on-apple-watch0...
  • The Apple watch thing is the same thing that happened with my bank. They don't have a Windows Phone app but they were promoting the Apple Watch app before the watch even released!
  • ​Account canceled. On with life! Not going to spend for a lame iPhone and I'm sure as hell not going to do my finances on the weak security of Android.
  • One step forward two steps back.
  • I have Mint installed on both my ATIV S and my Lumia 1520 because I think that it's an awesome service and wanted to show support for the WP app.  But I never actually used it, because despite Mint's claims of servers being in a locked down facility, I just don't like the idea of giving them my online banking login and password.
  • With the advent of universal apps, this means they are dropping support for WINDOWS, not just Windows Phone. I don't get it but I also have no patience for companies that think purely mobile operating systems should satisfy everyone.  
  • Meh. Don't care for it either on my android phone. There are better apps. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Bye bye mint!
  • I use quicken on my computer. I tried mint but found I don't need two ways to track my money. An app from my bank would take away my need for mint on mobile. Watch next mint will give up on canada lol
  • Mostly delusional fanboy rants as usual. Never seeing the big picture of the slow death of WP, just childish tantrums. Pretty sure no one at mint is losing sleep over the minuscule amount of closed accounts of WP users, keep dreaming if you think you're affecting them.
  • I'm sure this is exactly what Intuit wants-WP users to cancel their accounts so Intuit doesn't have to be bothered maintaining those anymore..
  • Irritating, but don't really care. When it came out, I was thrilled and set it up. But it wouldn't sync half my accounts, making it worthless.
  • Thats bad bussiness by them. Their loss. Try Toshl Finance, it's as good and capable.
  • I'm dissapointed that they are discontinuing this app. I wish BofA would come out with a universal app supporting Windows 10.  These companys are making it more and more difficult to choose Windows 10 on mobile devices.
  • Not sure how I can get more out of Mint if I cannot use it on my selected device......
  • Bye!
  • Isn't this mostly going to be a moot point when Windows 10 Mobile comes out? Aren't we moving to a Universal Windows 10 ecosystem? It's their loss if they don't see value in us.
  • Yea I stopped using MINT 6 months ago.  it was great and innovative idea 2 years ago, now it's hardly of any value with all the choices for staying connected with your money.  I still find losing the BOA support as a bigger blow, and one I am still feeling sad about it.   Losing MINT is bad because its just another indication that companies can't justify the expense of supporting (let alone developing) a Windows phone app.   It's sad but seeing the 50% drop in sales these last 12 months gives us a good indication why companies are walking away from it.   This Win10 Universal app thing is MSFT's Hail Mary pass.   If this doesn't work I think MSFT will need to rethink their mobile initiative
  • It's hard to gain interest when the product they put out was half ass to begins with. The very same thing happen to Delta Airlines and they wondered why nobody was using the app and pulled it. Duh.
  • Thank you for that. Sad story of so many apps on WP. And those developers that are too lazy to do it right complain that you can't make money on WP! Hey! Developers! You want a return on your investment you have to actually invest something first!
  • Never used mint and I'm glad that I didn't. I'm sure with their dumb announcement they have lost a few of their customers, so in the end it is their loss for not being so business savy.
  • Very disappointed by this news. I use this app almost every day and logging in with a PIN is convenient. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I think that's very stupid of them, but at the same time, I never used it on my phone anyways. So while it sucks for the platform, and it is an app I have on my phone, I can count on one hand how often I use it every month.
  • So what makes iOS and android better, that the app is gonna be so amazing over there. I say fuck them and and lazy ifag who thinks like the rest of those mindless sheep
  • Account deleted. In the end they ask you r u deleting. Just tell why
  • #MiddleFinget
  • Just closed my Mint account. Intuit ruined Turbo Tax and now ruined Mint. The constant accounts not syncing is just annoying. I'll just use www.buxfer.com
  • Hey, thanks for that, Intrepid00! The web site displays real nice like an app should. All web sites should be so easy to work with. Well, so far at least. We'll see.
  • Mint was considered one of the best apps for Windows Phones, just like Chase mobile (even won best app award). Less than a year later, they discontinue the app... WTF!!!!
  • Agreed it was a clean nice app.
  • I have the app installed but rarely used it. Pretty app but not a show stopper for me
  • Well at this point Microsoft probably just needs to make the most amazing kick-ass web browser ever on mobile, because that seems to be the only way to provide services on Windows phone. Which would be a great thing in and of itself but of course for marketing it's apps that are needed.
  • YAY!! We can use it on the web!
  • Looking rosy over at our camp, ain't it?
  • Lol. Well at least we can free up that space for another app.
  • Fuck Mint and every company that are dropping like flies leaving windows ecosystem. Fuck them all. Why we need apps anyways. We can access most shit w a browser. So Microsoft get on ur ass and give us edge but a good browser that we wont need apps. Fuck them all. To all appleheads and googleheads get the fart app so u can use it before u obviously ...fart or take a shit on ur app cunt. Count ..
  • Lol
  • OMG, wtf! I specifically waited to use their service until they had a WP app. And now they are killing it. Definitely going to send them a piece of my mind. Ugh
  • Gah damn, I use this regularly.
  • Well then I'm done using their service. Screw them.
  • I discontinued my Mint account.  Super easy.  5 out of 5 stars.  Would discontinue again.
  • Man now that's a bummer :/
  • Tired of all the bad news for wp. Looks like they will fail, but I still want the l950xl. Might be my last wp.
  • Universal Mint, coming up.
  • I never used Mint. I tried a few times, but it was crap. If it weren't for Turbo Tax and Quick Books, Intuit would already be out of business.
  • Mint never monetized the windows app like they've done on other platforms. There were never any ads to sell you financial services. They never added in the ability to see your credit score. It was extremely bare bones and almost certainly unprofitable to keep it going but that was their own doing. That said, it's still one of those must have apps for many people, myself included. I'm not finding another budgeting solution for something that's proven to work fine for me. It's much easier to just switch platforms. The industry has decided it's done with Microsoft's platform.
  • Story of so many WP apps. They put up a crappy, barebones, barely function app, see that people don't use it and choose the better website instead, and then they cancel the app, citing poor customer response.
  • This doesn't make sense at all, how would a user get more out of mint if they have to use the mobile website?
    Plus as pointed out in the article it went universal with 8.1...
    This whole thing smells fishy.
  • It took 3 weeks to get this admission from them. The 8.1 app works decently and they yanked it. The web site is slow and clunky. They have no mobile site so they have totally abandoned non Google/Apple users. It makes no sense unless they are trying to force Microsoft to support Android apps in their software.
  • I am using finance management feauture of my bank's windows mobile app, so I don't need Mint, though I have tried it before. I just don't need 2 apps that do the same thing.
  • I use my credit unon's excellent mobile website for all the sam stuff, and I think it even uses the Intuit backend, so I don't need Mint either. I guess if a small percentage of an already small percentage only use it, then it's hard to justify development.
  • I know it would never happen but something like the old Microsoft Money.
  • Wow, that's a major leaugue sh*t storm in their comments section. Kinda great to see it. In case they don't reverse the decision what are the alternatives? The feature I use the most in Mint is the budget tracking against money spent. Having all your transactions downloaded automatically is great for this. Do other apps have the same thing?
  • While my experience with Mint, especially after the switch to Universal App, was very poor, with updates not working and numbers just flat being wrong (the app was *adding* my liabilities to my assets to calculate my net worth), it's another box that Windows Phone cannot check, and it's just another consequence of Microsoft failing miserably to do the hard work of marketing Windows Phone to relevant market share.  Sure, be angry with Quicken/Intuit, but, ultmately, Microsoft is at fault for not doing the hard work needed to drive Windows Phone market share.
  • Conspiracy theory and hope** when windows mobile 10 comes out. Mint, BoA, Chase, and all other apps that left wp8 will come out with a Universal app, which forces all users to buy a WP10 phone or upgrade. If only this comes true.
  • When i migrated from iOS to WP 8, the best alternative to iExpenseIt for me was Money Wallet and i'm using it ever since, even i got some features in app that i recomended. Give it a try.
  • If you're using a mobile app to manage your finances, then you're probably not doing a good job anyway.  This is one of the ONLY things I still do on my desktop PC (with Quicken).  Other than that, the box is just a 24/7 Plex media server.
  • There's only one app that I'll ever need, and that's ESPN! Once that app gets taken away, then I will jump from WP to iOS or Android.
  • I see alot of you guys are responding to the original post from Mint on their Comnunity. Instead create a new Question, that will make them take notice, right now our comments are showing up just as that, comments.
  • Are you kidding me. I've been using Mint for years. Most of that time on my Windows phone. This it's a serious mistake.
  • I am using mint. It is a great loss for WP. I was hoping to get better apps by upgrading to windows 10.... marketshare Vs App is like egg Vs Chicken  Microsoft should have increased market share by selling phones like nexus with right price. I am not going to spend 550 for 950 with all these apps. Will settle with lumia 640 for one more year and will see if situation improves.
  • I really don't see how good mint is. Tried and find the service is pretty useless to me. a lot of mistakes, imcomplete data and annoying meaningless text messages. I just cancled my account today.
  • I suggest Microsoft get their ass's in gear and come out with an equally, if not better app to replace Mint. With the money Mint is making, they could hire a team of developers to dedicate to Windows Phone without even noticing a change in their revenue. 
  • Buh bye, nobody cares
  • I use prism. Its awesome
  • Stupid response.
  • Prism is so much better. Mint is no loss. Let the fruit sheep's have it