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Top 9 Best Money-Saving Android Apps – 2021

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A while back, we talked about the very best money management apps. In this article, we’ll pay more attention to the very best money-saving Android apps. Now, do note that money management apps do kind of double as money-saving apps, as you can control your expenses with great precision. There are some apps out there that are directly focused on saving money, though, which is why we’ve created a separate list for those.

You’ll find some interesting apps on this list. Some of them do have a lot in common, while some are a bit different. In any case, each of these apps aims to save you some money on a regular basis. That being said, there are nine apps listed below, and they’re not laid out in any particular order. You’ll be able to get the links for them, along with some screenshots, descriptions, and other related information.

Top 9 Best Money-Saving Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best money-saving Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
52 Weeks Money Challenge$5.99
Thriv$1.49-$9.99
Piggy Goals$2.99-$6.99
Save.ly
My Piggy Bank$1.49
Savings Tracker
How To Save Money
Savings Goal$3.49
Honey

Top 9 Best Money-Saving Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Money-Saving Android App For Most Users

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52 Weeks Money Challenge

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

The first app on the list is actually really good. This app is called “52 Weeks Money Challenge”, and its name is quite revealing. If you’re having difficulty planning your expenses, and simply cannot save money, this app should be able to help. This app’s goal is to help you save money throughout the course of one year. The app will push you to save a certain amount of money on a weekly basis.

Now, the original idea is to save more and more money as you progress. The first week you’re supposed to save $1, the second week $2, $3 in the third week, and so on. At the very end of the challenge, in the 52nd week, you should save $52. You get a general idea. Now, if you add all that app, you should be able to save $1,378 after 52 weeks. You can, of course, save more, or less, depending on what is within your reach. The point is to double your saved amount each week, though.

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Best Money-Saving Android App For Features

Thriv

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.1+

Thriv is an app packed with features, which offers great design. This app functions in a rather simple way, though. Thriv will ask you to declare your goals. So, for example, if you want to save some cash to buy a new smartphone, do write down the details. The same goes for anything else, really. Once you do that, the app will motivate you to reach your goal. It will act as your motivation, and a piggy bank for reaching goals.

You’ll be able to track your savings progress this way, and will see the price of the item (or whatever else) you want decrease over time. You’d be surprised how much easier it is to save money for something once you detail everything, and have a constant reminder. Don’t take out loans to get something, simply set aside cash to get it. This app offers a color coding feature, can backup your data to Google Drive, show you summaries, and much more.

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Best Android App For Reaching Money-Saving Goals

Piggy Goals

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

Piggy Goals is actually a somewhat similar app to Thriv. It functions in a similar way, it asks you to declare your goals, and then it tries to help you reach them. Piggy Goals does offer a completely different design, though, and somewhat different features compared to Thriv. You should try both apps, though, as both are truly excellent, and chances are that one of them will suit you.

This app can serve as a general piggy bank, or as a way to reach daily, weekly, or monthly money-saving goals. The app offers graphs in order to help you visualize your progress. You can create as many goals as you want, and the app can send you notifications to remind you to save money. You don’t need an Internet connection in order to use this app either, by the way. The app’s UI is great as well.

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Best Money-Saving Android App Focused On Future Purchases

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Save.ly

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.2+

Save.ly is somewhat similar to both Thriv and Piggy Goals apps. It does come with a completely different design, and even though the general premise is similar, it does it in a slightly different way. You won’t need all three of these apps, just one, but trying them all out may be a good idea. This app also allows you to create your money-saving targets by defining what you want to buy.

You can even include an image for your target, so that you have some visual motivation as well. You can maintain your daily, weekly, or monthly money-saving goals by using this application. Set dates, create other restrictions or goals. This app doesn’t really go overboard with the number of features it offers, but it does what it’s meant to do really well, and the visual presentation is excellent.

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Best Money-Saving Android App For Simplicity

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My Piggy Bank

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you’re looking for an extremely simple app to reach your savings goals, My Piggy Bank is a really good choice. This app not only comes with a really pleasant-looking, and yet simple UI, but the whole functionality of the app is quite straightforward. This app is supposed to serve as an actual virtual piggy bank, which allows you to set your goals, and deadlines to reach them.

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My Piggy Bank can synchronize data across devices, while it allows you to add a number of goals, along with images for them. The app supports tons of currencies, so you should be good to go no matter where you live. Custom date format is on offer, while you can backup your data locally as well, if you want. This app is surely worth trying out, especially if you’re looking for something simple.

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Best Money-Saving Android App For Offline Usage

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Savings Tracker

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

If you’re looking for a really reliable offline money-saving / savings tracker apps for Android, this is a good choice. Savings Tracker offers a really simple UI, and even though its functionality is simple, that’s not a bad thing at all. It still offers quite a few features, more than most people need. This app will help you calculate your income and your budget, so that you can save as much money as possible.

You can create money-saving goals for yourself. This app also allows you to motivate yourself by listing your savings goals, not just the amount, but items you’re planning to buy, or whatever else you’re saving money for. You can set reminders via the app’s settings, while you can synchronize data between devices with ease. Themes and colors are also available, though some of those features require you to pay up.

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Best Money-Saving Android App With Basic Features

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How To Save Money

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.3+

How To Save Money is a truly simple app with a rather simple, and straightforward name. This is one of the simplest apps on the list. The app doesn’t come with many features, but it does what it’s made for really well. This app’s UI is really simple as well, and the UI elements are also quite large. That being said, all you need to do when you download the app is set your goals, income, and expenses, as they occur.

You can set your daily, weekly, and monthly budget, and then follow it. That way you’ll be in complete control of how much you save, and therefore be able to save money. If you’d like to save a certain amount of money, simply set your daily, weekly, and monthly budget accordingly. Make sure to stick to the preferences once they’re set, though, otherwise there’s no purpose to the app.

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Best Money-Saving Android App For UI Design

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Savings Goal

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

Savings Goal is yet another app that will help you save money by defining your aimed expenses. So, if you’d like to travel somewhere, buy a car, or whatever else, you can define it in this app. You’ll need to set the amount needed for the expense, and start saving cash in order to reach the goal. There are not many features included in this app, but the app’s UI is excellent. This is, without a doubt, one of the best-designed apps on the list.

This app allows you to create unlimited savings goals. It also allows you to add an image for every single goal you create. You can set dates for your money-saving goals, and see your daily, weekly, and monthly savings. If you don’t need all those extra features that complicate things quite a bit, this app truly is a joy to use. The app works great, while it looks really nice as well, and it’s worth trying out.

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Best Money-Saving Android App For When You’re Shopping Online

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Honey

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

Honey is completely different than any other app on this list. This app’s goal is to save you cash while you’re shopping online. Do note that this app is focused on the US, UK, and Canada, though. It can save you money while you shop at 300+ stores in the US, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and much more. The app will offer you a ton of deals, plus coupon codes, and rewards.

It is also extremely easy to use. You can browse between a ton of products within the app. The best of all? You can even use this app as a browser extension, and let it find coupons for you, while you shop. Honey can save you quite a bit of cash, though it will depend on where you shop, of course. The ease of use is on another level, as somewhat similar apps tend to complicate things way too much.

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