Mint vs Xero


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Mint
Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about.
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Xero
Xero is accounting software for small business. Like alternatives, Xero allows to manage invoicing, reconciliation, accounts payable, bookkeeping and more. Share access to your latest business numbers with your team & your accountant – so everyone is up to speed. Xero accounting software lets you work anywhere.
Comparing Mint vs Xero is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Xero has more user-friendly interface than Mint because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Mint is more popular than Xero

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Cloud accounting service Xero raises $111M (in 2015)
- Xero launches cloud payroll service in US (in 2015)
- Xero Launches New Features and Plans for a Payroll Solution (in 2013)

Looks like Xero was recently more active than Mint (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Mint and Xero meet head to head:

2015 - Xero launches cloud payroll service in US - a new advantage over Mint


Cloud accounting startup Xero announceding a new product that will extend it further into the back-office by offering up cloud-based payroll and tax software. Xero Payroll was designed to target the more than 5 million small businesses in the U.S. that have fewer than 20 employees. For those employers, many of which outsource it to third-party providers, payroll can end up being a significant expense, between $200 and $500 per month. In addition to the cost of outsourcing, there is also the potential for human error and fines based on incomplete or incorrect information. The product provide SMBs with the same type of cloud-based platform that it’s created for accounting, but make it available to help employees get paid and electronically file state and federal payroll taxes.