While Tiller does not currently offer a dedicated smartphone app, there are several easy ways to view and edit your Tiller-powered spreadsheets on the go.
Dedicated (and free) spreadsheet apps for mobile
Microsoft and Google offer free, officially-supported spreadsheet apps for both iOS and Android. While these apps offer a surprising number of desktop features, complicated spreadsheets can still be frustrating to on mobile.
Microsoft Excel mobile apps
Create, view, edit, and share your Excel files on your smartphone. Run data analysis on the go. Collaborate with others and email your spreadsheets. Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel’s mobile templates.
Get the free Excel mobile apps here:
Google Sheets mobile apps
Create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets with the Google Sheets apps for iOS and Android:
- Create new spreadsheets or edit existing ones
- Share spreadsheets and collaborate with others
- Work offline
- Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, and more
- Open, edit, and save Excel files
Get the free Google Sheets mobile apps here:
Read additional tips for using Google Sheets on mobile here.
Mobile app for Tiller with Glide
Glide is a popular software development platform for building custom tools from your data, including data in your Tiller spreadsheets. On Glide’s website, read “Make Your Own Tiller Money App with Glide“
Or read about making a Tiller app with Glide on our blog:
AppSheet is Google’s no-code development platform for making custom mobile and web apps without the need for extensive coding experience. It’s a popular tool for creating mobile apps from Google Sheets data.
You can view your sheets and make edits within the sheet, such as categorizing transactions. At this time there is not a way to fill your sheet with the latest data or run AutoCat from a mobile phone. The Tiller Money Feeds add-on cannot be launched using the gSheets or Excel mobile apps.
Tiller Community Solutions for using Tiller on the go
Using Tiller on mobile is a popular topic in the Tiller Community. Several people have offered their mobile workflows:
Mobile App for Tiller Budget Template by Richard Peng
Richard won a Tiller Community challenge with his Mobile App for Tiller Budget Template.
When asked about the goal of his workflow, he wrote:
“I want to make it easy to make informed spending decisions when I’m out and about. I also want to perform frequent tasks like categorizing transactions and tracking my cash spending without having to be at my computer or use the clunky Google Sheets app.”
Read an interview with Richard and see his entry in the Tiller Money Community.
Mobile-Optimized Budget Tracking Spreadsheet by David Royall
“My goal was to take the Tiller Foundation Template and optimize to manage completely on a phone, as well as add in a search function. With this Mobile-Optimized Budget Tracker, you can easily:
- Find and categorize any new or uncategorized transactions
- View insights into your net worth, monthly budget, spending, and income
- See your full monthly budget
- Search for specific transactions, filtering by category, vendor, date, and/or amount
You still get access to the full desktop-optimized tabs of the Foundation Template, but the controls have all been moved to the new mobile-optimized tabs.”
Read an interview with David and see his entry in the Tiller Money Community.
Other items of note about using Tiller on mobile
While you can access your Tiller spreadsheets from your mobile phone using the Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel app for your phone’s OS (Android or iOS), there are a few additional items to note.
First, with the apps, you can view your sheets and make edits within the sheet, such as categorizing transactions. But currently you can’t fill your sheet with the latest data or run AutoCat from a mobile phone. And the Tiller Money Feeds add-on can’t be launched using the Google Sheets or Excel apps.
Can I refresh my accounts from my phone?
You can initiate a refresh on your mobile phone from the Tiller Console at https://sheets.tillerhq.com/auth/login but you will not be able to fill the new data to your sheet using your phone.
Can I use Tiller on my iPad?
For access from an iPad we recommend using the Safari browser rather than the Google Sheets or Excel apps because you can access the add-on/add-in using the browser since it is similar enough to a computer browser.
Here is some community advice to using Tiller on an iPad.