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What Makes Tiller Different from Other Personal Finance Apps and Services?

Tiller gives you full control of tracking your finances so you can feel more confident about your money each day

Tiller is the only personal finance service built on Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, combining the limitless flexibility of a spreadsheet with the ease of an app.

When we set out to build Tiller, we discovered that people who felt most confident about their finances had one thing in common – and it wasn’t wealth.

It was that they were all highly engaged with their money.

They tracked transactions, reviewed trends, and checked on the progress of their financial goals. And spreadsheets were the tool they used for the job.

That’s because spreadsheets are simple, private, and endlessly flexible. You can use a spreadsheet through every stage of your unique financial journey.

So instead of building yet another app, our team focused on making spreadsheets easier for everyday personal finance.

Today Tiller is thriving, with tens of thousands of customers and an exceptionally high annual renewal rate.

When we ask our customers what they love about Tiller, this is what they say.

1. The flexibility of a spreadsheet combined with the ease of an app

Tiller makes spreadsheets 10x faster for personal finance by eliminating data entry and multiple account logins

Tiller keeps your financial life updated in your own private spreadsheets.

Each day Tiller Money Feeds imports your latest spending, income, transfers, and account balances into your spreadsheets from 21,000+ banks and other financial sources.

It’s the easiest way to manage your money with the unlimited flexibility of a spreadsheet.

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When GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop started using Tiller he immediately found $564 in savings from “various subscriptions for services that we no longer needed, didn’t know we still had or had otherwise forgotten to cancel.”
Todd Bishop, GeekWire, “Spreadsheets (2+2)ever”

2. Strict privacy and no ads

Unlike other personal finance services, Tiller doesn’t see or sell your data.

Tiller’s team is blind to customer transactions and balances. Your data remains encrypted and private externally and internally. Additionally, we have rigorous protocols in place to protect other information beyond transactions and balances, such as user names and email addresses. 

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“Tiller is a feature-packed finance tool. It provides automatic data feeds from your banks, allows you to customize your categories as much or as little as you want, and does not sell your information or advertise to you.”
Aaron Heyman, Google Review

3. Support for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel

Connect your banks to your spreadsheets and gain powerful insights about your money.

With Tiller, you can use both Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel with a single subscription. And only Tiller includes flexible templates and AutoCat for both Google Sheets and Excel.

That’s why Microsoft exclusively partnered with Tiller in 2022 to transition Money in Excel users to Tiller’s service.

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Love being able to create the exact budget in Excel I want, both in the format I want and the categories organized how I want. This really has no limitations.”
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4. Track all transactions in one place

Tiller imports your spending, income, and transfers into a unified Transactions Sheet. Review everything at a glance and filter, split, and delete all your transactions with ease.

With a unified Transactions Sheet, you can:

  • Easily review all your spending at a glance
  • Always know what’s safe to spend
  • Catch suspicious and unauthorized charges
  • Search, filter, split, export, and delete all your transactions with ease
  • Editable transaction dates, descriptions, amounts, and account ID
“I’ve been using Tiller for 3.5 years and it’s one of my best investments. Having deep insights into my finances has proved invaluable in planning and making purchase decisions”
Anu Singh, Google Review

5. The most customizable transaction categories

Tiller has the most customizable transaction categories of any personal finance service.

Tiller is the most customizable personal finance service.

Create custom reports and charts. Choose your favorite fonts and colors. Try new spreadsheet templates for financial planning, budgeting, spending analysis, and more. Use your favorite spreadsheet formulas and functions.

And you always have complete control of your categorization rules.

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“All the other apps just weren’t cutting it for me. Needed something I could customize and dig into, with the support of really strong templates and an incredible community. I love Tiller.”
Kyle Kirkwood, Google Review

6. Automatic transaction categorization 100% based on custom rules

AutoCat is the only auto-categorization engine for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

Tiller’s AutoCat feature automatically categorizes your spending, transfers, and income into the transaction categories of your choice.

And unlike any other automated personal finance service, AutoCat only categorizes transactions according to your custom rules.

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“Tiller’s AutoCat feature intelligently categorizes based on simple rules under my full control. Result? It gets it right 100% of the time.
Chris Lozac’h, Google Review

7. Easy budgeting and expense tracking tools

The Tiller Foundation Template includes prebuilt monthly and yearly budgets, plus net worth and cash flow tracking

In addition to the Foundation Template, you can also experiment with free, prebuilt templates and reports build by the Tiller Community.

“Having access to my raw financial data has helped me completely take control of my finances and be debt-free for the first time in my life!”
Jordan Leone, Google Review

8. Friendly, top-rated customer support

Tiller’s U.S.-based support team receives rave reviews.

Tiller’s customer service is top-ranked as you can see in our many customer reviews.  Tiller’s team constantly communicates with our customers through chat, the Tiller Community, the Tiller Money Memo, social media, and email. 

We love hearing from you. Peter Polson, Tiller’s founder and CEO is always eager to chat with prospective and current Tiller customers. (Seriously – email him at peterp@tillerhq.com!) 

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“I can’t say enough good things about Tiller’s support – they are responsive, and don’t just send a canned response. That alone is worth the price!”
Randall Brison, Google Review
Edward Shepard

Edward Shepard

Marketing Lead at Tiller. Writer. Spreadsheet nerd. Get in touch with partnership ideas at edward @ tillerhq.com.

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"There isn’t another tool on the market that does what Tiller can do.”
Will Hinton, Google Review October 30, 2023