Simple 2.0 for iPhone is the most gorgeous banking app ever


Simple is the bank that refuses to be just a bank. Existing entirely online through its web and mobile apps, Simple offers slick budgeting tools, instant money transfers between accounts, and a great design.

Today Simple 2.0 for iOS and Android was released with a beautiful, iOS 7-inspired redesign and a couple other features.

Like Square Cash, Simple lets you quickly transfer money to your friends and family. The feature was limited to the web app until today, so now you can send funds from the iPhone.

Simple’s budgeting system, called Goals, has also been redesigned to “feel more at home on mobile.” The ability has been added to add memos to independent goals and shortcuts for moving funds between goals.

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As you can see from the screenshots, the new app completely abandons its former texture-rich, iOS 6-like design for a flatter, more minimalistic look. There’s plenty of whitespace with clear typography, and even the icon has gotten a new coat of paint.

If you haven’t already checked out Simple as an alternative to your bank, the company’s FAQ is a good place to start. Simple 2.0 is a free download in the App Store.

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