How to view QIF files on your Android device?
Learn the 2 apps that allow you to view the content of a QIF file on your Android device.
Most bank and credit card sites allow you to download your financial/credit card statements in QIF file format for viewing or importing them into your financial software.
“QIF is a short form for Quicken Interchange Format. The .qif file extension format is a protocol to transfer files from different data files related to the Quicken software and is a format widely accepted by all financial software” – Source
In the event related to that, I downloaded my March credit card statement in QIF format a couple of days ago, and wondered how to view it on my Android device.
I tried getting the Quicken app from PlayStore. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to download it as it isn’t compatible with any of my Android devices.
Later on, I found out 2 ways that allowed me to view the content in the QIF file. Here they are:
Method One. Viewing a QIF file using a text editor app
Using a text editor app such as Jota Text Editor, you can open a QIF file and view its content unformatted.
Method Two. Importing and viewing a QIF file using a personal finance app
There is a huge selection of personal finance apps on Google Play, and some of them allow you to import transactions from QIF files – My Expense is surely one of them.
To import a QIF file using My Expense, follow these steps:
1. Download My Expense from the Google Play store.
2. On the My Expense’s Settings, tap QIF import.
3. Select the QIF file you want to import, and then tap OK.
4. When the import finishes, you can view the transactions in My Expense.
If you know of any other apps that let you view the QIF files on your Android device, share them in the comments.