Mint, a personal financial management tool from Intuit that inspired entrepreneur copycats worldwide, announced Wednesday an app for the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.

An interesting feature for both OSs is they let Mint (and other companies) stream data to users' start screens. The Mint information appearing to users relates to financial accounts as well as bill reminders and money advice. Banks, meanwhile, have been exploring ways to let people check their account balances without logging in.

Mint counts more than 13 million users and competes with many newer PFM companies, like Check.

Microsoft debuted the Windows 8 operating system in October 2012.

Banks with Windows 8 apps remain in the minority. However, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase have made apps available for the operating system.