Mint Software Inc. said Friday that it is letting people without an account on its financial management Web site use its account-shopping tool.

The Mountain View, Calif., company's Ways To Save tool lets users select credit card, bank, and brokerage accounts by setting parameters for interest rates, rewards, and other features.

Until recently the tool relied on bank account data users uploaded to Mint to make its determinations. The vendor stressed that its recommendations are objective, though it lets companies sponsor the recommendations, by adding a logo.

"By giving everyone access to our new Ways to Save feature, we're increasing the usefulness of our service and making the power of Mint even more broadly available," Aaron Patzer, Mint's founder and chief executive, said in a press release.

Mint also said it is letting users add the value of assets such as real estate and jewelry to those they track through its Web site.