What's the best personal finance program for Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DesignIt, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. DesignIt macrumors member

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    Just got my new powerbook a couple months ago and trying to find a good home finance program. Any recommendations?
     
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure if this is the best for you but Cashbox does a good job for simple debit/credit accounting. :)
     
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  4. DesignIt thread starter macrumors member

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    I read the reviews of Quicken Deluxe 2006 and they weren't very good. =\ I was ready to get it too.
     
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    I've gone through a few in the past and my vote would have to go to iBank. http://iggsoftware.com/index.php

    Version 2 is still in beta, but it is a very nice app. However I think it's currently having 10.4.3 issues.

    I'm a version 1 user patiently waiting for v2 to be released from beta.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It meets my somewhat-limited needs just fine, and I got it for free - perhaps that's why I'm not too critical of it. ;)

    Yeah, I could see where the reviews wouldn't be anything too amazing for it, as it is nothing special. Nonetheless, it works for me which is all I care about. :)
     
  7. DesignIt thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded the trial version will read up on it this weekend. THanks!!
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  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I hadn't heard of this one either, I might give it a try myself! Thanks for the link. :)
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You have to also mention whether you need something simple -- ie, checkbook/savings only, or...

    Something to do online banking/checkwriting, tie in your stocks, etc. -- or, something in the middle.
     
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    Just to add

    Cashbox is good enough and it's FREE. :)

    iBank would be a better choice but its a shareware. ;)
     
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  12. DesignIt thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried to go to the Cashbox link you put up and it wouldn't come up.

    I am looking for something pretty simple for now. The most complex it would get is, we just bought a property and will be using it for a rental. Other than that, pretty basic stuff. REally, even the Banking program that comes with Excel would suffice. I was just looking for something with a bit more to it. I think Ibank might fit the bill. I especially like it cuz it's geared for a mac.
    :D
     
  13. reh macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use iBank just because of the silly name. That iThing is getting really old.
     
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  15. DesignIt thread starter macrumors member

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    ibank shmibank. who cares. if it works im on it. :D

    besides, i think they use it to let people know that it is seamless with macs. not like microsoft money or quicken etc.
     
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  17. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    iBank definitely has more features i.e. portfolio management than that of Cashbox.

    Well, when you pay peanuts you get monkeys. :D
     
  18. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'd look into Checkbook. It's made for the Mac as well.
     
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    Same here. Been using it for a few years and love it
     
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    I've been very happy with Quicken (currently on 2006). Like ~Shard~ I got it free, so I can't complain, but I don't have any problems with it. It's fairly comprehensive.
     
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    Yep, like I said, I found it to be comprehensive enough to meet my needs. But there are a lot of advanced features and functionality which I never use - perhaps that's where the program falls short, but I wouldn't know.
     
  22. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I have used Quicken for over ten years now. Meets all of my needs perfectly. I consider it to be an awesome program.
     
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    I know Quicken Mac has plenty of shortcomings, but how is 2006? Any more stable and less buggy? I'm considering an upgrade from 2003. Seems about time.
     
  24. alien macrumors member

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    I just stumbled across Spendthrift. Apparently it's free (or "postcardware" whatever that means). Has anyone tried this or have any oppinions on it? I'm looking to start tracking my finances as well and would like to find a good program (preferably free) too.
     

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