Best Mac money manager?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by barnaby117, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. barnaby117 macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2007
    We're currently using Quicken Online, but it doesn't seem to be stable enough for us. doesn't currently support our bank. Anyone have a favorite app (Mac or online)? Thanks!
  2. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Quicken for the mac or create your own in Numbers.

    BTW, I tried MINT, never felt that safe with them and all of the data they had on me.
  3. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
  4. joshbing macrumors member


    Jul 24, 2008
    San Antonio, Tx
    quicken has their financial life 2008 beta available here

    I don't really use it much as I actually like but its worth trying.
  5. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I love MoneyDance. It is cheaper than Quicken and it is cross platform Mac, Windows and Linux with all three versions being identical. It can also directly download transactions from most all banks.
  6. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I have a two spreadsheet method (maybe it will work for you)

    1. Goes to my memory stick, cellphone (blackberry) and anything to document my expenses. Basically its a quick simple tracking of expenses for you to always have acces.

    2. Second is a more deep end categorizing spreadsheet which I got from

    Good luck.
  7. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    American living in Canada
    I have tried out close to a dozen apps on OSX and haven't been impressed with any really. Then I found iBank and have been tremendously happy with it. The developers are also quick with information and updates. I used to use Liquid Ledger but did not like it at all (granted, that was before their big 2.0 update which looks significantly improved.).

    iBank is sweet. Quicken I always felt was slow and terribly archaic in its style.
  8. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Quicken Financial Life 2008 is horrible in its current state and has very few features. Instead of being called a beta it fells more like an early Alpha release.
  9. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have been using Moneywell and it works for my needs. Good dev. support.
  10. pooky macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2003
    +1 for iBank. It felt clunky to me for about a month, and after that, I started to really like it.
  11. AnnaFugazi macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    +1 for MoneyDance. I had a hard time trying to choose also, as I was a MS Money user with my PC. In the end, we downloaded trial versions of everything and picked the one that worked best for us.
  12. mongrol macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    I use my own but before I wrote that I used Moneydance and I like Liquidledger as well.

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