Finance & Banking App

jweakley918

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Jan 25, 2014
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I'm looking for a personal accounting app for my MBP. Quickbooks and iBank get mixed reviews. I used Quickbooks with my PC and had some negative experiences with it. Any recommendations?

Jack
 

ColdCase

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Feb 10, 2008
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You realy don't have any choice besides iBank. I've used it for years and it's pretty good. Your only other real choice is an on line service.
 

seedman76

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May 4, 2011
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I've used MINT for several years. It's free and while certainly not perfect it's very good IMO. It's simple to use and fairly customizable.
 

caribiner23

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Feb 15, 2005
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I migrated to Moneydance when Intuit stopped supporting Quicken for OSX, and then went to You Need a Budget (YNAB) about 4 months ago.

YNAB is a great, multi platform product.
 

cerote

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Mar 2, 2009
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Another vote for iBank. But been eyeballing Moneywiz; but iBank has been good to me for a long time.
 

jahlinux

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Jul 18, 2008
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Use Quicken Essentials. So many people give it a negative review but it really does work well.
 

kingalexthe1st

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Apr 13, 2013
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I just use a spreadsheet. It does everything I need - keeps track of a monthly budget, savings, mortgage repayments etc.
Me too. The thing about making your own xls is that you have to understand your finances in a bit more depth, which can only be a good thing.

Alex
 

mic j

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Mar 15, 2012
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Use Quicken Essentials. So many people give it a negative review but it really does work well.
As a long time Quicken user...I switched and use Moneydance. Very happy with it. Got tired of Quicken making me pay for an upgrade every couple of years to keep the app working.

And yes...Moneydance keeps your records locally. Don't like giving all my financial info to some web service.
 

MAH11

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Sep 24, 2010
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Another vote for Moneydance

I was a long time Quicken user who never got over the demise of Managing Your Money. When Quicken stopped being supported on the Mac in ~2011, I switched to Moneydance and have been happy. My choice was driven primarily by Moneydance's ability to pay bills online.

A year or two ago my bank decided to redo its communications protocols. I alerted Moneydance customer service about the issue, and they handled the change smoothly and efficiently.
 
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