Microsoft Money, but for Mac???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by emac82, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. emac82 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    NB, Canada
    I am looking for something that would be like Microsoft Money, but for Mac...I know I could set up something in Excel, but something where I could just help budget my money, and import my bank statements and stuff..

    I have Parallels but I would rather something for Mac.
  2. Stetwin macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2007
    England - Co-Durham
    I hadn't really though of this when i purchased my Mac but it would be nice to know if there is something like MS Money for Mac
  3. CashGap macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2007
    Music City, USA
    - Quicken for Mac
    - Coming "soon"... Online Quicken (platform independent, runs in a browser. I'm waiting for it).
    - Numerous freeware and shareware alternatives, check here... three on the first page today Mac OS X Downloads
  4. DarrenSW macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2006
    I *think* MS Money runs under Crossover. Far less intrusive than Parallels.
  5. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    NB, Canada
    I live in Canada. I don't think Quicken is available? Although...I won't be using it for payroll or taxes...
  6. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    Your easiest option for a native Mac OS X checkbook app is Intuit's Quicken.

    You can also get GnuCash for Mac OS X, but it's not an entirely straight-forward nor simple process. However, GnuCash is open-source, which is a good thing on it's own, and the program is also free.
  7. benkut macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    Have you taken a look at Moneydance ( They have versions for the Mac as well as for Linux and Windows. I have not used it yet, but it seems very full-featured. As a recent convert to the Mac I am planning on testing it out soon, but maybe running Microsoft Money on Parallels for a while first.
  8. grafikat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2003
    I've been using MYBO for over 14 years. I like it, though it may be a little more money than you want to spend.
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Quicken sucks. If you want something easy that is still powerful and does almost everything for you (who wants to do that crap anyway) use I've yet to find an equal. The best part, it's free.
  10. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    NB, Canada
    I have played around with Quicken, it doesn't seem to be too bad. Maybe I'll check it out though..
  11. maninthemoon macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2007

    I have Moneydance and like it a lot. I would highly recomend checking it out.
  12. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
  13. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    Although I still have a PC at home that I could continue to run MS Money on, I wanted all my financial data on the Mac. I bought Quicken for Mac (2005?). Two years later, I still miss my MS Money. It just worked better for me. I have learned to deal with the different way that Quicken works. Once I get an Intel Mac, I may use Parallels and move back to MS Money.

    Then again, I'm about to start developing my own budgeting software application and will probably add checking/savings accounts to it and a balancing mechanism and the abandon Quicken.
  14. richkent72 macrumors regular

    Having used MS Money in the past, using this under Parallels may be the best option.

    I have used MoneyDance on both a PC and Mac and it works pretty well (although I couldn't get the budget to work - could be just me).

    I have now switched to iBank. It's not perfect and has crashed a couple of times (luckily it autosaves very regularly). It is however a purely Mac application and this shows. One thing I did do was to get rid of the default categories and use the MS Money ones that I found online somewhere.

    My conclusion is that there is no one ideal solution for personal finance software for Macs and you are best to try several apps (many have free trial versions) to see what fits your needs and you feel most comfortable with.
  15. ukwahoo macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2007
  16. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i tried this out. it is pretty cool. it's not an overall solution though. i also use it works pretty good
  17. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  18. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    I want to start using MS Money because I also have a Windows Mobile 5 PDA and thought I could sync up with Pocket money. I'm probably going to depend on Parallels for running this.

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