Money management on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keymoo, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. keymoo macrumors member

    May 20, 2005
    Bedfordshire, UK

    I want to use an equivalent of Microsoft Money 2005, UK Edition on my new Mac, but I can't find anything that looks any good. Before you say use Quicken, they have stopped selling into the UK market.

    "Important notice for Quicken Users:

    Intuit UK has made a difficult business decision to discontinue future development of Quicken products for the UK market. To help customers affected by this decision, we will continue providing access to Quicken customer support and online services through to the end of January 2006.

    Key Dates

    * Quicken withdrawn from sale: 31, January 2005
    * Phone support (Quicken XG, 2004) until: 31, January 2006
    * Email support (Quicken XG, 2004) until: 31, January 2006
    * Online support until: 31, January, 2006 "

    UK Mac users, what do you do?
  2. Scuwif macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2005
    London, UK
    No good personal finance software for Mac

    I've also been using Quicken for PC for many years and was very disappointed that Intuit chose to the abandon the market. I thought I'd have to settle for MS Money but then came the decision to switch to Mac. I just assumed I'd find a personal finance package similar to Quicken but have been very disappointed. Quicken (or equivalent) is an important app for me. I use the investment section and also make full use of the multi-currency facilities--which I believe are not included in either PC or Mac versions of Quicken in the US and Canada. So at the moment it's stalemate. I'm running Quicken 2004 (glacially) in VPC and I don't see it as a long-term solution. Surely some developer could address this need? If only Microsoft would produce a Mac version of MS Money (to complement Office?....) we would all be happy. :mad:
  3. keymoo thread starter macrumors member

    May 20, 2005
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Yes, I still haven't found anything on the Mac that can compete with MS Money or Quicken. Perhaps there isn't anything - I've looked at several finance packages on the Mac and they are very basic.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I have virtually no knowledge about this sort of stuff, but I'm sure I've seen a Mac version of Quicken. Even if they've stopped selling it, you should be able to find a copy if you look hard enough.
  5. Scuwif macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2005
    London, UK
    Quicken no longer do international version

    Quicken no longer do an international version and, as far as I am aware, the US version has never included multi-currency (as have the various international versions). The currency handling complications may have been one of the reasons Intuit withdrew Quicken from the market. Even in the PC-world the only serious personal-finance competitor for Quicken is Microsoft Money. There are lots of wanna-be packages around, many of them very crude bookkeeping tools. But Quicken (and Money) have the market sewn up.
  6. Kerry Sanders macrumors regular

    Kerry Sanders

    Apr 25, 2005
    Hayden, AL
    Anyone know if there is a program good enough to run Microsoft Money on the Mac short of purchasing the full blown VPC 7.0.2?

    That is about the only Windows application that I would be running, so I hate to spend all the money on Virtual PC. I did not know if there were any other virtual machine applications for the Mac.
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    Quicken 2006 for Mac

    I saw a new version for Quicken at the Apple Store. It seems Intuit improved its money management software with this Quicken 2006 for Mac. Has anyone tried this? As the previous poster commented, MS Money is the only program I am running for my HP Pavilion at home as I don't use that PC for anything else anymore. I am just weary about running the virtual PC on my Mac as I heard that thing is slow as hell. Also, it defeats the purpose of getting Macintosh if I am running Windows on my Mac.
  8. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    Came accross this on a google search.

  9. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    While not a financial package in itself, you can do just about anything with Excel. Plus you can customized everything just like you want.

    Something to consider if the other programs don't meet your needs.

  10. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC

    How can that present a problem? It's just a symbol. Are there any significant non-decimal currencies out there?
  11. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005

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