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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MagicUK, May 14, 2007.

  1. MagicUK macrumors regular

    MagicUK

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    #1
    Okay I would like to defer to the panel and request some help on the following;

    1) I am looking for a MS Money replacement, my google searches have turned up a few good leads but quite a few of the reviews seem to be quite old (2005/2006) and I would like to know what you are using. So far I have identified the following possibilites;

    *iBank
    *http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibank/index.php
    *http://buddi.sourceforge.net/en/
    *http://moneydance.com/

    2) FTP Clients. I manage a number of websites including my own (http://www.markdalton.co.uk) and would really like a GUI FTP client. Under Windows I used CuteFTP from GlobeScape. So far the only one I have really found that I like the look of is CyberDuck (http://cyberduck.ch/) can you point out any better alternatives?

    3) Okay now for the most important question of all!!!! How to I keep my nice new shinny MacBook Pro Glossy screen *shinny*. What do I use to clean it and how can I teach SWMBO that at the moment in a competition the MacBook is staying!

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #2
    1) I was in the same situation, couldn't find anything I liked so now I run MS Money via Parallels

    2) I use CyberDuck and Fugu

    3) Try iKlear.com
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    #3
    1) I use Cha-Ching. It's not a feature-for-freature replacement, but it does everything I need and looks pretty too :)

    2) Transmit if you want to pay, Cyberduck if you don't.

    3) I use a product called iKlear and it's worked out really well for me.

    Edit: Ooo, fingers weren't quite fast enough :)
     
  4. MagicUK thread starter macrumors regular

    MagicUK

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    #4
    Okay I have gone the Parallels route and have that installed with MS Money. I need that for some of the development work I do anyway so not a hard decision. I would still like to hear about other peoples experiences.

    Will check out Fugu, can you explain why you use both? Is one lacking something?

    iKlear bookmarked, I will check them out.

    If any one else has a view, please feel free to offer any alternatives. All help appreciated.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    I use fugu. Very easy to use.
     
  6. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Try checkbook for a MS Money replacement. Still not as good, but IMO the best of several apps that Ive tried.
     
  7. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    What about Quicken? You didn't specify whether it had to be freeware, so I'm not sure this qualifies. There's a special mac edition and its only $60. I think Quicken is the only real viable alternative to MS Money. I've used it once a long time ago, but not it enough to recommend it honestly.

    http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance/mac-personal-finance.jhtml
     
  8. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Going from MS Money to Quicken is like going from a limousine to an AMC Pacer.
     
  9. tenbaseg macrumors newbie

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    I switched from MS Money to Quicken when I transitioned to the Apple. It's not as good, but it does get the job done for what I need it to do.

    My biggest requirement was for it to direct connect to my banks and download transactions. I'm too lazy to enter stuff myself. I need things to auto-reconcile or I'm lost.
     
  10. MagicUK thread starter macrumors regular

    MagicUK

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    #10
    Unfortunatly Quicken is no longer available in the UK, mind you even if it was given some of the reviews I would need some convincing.

    In answer to an earlier thread, I don't mind paying for something if it does what it is supposed to and the support is in place.

    Regards
    Mark
     

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