Pulled the Trigger - now need software/memory advice

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bemidjiboy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Bemidjiboy macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered the 27" Fusion, Apple TV, Airport Extreme, Apple Care and so on. Credit card is HOT! Now, I need to get some other stuff to go with it. Here's what I need:

    -A SIMPLE home finance/checking software. All I did with Quicken was balance a checkbook and get spending reports. I've had trouble getting good info on these.

    - Need advice on good, simple password software. What do you use and how does it work?

    - My iMac's coming with 8gig of memory. Where do you recommend I look for the remaining memory?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    You mean a 27" iMac? :p

    • Look into Mint -- it's free (and there's a payed version) on the App Store.
    • For memory, try Crucial.

    http://www.crucial.com
     
  3. DaveNinja macrumors 6502

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    We replaced Quicken with iBank from the Mac App Store. Seems to work fine.
    The most popular password program seems to be 1Password
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

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    1. iBank
    2. 1Password or Keychain Access.App(comes with iMac) - I use Keychain and it works well, but have used 1Password and it works equally well.
    3. Crucial, Other World Computing or Newegg. Cheapest is not always best. All three sites have Memory Advisor Tools to help you make sure you purchase the proper RAM.
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I have been using 1Password for two years, and I recommend it. I have an article that you might find useful, as it give a good overview of the features and how they work. I suggest you buy from the developers website as you will get a free upgrade to the next version.

    There is a trial on the developers website as well. So you can try before you want to buy.

    There is also a iOS App and a Windows App as well (extra $).

    Best place for Mac memory upgrades is www.crucial.com I have used their store for all my upgrades.
     
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    LastPass for password management. Works on Mac, iPad, and windows. My wife and I share one account with different identities so we only pay one subscription.
     
  7. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    When possible, I like to buy applications on the Mac App Store. I love the fact that updates are quick, easy, automatic... and decoupled from launching the application.

    Most software bought from the vendors site seems to check for updates upon program launch... which is the worse time to update, because it is exactly when you want to use it.

    For password management... 1Password is by far the most popular for good reason. It is simply the best. It is not the cheapest... but I'd prefer to pay a bit more for the high functionality and automation that it provides.

    /Jim
     
  8. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    1. iBank
    2. 1Password
    3. I usually get my RAM from Newegg
     
  9. Bemidjiboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do you use Keychain?

    Thanks all. I found keychain on my new imac. I'd just assume use it instead of downloading another app. I can't find a tutorial on it. How do I learn to use it? Also, on the memory: I see that the prices have made quite a jump since the first of the year and the availability of the iMacs. Nothing ticks me off more than trying to stick it to your customers - you hear that, Crucial and co.?
     
  10. MLinneer macrumors regular

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    I know I'll get beaten up for this but... I used Quicken for Mac until it would no longer run, then just moved to Quicken Essentials. I maintain checking, savings, credit cards, mortgage, car loan, equity loan, and IRA with no trouble. My end of year tax report is just 2 clicks and print. QE imported 8 years of transactions and all my custom categories without a hitch. Despite all the flack Intuit has gotten for their slow Mac support, I like Quicken Essentials.
     
  11. flynz4, Mar 21, 2013
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    flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Do yourself a favor and just buy 1Password. Keychain is like a safe... with minimal integration into apps (such as your browser). By contrast 1Password is also a safe except that it cleanly and securely integrates into your browsers and enables using secure passwords very easily.

    Once you get it... you should go to every site (I have hundreds)... and reset passwords to be unique (to each site) very complex auto generated passwords. Also... you need to set similar tough answers to the "mothers maiden name", "first car", or "favorite pet". For example... a typical response might be favorite pet = fK8}vgUeU+n7jZKHFUxUjnKY. Also... make up a unique and "untrue" birthday for every site that requests birthday information. All this complexity will be hidden inside of 1Password... and actually logging in to each site will be automatic.

    /Jim
     

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