what personal finance software app should I buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thatin, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. thatin macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    I'm looking for a personal finance software for my new macbook air. All I need just to manage my spending only. :D all help are much appreciated!!!
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Mint is free (web-based) and has an excellent suite of resources, as well as an iPhone and Android app.
  5. frocco macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009
    MoneyWell or Budget for me.

  6. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I am using Quicken Essentials for Mac and I like it. It does everything I need it to do. Keeps track of my 401K and all my checking, savings, loan and credit card accounts.
  7. fhaddad macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011

    The best one after trying some iBank for a simple reason, you can have a version on your iPhone so you plug everything and once gone home it will sync automatically, also I like the fact that you can add icons to the categories.

    I think it is the best one after I had a lot of time evaluating many of them. The only issue is when you want to have a version on your iPhone and iPad and then Mac then it is a little hassle but i am sure the developers will sort it soon

    Ah one more thing, the developers are really helpful once you send them a question they answer it quickly and they are very helpful
  8. vix2000 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    I am still running quicken in windows virtualbox as the mac version doesn't have calendar view. Do any of the above alternatives?
  9. johnc22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    I've been demo-ing MoneyDance 2011 and it fails to connect to two of my banks (the only two I've tried) and they are not tiny community banks, but large, well known financial institutions.

    I guess I'll try iBank next but the Amazon reviews are blisteringly bad.

    I'm bootcamping for Quicken right now but would like to get a Mac based application to replace it. Having read a bunch of the threads here, and given Microsoft's exit from the market (though Money blew away Quicken IMO), it seems that no one is able to develop a good financial application these days, for Windows or the Mac.

    Quicken for Windows sucks hard, but it's the only game in town unless Mint does it for you. To hear that Quicken for Mac is even worse is disappointing.
  10. mffl04 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2011
    I've been using iBank for a couple of weeks now (free trail). I really like the app so far. Came from Quicken 2010 running windows on my iMac. I was really hoping for Intuit would star supporting Mac, but that isn't going to happen. I enjoy the UI and the customer support is fantastic. If the can get there ***** straight with Vangaurd, It would be perfect. Also hoping they integrate iCloud into the app so you can sync your iPhone (hopefully iPad soon) over 3G from anywhere. How do you like it so far?
  11. Schlumpfine macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    SmartLedger....try it for free it's awesome. Simple but effective. :eek: I hope this helps!

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