Moneydance

Version: 2011 || Release Date: 2011-05-12 || License: Shareware (39.99) App Owner: sreilly

Moneydance is a cross-platform personal finance program. Much more stable and bug free than Quicken. Supports online banking + bill payment, budgets, various graphs and reports, multiple currencies, tracks portfolio---basically everything you would expect in a personal finance manager.

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7 Opinions

Still using Moneydance. There was a hickup with Java 6 and security, but that seems to be sorted out. Still haven't found anything better.

I moved from iBank 2 to Moneydance 2008 after a period of parallel running, and am liking it quite a bit, even compared to iBank 3. It's not as ugly as it used to be, it is feature rich with good reporting, and is very stable. I've had to say goodbye to iBank for now, but glad I've found Moneydance.

I've been using Moneydance for over 3 years on Mac and Linux.

What it like:
- Rock solid. Unlike some other apps, it never crashed, never lost data
- Cross-platform
- Real double-entry bookkeeping
- very flexible account and category setup
- can open multiple windows simultaneously
- very nice price
- mulitple currencies
- no gimmicks
- Responsive developer
- Friendly and supportive user community

What I don't like:
- the looks are not up to the standards of a spoiled OS X user
- the workflow "feels" clumsier than it is (actually the UI has many well thought-through details)
- budget planning way too limited to be useful
- reporting is very basic

I like this app, because I can really manage my finances. It has all the features I really need (and lacks somme I really want). I haven't found any other app on Mac or Linux that was flexible enough to really capture all aspects of my finances. I didn't need any odd workarounds. Unlike other apps, it doesn't annoy with visual span and doesn't pretend to make financial stuff easier than it is.

Moneydance enables (and requires) the user to really understand bookkeeping. In my book this is a good thing.

Got tired of Quicken and settled on Moneydance. Developer is responsive. It handles various currencies well (a must for me) as well as stocks, all with online lookups for rates/prices.

It has a good find and uses double-entry bookkeeping. This includes categories, which be can be a bit confusing, but makes sense once you figure it out.

In short, a great program.

Well worth the price! And much better than other big-name commercial offerings... Try it!

imagine Quicken for Mac, except everything works the way its supposed to and isn't as fugly.

the newer version really slowed down performance though! reverted to an older version.