any Good alternatives to MS money?

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  1. lawrencebosox45

    lawrencebosox45 Active Member

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    one of my main reasons for installing parallels on my mac was to use MS money (Microsoft's financial similar to quicken)

    MS money is actually a great program thats really easy to use and, for me, a lot more user friendly than Quicken for mac.
    im getting tired of having to open parallels just to use a couple programs (no matter what parallels is a total ram hog).

    ive tried Buddi, quicken for mac, and right now moneydance (this one looks like it has potential). maybe there are other mac users out there who know of a good personal finance app(S)?

    even in the other mac user sights (us mac sights) the users admit that they wish there was MS money available for mac.
     
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    my wife uses ibank...
     
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    i'm sure there's a thread here on finance software, read it before. try search function :)
     
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    yeah there probably is... but with the advent of the intel processor integration i was thinking there would be better newer alternatives that philmug users were actually using.


    i've actually used ibank and its pretty good (its actually my wife who does all the financial software stuff too!) lets see how she likes it
     
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    I have been using Microsoft Money since 2000 and I have the exact same reason why I am still hanging on to Windows (now via Parallels). I have tried searching for good alternatives to Microsoft Money but until I can't find one. Can iBank import transactions from Money?
     
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    I still find Quicken useful for me :)
     
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    it looks like we are in the same boat with the MS money... actually I'm using Moneydance which you can actually import transactions from MS money. i was so excited at first, but lets just say that is really buggy...

    for all the quicken users (for windows and mac) there is actually a huge bias and rivalry between the two. its like the apple vs microsoft quarrels. i would be so happy to finally see MS money for mac just like MS office for mac. how i wish (use the power of attraction!!)
     
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    I'm trying iBank now, looks promising but I can see that this software will take a while before it "matures". There's a problem with how it handles accounts with multiple currencies. Budgets and forecasts do not convert between currencies. Argh. For now I think I'll stick with MS Money but I won't stop looking for other options.
     
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    I read somewhere that Microsoft does not have plans of creating a Mac version of this software. Tsk.
     

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