Really Useful Business / Finance Apps

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  1. Kelvin

    Kelvin Active Member

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    Ok, just do a search for business apps in Versiontracker and you'll see how many business and finance related apps are out for the mac (most being shareware you can try out and buy if you find it useful).

    Off the top of my head, here are a few of the apps that I tried out: Liquid Ledger, Macjournal, Curio, Money, My Money and a few others with names I can't remember.

    Here are the few I kept and are currently using:
    (1) Studiometry (project management... try this if you find Entourage cumbersome for this purpose)
    (2) Accounts (personal and business expense tracking)
    (3) Stickybrain (random notes manager and journal. Best of all it syncs with your palm!)
    (4) OmniOutliner Pro (idea development manager and marketing plan organizer / outliner. Nothing comes close IMHO).
     
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    For stock portfoio management, I like iStock. :)
     
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    Omnigraffle is pretty good too (like Visio), comes pre-installed in some Macs.

    Useful for generating procedures/processes (required by ISO), aside from the usual network topology diagrams I make on occasion.
     
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    Quickbooks
     
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    What's the pros and cons of Liquid Ledger vs Accounts?
     
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    Can "Accounts" handle multiple currencies? Pesos?

    [Edited on 8-12-2005 by james]
     
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    @Dave_D: which macs would those be exactly?

    @Kelvin: how are sticky brain and omni outliner different? they seem similar. is there any features in each that make you use each one for a particular purpose?




    [Edited on 12-8-2005 by ultratramp]
     
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    I dunno... but our Powerbooks come with it. No Nanosaur though he he he...
     
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    Studiometry looks nice but got a bad review at Macworld. Any alternatives?

    [Edited on 8-12-2005 by pran]
     
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    studiometry is currently at version 3.03 while the version macworld reviewed was 1.1, perhaps in the span of 2 point upgrades studiometry may have done its homework and worked out the kinks.
     
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    I can't live without my trusty Notebook from Circus Ponies Software. It contains almost everything I need to work with on a daily basis: meeting notes, presentation outlines, miscellaneous ideas, voice notes, email excerpts, and even (in conjunction with my trusty CanoScan scanner) financial reports, faxes, artwork, proposals, etc in PDF form. All in a great looking, easy to use interface.

    Well worth the $50 registration cost and the only application whose data I back up religiously on a weekly basis.

    EDIT: Here's a review of Notebook (by someone named Tera Patrick, no less) that sums up what I love about this app. Bear in mind that this was written in 2004 about Notebook 1.2 and the current 2.0 version is much improved since then.

    EDIT AGAIN: Her name is Tera Patricks, with an "s". Touché. Then again, she also runs Mac360.com with a blonde named Bambi Hambi. I kid you not.

    [Edited on 8-13-2005 by vicicasas]
     
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    I second Vic's recommendation of Circus Ponies Notebook.

    It's probably the best money I spent for software on my Mac.

    I use Notebook for keeping tabs on my collectibles, making outlines, taking down notes, making lists, making drafts and as a general purpose scrapbook.

    Ah Tera Patrick. Had the pleasure of meeting her at an autograph signing last year. I have an autographed DVD, and I got to shake her hand too!
     
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    Nope, single currency only. I actually like it because it's pretty straightforward and does it job with virtually no learning curve.
     
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    I use sticky brain for random notes, reminders and ideas while I use Omnioutliner to, guess what :), outline them to a more clear, coherent and concise manner (if someone else needs to read them).
     
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    Inventory Software

    Do you know of any software that can handle inventory management?
     
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    I swear by the MYOB suite of products for the Mac

    MYOB=Mind Your Own Business
     
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    @ultratramp, thanks for the suggestion. BTW, do you know any other time tracking software similar to Studiometry?
     
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    Is there Quickbooks for Mac? Where can I get one?
     
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    Sorry for the multiple posts but I think mentioning this on all threads that mentions MYOB will help Mac users find a localized version of MYOB. I'm was looking for a multiplatform accounting app so I dug up info on the local MYOB distributor from the MYOB Asia site.

    PHILIPPINES
    BCS Systems & Technologies, Inc.
    2A H&M Building,
    13-15 Linaw Street,
    Sta Mesa Heights,
    Quezon City, Philippines.
    Phone : (632) 448 5128-34
    Fax No : (632) 712 6446
    Email : [email protected]

    Called them and they said the Mac version will have to come from Australia and they may not be able to give support for Mac-specific problems. I assume though that the Mac version isnt too different and the localized files developed for Windows can be read by the Mac version

    [Edited on 11.16.05 by King]
     

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