Best Personal Finance Software for Mac - Comparison Table of Top Programs

Best Personal Finance Software for Macs


There are some great personal finance software programs which have been designed for Mac computers. We reviewed the top mac applications and compare their main features below.

 
iBank
Fortora Fresh
Finance
Moneydance 2011
MoneyWell
Quicken Essentials for Mac
 
iBank
Fortora Fresh Finance
Moneydance 2011
Moneywell
Quicken Mac
Prices
 
 
 
 
 
CD / DOWNLOAD
$59.99
$44.99
$39.99
$49.99
$49.99
Rating
4.5 stars
4 stars
4.5 stars
4.25 stars
3.5 stars
Overall Rating                                    
1. Mac Interface                                    
2. Novice Friendly                                    
3. Features                                    
4. Help & Search Functions                                    
5. Customer Support                                    
Features          
Envelope Budgeting System
   
 
Accounts Overview & Registers
Import Bank Transactions
Balance/Reconcile Accounts
Categorize Spending
Set Transaction Import Rules
       
Schedule Recurring Transactions
Process Bill Payments    
*
   
Print Checks
   
Create Budgets
Generate reports/graphs
Debt Management Tools
 
 
Portfolio Management
 
   
Online Portfolio Tracking
 
 
 
 
Stock Price Tracking
 
   
Multi-Currency Support
Download Exchange Rates
   
Export to Tax Prep Software
     
Scan & Save Receipts, Docs
       
iPhone Compatible
       
Cross-Platform  
   
Multi-User  
     
Automatic Backup to .Mac
     
Available in Other Languages    
¹
   
Assistance & Support
email
email/phone
forum
email/forum
email
Free Trial
 
Money Back Guarantee
30-day
60-day
 
60-day
60-day
 
iBank
Fortora Fresh Finance
Moneydance
MoneyWell
Quicken Mac
 
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* Extra fee applies
¹ Available in French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish & Portuguese.


1. iBank 4 (from Igg Software)


Main Benefits. iBank has an impressive interface. We especially like the look and function of the graphs & charts. We also like that you can add notes to almost anything - accounts, portfolios, charts, budgets, statements. iBank also syncs with the iPhone to help you keep an eye on your spending when you're out.


2. Fortora Fresh Finance (from Fortora)


Main Benefits. What's great about Fortora is that each registered copy can be used on up to 3 computers. Very responsive customer service and they are quite receptive to feedback.


3. Moneydance 2011 (from The Infinite Kind)


Main Benefits. Based on the Java operating system, runs on XP, Vista, Mac, Linux.
The program also translates into other languages such as French, Spanish, German.


4. MoneyWell (from No Thirst Software)


Main Benefits. MoneyWell is different in that it is an envelope-based budgeting program and so helps you track your money before spending. Customer service and query response time is excellent. iPhone compatibility to come soon.


5. Quicken Essentials for Mac (from Intuit)


Main Benefits. Quicken Essentials has a great Mac interface, but is more basic than the other options here. This version does not offer advanced budgeting features but I understand the Intuit team are working on adding new functionality all the time.



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