Currency conversions

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11 Mar, 2010 07:00 PM

Wow, thought I had found a replacement for Quicken, but alas another financial program that missed the mark by inches (most of your Mac competition missed it by yards & miles).

I am still relegated to using the Quicken Windows version on my Mac, since I have yet to find a good Mac program that handles everything I need.

Suggestion!!! You should take a look at how Quicken for Windows handles currency transfers. The fact that I have to figure out an exact currency factor every time I do an account to account transfer is poor! You assume that the conversion factor is going to be whatever is downloaded at the moment, but that is simply not the case.

Quicken for Windows gets it right because they ask during the transfer transaction what the converted dollar amount is and then figure out a rate. This is MUCH faster for a user. I trade US $ for CAD $ because I have accounts in both countries and a simple popup asking me what my US dollars converted to in CAD dollars (& vice-versa) is so much easier.

The above would be ideal, but even doing as some of your Mac competition does and allow the user to input a dollar amount ... that does not change the associated amount in the other account would be better than what you have.

If you have questions about this, drop me an email and I will gladly give input.

If you ever get this working in a way that makes it simple for me, I will gladly buy your program.

  1. 1 Posted by Jon Hoover on 15 Apr, 2010 08:15 PM

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    Thanks so much for the suggestion. Sorry that we can't quiet yet compel you to switch over. I've created in our bug tracking system an enhancement request ticket. Heres the link for it, at which you can vote for it:

    Jon Hoover, Moneydance Support

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