Do you need a PC for this to work?

 Beth Bulgrien's Avatar

Beth Bulgrien

24 Jan, 2020 11:07 PM

Hi,
I’m looking for an alternative to Quicken 2017 which I currently use and is requiring me to update to continue using. . Quicken requires a PC to work. I’d really like to switch over to chrome book and eliminate my aging PC. Will this program work without the PC base?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 24 Jan, 2020 11:27 PM

    dwg's Avatar

    I'm a fellow user.

    The Moneydance software developers believes it does work and posted this on his Slack site back in August:

    "In case anyone here uses a ChromeBook, it's now possible to run Moneydance on them. Also, I've put out our first of many tutorial videos explaining how to load and run Moneydance on ChromeOS. https://youtu.be/pClqlnj3PGw "

    I do not use Chromebook so can make no comment on it. Otherwise Moneydance works on Windows, Mac & Linux.

  2. 2 Posted by eaglebeckley on 25 Jan, 2020 04:02 AM

    eaglebeckley's Avatar

    Moneydance works on a Chromebook. I have it successfully installed on an Acer Chromebook 14.

  3. 3 Posted by Beth on 25 Jan, 2020 12:45 PM

    Beth's Avatar

    Good to know. Next question then. Could my “Home Base” be an iPad instead of a Chromebook since I already have that?

    Thanks, Beth.

    Sent from my iPad

  4. 4 Posted by eaglebeckley on 25 Jan, 2020 01:23 PM

    eaglebeckley's Avatar

    I believe that there is a Moneydance app for iOS which I suppose would/should work on an iPad but I believe you have to have the "Home Base" file on a PC, Mac, or Linux/Chromebook machine. Below is a link to the AppStore:

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/moneydance/id367748818

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ethan on 25 Jan, 2020 10:56 PM

    Ethan's Avatar

    Hello,

    You will need at least one of the devices you sync with the be a full desktop version of the program. The mobile apps are only made to work as extensions of the main program, not as standalone programs themselves.

    Ethan
    Infinite Kind Support

  6. 6 Posted by Beth Bulgrien on 26 Jan, 2020 12:33 AM

    Beth Bulgrien's Avatar

    Ethan,
    Thanks for your answer. When you say desktop version would that include installation on a PC laptop? Just wanting to make sure I understand completely?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sent from my iPhone

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ethan on 26 Jan, 2020 12:38 AM

    Ethan's Avatar

    Hello Beth,

    Yes, that's correct, I meant the version that will run on a standard desktop or laptop. Not the mobile apps intended for iOS or Android. You can primarily use the iOS app on your iPad if that's your preference, but for that app to work, it needs to be synced with the program on your desktop/laptop.

    Ethan
    Infinite Kind Support

  8. 8 Posted by Beth on 01 Feb, 2020 12:44 AM

    Beth's Avatar

    Ethan,
    If I decide to go with a Chrome book what size memory/ram should I have to support this program? I am noticing that many only have 4gb ram and 32gb internal storage. I’m not sure that would be sufficient.

    Thanks,
    Beth

    Sent from my iPad

Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:

»

Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts

Generic

? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac

Recent Discussions

29 Mar, 2020 07:04 PM
29 Mar, 2020 07:01 PM
29 Mar, 2020 06:27 PM
29 Mar, 2020 06:24 PM
29 Mar, 2020 06:05 PM