Do you need a PC for this to work?

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Beth Bulgrien

24 Jan, 2020 11:07 PM

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

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    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. "

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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:

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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    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.

    Infinite Kind Support

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

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    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.


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