Attempting to download trial-version Moneydance for Mac OSX 10.6.8 system

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Victor Smith

16 Apr, 2015 05:19 PM

Hello
I'm very interested in trying out Moneydance for Mac OSX 10.6.8 system to replace my Quicken 2007 for Mac.
Currently have 4 years of data in main Quicken database file, and application crashes anytime I select ad hoc
reports where I filter items from Memo or Class data fields . . . so am ready to switch !!
 
However I need ability to do many ad-hoc transaction reports with sub totals on payees, categories, and
Class [ think it is Tag in Moneydance ], so need to know if this is possible.

Want to download older version 1st to see how it runs on Mac Pro tower running 10.6.8, but
Moneydance zip download hangs at the 2.2 MB point. Can I get a better link to try it?

Thanks

  1. 1 Posted by Winnie Aleshire on 17 Apr, 2015 01:59 PM

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    Hi Victor,

    In Moneydance reports & graphs are available (categories & tags are our equivalent to Class). Hopefully you'll be able to successfully download the trial version, and play around with the program first to see if it suits your needs. Can you tell me where you were trying to download the trial from before?

    If you haven't already, I encourage you to download our free trial version and experiment with the program before you decide if you would like to purchase it. The demo version is fully functional and allows you to manually enter 100 transactions. Imported transactions are not limited, so you'll be able to fully test connections with your bank. If you decide to purchase the program at a later date you can keep all your data, the license key simply unlocks the ability to manually enter more transactions. You can download the trial version of Moneydance from here:

    http://infinitekind.com/downloads

    For more information on how to get the most out of your trial period, check out our blog post on the subject.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance!

    Winnie Aleshire
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Vic Smith on 17 Apr, 2015 10:07 PM

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    Winnie Aleshire 



    Thanks for your prompt reply to my email.



    I was finally able to download the trial MoneyDance 2014 following your email.


    I was running a network sniffer during my download attempts and discovered

    the download  server was having to reconnect to my FTP request, and eventually

    disconnected.


    the link I was using was      http://infinitekind.com/download_2014


    At any rate, I was able to import my legacy Quicken file with 2014/2015 data,

    without any issues.   Some accounts had duplicate opening balances for some

    reason, so I am checking all others to ensure everything came over into the 

    MD2014 application.


    I must say that I was a little disappointed in the ability to generate ad hoc transaction

    reports.   I was never able to show a summary of expenses (totals by Payee).

    Also because as a user, I cannot control the columns I want to report, MoneyDance

    reports causes me to use more ink/toner- due to fact that it prints columns of

    data I don't need.    In fact, when I generated a transaction report to list all medical

    expenses for family members - where all I wanted was: Date, Account, Payee, Category,

    Memo, and Amount, the MD2014 application printed reports that contained 30% more

    text than the equivalent Quicken report.


    [ This info was developed from taking the MD2014 report, exporting the report to an text

    delimitated file, and doing the same for the equivalent Quicken report.    After exporting

    these reports, I compared the file size of each and found the difference to be on average

    about 36% in KB size.   Then I compared the matrix of the MD2014 report's that was in

    excess of what was needed to be printed on paper and found it took up about 28% of

    the paper in terms of print space. ]


    While its not a rigorous test, it at leasts gives you some perspective of what I'm talking

    about.    Namely, why report data that is not really needed.


    I will run through some more of the MD2014 features when I finally get the accounts 

    resolved and balanced.  I also want to try the Budgeting features later on.


    So far MD2014 appears to be much better at having a robust database underneath

    the application.    My requirement for a better Ad hoc Transaction reporting tool

    within MD2015/2015 is still a deal-breaker for me however.


    The Transaction print dialog menu needs to be improved to help users like me avoid 

    wasting inkl/toner by allowing us to select data fields to print.


    I am attaching a sample print menu to illustrate my points.


    If you want to discuss further, just let me know by email.



    Again, Thanks


    Vic  Smith

    Houston, TX

    Retired from Shell Oil

    Information Technology

    SAP Consultant



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    From: Winnie Aleshire (Support staff)

    Hi Victor,

    In Moneydance reports & graphs are available (categories & tags are our equivalent to Class). Hopefully you'll be able to successfully download the trial version, and play around with the program first to see if it suits your needs. Can you tell me where you were trying to download the trial from before?

    If you haven't already, I encourage you to download our free trial version and experiment with the program before you decide if you would like to purchase it. The demo version is fully functional and allows you to manually enter 100 transactions. Imported transactions are not limited, so you'll be able to fully test connections with your bank. If you decide to purchase the program at a later date you can keep all your data, the license key simply unlocks the ability to manually enter more transactions. You can download the trial version of Moneydance from here:

    http://infinitekind.com/downloads

    For more information on how to get the most out of your trial period, check out our blog post on the subject.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance!

    Winnie Aleshire
    Infinite Kind Support

    On Thu, Apr 16 at 05:19 PM, Victor Smith wrote:

    Hello 
    I'm very interested in trying out Moneydance for Mac OSX 10.6.8 system to replace my Quicken 2007 for Mac. 
    Currently have 4 years of data in main Quicken database file, and application crashes anytime I select ad hoc 
    reports where I filter items from Memo or Class data fields . . . so am ready to switch !! 
      
    However I need ability to do many ad-hoc transaction reports with sub totals on payees, categories, and 
    Class [ think it is Tag in Moneydance ], so need to know if this is possible.

    Want to download older version 1st to see how it runs on Mac Pro tower running 10.6.8, but 
    Moneydance zip download hangs at the 2.2 MB point. Can I get a better link to try it?

    Thanks


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