Sharing Moneydance app vs data?

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18 Mar, 2023 05:10 PM

Hello, have seen a few older questions/discussion regarding the ability to share the MD data file between a couple of computers (self and spouse). The question I have is, does that require a separate purchase of Moneydance for spouse to use? I looked in the family purchases and don't see where Moneydance appears in the spousal purchases to download. So not looks like it, but want to confirm before further consideration of our approach to managing our family's financial data.

Many thanks in advance.


  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 18 Mar, 2023 06:00 PM

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    No. You don’t need another license. Just download the app and use the same license.

    Synchronise the data with file/syncing/Dropbox folders on primary. And then file/new/open sync’d folder.

  2. 2 Posted by TRudolph on 18 Mar, 2023 06:29 PM

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    Thanks! Fantastic. So even though the button displays $49.95, one is not actually charged until a license is purchased after the download?

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 18 Mar, 2023 06:44 PM

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    Just download and install from here... Do not click purchase. Once installed, click the register option within the app and enter the code you purchased before. MAKE SURE all installations are same version...

  4. 4 Posted by TRudolph on 18 Mar, 2023 06:51 PM

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    Fantastic. Thanks. Was just looking at the App Store. I'll direct the wife to this website.

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 18 Mar, 2023 07:19 PM

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    Ah. Where did you purchase the main license from?

  6. 6 Posted by dwg on 18 Mar, 2023 09:19 PM

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    If you purchased from Apple's App Store it is possible to take advantage of family sharing.

    I extracted the following from another discussion

    To take advantage of Apple Family sharing on your Mac that has been purchased by a family member, you can follow the steps in this article -

    On the purchasers Mac -
        • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing.
        • Confirm the Apple ID that you want to use for Family Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is selected.
        • Then follow the onscreen instructions.

    On other Macs -
        • Open the App Store.
        • Click your name in the bottom corner. If you don't see your name, click the Sign In button, then click your name.
        • To see a family member's content, click your name next to Purchased by. Then choose a family member's name from the list that appears.
        • Download the app that you want.

    Software purchased from the AppS tore can only use Dropbox Connection or iCloud for sharing the data.

  7. 7 Posted by TRudolph on 18 Mar, 2023 10:06 PM

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    Thanks. I thought I replied via email earlier, but for some reason it was not sent. I was able to determine that I did purchase it from Moneydance. Wife has already downloaded it and I am getting her set ups. Thanks much for your most effective and thorough assistance.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Ethan on 19 Mar, 2023 12:01 AM

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    Just to be clear, for non-business use, our licensing policy allows you to install the version of Moneydance you have purchased on as many computers as you need in your household, regardless of operating system. Simply use the same license key you are given for your initial purchase on your other household computers.

    And just to make sure you have followed the correct process, information for setting up syncing between computers can be found at:

    Infinite Kind Support

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