A short list of why I like this software

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05 Sep, 2011 03:22 PM

1) Cross platform support (particularly Linux). This is the way all software should be developed!
2) The simple and fair licensing
3) The iPhone app
4) Great support

  1. 1 Posted by bwells on 29 Oct, 2011 05:54 PM

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    I agree!

    And want to thank MD Support for bringing back the "old" transaction reports.

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Spencer on 29 Oct, 2011 07:11 PM

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    You are most welcome. Thank you for your kind words of support.

    Ben Spencer
    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by motomixon on 26 Feb, 2012 05:06 PM

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    ++++!!!! Dave has nailed it.

    Although in all <> he should have added: IT'S NOT WINDOWS!!! THE ENDUSER CAN FINALLY DUMP WINDOWS!!! AND DUMP $@%@%@%QUICKEN#%##% !!!!

    Beyond that -- a very nice program -- yes, it still has room to grow, but I will put my suggestions/questions in another section of this forum.

    Yes, the licensing is absolutely awesome. I guess MoneyDance isn't owned by Micro$oft, nor the (poi$oned-) Apple.

    (Sorry about the above comments, but really, having used DOS, Windows, Apple since the IBM PC years (dual floppy disks) the chance to work exclusively on Linux is still mind-boggling. (Especially whenever I have to start up my Win7 machine and it's endless endless updates.)

  4. 4 Posted by mrdooba on 22 Apr, 2012 08:45 PM

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    You missed the reason that always strikes me when I use Moneydance: I like this software because I believe the people who write and support Moneydance aspire to making a great product. They are limited by time, money, and other resources, but you can only hit as high as you aim. Intuit lost interest in making Quicken a great program long ago, for them it is more of a loss leader. They just want you on the upgrade treadmill and to get on with signing up for their credit cards.

  5. 5 Posted by motomixon on 22 Apr, 2012 09:17 PM

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    I agree with mrdooba. Intuit is in the business of selling you services, not software solutions. I just had to install Quickbooks for Mac for a local school (their choice, not mine). Extraordinarily obnoxious the various sales pitches that occurred during installation. Close reading required to determine that additional costs were involved and the such services were not part of the QB package.

  6. 6 Posted by mukhtar on 25 May, 2013 05:37 AM

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    I must congratulate you on a superb software. Among its many plusses the following is a short list of what I like particularly:
    1. 3 decimal places - almost impossible to find in other software. Very useful for Omani Rial.
    2. Cross platform, I can use and update the same file on my Mac laptop, my Windows PC or on my iPhone - awesome!
    3. Reporting - quite flexible in creating various types of reports.
    I have only used this software since last year and I am finding new features as I go along. I am yet to explore properly the investment side of the software. I will also report separately any suggestions that I have. Congratulations once again!

  7. 7 Posted by Scott Meehan on 25 May, 2013 07:52 PM

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    Thanks for you kind words! We're very happy to hear that Moneydance is working well for you.

    Please let us know if we can be of any assistance!

    Scott Meehan
    Moneydance Support

  8. 8 Posted by HR on 14 Jul, 2013 07:33 PM

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    I have been using Quicken Essentials since it was released and it is gawd-awful! Could anyone here tell me the advantages of using Moneydance over QE? I desperately want to leave QE, but only if I can get some value added other than "it's not an Intuit product." The latter is a plus, but just not enough to justify the cost of a switch.

    Things I would like that I do not have in QE:

    --Download from online accounts at any time and as often as desired (QE goes through some sort of intermediate site that only allows once a day download).

    --Ability to combine account balances in meta accounts (like a retirement balances account that is comprised of the balances from different sources).

    --Ability to track accounts; i.e., investment tools.

    What I do not want to lose:

    --Categorization and tagging of transactions.
    --Interface with TurboTax.


  9. 9 Posted by -Kevin N. on 14 Jul, 2013 08:24 PM

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    Hi HR,

    If you haven't done so already, download the free, demo-mode version of Moneydance.
    Demo-mode is fully functional except for a restriction of 100 manually entered txns. (imported txns do not count towards the limit)

    If your financial institutions (FI) provide direct-connect through an OFX server then you will be able to download data at any time as many times a day as you want.
    Here is a link to the supported FI's. Be sure to read the paragraph at the top of the page:

    Moneydance can also manually import OFX, OFC, QFX and QIF files. It can also import CSV files but not for investment type accounts.

    I'm not sure about the meta-account thing that you are interested in. This may be able to be obtained through a report of some sort.

    Tracking accounts through reports and / or graphs is available.

    Categories should transfer over with your QE data. I can't say for sure whether Tags will.

    Alas, no interface with Turbo Tax is available from within Moneydance. It is probably a proprietary software arrangement with Intuit.

    HTH -Kevin N.

  10. 10 Posted by djacoby234 on 07 Oct, 2013 03:58 PM

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    I enjoy MoneyDance because it does not change often (no annual upgrade). It works on a non-MS-Windows computer system. It does everything that I need it to do. The person who helps me with my income taxes once commented that the reports are "ugly". He no longer makes that comment; he has learned from many of his customers that we are not interested in wasting resources on computer tech support. Since using MoneyDance, I've selected banks and brokerage services who have good online support systems. It is no longer necessary for me to "quickenize" or "turbo-tax-icize" every little detail. MoneyDance helps me to keep track of the big picture.

  11. 11 Posted by Simon on 01 Nov, 2013 04:08 PM

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    I love this... it's so nice when the happy folk come to the fore on the forum. Personally, I would add to the list:
    1. Moneydance has NEVER let me down
    2. There are very few few visual frills. I like that.
    3. It's simple and yet is extremely capable
    4. Syncs reliably to all my devices

    I just realised as I write this that Moneydance is the only piece of software that I own where I don't go hunting for alternatives. I am completely satisfied.

  12. 12 Posted by Scott Meehan on 01 Nov, 2013 04:44 PM

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    Hi everyone,

    Thank you all for all your kind words about Moneydance! We're very happy to hear that you're happy with Moneydance.

    If any of you (or anyone else who's happy with Moneydance) is up for it, we'd love it if you would share your praise for Moneydance on the Mac App Store (if you purchased Moneydance from there, or for the Moneydance iOS app for syncing) or anywhere else that aggregates user reviews for software products (like Macupdate.com or CNet downloads, for example), to help us continue to build a positive reputation and expand our customer base.

    We strive to provide great software and great support for it, so hearing praise from our happy customers makes all our work worthwhile! Thanks so much again and please let us know if we can be of any assistance!

    Scott Meehan
    Moneydance Support

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