How does Moneydance compare?

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Laura Schappert

22 Nov, 2015 12:58 AM


When I purchased my last MacBook Pro in 2012 and realized Quicken didn't provide updates for Macs I ended up purchasing iBank. I've regretted it ever since. Then, I tried QuickBooks online and have regretted that as well. I've been looking for a bookkeeping option similar to Quicken that works on Macs and recently heard about Moneydance. I'd love to know how Moneydance compares to Quicken. I'm looking for a simple, straightforward desktop bookkeeping application that works consistently for personal and business transactions. Thanks!


  1. 1 Posted by David Hanley on 22 Nov, 2015 01:10 AM

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    Hi Laura,

    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:

    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!

    David Hanley
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Laura Schappert on 22 Nov, 2015 01:29 AM

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    Hi David,

    Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I will try the demo version of Moneydance. With that, I have a couple questions.

    1) I will be importing QIF file(s) from iBank. Do I import each account separately (for example, personal savings account, personal checking account, business savings account business checking account, etc.) or do I import all accounts in one QIF file?

    2) How often are updates provided for Mac?


    Warm Regards,
    Laura Schappert
    SedonaVA <>

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 22 Nov, 2015 03:56 AM

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    Infinite Kind generally recommend importing all accounts in one file, I did one account per file as I had no choice and it worked ok, so I imagine it could also be dependent on the data.

    Updates are provide for all platforms simultaneously. There is no set date or timeframe for releases, however over this year I have seen new stable releases every 4-8 weeks and an average or 2 or so preview releases each week.


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