When you download Moneydance from our website directly, you'll initially be running the trial version.
The trial version is identical to the licensed version.
The only limitation is the number of manually entered transactions, capped at 100.
When viewing the Summary page, you'll see a blue bar at the top of the screen that displays -
Demo mode: You may manually enter X more transactions as part of your free trial
Once you've purchased Moneydance from our website directly, you'll receive a license key via email.
You need to enter your license key to remove the trial limitations.
You can select Help > Register Moneydance to enter the license key.
Or select "Enter License" in the blue banner at the top of your Summary page (on the right).
If you're viewing the "Welcome to Moneydance" window, you won't be able to register yet.
You should follow the steps in this article to create or access a data file.
Then you'll be viewing the main program window.
From here, you can follow the steps above to register the program.
To check if the program is registered, you can navigate to Help > About Moneydance
(If you're using a Mac, choose Moneydance > About Moneydance).
In the window that opens you'll either see "Unregistered" or your license key will be displayed.
If you purchased Moneydance from a third party like the Mac App Store or the Microsoft Store, you aren't sent a license key because the program is registered automatically.
If you purchased from a third party, do not download the version from our website - Apple and Microsoft run their own purchasing and licensing systems separate from ours, so your purchase will not be recognized.
You can download updates for Moneydance via the relevant store page directly rather than from our website.