Syncing with Mobile App

Moneydance 2017 allows you to sync your files seamlessly and efficiently across computers and mobile devices using our fully encrypted incremental syncing engine. Moneydance can now use any shared folder (such as Dropbox) to quickly sync your financial data conflict-free, using end-to-end encryption to maintain your privacy.

We recommend that you do not rely solely on Dropbox for backing up your data.
We'd always recommend backing up your main desktop data set regularly, and with whatever backup method you use to protect your financial information. Automatic backups can be enabled within Preferences --> Backups, and manual backs can be created using File --> Export Backup

It is very important that you ensure the data file you'd like to sync with is not already located in any shared folder (like Dropbox, Network Share, etc) before syncing is setup. We strongly recommend that your main data file (the .moneydance file) is stored locally. In newer versions of Moneydance, you'll be prompted to move the file to your local system, if Moneydance detects the file is being shared.

Open Moneydance to view the file you'd like to share, then navigate to File --> Syncing.

To share your data with a mobile/iOS/Android device, you'll need to ensure you select either Dropbox Folder or Dropbox Connection as the sync method.

Dropbox Folder - Sync using the Dropbox folder on this computer. This will allow Moneydance to process synced data even if you're not connected to the Internet at the time.

Dropbox Connection - Sync by connecting to your Dropbox account. Moneydance will communicate with the Dropbox service if you authorise it to access your files.


You'll then be prompted to create an Encryption Password if you haven't already.
The encryption password should be a unique password and something you should choose. It is not your Dropbox account password, and should not be the same as any other passwords for your own security.

The next step is to install the free app on your mobile device from the iTunes Store if you're using and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or the Google Play Store if you're using Android.

Once installed, open the app to see the “Dropbox" title and logo displayed. Select this, then tap "Connect to Dropbox".

You'll be taken to Dropbox's website to give the Moneydance app permission to access your Dropbox.
If you're already connected to Dropbox on your device, this may be done automatically


If you have more than one file enabled to sync via Dropbox, choose the file you'd like to sync.

Enter the Encryption Password that you created earlier.

Your data should populate into the app, showing the last 365 days of transactions within each account. It may take a few moments for the initial sync to complete and for your account information to display.

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