iBank 5 is fully-featured personal finance software for Mac that is uncluttered and easy to use. The software can either download transactions from your banks and credit card accounts or you can easily import transactions from online banking websites. iBank 5 offers budgeting in a traditional row and column budget, or you can use the envelope budgeting option. Support for investments, multiple currency and many other features along with mobile apps for iPhone and iPad make iBank 5 a top choice for anyone who wants to manage all aspects of their finances in one place.
MoneyWell's spending categories look like buckets displayed with the dollar amount available. As income is recorded, it is distributed among the buckets depending on the bill due dates and priority. When expenses are recorded, the buckets start to empty. Tipping a bucket over means you spent more money than you allocated for that expense.
$49.99, free trial.
Quicken 2015 for Mac is a good replacement for Quicken Essentials, and Intuit aims to make this personal finance software for Mac a replacement for Quicken Mac 2007 as well. Quicken 2015 adds investments and income tax support and other features, along with an enhanced interface for Mac. A new free iOS app is available, too.
Liquid Ledger 2 has a ton of personal finance features, and the software looks great. The built-in calculator, multiple currency support and ability to print checks are real time savers. I haven't tested Liquid Ledger 2 yet, but I'm putting it on my review list. The free trial and feature enhancements make Liquid Ledger worth a try.
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05SplashMoney for Mac
SplashMoney started out as a Palm PDA application, then added desktop companion software which turned out to be pretty decent. Now you can get SplashMoney for your Mac desktop (Palm, Pocket PC or Smartphone software is optional). SplashMoney has good feature set, secure Blowfish encryption and is easy to get around in and to use.
You Need A Budget (YNAB) runs on a Mac courtesy of Adobe AIR, a platform that allows for YNAB's slick look with easy to read graphic qualities. YNAB is great for anyone who is really into keeping tabs on their personal budget, but it is also the budgeting software to check out for anyone who wants to get started with budgeting. YNAB offers some great options for support, learning about budgeting and living within your means.
07Fortora Fresh Finance
Personal finance data in Fortora Fresh Finance can be shared among multiple users on one computer or over a network and data works with both the Mac and Windows versions of Fortora Fresh Finance. Each registered copy of Fortora Fresh Finance can be used on up to 3 computers, tech support is free and very responsive and Fortora plans to support multiple versions of the software as it is developed.
GnuCash has small business features but also functions well as personal finance software for Mac and other operating systems. GnuCash has been translated into 21 languages and handles multiple currency exchanges, and it's free.
AceMoney is easy to use but has a few quirks outlined in my review. But, the multiple currency and language support and simple yet effective budgeting tool are all a big plus, and the online user community can't be beaten.
11Budget by Snowmint Creative Solutions LLC
If you are into budgeting, check out how Budget by Snowmint handles envelope budgeting. Budget has an active support forum and upgrades are free, so you only pay for Budget once.
iCash has some decent features for small businesses or self-employed individuals, along with multiple currency support and translation into several languages. iCash even offers image attachments to transactions. However, iCash is not the best option for the average personal finance software user, unless you like to dabble in designing queries to generate financial reports.
13Free Mac Software
There are some great no-cost choices for Mac software. Most of the choices on this list of free financial software have options for Mac systems.
The Best Budget Software for Mac
Manage Money on Your Mac
Looking for personal finance software for your Mac? Here are a dozen choices, whether you're looking for a powerful software that can manage all facets of your finances or a simple app to keep accounts balanced and to maintain a budget. You'll find many options that sync with an iPhone or iPad app.