Checkbook Pro
App Review

On April 10, 2012, in Apps, Mac OS X, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Checkbook Pro
Splasm Software
Version reviewed: 2.3.1
License: US$24.95

When Mac OS X Lion 10.7 was introduced and some financial apps became incompatible with the Mac, users despaired because they could no longer access their financial files that stretched back over the years. This lapse caused many Mac users to abandon ship and seek shelter elsewhere. There are a number of alternatives ranging from simple, basic check registers to hugely complex packages that track your investments, annuities, net worth, real estate holdings, and brew espresso for you.

Attempting to sort through the many commercial, freeware, and shareware financial apps that are available is a daunting task. Will this one provide good year-end reports? Will that one categorize properly? Can I import my previous files? It’s a frustrating trial and error maze.

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Mint for iPhone and iPad
Review

On February 21, 2012, in Features, by Steve Hammond

Mint for iPhone and iPad
Price: Free
Company: Intuit

Mint.com is a free web site that allows users to aggregate their financial information in one place. After creating an account on Mint.com, you can add all of your bank or credit card accounts. From there, Mint.com will combine the transactions of all of your accounts into a single view. Mint.com provides the possibility to clarify each transaction with customizable categories.

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