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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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Mint for iPhone and iPad

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

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

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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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