And again I have to look at my personal finance software. Midnight Software, the maker of ChaChing, has been acquired by Intuit. And the latest version of ChaChing was still not workable enough for me. So time to abandon ship and look for something else again. So I am updating my earlier list. This time I created a list of requirements in order to take a more logic approach.
As I have a lot of trouble exporting from ChaChing, it seems that no other app can read their export-file, I decided to start over again with a clean slate at the beginning of the year. I started looking at the staff picks on the Apple website. I created a set of QIF in order to test the various applications.
-1 CheckBook Pro is way to simple for my needs. I especially need some reporting options.
-1 Fortora Fresh Finance did look to simple, did not even download it.
-1 GnuCash is totally incompliant with MacOSX -> big fail.
+1 iBank - I was able to import my QIF-files successfully. And the across accounts reporting works as well. Clean application. I like it;
0 iCash is very nice. I think it handles all my needs. It has a more accountancy approach to personal finance, which I am not familiar with. The way accounts must be used as categories seems cumbersome. Unfortunately is not a great MacOSX-compatible application;
+2 iCompta - this application seems to fulfill my needs. I like the filter function, so I can see only the transactions I want to see;
-1 MoneyDance does not appeal to me. It looks not very nice;
0 MoneyWell is very nice as well, it seems to offer a bit more than I need. But it has the advantage of being file based. I have to manage three totally separate finances. Latest version does not want to start anymore;
0 Money works pretty well and offers a good export file. I think I could live with this app;
-1 MyMoney is not an Apple-like app, so I do not bother to look into it;
-1 Prospects looks very nice. Unfortunately the reporting is to limited;
-1 Squirrel - is not document based, so it can not handle my different finance sets. It did import my QIF’s well. For the rest it seems very nice, but I did not investigate to deeply;
-1 Stash seems to work pretty well. Unfortunately I miss reporting summed over accounts per categories;
Its seems that iCompta comes on top. I Bought this application. Now onto migration.