Hate Quicken!! Recommend me other software!!

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Andre, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Andre

    Andre Guest

    I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for us.
    So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate that
    software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was succesfull,
    but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from 2002
    till today to found the error???
    What other software will work as Money???
    Thanks
     
    Andre, Apr 7, 2010
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  2. Andre

    Kevin Guest

    Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their
    website. HTH -Kevin N.

    "Andre" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
    >us.
    > So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
    > that
    > software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
    > succesfull,
    > but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    > original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
    > 2002
    > till today to found the error???
    > What other software will work as Money???
    > Thanks
     
    Kevin, Apr 8, 2010
    #2
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  3. Andre

    Bob Peel Guest

    Unless you are heavily dependant on downloads why move away from Money?

    There are posters on here who are still using versions back to Money 95 and
    MS stopped supporting them a looooong time ago!

    Bob Peel

    "Andre" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
    > us.
    > So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
    > that
    > software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
    > succesfull,
    > but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    > original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
    > 2002
    > till today to found the error???
    > What other software will work as Money???
    > Thanks
     
    Bob Peel, Apr 8, 2010
    #3
  4. Andre

    Dominick Guest

    Did you look at your log file on the conversion? I converted all my
    data from 1996 and it balanced to the penny after I found few errors in
    my Money Data. Also, did you use the published procedures step-by-step?

    Sorry it didn't work out for you!

    On 4/7/2010 11:51 AM, Andre wrote:
    > I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for us.
    > So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate that
    > software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was succesfull,
    > but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    > original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from 2002
    > till today to found the error???
    > What other software will work as Money???
    > Thanks
     
    Dominick, Apr 10, 2010
    #4
  5. Andre

    ameridan Guest

    Like Bob says, why abandon Money? Just keep it going OFFLINE with add-on
    scripts. See my Blog for more - we're making improvements every day!

    http://microsoftmoneyoffline.wordpress.com/

    -Dan

    "Bob Peel" wrote:

    > Unless you are heavily dependant on downloads why move away from Money?
    >
    > There are posters on here who are still using versions back to Money 95 and
    > MS stopped supporting them a looooong time ago!
    >
    > Bob Peel
    >
    > "Andre" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
    > > us.
    > > So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
    > > that
    > > software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
    > > succesfull,
    > > but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    > > original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
    > > 2002
    > > till today to found the error???
    > > What other software will work as Money???
    > > Thanks

    >
     
    ameridan, Apr 10, 2010
    #5
  6. Andre

    Jim Guest

    Also check your view, I noticed that Quicken changes the balance based on
    the view. For example, I imagine that most of us filter out reconciled
    transactions. Intuit decided that looking at your register is like viewing a
    report (I guess it supports lazy programming) and thus your balance changes
    depending on how you are filtering your transactions.

    "Dominick" <> wrote in message
    news:OF$...
    > Did you look at your log file on the conversion? I converted all my data
    > from 1996 and it balanced to the penny after I found few errors in my
    > Money Data. Also, did you use the published procedures step-by-step?
    >
    > Sorry it didn't work out for you!
    >
    > On 4/7/2010 11:51 AM, Andre wrote:
    >> I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
    >> us.
    >> So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
    >> that
    >> software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
    >> succesfull,
    >> but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
    >> original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
    >> 2002
    >> till today to found the error???
    >> What other software will work as Money???
    >> Thanks
     
    Jim, Apr 12, 2010
    #6
  7. Andre

    Chris Cowles Guest

    I found that, too. It's totally ludicrous but is what it is.

    "Jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Also check your view, I noticed that Quicken changes the balance based on
    > the view. For example, I imagine that most of us filter out reconciled
    > transactions. Intuit decided that looking at your register is like viewing
    > a report (I guess it supports lazy programming) and thus your balance
    > changes depending on how you are filtering your transactions.
     
    Chris Cowles, Apr 18, 2010
    #7
  8. Andre

    RichT Guest

    "Kevin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their



    I like the look of moneydance - it is open source so not likely to be
    abandoned if the owners get bored (unlike MS!) and it is multi-platform.

    BUT it cannot convert a Money file (it seems MS have given the file
    structure to Inuit, but not to Moneydance). So transferring data is very
    laborious and - from extensive reading of the Moneydance forum - conversion
    is unreliable.
     
    RichT, Apr 23, 2010
    #8
  9. Andre

    Kevin Guest

    Rich T,
    You'll have to export your MS Money data to loose .qif
    then import it into Moneydance.
    The Moneydance Knowledge base has step by step
    instructions.:
    http://help.infinitekind.com/faqs/frequently-asked-questions-2/moving-from-ms-money-to-moneydance
    Laborious, yes. Unreliable, not so much.
    HTH -Kevin N.

    "RichT" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    >
    >
    > "Kevin" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their

    >
    >
    > I like the look of moneydance - it is open source so not likely to be
    > abandoned if the owners get bored (unlike MS!) and it is multi-platform.
    >
    > BUT it cannot convert a Money file (it seems MS have given the file
    > structure to Inuit, but not to Moneydance). So transferring data is very
    > laborious and - from extensive reading of the Moneydance forum -
    > conversion is unreliable.
     
    Kevin, Apr 24, 2010
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