I need a checkbook app
April 1, 2020 7:04 AM   Subscribe

I need a straightforward checkbook app: a register that makes reconciling the account straightforward and that can handle recurring transactions. That's really it.

I am looking for an app or software that is a straightforward but robust checkbook register. It should be able to handle recurring transactions. If the same register can handle two accounts, that's a bonus. I do not need budgeting as part of this app, and spending reports are nice but not necessary.

Can be for desktop or, say, an iPad app.

I'm in an Apple environment.

I don't need YNAB. I've done their 34-day trial twice now, and it isn't for me.

Thanks!
posted by Orlop to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I've been using Banktivity. I don't reconcile really, but recurring transactions work well. It does offer budgeting and reporting but they can also easily be ignored.
posted by neilbert at 7:11 AM on April 1, 2020


There's GnuCash. Whether it's straightforward is arguable, though.
posted by bright flowers at 7:52 AM on April 1, 2020 [2 favorites]


Moneydance works for me. $49.99
posted by wearyaswater at 12:22 PM on April 1, 2020


Response by poster: Thanks! I'm checking all of these out and I'm sure one will do what I need.

Ha, "checking." I didn't even do that on purpose.
posted by Orlop at 2:48 PM on April 1, 2020


Thanks! I'm checking all of these out and I'm sure one will do what I need.

I'd be interested in your reviews if you'd care to post an update after suitable time? Thanks!
posted by eviemath at 3:00 PM on April 1, 2020


A new one that looks really basic and simple is called

wxBanker Finance Manager.

It's really just a plain checkbook.
posted by dustpuppy at 5:34 PM on April 1, 2020


I've been using Moneydance for ages, and really like it.
posted by NumberSix at 8:26 PM on April 1, 2020


I use Quicken for this purpose. You can buy an older edition for cheap off eBay. So long as you don't need downloads of transactions and stock prices, this will do you fine.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 10:08 PM on April 1, 2020


I wrote: I use Quicken for this purpose.

Sorry, I now see you're on a Mac. Unless you have some way to run Windows programs, Quicken won't work for you.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 10:26 PM on April 1, 2020


ClearCheckbook if you want something on the web.
posted by WCityMike at 2:23 PM on April 2, 2020


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