updated 07:00 pm EDT, Sun May 15, 2011
Revamps transaction interface, other improvements
Moneydance 2011 final has been released, two months after their preview version in March, adding direct support for importing from Quicken Essentials for Mac, the latest version of the personal Quicken product from Intuit. The new version of Moneydance also expands multi-currency abilities, adds new report and graph types, and features a new automatic transaction categorization engine that intelligently classifies transactions by itself. There's also a re-designed interface for confirming and editing downloaded transactions.
The program combines the familiar checkbook-register interface with other features including investment management, budgeting, online banking and bill payment and more to become a full-featured personal financial management application. The 2011 edition improves access to bank websites directly from within the program, adds a transfer report type to help users analyze money flow between accounts, enhanced report printing capabilities and other improvements.
The program also features a free iOS-compatible companion app that synchronizes automatically with the main program to give users up-to-date financial information while on the go.
Moneydance 2011 costs $50 for new users, but Moneydance 2010 customers qualify for a free upgrade. Users of earlier versions may upgrade to the 2011 version for $25. A free trial version is available (limited to 100 manual transactions before requiring purchase, but imported or downloaded transactions are not limited in the trial).