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Fresh Finance is a straightforward personal finance software for everyone; it's simple yet powerful. Easily manage your personal finances, such as balancing the checkbook, keeping track of credit cards, bill reminders, online bill pay, budgeting and more. Generate reports to see where your money is going, and make tax time easy. The streamlined user interface has an easy learning curve, and you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Features:

  • Track your bank accounts, credit cards, loans and expenditures
  • Pay your bills online
  • Uncluttered user interface is more...

What's New

Version 2.0.6:
  • Added ability to save reports
  • Credits are displayed before debits in the transaction register for transactions that occur on the same day to prevent erroneous negative balances
  • Fixed issue with Cleared Balance column and Reconciled transactions
  • Balances on the left are now displayed in Bold for easier reading
  • Find feature now also lists more...

Requirements

OS X 10.4 or later

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from Monty

Just purchased this program to convert from iBank 4. Had several problems with the QIF import and contacted the company. In over 3 weeks, I've not gotten a single reply. NOTHING. No autobot response, no links to FAQs I might have missed, more...

3 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.3
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PeterC7981 Member IconReview+0
PeterC7981
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Have used this for a few years. Have persevered with annoying habit of reporting error on closing and having to pay for upgrade each year and upgrade licence not being accepted. Latest version has removed a report that I used each month. As with previous issues I have had, and this is the major reason why I would not recommend anyone buying this, there is no support whatsoever. Emails just get totally ignored. There are plenty of others out there. Personally have moved to Moneydance where support is really quick.

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Version 2.0.6
Caulfield Member IconReview+0
Caulfield
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I'm having the same issue as earlier commentators - expiry notices appearing and the new, bought code not being accepted. Plus attempts to contact Fortora on this issue get absolutely no response. It's a pity since it's good software but I guess that I'll need to look elsewhere.

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Version 2.0.6
AnaG1916 Member IconReview+2
AnaG1916
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I was a long time Quicken user and was looking for an alternative that was user friendly but still had all the features I need. Fresh Finance fit my needs perfectly. I tried other alternatives but this one was the only one that had the features I needed and was well designed and easy to understand. I love the clean straightforward interface. Well done!!!

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Version 2.0.5
Monty Member IconReview+109
Monty
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Just purchased this program to convert from iBank 4. Had several problems with the QIF import and contacted the company. In over 3 weeks, I've not gotten a single reply. NOTHING. No autobot response, no links to FAQs I might have missed, absolutely nothing. A company must support its product, especially for new users. This company fails to respond to any requests for assistance. UNACCEPTABLE. It shows they only want your money and will provide no help if you need it.

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Version 2.0.3
SusanP6409 Member IconComment+0
SusanP6409
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Sorry -- just saw that a 5-licence family pack is available on the "Deal" page.

Does this mean you would have to pay a license upgrade for each license each year, or would it be a bundled upgrade fee?

Thanks

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Version 1.9.19
SusanP6409 Member IconReview+0
SusanP6409
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What about multiple checking accounts on 2 non-networked computers? Say there is a joint account and 2 personal checking accounts.

Or even accessing the 1 joint account on 2 separate Macs?

For a home application, no network...

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Version 1.9.19
Jimw Member IconComment+452
Jimw
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Showstopper: No built in Bill Pay is evident.

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Version 1.9.19
AndrewGeorgie
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You are mistaken - Fortora DOES have bill pay built in

Blue4miles Member IconReview+4
Blue4miles
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I've used this software for years.... I like it, simple and good at what it does.

The most annoying thing is the licensing.
I have complained and emailed Fortora about this over the years.
The software wants you to license the software every year so you can get upgrades.... so you have to re-buy every year (fine, developers can't offer lifetime upgrades, they'd go bust!).

The software still works - you can see data and the functionality is the same, but you get reminded to purchase a license.

I have just bought it from MacUpdate - but I'm still getting the huge red button reminder at the bottom left of the program screen.

I did not receive a serial number, it says read the special instructions on you receipt - there aren't any!... and there seems no option to input a number even if I did have one. Just a link to upgrade my yearly plan at $50.

If I didn't have years of data in this app I would look for another. It's a shame, because the app is really quite good, stable and easy to use.

... and so begins another round of me emailing Fortora (took them over a year to respond last time) and MacUpdate.... just to register the damn app....

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Version 1.9.19
Blue4miles
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I need to correct an error ... the year upgrade plan for Mac is $27.99.
Also, I've just been on to Fortora's website and used the 'retrieve license code' link, and it's giving me one from a few years ago.
So the MacUpdate version doesn't seem to be passing registration details to Fortora.

Brilormac
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@Blue4miles: are you saying the developer *requires* an annual renewal fee? If so, how much is it? I didn't see the EULA on the developer's web site ( but could have missed it ). TIA

Blue4miles
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@Brilormac: They don't 'require' it as such. The software still works. But you won't get any updates, bug fixes. You also get a reminder button appear on the app window (bright red).

They call it 'renewing your upgrade plan'.

The button, and the 'about' menu takes you to their page to pay for another year.

So, if you want small or large updates after the first year you'll have to pay.

In fairness to Fortora - they used to have a huge reminder every time you opened the app after the first year, they've stopped that. They've also got a discounted price for the 'renew your upgrade plan' .... $27.99 instead of the full price of $49.99.

I suppose you're really buying a yearly upgrade plan, which if you want to keep your app up to date will cost you almost $30 a year. Not too bad I suppose.

Paul Fryer Member IconReview+3
Paul Fryer
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I am a Quicken 2007 user and am more than ready to escape Intuit. FFF has a clean easy-to-use interface and could meet most of my needs, once I have gone up the learning curve (definitely some non-intuitive stuff associated with Splits, for example).

However, like other non-Quicken software I have looked at, it's non-support for Classes (or Tags) is a deal-breaker. The QIF import has generated dozens of near-duplicate categories from my Quicken Category/Class combinations which will be a nightmare to navigate and reconcile. FFF is also quite slow to respond to adding items to a register that has many items in it already (like my history since 1993). You will also need to carefully examine the QIF import, since some transfer items were incorrectly shown as not-cleared; also Budgets don't come across with the Import (but that might be that Quicken doesn't export them?).

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Version 1.9.10
GatorGrowl Member IconReview+1
GatorGrowl
+1

Overall, a great home financial management package on par with probably 95% of banking web sites, and far superior to Mint or Quicken Basic for Mac.
In addition to transaction downloads, account balancing, and reporting - it DOES have OFX financial institution linking, Bill Pay, and an Investment Portfolio tracker. You must enter investment transactions by hand, as far as I can see, but the prices themselves are tracked.
What I see overall is a good app that is listening to the market and steadily adding features. I think the current version is going to be missing some favorite feature of nearly anyone who buys it - but download the demo and see if it meet *most* of your needs. If so, buy it - and get your Mac and Windows friends to buy it too! The more users they get, the faster they will be able to add new features.

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Version 1.9.10
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AndrewGeorgie
Version 2.0.5
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TC1
Version 2.0.4
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AndrewGeorgie
Version 2.0.4
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George013
Version 2.0.4
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George013
Version 1.9.10
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Elmewe
Version 1.9.10
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Finge
Version 1.9.10
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Downloads 16,470
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Date 25 Apr 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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