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Squirrel is a personal finance application that helps you track and plan your finances with ease and fun. Forecast and track your spendings, analyze where your money is going with graphs, and stay on track with your finances thanks to budgets.

What's New

Version 0.9.4:
  • Fixed database reading issue.
  • Fixed database backup issue.
  • Fixed an issue where the UI would freeze after an iCloud sync./


  • OS X 10.9.1 or later

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macpayne Member IconReview+18

Exactly what I'm looking for. It simple, no complicated finance things, perfect for people who mainly just want to track their incomes and expenses just like me.
Btw, the price tag above is incorrect, it actually costs you $24,9

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Version 0.9.2
DFarr Member IconReview+2

I just say too simple. For basic tracking it good. But since I already have another more complex applications, this is looks too simple to me.

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Version 0.8.17
Hilbo60 Member IconReview+70

Superb little App! Does exactly what I wanted from a personal finance app., not overly complicated, lets me know where I'll be in a couple of months time & where I can maybe cut down on my expenses. I've tried a few apps of this type and have to say this one suits me perfectly. I also have the iPhone app. which makes my life even easier!

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Mrmclargehuge Member IconReview+37

Great program for what it is and what it costs. It's not as full featured as iBank or most of the other well-known finance apps, but keep in mind that it's not even 1.0 yet. The application is elegant & beautiful, simple, as of late has been rock solid, the developer is responsive and friendly, and the cost is great (including free upgrades up to version 2.0).

Most of the cons to speak of are minor (such as no distinct entry point for check numbers, though you can put them in the notes for the transaction). The biggest con of the app is that development is slow, due to the developer being a student. That being said, the potential for this app is high, and when the developer begins putting more time into it, I expect big things.

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Version 0.8.2b16

I forgot to mention that there is a corresponding iPhone/iPod touch app that syncs fully with the desktop version. I absolutely love the app, and it's a great way to enter transactions on the go, to be synced to the full version later.


It has not made it to 1.0 in years, so I would not go by that reasoning. Just recently have updates been coming out, it is definitely not active all the time... it was dormant for at least a year before these updates have been coming. I have a license, unfortunately, so please do not think I am talking out my arse. I have also heard the dev collects personal info, I can't confirm this of course. I can not prove the collecting of data so it is here-say, I will admit that. Just be cautious with this app. There are others that are so much better, and cheaper. Just check the suggestions above.


I've been a customer for 1.5 years, so I know how slow development is. I did note in my review that the slow development is the biggest con to this application. The updates have been coming out constantly, it's just that the 0.82 version (multiple currency support) was in beta for nearly a year, going through 17 or 18 different beta iterations. 0.82 was just released yesterday, as a matter of fact.

Regardless, Squirrel works for me, it's elegant, simple, fast, and the developer is responsive. I do have some minor quibbles, but there's nothing so major as to make me switch to another program.

As for your comments on developer collecting user data, that's just not true. I had heard this rumor before, so I fired up Little Snitch, and examined if and where any information was being sent. The only time information gets sent is when it is checking for updates, or when the user utilizes the built in browser, both of which can be avoided if the user wants to.


This looks too be a promising application but the developer has been working on it for about 3 years now and not moving very quickly. It is sad because when it won the Apple Student Design Award I had great hopes for Squirrel and purchased it instantly. What a waste & now 3 years later would still accept a refund for an application that has gone nowhere. I am severely disappointed with Squirrel.

BTW: iBank 4 is a full featured financial application that is updated constantly.

Mikeayernik Member IconReview+0

I think I tried almost all the finance apps . I luckily landed on this and it is almost perfect. It is elegant and actually fun to use. I would give it 5 stars but there are a couple of small items that would make it perfect like allowing interest to be calculated more easily and allowing for payments to have an ending date.
The developer is responsive and very agreeable.

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Version 0.8.2b9
Welded Member IconComment+62

I didn't get very far with Squirrel. It crashed upon completing the first-boot setup so I had to start over. Annoying, but not a deal breaker, although it does shake my confidence a bit.

Regardless, I tried importing a CVS downloaded from my bank but it failed miserably by marking every transaction as a credit thus giving me a bank balance MUCH higher than reality (funny, but pretty useless). Maybe there's a way to adjust the imported data but this will be my primary method for populating the transactions so the app has to get it right, or it's got to go.

I've been trying MoneyWell and although it's a bit more complicated it works very well and has an intuitive and flexible CVS import feature.

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Version 0.8.2b8

Heh, I always do that: CSV, not CVS... ;)

JetsSetter Member IconReview+179

It has long been the custom, in the Apple Design Award, and also note the most promising projects! Best Form of the program this year was the Squirrel, which was conceived as a manager of finance. Squirrel is not full of fancy features done to work with bank accounts, stocks, Forex'om, but ideal for those whose financial life is not overloaded with transactions, and you want to create order and control in their own modest pocket.

Squirrel - a program created for users who are looking for an easy way to monitor their finances.

Squirrel can distinguish several categories of expenditure and monitor its budget within a month, and the results of a schedule.

The program also provides for work with the Internet bank.

It is also worth noting that the program is stable.

Of course the program is the owner of a very handsome and attractive design!

And in conclusion I say that I was satisfied with the program Squirrel!

Thanks developers!

Best Regards Vitaly!

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Version 0.8.2b7
Tijej Member IconComment+29

Has a good potential.

Clean, intuitive. Has all the functions I need.

Too bad the demo version is limited to 100 entries as I would really love to compare its speed with Money (which is use right now).
Money is very slow with my >3000 entries. Squirrel seems very snappy, but with only 100 entries, it's hard to tell how it will behave with several thousand ones.
Money is far from perfect, and I would really love to ditch it for Squirrel.

Squirrel's developer : please make a demo that's limited in time, not in data.

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Version 0.8.2b5
Fishscale Member IconComment+868

Developer collects personal information on users of his app. Self admitted not just non-sense. Apparently to stop piracy, but in doing so and the way the dev approached this problem is completely unethical! He has access to all our bank info!! Think twice, yeah I own the app but won't touch it with a ten foot pole. I'd love to hear the dev's response to this.

App looks pretty but if you want a good banking app try these: checkbook pro, money, moneywell, and/or ifinance. These four are great apps with great dev's. Simple ledger needs filled by - checkbook pro, more advanced budgeting - moneywell, online bank access - ifinance... Try 'em just keep your bank info away from squirrel!!

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Version 0.8
Individual Developper (Developer)

Squirrel do not collect any personal info. We do collect information about our users system profile for development purposes, with the user's agreement. You can deactivate this option in the preferences, under the "General" tab.

Patoche Member IconReview+70

Way to go !
Love the new Squirrel on Snow Léo...
Exactly what I need for my personal finance.
Clever developper.

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Version 0.8
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Downloads 20,922
Version Downloads 160
Type Business / Finance
License Demo
Date 14 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $33.99
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