CheckBook free download for Mac


21 November 2019

Manage personal checking accounts.


With CheckBook, easily and simply manage your personal checking accounts.

A paper check register can't categorize your transactions or report cash flow over time, and it'll never balance itself. That's where we come in. Introducing CheckBook 2, the powerfully simple personal finance manager.

  • Precisely manage your finances:
    • Find transactions with simple searches or dozens of powerful criteria
    • Reconcile your accounts to the penny
    • Schedule transactions that repeat periodically, like monthly bills and paychecks
    • Track cash flow over time with customizable reports so you can see where your money came from and where it's going
  • Import from other personal finance apps or your bank:
    • Strong support for OFX, QFX, QIF, CSV, and Text
    • Import from Quicken Essentials for Mac
  • Share and sync your data:
    • Sync with other users on a local network
    • Sync with iCloud, when used on OS X Mountain Lion
  • And more:
    • Manage accounts in multiple currencies
    • Transfer funds between accounts without creating two transactions

What's new in CheckBook

Version 2.6.9:
New Features
  • Improved duplicate detection when importing from a statement. Look for the Find Duplicates checkbox in the Import Options window.
  • You can now choose whether split line items and grid lines are included when printing your Entries. Set these options in the print panel just before sending each print job to your printer.
  • Text/CSV import now allows you to import into the Notes field.
  • Enhanced OFX/QFX import with support for reinvestment transactions and statement files with an ns2:OFX root element.
  • Expanded reconciliation documentation in the built-in help. Fixes
  • Corrects an issue preventing macOS Catalina users from opening documents on external or removable Mac OS Extended or APFS volumes.
  • Squashes a bug when running on macOS Catalina that could prevent documents from being opened with the File menu’s Open… command.
  • Fixes a glitch on macOS Catalina where Currency formats are ignored when the region is set to Spain and the language is set to English.
  • Nixes a situation that could prevent your Mac or network router from properly accessing or servicing DNS after you browse for other Macs to sync your document with.

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31 CheckBook Reviews

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17 September 2018

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Been using this 2009 and cannot do without it. Simple and easy to use. Fabulous support. Good community support as well. Not so many bells and whistles to detract from the basic job of helping with personal finances!
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Version 2.6.7
06 December 2019
I am a Mac user from its beginning and relied upon Quicken only for checkbook entry and reconciliation functions as well as for categorizing revenues/expenditures and creating reports. As the years went on Quicken didn't support Mac as well as it supported PCs, it changed format and ultimately changed from purchase to the subscription model. I looked for a replacement software and found Checkbook. The Checkbook program does everything I want it to do and is straight-forward and easy to use. Checkbook imported data from Quicken without difficulty but I have needed help in certain matters, most relating to adapting my approach to allocations. THE HELP FROM SPLASM HAS BEEN TERRIFIC, BY FAR THE MOST ARTICULATE AND RESPONSIVE I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN DEALING WITH VARIOUS VENDORS OVER 15 YEARS. I highly recommend Checkbook and Splasm.
Version 2.6.9
17 September 2018
Been using this 2009 and cannot do without it. Simple and easy to use. Fabulous support. Good community support as well. Not so many bells and whistles to detract from the basic job of helping with personal finances!
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Version 2.6.7
23 September 2016
Disaster, since a couple of upgrades. No way to open files, it stalls there forever and I have to Force Quit. I must launch the application and then open the files from inside it. Very bad. Sorry but I must say so
Version 2.5.12
23 February 2016
When I downloaded and launched the MacDesktop-created installer for this app., it also downloaded and installed a second app called MacBooster . There was an initial promo window for this app., giving the options Skip and Accept -- I didn't realize the full implications of these options. Then MacBooster automatically launched, without my permission, and planted its own files in my Mac, again without asking my permission. I have the distinct feeling I have been victimized . In the future, when I open a MacUpdate page I'll follow the Developer link and download the software from that source, but I will never ever download anything from a MacUpdate link. Since they've started supplying their own doctored installers in place of the ones distributed by developers themselves, they've ruined my trust in this site and the folks currently managing it.
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Version 2.5.9
29 January 2016
Been using the Checkbook for years, it is terrific. Called for support once when my system crashed and the support was great. Sent an email to support today asking if the software was compatible with El Capitain OS and had the answer promptly.
Version 2.5.8
14 September 2015
Using an IMac and Macbook. will the software down load and up load checking information from BB&T accounts?
Version 2.5.7
14 April 2014
OK.. Maverick on my mac caused a few problems.. but the customer support from Splasm ( Allan Woodall was THE guy ) was truly the best I've ever had and as a mac novice he guided me through the issue with fast and efficient fabulous service.. I can't praise him enough.. Buy this software.. It's superbly simple to use.. and I now know.. comes with amazing support !!!
Version 2.5.4
I accidentally deleted all of my checkbook pro files. Time machine wasn't working properly and the online advice didn't work in my case. I contacted the help center. They emailed be back almost immediately, and within an hour had all of my files back up and running. I was really pleasantly surprised by the service.
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Version 2.5.2
02 June 2013
Besides the fact that I love this program and it works very well, the first time I ever had a problem, which was totally my fault, I emailed the developer and got an immediate response. But then, version 2.5.1 came out and the program kept crashing and I was worried that all my work was gone and I wouldn't be able to use this program again. A quick email was sent again and they fixed the crashing problem. Great program and greater developer support. You can't go wrong.
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Version 2.5.1
10 August 2008
I wanted to move all my applications from the PC to the Mac. For personal finance, I have used Quicken for years although I stuck at Quicken 2000 as it did all I needed. After searching reviews I narrowed the choice down to three products. Checkbook looked the simplest and was least expensive; on that basis I decided to try it first. I actually bought the Pro version as it was still less expensive than the competition. My only concerns were that it might mess up imports from Quicken and be a bit light-weight. As it turned out I was wrong on both points. The QIF file import worked near perfectly even sorting out the UK date format correctly. Only the "Type" of payment failed to come over although cheque numbers did. Even with several years of transactions, I was able to manually populate this field using the selection, sorting, and multiple record update features of Checkbook Pro. The interface is brilliantly straightforward, the help has always pointed me in the right direction and I find it much quicker to use than Quicken. The only shortcoming is on the reporting side if you need that. It does summaries but is not as comprehensive as much more expensive rivals. I'm not worried as what I want and maybe this will come with updates. Don't pay anymore for personal finance software buy this and give the developer a boost by getting the Pro version.
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Version 2.0.1
2 answer(s)
08 January 2010
Would you recommend this to a notice computer user. I just got the mac for Christmas?
Version 2.0.4
25 June 2010
Yes, this app is super easy to use but powerful enough to handle whatever ledger need you have.
Version 2.1.1