CheckBook
CheckBook
2.6.13

4.2

CheckBook free download for Mac

CheckBook2.6.13

24 January 2020

Manage personal checking accounts.

Overview

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 2.6.13:
Fixes:
  • Account Summaries can once again show or hide Resolved Entries, Tax-Deductible Entries, and Checks.

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How would you rate CheckBook app?

31 Reviews of CheckBook

5
cageer
06 December 2019
Version: 2.6.9

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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.
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5
cageer
06 December 2019
Version: 2.6.9
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.
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5
Anon-Bud
17 September 2018
Version: 2.6.7
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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Yazarim
23 September 2016
Version: 2.5.12
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
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Dana-Sutton
23 February 2016
Version: 2.5.9
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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5
bobfree
29 January 2016
Version: 2.5.8
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.
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3
jim-46
14 September 2015
Version: 2.5.7
Using an IMac and Macbook. will the software down load and up load checking information from BB&T accounts?
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5
nigelm2150
14 April 2014
Version: 2.5.4
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 !!!
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5
briankloskehotmailcom1445
27 June 2013
Version: 2.5.2
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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4.5
Creepster
02 June 2013
Version: 2.5.1
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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5
Vague-logic
10 August 2008
Version: 2.0.1
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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5
Skyhorse
27 October 2007
Version: 1.8.1
I've been using this application now for three and a half years, and have many thousands of entries in it. I came to it the hard way, after using Quicken since 1993 (in Windows) and finding that since the Y2K change to Quicken that it began to forget an occasional previously reconciled transaction every now and then, which made it impossible to balance my checkbook. This happened in both Windows and Macintosh versions. I've also tried most of the other Macintosh financial software over the last six years as well. Some like iBank had a very rough transition to Universal, and others either didn't have what it took over time or lacked the right mix of features to be able to quickly and easily track my finances in ten different accounts including investments, with transfers between them. Checkbook has never faltered anywhere! It has consistently produced accurate, very easy to use and track results, is very easy to set up, and does exactly what it says it will, inexpensively and effectively. It doesn't have all the reporting features of Quicken or neat pie charts like some, but the charts it does produce are clear and easy to read...and do cover all categories of info. This is an outstanding application that combines both ease of use with utter reliability and accuracy. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
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Francola
29 June 2007
Version: 1.8
Perfect for what I needed! Replaces your checkbook registry and automates many of the things necessary to keep up with your finance.
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4
Crucial
20 June 2007
Version: 1.8
A great app. Behaves as you would expect it to, its stable, easy to use, has a totally consistent interface. To be recommended, especially at the price of $18 and often on 'special' for less. The search, or filter is incredible allowing you to see in an instant what you have spent in any time period, or on any type of transaction. A few issues though. 1. The icons have to be some of the ugliest I have ever seen on a mac app. 2. Updates are very slow. 2.0 has been promised as any day now for over 9 months. 3. The simplicity of the app creates problems as it is lacking some refinement. This would be ok in a 1.0, but not a 1.8 that has been out for 3 plus years and is still not at 2.0. 4. Types have to be set in each accounts preferences individually, and have to be added twice for deposit and withdrawal. They also can not be copied from account to account. Splits are very primitive, to the point that they are basically useless. 5. Transactions are color coded, but with only three colors it is impossible to see if a transfer is a deposit or withdrawal. 6. Missing the ability to turn columns on and off. All your accounts including loans and credit cards have a check column even though these account types do not normally have checks. 7. Not enough keyboard equivalents means that you are constantly moving from mouse to keyboard while reconciling.
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5
onamac
10 April 2007
Version: 1.8
I bought this app over a year ago and it is great. I do a lot of transfers from one account to another (one account for ATM POS and online banking, and the other for checks), and this app tracks this superbly. It has a section for notes so you can log your receipts, payments, etc. It is extremely stable, accurate in its calculations, and has a very easy intuitive GUI. It also allows for flexible and user-definable reports. When I see the screenshots of all the similar apps, I still am very glad I bought this one. Highly recommend it.
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5
Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 1.5
This could be used as a textbook example of what a good Cocoa application can be like: simple, clean, straightforward, no bells, no whistles, just does the job with no fuss.
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5
Anonymous
19 May 2005
Version: 1.4
My wife and I have used this program for some time. Support is fantastic and the program continues to improve. The program is easy to use, stable on my system, has lots of features and the value is the best. 5 stars is not enough.
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4.25
Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 1.3.6
From an e-mail I sent to the developer on first using the app: I downloaded a bunch of shareware financial applications and I'm going with yours for now. [...] You guys obviously know what you're doing. [...] The only financial application interface I really liked previously was Pocket Quicken for my Newton. Yours seems clearer even than that. [...] A first look at the application betrays a good practical knowledge of interface design on your part; clearly raised, sensibly sized buttons with good labels, consistency with other OS X metaphors etc. This application started behaving as I expected it to the moment I used it. I look forward to using CheckBook more. Thank you,
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Keith-Gugliotto
03 September 2004
Version: 1.3.2
Thank you all for your suggestions, support and feedback! We encourage any user who observes unexpected behavior from CheckBook to contact Splasm directly at support@splasm.com. With your help, we can quickly diagnose and resolve any issue, then deliver the fixes to our entire user base.
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3.75
Anonymous
03 September 2004
Version: 1.3.2
QIF importing does not work properly. Some entries get random dollar values.
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4.75
Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 1.2
It just keeps getting better and better. I downloaded yesterday and so far it is all I hoped for. Well worth the wait. This one has everything I need and none of the Quicken bloat or quicken problems. I paid for an earlier version of Checkbook and I am more than happy. The greatest value around. Bye Bye Quicken. Since I use Istock for my portfolio needs, I've got all my bases covered.
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4.25
Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 1.1.5
If you click on More Information at the top right of this page you'll go to their software web page. Then click on the Splasm Software logo at the top of their web page and you'll go to the information on version 1.2
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Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 1.1.5
Check their web site for more information. I use 1.1.5 and am waiting for 1.2, which will have the rest of the features I would like. I looked at other programs of this type and like this one best.
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Anonymous
01 February 2004
Version: 1.1.5
Although I enjoy using the program, and have done so since they first released Checkbook, I'm very troubled by their disappearance. There hasn't been one update in almost a year. There are several things that need to fixed and improved, yet NOTHING has occurred in a really long time. I've emailed the developers several times, and they always reply with "we're still here," but I can't get any information about whether they're actually (truly) working on the software anymore, or if they've just given up. I will probably use it a couple more months, but will be looking to find a replacement app if they continue to be in silence.
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Anonymous
20 September 2003
Version: 1.1.5
It's been a long time since I've seen an update. There are several features that I would like to see implemented. I hope the developers are still alive and are still working on this.
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4.5
Anonymous
23 May 2003
Version: 1.1.5
For anyone looking for a simple personal finance app, this is a great choice. I was fed up with Quicken. It lacks Mac support and is buggy. Plus it has way more features than I need. CheckBook is missing a few features like scheduled transactions and transfers between accounts, but these are forthcoming in version 1.2 according to the web site. It's been rock solid as well. The developers are VERY responsive to feedback and new feature requests. I emailed them a few and they responded the next day not with a generic thank you, but rather specifically addressed my requests. Definitely worth a mere $15 if you want a simple personal finance app.
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4.75
Anonymous
05 May 2003
Version: 1.1.5
This is a great program. A two more features and Quicken is gone. Easy to use. Great price. Very well done.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 April 2003
Version: 1.1.5
I love this program. With CheckBook I get a beautiful interface and the simplicity all in one. For me, it's wonderful. I love the ability to change font colors too!
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5
his dudeness
15 February 2003
Version: 1.1
Okay okay, v1.1 will get my five stars! This reconcile mode is more like it!! Keep up the great work guys!!!!!!!!
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4.75
his dudeness
21 January 2003
Version: 1.0.5
Great program, but is there a reconcile mode? I don't know what is cleared and what is outstanding...
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5
Anonymous
13 December 2002
Version: 1.0.1
This program is both simple and powerful. This is the checking and savings program I've been looking for. The program (so far) has been very stable and easy to use. I've even submitted some feature requests to the design/programming team, and they are actually considering my suggestions. What a cool group of guys, and an awesome program. I highly recommend checking it out!
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Anonymous
07 December 2002
Version: 1.0
Very Nice UI, and only $10! I'd use it, but I've got a pretty complex Quicken setup right now, so I can't "switch"... but maybe soon!
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