mini$
mini$ 4.2.1
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Miniature sized money manager.   Free
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  • mini$ has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Roth
mini$ is a miniature sized money manager that features simplicity and power in a small package.
What's New
Version 4.2.1:
  • Added a 'Last Modified' view
  • Keywords/Tags can now be imported/exported via CSV
  • The "Convert to Transfer" option has been added
  • The internal jar file is now universal (Mac/Linux/ Windows)
  • A few other minor fixes.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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mini$ User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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cornucopiae reviewed on 02 Aug 2011
Great software. I am only having a problem with the new version. Is still there a way to see a budget organized by categories AND customizable time period? I would like to be able to review the categories of expenses by month starting at any date in the past. It was possible before I updated the software. Now in trends I can only find predefined dates while in the statement account the expenses are not classified by category. Am I missing something?
[Version 4.2.1]


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knubie reviewed on 09 Apr 2011
I'm coming from Microsoft Money and this app almost fits my needs. The only thing missing is reports. For example, where I can pull by pay and see how much i spent, pull by month, year, category, etc. This is the only thing that's stopping me from using it.
[Version 4.2.1]

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Roth replied on 10 Apr 2011
The "Trends" section organizes all your transactions by category. Along the bottom, there are options for choosing the date range, and whether or not to include income and expenses.

From there, you use the search field to narrow your results. If you want to see all trends by "Payee", you select the "Pay to/from" in the search field and they type. The results will update as you type.

You can also create account statements via "Window -> Account Statements...", and you can create printable transaction reports in any view that displays transactions by selecting the transactions you want to report on and select "Edit -> Build Report...".
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kc2005 commented on 25 Mar 2011
Dear Roth,

Ver 4.1 looks great! Thank you for the amazing product.

I was used to using the right click to covert transactions to transfers between accounts, but I can't find this feature anymore. I work around it by creating new transfer transactions. Will the conversion feature be added again in later 4.x versions?

Thank you once again!
-KRS
[Version 4.1]

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Roth replied on 01 Apr 2011
The "convert to transfer" functions had some potential issues, so I took them out. I can look into making them more reliable.
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Scars10583 reviewed on 15 Jan 2011
Hi Roth, how do I update the older mini$ version to the current one? do i have to re-download and enter all accounts manually?
[Version 4.1]

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Roth replied on 15 Jan 2011
If you are upgrading from v3 to v4, then no. All you need to do is just select the mini$ file you were already using when v4 runs for the first time. If you are upgrading from v2 to v4, you have to migrate the data first.
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Qiliang commented on 29 Dec 2010
Hi,

May I ask if mini$ can track the loan outstanding on my mortgage everytime I make an instalment payment, taking into account that both principal and interest is paid?

Also, can it track individual stocks in a portfolio, either by manually entering the price or is there internet update of prices?

Thanks.
[Version 4.2]


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harrington01 reviewed on 29 Dec 2010
Good morning Roth:

How the heck are you doing?
I'm someone who used to work with you...

Hey I just downloaded mini$, extracted the jar, and am running it on my Linux machine.

Works great!

It's a nice piece of software -- simple and easy to use, with a clean user interface.

The only problem I have is that the reminders repeat function doesn't seem to be working.

Any chance you can explain that to me?

Hope to get in touch with you soon.

Have a great New Year!
[Version 4.2]

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Qiliang replied on 29 Dec 2010
Hi,

May I ask if Mini$ can track the loan outstanding on my mortgage everytime I make an instalment payment, taking into account that both principal and interest is paid?

Also, can it track individual stocks in a portfolio, either by manually entering the price or is there internet update of prices?

Thanks.
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Pedro-Fardilha commented on 28 Oct 2010
Hi there.

I would like to ask Roth if there's any chance of having the other languages also updated.
My wife is using mini$ in Portuguese and if possible I would like to show her the nice improvements since version 3.x but in this case the English version is not an option.

Thank you!
[Version 4.1]

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Roth replied on 28 Oct 2010
The Portuguese language translation is currently being done. It may take some time, a few weeks maybe. When it is done, the "Check for updates" feature will let you know there is an update.
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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 04 Nov 2010
HI again.

Thank you for the info.
I will wait for it them.
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Twodogron commented on 23 Oct 2010
A brilliant little program, I installed over 8,000 historical transactions with QIF and only a few errors occurred which I can easily rectify at my leisure..

Only one teeni weeni comment to make if I may...

Although negative and positive Splits are imported with QIF correctly they cannot be entered manually from within the program itself.

I came across this problem when trying to create an Automated Entry for my Salary.

Example : (Positive) Gross Salary 2,000 minus (Negative) Income Tax 500 should result in 1,500 being allowed to enter in the Register.
Alas... only ALL negatives or ALL positives are handled within Splits...

Otherwise .... Brilliant piece of software....
[Version 4.0]

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Roth replied on 28 Oct 2010
The source code has been posted on MacUpdate. With some luck, maybe some other developers will take off with it and add some needed features. I have just a few more things to do with it and that will be it for me.
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Sohownow reviewed on 23 Sep 2010
This is a great app. Really simple and straight forward, and very easy to use. I downloaded quite a few apps to try and googled everywhere for a good, free app that could manage my finances. Most of them were too complicated for me, or looked really ugly in terms of interface.

Download this app if you don't know all the terminologies of finance and just want a simple planner to manage your money.

I really love Mini$! Thanks Roth. This app deserves more attention. :)
[Version 4.0]

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Sohownow replied on 23 Sep 2010
I'd also like to comment that it looks nice too! :>
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Roth commented on 26 Aug 2010
Does it not download, or does it not run once you download it? If the latter, make sure your Mac meets the requirements. Otherwise, email me and I can send it to you directly: rothearl@gmail.com
[Version 4.0]


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csm1th had trouble on 08 Dec 2010
I just upgraded from 3.1. What happened to the budget feature? Am I overlooking it.
[Version 4.1]


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Pach had trouble on 21 Aug 2010
i tried to download the app but was unable to do so. is there any other alternative way to download and install this app.

pach
macbook
[Version 4.0]


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Kristina Johnson had trouble on 18 Jun 2010
I just switched from PC to mac and am trying to find a financial software program. Quicken Essentials does not have good reviews and I have been using Microsoft money but read they are no longer making it. So, I want to try this product. I have a question about downloading data. My credit card, Citibank, downloads to Quicken, Money, QIF or spreadsheet. Will any of these work with this program? Thanks for your help!
[Version 4.0]

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Roth replied on 19 Jul 2010
I'm more than happy to walk through the app with you via email if you like (rothearl@gmail.com).
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Doug.shuman had trouble on 12 Feb 2010
Although I have a Mac at home, I use my office PC on the road. Since mini$ is written in Java, it should follow the "write once, run anywhere" philosophy of Java. Yet if I extract the contents of the mini$ zip file and attempt to run the minimoney_eng.jar file, I receive a message indicating that "mini$ encountered a fatal error and must close". This happens immediately after I specify a path to the mini$ data file and click OK. I'm running JRE 1.0.6_16.

Is it possible to run mini$ under another platform's JVM? Is the source available such that I can try and compile it myself?
[Version 3.3.3]


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Roth had trouble on 03 Feb 2010
Here is the mini$ issue:

I upgraded my Mac to Snow Leopard a few months ago and I sold my Mac with Tiger on it. When I recompiled mini$ to the latest version, it was done on my new computer. Apparently, there are new libraries on SL and now, mini$ requires Leopard or later. Because when mini$ starts, it fails because the libraries it now requires are missing.

The source code is available. IF ANYONE OUT THERE wants to compile mini$ for Tiger (which would also be Leopard compatible) that would be awesome. It would fix the starting up issue.
[Version 3.3.2]

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Afrazier replied on 05 Feb 2010
Where is the source code available from?

Also, is there no longer a Windows version? (I know, I know, I'm on *Mac*Update, but still...)
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Roth replied on 05 Feb 2010
Email me at:

rothearl@gmail.com

and I can send you a Windows version and the source code for mini$ 3.3.3.

- Roth
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Afrazier replied on 12 Feb 2010
Sent you an email.
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Mad4mac had trouble on 26 Jan 2010
First, thank you Roth. Mini$ is terrific.

It's rather intuitive, but I am a bit confused by the reconcile process. Applications I've used in the past give a beginning and end balance, purchases and payments. I just wanted to confirm that it's a manual process in Mini$ and I'm not missing something.

Also, is there a way to deselect all in the filter if you only want one from each column?

Many thanks again,

Margaret
[Version 3.3.2]

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Roth commented on 03 Feb 2010
Yes, the reconcile process is manual. There is an arrow by the balance in the register. If you click on it, you will get some options. This helps to reconcile. For me, I always have it set to reconciled. That way, only cleared transactions are in the balance. I enter my transactions as they come, and once a week or so, I log into my bank, and check off the ones that have cleared. As I do this, the balance auto updates itself. When I have checked all the cleared ones off, my bank's balance should match mine. If not, then I have entered in a wrong amount, forgot a transaction, or I was charged something I was unaware of.
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Roth commented on 04 Feb 2010
And yes, you can invert a selection. You can right click/cntrl click and a menu will appear. There will be an option to "Invert selection". This flips the selection.
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Lizk had trouble on 25 Jan 2010
I am having the same problems with opening the app...just a quick bounce in the dock and then nothing. I really, really want this to work!
[Version 3.3.2]


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Sporkula had trouble on 18 Jan 2010
I have loved using Mini for quite a while. Great program.

BUT I just downloaded this patch, and I cannot open it. I'm running OS X 10.4.11. The dock icon bounces once, then stops before the program ever opens. Unfortunately, I overwrote the previous version on my computer so now I have no way to access the account and budget information I've been keeping track of over the past year.
[Version 3.3.2]


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Jcon1 had trouble on 31 Dec 2009
I'm having the exact same problem as SIERRA LADY. Any suggestions?
[Version 3.3.2]


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Trina had trouble on 06 Jul 2009
In the short time I have used Mini$, I'm really impressed with the layout and the ease of use. I have come upon a problem, though, in that when entering a new transaction, the categories do not include donations that need to be tax related. Unless I have missed something, the category field will not allow me to type in a customized word.

Any suggestions? I can't use "gift" because some are not tax related.

Trina
[Version 3.3.1]

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Roth replied on 09 Jul 2009
The categories that come with mini$ upon its initial run are just a few starters. You can't edit the category field directly while creating a transaction, but you can use the"Categories" option to add/edit/remove categories and subcategories.

Timothy Moinat rated on 18 Mar 2011

[Version 4.1]


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Version Downloads:2,249
Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Free
Date:07 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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