Fresh Finance
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Refreshingly straightforward personal finance solution.   Demo ($49.99)
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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
What's New
Version 2.0.5:
  • 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 subcategory transactions when searching for transactions with a specific category
  • Fixed issue with transaction date order in Find feature
  • Check numbers are now displayed in their own color and style in the Number column for easier reading (customizable from the Preferences)
  • Other changes and fixes
Version 2.0.5:
  • 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 subcategory transactions when searching for transactions with a specific category
  • Fixed issue with transaction date order in Find feature
  • Check numbers are now displayed more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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AnaG1916 reviewed on 29 Mar 2014
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!!!
[Version 2.0.5]


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Monty reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 2.0.3]


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SusanP6409 commented on 05 Jan 2014
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
[Version 1.9.19]


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SusanP6409 reviewed on 05 Jan 2014
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...
[Version 1.9.19]


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Jimw commented on 02 Jan 2014
Showstopper: No built in Bill Pay is evident.
[Version 1.9.19]

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AndrewGeorgie replied on 05 Mar 2014
You are mistaken - Fortora DOES have bill pay built in
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Blue4miles reviewed on 02 Jan 2014
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....
[Version 1.9.19]

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Blue4miles replied on 02 Jan 2014
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.
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Brilormac replied on 02 Jan 2014
@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
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Blue4miles replied on 02 Jan 2014
@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.
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Paul Fryer reviewed on 11 May 2013
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?).
[Version 1.9.10]


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GatorGrowl reviewed on 11 May 2013
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.
[Version 1.9.10]


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Jimw commented on 16 Apr 2013
It looks like they have added some limited investment support but without bill pay, solid investment support, and a full list of specifications, it is still a no for me.
[Version 1.9.9]

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GatorGrowl replied on 11 May 2013
I haven't gone past the demo yet, but it has bill pay, the investment support is a good portfolio tracker - it's just manual, and honestly you can see everything you need in the demo.
I can tell you straightaway you're not going to get everything you want -- but if enough people buy the application and give feedback, it will improve over time. The velocity of development will be directly dependent on that word of mouth and revenue generation.
Download the demo, and if it works better for you than your current system - $50 is a small price to pay. If it doesn't - delete it and move on - you're out a couple hours of your life and no more.
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Lacwbo commented on 10 Mar 2013
For me it's useless without investment capability.
[Version 1.9.6]

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GatorGrowl replied on 11 May 2013
1.9.10 has a basic portfolio tracker, similar to what you'd find on a website. You have to manually enter transactions, but it automatically keeps prices and ROI up to date.
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Jimw replied on 11 May 2013
Does it handle shorts, puts, calls, options, bonds with the appropriate charts and graphs to track basic performance? How do you enter stock and bond pricing? Can it download daily pricing when a stock symbol is entered into the security?

Another words, does it have similar investment features to Moneydance and Quicken 2007? I would hope it would be as good in this area as Moneydance. If so I might consider switching as Moneydance has not had a major upgrade in years and has quite a few class 3 bugs.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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AndrewGeorgie rated on 29 Mar 2014

[Version 2.0.5]



TC1 rated on 06 Mar 2014

[Version 2.0.4]



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AndrewGeorgie rated on 05 Mar 2014

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George013 rated on 05 Mar 2014

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rsreco rated on 27 Jan 2014

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Xxxray rated on 02 Jan 2014

[Version 1.9.19]



George013 rated on 27 May 2013

[Version 1.9.10]



Elmewe rated on 18 May 2013

[Version 1.9.10]



Finge rated on 11 May 2013

[Version 1.9.10]



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Osxbytes Dev rated on 22 Dec 2010

[Version 1.4.9]


Downloads:16,278
Version Downloads:145
Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Demo
Date:29 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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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 super easy-to-learn and use
  • Easily manage recurring or one-time reminders
  • Manage budgets, and compare your actual spending with your target spending
  • Print standard and wallet checks
  • Split transactions, account transfers, real-time search, bulk-editing, and tons of shortcuts
  • Connect directly to your financial institutions, and automatically download transactions
  • Works in many different regions of the world, and with almost every currency
  • Much, much more


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