CheckBook Pro
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Manage personal checking accounts.   Demo ($24.95)
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More than a basic check register and reporting tool, CheckBook Pro features everything in CheckBook, our powerfully simple personal finance manager, and then some. Get a report for all of your accounts at once. Search for transactions with any combination of criteria. Group your transactions into folders. Change the details of a group of transactions in a single stroke. CheckBook Pro's simply powerful data management tools make it all just plain easy.

Precisely manage your finances
  • Find transactions with simple searches or dozens of
What's New
Version 2.5.4:

New features:
  • Preference to quit when Accounts document is closed.
  • Enhanced QuickFilter user interface.
Bug fixes:
  • Now restores the previous selection when QuickFilter options are cleared.
  • Minor user interface enhancements.
  • Minor Accounts document improvements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Penguirl reviewed on 15 Jun 2013
I've been using CheckBook Pro for about eight years now and I have never regretted it. The developer was responsive when I had questions about an unsupported feature which is far more than I can say about most developers. 2.5.1 is a nice update and it's still UB (YAY!). I find it easy to use, though it can be a little daunting at first the learning curve isn't very steep. The only thing I might suggest is more graphing options but that's not a big deal for me.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Echoz reviewed on 01 Jun 2013
Been using since 2003! Never a problem. Simple features of a checkbook register are just what I want. Provides me with an instant history.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Berniedahl reviewed on 05 Dec 2012
Most frustrating application I ever tried to open. It opens with a msg saying it can't find the data file and gives me 2 choices. 1) Quit or 2) find the file manually. Well if it can't find the file how am I ever going to find it among the hundreds of thousands of files on my HD. Since this is the first time I’ve open Checkbook Pro I’d be very surprised it there is a file. One Star as worthless!
[Version 2.3.2]


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-4

Yazarim reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
A good software. Takes some time to understand it in its many features - often confusely hidden —, but then it works very well. The manual could be much better, though. And it could be local and not only online, unbearably slow.
[Version 2.3.2]

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Yazarim replied on 25 Jul 2012
Me again, Wanted to rate it 4 stars but i see only 3,5. Do not know why. For me it is 4 stars
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Helen.D reviewed on 06 Mar 2012
I jumped around to choose between CheckBook Pro and Numeric Notes for finance calculations. I ended up with both of them, and seems both apps more complementary than competing. I calculate all stuff in NN and if I want collect this information, I just put it into the CheckBook.
[Version 2.3.1]

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SchmittM replied on 10 Mar 2012
Thanks for advice, don't know about Numeric Notes app before.
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replied on 23 Apr 2012
I'd recommend Soulver over numeric notes. Might be more expensive, but much more powerful, just a suggestion.
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Anon-Bud commented on 21 Aug 2011
I just had to add a comment:

I spent a few weeks in Scotland this summer and was happy to find that CBPro has the capability of translating exchange rates between currencies. This has been great in keeping my finances together. I've even got a separate petty cash account that keeps track of my British Pounds.

Still waiting for the iPad/iPhone version. Can't wait!
[Version 2.2.1]


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Anon-Bud reviewed on 22 Jul 2011
All together now: It's still the best. Better than all the rest...

'nuff said!
[Version 2.2.1]


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+5

gm_wil reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
Ever since I started using Checkbook Pro, balancing my account has never been so easy. I'm pretty computer savvy, but get very frustrated and extremely lazy when I'm forced to learn something complicated that shouldn't be. All I wanted was a simple, click-minimum program to keep a record of my account and not accidentally go overdrawn by a few bucks by a forgotten entry. Simple, easy, and to the point. I don't need graphs, formula's, or mind-boggling graphical representations of my spending at the coffee shop. Debt, Deposit, Balance. I've saved a ton of pesky bank charges by keeping my numbers straight. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on Stability is because having all 5 stars looks unrealistic. My affection for CB-Pro is as deep as my love for MAC.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Mark Lee reviewed on 09 Jun 2011
— Can't work with anything beside US dollars.
— Even though it says it pulls date formats from System Preferences, it doesn't.
— Text becomes hardly readable when you select it.
[Version 2.1.1]

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Splasm Software (developer) replied on 29 Jun 2011
Hi Mark!

Can we work with you on each of these issues? Usually best to do this in email but let's take a stab right here!

- CheckBook Pro includes built-in support for several currencies besides US dollars and users can easily add/remove/modify currencies by selecting "Edit All Accounts..." from the Account menu or by double-clicking the All Accounts item at the top of the Accounts drawer. Each Account has a Currency you can change by selecting "Edit Account..." from the Account menu or by double-clicking the Account in the Accounts drawer. Can you share how CheckBook Pro is limiting you to US dollars there?

- CheckBook Pro uses either the short or long date formats as set by the user in System Preferences. You can choose which by selecting "Preferences..." from the CheckBook Pro menu and navigating to the Dates section. Can you tell us how that works for you?

- When highlighting items in lists, CheckBook Pro uses a variant of the system-wide text highlight color set in System Preferences, sets the selected text color to white, bold-faces the selected text and places a dark shadow around it. This may not work well with some fonts, font sizes and/or highlight colors. You can change the font and font size CheckBook Pro uses in Entries by selecting the "Preferences..." option in the CheckBook Pro menu and navigating to the General section. If that doesn't help please let us know which font and font size you've selected - and, if possible, select some simple text in an app like Text Edit and send us a screenshot at support@splasm.com.

Thanks for your help, Mark!
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Mark Lee replied on 29 Jun 2011
- Thanks, I was looking for that in the application preferences. Good to see it has Russian Rubles. Although, I think it would be great to have a longer list of currencies (Chinese, Ukranian, etc).

- By date formats I meant the Middle Endian (mm/dd/yy) vs. the Little Endian (dd/mm/yy) formats. Even though I have the Little Endian format set in my system preferences, CheckBook Pro still uses the Middle Endian.

- The system-wide text highlight system does not add neither bold, nor shadow. It only adds those in Finder's shortcut/favorites panel and the shadow is very vague so that it doesn't obstruct the text itself. In case of CheckBook, shadow makes the reading less comfortable. It would be better to remove it (or have an option in the app preferences), so the highlight would look like the one used in the system-wide menus or in FInder's main window area. Here's what I mean: http://snapplr.com/snap/fgcz
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Mark Lee replied on 29 Jun 2011
I've sent an email to support@splasm.com with a copy of our conversation as well as my recent reply with some more screenshots.
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Eodtech reviewed on 01 Feb 2011
Prior to CBP I had used Quicken, Money Dance and several other financial s/w. I really have any need for graphs, pie charts, reminders, etc. I wanted a down and dirty program to keep bank accounts ( savings, checking, MMA , etc ) . I started with the original CB and upgraded to CBP. A couple nice features: You can print the register for your checkbook to a PDF file which is handy for year end expense verifications and permanent written record. Backing up the CBP files is a snap and restoring the info is a snap. Columns, entries, etc can be customized to your needs. Program has never crashed, very stable in the MAC environment. 100% happy camper with this app.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Eodtech had trouble on 05 Nov 2009
I am a registered user of CBPro

I recently had a "farkle" on my Admin account and had to make a new user account, transfer info, etc

When started CBPro it could not find the accounts.plist and neither did Spotlight!

So Logged onto CheckbookPro WWW site and took a look at the FAQ.

Well all my questions were answered in the FAQ - copied my backup accounts file from my external hard drive and everything was just the way I left it under the old user account

FANTASTIC - you are by far way ahead of the competition in this regard, I have never see a FAQ that covers just about all the possibilities of what can go wrong

You are to be commended, thanx for 1 less headache
[Version 2.0.4]



Navarras@comcast.net-Ta$u rated on 23 Feb 2012

[Version 2.3.1]



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Emrys0821 rated on 25 Nov 2011

[Version 2.3.1]



MacFTW rated on 04 Nov 2011

[Version 2.3]



Willard Cook rated on 03 Jun 2011

[Version 2.1.1]



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Rawphotodesign rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 2.1.1]


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Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Demo
Date:30 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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More than a basic check register and reporting tool, CheckBook Pro features everything in CheckBook, our powerfully simple personal finance manager, and then some. Get a report for all of your accounts at once. Search for transactions with any combination of criteria. Group your transactions into folders. Change the details of a group of transactions in a single stroke. CheckBook Pro's simply powerful data management tools make it all just plain easy.

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
Pro Features:
  • Save complex searches as Smart Folders so you can search again and again
  • Group your transactions into folders, to tidy up or begin a new year
  • Quickly change the details for a group of transactions, instead of one at a time
  • Report on all your accounts at once
  • See pending scheduled transactions for all your accounts with a single reminder
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


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