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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:
[Version 4.0]

Roth commented on 31 May 2010
I'm happy you like the changes. It is still in beta, which means there is missing functionality. I plan to develop these slowly over the next few months.
[Version 4.0]

Roth commented on 31 Mar 2010
This new version is Mac centric. Although it will run on any platform that supports Java, there are some visuals that only look good on the Mac, and odd on other platforms. I am more than happy to share the source and work with anyone who wishes to create UI enhancements for other platforms.

Progress is coming along nicely. The following links are screen shots of the new version:
[Version 3.3.3]

Roth (developer) commented on 14 Mar 2010
Just to let everyone know, I am in the process of rewriting mini$. The "Core" has already been revised and fine-tuned. It is faster, more organized, and tested rigorously via a comprehensive test suite. The UI is currently being completely overhauled. The new mini$ will support "Keywords" and "Color Labels" that can be applied to transactions. The UI will use the same icons and colors found in other iLife apps and the layouts will be streamlined. Tools similar to "Smart Folders" will be available for creating user defined searches (which will most likely replace budgets). Lastly, one of my goals for the new version is to be very keyboard friendly.

I hope to have everything finished in a few months. I have been able to get a hold of a PPC Mac, so there will be support for those machines.

Cheers !!
[Version 3.3.3]

Roth (developer) commented on 04 Feb 2010
mini$ is now a Java 6 application which requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. I'll be posting a version of mini$ compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 soon, which will be available under the "Related Links" section.
[Version 3.3.2]

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.
[Version 3.3.2]

Roth commented on 08 Jan 2009
The source code is now available from the mini$ home page, as well as versions for other systems and languages.

Just use the "Developer" link above to access the mini$ site.
[Version 3.1]

Roth commented on 04 Dec 2008
I'm not saying this program isn't aesthetically pleasing, because it is. But what is interesting about a lot of finance applications, especially this one, is the need to copy iTunes.

This program lacks its own identity.
[Version 3.2.1]

Roth (developer) commented on 23 Oct 2008
For those that are interested, there is a mini$ 3.0 beta available.

mini$ 3 has been rewritten from the ground up using a test driven development model.

Note: Make a backup of your 2.x data. mini$ 3 uses a new budgeting scheme and it is not compatible with 2.x budgets.
[Version 2.6.2]

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Roth replied on 05 Jan 2009
Here is the jar for Linux/Unix:
Roth (developer) commented on 16 Aug 2008
What an embarrasment! I released an update that had a MAJOR bug in it. The Scheduler window did not appear.

Well, thanks to user who caught that for me.
[Version 2.6.1]

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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Roth replied on 05 Feb 2010
Email me at:

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

- Roth
Roth had trouble on 03 Jan 2009

For all 2.x users upgrading to 3.x, make sure to make a copy of your data. Budgets have been completely reworked and are no longer compatible. If you do not like the new budgeting system, you will want that backup for going back to 2.x.
[Version 3.1]

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