Paul Heslop
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Marineblue rated on 24 Feb 2011
[Version 10.5.6]



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Marineblue reviewed on 24 Feb 2011
Wow, finally, after searching the hills for some decent Mac banking software...I find this!

Having switched to a (UK) bank that at least offers downloadable statements, I tried about a dozen different apps to manage them. Mileage varied from weird to hateful, especially for the official App Store offerings. Arguably, the last "Big Crash" happened because people struggle to look after their money. So why is is so difficult (in UK) to get your own financial data and look after it?!

Prospects appears to work for me, a few days in. Great UI, potentially great reporting, no niggles, recognises categories straightaway, very Mac-like. Shares/stocks not an option, but having seen the hoops iBank wants me to jump through for holding a mixed GBP/USD portfolio, kind of a relief. I've created a Savings account and will input monthly yields.

I don't often write reviews, but this hidden gem clearly needs some light shining on it. The Mac banking software sector is essentially a joke, save for this.

Gave 4.5 because the demo-license system was broken, which coupled with the fairly infrequent updating, makes a new purchaser a tad reluctant...

Received an email from the developer acknowledging the demo-license problem, but no actual demo-license...!

The upside, very available at an excellent price from http://www.themacbundles.com/

(to whom I am in no way affiliated).
[Version 1.2.8]



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marineblue commented on 14 Dec 2007
Received v2.0 as part of the latest MUPromo bundle, a very welcome addition. I'm on the high seas now, and it makes a big difference to the sound from my set-up (TiPB 667 & Sony SRS-Z500 active speakers) however, iTunes (v7.5) has gone CPU crazy since I installed it (running between 50 & 80%, even when idle), so the "hi-fi" is somewhat muddied by the hair-dryer effect of this old laptop. Also agree with several other posters that the app window is too large, and would be nice to have it launch by default in the background, when I launch iTunes.
[Version 2.0.2.255]


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marineblue commented on 17 Dec 2007
Further to my earlier post, I just discovered that closing the iWow window reduces CPU usage back to more or less normal, whilst maintaining audio enhancement (provided the effect is first turned on of course)...guess it's a hefty window in more ways than one.
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