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Only for very basic use
, 15 April 2007
This review is from: Personal Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux) (CD-ROM)
If you are starting out tracking your basic spending/current account usage for the first time then this product may be OK. If you are used to either Quicken/MS money before then you be disappointed.
The documentation says that the developers have concentrated on keeping the interface simple but a consequence is that the functionality of Accountz is very, very basic.
One example - automated entries - you can't create them from an existing transaction. You can't set an entry to be prompted to enter the value - important if you have something that changes each month (Credit card anyone). You can't record an entry in advance once you know that amount and the date it will leave your account. This can be fudged but software is meant to help you rather than hinder you?
There is no sensible way to record share/unit trust investments, loans, assets etc. Fudges are suggested but the product is clearly not designed for nothing more than current accounts.
A final insult - forget being able to migrate from other packages - the converter simply couldn't cope with my Quicken export - it only found one account.
I have used Quicken for many years and bought this as I am in the middle of moving from Windows to a MAC environment and this runs on both. This product simply isn't good enough to manage my accounts - it is little more than a glorified spreadsheet.
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