iBank A-O-K EXCEPT for retarded reconciliation function
by mimby - 1/28/10 5:56 PM
In Reply to: tried iBank by alongsidethd
I switched from my dead Vista PC to a big ol' honking, blazin, screamin Intel double-barrel iMac 2 years ago. "BLISS!" I had served about 12 years of hard time with Micrsoft-in-Hell, and I, too, had become dependent upon Quicken for Windows for my personal finances.
But I always felt that Quicken for Windows was WAAAY too technical and a lot of overkill. It was like using your SLAP-CHOP to dice one shallot!
So I came across iBank for Mac. Not bad.
Here's the deal about iBank for Mac : it feels and looks a lot like Quicken, so that's a plus for a former Quicken addict. It does all the basics WITHOUT all the MARS LANDER technology!
...BUT, as an earlier contributor wrote [above], iBank's "Reconciliation" function is way dumb! I still haven't figured out how to reconcile my bank statements! The iBank manual is not helpful on this topic, either. I haven't checked around the web [too lazy and sluggish], but I'll bet there's an iBank forum out there somewhere where some smarty pants could likely educate us dummies on this particular module in iBAnk. Note To Self: "Look for iBank Forums."
So I choose to hang on to my iBank because, as I said above, it does everything else easily, visually, and you hardly have to learn any new moves! It's _almost_ Quicken.
iBank would definitely be a "10" if only the reconciliation function made easy, logical, visual sense! On balance, I'm staying with it. As it is, I just print-off my monthly register and do a manual "ticking" job with my calculator to balance my bankbook. Things could be worse. I cud still be in Windows Hell!
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