free alternative to Quicken money programme

  pookie 20:34 08 Oct 10


Windows XP SP3.

I am still using Quicken 2001 for personal use. Are there any free financial software you use and recommend? Just to keep track of monthly bills etc. Quicken 2001 still does the job but after using it for so long I just fancy a change.

Many thanks


  wiz-king 21:04 08 Oct 10

Not free but cheap click here

  northumbria61 22:15 08 Oct 10

Moneydance 2010 - NOT free but similar to Quicken.
Can be downloaded for Trial - click here and Review here - click here

  northumbria61 22:17 08 Oct 10

There's a list of FREE one's here but I can't advise on any.- click here

  northumbria61 22:19 08 Oct 10

"Quicken 2001 still does the job but after using it for so long I just fancy a change"

I should have added that I don't think you will find one with the same features to match Quicken. Personally I would stick with the tried and tested unless of course you can download a free trial one and try before "shelling out"

  Simsy 01:44 09 Oct 10

AceMoney click here
and was very pleased with it.

The interface is quite different to Quicken, but in terms of "policing" accounts, (Current, CCard, etc) it works in pretty much an identical way.

I don't used other features, (tax/investments, etc), in Quicken, so I can't compare these.

The only thing I didn't like about it was the "reconciling"... In Quicken you enter the statement closing balance and as items are ticked off the reconcilation balance approaches, and eventually reaches, exactly £0.00... With AceMoney you don't enter a statement closing balance and when you have finished the reconcilation balance should be the same as the statement balance. The arithmetic follows the same principles, but it seems to me that you are more likely to pick up a mistyped, or misread figure with Quicken.

Having said that I've no hesitation in suggesting that you give it a try!

Good luck,



  pookie 23:43 09 Oct 10

Many thanks for the replies. I shall try some of your trials etc.


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