I'm looking for a personal finance application. I've tried Squirrel and MoneyWiz, and they both have features I want, as well as flaws that make them nearly unusable for me. What I absolutely need (apart from the basics such as adding transactions into multiple accounts and tags/categories):

  • Sync between a Mac App (native) and an iOS App (MoneyWiz does this beautifully, Squirrel's so called sync never seems to work)
  • Scheduled transactions which show a prognosis for the balance in my account for the rest of the month or so (Like Squirrel does, MoneyWiz's "forecasting" is laughable)
  • Import of a custom CSV file with transactions, where the app finds duplicates that have already been entered, and can categorize/tag transactions automatically.
  • Support for multiple currencies (MoneyWiz is really good here, Squirrel almost adequate)
  • A UI that doesn't require 4 clicks per scheduled transaction to pay them in advance (I.E. when I've scheduled them into my online bank). Squirrel is great here, MoneyWiz drives me up the wall.

Basically, I guess I want Squirrel, but with a sync that works and better currency support.

  • Squirrel's sync works fine for me—If Squirrel is so close to what you desire, maybe try looking into fixing Squirrel's sync as opposed to finding a new app?
    – grg
    Jun 22, 2014 at 14:06
  • @GeorgeGarside How large is your squirrel database? I would love to get it to work, but nothing ever shows up when I open the iOS app and enable iCloud sync.
    – Lizzan
    Jun 22, 2014 at 14:08
  • It has a few hundred transactions and I've gradually built up to this, letting it sync often. Have you tried a new database?
    – grg
    Jun 22, 2014 at 14:14
  • @GeorgeGarside Mine has well over 3000 transactions spread across several accounts. I've used it since 2010. I'll try a new database and see if that helps.
    – Lizzan
    Jun 22, 2014 at 14:16
  • @GeorgeGarside Well, after 2 hours of trying I finally have a new database that seems to sync between my iPhone and my Mac. My history is gone, and I have to enter all my import rules, categories, tags and scheduled transactions again, but perhaps a trim was good. I did stumble upon wanting a scheduled transaction in another currency than my own, which Squirrel doesn't seem to do well, so I'll leave the question up.
    – Lizzan
    Jun 22, 2014 at 17:05


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