Quicken vs MoneySpire

With Quicken being sold there is a chance that the managers involved (stake holders, vested interest) may be able to make Quicken a premium product that actually works without the hassle but then again it just may go down the tubes.
Started looking at MoneySpire and downloaded the free version on my tablet just to look it over and went into the demo mode. Looks decent enough and it appears to have investment capabilities as Quicken Premier does.
Anyone actually test this and do a comparison between the two?
Thanks,
Bob S.
Reply to
Bob
Your post is the first I've heard of MoneySpire. It does look good, so thanks for the tip. Have you tried importing from Quicken? If so, how well did that work for you?
Reply to
Bob W.
I hate it when I answer my own questions, but this turned out to be easy to answer.
MoneySpire fails to import QIF from Quicken 2016 R7. It just goes to sleep, using no CPU and sits there forever. Literally a non-starter.
Reply to
Bob W.
I exported my Rollover IRA account (in Quicken) to a QIF, and tried to import it into MoneySpire. I'm getting the same result as Bob W. It's just sitting there with 0 action apparent in the Win Task Manager. It just died.
Now granted, that account is one of my largest, which is why I chose it ... but there are no stated limits on QIF size of number of transactions that should cause the Import to die.
Reply to
danbrown
There are other programs available which I have not tried yet. I am looking for a Quicken replacement that runs under Windows and iOS (iPad) using the same data file and handles investments.
AceMoney GnuCash jGnash Mint MoneyDance MoneySpire MoneyWiz
Reply to
Zaidy036
wrote:
Looking at Money Spire I have to ask if a much more complete and useable program like Quicken is having a problem surviving, why woul Money Spire not soon be on the way out.
Reply to
nobody
The real question is who or what is behind Money Spire? I'm not willing to share my personal information with a company that posts so little about their investors and executive team.
Reply to
aviator
SNIP
Another one: PocketMoney
It would be appreciated if to see reports or comparisons from users of these programs.
Reply to
Zaidy036
I have just started using Moneyspire 2016's trial download version. . I have been able to download transactions from one account. The import seems to be very slow for another account so I will have to pay for the real one to verify if transferring from Quicken is unique or not. Wait a week or so (6/1/16).
Reply to
EvilQuicken
Bob ... I found importing data from Quicken into Moneyspire to be incredibly time-consuming. Plus, it had a problem handling transactions between accounts that I had not already imported; hence, the time-sink. Finally, I decided it was worth the risk to see how Quicken 2016 works. It does ... I don't understand all the negative comments about installing; HOWEVER, here is what I did: 1) ran the two programs that Intuit recommended 2) removed earlier TurboTax programs just the "heck" of it 3) backed up the registry and .... searched for Quicken (quite a few) searched for older versions of TurboTax (quite a few) I rebooted my box and installed Quicken 2016. So far NO PROBLEMS!!!
Reply to
Bill A.
Moneyspire is a great Quicken alternative for me. Try their 2017 they made a lot of improvements, especially with reports.
Reply to
George
danbrown writes:
CS101 - if bad input produces a diagnostic error message that is correct, it's the fault of the data. If any input data causes the app to crash, it's a bug in the app no matter what the input looks like.
Reply to
Marc Auslander
Actually, Marc, I thought that was taught in CS99 (Remedial) ... which the Moneyspire apologist clearly needs to take.
Reply to
danbrown
Understood but they are constantly making improvements to the app so chances are if the app crashed on some bad data before and was reported to them, there is a good chance it got fixed. I really suggest that everyone try out the latests Moneyspire releases. The app is good and is being improved all the time. Contact their support if you are having an issue they will help.
Reply to
George
I am on non-subscription Q 2016 and don't do downloads from my financial institutions, so I am probably set for the next quarter century.
Reply to
Taxed and Spent
Of course because computers and software never ever crash right... You can bash Moneyspire or it's programmers all you want but Moneyspire is still an excellent alternative to Quicken. In my opinion, the best.
Reply to
George

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