The Infinite Kind has released Moneydance 2014, an update to their personal finance software for Mac OS X.
Moneydance combines a familiar checkbook-register interface with features such as a complete online banking and bill payment interface, investment management, budgeting, scheduled transactions, detailed graphs, reports, and more. Moneydance 2014 adds new features designed to make keeping track of your finances simpler.
Entering transactions in Moneydance is now as quick and easy as it gets with natural language entry, according to the folks at The Infinite Kind. Start typing a transaction description into the search field and Moneydance will intelligently fill in the details based on natural language date parsing and your history.
For example, typing "2.34 sta" will display a transaction entry panel with the name Starbucks, category "Coffee", today's date under the last account to have a transaction for Starbucks. The description, category and account are filled in based on your history. You can confirm and record the suggested transaction with a single click or use the suggested interpretation as a starting point to edit the new transaction.
In Moneydance 2014, the search field doubles as an interpreter for math expressions and instant currency converter. You can type any number or math expression, and Moneydance will instantly show the result. In addition, you can add any currency ID to immediately see the result of the calculation in every other currency
Moneydance 2014 also adds a new budgeting interface. With one click, you can create a budget based on your current spending levels or roll-over a budget from a previous month along with unspent funds.
You can now attach images, PDFs, and any other file to Moneydance by right clicking and selecting "Add Attachment", or by dragging and dropping an image or file onto a transaction. Investment accounts can now work just like a bank account, enabling you to track brokerage accounts that support check writing, debit cards, and other more traditional banking operations in an account that simultaneously supports trading.
Moneydance 2014 can import your finances directly from Quicken Essentials for Mac, or from files exported by financial institutions and other software such as Quicken for Mac or Windows. You can manage your investments by sending payments and banking online with hundreds of supported banks.
Moneydance 2014 is available for immediate download from http://infinitekind.com/moneydance and soon from the Mac App Store. It costs US $49.99; the new version is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased Moneydance 2012 from the Infinite Kind website or the Mac App Store.
Customers who purchased earlier versions may upgrade for $24.99. A free, fully-functional trial is also available, allowing users to enter up to 100 manual transactions before requiring a purchase. Imported and downloaded transactions are not limited in the free trial, and no features are restricted.