PCMech (July 8, 2017)
When people are looking for a way to keep track of personal finances, Intuit’s Quicken and Quickbooks applications are generally the go-to software. Whether you’re keeping track of your own finances, those of your home business or even finances for a local small business, Intuit’s products are a great choice. However, they’re not for everybody and, depending on the type of Quicken software you have to pick up, it can be quite pricey, too.
Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives out there that are perhaps better than Quicken (depending on your situation), cheaper and perhaps even free of charge. Follow along below and we’ll show you some alternatives that’ll make managing your finances so much easier (and cheaper)!
Editor’s Note: This is a new update to an article originally published in 2013.
CountAbout launched in mid-2012 and was designed to be a Quicken alternative. One great thing it has going for it is that it’s able to import data from both Quicken and Mint, so you don’t have to worry about starting from scratch.
It has a lot of features going for it — it has support for over 12,000 financial institutions, mobile apps, multi-factor authentication, plenty of financial analysis features for generating reports, budgeting, account reconciliation, investment tracking and so much more. It really is a Quicken clone, but with better customer support.
As we mentioned, CountAbout offers mobile apps as well — for Android and iOS. They’re actually fairly quality applications and tie-in well with the main software. They’re not nearly as clunky as the Quicken options for Android and iOS.
CountAbout certainly isn’t free, but it is a whole lot less expensive than Quicken. CountAbout will cost you $10 for the Basic version and just $40 for the Premium software — certain versions of Quicken can cost you upwards of $80.
Get it now: CountAbout
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