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If anyone has been using Quicken for tracking your spending with bank and credit accounts, and have become frustrated with the program, its clunky mobile apps, and its expense. I have found an alternative that is entirely web based. This means no software to install on your PC. I have cancelled my pricey $49.99 a year subscription to Quicken and have not looked back. Instead I am paying $9.99 a year for the basic CountAbount.com service. This is the basic service that does not come with automatically downloading your transactions from bank and credit card sites. I didn’t use this feature in Quicken, but was forced to pay for it anyway. CountAbout gives you the option of basic, $9.99 a year Basic, service where you enter all your transactions manually. Or the $39.99 a year Premium service where it will download transactions from your bank/credit accounts websites. I never used this option because I didn’t want that level of information stored in Quicken or any other financial software program that connects to the internet. You of course can choose whatever you like. Either way it’s cheaper than Quicken. The apps for the iPhone and iPad are pretty good as well. Not full featured like the interface on the computer, but has most of the options you would need when entering transactions on the go. I love it so far. There is room for some improvements and tweaks, but it beats Quicken in my application.
Great product and great customer service. Thanks!
Vastly superior to the execrable Quicken, which caused me to have to choose a new bank password every time I used it. CA is fast, simple, and all you need unless you have a complicated investment portfolio. Its almost fun!
My search for a cloud-based alternative to Quicken is over! Very easy to transfer my Quicken data and customize my account. Thank you CountAbout!
I was looking for finance software to use as treasurer of the parent-teacher association at my child's school. CountAbout was perfect - it had all the register features and download capabilities that I was familiar with from desktop Quicken, but it has the advantage of being in the cloud so I can use it from any computer.
Huzzah! I can add widgets now and already made one to compare my monthly spending in my active categories to my budget. Excellent. That tool is one of my favorite features in a personal finance product.
One huge advantage of CountAbout is you can import categories and transactions from your Quicken or Mint.com accounts — so you can pick up with CountAbout where you left off with these programs.
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I love the software – nice and clean – the categories was a must have that your competitors are lacking.
If you're looking for personal finance software you can use to set up and track a simple budget, CountAbout is a good choice.
...you won’t be bombarded with ads when you log in. Mint, for example, uses targeted ads to help keep the platform free. All in all, CountAbout could be a good choice for Quicken and Mint users who want to start fresh with their finances without losing their past transaction history.
I rarely tweet endorsements, but -- after years of using/hating Quicken, Countabout is awesome for tracking home budget/finances. Thx!
The best app if you’re ready to make the switch from Quicken or Mint -- CountAbout.
CountAbout is as easy to use on my mobile as it is on the desktop and it provides me with the same or better information than Quicken.
CountAbout aims to fill in some of Mint’s shortcomings. For instance, it offers a running register, which Mint does not.
I switched from pencil and paper on grid accounting paper, then to a Google spreadsheet, then to CountAbout. Really happy with how this app makes it easy to track how I doing, staying (or not) on budget.
...CountAbout is like Quicken, without the glitches.
Fantastic! I finally found a great replacement for Quicken! CountAbout is entirely cloud-based, so you can access it from whatever OS you happen to be using. And the mobile app isn't hamstrung like Quicken's. No looking back for me, this is a great app and a great service!