AceMoney

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.35.1
  • Total Downloads:
    31,205
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy

Editors' Review

+

Personal finance programs are a dime a dozen these days, so the bar is set pretty high when it comes to performance. AceMoney offers tools for creating and maintaining budgets, tracking investments, and even online banking. And while it successfully let us do all of the above, we found that it lacked protection for sensitive information.

The program's interface is very businesslike, and its simple, straightforward design makes the array of options easy to understand and navigate. Large commands at the top of the window let you toggle between seven categories, including accounts, portfolio, banks, payees, and reports. Although the data is presented in an easy to understand spreadsheet format, sample entries are included. A left-hand menu changes depending on which category is selected, and options are clearly labeled. With your portfolio, for example, you can opt to download the latest stock prices, or re-invest dividends. We were able to add banking and credit card information, and schedule bill payments with no problems, and we liked the calendar-style view of money in and out for the month. We also were able to quickly and easily view cash flow and transaction reports. We found a lot to like in AceMoney's simple approach, but we couldn't help feeling vulnerable entering data because the program isn't password protected and doesn't encrypt your private data.

AceMoney includes an online tutorial if needed, although the program's Help file should answer most questions. While AceMoney worked fine, we like to have total confidence that our data is secure. We suggest you look for a financial management program that keeps your private data private.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–4 of 4

1 stars

"Extremely Overrated"

December 24, 2014  |  By rjmaerz

 |  Version: AceMoney 4.35.1

Pros

Minimalist Design

Cons

Cannot reconcile MS Money accounts
Amateur design
Buggy

Summary

I bought this program because it received such rave reviews. Now I realize that either MechCad paid the reviewers to give them great reviews or those reviewers are just completely clueless. This program is a pre-school version of MS Money, and if you're starting from scratch, it might work for you. If you, however, try to import all of your MS Money files into AceMoney, the program cannot understand how to reconcile the accounts with one another. To top it off, I've never been able to shut AceMoney down without going into the Activity Monitor and forcing it to quit (it opens 4-5 subprograms and all of them need to be forced to quit otherwise the program freezes and never shuts down). This program is complete junk in my opinion. Stick with the free version of MS Money Sunset Deluxe.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Best program for a home user I found."

June 20, 2014  |  By JEHarbeson

 |  Version: AceMoney 4.35.1

Pros

Ace Money does everything I need it to do and more. I do in fact have it password protected although the authors article state that cannot be done. My data is encrypted and stored securely on an external drive as well. I highly recommend giving the program around the block. I used the free version for several month prior to upgrading to the paid version. The free version allows you to maintain two accounts, I needed more so I upgraded.

Cons

Problems with connecting directly yo my bank for downloads, but that is more than likely my lack of knowledge to do it. I just download and import my info that way and it works fine for me.

Summary

Our payroll and benefits clerk at the County has also began using this program for her personal finances. She is a CPA and took my recommendation to try it. She has recommended this to all the County employee's where I work to try for their personal use. What does that say?

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Great program! CNet needs to update their review."

May 03, 2014  |  By BDunmer

 |  Version: AceMoney 4.35.1

Pros

-Easy to use. Offers advanced features, but doesn't force the ordinary user just tracking bank transactions to deal with with them if they don't want to.
-Only program that imported my transactions from Quicken with no tinkering required.
-DOES support passwords and account file encryption-- the review is outdated.

Cons

--Rather basic user interface; functional, but could use artistic polish.

Summary

I tested with the lite version, which offers all features free for two accounts. Upgrading to the pro version for unlimited accounts.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"0 star - BEWARE ACEMONEY"

April 23, 2014  |  By DMand1

 |  Version: AceMoney 4.35.1

Pros

NO PROS - NO CUSTOMER SERVICE

Cons

NO CUSTOMER SERVICE
DO NOT BUY. Beware of ACEMONEY.
I paid $40 and it does not work on my PC.
For 2 months, I have requested refund through emails because NO CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT telephone on their website.
NO REPLY FROM ACEMONEY.
BEWARE !!!!

Summary

DO NOT BUY.
NO CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–4 of 4

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for AceMoney
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 4.35.1
Version 4.35.1 fixed download issue with Yahoo stock prices.
General
Publisher MechCAD Software
Publisher web site http://www.mechcad.net
Release Date November 08, 2013
Date Added November 08, 2013
Version 4.35.1
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name AceMoneySetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,205
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for AceMoney

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK