CheckBook Pro for Mac helps you track your finances with a variety of tools, many of them offering efficient access to your financial information. It is designed to import information directly from other sources, including your financial institutions and Quicken Essentials for Mac. You can also manually input transactions, reconcile them, add scheduled deposits and debits, and create a graphic overview of your accounts. The app supports working with multiple accounts and allows you to track where the money comes from for each transaction.
Once you install CheckBook Pro, you can open it from the Launchpad. Begin by naming your account and importing the information or entering a beginning balance. New transactions are easy to add using the buttons at the top of the page. Move between different views with the buttons below the ledger. The summary tab lets you view various reports, including your expenses, income, and tax-deductible items over various time periods. There are multiple tutorials available from the Help menu to introduce you to the wide range of features this app offers, although they don't pop up automatically when you open the app for the first time. Password protection for each account is available but not mandatory.
While you can try CheckBook Pro free for five days, you must purchase a license for $24.95 to continue using it beyond this period. While this app is comparable to various other money-tracking programs available, it does operate smoothly and offer a streamlined interface.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CheckBook Pro for Mac 2.5.4.
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