Checkbook Ease Freeware

Checkbook Ease Freeware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    67,287
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 12, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (One bank account); $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Checkbook Ease Freeware will help you take charge of both your checkbook and budget. You will have to spend a considerable amount of time manually entering your bank information, but once you're done it, it'll give you a clear overview of your finances.

This free program is impressive with its practically limitless options, but the number may overwhelm the less experienced. Users are shown a large screen outlining all their accounts in the upper right where bank account, credit, and loan balances are showcased. Dominating the bottom of the screen are recent transactions and to the right are the tools for entering a new transaction. In addition, there are buttons that open up menus for Options, Colors, Accounts, and Budget. Checkbook Ease is impressive with its ability to give instant glances at a wide financial swath. There are a number of reports that can be run, and clicking on any item will bring up a chart or informative box to provide more insight.

Our complaints are fairly minimal on this product. One big issue we had was the program's claim to download bank financials from the Internet and the glaring lack of direction on how to accomplish this important task. Otherwise, all information will have to be entered manually, which can take some time. Still, if you have the patience to spend a little time with the program, it's certainly worth a download.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 12
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3 stars

"Didn't work the way I wanted it to"

November 10, 2013  |  By sdwrdt

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Wanted to use more accounts

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5 stars

"Really good program for a single account"

March 13, 2013  |  By Barbro376

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Good program for seeing my expenses. This program works great. The budgeting part is a real budget and takes money out of the amount I have set for a category aside for the month and what is not spent is carried over to the next month - like a REAL budget.

Cons

No cons I can find. Works for me.

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3 stars

"Transactions "may" be limited, but so far so good."

February 22, 2013  |  By RustleYmail148

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

The tutorial video was very good if you watched it. It seems to do what I wanted it to do, but read the Cons.

Cons

The cons may be in the continued use of the software. I saw that the free version only lets you rack up 50 transactions. I have not gotten there yet - but then what?

Summary

In summary, I can only say that reading and using the free trial version has given me what I can expect - maybe nothing is free in this world - it just strings you along until you hit 50 transactions.

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3 stars

"This is NOT Free"

February 11, 2013  |  By PT8648

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

The trial is free; functions as described

Cons

Customizing is limited.

Summary

I would not recommend this.

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4 stars

"Does what I downloaded it for."

November 10, 2011  |  By nowiz

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

I was looking for a program to keep track of and balance my cheques. This program works great for that. I only have one chequing account, so the fact that it only allows one account in the free version is not an issue for me. I can't comment on the budgeting part of it because I havn't used any of the added features yet.

Cons

None that I've encountered so far.

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2 stars

"relatively simple checkbook program"

September 27, 2011  |  By cesle

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

free and easy to install

Cons

very unwieldy, awkward

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2 stars

"Free version is too restrictive"

August 05, 2011  |  By FrauCassidy

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Looks pretty; lots of colours to choose from.
If you have only 1 account to work with, then it may work well for you.

Cons

You can only set up 1 bank account ~ how many people really have just 1 bank account?!

Summary

Wasted 4 hours of my time for nothing!

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4 stars

"Very easy to use check register program."

July 29, 2011  |  By llewelyn35

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Basic program with some very good features.

Cons

None. Practically no learning curve.

Summary

This program is just what I was looking for.

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1 stars

"pretty but not friendly"

February 04, 2011  |  By jack-g

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Pretty -but not worth the time to even do a trial run

Cons

Want you to pay but you get nothing in return. Hard to figure out how to use it and hard to do entries.

Summary

Poor program - very basic but yet hard to input and manage.

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4 stars

"Meets the needs for what I want."

January 11, 2011  |  By terrira

 |  Version: Checkbook Ease Freeware 2.1

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Not able to add my other account.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Changed the program to fix a minor error. When user had scheduled transactions for a bank account and later changed the name of the bank account.
General
Publisher CheckbookEase
Publisher web site http://www.checkbookease.com/
Release Date March 15, 2013
Date Added August 12, 2008
Version 2.1
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.27MB
File Name CBEFreewaresetup2101.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,287
Downloads Last Week 30
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations One bank account
Price $14.95

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