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.
Checkbook Ease Freeware is a free checking account and household budget program. This free software has so many great features that make it easy to grasp and utilize. View the household budget and check your checkbook balance at the same time to make adjustments to household expenses. Compare your planned budget with your real budget and make corrections to your expenditure in the future. Here are some of the major features: envelope budget system, retirement planner, home purchase planner, college planner, split transactions into multiple budget categories, budget and account monthly summary with charts, user defined payee list, automatic check numbering, quick transaction search, register sorting, select registry view by date, archive accounts, select transaction entry order, quick budget category entry from a list of 100 categories, easy checkbook balancing, recall prior bank statements, extensive search capability, quick search, 20 color backgrounds with matching calculator and calendar, print accounts, budget and transactions, on screen help buttons, user manual. Checkbook Ease Freeware includes a free trial of the Premium Version with multiple accounts, transaction internet download, backup/restore data, import bank accounts, schedule transactions (auto entered or reminder), credit card debt reduction planner linked to budget, day planner, multiple calendars, notepad, task manager and picture viewer.
What's new in this version:
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.