We've reviewed and compared more than 15 personal finance apps. Our goal is to bring you the most honest, simple, and informative reviews. Turns out, users also want to compare specific applications.
This review compares Quicken for Mac and YNAB . The better software depends on your needs. So let's dive in and figure out which is right for you.
When it comes to personal finance software, users care most about: the cost (if there is
any), whether or not the software can be used for budgeting, and whether or not the
software has support for bill paying. Let's look at how Quicken for Mac and YNAB compare against each other.
To start, let's consider the cost the use either service.
Unfortunately neither software is free. Quicken for Mac costs $34.99 - $74.99/year and YNAB costs $6.99/month to use.
Budgeting is another huge topic when it comes to personal finance.
Both Quicken for Mac and YNAB have the ability for users to budget within their apps, so it's a tie with this functionality.
When it comes to bill paying unfortunately neither Quicken for Mac or YNAB offer this functionality.
Personal Finance Software
|Review||Quicken for Mac Review||YNAB Review|
Overall rating as by Investor Junkie.Rating
|Ease of Use|
|Tools & Resources|
|Promotions||Save on Quicken for Mac||FREE First Two Months|
|Price||$34.99 - $74.99/year||$6.99/month|
|Trial Period||-||34 days|
|Refund Policy||60 days||-|
|Credit Score Monitoring|
|Import QFX, QIF Files|
How can you access the sevice? Website only? Via smartphone app?Access
|Macintosh, iOS App, Android App||Website, iOS App, Apple Watch, Android App|
More security to prevent unauthorized access to your account.Two-Factor Authentication
|Customer Service||Phone: 24/7; Email|
|Sign Up||Sign Up|
About Quicken for Mac
While a step up from previous versions, Quicken 2018 for Mac still falls short of the gold standard, Quicken for Windows. The improvement to the investment section in 2018 is a welcome addition. For some, Quicken for Mac might be a usable native MacOS personal finance app.
YNAB (otherwise known as You Need A Budget) is a popular budgeting app. The latest version is now an online service and can sync with your bank accounts. On the downside, YNAB doesn't offer any help with tracking your investments.