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 YNAB and Quicken for Mac . 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 YNAB and Quicken for Mac compare against each other.
To start, let's consider the cost the use either service.
Unfortunately neither software is free. YNAB costs $6.99/month and Quicken for Mac costs $34.99 - $74.99/year to use.
Budgeting is another huge topic when it comes to personal finance.
Both YNAB and Quicken for Mac 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 YNAB or Quicken for Mac offer this functionality.
Personal Finance Software
|Review||YNAB Review||Quicken for Mac Review|
Overall rating as by Investor Junkie.Rating
|Ease of Use|
|Tools & Resources|
|Promotions||FREE First Two Months||Save on Quicken for Mac|
|Price||$6.99/month||$34.99 - $74.99/year|
|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
|Website, iOS App, Apple Watch, Android App||Macintosh, iOS App, Android App|
More security to prevent unauthorized access to your account.Two-Factor Authentication
|Customer Service||Phone: 24/7; Email|
|Sign Up||Sign Up|
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.
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.