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  1.    #1  
    Does anyone have a recommendation as to a basic (preferably free!) checkbook register program for the Palm OS? It seemed to me like an ideal application, but searches at PalmGear turn up fewer than half a dozen (excluding those that are part of larger "financial management" programs).

    I know I could just use the built-in Expense app, but it doesn't quite work like a register. I guess I'm just old fashioned!

    If it tracks check numbers (an non-check transactions) and deducts and adds from a running balance, that's about all I need.

    Thanks for any leads!
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    if its freeware you're after, try myCheckBook (http://www.thequickster.com/products...tm#mycheckbook).

    The latest version is 5.3.6c, though the web shows 5.3.6b! Its simple, allows multiple accounts (checking/saving/card etc) and exportable. It misses a 'total worth' feature but is an all round winner given the price...
  3. #3  
    I use BankBook by BAH Software. It's a great checking account register program - it tracks check numbers (automatically) and keeps a running balance. You can also reconcile your account. There is a registration fee of $12.50, but I think it's well worth it. It also backs up on your PC (great feature), so you have a paper register in case you have Visor problems.

    There is a free checking account program called MyCheckbook. I have heard that it is a good application. I have not used it because I like the features of BankBook and I already registered it. MyCheckbook has been discussed a few times here, you might want to do a search on it.

    Hope this helps!
  4.    #4  
    Well, after a whirlwind tour, here's what I've found, drawing from other recommendations on these boards. I think I'll be able to get one of them to do what I want!

    MyCheckbook (Free)
    http://www.thequickster.com/products/

    Well designed, and you canít beat the price. Only a few quirky elements (click here to edit, here to void). I only wish it did a running balance, and/or accommodated reconciliation (cleared vs. uncleared transactions).

    BankBook BAH Software ($12.50)
    http://www.tcinternet.net/users/BAHSoft/homepage.shtml

    I greatly dislike that the executable download requires hard drive (vs. network) space goes right ahead and installs, no questions asked. I also donít know what the paid version does that the free one doesnít. The initial category setup is confusing, too. But, it does separate pending versus cleared transactions, and seems versatile enough.

    AllMoney ($19.95)
    http://www.iambic.com/pilot/allmoney/

    Looks pretty thorough, lots of features (including some I doubt I need, such as editable icons for transaction types). The interface looks a little to cluttered for my tastes, though, with windows and borders and other distracting frills.

    UltraSoft Money ($19.95)
    http://www.ultrasoft.com/

    The sleekest commercial offering, Iíve heard, but the site features no screenshots. Looks like you need to use Microsoft Money to get the best value. I opted against the trial download.
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    The free version of Tender is excellent.
    Matt Nichols
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    Eyebrowse,
    The best checkbook app for the Palm is PocketMoney by Catamount software. http://www.catamount.com

    The author is extremely helpful if you have problems (you can't say that for most commercial software), all updates are free (usually up to and including the next major release), and it does a lot of things some of the others can't (like Total Worth, transfers between accounts, scheduled transfers, beaming of account data betwwen users, etc...)

    The registration cost is $30 but it's well worth it. When I bought PM, I was able to transfer 4 years worth of Quicken data to it with no problems and it only took about 130K of memory on the Visor.

    I can't stress enough how good it is. It totally replaced Quicken for me about a year ago and I haven't looked back.

    You can download PM for free and try it out for 30 days.

    Mark
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    I've only used MoneyMinder. It's been completely bug-free since I got it over 18 months ago. Great interface, color support and free updates emailed directly to me for the $15 reg fee I paid.

    http://www.oopdreams.com/moneyminder/

    Joe V. - Sprint Nextel Business Solutions - SoCal
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    MyCheckbook (Free)
    http://www.thequickster.com/products/

    Well designed, and you canít beat the price. Only a few quirky elements (click here to edit, here to void). I only wish it did a running balance, and/or accommodated reconciliation (cleared vs. uncleared transactions).
    It does a running balance right below the bar in the center of the screen.

    You can click the show button to make a checkbox appear on the right edge of the screen to do your reconciliation.

    I really like this program. Especially for free!

    Rick
  9. #9  
    If I can put my .02 in, the thing I'd remember particularly when it comes to checkbook software is it is really going to come down to personal taste so try out what you have to work with there without giving too much credence to our opinions. Just like some people have carbon checks and swear by them and others wouldn't even dream of having such a thing in their checkbook, if you're recording every transaction, it will only matter that YOU'RE comfortable with the interface.

    You might also want to think again about your first impressions of some of those applications. For example, if the set up or layout of one part of the program kind of throws you at first, think about how much you'll be using it. If it is the area where you enter a transaction that you are just setting to automatically come out on such and such date, then you will probably only be in this interface once or rarely. So maybe it should not be a deciding factor.

    The checkbook register on the other hand is going to be the thing you are in daily. So my recommendation is find the software that has the most pleasing check register for your tastes and buy that.
  10.    #10  
    Thanks, everyone, for helpful and thoughtful suggestions! I certainly realize that tastes in program setups vary widely. And I didn't put any programs through any serious paces... I just recorded my first impressions.

    The two that I still find myself playing with are the free MyCheckbook (now that I better understand the options) and Bankbook by BAH Software. But checking out the others I can see how they might work for someone.

    Registers are basic applications in concept, and it's hard to come up with a genuinely "bad" one. So yes, the trick is to find one designed by someone who thinks the same way you do.
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