[official press release]
SilverWiz Ltd. is proud to announce today that their personal finance software – MoneyWiz – is now available on the Mac OS X platform.
MoneyWiz is a complete personal finance software that allows people to easily manage accounts, budgets and bills, generate reports and much more. MoneyWiz is unique for its beautiful and intuitive interface that combines ease of use and powerful features. MoneyWiz also features unique syncing solution that allows people to automatically synchronise their financial data across multiple devices.
Until now, MoneyWiz was available for iPhone and iPad. Today, MoneyWiz is also available for Mac OS X.
MoneyWiz for Mac shares the same design principles and navigation as MoneyWiz for iPad, which makes it easy for existing customers to quickly get started with the Mac version. MoneyWiz for Mac also adds some new features that didn’t make sense to implement on the mobile platforms, but greatly enrich the Mac OS X experience.
Fancy Vs Expert View
The Mac is a powerful platform and people often use it for powerful tasks. Knowing that people using MoneyWiz spend most of the time in the Accounts area, working with transactions, we wanted to give a more advanced view of the list of transactions without sacrificing the simplicity for those who didn’t want it. Eventually we came up with this brilliant solution to have two ways of visualising your transactions and allow you to quickly change between them. We call them a Fancy View and an Expert View. Fancy view is what you’ve already seen on the iPhone and iPad. The expert view is in spreadsheet style, giving you greater detail, faster. The expert view is also the place to reconcile transactions.
It only made perfect sense that when we have an expert view of the transactions, we’d also allow you to bulk/mass edit or delete them. Such a feature has been requested for the iOS versions, but we feel that it’s too advanced for the iOS and will sacrifice the simplicity of MoneyWiz if we did it there. On the Mac though, it makes perfect sense and it feels natural.
MoneyWiz for Mac has a unique transaction entry process. What distinguishes it is that it allows you to focus on what you’re entering, but it also allows you to check what you’ve already entered, as a reference. We’ve achieved this by centring the transaction entry screen, and dimming the rest of the visible area. All of this appears with smooth animation which adds to the pleasing visual experience.
Drag & Drop
A major part of desktop software is drag & drop. So MoneyWiz for Mac comes with great drag & drop support, where you need it:
- Re-arrange your Accounts & Budgets with drag & drop
- Re-arrange your Categories with drag&drop
- Drag & drop an image to add it to a transaction
- Drag & drop a QIF, QFX or OFX file into MoneyWiz, and the import process will start immediately
Full Screen Support
MoneyWiz for Mac comes with amazing full screen support. We’ve spent a lot of time to make sure that when you resize MoneyWiz everything will look smooth, enjoying and beautiful.
Take Scheduled transactions for example… when you resize MoneyWiz, the scheduled events will re-arrange in real time, during resizing, with awesome animations. In the same time, the calendar area on the top, will get more and more months of calendars. That too comes with great animations!
The most exceptional thing of all is the full screen support and Reports. It’s hard to describe how stunning it is to see the graph of your report in full screen on the big display… It’s absolutely beautiful.
MoneyWiz for Mac is optimised to allow you to do much of the work with just shortcuts. We’re adding even more shortcuts on the first update.
MoneyWiz for Mac will automatically sync with its iOS versions, via our free cloud syncing service – Sync Everything!
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 9.4 MB
Availability And Price
MoneyWiz – Personal Finance 1.0.0 for Mac is now available for purchase, exclusively on the Mac AppStore. It costs $24.99, and it requires Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OS 10.7 (Lion). We’ll also make full integration with Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion), by the end of May 2012.
[end of official press release]
Ever since we submitted MoneyWiz for Mac to Apple (some 2 weeks ago), we’ve been working hard on delivering the next iOS update (for iPad and iPhone), as well as the first Mac update after release. The update will include (for all 3 platforms):
- Proper recognition of transfer transactions in QIF and OFX imports
- Ability to set number of instalments (end date) of scheduled transactions
- Ability to skip payment of a scheduled transaction
- More keyboard shortcuts for the Mac
- New translations
- Bug fixes
- Mountain Lion support (MoneyWiz for Mac only)
We’ll submit the update 1.3.4 in a week from now. In the meantime, if you spot any bugs in MoneyWiz for Mac, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com, so we can fix them in the update.
On top of that, we’ll be making a demo/free version of MoneyWiz for Mac, which we’ll release later in the summer.