Double-entry bookkeeping is great–if you understand it. For
those of us who don’t have the time or inclination to learn that
most worthy system, a single-entry application such as iCash could
be just what the doctor ordered. Simple it may be, but iCash will
certainly help you keep your expenses and accounts straight. It
also has charting and reports to help you get a handle on your
overall financial picture.
With everything within easy reach on the tabbed main page, iCash
is very easy to get around. Another bonus: the company has
thoughtfully filled in demo entries for you in many areas. But the
help file is limited to telling you how to use the program. It’s
light on advice on how to start or maintain your books, so users
looking for more of a helping hand in that area might be better off
with Microsoft Money or one of the Quicken products.
I can’t sum up without mentioning my favorite iCash utility–the
Currencies dialog, which hits the Internet to check and display the
current major currency rates. The demo version of iCash is limited
to 100 transaction and 100 accounts–plenty for you to get an idea
of whether the program is right for you or not. If you like
everything right in front of you, it might be.
–Jon L. Jacobi