Thursday, December 1, 2005
Handheld Financing Gets Better: Mastersoft Money v6
Posted by Jordan Rosenwald in "SOFTWARE" @ 09:00 AM
Finances in the palm of your hand isn't really a new concept for Pocket PC users, but Mastersoft Money takes it a step further by writing such a robust and well-rounded program that it almost expects you won't bother to synchronize your data back to your desktop (although you can do imports/exports if you want to). With it's latests version, version 6, Mastersoft Money has added six (I'm seeing a trend here) new features. Quoting from their help file, new features include: user editable currencies, improved user interface, lots of additional options, memorized graphs, charts and reports; new investment calculator, new time manager based on their award winning Billable Buddy, splits, and schedules.
The help file recommends that you run it from main memory, but I found it ran quite well from the built-in storage space of my X30. In fact, I found it to be incredibly responsive, very well organized and, most importantly, it's always with you for those quick entries. The memorized transactions, reports and charts, and the ease of navigating around were also top notch, and exactly what you come to expect from finance software. The only thing I don't understand is a lack of a memo field for transaction entries. In all, if you're looking for a replacement for desktop finance software this could definitely be what you're looking for. Mastersoft Money can be purchased from Mastersoft Mobile Solutions for $14.95 for the full version and $9.95 for an upgrade from a previous version.