The Infinite Kind has unveiled Moneydance 2021, a major upgrade for the personal finance management app that brings a fresh appearance and an improved syncing engine with end-to-end encryption. The release improves the embedded browser so it works with many more banks, enables automatic importing of transaction files from the browser, smooths the process for importing from all downloaded account types, increases tolerance for invalid values in downloaded files, improves the default printed check layout format, and provides low-level syncing fixes including dealing with future-dated changes. Priced at $49.99, Moneydance 2021 is a free update to everyone who already has a valid license for Moneydance 2020. Note that the Mac App Store edition is not yet available, but is expected soon. ($49.99 new from The Infinite Kind with a 40% discount for TidBITS members, free update for Moneydance 2020 licensees, 131 MB, release notes, macOS 10.11+)
Beware of the update. The Moneydance knowledge-verse is reporting Java problems and it doesn’t work on Catalina. The fix has to come from Oracle.
I installed the Moneydance update today on Catalina, and it seems to be working fine for normal functions. I’ve noticed only one Java issue: if Moneydance is open when another Java-heavy app is launched or quit, there’s about a 50-50 chance that Moneydance will crash (with no data loss). Other than that, I’ve not seen issues yet, though I’ll admit that I use only about half of Moneydance’s features.
The issue that I saw reported and verified is that Moneydance 2021 will quit unexpectedly when running on a screen other than the main screen. So, if you have no need to run it on a second display, you should be O.K.
I failed to include this part. The troubles were occurring when a second monitor was involved.
Removing it (I assume powering it down) cleared up the issues.
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