I have a friend who has just changed from a PC to a Mac and she has asked for an alternative to Quicken. Apparently the OS X version of Quicken does not have support for Australian customisationsÂ such as Australian banks, GST, BAS etc. The PC version of Quicken did. So do any Aussie users know of some good software for the Mac that works in Australia?
Here’s a couple of replies I’ve received so far:
Yes, we currently have many Australian users connecting via our Direct Access service in order to download transactions from Australian Banks.
Unfortunately, Australian Tax codes are not currently supported. This is an existing feature request. I have added your vote and comments for this feature with our Development Team. Hopefully this can be added in a future update in Banktivity.
However, we do provide a free 30 day trial of the software, as well as the Direct Access download method if you are at all interested in giving it a try before deciding to purchase.
Does Quicken work with Australian banks and can it do Australian BAS and GST?
No. Quicken for Mac is designed for the North American market. It will only work with US and a few Canadian banks.
Sadly, there is no version of Quicken for Mac for Australia.