BeanCounter

Finance
Rating
0 (0)
Size
7.6 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
2.1.5
Price
Free
Seller
Tidal Pool Software
Last update
1 year ago
Version OS
10.15 or later
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User Reviews for BeanCounter

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7 years ago, Hottubduck
MULTICURRENCY BEWARE!!!
This application advertises itself as having multi-currency support and although this is true, its implementation has speratic glitches like labeling the wrong value with the incorrect currency label and thus totaling them falsly. We had to redo all our books in a different software upon an internal audit! DONT TRUST THIS LOW QUALITY APP!!!
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7 years ago, Suittsrus
This is a crap application!
I spent hours setting this up and inputting income and expenses only to find I cannot retrieve any of this information. It is gone, poof. Total waste of $60 and more importantly my time. I want a refund!!!!!!
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7 years ago, _A_G_
Needs better documentation
Works OK, needs better documentation, but at least support is responsive
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11 years ago, DanWD
Needs simplified...
Got this to help me with some accounting activities, but I couldn't even figure out how to input any numbers. I went to the developers website for tutorials, instructions, anything; not much help there either. In short, if you are looking for software for bookkeeping and you don't want to spend hours trying to figure out how to do the simplest things,this is probably not what you want…move on.
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12 years ago, buchinmj
Simple - but complicated...
Some more in depth instructions/tutorials would be helpful. It seems to be capable, but I'm not a "bean counter". It would be nice to be able to create simple invoices for sales with tax calculations without linking everything to projects, then creating expenses, then creating invoices. Perhaps if I had a different business it would be more useful - or perhaps there is a way to easily do it, and I haven't figured it out yet. In addition, I've yet to figure out how to add mileage as an expense for a project so that it transfers over to the "travel" section of my expenses. The product description summary says it supports starting and ending mileages etc. No idea where to find it, how to input them, or how to link them to a project. I have an E-Mail in to the company for better instructions on how to do that. I'm currently using the FREE version, so maybe capabilities are limited.
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10 years ago, Archimate
Debits & Credits!
I was looking for something simple to keep track of a few assets & liabilities and didn’t want to invest in any of the major applications because I just don’t need their features. I generally use MS Excel through VMware Fusion to cover all my sheet work, so small is the key for my use here. This app does a great job and functions perfectly. It is powerful enough to let you create accounts and set them as needed for depreciation, interest, labor, etc. So you are in control! Remember, of course an accounting app is for accountants. If you have no training or experience, you will want to take a crash course or two in financial accounting as a subject first to get some hands-on and learn your terminology.
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10 years ago, miamiwriter
very difficult and counterintuitive
I am a patient, methodical person. But this app is incredibly frustrating. It has some great features like the ability to get really detailed in estimate and invoices, the ability to convert estimates into invoices, and the ability to add tasks, billable hours, and expenses to an invoice yet keep track of all these things separately. It makes it possible to see what you estimated in terms of hours versus where you went over or under. But the problem is that it is incredibly difficult and frustrating to use. Plus the manual and developer website look like they were done in 2002 and left to rot. It is a very PC application but to date it comes closest to what I want to do. But the benefits do not outweight the effort needed to use it….
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11 years ago, d in ca
great support when I ran into a problem
I've been using BeanCounter for my business and it's worked well for me, covering my work for about a half dozen clients. I recently ran into a little bug and contacted the developer's support team by email. They got right back to me and were able to look at my control panel and see what was going on. They gave me a simple fix and promised to get rid of the bug in the future. I was pleasantly surprised by how resposnive they were and happy to have everything working properly. I don't mind running into a small bug when you get service like that.
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9 years ago, Sabine777
All you probably need for a small biz
I got this ap and found it easy to use. Though I have not explored every feature yet, what I have explored seems to be working well. It looks good, is easy to use, and is pretty much all I need for my simple but lucrative small business. I hate accounting but this makes it kind of fun. I'd give it a go!
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11 years ago, iluvcapra
Preferable to Quickbooks
I think if you understand the principles of double-entry accounting, you'll find this application really powerful and quite a bit more stable than Quickbooks. It does time tracking and client expensing, and keeps track of projects. However, it seems to have very few options for customizing the fonts or layout of reports and invoices.
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10 years ago, Sealtest
Double Entry Accounting for OS X
If you are not trained in Double Entry Accounting, this app will make no sense to you. You'll want something that uses everyday concepts and terminology, like Quickbooks. However, if you ARE trained in Double Entry Accounting, this is a great app for keeping ledgers and generating reports on the Mac. The app’s simplicity is its strong suit — debit and credits, very similar to how you’d do them on paper. The reports it generates are passable, but pretty basic. It’d be nice to have more options regarding the grouping and formatting of accounts. An in-app purchase of $40 is required to fully use the app. I didn’t realize this until I hit the limit and was invited to upgrade.
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10 years ago, Umapati
Confusing
I am an experienced bookkeeper, but I find this app confusing. I cannot figure out how to do a simple double entry. I just want to debit the bank and credit a supplier. Can’t figure it out. What is account 1 and what is account 2? I’m sure there must be a simple way to do it, but how?
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11 years ago, LLD2
Awful!
This is the most confusing accounting/invoicing app! I wasted an hour trying to figure out how to send an invoice and still didn't get it. To make it worse, I understood that the basic version was free. I was charged $2.79.
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11 years ago, musikmusikmusik
Needs Some Features
Really wish there was a way to manually add a task event and choose the duration. Sometimes i forget to start the counter and need to go back and manually add in the time spent.
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11 years ago, Bree_raven
Way too complicated
Not user friendly. No instructions to do anything.
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6 years ago, 帅巴-J
Numerical Flaws Undermine Functionality
This software is well positioned for basic individual propriter time-keeping & bookkeeping. Unfortunately, the code is flawed in it's numerical rounding & addition. Manually time-keeping entries are sometimes inapproprately rounded up or down by a minute. (16 hours at $65 totals to $1039.99, but invoices for $1040.01). Additionally, the free version has some small bugs in the display & options to hide features would be nice, but neither of these problems are deal breakers. Nothing in the program seems to be outside the box, but by the same token, nothing is offensively inadequate. Support: I first reported this error to support 10/2015. They were communicative, but, as of 6/2018, the errors persist.
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11 years ago, chad with uh c
Has Potential, But not quite there yet
For the base part of creating and managing expenses, this app is ok. I have three main tasks I was looking for: - Income / Expenses (Rate 7/10) - Simple Invoicing (Rate 4/10) - Report Generation (Rate 2/10) I don't care about automatic bank transaction importing, real-time time tracking, or mileage. I would only use this for a small set of side work I do. I would not recommend this for your full featured accounting software if you are a full-time freelancer. PROS - Multiple businesses (One per file) - Custom Accounts based on their types (For categorizing and reporting purposes, this is basically just renaming a category) - Importing works quite well (provided you setup before hand and test) - UI is super simple - Wide range of currencies with up-to-date exchange rates - Transactions: Repeater, Split, Mark as Paid/Unpaid, Attachments - Time Tracking menubar app CONS - No docs to get you started, although I figured it out in about a half hour - No alternate design or templates for Invoices (My main reason for not purchasing yet) - Genearting new reports only allows you to change date range for criteria (No other filtering available, AKA useless) - Reports aren't pretty at all (expect them for information only) - You can only attach to two accounts (This usually means one funding account, and one categorizing account. I could use custom fields, but I can't report on them!) - No Autosave of whole file (Save your work frequently!) - No way to Duplicate transaction, project, etc. I'd like to see the following changes before I purchase: - Custom HTML / Themes for Invoices / Estimates - Reporting with filters on any field Then I would like to see the following added: - Custom HTML / Themes for Reports - Custom Field which allows selection of additional Account (Allow me to lump into as many accounts as possible, but this might be trumped by allowing custom reports which could basically act as filtered views) - Some sort of Syncing option (Dropbox or iCloud, etc) - Write Docs or Tutorials This app has potential. I hope the developer continues to deliver. In the mean time, I'd pay half the asking price until its feature set is upped.
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10 years ago, johnthegreen
issues but potenital
I like the layout of the app. I hate the little issues that I have experienced with it. Some are probably user based. Save errors I doubt are my fault. Including an expense as income I doubt is my fault either. I got to 25 transactions and was advised that I had to buy the pro version, but I could not justify it with the issues at the price of 39.99.
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