New Personal Financial Manager for Palm Announced

SplashData, Inc. today announced SplashMoney, a personal finance application that allows users to manage their finances while on the go. It is an electronic checkbook and credit card register that allows users to record transactions, track account balances, reconcile bank statements, generate cash flow analysis reports and manage finances. SplashMoney may be used stand-alone on a handheld or as a companion to desktop software such as Quicken or Microsoft Money. It is available now for $20 and a fully functional 30-day trial version is also available.

“Palm has demonstrated technology that will allow users to purchase items electronically with a Palm OS handheld by beaming transactions wirelessly,” said John Chaffee, President of SplashData. “SplashMoney is the first of a broad line of products from SplashData that leverage Palm’s vision of turning your handheld into a virtual wallet. From electronic checkbook and credit card registers to personal identification cards and shopping lists, SplashData is well positioned to be the leading provider of virtual wallet products and services.”

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I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 5:41:19 PM #
I could name many reasons why UltraSoft still wins for sync-enabled finance tracking software.

Unless, you are using Quicken, which in then... I couldn't help you. SplashMoney has mono-directional input and lacks a lot in the interface. Sorry, but no thanks.

Lucky Dragon @ 4/30/2001 6:08:15 PM #
I had to laugh at that "unless you are using Quicken" comment. Isn't Quicken the most popular personal finance package out there?

Ultrasoft Money and Pocket Quicken are much better
Smartmoose @ 5/1/2001 10:40:45 AM #
I do have to agree with the above comments regarding Ultrasoft Money. I've been using it for for almost a year and half now, and it was one of the selling points for me getting a PDA in the first place. The support from Ultrasoft is fantastic, and updates have been consistent to keep up with the changes in Microsoft Money. At this point, I use Ultrasoft Money for most everything, and Microsoft Money only when I need to balance my accounts (though that could be done through Ultrasoft, too). I think SplashMoney is just too little, too late.

As my own observation, I don't think Anonymous poster's comment of "unless you use Quicken" was intended to slight users of Quicken, or impress on others that it is a less popular product (after all, the sales figures for Quicken do not lie). However, I'm guessing (can't acutally speak for the poster) that the comment was merely to mention that Ultrasoft Money is a great product if you use Microsoft Money, as the Ultrasoft product is not compatible with Quicken.

It's very fortunate that Microsoft Money users have a great PalmOS companion program (Ultrasoft Money), and that Intuit Quicken users do as well (Pocket Quicken). I have a feeling that it will take something short of a revolutionary product (which SplashMoney is not) to get Ultrasoft Money and Pocket Quicken users to sway from their current programs.

QIF files? Eeeewwww!

Lucky Dragon @ 4/30/2001 6:25:01 PM #
Ever try to update Quicken or MSMoney using QIFs? It's a royal pain in the butt. This may be great if you don't use a desktop program, but PocketQuicken is still a better bet if you use Quicken... it uses a conduit to integrate seamlessly with the desktop version of Quicken, and I have yet to see a Palm application in this area that's as good as a desktop application like Quicken or MS Money.

RE: QIF files? Eeeewwww!
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 8:02:48 PM #
I believe that this program does create the interface needed such as "Pocket Quicken" Take care (morningstar1844)

RE: QIF files? Eeeewwww!
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 8:16:26 PM #

I use one called Pocket Money from catamount software and it also has a conduit to Quicken or MS Money.

It's pretty nice, been using it a while.

RE: QIF files? Eeeewwww!
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 10:04:04 PM #

This program only exports to qif files where pocketquicken will sync directly with quicken. Check your facts before posting.

RE: QIF files? Eeeewwww!
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 11:13:34 PM #
Pocket Money is the best, period.

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Mike @ 5/2/2001 12:36:15 PM #
I currently use pocket Quicken but
like the idea of being able to reconcile statements on a palm only system. With my Palm 500, expansion card back-up, I am almost ready to give up my PC!


Kenny @ 5/2/2001 3:19:14 PM #
What does this software do that
ULTRASOFT Money hasnąt been
doing (well) for years?


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