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I am looking for an online personal finance management solution.

Crucial requirement is that it have to support import of transactions and account form QIF aor alike, since I have few years worth of transactions and accounts in a QIF file and want to keep it all.

My findings so far:

The all-too-much-hyped mint.com doesn't do that and it's not clear whether it's going to be implemented at all.

Moneystrands.com have only support for import per account, but not import for the whole QIF containing all the accounts and transactions.

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    Mint.com was just bought by Intuit, so odds of them importing the Quicken files are improved, I would think. :) – mbhunter Aug 13 '10 at 6:44
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Unfortunately I don't think any of the online personal finance applications will do what you're asking.

Most (if not all) online person finance software uses a combination of partnerships with the banks themselves and "screen scraping" to import your data. This simplifies things for the user but is typically limited to whenever the service was activated.

Online personal finance software is still relatively young and doesn't offer the depth available in a desktop application (yet). If you are unwilling to part with historical data you spent years accumulating you are better off with a desktop application.

Online Personal Finance Software

Pros

  • Available from any computer with a web browser
  • Automatic imports from supported banks
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Feature limited
  • Service disruptions
  • A number have folded forcing their users to start over somewhere else

Desktop Personal Finance Software

Pros

  • More mature
  • Deeper analysis tools
  • Can be used offline

Cons

  • Data can only be accessed from computer where software is installed
  • Steeper learning curve

In my humble opinion the personal finance software industry really needs a hybrid approach. A desktop application that is synchronized with a website. Offering the stability and tools of a desktop application with the availability of a web application.

  • I am sticking with a desktop solution for now, thanks. – Art Oct 1 '10 at 0:59

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