Money Manager Ex for Windows (32-bit) 1.3.3

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (163 votes)


Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Open Source / 24,430 downloads

Money Manager is a personal finance software. It primarily helps organize one's finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth. The program supports checking accounts, savings and credit card accounts, as well as Fixed Deposit and Portfolio accounts. The Outlook-style interface provides an overview for all your accounts and total balance. You can transfer money between accounts, create custom categories to organize your income/expenses and more.

Money Manager Ex is a complete rewrite of the original .NET Money Manager. It is Cross Platform and can be ported to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It has a very powerful and flexible open data storage using SQLite databases.

Reviews of Money Manager Ex for Windows (32-bit)

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Jan 12, 2017)

    Getting better and better. Now reports added too.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 25, 2014)

    good,ths very much

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 4, 2009)

    Change log here

    Doesn't look like that much really changed. But then for my personal use it is perfect anyway.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 26, 2009)

    Just trying it and it seems a good start with a long way to go.

    Have been a long, long time user of Quicken and Intuit products and there HAS to be something to replace their software. They get worse and worse every year.

    Three stars for trying. Hoping this develops into something better.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 31, 2008)

    Brilliant piece of software. Probably not as capable as GnuCash. But then it was never intended to be. Nice and simple. Beats the pants off some of the cheaper comercial programs available.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 30, 2008)

    I just love reviews from guys like alcvanamelsvoort, its obvious they either didn't try it, or he has a messed up comp, or he works for a company that has a competing product.

    Money Manager is incredibly stable, it would not have gotten as far as it has it it were flaky, a lot of time and effort has gone into this application and it deserves a much better review than that.

  7. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 29, 2008)

    I downloaded and installed this application with high expectations. However, I've never encountered an unstable application like this one and it's no longer on my PC.

  8. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 31, 2008)

    For those who want a simple, reliable money manager without the bells, whistles and bloat of MS Money, MMEX rocks. Cross-platform and open source too. Strongly recommended.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 19, 2007)

    - Fix bug encrypting MMEX DB

    man am i glad they fixed this!! 5/5 again! :)
    love this software!

    - please allow adding/removing and re-ordering of columns in account view... for example I'd like to see description and get rid of transaction number, etc... thanks! :)

  10. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 18, 2007)

    as soon as i ditched all other alternatives and started using this full-time i've been experiencing a very annoying bug... ever since 0.9.0 it crashes after every single transaction (be it new, edit, etc)

    please fix this!!!!!

  11. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Pre-Release 2 (May 24, 2007)

    This is a cool app and after recently getting extremely frusterated and giving up on Quickbooks due to its clunkiness and ridiculous organization - I felt immediately thrilled with this and transferred my spreadsheets into CSV and into this. Worked great.

    I have many complaints though --

    #1) Does not periodically save backups. I just lost 1 hour of work after it crashed.

    #2) Details field is not an available column

    #3) On Repeating Transactions, the Transaction # is not an available column, making multiple repeating transactions from the same client confusing.

    #4) It's a little slow =)

    Otherwise, I see great promise!

  12. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 4, 2007)

    New version, new review. No change.

  13. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 3, 2007)

    A WONDERFUL alternative to Quickbooks or Quicken, especially for personal small time use like I need the program for. I never thought of keeping a tab on my personal financial situation until now. This program makes it easy, quick, and fast. Please add the ability to have graphical reports like PIE CHARTS! This is one deeply lacking feature from the program. 4 star program until graphical reports are added!

  14. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 3, 2007)

    just keeps getting better and better... still a few minor quirks, especially when scrolling up and down an account with lots of activities but its more than enough for my needs!

  15. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 24, 2007)

    I like this one so far. Light and flexible. Two things bother me. 1. entry should look more like checkbook register type. very small learning curve. 2. when trying to create JUST a savings account, you are given the option of Checking/Savings and then when chosen, it locks itself as Checking. you then have to rename it to something like "Savings Acct:" or whatever floats your boat so that you can see it in the tree list that it's a savings account.

    Fix those things and you can totally replace Money/Quicken!

  16. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 10, 2007)

    Here you can see a development of a software. Excellent work!

  17. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Jan 2, 2007)

    it comes up with a SQL syntax error after creating a bank account on first start. Furthermore it does not support dynamic stock price updates. I don't expect it to be realtime (you usually have to pay for that) - but some kind of automatic update would be nice indeed. 3/5 for now.

    Localization doesn't work either :?

  18. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Jan 1, 2007)

    Excellent piece of software. It's been over a year since I switched over from Quicken. Everything you need to manage your personal income and investments is available at your fingertips. Also, the software is constantly updated with ever improving performance and features.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Dec 12, 2006)

    This is really nice. I like the simple, no-nonsense tree interface. DatabaseBen, has a point about it being beta, but there's no risk of any financial data being stolen as it doesn't connect out to the internet. It's just a registry to keep track of your financial numbers in an interface 1000x more simplistic than msmoney or quicken.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Nov 29, 2006)

    Truecrypt is for volumes & axcrypt for files (oops). As far as security, that is a firewall problem not a software one.

  21. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Nov 28, 2006)

    i'm pro opensource.

    but putting sensitive financial data into an experiment is like leaving a wallet full of money on a bistro table in a shopping mall.

    since there is no "seal of assurance" for programs like these (yet) I will wait for my bank
    to list it as a software that has been tested and approved by them to securily manage confidential financial data. Then i'll be happy to use it...

  22. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Sep 5, 2006)

    not as advanced as ms money but like i said not everyone uses all those bells and whistles.... this is perfect for me!

    oh and ANOMOLY since when isn't truecrypt free? its open source so obviously its free. get the facts straight...

    i have my money manager and a handful of other personal files safely stored in a truecrypt hidden volume... doesn't get much better than that!

  23. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 25, 2006)

    For one, any device that carried ANY so called vital info would itself have to be secure. But simply axcrypting (truecrypt is not free -axcrypt rocks) the exe and or db would at least guard the #'s themselves.

  24. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 24, 2006)


    small and efficient... i don't need all the bells and whistles from the increasingly large and bloated MS Money...

    would be nice to see some sort of password protection and encryption before 1.0 though!

    for now i just hide it in a truecrypt hidden volume...

  25. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 19, 2006)

    Pretty amazing that this does not have even basic password protection. With this amount of personal data, the database needs to be encrypted, and the program needs to be protected by a master password that is also encrypted on disk.

    Looks pretty useful though... I do plan on making use of it if he implements encryption (looks like it's on his feature list according to his Google Groups support messages...).

  26. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 19, 2006)

    EXCELLENT! I have been using this instead of the bloated MM and Quicken. Has never crashed, and is simple and small. I dont need the big bang theory of MM or Quicken to track my checkbook, etc. Great Product.

  27. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 5, 2006)

    Where is the Linux version to download?

  28. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 19, 2006)

    looks very promising!
    i've been using MS Money for as long as i can remember but i don't really need most of the complicated advanced features... i just didn't want to use an excel spreadsheet...
    but this seems like a perfect solution!

    still has a ways to go before most ppl can rely on it but when it matures it looks like it will be an amazing little app!

  29. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 17, 2006)

    This program needs to have an import function to import Microsoft Money files... otherwise very few people will switch.

  30. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 11, 2006)

    It crashes so often and so soon after being opened, it's hard to tell how good it would be if it were stable.

  31. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 11, 2006)

    I give it 4 because still need a lot of work and new features but I hope it will become a great product !

  32. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 3, 2006)

    This is great! I currently use Microshaft Money, but can see myself using this in the future. Password protection and encryption is all that's missing. I like the small footprint; a little over 4.5 MB compared to 113 MB for MS Money. I don't need or want alot of bells and whistles just to balance my checking account. Money Manager Ex fits the bill nicely.

  33. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 3, 2006)

    I like it , i'm not having the issues the other users have reported , i've tested it not extensivley
    as of yet but i will contuinue to use it for a few months and see how it pans out as well as contuinue to search for the perfect program for this type of simple checkbook , billing tracking type of program.......

    I would however like to see password functions & data base encryption to ensure security.

  34. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.1 Alpha (Feb 7, 2006)

    Buggy, :( crash when i want to add an account

  35. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.1 Alpha (Feb 7, 2006)

    Crashed on me twice whenever I tried adding an account. Uninstalled after that.

  36. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.1 Alpha (Feb 7, 2006)

    I realize this is clearly labelled 0.1 Alpha, but it is sooooo unfinished and crash-prone that you could not possibly use this for any real-world financial management. Although the description implies that the program is cross-platform already, it's really just theoretical. It has been rewritten in VC++ which "could" presumably be ported to another ANSI C++ compiler for Linux, Mac OS X, etc. but it hasn't actually been done, and the author looks to be a long way from having enough functionality on Win32 that anyone would want to run it on other platforms. If he wanted cross-platform, he would have been better off adapting his .NET code for Mono. Mono hasn't finished their Windows.Forms implementation but their Gtk# toolkit is usable.

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