Ready for a trip back in time? If so, grab a copy of Kiplinger’s Simply Money. And get ready to see 1995 all over again.
I reviewed Simply Money back in 2006 after receiving a free copy in the mail. The program takes you back, for sure. If you’re looking for financial-software simplicity — and don’t give a flip how it looks on your computer screen — then Simply Money is your huckleberry.
However, there may now be an issue for those folks who use Windows 7. As noted by reader Dick, via email:
Well, if we’re to believe what we read at SimplyMedia.com, Simply Money doesn’t appear to play well with 64-bit systems. They write that a new version/patch is in the works…
I’m not sure exactly when 64-bit Vista hit the ground, but it’s been a while. And now we have 64-bit Windows 7 out there … and still (apparently) no fix for Kiplinger’s Simply Money to make it usable on such systems. The same site has a small tech support page for Simply Money, but alas, no answers are to be found there, either.
In any case, Simply Money still deserves a place in my list of Quicken alternatives, but for those of you who are using 64-bit operating systems, you may (for now) wish to look elsewhere.