No Thirst Software Releases MoneyWell 1.4 with Direct Connect Banking

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[prMac.com] The Woodlands, Texas - No Thirst Software LLC today introduced MoneyWell 1.4, a free upgrade to its popular personal finance software package that utilizes powerful envelope budgeting tools layered on top of its full-featured check register system wrapped up in a non-threatening, single-window interface.

MoneyWell 1.4 has over 50 new enhancements and gives users the top features they have been asking for, including a one-button solution to download transactions from hundreds of financial institutions and a redesigned interface that's cleaner, more compact, and more informative. International users are especially excited about being able to import CSV files with custom field mapping. Other requested additions are the ability to attach document or email receipts to any transaction, user-defined bucket ordering, a new spending plan report, new report grouping options, recurring transfer transactions, better duplicate merging, more keyboard shortcuts, and improved performance.

"The features added are serious," said Art Kauffman, beta tester, "I think they're way more than a point release. The new icons... wow. [They] give a professional look and polish that should probably warrant a 2.0 but I'm loving a free upgrade!"

"Our goal with MoneyWell 1.4 was to give people the tools they need to be in control of their own personal budget and finances," said Kevin Hoctor, No Thirst Software President, "Especially in today's economy, our customers want to proactively manage their spending."

"I have always used Quicken and just moved over to a Mac this past year," said Adam Hill, beta tester, "I've always been frustrated by the 'spend now and review later' budgeting approach of Quicken. The approach that you take with MoneyWell immediately made sense to me and it has made having money fun rather than frustrating. I find it liberating to have a spending plan that allows my wife and I to allocate money to those things we want to do with money left after all of our savings and investment accounts are funded. Rather than being restricted by our budget, we are able to enjoy both the comfort of saving and the fun of spending. Thank you for creating a program that has helped us to find that balance."

First-time users now have the option to play with a sample document where they can try out all the MoneyWell features and when they are ready to start their own document, MoneyWell has a new guide that walks them through adding buckets and accounts. For direct connections, it's a simple two-step process: the user picks their financial institution from a list, enters their username and password, and MoneyWell accesses your available accounts, creates them, downloads all available transactions, and calculates a starting balance transaction for each account.

This new release of MoneyWell has expanded import options for users who don't have the luxury of direct-connect banking. The first-class QIF import has been improved with user-defined custom date format functionality and OFX imports have better duplicate matching. The new delimited file import feature lets users read data with several different delimiter types, assign fields, and adjust other options all while previewing the results before starting the import.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 8.4 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
MoneyWell 1.4 is a free upgrade for all 1.x users and is still available to new users at the introductory price of $39.99 (USD) through the end of 2008 on the No Thirst Software website. Users may download a free trial that is limited to 200 transactions and try MoneyWell before buying. Free with every purchase of MoneyWell is second-to-none support, online video tutorials, informative articles, and a responsive user forum.

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, No Thirst Software LLC was founded by Kevin Hoctor in 2003. Its flagship product, MoneyWell, was released in September 2007, and in its first month had over 140,000 downloads as a featured product on the Apple website. Kevin has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur developing software products for business and personal use on the Mac platform. Copyright 2003 - 2008 No Thirst Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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