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Compare Checkbook Software vs Budget Software

Compare Excel templates to see which personal finance software is best for managing your money. Whether you are looking for simple checkbook software that can replace your paper checkbook register or a budget software program that can function both as checkbook register and budget software, here are three Excel spreadsheets for keeping track of your personal finances with simple money management software.

  

Software Title  Georges Excel Checkbook Register v4 Georges Excel Checkbook Register v5 Georges Budget for Excel v12
Features: checkbook spreadsheet
Georges Excel Checkbook Register v5
budget spreadsheet
Price (user license) From $9.95 From 14.95 From $19.95
Software Purpose Checkbook Only Checkbook Only Checkbook & Budget
Multiple Accounts / Registers Green Check Mark (max of 7 accounts) Green Check Mark(max of 10 accounts) Green Check Mark (max of 10 accounts)
# of rows per register Green Check Mark 1500 Green Check Mark 4000 Green Check Mark 4000
Split Transactions Red X Mark Red X Mark Green Check Mark
Account Reconciliation Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Categories Green Check Mark (optional) Green Check Mark (optional) Green Check Mark (required)
Filter & Search Registers Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Accounts Summary Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Set Account Balance Goals Red X Mark Red X Mark Green Check Mark
Create Monthly Budget Red X Mark Red X Mark Green Check Mark
Budget vs Actual Reports Red X Mark Red X Mark Green Check Mark
Budget vs Actual Charts Red X Mark Red X Mark Green Check Mark
Manual Import via CSV & Excel Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
PC Compatible Green Check Mark(Requires Excel 2007 or higher, or Excel for Office 365) Green Check Mark (Requires Excel 2007 or higher, or Excel for Office 365) Green Check Mark(Requires Excel 2007 or higher, or Excel for Office 365)
Mac Compatible Green Check Mark(Requires Excel 2016 for Mac,
Excel 2019 for Mac, or Excel for Office 365 for Mac)
Green Check Mark(Requires Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2019 for Mac, or Excel for Office 365 for Mac) Green Check Mark(Required Excel 2019 for Mac, or Excel for Office 365 for Mac)
Single User License Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
2 Users-Family License Green Check Mark Green Check Mark Green Check Mark

 

These software titles do not require a subscription service so you will not be paying a monthly subscription fee or a yearly subscription fee. There is a one-time charge for the particular version you are buying. If you choose to buy a new version of the software title, the new version must be purchased separately.  These best sellers have great reviews from customers who have used the top rated personal finance software Excel templates.

While there are a lot of free Excel templates that can be downloaded online, consider either of these Excel templates (Georges Excel Checkbook Register and Georges Budget for Excel) when searching for the best checkbook software or best budget app.