What is FRSMoney?

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FRSMoney is a software tool to help you keep track of your financial transactions for your checking, savings, credit card, etc. accounts.

Why Did We Create FRSMoney?

There are a number of well-known software products on the market for managing your personal finances, but most almost require that you have a degree in accounting to be able to use them. We always felt that there had to be a better and easier-to-use solution. That is why we created FRSMoney.

How Do I Get Started?

When you start FRSMoney for the first time, it will ask you for the first account's information. You could make your first account be your checking account.

To add a transaction, click on the "Transaction | Add" menu command. The green "plus" toolbar button is a shortcut for that menu command.

You can then enter all the data you wish to track for that transaction. You can easily copy data from another software application by simply copying and pasting text and values into FRSMoney. Its main ledger grid will automatically grow to accommodate the data you paste into it.

How Do I Get the Latest Version?

You can always download FRSMoney directly via the "Download" tab above. However, FRSMoney automatically checks to see if a new version has been released each time you run it, if you have enabled that option and your computer has an active Internet connection. When a new version has been found, it will be downloaded, and you will be notified of the automatic upgrade when you close the application. Making sure you are always up-to-date is both free and easy!

status bar upgrade download

When an upgrade is being downloaded, a download icon appears in the status bar (shown here on the right). Note that you can close the application at any time. If an upgrade was in the process of being downloaded, the application will stop and try again the next time you run it.

status bar upgrade ready

When the download has completed, the icon will change to one showing a sun (as shown here on the right). At that point the application will be upgraded when you close it.

If for some reason you wish to disable automatic upgrading, click on the "Settings | Automatic Application Upgrade" menu command to turn OFF that feature. The state of the check mark to the left of that menu command indicates whether or not FRSMoney checks for new upgrades. If you turn that option ON again, FRSMoney will immediately check the Fourth Ray Software server to see if a new version is available, and download it if there is one.

For How Long Can I Use the Free Version?

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FRSMoney comes with a one-time, 21-day trial period during which you can use the full functionality of the application for free. There are no restrictions during that time period. When the free trial period is over, you must purchase a license to continue to use the application (click on the "Buy" tab above). All of the data you entered during the free trial period will still be there after you have paid for your license. There is no separate download required after you have purchased your license. The status bar, as shown here on the right, indicates how many days you have remaining in your free trial period.

How Do I Enable the Paid-for Version?

When you have paid for a license for FRSMoney, you will receive your unique serial number. You can enter the serial number via the "FRSMoney | Enter Serial Number..." menu command. You will also see this window when you start the application and you have allowed your trial period to expire. You need to enter the serial number you received from us. We recommend copying and then pasting the serial number, as it is easy to mistype. When ready, press the OK button to have FRSMoney verify the serial number. If it is valid, the application will switch to a "paid-for" version, which you can verify by clicking on the "FRSMoney | About..." menu command.