IOS Catalina

I downloaded the new IOS Catalina on my MacBook Air, and now YNAB won't even open.  I have tried working  with support via E-mail, but the steps they told me to take will not install it on Catalina?  Should I just find another bookkeeping program that supports the new 64-bit upgrade?

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  • See my response in your other thread on this topic. There is no such thing as iOS Catalina. Catalina is a macOS for Mac computers.

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  • Hi Tan Mermaid !

    Sorry you're having trouble! If you updated your Mac computer to Catalina, it no longer supports 32-bit apps, so you won't be able to open YNAB 4. You can still migrate your YNAB 4 budget to the web-based version of YNAB, without opening the program if you'd like.

    Take a look at that link and let me know if you still have questions!

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  • Faness said:
    You can still migrate your YNAB 4 budget to the web-based version of YNAB, without opening the program

    Is this possible on Windows as well? (Upload a .zip of the budget folder)

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  • YNAB isn't a bookkeeping program. It's not a good stand-in for one either, despite what official channels will tell you.

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    • nolesrule It works just like I want it to.  I don't want anything fancy - just household budget.  I have used it for 3 years (used Quickbooks before that and it was too complex for what I wanted.)  I guess you just have to find what fits your situation.

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  • Tan Mermaid

    I'm repeating my reply from the other thread, as it contains information that may be important, for how to continue to use YNAB4 in Catalina.

    " ... You say you can't open YNAB. Do you mean YNAB4? If you upgraded your MacBook Air to Catalina, you won't be able to run YNAB4 without a workaround, where you run a version of an earlier macOS, most likely Mojave, maybe on a separate volume or using a virtual machine."

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  • I'm not sure how to do that. I was hoping there was a new version of YNAB I could download and migrate all my data to that.  

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    • It's so sad to hear YNAB 4 was given up and dropped support for macOS Catalina. I love the YNAB Web app but back to these good old days, YNAB 4 for Mojave is just one of my most favorite desktop app. What I want to rise concern is that after upgrading to macOS Catalina, many apps like YNAB 4 cannot be opened due to 32-bit. But there're always workarounds or hacks that help users keep using these amazing apps abandoned by Apple, and the app devs.

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      Violet Rhythm There is a way to run YNAB4 with Catalina on the Mac. See this subreddit. It works, I can attest.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/ynab/comments/egj0t1/ynab_4_conversion_to_64bit_app_works_tried_on/

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    • JoeDid tons of thx for this hero post. cannot wait to try it out :)

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  • I see someone says I can migrate it to the web-based version, and I am going to look into that.  Thanks for your reply.

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  • I need help migrating my data to the new YNAB web version.  I have the new macOS Catalina, and that is the problem I have been encountering.

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    • Tan Mermaid I’m happy to help! I see you wrote in via email, so we'll continue there and get you set up. 

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    • Nicole 

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  • Any progress? What do I need to be doing?  I need to get my data migrated to the new web-based program.  Thank you for your help.

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    • Hi Tan Mermaid !

      Sorry for the delayed response here! I see Jason followed up via email. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :)

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