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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      • Tan Mermaid
      • Tan_Mermaid.5
      • 11 mths ago
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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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      • Purple_rain
      • 8 mths ago
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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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      • Tan Mermaid
      • Tan_Mermaid.5
      • 11 mths ago
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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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  • Hi!  I'm trying to migrate my YNAB3 data so that I can use the web-based YNAB.  I believe I need a YNAB4 file, but I never upgraded from YNAB3 to YNAB4.  Any advice?  I recall seeing on another thread about how I can download YNAB 4 and log on with a temporary password for the purpose of converting my YNAB3 file to a YNAB 4 file.  I would then migrate the YNAB4 file for use with the web-based YNAB.  Any advice?

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      • JoeDid
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      • Purple_rain
      • 5 mths ago
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      Salmon Device You should be able to grab a copy of YNAB4 from this site. I can't advise on how to convert or upgrade from YNAB3 to YNAB4 (I never had 3) but maybe it'll happen automatically when you open your YNAB3 data file in YNAB4. Be sure you have a copy of Y3 stashed somewhere.

      https://www.youneedabudget.com/ynab-classic-help/

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    • Hi Salmon Device !

      You're right, to migrate your budget from YNAB 3, you'll need to take a short pit stop in YNAB 4 first. You'll need a password to temporarily access YNAB 4. I'll send you a quick email with further instructions! :)

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  • Hi, I am late to the party but there is actually a way to make YNAB 4 work on Catalina.

    It takes less then 2 min

    Follow these instructions, you will "transform" your YNAB 32 bit into 64 bit.

    https://gitlab.com/bradleymiller/Y64/-/tree/master

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