Is there a way to buy a license for YNAB4 again? Many people have been asking me how to get YNAB4.

I've been raving about the app that changed our lives, and sadly,  they know I stay away from the nYNaB.  But is there any other legitimate alternative to owning this app for them?

Plus, I am kind of tired of hosting my family members' YNaB budgets on my machine because I only have one license.  They would gladly get their own app if they could get it. Is there a secondary market like eBay to buy these license keys from someone?

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  • Have you let them try the nYNAB??  They might like it!

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    • satcook After them witnessing a lot of the comments that the main selling point was the auto-import, and it failing because of the bank changes - they considered it a non-starter.  They also didn't like the web app.   These are Microsoft Office people - so they want something on their machine for what they paid for - so it's not a real app for them  unless it looks similar. 

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      • Herman
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      Slate Gray Hammerhead It's unfortunate some people think the auto-import is the main selling point.  On the other hand,if they want a desk top app and that's the only thing that will work for them, they'll have to keep looking. 

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    • Herman I'm curious, but what is the main selling point  for web YNaB for you besides auto-importing.   I'm a die-hard YNaB 4, and I've attempted to migrate to it 2-3 times, one them as a clean slate.  Each time I lasted about 3 weeks, and then I'd come to realize that it was just a flat out downgrade.  Yes, it was faster than the (CRUD) programming of YNaB 4, but  as long time user, the experience handling program felt like it was disjoint from the core YNaB feel.

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      Slate Gray Hammerhead The mobile apps are far more full-featured. Other than that, there’s nothing better for me. 
       

      I have YNAB4 running on Catalina, but I’m afraid that some version of iOS  is going to kill the mobile version and there won’t be a way to get around that. I feel trapped.

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      • Herman
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      Slate Gray Hammerhead I'm not here to try and sell nynab.  I don't really care if anyone uses it or not.  My point was that I don't think auto import is the main selling point.  The fact is ynab 4 is not available anymore so if someone is a new user, comparing it to ynab 4 is useless.  If you are a ynab 4 user, you can decide if it is worth it to you to change or you can keep using ynab 4.   For a new user nynab IS ynab and the main selling point the same as it has been since it was a spreadsheet.

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      • 10 mths ago
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      Slate Gray Hammerhead The main benefits I see people excited about are Goals, improved CC understanding for non-paid-in-full users, and the ability to access the budget from anywhere. (Many users reportedly want to budget while at work, presumably while on break/lunch.) Some people also found the Dropbox sync with the YNAB4 mobile app unreliable.

      Of course, there are a number of cons as well, which I won't go into. You're not alone in your opinion those outweigh the above pros.

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  • No, no legitimate way.

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  • Does anyone have a copy of the YNAB4 license?

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  • My YNAB4 will no longer work on Catalina.  :(  I honestly prefer the old desktop version.  I have yet to figure out the credit card feature on NYNAB and I miss being able to see multiple months at one time to easily compare by spending/budget.

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      • 10 mths ago
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      Magenta Falcon there are workarounds for the. Catalina issue. They are discussed in detail somewhere here on the forum.

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      • Purple_rain
      • 10 mths ago
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      Magenta Falcon I'm still using YNAB4 on Catalina, thanks to this workaround someone constructed to create a 64-bit environment for your existing licensed version of YNAB4. Use the instructions at this site. Have your YNAB4 registration key handy, as you might need to re-enter it on startup.

      https://gitlab.com/bradleymiller/Y64

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      • Superbone
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      • 10 mths ago
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      Magenta Falcon said:
       I have yet to figure out the credit card feature on NYNAB

      FYI, you can make credit cards work exactly like YNAB 4 by making them checking accounts in nYNAB.

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  • Herman said:
     For a new user nynab IS ynab and the main selling point the same as it has been since it was a spreadsheet.

     Yes, but at $84/year the main selling points are not worth the cost to a lot of people.

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      • Herman
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      Fulltime then they should buy something else.

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      • Khaki_Device.3
      • 10 mths ago
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      Herman That would be one of the alternatives, yes.

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      • Herman
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      Fulltime I'm not trying to sell anybody on nYnab.  I was asked specially what the selling point of nynab is if it is not direct import.  I honestly do not care if someone wants to use it or not.  The fact is ynab 4 is not a current product so new users have 3 choices: find a way to get ynab 4 (there is no legitimate way to do this but I don't judge), subscribe to ynab, use something else. (Or nothing)

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      • Khaki_Device.3
      • 10 mths ago
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      Herman Yes, and I'm just pointing out that the balance of the selling points of YNAB and price of YNAB has changed with nYNAB.  Nothing more or nothing less.  

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  • I am kinda torn. On the one hand I cannot get YNAB4 on the other hand I have nYNAB but i've bot gotten $80 a year worth of value IMO. It overpriced and I am seriously considering not renewing because of it. That said I prefer ynabs approach to only budgeting cash on hand versus something like every dollar which asks you to project it out....Yuk. To me ynab would be a no brainers if it weren't so expensive but as is I am trying to find something that's both affordable and good enough.

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  • you can use the philosophy without the program.  If you can't make that work, maybe it is worth $80

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    • Herman item just a matter of finding a program that itll work with. Which I'm working on.

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