Check Writing Software Review

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Why Check Writing Software?

If you’ve ever forgotten to order new checks before the current ones run out, you know what a hassle it can be to wait for the new ones to arrive. Don’t bother ordering a new supply, use check writing software instead. If you need a check in a hurry, print one in minutes.

Check writing software is great if you want to have complete control over the design of your checks. Customize your checks by adding a personal or business logo and background image. Change the font style and color as well.

Check writing software can also save you a lot of money depending on your needs; if you make a lot of weekly or monthly payments or have a small business, printing your own checks can take the hassle out of ordering and then waiting for your checks to arrive.

What to Look for in Check Writing Software

Designing your own checks is entertaining but keep in mind there are certain requirements before financial institutions will consider your checks legal.

Below are the criteria that TopTenREVIEWS used to rate check writing software.

Feature Set
Good check writing software should include several check design templates with options to customize the templates by changing font styles and colors and adding logos and graphics. Print Preview is extremely useful during the design process. Financial institutions require checks to include a magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line, so software that includes a MICR font will save you money on check stock with pre–printed MICR lines. In addition, the MICR line must be printed with magnetic toner or your checks will be rejected. Some check writing programs offer helpful bookkeeping features such as a check register, creating multiple bank accounts, search/find specific checks, payee accounts and expense/income reports for tax time. The bookkeeping features are useful extras but they shouldn’t out–number the check design features. A few programs include small business bookkeeping features in addition to home bookkeeping and check design. These features include creating and printing employee accounts, customer and job site accounts, supplier accounts, inventory lists, invoices and estimates, records of sales, sales receipts, payroll records and tax reports. Some check writing programs focus too much on small business features. As a result, check design is limited.

Ease of Use
The interface of each check writing software application is designed differently and we have taken into consideration the aspects that create a user-friendly website. The navigation of each site is key to its ease and overall feature use. In defining a website's ease of use we have also tested and tried the features and abilities to see if each runs as simply and smoothly as a user would desire.

Ease of Installation/Setup
You can order check writing programs through the mail for manual installation or through a direct download from the company’s website. A direct download is the easiest form of installation/setup. Regardless of the type of installation, it should be simple and not cause computer errors.

Help/Support
A good check writing program should provide a user manual/guide, a help menu within the program (embedded help) and a FAQs list from their website. Some programs are simple enough to learn on your own; however, some users may prefer a basic user’s guide as a reference. The software company should also provide telephone and email contact information.

In this site, you’ll find articles related to check writing as well as comprehensive reviews of check writing software to help you make an informed decision about which check writing software is right for you.

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8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Check Design Features
Check Design Templates
  
 
  
Customize Font Styles
 
  
Add Logos or Graphics
 
 
MICR Line
 
  
 
Printable Signature
 
 
  
Personal Checks
 
Business Checks
Pre-written Checks
Blank Checks
 
Write Checks with Data from Other Programs
Print Preview
 
 
Password Protected
 
 
Check Writing Supplies
  
 
Home Bookkeeping Features
Calculate Current Balance
 
 
 
Multiple Bank Accounts
Compatible with Other Accounting Software
 
Checkbook Register
 
Search/Find Specific Checks
 
Check History
Recurring Payments
 
    
Transfer funds between Accounts
     
 
Comments Assoc. with Check
    
Payee Accounts
 
  
 
Deposit Slips
    
 
Expense Reports
 
 
 
Income Reports
 
 
 
Database Backup
 
  
 
Embedded Calculator
 
 
   
Tax Reports
 
  
   
Small Business Bookkeeping Features
Invoices/Sales Receipts
   
 
 
Credit Card Transactions
   
 
 
Customer Accounts  
   
 
 
Supplier Accounts  
   
 
 
Estimates      
 
 
Technical Help/Support
Embedded Help
 
Telephone Support
   
Email Support
Tutorials
 
  
 
 
User Manual / User Guide
   
 
FAQ
 
User Forums
    
   
Supported Configurations
Windows 8   
  
Windows 7
  
 
Windows XP