Testimonials

  • May I just say thank you for sorting out the pre-close prices situation after Yahoo stopped their service. I thought it was going to be a service that we would not see again, but you found a way around it for us. I did think I was going mad, or becoming a doddery old thing that couldn’t cope with computers, when I couldn’t make the new system work but you solved that as well. Thank you [L.R.]
  • Hi Chris. That has got to be the easiest upgrade ever. Well done, I am going to enjoy the new version.
  • My accountant wanted us to sign up to Praemium which seemed expensive and we lost control over the administration of our investments. I came across Topshare during a Google search and have trialled it for the past week. It seems to fit our needs. [R.I.]
  • Chris, as already mentioned to you, I have no need of this service [the Subscription Data]; the Yahoo prices once a day is all I need. In fact I like downloading them and watching the movement in my various portfolio totals change. However, I have been using TopShare since V1 and with each upgrade, it just gets better; V3 is great. Also, your support, in time of need, has always been exceptional, so if subscribing is necessary to keep TopShare going, then that is what it has to be. [D.G.]
  • Thank you for your email. As usual, you directed me to a satisfactory fix. It reflects my experience of TopShare’s support over some years that my few requests have been answered very quickly. My last request was quite complex but was responded to within six minutes, with an explanation and details of corrective action provided. Cheers! [I.C.]
  • Hi Chris, I just wanted to pass on my congratulations for a great V3. I’ve used all three versions and while at the time, I thought I was happy with V1, then V2, V3 is fantastic. I guess it’s just evolution, but you’ve done a particularly good/great job with V3. No matter the task is, it flows really well and is logical. [D.G.]
  • Thanks Chris, that fixed both issues. Great support, so glad I purchased your product. [W.H.]
  • Thank you so much for the superb service Chris. It’s working fine now. [J.I.]
  • Chris, Happy to start this subscription. As others have said we need to support you because you are supporting us! [T.E.]
  • I am having a great time with you software , my background  CPA and CFO for some very large companies in Aus. and CH  and also  one of the original members of the compute Soc.  – now retired  age 76. [P.A.]
  • Excellent.  All five portfolios have been restored and are ready to go.  The V3 interface is sharp, clear and colourful!   Now for the exciting part – to start using it and see what changes you have made! Thank you for being there for us in this Conversion.  We are very pleased with Topshare as our Portfolio Manager. [P.K.]
  • I have been a happy user of TOPSHARE since 1997 and have found more than adequate for my needs and have over the years persuaded a number of my friends to purchase the product. When I have had a problem, the service has been excellent. [W.P.]
  • Thanks so much for personally helping us out again.  Your exemplary service and courtesy always so greatly appreciated. [T.T.]
  • Thanks a lot Chris, looking forward to the new version. A pleasure to do business with you. [P.M.]
  • I’ve just transferred 3 con notes successfully – great innovation! [M.B.]
  • The upgrade to V3 was definitely worthwhile. It has some excellent useful features. Thank you for your kind assistance in downloading the new version for me. [B.M.]
  • What fantastic service and knowledge.  Congratulations. Update is completed without error and at first sight seems perfect.  Thank you. [T.E.]
  • A VERY GOOD PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROGRAM –  HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS [A.J.]
  • TopShare is still my most useful application – I could not do without it, in particular at tax reporting time. Keep up the good work. [K.F.]
  • Hi Chris, I am so happy with V3 and all its features. Congrats and thanks for this [B.C.]
  • Love this product! So easy to use and inexpensive. [B.W.]
  • Many thanks to Chris for his help, patience and understanding [J.B.]
  • Chris, Thanks once again for the prompt service, which I have also received in the past. Have loaded backup data from laptop onto desktop and all running ok. Still an extremely happy customer and mention your product whenever I get the chance. Regards [W.P.]
  • Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your prompt and efficient service. Your system is marvellous in the way it is designed to cope with unusual transactions like this. After being reminded how to download new ASX details and reading the items on the forum I was able to complete the transaction. Thank you for the patience you exhibit in dealing with an 81 year old Luddite. I love Topshare and its wonderful service and feel sure it is doing as much for me as completing the daily Herald crossword in trying to keep an old mind active and avoid dementia in coming years! Regards, [A.L.]
  • Great platform, a pleasure to use. Keep up the good work, it is appreciated! [T.L.]
  • Hi Chris, Thanks a lot for the explanations. It all works. Your service is amazing: Yesterday night I wrote you an Email before I went to bed – this morning when I checked my mail at 7am I already had a comprehensive answer! Thanks a lot and kind regards [K.F.]
  • I continue to be amazed at the efficiency of TopShare and the sheer delight in using it. Keep up the good work! [A.W.]
  • I’m preparing a tutorial about Topshare … I already have it running for myself and I’m recommending it to others. [T.W.]
  • Many thanks, happy with the software, accountant very happy with it. [B.W.]
  • Chris, Thanks, all now working well. Also let me thank you for the great service and let you know that Topshare is doing a great job in assisting me manage my Super fund. The latest changes to the dividend input screen which allows me to adjust dividend data to the year end company tax statements is an excellent enhancement as is the new section on price movements. [H.L.]
  • Hi Maggie/Chris, Topshare would have to be one of the best programs around and your service is second to none. Well done [G.D.]
  • G’day Friends, I still think it’s an absolutely top-grade product and is much valued. Cheers! [I.C.]
  • Regards and thanks for a great product. I have been a customer for several years now and continue to be impressed with this product. [P.Z.]
  • Hi Chris, A short note of thanks for the last update with Price Movement: this is a fantastic addition and the only feature that I think was really lacking from this excellent software application. Excellent stuff. Cheers, [M.R.]
  • Hi Chris. Eureka! – the problem is solved and I have updated all details successfully. I am most appreciative of your wonderful help and patience. Your directions as to how to correct the Windows date and time problem saved me the cost of getting the expert over to my home sometime next week to do it for me and for this I am also most appreciative. Your system is marvellous and your help is outstanding and can even be understood by an old Luddite like me.Thank you. Regards, [A.L.]
  • Hi Chris Many thanks for this – I will attempt to get it going at the weekend when time permits. I really appreciate the excellent customer service from you guys … suffice to say, I have no hesitation recommending your product whenever an opportunity presents itself … keep up the good work! (This includes queries in stockchat rooms such as Commsec, Stockchat.org etc) Best wishes, [T.W.]
  • Must say I love the program, many things, but especially the way it handles dividends for multiple portfolios. Before topshare, I used MYOB and had to enter each dividend into each portfolio seperately [V.S.]
  • I’ve been using Topshare since I started the portfolio in 2003. It’s excellent. It’s Australian. It’s robust and has very good support. Great range of reports. A couple of clicks to update prices. Offers a range of capital gains options. Does almost everything. It even runs on Linux. I run off a couple of reports and send them to my account at tax time. Very happy camper. http://www.topshare.com.au/ Ciao [C.V.]
  • Hi Chris! Now have Topshare ‘up and running’ – which includes shares data ‘way back from 1991’. It’s been a HUGE task – but Topshare – and you – lived up to it’s expectations. I’d like to thank you most sincerely for your prompt email responses and genuine interest in me as a ‘customer’. I’d be more than confident to ‘spread the Topshare’ word at any opportunity. Well done! [L.P.]
  • Yes , Maggie I certainly do want to renew my Topshare data subscription. I have just paid $99 into your account. It’s a good opportunity to tell you again how happy I am with Topshare. It’s such a good product. When I think of the misery and confusion I lived with trying three other products before I found Topshare! Best wishes, [S.T.]
  • Hey Chris, Just wanted to say I have just finished entering all my tax stuff for the 09/10 year. It was a job I was dreading but, my gosh, HOW EASY WAS THAT!!!! Sorry about the shouting but I am in love with Topshare now. What a great program! Well done, [G.C.]
  • Congratulations Chris on getting StockVal / MyClime on board. I received their email promoting TopShare this afternoon. It is a feather in your cap and hopefully a link to a lot more subscribers, which in turn reinforces confidence for users such as myself who know only too well the implications of software development and ongoing enhancement on one hand, as well as the need for a growing and viable user group on the other. Lets hope this leads to bigger and better things. Regards, [N.C.]
  • Yes I am another person who would like the ability to track investments other than ASX securities. I have subscribed to StockDoctor for over 10 years, but use Topshare for portfolio management. It has a wonderful feature of giving IRR calculations for portfolio returns, and you can combine multiple portfolios. For instance, I use two brokers for advice, do trading by charting making my own decisions, and also run a StockDoctor based portfolio, as well as being a wholesale SD fund client. By having separate “owners” in Topshare, I can readily see which broker or decision maker or method is giving the better portfolio returns, regardless of the quantum of funds invested, and compare my own technical trading performance against the SD portfolio, and the LWSF and the brokers advised portfolios. The tax calcs and reports are also very good, with graphic presentation of some reports, but I do have to enter dividends (once for each code, even if held in multiple portfolios. All I will say is that the brokers are not as good as they claim, and the share fund has been a disappointment, too. It is an inexpensive program, and I recommend it as a management tool. Have a look at the website. [J.M., StockDoctor forum]
  • Sweet, easy to use software. Have been looking for something like this for a very long time and had almost given up. [G.K.]
  • Chris I am very impressed with your help and service even before I paid a cent, thank you. Your product is excellent, well considered and I would have to say just about foolproof. Well suited for the likes of me. [T.W.]
  • After testing a number of paying and free Portfolio Management software programs over the last few months, we are pleased to advise that we have decided to use Topshare. Topshare is easy to input data, user friendly and thorough in its ability to handle complicated inputs. The Portfolio we entered into Topshare during the testing period included about 35 Companies, spanning actual transactions over a 25 year period, and involved a number of complicated moves, e.g. intricate mergers, instalment procedures, etc . All in all, albeit with a few initial teething problems, which were solved splendidly by your good help, both by phone and by online session time, we are very happy with the results. In addition, we are intending to use it for daily trades, as it also serves our purposes of ease and simplicity of use, as well as end-of-financial-year reporting. All in all, we are happy to support your software. [P.K.]
  • Hi Chris, Just a very quick email. CONGRATULATIONS !! on the new update – just loaded it and had to enter a transaction – wow – very impressive !! Speed was sensational. Thanks heaps for your efforts on this over the years – an excellent job and I wouldn’t be without it – a great program & SO useful. Always recommend with when I get the chance. Cheers for now, [D.G.]
  • Chris, As somewhat of an aside let me first say that your Topshare system (and even more so V2) is a great product which covers every need for the maintenance of a share portfolio for, I have no doubt, both small & larger investors. BUT, the product support and backup for the system is absolutely fantastic with a level of professionalism and expertise that I can only wish some larger organizations would aspire to. It is a pleasure to deal with a company who really do believe that customers are their lifeblood rather than just a source of funds. If ever you need a testimonial ( even though I might be an ant amongst a herd of elephants) then I would be honoured to do so. Kind regards, [R.M.]
  • … As mentioned to you before, I have been absolutely thrilled with TopShare – it does everything I need and is wonderful at tax time, the daily data updates are just great and save heaps of time. Anyway thanks again, all the best for a very Happy Christmas to you and your family. Kind Regards, [D.G.]
  • Excellent Chris, thanks very much! Thought so, but just wasn’t sure. You have a great program – I suggested to our accountant yesterday that he visit your website & check out TopShare (I was dropping off our 08-09 files for tax prep & he was impressed with report layout etc especially for valuing the Super Fund’s holdings at year end for audit purposes). I raved about the simplicity & intuitive nature of the program, the ability to edit any stuff-ups & especially the ease with which I migrated 12 years of transaction data from Portfolio Reporter. Keep up the good work, I am such a fan! Cheers for now, [E.B.]
  • Hi Chris Yes it worked. Thank you for that, I’m most impressed with your efforts & service I was expecting to have to recreate all data and was not looking forward to it. It’s people like you who make computing a pleasure. I will be buying your product in the next few days. I also had downloaded a similar product from Maus their web site said 30 day trial, the download said it was only 10 days, and when I started it up there was no manual! How was I going to learn it that way in 10 days? So I picked your product instead – I’m so glad I did. Thanks again, your assistance is greatly appreciated. [A.T.]
  • Hi Chris, I just have entered 6 months of dockets for my Super Fund and private Investments. I can’t imagine how I have ever lived without TopShare before – it’s just marvellous! [K.S.]
  • So far, I have been very happy with your program. I can see from comments, that you provide good support services as well. Top marks for providing such a long trial period! [G.S.]
  • Thank you for the email. I have renewed. I continue to enjoy the rewards of TopShare and think that you should be proud of an excellent product. …. All the best – I hope that TopShare generates the profits of your dreams! [I.C.]
  • Thanks anyway for your response and congratulations on your ‘Topshare’ it is everything I need and more. It is especially good at tax time. It beats the stock broker’s reporting and importantly much more timely. Immediate actually as you know – on demand. Perhaps you should consider a small annual subscription like ‘Kwik-Pay’ does for any law change updates whilst remaining freely up datable for programme modifications. [A.S.]
  • hi there, Thanks for the prompt response. It is a great piece of software and I take my hat off to you for getting the user interface so good (and all the rest of it too). [C.S.]
  • Hi Chris, Firstly I want to say how impressed I still am about the benefits TopShare provides me with over any other investment tracking method I ever used (Excel, Quicken, etc.). It is just mind-boggling how accurately TopShare takes care of some rather complex issues of book-keeping. [K.F.]
  • Thanks Chris, have now done so. It is responsiveness such as this that has me plugging Topshare at every half opportunity to other Aust Shareholders Association members. I was also delighted to recently find the set up to edit “Other Income” components following receipt of end of year tax statements. [T.M.]
  • Thanks once again Chris. – You certainly live up to your reputation. [D.H.]
  • JUST WHAT I WANT. A HUGE IMPROVEMENT ON MY OLD STOCKEASY SOFTWARE WHICH IS STARTING TO BREAK DOWN AND DOESNT WORK PROPERLY ON WINDOWS VISTA.EVERYTHING I NEED AND MORE. [J.F.]
  • Dear Chris, Last night I sent you an urgent cry for help in transferring saved material from my recently carked computer onto the new young pretender. This morning I managed to effect the complete ( I think ) rescue operation using stuff in your FAQs. It speaks volumes for the excellence of the TopShare product and for the thought that must have gone into foreseeing catastrophes and offering rescue procedures within the capabilities of amateurs. Congratulations once again on good old TopShare. [A.P.]
  • I have been using Topshare for a number of years on my PC. I now have a new PC and installed Topshare on it… I would also like to say that your latest rev is fantastic [I.H.]
  • Thanks Chris, … all working beautifully. I love your program, Best wishes [G.H.]
  • Thanks very much Chris. Followed your instructions and am now back in the great Topshare Program You’re a genius [D.H.]
  • Chris, … I should have known better, I have been using this program since 2005 and it continues to be very robust. Sorry to muck you round. Thanks for you quick attention. I agree with some of the comments on the site – you should charge us all a minimal annual (tax deductible) service fee for all your good work and quick assistance (though maybe let the market pick up a bit first!). [A.H.]
  • Chris, Thanks for the quick response. The regional settings were set to English (Australian), but it appears you were still on the money, as the date separator was set to [blank] for some reason. I have now reset the settings to the default English (Australian) values and all seems to be working well. I will let you know if the problem recurs. Thanks again for not only the speed of your reply but the accuracy of your answer. If only all software vendors were so supportive! [L.M.]
  • Thanks Chris, I had forgotten to do the Vista set up. All working well now. By the way – can I just mention just how outstanding your customer support is. So unusual to find such a quick and efficient support service in any other company I have dealt with. Congratulations on such a great company. Thanks for your help. [M.W.]
  • Hi Chris. For 15 years I have been using Q*** to track my share portfolio. Recently I had a problem with downloading share prices which I still believe is an issue with the program. They were unable to offer a solution and suggested in the end to ring their technical hotline @ $5 per minute. I now look forward to using Topshare which, on my 60 day evaluation, is a better product offering real time help if a problem arises. Thanks Chris [G.D.]
  • Hi Chris, Thanks for your prompt response (on a public holiday). I did what you suggested and it worked. Thanks. I can’t work out how you make a living, from selling us your excellent program, for a once only fee, and then we get to use it for years, with you sorting out problems for us, free of charge. Why don’t you charge us an annual fee of say $50 per year (which has nothing to do with maintaining current price data), as a service fee? [G.C.]
  • Hi Chris. This was a very good piece of software for what I was after. I did try a few, but this was the only one that managed to handle some demerger data I was feeding into the system. Thanks for your prompt response. [P.D.]
  • Hi, I just discovered your excellent program today, and have been exploring the trial version. I am mostly interested in the taxation aspect and from what I can see it is VERY thorough. I work at an accounting firm and this is by far the best program I have encountered for the Australian tax system. Again, I commend you for the effort and thought that you have put into this most comprehensive software package. [D.M.]
  • Chris, Thank you once again for you quick response. Regarding the charging for future Topshare updates. I thought you would have to do that someday. You have to put bread on the table. Hey! You can spend money updating this sort of software from other companies and it doesn’t do what it claims to do very well from day one! I have tried to use some of those offerings in the past and your Topshare program is the best of it’s type in my opinion. [A & M]
  • Hi Chris, Just wanted to compliment you on the latest version. You open the first page and it is all there, and full size, I love that. If all you want to do is update the prices and get a macro look at what is going on it is all there on the first page. Well done. [D.G.]
  • Hi Chris, Just had time to read the newsletter. I think it is quite reasonable to charge for major upgrades. I am very happy with the program (and the after sales support) so think it is long overdue. Thanks again Chris for all your support [M.C.]
  • Hi Chris, Fortunately I have not had reason to call on your support services for some time. Reading the numerous complimentary testimonials on your website it is obvious that your extremely high standard of customer support has not changed over the years – thank you! For this reason I am also happy to pay for future updates. I would also like to try out your Introductory 15 month special data upgrade for $79. [R.O.]
  • G’Day Chris, I applaud your move to charging for upgrades, I’ve wondered before why you didn’t already. We all need you to be able to keep operating for our future benefit too. Keep up the good work. [G.S.]
  • Morning Chris, You are welcome on both counts!! Topshare truly is a fantastic program and I upload each new upgrade with eager anticipation!! Including yesterdays. I paid the funds yesterday [D.M.]
  • Hey Chris, Thank you for all the time effort and energy you have devoted to Topshare – It is a truly wonderful tool which I use almost daily now. The next button you should have on should be a “crystal ball” and will let us know which may the market is going to end up that day!! [D.M.]
  • Fantastic Chris, All up & running perfect. Many thanks for your help & assistance. I dont think I need your new data service at present, but will happily pay for major upgrades as you decribe in the newsletter. Your level of service in this instance is second to none!!!!!!!! Thanks once again [G.H.]
  • Thanks. I think the package is outstanding. [M.S.]
  • Just read your newsletter and want to say thank you to your and your team for creating Topshare. I know I have appreciated your readiness to help me when I have had problems. I don’t see any need for us to not pay for your upgrading of Topshare. I love being able to give such a detailed report to my accountant. Keep up the good work – those of us out ‘here’ need friendly, quick responses to our requests for help. Good Luck. [V.L.]
  • Dear Chris, Your move to making a charge for future upgrades gives me much pleasure as it gives a secure future for Topshare. I have previously been involived in Portfolio Management software which just disappeared leaving clients in deep trouble. Enclosed is a cheque for the Subscription Data Service. Good work and good luck! [B.J.]
  • Chris, I have sent my payment (via BSB) tonight for the Top Share program. Like others, I am absolutely impressed with its performance and the other aspects of the program. [D.]
  • Hi Chris. Thanks for newsletter 5. Change of policy eh? I wondered how long it would be before a regular income stream would be necessary! No problems from me. I only have a couple of shares but find TopShare the way to go, easy to use and easy at tax time. When in strife (like recently when my computer had a meltdown) your support was fantastic. I am quite happy to pay for major upgrades. My policy has always been if you use it, pay for it. Keep up the good work and thanks for producing a product that does what it is supposed to do. [E.P.]
  • Chris I wanted to let you know that Ive just downloaded the update and I love it – well done – keep up the great work. [M.M.]
  • Great & thank you, your programme is terrific and a great time saver. [B.E.]
  • I must say that I am mightily impressed by the evaluation. Many years ago I bought the M*** program, at the urging, I think, of “The Intelligent Investor”, and it took about an hour of helpdesk support to even get it to run. Then the data subscription service failed in installation and I consigned the whole M*** thing to the “FAILED PROGRAM” box and tried to forget it. I have found your in-program “Help” to be particularly valuable. [I.C.]
  • Thanks again. I have looked at the newsletter and agree with your approach. Especially in relation to providing an on-going income for yourselves. I have been down the path of IT suppliers not charging enough for their services and out of fear of client reactions not increasing prices – only to see them go broke. That is no good for any of us – a bargain is only worth something if it can be used!. [D.W., 4/1/08]
  • Hi Chris. You are the greatest. I have never had such support from a software supplier. The problem has not reoccurred and everything appears OK. [L.S.]
  • Thanks for all your efforts. You are to be applauded for the continued customer service which you provide. I hope this program will in the future gain the level of recognition and support that it deserves. All the best for 2008 [Y.G.]
  • Congratulations on the huge update you have completed, a job well done [T.W.]
  • Great job on the update, I like it! Thanks [M.M.]
  • I’ve been meaning to write to you for some time now but your latest release and newsletter prompted me again. I’d just like to say how very pleased I am with the performance of TopShare. It does everything I need with the greatest of ease and makes my life so much easier!!. The reporting is sensational and it always makes tax time a breeze. I am very glad that you are now changing your business model to actually charge for the upgrades. I’ve had Topshare for years now and have seen it improve greatly so much so that I felt guilty that it still hasn’t cost me anymore – I know how much work you must have put in to it and so you certainly deserve to be rewarded a bit. Anyway thanks again for a really great program – I really don’t know what I’d do without it now !! Cheers for now & have a great New Year!  [D.G.]
  • Chris, I’m very impressed with the new release of Topshare. Well done! The price information service and graphing is particularly good, and the performance much better with large numbers of prices loaded. [P.S.]
  • On another note, I consider your program excellent and your responses rapid and helpful. Bearing in mind the disappearance of P***** R*****, I do not understand why you do not charge a small annual fee. I am not keen to see you disappear [N.S.]
  • By the way, great program – can’t believe you are in Cleveland! I have put a lot of people onto your program and they are all thrilled with it – so well done for coming up with such a fabulous product. [M.W.]
  • Excellent product.. looking forward to using it long term. Thanks [P.S.]
  • Just thought I’d let you know that, now I am getting to understand the Topshare Program, how much better I am finding it than my previous P*** R**** program. Your Program is really great. [I.C., 27/11/07]
  • Thank you for your help…..it worked!! By the way I think your program is fantastic. I do my parents tax returns & they have shares in over 30 different companies which was a nightmare before I came across Topshare. Thank you. [A.B.]
  • Congratulations Chris on a great program and extraordinary commitment to support. I wish to purchase a licence and have transferred funds today to the nominated account. [D.D.]
  • Hi Chris. Looking forward to the new version – Topshare is a great program!!! [T.R.]
  • Thanks for your service, help and advice. I have been hoping to demonstrate your product to a friend of mine who owns a cattle property and now that I can load all my data onto the laptop, I will give him a demo and I know he will buy it on my recommendation. I find your product just what many people need as it is simple for them to use and as for myself in particular, my main use is for tax purposes, the reports being more that sufficient for my accountant. I have over the years recommended your product to many colleagues, friends and associates and I know many have purchased it up and appreciate the fact that that it is not complicated with too many bells and whistles, which tends to be the case with a lot of similar products. There is too much software out there which is over the top in detail and features, most of which the average Joe will never use. I also believe the price of your product is a competitive advantage. Keep up the good work.[W.P.]
  • Good to see an easy to use aussie specific share software thats also reasonably priced! [S.E.]
  • I am a former S**** user & was looking for an update. This product seems ideal! [T.W.]
  • Thanks Chris, for the speedy response. The feedback regarding you promptness was one major factor in buying you product. I’m impressed!!! [R.R.]
  • I have found the program to be very good and when I called for assistance the service was terrific [P.B.]
  • By the way – thanks for a great product, and excellent product support. They both meet the high standard we aim for in producing and supporting [our own software]. [B.A.]
  • I have found the program to be very useful, however am more impressed by the level of communication and feedback from the company, e.g. emails returned quickly, the useful Forum and the fact that the developer is obviously listening to what the clients want. Well done! [P.M.]
  • Will buy the program shortly, it gives me everything I need for tax which Q**** never did. And it is SO easy to use! [R.P.]
  • Hi Chris. Thanks for prompt response! I just love the program, finished up entering all the super data one stock at a time and it was easy. [R.P.]
  • Thanks for the prompt attention. Very pleased with Top Share purchase by the way. Easy to use and very good record keeper. [G.J.]
  • Great product and you have an excellent setup on being able to use the full product for 60 days as a demo! I didn’t even bother with a few others as they would not provide a full solution to test or made it very hard to demo. [A.I.]
  • Hi Chris, Thanks so much, the supplied download fixed the problem. I love Topshare, and love your service too. The best. It’s made life so much easier for me [V.C.]
  • Thanks Chris, Great program by the way, I have tested a lot of others and this one has a great combination of functionality and simplicity (particularly for the Aust environment) [P.M.]
  • I have just transferred $149. I have used the trial version and really like what I have found. Topshare is very good value [C.B.]
  • Thank you very much Chris for the help. This is the first time I have needed assistance in 15 months of owning your software. This says a lot for the quality of your work considering the fact that I use it almost every day. D.F.]
  • Thanks for the program it is a life saver. I keep recommending it to people. Please let me know it you ever set-up a referral program.[D.F.]
  • Hi Chris, Thanks for getting back to me, the data restored first go, very much appreciated – will sing Topshare’s praises to all and sundry[S.M.]
  • Thank you very much for your response. I do hope that you are getting on going sales of the product as I think your support has been great. [M.W.]
  • You have been so helpful. I have previously bought a program S**** E***** which is not a patch on yours, and I think they were a bit sneaky, so glad I found yours. I intend to buy your program, have nearly entered all my stocks then I am ready. [S.T.]
  • Thanks for quick response(s). I have now finished the data input for my selfmanaged superfund as well as private investments, using different trading accounts etc. TopShare provides exactly the reports I need for my accountant, and finally gives me the overview of the performance of all our investments. It is simple to use and surprisingly powerful at the same time, for a very reasonable price. I congratulate you for this beautiful piece of work. After extensive testing, I am very happy with TopShare’s performance and have purchased a license key this afternoon. Thanks a lot and kind regards [K.F.]
  • Good day Chris, Thanks for your reply and I would like to tell you that you have developed a fantastic application. It is very intuitive and easy to use. [M.M.]
  • BTW – keep up the great work with Topshare – It makes keeping track of my portfolio’s a breeze. The taxation report changed my tax time from a complicated check & double-check into a very straight forward “print the report and give to the accountant”. [B.A.]
  • Love the simplicity of the program, it does the complicated stuff. The reports help me understand where I am, profit, losses, what parcel to sell, tax liability. Great support. Thanks Chris [H.N.]
  • Love Topshare. So easy to understand and a dream to use. [C.P.]
  • Chris, firstly congratulations on creating and continuing with one of the most cost effective and easy to use share management systems anywhere ! …. I am sure there are many of us members out there who would pay a annual subscription fee. [E.]
  • Chris. Thanks. As always I appreciate your prompt response to my query. I love Topshare and has given me lot of comfort to find all the records at my fingertip. I have recommended your software to many of other investors. [V.H.]
  • I am looking forward to using this program. I am very impressed so far. [L.W.7]
  • Great product – simple to use and a great way to keep track of my trading records ready for tax time! [S.P.]
  • Thank you very much Chris. I appreciate that you care about your customers. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness. [R.G.]
  • Thanks Chris. It is a great little program that has more than lived up to expectations. [D.D.]
  • Chris, I purchased Top Share last year after testing it and in summary, have been absolutely impressed with its performance, your updates and the overall functionality. I use it every day and have recommended it to others. Congratulations on an excellent product. [P.Z.]
  • I decided to buy your software because of its functionality and the good support from Chris. Please keep up the good work [H.L.]
  • … found out [about Topshare] via a share forum. I was attracted by the instant response to a query (something also the poster said would happen). Thanks. [E.G.]
  • Hi, Chris, You’ll be pleased to hear that TopShare is working magnificently. [A.P.]
  • OK.. I am hooked! TopShare is great ..and it is a bonus that it is developed , not just in Australia.. but in Brisbane! I live in Carina [C.D.]
  • Having re commenced using TopShare again recently after an absence of some time, I am reminded of what an extremely good Portfolio Management program it is. Intuitive, user friendly and logical, and handles all the functions I want with ease. The download of end-of-day prices and easy calculation of capital gain are particularly useful. Well done Chris [“dchass”, Topshare Forum]
  • Man! Your software is hot! I am already talking to a friend about your software and asked him to trial it too. [H.L.]
  • I recommended Top Share to my next door neighbour who bought it and he is also very pleased. [D.G.]
  • Thanks Chris – Continually “amazed” at this program [G.G.]
  • I’m really impressed with how TopShare works, and my accountant is, too. [B.P.]
  • Thanks for your prompt attention to my problem. Your system is still one of the best around. [G.L.]
  • Thanks for that. I have to say, your service is incredible. Instant email responses every time. One of my friends has bought the program on my recommendation. I’ll be spreading the word to others. [R.]
  • This is the best programme of its type I’ve used, and priced reasonably . I’ve had to keep looking for a long term solution as the other programmes I’ve used ‘drop off the perch’ [R.K.]
  • …Oh it only took me 6 months of looking at other software to realise just how good Topshare is in comparison, never mind that other software is usually twice the price. [A.A.]
  • Most impressed by the support received whilst evaluating the program. …. Great local product Chris [D.P.]
  • Chris, the new program is wonderful, I am finding it very ‘user-friendly’. Many thanks. [L.R.]
  • Thanks for your quick reply. I really like your program & have mentioned it to my friends. My accountant does not like it because it finds all the faults in his old “shareman” program! [T.F.]
  • I think Topshare is a brilliant programme [J.A.]
  • Long time since I have written. I must say the program has certainly improved a heck of a lot since I started using it. I really cannot fault it. …. Hope you are well and that the business with TopShare is thriving. It certainly should as it is a first class program. [J.K.]
  • Once again, thanks for the great support and product, I keep telling people I meet that Topshare is the way to go [M.W.]
  • I think this is a very good piece of software. Your idea of the software working out and placing actual amounts via the percentage of imputation is excellent. It makes entering dividend information so easy and you can’t type in the wrong amount it’s all done for you. No spending hours trying to find the error! I’ve been there done that! I have used other software in the past and this is in my view so much better. [A.]
  • It’s very good, better than the previous product I used. [A.P.]
  • We are currently selling a lot of our shares as we are purchasing a new house, and I must say that TopShare will certainly make the process of working out the CGT etc so much simpler when it comes to tax time. I am very impressed by the taxation reports. Keep up the good work. [D.S.]
  • Dear Chris, Thanks for the unlock code which I’ll implement now. A pleasure to do business and do let me know should you ever need further endorsements – Topshare has certainly made my day! I seriously thought of visiting Brisbane to hand over payment personally but will hope for a chance to meet in person some another time. Meanwhile, thanks again and best wishes [J.S.]
  • I find the program very good and of assistance when comparing results with my accountant. I was able to convince her that her assessed capital gain was not to my advantage and saved $4000 tax! [P.H.]
  • Dear Chris, I am delighted to have found Topshare. I wanted a program to manage share transactions in four portfolios using six bank accounts. Topshare does this admirably. Congratulations on Topshare’s thoughtful, user friendly design and thank you for your ready guidance to get “up and running”. I’m very pleased to sign on as a Topshare client. Thanks again, Best wishes[J.S.]
  • Thanks Chris. After spending a few hours entering my data am surprised as to how sophisticated Top Share is – congratulations [G.G.]
  • I have worked as a professional software tester and so far have found your software intuitive and well constructured. [D.F.]
  • Excellent program! I have been looking for a portfolio program that I could use not only for shares but also my managed funds. The ability to add partial units and the extensive other income fields are invaluable. I wish I had this program two years ago instead of having to re-invent the wheel and do all the calculations and recording in Excel. I like the fact that your program has a one-off cost with ongoing support. This really swayed me when it came time to purchase…. I look forward to a long association and will be happy to take part in any beta testing. Thank you for the long trial period with full functionality. This is the sign of a company with confidence in their software as you really can get to see if the program will work for you. Thank you again for a very professional program. [D.F.]
  • …I’m impressed with Topshare. I’ve been seeking just such a program as my shares are uncomfortably beyond the Excel spreadsheet stage. I visited many websites and even asked my accountant – the best he offered was to do it for me for an additional $1,200 per year – thanks, but no thanks!!. On trying Topshare my first reaction was “Well, how long has this been going on!” Life could have been so much easier for the recent tax season – and a the one before, and before that…. and so I very much welcome Topshare. I spent most of yesterday (Australia Day) entering data for a full trial. So far so good – Topshare is looking like a real “friend in need” and right on time. Thanks! [J.S.]
  • I find it very helpful in calculating and organising my capital gains for tax purposes especially for multiple transactions in a single stock. [P.C.]
  • Thanks again for your prompt assistance. A friend of mine has also bought Topshare and we both have been delighted that it allows us to manage our portfolios so well. We are certainly recommending it to colleagues and friends. [J.V.]
  • Chris, did as you suggested and all is now fine. Thank you. While I like the programme, in that it does everything I need & my accountant (he recommended it to me) also likes it, I have been recommending Topshare to my friends as much for the backup as the functionality. It is exceptional. [D.G.]
  • Hi Chris. Just a quick email to wish you a merry Xmas, Thanks for your terrific product and timely, helpful support [M.W.]
  • Hi Chris. Great news. I forwarded payment last night. I found out about you in Shares magazine. Had been going through hell wrestling with ****. TopShare is really great. [C.P.]
  • Hi Chris. Thank you very much for the response. Great solutions. By the way, we have purchased the software, and will recommend it to others. [E.C.]
  • I have downloaded the new version and have played around with the various changes. It is a very good program and after a little time is easily used. The change allowing dividend credits to go to different bank a/c’s is helpful. The tax reports, as with the previous version are excellent and make life simple for those of us who manage super fund shares. [R.D.]
  • I’ve been using Topshare from pretty early days. I had a fairly extemsive portfolio, about 25 Companies at that time, and was very green as regards computer skills; as I am in my 80’s. I had some reservations about coping. Anyway I took the plunge with Version 1.2, and set up my portfolio. I found all the operations pretty intuitive, and, with the up-grades that followed, my workload was further reduced. I recommend it as an excellent programme for anyone possessing only moderate computer skills. [F.J.]
  • Great software, seems to do everything I want it to do easily and without all the things i don’t want! [N.W.]
  • Hello Chris. Today I showed your TopShare program to our Accountant who was very impressed. In fact he said it was the best one he had seen. I gave him your website and also told him how happy I had been with the initial support I had received from you. [R.O.]
  • Had lots of fun getting our 2 portfolios imported and then doing the conversions, adjustments, splits etc etc to get the data correct. Also, I was able to import the EOD figures etc – very impressive! I’m very happy with Topshare so far – its sophistication is impressive and I have a high level of confidence that it will meet our needs for the foreseeable future. It would appear that the platform, functional design and level of support has the capacity to support further development and features. My experience with xxxx, while not (too) negative, was such that I was uncomfortable with the lack of transparency and I did not feel we were receiving value for money. [D.S.]
  • I purchased Topshare some time ago, it’s a really useful program, it has made tax time much more bearable, well done, keep up the great work!! [M.W.]
  • I love how easy TopShare is to use. I downloaded a couple of other products but TopShare was by far the easiest and most intuitive to use without reading a manual! [M.]
  • I think Topshare is an incredibly good programme, I have dabbled with a couple of others and in terms managing regular shares it is very easy and a pleasure to use . [T.]
  • I recently had a query which you answered promptly – thank you for that. I am an MYOB Certified Consultant and a PNA – I have quite a few clients for whom I administer (do the accounting for) their super funds and investments. To date I have managed to use MYOB and Excel, but find this too cumbersome with a large portfolio. …. I have tried Share Express 2000 and the MAUS software and find that Topshare is the most user-friendly by far. [S.W.]
  • Hi Chris. Have been meaning to follow up for some time & throw a bouquet your way. The latest update, after you sorted me out, is really excellent. Functionality is really improved and the online download of prices is a tremendous boon. Even my accountant was impressed with layout & relative accuracy of the reports. I continue to broadcast the virtues of the program and sincerely hope this may get some more takers for you. [M.D.]
  • This looks like a really useful program, Ive been searching for ages for something similar, Well Done!!! [M.W.]
  • There is an excellent, Australian software product for portfolio management. Written by Chris Jackson it allows buys, sells, stock splits, holdings reports and taxation reports. Plus dividends, capital returns and a host of other functions. More importantly, Chris Jackson offers incredibly fast and friendly support for the odd time you may need it. And the package doesn’t cost the Earth. Check it out at www.topshare.com.au [V.T., Trading Edge forum]
  • Thanks for the assistance. Good work in producing a simple package with impressive capability at a reasonable cost. [Y.G.]
  • I have been evaluating the program for only 3 days and think it is brilliant – very easy to use and I love the capital gains liability feature. [A.M.]
  • Thanks Chris,
    It looks like a great program – and I found out about it from one of your happy customers!
    [G.C.]
  • I find the product fairly easy to use and the information presented is excellent. [P.K.]
  • Chris, good morning..
    Again thanks for your prompt and helpful service. Much appreciated.
    [J.S.]
  • That’s good news about the next release, and your terrific service has convinced me that I should subscribe to your software. The cheque and paperwork has been posted today. Thanks for all your help [G.L.]
  • A most impressive program with these latest enhancements. The download capablity for EOD prices online, and the revised reports are making TS a pretty sophisticated program. Well done on v1.9. (D.H.)
  • I am currently evaluating your program and must say that I am very impressed with it. I have no doubt that I will purchase it as it is going to save me a lot of time and reduce my accounting bill come tax time. Congratulations on producing such a fine piece of software and thank you for making it available. (D.F.)
  • One of the best portfolio managers that I have come across for Australian markets and tax (CGT etc) is TopShare. (B., TNO bulletin board)
  • Again thanks for your prompt and helpful service. Much appreciated. All is now ok and the programme functioning superbly. (J.S.)
  • I like your program very much. (A.)