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All posts tagged "quicken"


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quicken for Lion, Meh...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._10_7_lion.html

"Intuit announced to customers on Thursday that it plans to release a "re-engineered" version of Quicken for Mac 2007 that will be compatible with the latest version of Apple's Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion."

I gave up on Quicken long ago, mainly due to the inattention they were giving OS X. If they jump back in and really wow me (which would include having a mobile app that syncs wirelessly and can update your running totals in all account for two examples of what I mean by wow) then I might consider trying it out. Then again, there are so many good options out there. What are your thoughts, willing to give Quicken another try or have you moved on?


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quicken Essentials, Perhaps Not so Essential

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://theappleblog.com/2010/02/25/...+(TheAppleBlog)

"I spent the last week or so playing with a copy of the new Quicken Essentials for Mac from Intuit and I can make this review really short for you. If you're a die-hard Quicken user, you will hate (I mean really loathe and despise) the new Quicken Essentials product. If you are new to Personal Finance Management (PFM) software, then you will probably really like Quicken Essentials but still feel a little confused about why you have to pay $60 $69 for it."

I'm not a diehard Quicken user and I hate this too. I've toyed with several finance programs to keep track of my checkbook register, and hated that I had to go back to Quicken to get what I needed. Recently though I found a program called Moneydance so I'm giving that a try. I'll let you know how it all goes. What I am searching for is a program that is on my desktop, that also has an iPhone app that syncs so I can enter stuff on the fly and know that when I open up the desktop version, it matches what is on my iPhone. That isn't too much to ask is it? Moneydance is supposed to come out with an iPhone app soon so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. What do you use to keep your finances in order?


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tired of Quicken? Switch to iBank and get Cash Back!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/27/iban...uicken-for-mac/

"If there's one software company and product line that can raise the ire of even the most mellow Mac user, it's Intuit and the Quicken line of accounting software."

Quicken for the Mac does annoy me. I keep waiting for the iPhone app to come out and yet there is never any news of its impending release. You would think that a company that has been around doing financial programs for Mac and Windows as long as Quicken has, would have had an iPhone out at least a year ago. I have been hesitant to switch but I may just do that since IGG Software is offering an interesting rebate program aimed at switchers called "Why Wait Another Day?" My bank (along with many others) is listed as being compatible with their download system, and with the iPhone app I can make sure it is always accurate. I'm not saying I am switching for sure, but I'm leaning that way. How about you? What financial software do you use? Is this enough to get you to switch to iBank?


Monday, July 13, 2009

Intuit Delays Quicken for Mac Version Until 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ed_to_2010.html

"Looking to quash rumors that it will may never get around to releasing a once publicized overhaul to Quicken for the Mac, Intuit announced Thursday that the latest iteration of its financial management software will finally arrive in February of 2010."

I don't know about you but I'd rather buy a program that works rather than one that has been rushed out. Granted, 2 years from the announcement is well beyond rushed out, but it sounds like they are taking into consideration input from the beta groups and tweaking the program to make it more user friendly. I just hope they come out with an app for the iPhone that will sync with the desktop, that would make this a must buy for me. How about you, what program  or programs do you use to keep track of your financial life? 


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