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Quicken Essentials for Mac

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:46 AM

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:42 AM

This is in no way a "replacement" for Quicken 2007. It's missing a host of features that '07 supports. Just two significant examples: no electronic bill pay and no ability to track investments over time. I know I and many other '07 users can't "upgrade" until most of its features appear in the new product...if they ever do!
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:48 AM

This is certainly not as robust as the PC version but it still cost the same! Wow, this took over three years to do and still no bill pay

This post has been edited by Ryan2005: 16 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

Greatly improved reporting features??? Obviously you have not actually seen the new product, because the reporting features are minimal at best. The list of missing features from Quicken 2007 is long. The ONLY thing this product does better is its user interface, but that is small consolation with all the missing features. Not a good thing for people with 15+ years of financial data.....
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:03 PM

This looks like Mint.com for the desktop and totally rips off iBank who has had this interface for years.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:32 PM

Quicken gives the Mac Platform a bad name. This is at best a very feeble attempt to seem up-to-date. 3 years in the making, makes me wonder who they consulted about how to create a Mac friendly product that simply works.

Rob, you do yourself and MacWorld a disservice by blogging in a positive light about this crapware.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

Total whitewash interview.

The interviewer was obviously clueless about the firestorm of criticism from longtime Quicken Mac users over the lack of billpay, investment tracking, and interoperability with Intuit's own tax software, Turbotax.

Concentrating on the pretty interface, as if that is all Mac users care about, Macworld perpetuates the image of the Mac community as basically fashionistas not worthy of a serious product.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:04 PM

View Postbarddzen, on 16 February 2010 - 12:03 PM, said:

This looks like Mint.com for the desktop and totally rips off iBank who has had this interface for years.


You know that Intuit phased out Quicken Online in favor of Mint.com, right?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

Rob, here's some background from Macintouch.com about how very unhappy Mac Quicken users are with the capabilities of Q Essentials:

http://www.macintouc.../topic4065.html
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:46 PM

Link to Quicken for Mac?
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:02 PM

View Postcpoff, on 16 February 2010 - 01:04 PM, said:

View Postbarddzen, on 16 February 2010 - 12:03 PM, said:

This looks like Mint.com for the desktop and totally rips off iBank who has had this interface for years.


You know that Intuit phased out Quicken Online in favor of Mint.com, right?

-cp


Does Mint.com integrate with either Quicken for Mac or Quicken for Windows?
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:03 PM

View Post6555, on 16 February 2010 - 03:46 PM, said:

Link to Quicken for Mac?



I'd link to Quicken for Windows 2010, along with Parallels, Fusion, or VirtualBox. That's the only usable solution for now for anyone wanting advanced features and Intuit's latest software.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:39 PM

With all due respect, this is the kind of report that gives journalism a bad name (and FYI, I've been a journalist for 40 years). The interviewer basically just stands there and says "wow" and "impressive" repeatedly while Patzer (whose name is misspelled in this story, by the way) goes on and on about his great new product--a product that advance testers of the software have almost unanimously panned as a disaster. (Sign up for Quicken's Inner Circle and see for yourself.) Much of what Patzer says is at best misleading or simply not true. Not being able to track stock lots doesn't begin to suggest what this program can't do; and it's ridiculous to say that people using Quicken Windows via Boot Camp simply don't have to do that anymore. The new Quicken Essentials has got the Mac look down pat--he's right about that much. But it doesn't have a fraction of the functionality of iLife products--or of Quicken Mac from four or five years ago, much less Quicken Windows. What can't it do? It can't track ANYTHING about investments except current holdings and balances--no transaction tracking at all. And you can forget even balances if your investment company isn't on their list (some big ones still aren't and don't plan to be for some time), because you can't manually add investments. What else? No export to Turbotax. No bill pay. No retirement planning. No account balances on the home screen. And the list goes on. This program is stripped down to the very basics (which is less than what a lot of people would call "essentials"). Meanwhile, Intuit is selling it at full price. If Intuit follows its standard policy, customers will have to pay that full price four or five times over the next four or five years of upgrades to wind up with a product that does anything close to what Quicken Windows will do. This despite years of customers saying, Give us parity with the Windows version. Intuit did that with Turbotax but it doesn't seem able to do it with Quicken. And instead of standing there and nodding and talking about how impressive it all is, your journalist should have been asking lots of hard questions.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

How about some realistic reporting. You obviously haven't really looked at Quicken and how they have totally neglected their Mac users. I'm sure they wish the Mac would have died but since it has gained popularity, they were forced to create a new version but due to their incompetence, they have tried to pass off this joke featureless program.

All Intuit talks about is how they made the Mac version pretty because they know how discerning we are when it comes to interface. What a joke. I would prefer a pc port if it would match the windows version for features. They can take their gumdrop interface and shove it. I want Online bill pay.
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