Quicken Essentials get recourse with iBank update's import feature
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:05 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:26 PM
I had my financials in a spreadsheet and decided to go to Quicken in 2001, after having enjoyed the application quite some time before. It wouldn't run under OS X and I didn't want to pay the upgrade right then, so I"d run it under classic. Then it took out Classic and nearly my entire computer with it. It was some sort of date error. Fortunately, the computer booted from an external CD and so I just had to reset the start-up disk.
I've been using Excel ever since. I'm tempted to check out iBank, though Excel gives me a lot of control over how I use and display my data. Plus, somebody will always be able to read that file.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:01 PM
Finally Intuit released Quicken 2012, and we snapped it up...it does everything she wants, with zero problems.
My confusion is: why is Quicken 2012 not mentioned in this article?
Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:45 PM
@jtastor - Quicken 2012 isn't mentioned because its not a Mac program. If you're running it, you must be using some type of windows emulation software.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:00 PM
It IS the 2007 software, so any embedded tax estimators are worthless. But with 10+ years of investment data, I found it easier to stay within the Quicken ecosystem. YMMV.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:19 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:21 PM
So I am very, very grateful Intuit released the updated version of Q2007. I use it on a daily basis and it is a great product for me. I gladly paid $15 for it and would have paid more. I could care less about "new" features. This is finance. I don't need it to be flashy. I need it to do what I need it to do and Q2007 does just that... more than good enough. I've even started using the scheduled transaction after years of ignoring it and it's actually pretty useful.
Rail on against Intuit if you like. I, for one, hope they will continue to support Q2007.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:40 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:22 AM
Ibank using never looked back. Mac users after 20 years with MSFT, never looked back. Only serious gamers would miss MSFT and only non-serious finance record keepers will miss Quicken. Ibank if you learn it far superior to Quicken and from all I have heard anything including a note pad better than Essentials.