Here’s a bit of good — albeit very overdue — news for those of you who have been waiting for Intuit to fix the Quicken 2007/Lion situation…
As you may know, Quicken for Mac 2007 does not currently work on Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). I understand the frustration this may have caused you and have put a team in place to address this issue. I am happy to announce that we will have a solution that makes Quicken 2007 for Mac “Lion-compatible” by early spring.
That’s from an e-mail that I received from Aaron Forth, the General Manager of the Intuit Personal Finance Group earlier today. Of course, we’ve heard this before — with an “end of summer 2011” timeline — and it never materialized.
In his e-mail, Forth also claimed that “Working toward a Quicken for Mac 2007 solution is just a first step in winning back your confidence.” Given Intuit’s track record when it comes to (lack of) Mac support, I’m not holding my breath. But it’s good to at least here them talking the talk.
In the mean time, Moneydance is an excellent Quicken alternative. I made the leap last summer and haven’t regretted it one bit.