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Intuit Patches Quicken 2007 for Mac

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Intuit Patches Quicken 2007 for Mac

If you’re a Quicken for Mac user, I have some welcome news for you… After a long wait, Intuit has finally released an update of Quicken for Mac 2007 that will run on OS X 10.7 (Lion). But before you get too excited…

Keep in mind that this isn’t so much an update as it is a bug fix — with the bug being the complete inability to run on Lion. As far as I can tell, they haven’t added any features, they have simply “un-broken” their software.

And guess what? They’re only charging $15 for it. That’s right… They’re charging their loyal customers $15 to essentially re-enable their software after having abandoned them for years.

According to Intuit:

“This version is ideal for Quicken for Mac customers who use Apple’s latest operating system OS X Lion.”

If by “ideal” they mean charging $15 to re-enable software that they’ve long since given up supporting, then I agree. Ideal.

My advice would be to take that $15 and put it toward Moneydance, which had turned out to be a great alternative to Quicken. If you like them on Facebook, you can get a 20% discount off the $49.99 list price.

Published on March 12th, 2012 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany

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  1. Now that Intuit has released a modified version of Quicken 2007 Mac for Lion, please update your review. Many ex-Quicken for Mac users moved on over the last 2-3 years to iBank, MoneyDance, SEE Finance, MoneyWell, etc.

    My bet is this latest effort by Intuit will: a) not effectively import QIF files from any program other than the obsolete Quicken 2007 for Mac; b) not offer a shred of functional improvement over Quicken 2007 for Mac; and c) result in further deterioration of Intuit’s already seriously damaged reputation in the Mac community.

    Comment by Anonymous — Mar 12th 2012 @ 2:45 pm
  2. I was a long time user of Quicken but abandoned it about a year ago and migrated over to SEE Finance. Last week I purchased the now fixed Quicken (the irony of having to re-pay for it again is not lost on me) to see if I could fall in love with Quicken all over again. First, it is impossible to re-import content (QIF files) from other programs. Second, frankly I think See Finance is far superior and a much more pleasant experience than Quicken. I’m sorry I spent the $15 but at least now know that I’ll never go back to Quicken and that I’m not missing anything. See Finance is a much better alternative for me.

    Comment by Anonymous — Mar 12th 2012 @ 3:08 pm
  3. Alan, I’m interested in hearing more about why you like SEE Finance so much. I too like it, but had real issues with it after testing it pretty thoroughly.

    On the PLUS side, it offers huge customization in its preferences, and its tech support team is extremely responsive. However, it still hasn’t reached version 1.0 yet and it shows in a few ways… it can’t print checks, does not auto link downloaded transfers between accounts, nor can it delay a scheduled transaction. And its user interface is somewhat clunky and confusing, especially for creating reports. But it is accurate and dependable.

    What else attracts you?

    Comment by Anonymous — Mar 14th 2012 @ 4:05 pm

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