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.