Quicken 2015

Intuit is out today with a new version of its personal finance app with the release of Quicken 2015 for Mac. The latest version of Quicken boasts an overhauled design to simplify the app as well as “new investment capabilities”, Intuit says. The new Mac version is accompanied by a sync compatible, updated Quicken Money Management app for iPhone which supports snapping and saving receipts as well as displaying charts on-the-go…

Intuit says the new version of Quicken carries over the features from previous versions and introduces new capabilities as well.

This includes the ability to view and manage financial statements from “14,500 different banks, credit cards, loan and investment accounts” to assist with tracking money spent as well as creating and managing budgets and scheduling bill pay. Below you can see what’s new in the latest version of Quicken for Mac.

Quicken 2015 for Mac lets users:

Make smart financial decisions on the go: The free mobile companion app syncs customer data across desktop and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android. Quicken users can check account balances, transactions and household budgets anywhere at any time, and snap a photo to store receipts to keep track of important purchases.

Easily track portfolios and plan for taxes: Detailed investment tracking allows users to view and track portfolio value, investment transactions, cost basis, unrealized and realized gains, and create Schedule D tax reports for capital gains. The product simplifies tax time by tracking deductions and creating tax reports.

View and understand finances in a flash: A refreshed interface optimized for OS X makes it easy for users to see where they stand with their finances.

As for product commitment (you probably recall Intuit’s history with keeping Quicken up-to-date with the Mac’s move from Intel and OS X Lion’s support drop for Rosetta), Intuit’s Consumer Ecosystem Group SVP and general manager Barry Saik said in a press release:

“With Quicken 2015 for Mac, we’re reaffirming our commitment to serving our loyal Apple customers and delivering the dependable, easy-to-use solutions they’ve come to expect.”

In addition to the those features, Intuit says it expects to release new features and capabilities regularly through the year to continue making Quicken a better product.

For now, Quicken users can pick up the new version of Intuit’s finance software digitally from the Mac App Store or Amazon for $74.99, and the company says a boxed version will be available in retail stores later this fall starting in October. As for the mobile Quicken users, those can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iOS and Play Store on Android.

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12 Responses to “Intuit debuts redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac with free mobile apps”

  1. Not sure $75 for what looks identical to free Mint is worth the price. I think they need to address why you’d want this instead of their completely free service. If its gonna work via mobile app, your data is getting uploaded into their cloud anyway.

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  2. Any word as to whether this version is as awful as the last Mac version of Quicken? Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, won’t get fooled again.

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    • Judging from what I read on Quicken’s web site, this isn’t a new “Essentials for the Mac” but it is still missing some important pieces that the Windows version has. They are looking for votes as to what features to add down the road.

      I use Quicken for Windows on my iMac with Parallels. It isn’t perfect, but attempting to transfer information to Mint or iBank were almost catastrophic.

      I’ll still wait and see about this new version of Quicken.

      http://www.quicken.com/mac/compare

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  3. Ry L says:

    Mint is awesome, and free. To pay bills, I use Check, which is also awesome and free.

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  4. This is just one more sign that Intuit is completely out of touch with their customer base. No bill pay? Missing a large number of features offered by Quicken Premiere for Windows? $75 for a desktop version of Mint? No thanks. I would love to switch from the Windows version of Quicken to a comparably-featured, well-designed, and FAST Mac version. But this obviously isn’t it.

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  5. Excuse me, this is the same company that left thousands of loyal Mac paid-update users high and dry for years? Now it’s ” Not you, it’s me, pay me $75? Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice…

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  6. I was on the beta from January this year until about 3 weeks ago. The beta was enough to send me back to iBank 5, which I think is a much better application.

    I had Quicken Windows on my Mac under parallels from 2006 to 2 months ago (when I went back to iBank). The new Quicken for Mac is OK but still missing tons of features on the Windows version and iBank… and at $75, it’s way too much given it’s effectively gimped software.

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  7. screaminvmax says:

    It’s ok. I’ve been keeping a Windows machine around for years just for Quicken. I’ve been in the beta program for the new Quicken for Mac and I gotta admit, it’s pretty ok. It’s not a replacement for Quicken for Windows, but it’s a really good start. If they keep up on the improvements, it’ll get there sooner rather than later.

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  8. What is so difficult about delivering the same Windows product for the MAC? Make it platform agnostic and make MAC folks happy. I don’t understand the rationale behind maintaining what must be two development groups to deliver what should be essentially the same product. I would think that they would make more revenue out of satisfying the user base…

    Just tried this and found no download support for common investment banks that are supported on the Windows version and difficulty downloading data for imported bank accounts. Support was no help as they don’t even know the product is out.

    Fail.

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  9. I will need to update my review of personal financial management software, but unless Quicken 2015 for the Mac can handle multiple currencies (a feature it inexplicably dropped), it’s a non-starter. I’ve been successfully using MoneyWell (desktop and iPhone app sync) for several years. I just don’t trust Intuit anymore: http://mrulster.org/2010/02/28/review-personal-finance-software-for-mac-iphone/

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  10. Richard Cook says:

    I guess it’s easier to pass along Intuit’s marketing than to do any actual analysis. For $75 I say NO THANK YOU. They’ve actually removed features from an already lacking Quicken for Mac and have the gall to charge for the “upgrade?” Wow.

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