April 30, 2010

Public Service Announcement

If you are tempted to buy the new Mac program, Quicken Essentials.... Just don't.

My guess is that Intuit came to the point of revising the Mac version of Quicken, and realized they'd larded it up with so many features (none of which I've ever wanted) that it would not be economical to upgrade for the smaller Mac market.

So they decided to make a new program out of it, so no one could compare its feature-set to the old one. And they got really cute. Quicken Essentials constantly guesses what you are trying to do, and does it for you, without any announcement. So it seems like nothing is stable; nothing is fixed. Just what you need for your financial records! Ugh.

And it doesn't export. Not even in the Quicken format, which is almost universal. Crazy.

Posted by John Weidner at April 30, 2010 1:12 PM
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