Quicken Compatibility with Mac OS X Lion

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  1. glsda

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    I did a search in the forum and nothing came up. I am considering changing from the pc XP world to an iMac. I do all my bill paying and banking on line. I also spent time with an expert at the Apple store and he could only tell me that there were problems with Quicken and lion os. I have done an internet search to find out if Quicken can run on lion and the consensus appears to be it cannot. I know there are other software options but do not want to change. Does anyone have any personal experience with this? I can keep my pc for doing my banking but would rather not. Thanks for any insight.
     
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  3. glsda

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    This is what I have determined so far,

    'Direct bill pay

    You can track your bills in Quicken Essentials, but the program doesn’t have the direct bill pay capabilities that allow you to pay your bills directly from the program.' I may be able to use my banks bill paying program and then download the data into Quicken but I am not sure of that yet. I have submitted the question to Intuit and am waiting a reply. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
    http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/converting-to-quicken-essentials-for-mac-from-quicken-for-windows-or-ms-money/GEN82819.html

    Converting to Quicken Essentials for Mac from Quicken for Windows or MS Money

    Updated: 9/26/2011 | Article ID: GEN82819
     
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  6. rambo47

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    I got an email from the Quicken Team promising exactly this. Early spring for Lion compatibility. Fingers crossed!
     
  7. rambo47

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    Here's the email:

    Dear Quicken Mac Customer:

    As a fellow Mac fan and customer, I wanted to personally introduce myself, and share some highlights of our apple-related efforts with you.

    I recently became General Manager of the Personal Finance Group at Intuit, responsible for Quicken and Mint.com. Intuit's 25 years of leadership in personal financial management software makes me excited to lead this team and I am committed to creating products to help you reach your financial goals.

    I recognize, however, that we have not always delivered on this promise to Quicken Mac customers.

    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. There are still details to be worked out, so I ask your continued patience as we work through these. In the meantime, you can find more information on our Mac FAQ page.

    Working toward a Quicken for Mac 2007 solution is just a first step in winning back your confidence.

    We are expanding our development team to continue our renewed focus on personal finance solutions that suit the needs of our Mac customers. As we develop solutions, we'll be looking to you and the rest of our Mac customers for ideas and feedback.

    I understand we have a way to go, but I wanted to start by communicating our commitment to Mac and look forward to sharing the details with you as they emerge.

    Thank you for your continued loyalty to Quicken.

    Sincerely,

    Aaron Forth
    General Manager, Intuit Personal Finance Group
     
  8. Rafagon

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    I suppose making Quicken for Mac 2012 would be a nice second step to winning back our confidence...?



    Sent from my alphanumeric pager. Problem?
     
  9. rambo47

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    I don't fault companies like Intuit for not making Mac versions of their software because the Mac market share numbers are so low compared to Windows. But when a company makes a lot of noise about being Mac-friendly they raise expectations. Once they do make a Mac version though I do expect the same level of support as the Windows folks enjoy. If you're going to start something, finish it. And do it right. It sounds like Intuit is re-focusing their Mac efforts which is definitely a welcome change. Now lets see them follow through.
     

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