Quicken 2006 released

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    The "Smart Payee" sounds like it will be a good feature. The way it currently downloads the information has been frustrating. So most time I don't allow Quicken to automatically post.
     
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    I have to agree with the comments below the article. I don't understand why Intuit insists on keeping VERY seperate versions of Quicken for Mac and Windows. Standardize the format and get some feature parity. Also, offer a basic version for those of us too poor to have investments to track.
     
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    I always use it - typically because I report by category rather than payee. Quicken is pretty good about automatically assigning categories to downloads, even if the payee name is wacky.

    However, I'd agree that Smart Payee is nicer, since it will automatically change things like "1375 Meacham Rd" to "Costco." (Like I need more of a reminder of how much I spend at Costco... :eek: )

    The backup to .Mac is cool. But I don't have .Mac. I'd prefer a backup to FTP or something like that, so I could send it to my offsite web storage center.
     
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    Geebus, I thought this meant Quickbooks Pro had been released - I just got it like last week... :eek:
     
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    Sometimes the categories are wrong.

    I wish that Costco would sell Mac software. That way could get an additional discount. We usually go once a month and the cost is about $300.

    I back up my documents currently to a Zip 100.
     
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    Man I hope QuickBooks Pro 2006 has online banking so I can download my transactions :(
     
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    My favorite part is the last comment (currently) after the article:
    I think this guy/gal is 100% right on - I haven't paid for an upgrade to Quicken in 3 years (partially because I got 2004 with my iBook last year) and I don't feel any incentive to upgrade now either. In fact, I'd porbably buy Virtual PC and MS Money 2006 before I give Intuit any more money for this crap.

    I really wish Apple would do an iApp to compete with Quicken or that the MS Mac business unit would port Money over. BTW: I've looked at alternatives like GnuCash and some others but none do the online banking.
     

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