Advice for a MobileMe user stuck on SL because of Quicken

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    This thread isn't for me but rather for someone in my family, who is too shy to post this question here :eek:

    Anyway, imagine this: I'm a MobileMe user, unaffected by the changes in services iCloud offers vs. MobileMe, but I cannot move from Snow Leopard to Lion (mostly) because of Quicken (not the Essentials version), which won't run on that OS. However, in order to migrate my account to iCloud I MUST upgrade to Lion. I use Quicken for tracking my various accounts and investments, and make use of the online import of data feature. Which of the Quicken alternatives out there (that are Lion-compatible) would you recommend for me?
     
  2. Whitj macrumors newbie

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    Win7

    I've spent quite a bit of time looking for a good personal finance program on the Mac. Unfortunately, they aren't very good. I had access to a cheap version of Win7 from school and found a good deal on Parallels from Amazon. I run Windows solely to use the PC version of Quicken. Crazy...
     
  3. codelode84 macrumors regular

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    I second this but I use VM Ware you will find the Windoze version of Quicken to be much more complete.:mad:
     
  4. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    Personally I have been using Quicken Essentials and it works great for my needs. I understand that it may not have all the features you need/want. Having recently moved earlier this year from Windows to Mac, I found Quicken Essentials for the Mac a good replacement for the Quicken Premiere 2010 I had on the PC.

    However, knowing that everyones needs/wants may be different, and seeing the bad reviews for Quicken Essentials (Which I don't agree with), have you looked at iBank4? There is a 30 day trial available and you may want to give that a try.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    iBank is what I was leaning towards. I was just wondering if there were any other alternatives I didn't know about that could handle my needs. Thanks, though!
     
  6. T-Mac macrumors member

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    I use Moneydance and it's perfect for my needs.
     
  7. sparrowsfall macrumors newbie

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    If you use classes/tags...

    ...the only option I've found is Moneydance. The others don't support classes/tags.

    It seems really impressive. The only reason I haven't gone over is that its reporting options still aren't up to snuff -- i.e. pulling a P&L with each tag/class (for me, identifying products) in a column.
     

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