Does anyone else think Quicken 2006 sucks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Moof1904, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I was forced to ugrade from Quicken 2005 to Quicken 2006 due to some changes in Quicken's online bill paying. To Intuit's credit, because it was they who were mandating the update, they provided Quicken 2006 free.

    After using it for a month or so, I can positively say that Quicken 2006 is mind numbingly, appallingly slow. It is so slow that it takes two seconds or so for Quicken to update a field when I type in a new value. It's easily 5 or 10 time slower than Quicken 2005.

    I use Quicken on my 500 MHz Ti laptop, which isn't the latest and greatest, but it's plenty fast enough to run some robust apps. Apps that are far more demanding than Quicken.

    It's amazing to me how much slower Quicken 2006 is than Quicken 2005.

    BTW, running the Quicken 2006 updater doesn't help.

    I love paying bills through Quicken. No envelopes, no stamps, etc. but I hate Quicken 2006.
  2. JDar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Some people who upgraded to Q2006 and experienced the same slowness have solved it by upgrading their OS X to the latest version. It's worth a try in case you are not running Tiger (solve your free Q upgrade problem with a $129 OS upgrade.)
  3. electronboy macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2005
    Quicken for Mac Beef

    While I have not used the newest version of Quicken, the biggest beef I have ever had with the product is that the file format is different between the Mac and PC which is absolutely stupid. S T U P I D ! :mad:

    Every other modern app, whether it be Adobe, FileMaker, or Office (gasp) shares a common file format across platforms. Not Quicken. One of my clients is a dentist who uses a Mac and his Accountant uses a PC so he must use VPC to use Quicken and share his financial data with his accountant.

    Dumb, dumb, DUMB!
  4. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    i'd recommend keeping an eye on iBank 2, i like the way it is shaping up.
  5. Moof1904 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004

    If they ever implement an online bill paying function, they'll have me.
  6. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    I tried the free Quicken when I bought my Powerbook, and hated it.

    If your bank has a billpayer service, that might be an alternative. Mine does and I've been paying bills online with them for a number of years now. With that and a spreadsheet that I put together a while ago, I have everything I need to budget, track, reconcile, and forecast cashflow for the year ahead.

    With some average spreadsheet skills it's really not too much hassle to put a system together that really works the way you want it.
  7. achie25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005

    Any idea when it comes out of BETA?
  8. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    The folks at IGG told me it was ready until Apple introduced bugs in OSX 10.4.3 (current version?). It will be ready when 10.4.4 is released, hopefully soon, as I'm not looking forward to the thought of using Quicken.

    It looks like a winner, though.


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