Quicken for Mac 2017 now available

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bo15, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Bo15 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone download the newly released 2017 version? I'm still using QM2007.

    "Quicken 2017 for Mac continues to add the top user-requested features. Here are the latest improvements:

    • Compare your income and spending year over year with custom reports
    • Customize your budgeting goals month-by-month (12-month budget)
    • Pay your bills in Quicken with Quicken Bill Pay (fees apply)
    • Get more power on-the-go with the improved mobile app
    • Enjoy a new look that’s easier to use and navigate"
    --- Post Merged, Oct 13, 2016 ---
    It seems like it's more robust for Investments.

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    What kind of investment tracking is available in Quicken 2017 for Mac?
    Quicken 2017 for Mac enables you to track your portfolio, manage investments, and plan for taxes:

    • Shows you realized and unrealized gains
    • Continuously update quotes to keep your portfolio value current
    • Tracks cost basis and creates Schedule D tax reports for capital gains
    • Makes tax time easier by tracking deductions and creating tax reports
    • Track investment accounts using the Quicken mobile app
    At this time, Quicken 2017 for Mac does not have certain investment reports/views, such as Performance (IRR), or Allocation by Investment."
     
  2. arefbe macrumors regular

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    Not yet. I have Quicken 2016, and it's not bad. I'll get Quicken 2017 when they have a sale on it and it's not the outrageous price of $74.99.
     
  3. Bo15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Amazon is usually $20 off (not yet for the new version). I may get it and compare to my 2007 version. If I don't like it I can get a refund within 60 days.
     
  4. whbunn macrumors member

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    I would like to hear how 2017 performs. Especially syncing between desktop and iPad app. 2016 required manual syncing, what a mess. Also, Quicken site discussion seems to indicate Q 2017 has issues if you use Dropbox to sync between desktop and laptop, ie. Quicken recommends you do not use DB.
     
  5. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    I'm interested in seeing how their budgeting side of the app is. Currently use Cael spreadsheet to track my income and expenses. They don't have much documentation or video guides to pursuade me to buy it just yet
     
  6. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    I might be interested if/when it comes to the Mac App Store. Does anyone know if it integrates with TurboTax?
     
  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    According to the Quicken site it does:
    https://www.quicken.com/mac

    Turbo Tax Export* your Quicken data directly to TurboTax
    See the Quicken * Footnotes and disclaimers:
    "TurboTax: Sold separately. Works with the CD/download versions of TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business."
     
  8. allanq macrumors newbie

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    That's not entirely accurate. Windows is still required if you're using Quicken Bill Pay.

    You can use the Bill Pay integration with your bank in Quicken.

    Edit: a word
     
  9. qs933 macrumors newbie

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    They usually bundle it with TurboTax at a discount -- that's when I bought the 2016 version last year.

    The changes they mentioned seemed pretty minor (similar to last year), but they do periodic feature releases throughout the year. The most recent (and I'm assuming, last) for the 2016 version brought a much better (in my opinion) reconciliation interface.
     
  10. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Disappointed in this product. Glad they have a 60 day money back return policy. Lack of mortgage automation, missing banks, and some other stuff; This product was not ready for prime time, thats for sure.
     
  11. Kg4zlb macrumors member

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    I'm still on Quicken for Mac 2015 as I haven't seen any compelling reason to upgrade - despite Quickens best assurances, the Mac product sucks really, really bad but there is no decent alternative out there. I'm not going the route of running Windows on my Mac to be able to use the Windoze version of Quicken so I'll wait and see what the user reports are like before jumping up! And (as said already), wait for the price to come down.
     
  12. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I've only been using Quicken 2017 for a month and so far I'm pretty happy with it. But I've been a victim of iBank for the last 5 years, and that is a real POS.
     
  13. spooklog macrumors member

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    Hard to believe Quicken 2017 will be any good--I've tried Quicken for Mac year after year in the past and was always disappointed. It never seemed remotely like the Windows version.
     
  14. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    The new people who bought out the old Quicken are trying though. Seems to get better and better each update and my hope is that it will soon meet the same features and the Windows version. It depends on your needs. For me, it's almost there. Here's hoping.
     
  15. talmy macrumors 601

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    The only issue I've seen with using Dropbox is never have Quicken running on two computers at once. Dropbox will create an additional "conflicted data" file. All you transactions made on the two systems will be present in the two data files but merging them is a manual and painful process! I know that keeping the data on a share (using a server computer) doesn't work at all, so DB + some care is the way to go. FYI, I've never found a personal finance program that can handle this correctly.

    I paid for 2017 even though 2016 works perfectly because I want to support the new Quicken. They are really working hard on improving the product and I can see the day when it equals the Windows version (not there yet, though).
     
  16. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    After many years of a piss poor product, Quicken 2017 is pretty darn good. I'm not comparing it to the Winblows product, because I own a Mac and refuse to pollute my Mac by running Windows. So with that said, I don't see a better alternative at this point.

    I don't use Quicken Bill Pay, I pay bills online thru my credit union for no charge. I have no problems tracking my 401k and some other IRAs I have. Worth the $56 I paid for it thru Amazon.
     
  17. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    I'm quite happy with Bankitivity. What problems did you have?
     
  18. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    The check register is hokey, and can't change defaults. Enter dates is cumbersome and the register loses track. Reporting sucks..... but not as much as reconciling. A piss poor app. And ZERO support.
     
  19. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    I see. I haven't had those issues with Banktivity, and I found tech support helpful the few times I've needed it.
     
  20. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind, I'm coming from iBank 4. Things may have changed, but I refuse to give IGG anymore of my money.
     
  21. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I just want to know if the "new" Quicken developers are going to hold me for full purchase price ransom every 3 years to be able to use the product. That was the situation with the previous developers. Anyone have any insight on that?
     
  22. talmy macrumors 601

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    The answer is "yes". Just consider it as subscription software at about $18/year.
     
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    Is there a consensus of opinion re the release of Quicken 2018?
     
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