Quicken for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vix2000, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. vix2000 macrumors regular

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    Having just made the switch from windows I am trying to get everything I need on my mac. The current mission is quicken. I've been using quicken 2010 for US, changing the currency to stirling. I've had a look at quicken essentials and it doesn't appear to have one of the features I use most, the financial calendar. I have looked at 2007 for mac, and this doesn't have the ability to change the currency symbol. So I wondered if anyine could recommend a viable alternative.

    I only use it for my personal accounts so don't need tax or interest calcs. I don't need to link it online. I need to put dd's and so's in and out and I need the financial calendar. I would also like to display the £ sign.

    Anyone got any suggestions please??
     
  2. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    No sure if t his will work for you, but I recently switched to Mac, after being a PC Quicken user for about 15 years.

    My ultimate solution? I gave up Quicken. I found I can do everything (better) I did in Quicken by using Mint.com, and online bill pay through my bank.

    Now, depending on your circumstances/requirements, this may or may not work for you. If not, then probably the least disruptive thing for you would be to buy a copy of Parallels or VMware fusions, and run a Windows virtual machine and keep using Quicken in Windows as you are now.

    I did this as a stop gap to see if I could live with mint.com, and haven't started Quicken in months.
     
  3. vix2000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply, is that mint as in the credit card company?
     
  4. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    It's mint, as in www.mint.com. They are not a credit card company. Did you look at the website? Funnily enough, they are actually owned by Intuit, the makers of Quicken.

     
  5. swiftflo macrumors regular

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    You could try www.accountz.com or http://www.ScimonoceSoftware.com/ (SEE Finance).

    I am using both these with a imac at the moment. SEE Finance because HAZ which is from accountz.com is fairly new, so need to be sure it works okay for me. LOL
     
  6. chartsmalm macrumors newbie

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    I went thru the same

    I couldn't even get quicken for Mac to get the correct numbers from quicken for windows. I was a 12 year quicken user. I found Moneydance (moneydance.com) to give me the comfort that I felt with Quicken for windows. I don't know about the currency shift. You would need to talk to them about that, But the program, and its protocols for online connections, is really smooth and comfortable to use - with very reliable results.

    Good luck!!
    Don
     
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  9. ugzruben macrumors newbie

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    I am also new to the mac family but the Quicken Essentials have a lot to be desired from Windows Quicken 2010.

    For one, you cannot do a quick transaction entering. You have to click "NEW" to add a withdraw or deposit. In windows it maintains an open line item that you can easily add transactions at a fast and quick rate.

    The Mac version slows things down tremendously. Also the reconciliation is weird.

    Anyway, I have tried to find a way to change the settings but haven't found a way yet.

    I also tried Mac Money and some others and haven't found one that allows for quick entry of transactions.

    Thanks - MY TWO CENTS
     

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