Intuit: Mac OS X Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007 to be released ‘soon’

Intuit has released the following FAQ regarding Quicken for Mac:

What is Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007?

Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007 is a re-engineered version of Quicken for Mac 2007 that will work on OSX 10.7 Lion.

How will this affect me if I choose Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007?

If you are migrating your data file from Quicken 2005, 2006 or 2007 for Mac that was installed on a Mac running OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or earlier, you will be able to simply open your existing data file in Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007.

If you are currently running Quicken Essentials for Mac on OSX 10.7 Lion, and have previously converted from Quicken 2005, 2006 or 2007 for Mac, you will be able to migrate your Quicken data, including any data you have entered in Quicken Essentials for Mac, to work in Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007.

When will Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007 be available and how do I get it?

Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007 will be available soon. Please click here to be notified when more information becomes available.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “SFG” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Intuit. Doing as little as possible for Mac users since well before 2007.


  1. Why anyone still uses QuickBooks on a Mac is a mystery to me. Until they make QuickBooks for Mac feature- and file-compatible with the Windows version instead of a second-class bastard stepchild, I’m not buying or recommending QuickBooks. Period.

  2. Who cares? I dumped Quicken for iBank before switching to Lion. I wanted to stay with Quicken (a user since around ’92), but Quicken Essentials (the only choice then with Lion) is a joke. This being released NOW for Lion now shows how little Intuit cares about Mac users.

    1. i did the same. I was content with Quicken 2005, but wasn’t about to hold off on Lion because of Quicken.

      Switched to iBank and have been happier than I have been with Quicken.

    2. Back when, every 6 months they’d release a statement or blog post about “nearly there!” I stopped listening on round 3 or whatever of that in early 2008.

      And they’re still doing it. Huh.

      Anyway, I switched to MoneyDance. Quicken 2007 for Mac was a complete and utter clusterf@*#$% of an abomination. These guys make Adobe look polished.

  3. Wait…what? They’re not just making improvements to Quicken Essentials for Mac? That is completely boneheaded.

    FWIW, I tried very hard to switch over to iBank, but it had some real show-stoppers. Quicken Essentials is actually really nice.

    1. I too have tried hard to switch to iBank, but there are a few things that drive me nuts. As much as I dislike Intuit, I found Quicken Essentials to be better than iBank in everyday usage; though the lack of support for stocks makes it an incomplete solution. I have actually been running Quicken 2006 in a Snow Leopard VM in VirtualBox in hopes of one day finding something as good. If Intuit would put support for stocks into QE, I would probably use that.

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