Intuit Inc. today announced the availability of Quicken 2015 for Mac, featuring a new, clean and simple interface designed specifically for Mac and new investment capabilities. The redesigned product also syncs with a free mobile companion app providing the ability to photograph and track receipts so users can more easily stay on top of their money.
Quicken helps people take control of their money and better understand their spending so they can make smarter financial decisions. The 2015 version combines new features with those that customers have grown to trust. The product links users to more than 14,500 different banks, credit cards, loan and investment accounts, allowing them to conveniently view their financial statements in one place. Other familiar features include tracking spending by category, creating budgets and the ability to schedule bills and reminders.
Additional product features and capabilities are expected to be released throughout the year to continuously improve the user experience. These additional features and capabilities would be offered only when and if made available by Intuit.
Quicken 2015 for Mac lets users:
• Make smart financial decisions on the go: The free mobile companion app syncs customer data across desktop and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android. Quicken users can check account balances, transactions and household budgets anywhere at any time, and snap a photo to store receipts to keep track of important purchases.
• Easily track portfolios and plan for taxes: Detailed investment tracking allows users to view and track portfolio value, investment transactions, cost basis, unrealized and realized gains, and create Schedule D tax reports for capital gains. The product simplifies tax time by tracking deductions and creating tax reports.
• View and understand finances in a flash: A refreshed interface optimized for OS X makes it easy for users to see where they stand with their finances.
“Millions of people trust Quicken to simplify their money management or save for a secure financial tomorrow,” said Barry Saik, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Consumer Ecosystem Group, in the press release. “With Quicken 2015 for Mac, we’re reaffirming our commitment to serving our loyal Apple customers and delivering the dependable, easy-to-use solutions they’ve come to expect.”
Source: Intuit Inc.
MacDailyNews Take: So, miracles do happen.
Well, better late than never (Quicken 2007 was released on August 1, 2006, so it’s been 8 years and 20 days between versions!), but too late for many Mac users who’ve long since realized they don’t need Quicken since Intuit’s shortsighted, extremely extended period of inaction drove them to find alternatives.
The fact is that Intuit long ago wrote off the Mac. They expected the Mac to die. Then the geniuses at Intuit, makers of money management software, realized (years after it was blatantly obvious to pretty much everyone else with a brain) that the people with money to manage basically all have Macs. Oopsie! Such smart leadership they have at Intuit.
As with Adobe, we’ll never forget how you wrote off the Mac for dead, Intuit.
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