Intuit releases Quicken 2015 for Mac; includes free mobile companion app

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.”

Quicken 2015 for Mac is available now for US$74.99 via Apple’s Mac App Store here.

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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30 Comments

    1. Campbell was also a former Apple VP (Sculley era). Perhaps they were trying to get him to convince Intuit not to be stupid fscks and ignore Mac users for 7+ years.

      – Former Quicken User, never going back.

      P.S. FOAD, Intuit.

  1. Campbell was CEO of Intuit from 1994 to 1998, long before Intuit discontinued their work on Mac.

    He remains the Chairman, but it seems he either doesn’t have enough enough sway or enough smarts to have forced Intuit, makers of money management software, to properly cater to the computer users who have the most money to manage.

  2. It’s about freakin’ time. What the hell were you morons at Intuit doing for 7 years? Now why don’t you goofs spent some effort bring Quickbooks for Mac up to the same level of capabilities as QB for Windows.

    While you idiots at Intuit we’re waiting for the Mac to die, Windows started to die.

  3. Has it been seven years?

    Back when … I tried the alternative software, but none worked for me. I stuck with the existing Quicken and put my upgrade of OSX on hold until they came up with a newer Quicken that worked with the latest OSX. I’m still using it, and am satisfied. I really don’t see any reason to pay $80 for the “upgrade”.

    1. It’s also still pointless if it isn’t binary compatible with Windows and if it doesn’t come in all flavors that are available on Windows (Home & Small Business version I’m looking at you).

  4. I want nothing to do with Intuit. They have been screwing the Mac community for years with their lack of support. If they don’t want my money, I surely don’t want to give it to them.

    I use iBank and have been happy with it.

  5. I’ve given up on them a long time ago and have been so disappointed I doubt I’ll ever go back. I switched to YNAB and have been quite happy with it. It’s a different approach, but I like the philosophy much better. (Check if a purchase is in your budget *before* you spend, rather than just report after the fact) and not as full featured as Quicken, (e.g. no tracking investments). But it’s does a great job helping me keep spending on track and achieving my budget/savings goals.

  6. Agreed that Quicken’s support for Apple has been spotty and inconsistent. However, equal scorn should be leveled at Apple for its poor updates and support of iWork, which remains an amateur’s choice for serious or complex wordprocessing or spreadsheets. Over four years between updates, and when the new versions were released, Apple had removed features!!!

    Perhaps — JUST MAYBE — if the Mac had a greater market share, then third party developers would have more compelling reasons to focus their product releases on the Mac first. You can’t really blame Intuit when Apple itself shat on its own users with schizophrenic software releases the past several years.

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