Quicken updates Mac and iOS personal finance apps

“Quicken on Thursday announced the 2017 editions of its personal finance apps for Mac and iOS, which include a variety of enhancements, particularly in the core Mac suite,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“The Mac app has been been updated with a new interface, said to be easier and more visually appealing without forcing users to learn new commands,” Fingas reports. “New custom reports let users compare income and spending, filtered by account(s) and a specified time period. Finally, Quicken Bill Pay lets users handle bills from within the app, though enrolling costs $9.95.”

Fingas reports, “The companion iOS app now offers better search functions, and lets users track their investments without returning to the desktop software.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you’re still using Quicken, how’s it working for you? Are you using it on Mac or iOS or both?


  1. I switched to SEE Finance when it looked like Intuit was abandoning the macOS environment. I’ve been extremely happy with it, and importing my Quicken data went quite smoothly.

  2. Hey, as a new business start up LLC (home inspection), I’m looking for a quality and inexpensive accounting package. I just downloaded ZOHO Accounting (ad supported free ware). Any opinions? Can I get by with this Qucken product? Is Quicken worth the price relative to other mobile or Mac based options?

    1. Quicken has a very poor support record with Apple. I dropped them a few years ago and went to Banktivity and never looked back. I wouldn’t recommend Quicken to anyone , except maybe my expire.

    2. Dan, the current version of Quicken should work just fine for your business.
      I would go to the original article, or look for reviews. Here you’re not going to get much in the way of sensible advice.

  3. When quicken blew it and didn’t upgrade for the new os’s a couple of years back, I looked at available software and chose Moneydance. it is ‘quicken like’ – we don’t do anything fancy with it – just track bills and such in multiple accounts. Wife likes it a lot….

  4. I use the Windows version of Quicken on my Mac (Parallels) because the Mac version was hobbled by comparison. It’s fine for bank accounts and bill paying. I use the Quicken Bill Pay service. I don’t know that I’d want to try the Mac version again until I see some reports indicating parity with the Windows version.

  5. Quicken is no longer owned by Intuit, so the way Intuit treated past Mac users is not relevant anymore. The new owner has sent out emails and promised to make this app better, so now I’ll be judging Quicken based on how it does from now on. I’m running Moneydance, Banktivity and Quicken 2016 right now trying to decide which one to keep using. I’d like to narrow it down to 1 piece of software that does it for me, and since Quicken 2017 is now out, I’ll try it and if I like where it’s going, I’ll stop using the others.

  6. I’m still running Quicken 2007 (build 16.2.4) and I find that it does everything I need for budgeting and tracking, including downloading transactions from credit card and other accounts. I don’t use if for bill paying, though, or investment management. I’ve looked at Banktivity and SEE Finance; both look just fine but can’t see the point of switching in my case.

  7. Changing finance apps is a bear. Successfully converting file formats is an imperfect art and once I transferred years of records from Quicken to Banktivity, I swore I’d never go through the process again.

  8. I too had dumped Quicken in 2011 because of the kludgy software and some basic download options that they could not support (like downloading two different accounts from the same institution).

    I switched to MoneyDance and was relatively happy. But through the years, I started to stack on work arounds on top of work arounds. In some cases, the work arounds were not supported in later versions, so I could not upgrade. And, of course, they stopped supporting those older versions that I needed. Customer support was sketchy. For example, promising proper support for cash brokerage accounts in at least 3 different versions, but never delivering. In essence, MoneyDance had turned into everything I hated about Quicken.

    For $35 (on Amazon) I thought I’d give Quicken a try again. And I’m glad that I did. I find it to be a more solid offering than either MoneyDance or the old Quicken.

    It is not without compromises, but there is nothing that is a show stopper nor anything that causes me more than a few extra minutes per week. I do see that they seem to be actively soliciting ideas for new/improved features, and even grading themselves on what has been accomplished. I like that. https://www.quicken.com/mac/feedback?ver=35.13202.100

    My advice is if you haven’t looked at quicken in years, it may be worth revisiting. And if you don’t like it, they do have a money back policy.

  9. I’ve been using Quicken for 15+ years on my PC (now on a Windows 7 VM on my Mac Pro). Currently using windows version 2015. I have not found a robust Mac product yet that does anything close to what I do with quicken – 10+ Bank accounts, multiple loans, credit cards, multiple investment accounts.

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