What should I use when I have to stop using Quicken on my Mac
June 8, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
What Macintosh software or online service should I use when I'm forced to stop using Quicken 2005 this summer?
posted by alms to Work & Money (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using Quicken for over ten years, and for the most part I've actually been quite happy with it. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to stop using it this summer when I install OS X Lion, because it is a Power PC app and Lion is dropping support for Power PC emulation.
It looks like Intuit doesn't actually sell Quicken for the Macintosh anymore. They have a new product (Quicken Essentials) which does something that is quite different from what Quicken did.
How do I use Quicken?
I have a register for each of my accounts (checking, money market, credit card, brokerage, etc); I enter or import transactions; I reconcile monthly statements; and periodically I generate reports of income and expenses by category and time period.
I'd be happy to have parts of this process automated, but I don't want my basic visibility and oversight of transactions to vanish. I like knowing what checks I've written (or credit card charges I've made) and which ones have cleared. I like being able to run reports of past transactions to see where my money is coming from and where it is going.
It would be great if the new app or service could import the historical data I have currently in Quicken, though I realize that may be asking too much.
Is there any software on the Mac or online service that does what I want? Is there anything even close?
I would rather not keep an old Mac around or run Windows under VMWAre just to run Quicken