Pros it uses colors well, it ... works (i suppose)
Cons it is not intuitive
Summary tried it .... hate it. i don't have a really complex financial need, but seriously i can't split a transaction to show that i picked up household items at target and ALSO received back X cash back. I also can't link a hand entered entry with a downloaded entry (ie: if i enter starbucks in the register and quicken downloads the transaction as starbucks+store number i can't link these two together). The bill tab doesn't have a place to enter the account number for the bill -- seriously? so now i have to dig out an old bill to get my acct info or go online to get the bill info).....
"Terrible so far"on by larrymsn
Pros none so far as i have not been able to get it to work
Cons does not load on my sytem properly upgarde from 2007 imported data converted it to 2010 version the refuses to load the data file after that.will not back up to a rewritable disk at all
Summary this is by far the worst version quicken has come out with since i have been using it since the nineties
Pros Easy to use on whatever level you choose.
Cons Over the years, Intuit has taken away the capability of your financial service to provide transaction info via QIF files for free. Now, if they want to offer Quicken format files they have to license the capability from Intuit.
Summary Over the years, Intuit has taken away the capability of your financial service to provide transaction info via QIF files for free. Now, if they want to offer Quicken format files they have to license the capability from Intuit. Many still sync and some sync with billpay -- but now for either a fee or stipulation, like requiring your paycheck be direct-deposited with them (like B of A). Some of the smaller guys just dropped Quicken support altogether, like my employers 401k provider --- it's a bummer entering all those different share purchases manually now :(
Now that MS Money is out of the way, there is no real competition for Quicken -- and no reason whatsoever to return to the days of financial institutions freely offering your transaction data in the Quicken format.
Pros Regretfully, nothing.
Cons It crashed every time I tried to update my stocks.
Summary The "online" icon gave me the tax summary. I could not set up a new online account. The system crashed every time I tried to update my stocks, it crashed everytime I tried to update my bank transactions. When I asked for help, by e-mail of course, they did try to help. I was given a lot of different things to try, none of which worked for me, and were very time consuming. I finally deleted the whole thing, which is no easy task by itself getting everything off the computer, and reinstalled my 2007 edition of Quicken home and business. I trade stocks for a living and depend on Q to keep everything in order, tax wise. The only reason I updated is because my 07 edition wont give me tax projections past 2007. I can live with that. I honestly did not find one thing I liked better in Quicken 2010 Deluxe than what I have in my 07 edition. I feel very fortunate that my backup copies got my 2007 Quicken back to where I had it. I am in awe when I buy a new Lexus and I think, how can they keep making this thing better, but they continue to amaze me and improve the car. I wish I could say the same for Intuit and Quicken. I cannot.
"Absolute ripoff"on by OldGrumpy
Pros There are none
Cons It is useless
Summary Quicken has now decided that you cannot import most of the information from your old computer into your new. Can't import checking accounts,savings account, etc., etc. Nor do they tell you about this restriction until after you've bought it. Outrageous!