Pros Used to work
Cons Does not work anymore.
Summary The Quicken data file got corrupted by Quicken, and Quicken can't fix it. To quote Ron from customer service: "Major corruption can't be fixed, you must start with a fresh (empty) file. We have programs to fix only minor corruption"
Thank you for discarding 8 years of data.
Pros The accounts list is easy to use and well organized. Other than there is no longer an alternative (MS Money), that's about the only thing this product has going for it.
Cons The UI seems outdated by today's standards and can be a bit clunky navigating to secondary features. Worst of all, planning tools are so buggy that they are almost useless. Even projected balances don't calculate correctly if you try something as simple
Summary Users of Money will find switching to Quicken very frustrating. With no other options, I sincerely hope Inuit improves this product.
Pros Concise and thorough financial management software from a company that does little else.
Cons Compatibility issue to a limited audience. Actually, more of a compatibility issue on the part of the operating system versus the Quicken software itself.
Summary I use, and have used, Quicken with Bank of America accounts for several years. At least as far back as 2008, there was support from BofA for Quicken. See: http://www.bankofamerica.com/onlinebanking/index.cfm?template=faq_quicken As far as the program itself, there really isn't much else out there that has the functionality of it. MS Money and such are basically knock-offs and this is the business Intuit has been in since who knows when? I got my first copy at the West Coast Computer Faire in 1985 (for DOS) so they are not new to the concept of financial management software.
Pros Very nice user interface
Cons I have spoken with Bank of America representatives, who state that Quicken 2011 is not supported by the bank until sometime next year (2011). This is a disaster for me, as I purchased the software to manage 3 separate Bank of America accounts.
Summary I dislike the product, because it is not compatible with Bank of America's systems, AND this incompatibility was not clearly advertised by Quicken. Bank of America is the country's largest bank, and for this software product to be incompatible is unacceptable.