Pros Great to be able to quickly download from multiple accounts.
Effective tools help to see how money is spent.
Cons Overrides older versions and wipes out months of data. I am missing
last years information from Feb. to October, so, no use for tax preparation. Stupid, and I now have 15 different versions of my data 20006-11, but all of the data is the same.
Summary This program used to be very useful and I relied on in to prepare taxes and maintain a budget. Now, I can't find months of data and every time I close 2011, it asks if I want to back it up. i click "yes," then it overrides 2010 and prior years. I will never buy this product again. Back to Excel for me.
Pros gained some grey hair
Cons all calls routed oversees with barely audible english. could not import a simple financial statement from a quicken file.
Summary save your time and try an abacus.
Pros Easy to set up multiple accounts, syncs with any bank, calendar is beautiful for forecasting, has helped me organize my finances and manage income from all sources
Cons Printing is impossible, will not print ledger in any legible way- did not have this problem before Deluxe 2011. While it does help me budget, the actual budget function is not as user friendly as the rest of the options
Summary I was very surprised to find the negative reviews. I was curious about what others thought about it-that's the only reason I came here- and after reading felt compelled to add my experience. I noticed one reviewer mention that compatibility issues are with Macs, maybe so. In which case I'd agree that Quicken should definitely improve their versions for other systems.
Pros *Not a one
Cons * Unstable
* Inaccurate calculating
* No longer prints with "compatible" check printing programs (maybe not Quicken's fault but a pain).
Summary After a decade, I have gone back to using a basic spreadsheet and check register because I cannot trust the program anymore. It worked beautifully until last year. When I started to get errors in calculations. I recreated the register several times before upgrading and have the same problems with Quicken 2011. I think it may have to do with the scheduled transactions and memorized transaction list I tend to keep, but if I can't keep a list of monthly payments I make then this product is worthless to me.
Pros Does the job of bookkeeping and accounting. Category system is great.
Cons Very non-intuitive; errors requiring work-arounds; hard to follow outdated help and instructions. Not windows command oriented, uses proprietary command system. Doesn't even scroll normally. Online Help gives unexecutable instructions. Phone support h
Summary If there were an alternative personal use software, I would buy it instead.