Pros None! It is exactly like its 2012 version, except with an inferior knock-off of the free Mint program/mobile app.
Cons No real improvement over its 2012 version.
Mobile app is an inferior knock-off of Mint with less functionality and less financial institutional support than Mint.
Glad I got a refund from COSTCO for this turkey!
Summary The product development team and the CEO of Intuit should be given their walking papers for this sorry effort. As a long time Quicken user since its introduction in the 1990's, I have never seen such a pathetic effort put out by any software company! This sham even exceeds the Microsoft Bob and Windows Me in ineptitude, and should be the preeminent example of the worst software update ever!
Anyone buying this need to have their financial sanity questioned!
I will continue to use Mint, even though it support has deteriorated under the Intuit name, but will look at either Ace Money or Moneydance seriously, even though I will have to download QIF files from my institutions, and have those programs convert them, as I've lost all faith and trust in Intuit.
If I could, I'd give this anemic product, "NO STARS!"
Pros None. Doesn't work.
Cons All cons. Nothing works.
Summary Will return and get something else.
Pros Really? It has to work first before you can find any "pros"
Cons Terrible Quicken 2013 poor quality only surpassed by Intuit's disregard for customers. Can't even contact them to report problems. I have tried by all possible means since April when I installed it and nothing. Not one response.
Summary There is no phone number to call anymore a way to send an email. They are a despicable company, even after being their customer since the DOS days.
Pros * Still the best for checking, savings and credit cards
* Great budgeting (if you take the time to use it)
* Good security
* Product longevity
Cons * No support for Stock Plans/ESPP, Insurance (including those with cash value)
* No support for bills such as utilities, phone, etc. You have to manually manage these.
* Horrible support for the single most common loan type: Mortgages!
Summary Regardless of the software, anything that you have to do manually means it may not get done consistently. This is software and it is just silly that after 15 years the good folks at Quicken still don't automate a lot of basic tasks.
The only reason for upgrading these days is to maintain auto-download of transactions... and that's only because Intuit doesn't permit older versions to continue working.
Also, if you have a mixed platform environment you're stuck... because the Mac and Windows software are not the same.
Finally, although I appreciate the effort with Q2013 to finally release a mobile app, the process is rudimentary at best. I'd love to see a Quicken-branded cloud-based version that had apps for Windows, Mac, IOS, Android variants, etc., that could have local files where I want it (for archival and backup purposes) that would auto-magically sync.
INTUIT: The market has always been your's to win or lose. Quicken is still the best but there are a lot of up-and-coming players. Get it together and I'll cheerfully continue to upgrade.