Intuit released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the software in seven years. According to an article on AppleInsider.com, the new program is fairly similar to its previous version, though some features have been omitted. The article said, “Among those missing are they ability to create a 12-month budget, show loan amortization and pay bills directly within the application.” The software is also missing features that allow users to see a calendar view of bills and transactions or paycheck deduction tracking.

Quicken’s Windows version is much stronger in terms of functionality. Intuit is allowing customers to vote on which features will be added next, and the company will provide those updates for free. The new software comes with a free companion app for iOS so users can synchronize data between their computer, iPhone and iPad. The application allows users to take pictures of receipts to track purchases.

Quicken 2015 for Mac costs $74.99 and will go on sale at retail locations in October.

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Jaclyn McClellan

Jaclyn is an assistant financial analyst at AAII and is part of the staff of Computerized Investing, the premier publication covering the use of personal computers for financial planning, investment analysis and portfolio management. She contributes articles and reviews to AAII's Computerized Investing and writes for the AAII Journal. Jackie also serves on the Stock Superstars Report and Dividend Investing advisory committees. She is an honors graduate from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in finance.

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  1. EDWARD EMORY September 20, 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Oh thats brilliant! Let’s don’t try to upgrade to match the Windows version. Let’s make it even worse than the last version and charge $75 for it.

    • Wayne Thorp
      Wayne Thorp September 25, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

      This is what you will find as a Mac user looking for quality finance and investing software. Even with the increase in popularity over the last decade, Mac still only controls maybe 20% of the global PC market. So software makers are going to focus their resources on serving the bigger piece of the pie. Also, being able to run Windows on Intel-based Macs further diminishes the incentive to focus on Mac-only software.

      • EDWARD EMORY September 25, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

        Then don’t sell an Apple version at all, it you are just going to sell junk. It hurts your reputation.

  2. Wayne Thorp
    Wayne Thorp September 25, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

    It’s a Catch-22. If they drop Quicken for Mac altogether, they face the wrath of Mac users who will accuse Intuit of abandoning them.

    • EDWARD EMORY September 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      The Mac users all hate their product and, therefore, they have gained nothing with a shoddy product.

      • AAII September 27, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

        Well they must still be selling enough of the watered-down product to justify the cost of updating it.

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