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Is there quicken for the Mac? I have on Dell and want to transfer to mac

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Is there quicken software for Mac? I want to transfer Dell quicken to my Mac?

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)

    Yes, there's a Mac version of Quicken, though the current version, Quicken Essentials, is actually somewhat limited in comparison to what you may be used to. Quicken 2007 is the last full-fledged version for Mac.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)

    Welcome to the Support Communities.

    Plagues wrote:


    Is there quicken software for Mac?

    Let me... Well, see for yourself by clicking HERE.



  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)

    Avoid Quicken Essentials and purchase Quicken 2007 for Lion/Mt. Lion directly from Intuit for $15:



    Quicken for Mac will not read Windows QDFs...  You will have to manually set up your accounts on the new Mac version and then EXPORT the account information from Windows to QIF files and then IMPORT them back into the Mac version.


    The Mac version has less features than the Windows version.  If you find an essential feature for your needs is missing (personally, I have not), you can always run Quicken for Windows on your Mac by installing Windows into Bootcamp and/or a virtualization program, such as Parallels.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)

    As you can see from Alancito's link above, Intuit is not advertising its Quicken 2007 for Mac as a current product.


    That also explains why Quicken 2007 for Mac costs only about 30% as much as Quicken Essentials.


    I actually converted from Quicken 2007 for Mac to Quicken Essentials in Februrary, 2010 when Quicken Essentials came out.  It's not a great product in my opinion, but it is current and it suffices.


    This article explains how to migrate to either product from Quicken for Windows: indows-to-mac-/GEN82214.html


    You might also consider iBank, a sort-of similar product to Quicken that is designed specifically for Mac.


    I have no financial interest in any of these companies or products.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)

    In my two years commenting about Quicken on the Macintosh in this forum, you are only the 2nd person who claimed to be using Quicken Essentials instead of Quicken 2007 for Lion/Mt. Lion.


    I do not know what changes in the home/personal accounting field would have required any updates to Quicken since 2007, but the reality is, if you take the time to search this forum, the overwhelming sentiment is against Quicken Essentials on the Mac!


    I am glad it works for you.


    As for me, I was happy with Quicken Deluxe 2002 until the lack of Rosetta in Lion led me to the Intel update of Quicken 2007 for Lion; released by Intuit in February/March 2012.


    If I may ask: what did you find lacking in Quicken 2007 that caused you to migrate to Quicken Essentials in 2010?

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)

    Let me try to remember ... I may not have all the details quite right.


    I think it was around the time that Lion was introduced that Apple dropped their support for something (was it called Rosetta or something like that?) that retrofitted code back to an old Mac hardware.  As I recall, there was a time therefore that Quicken for Mac 2007 either stopped working on OS X Lion or that was a threat.  Intuit then did some after-the-fact retrobuild, as I recall, to basically patch Quicken to allow it to run again on Lion.


    Frankly, I'm not too impressed with Intuit's support for the Apple world in either Quicken or Quicken Essentials and have been contemplating switching to iBank for some time.  (But I do use and appreciate TurboTax on my Mac, and think it's fine.)


    UPDATE - Yes, it was Rosetta that got me started on this crusade.  You mentioned the name Rosetta.


    Message was edited by: sberman

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)

    Ah, thank you.  Then you made the switch in February 2011, not 2010, when Lion was introduced.


    Yes, Intuit's traditional poor treatment of Mac users caused quite a bit of commotion when Lion eliminated Rosetta; forcing some to use the "dual-boot" system to run their PPC Quicken 2007 (installing Snow Leopard with Rosetta into a partition on their hard disk or on an external hard disk), or where "dual-booting" was not an alternative, installing Snow Leopard into Parallels 7, so that Quicken 2007 PPC would run concurrently with Lion.


    The latter method is how I kept Quicken Deluxe 2002 working until Intuit finally released Quicken 2007 for Lion.


    No one is impressed with Intuit's support for Quicken/Quickbooks in the Apple world.  Like death and taxes, it seems like a universal inevitability!

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)

    Yes, I understand.


    As a great admirer of Apple, I expect to always very quickly be able to upgrade to their latest software (as I will once again when Mavericks is introduced in the Fall) and have my core products and apps continue to function.  I expect a firm like Intuit to immediately have its products work with whatever changes Apple plans to make as it revises and updates its products.  (In fact, in Intuit's case, as I recall, their CEO is on Apple's Board of Directors.)


    Unfortuantely I have less and less confidence in Quicken to keep up with Apple's changes.  I would be unwilling to delay my Apple product upgrades, either hardware or software, to await some third party to "catch up."


    I think iBank may be more committed to the Mac than Intuit.  iBank does offer free trials, and as I say I've been considering that for a long time.  But I suspect it's a hassle to set up the new accounts with my financial institutions, and that's why I've been slow to do the download and trial.


    I hope that Quicken for Mac 2007 continues to function well under Mavericks for you.  And most importantly I hope that a fear, either well based or hypothetical, that Quicken may not work with Mavericks does not delay your upgrade.  (Obviously I am not suggesting you blindly upgrade and get blind-sided by Quicken failing - I'm saying I hope it continues to work seamlessly.)

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)

    I have been using Quicken since:




    Well, not really; but not long afterwards on my Mac!


    The fact that Bill Campbell sits on the Apple Board of Directors is another example of the great enigma that is Intuit's treatment of Apple users.


    History tells us that when Apple was dying on the vine in 1995/6, Intuit announced that it would stop upgrading Quicken for Mac.  Steve Jobs, then the reinstated Acting CEO of Apple, called his old friend and had him watch a then secret demonstration of a prototype transparent plastic covered all-in-one Mac, later released as the iMac!


    Campbell agreed to continue to upgrade Quicken, so long as Apple bundled a free copy (but not free to Apple) for every purchaser of the iMac!  What a guy!!!


    Their support for Apple users went downhill from there.  In the first decade of the 2000s features started to be dropped from the Mac version and the final insult was the release of Quicken Essentials and its push when Lion was released.


    To my surprise, Intuit rewrote Quicken 2007 for Intel and Lion and promptly sold the complete version (not an upgrade requiring a previously sold copy) for $15.


    That being said, I have no fantasies about Intuit and their lack of support for Apple users.  I am gratified by the release of Quicken 2007 for Lion, but I do not hold my breath for the future.  I take it one day at a time.


    On the other hand, you and I have different approaches to OS X upgrades.  I long ago gave up being the first kid on the block to upgrade Apple's system software.  Not only do I wait to be sure that it is stable, but I now even question why I need it to begin with.


    My dead iMac G5 necessitated my purchase of a Mac Mini with Lion in August 2011.  Not having done my usual due diligence, I was somewhat shocked to discover that my Quicken Deluxe 2002 would not operate on it.  So first, I used my Snow Leopard 2009 MacBook Pro to access my Quicken Deluxe 2002 data file off the Mac Mini by networking and later, as mentioned before, developed the Snow Leopard in Parallels solution  for both of my Macs.


    To this day, I have not found any reason to upgrade to Mt. Lion; and I continue to operate Lion on both computers.  When some necessary software requires an upgrade, or some "gotta have it" feature does the same, I will upgrade to Mavericks.  Otherwise, I am very happy with Lion.


    So, I will not be repeating my "Quicken Deluxe 2002 does not operate" experience from Lion in Mavericks any time too soon!


    That does not mean that I will not continue to help others who will use Quicken after they upgrade to Mavericks.  It is  just I will continue to do so from a distance!

  • FoxFifth Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)

    sberman wrote:




    I think iBank may be more committed to the Mac than Intuit.  iBank does offer free trials, and as I say I've been considering that for a long time.  But I suspect it's a hassle to set up the new accounts with my financial institutions, and that's why I've been slow to do the download and trial.




    I moved from Quicken on Windows to iBank earlier this year. The conversion of my existing data and the setting up of accounts with financial institutions was easier than I expected. On the other hand, the learning curve was longer than expected. After using Quicken for years it has taken quite awhile getting comfortable with iBank.


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