Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to texastom1)
Has anyone found a Mac answer to Quicken ..
It's not clear: Do you not think that Quicken works on Macs or is it just that you don't want to use it?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to Michael Morgan1)
I know it works. We have tried it. It justs does not work well and I believe Quicken has stopped supporting it.
I was hoping there would be something that has the Mac feel and ease of use. I am not crazy about using parallels or other OS's to accomodate the Windows version of Quicken. It seems there would be a product for Macs that acts like a Mac and is solid..
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to texastom1)
iBank might be a suitable alternative and it has IOS versions if you want to use them. I tried this program, but after using Quicken for so many years, I found it's user interface difficult to deal with. You can import your Quicken data into it, but my import was less than successful and I had to manually add things.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to texastom1)
I gave up and use Parallels to run Windows 7 to run Quicken 2013.
From what I've read the stripped down Qucken Essentials for Mac wouldn't work for me. There have been rumors for about a year that Intuit would bring out a full Quicken for Mac; but so far Intuit's answer is just to run a virtual machine like Parallels.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to Michael Morgan1)
I have parallels installed and need to download Windows 7 for it to work on my MacBook Air. Which Window 7 do I download and how?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Sharon Fellin)
Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to texastom1)
Take a look at MoneyDance and iFinance. Both are available on the App Store. and both have OS X and iOS (iPhone/iPad) versions with data synching between the two platforms.
I have used MoneyDance for over ten years now and it has been functional, reliable, less error prone than Quicken, well supported, and the developers are very responsive to the users. It supports multiple currencies including rates exchange, has extensive online banking, credit card, and investment features and can be customized to print on almost any check blanks.
iFinance has a good, highly customizable interface but is more Euro-centric than MoneyDance (it only supports HBCI online banking which is not that common in North America) and does not have a check printing function.
Neither MoneyDance nor iFinance has as glitzy a UI as iBank, but from a banking and finance viewpoint anyone of the three is a credible replacement for Quicken.