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Joel S. Silver Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hi all,

I really really want to get an iPhone, but I'm shocked that there is no application that syncs with Quicken! The iPhone is years old now, and it seems to me that this would be a highly desirable app. In fact, next to the phone and the calendar, Pocket Quicken is the App I use the most on my Treo.

Anyway, my questions are these...

1) does anyone know of any iPhone Finance application that will SYNCHRONIZE with my copy of Quicken? I am not interested in Quicken Online, and, being a Canadian with Canadian bank accounts, I'm not sure that I could use it anyway.

2) does anyone know if there are plans for Landware or Intuit or Apple to release such an app? I've tried emailing them, but the answers I get are vague.

3) are there any savvy programmers there who know how to author apps for iPhone? If so, how much would it cost to create a custom app.

So frustrated with this. I want an iPhone, but I can't justify the cost until I can do this one simple thing!

Cheers,
Joel

2X2.8 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    As of right now, I am not aware of any application that syncs with Quicken. Apple does not allow applications to sync with host programs via the sync cable, forcing them to use an OTA or WiFi sync method. It is most likely for this reason that Intuit has not released such an application.

    Apple would not release such an application - Intuit would be the author. As to when they might do this, only they would know.

    Creating a custom app for this purpose would be very difficult and, probably, quite expensive as it would require someone familiar with the financing software to write both software for the iPhone and an add in for Quicken.
  • 2. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Randy Fast Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
    It's really not up to Apple do provide such an app, that would be the makers of Quicken. You can search the app store but there are none that I know of in there right now.
  • 3. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Intuit has done a terrible job of developing any Quicken products for MAC. Just terrible!
  • 4. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    This would be up to Intuit and I wouldn't hold my breath considering their history of compatibility with Mac in general.

    You can use an app like Mint.com to see your finances on the phone.
  • 5. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Joel S. Silver Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Bah.

    Oh well, I guess I won't be getting an iPhone soon.

    It seems like such a silly thing to not do, I know a dozen folks who are holding off getting an iPhone until there is an app that syncs with Quicken. Since I personally know a dozen, there must be millions world wide!
  • 6. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
    Joel S. Silver wrote:
    Hi all,

    I really really want to get an iPhone, but I'm shocked that there is no application that syncs with Quicken! The iPhone is years old now, and it seems to me that this would be a highly desirable app. In fact, next to the phone and the calendar, Pocket Quicken is the App I use the most on my Treo.

    Anyway, my questions are these...

    1) does anyone know of any iPhone Finance application that will SYNCHRONIZE with my copy of Quicken? I am not interested in Quicken Online, and, being a Canadian with Canadian bank accounts, I'm not sure that I could use it anyway.


    PocketMoney from Catamount. It's on the App Store. Version 2.0 is awaiting Apple's approval.

    2) does anyone know if there are plans for Landware or Intuit or Apple to release such an app? I've tried emailing them, but the answers I get are vague.


    Landware has repeatedly said that they have no plans currently to port PQ to the iPhone. As for Apple, I doubt it will as financial software is something they leave to third-party vendors.


    3) are there any savvy programmers there who know how to author apps for iPhone? If so, how much would it cost to create a custom app.

    So frustrated with this. I want an iPhone, but I can't justify the cost until I can do this one simple thing!
  • 7. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Streamhawk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi guys,

    Take a look at PocketMoney that does sync in a manual way with Quicken using "SyncDocs" a free desktop app. It imports/exports the QIF file so that both Quicken and PM are up to date. They just launched a version with budgets, so the app is pretty complete now. It's the best replacement you'll find for PocketQuicken on the Apps Store. I used PQ for more than 4 years on PalmOS, but Landware seems not to like the iPhoneOS, in any case these people (Catamount) have step up the plate, and made a pretty good replacement.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=283494170&mt=8

    It has all the features that PQ had in version 2.5, except for a more flexible reconcile feature, but their forum the petition has been made, feel free to pitch in

    http://catamount.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=506

    Here's their website so you may check out more details about PocketMoney

    http://www.pocketmoney.com

    I've been using it for a couple of months now... so far so good
  • 8. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    RogerZanders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been a pocket quicken user for several years, and a quicken user for over 20 yrs. I've been a palm user for 20+ years (Treo 700P most recently), and just switched to iPhone. As many others I've read about on this type of forum, I delayed my transition because there was no good personal finance solution that would sync with desktop quicken.

    After reading about PocketMoney I decided to take a chance and get the iphone (which I LOVE). The problem is that when I tried to import the .qif file into pocket money, it SEEMED to work fine, but all the account balances were different than desktop quicken. What I want is to have my current account balances on PocketMoney, be able to enter new transactions in two iPhones (mine and my wife's), then import those transactions into desktop quicken. Then it would be ideal if I could export that data back into both iphones so they would once again be in sync with desktop quicken.

    Is this working for you? If so, what workflow/process are you using?

    Thanks,
    -Roger
  • 9. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Coolemt93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    where can you find sync docs.. Thanks
  • 10. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    RogerZanders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    http://syncdocs.sourceforge.net/faq.php
    (it's a desktop app, not an iPhone app)
  • 11. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    Coolemt93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    found it thanks
  • 12. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    RogerZanders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Forgot to mention, I'm using quicken 2007
  • 13. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    ehw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Roger ---
    Like everyone else I'm a long time Palm user (Treo Pro). Installed PocketMoney a few days ago. I had a little problem with sync to Quicken (2009), but with help from its author got that squared away. The sync appears to be without error.

    From the manual, all of the fast and helpful replies from its author, and web support, PM looks to be the answer for continuous use of Quicken and my iPhone.

    I wonder if the problem you had with showing current balances. PM gives you the option of four different balances. Don't recall off hand what they are. I had to cycle through to find the ones that are reflected in Quicken.

    Hope this helps

    ehw
  • 14. Re: Pocket Quicken for iPhone
    L Shopper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is really helpful- thx! Have used one palm or another w/PocketQuicken for many years, now upgrading to iPhone. Will check out PocketMoney, since Quicken iPhone app doesn't do what I need.
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