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William Hamilton Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

Does anyone know if Snow Leopard is the last OS with Rosetta support of PPC applications?  Because Intuit has abandoned upgrading Quicken for Mac beyond PPC, it appears that Quicken for Mac is gone with Lion.  Will likely cause me to postpone upgrading OS as I have used Quicken for over 20 years and cannot see anyway to replace it.  Would sure be nice if Apple brought Rosetta forward.


MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,735 points)

    Yes. Lion will drop Rosetta.

     

    There is Quicken Essentials which is not dependent on Rosetta.

     

    Allan

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,345 points)

    Allan, where is the official word on this in the Apple website?  I've seen none.

  • William Hamilton Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    From all I've read Quicken Essentials is a stripped down version running online.  And doesn't have the investment tracking feature that I require.  With the recent ascendency of Apple platforms, it still perplexes me that Intuit has turned their back on Apple.  Quicken for Mac is the standard for personal finance and it is about to be gone.  Like I said, I will likely postpone an OS upgrade.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,735 points)

    You are correct that it has not been officially state by Apple that Rosetta will go away with Lion. I have seen it on enough other sites though where I am in the process of getting rid of everything on my Mac that uses it just in case. So far most of the stuff I have found on my Macs is stuff I haven't used in years so I am simply deleting it.

     

    Allan

  • pcbjr Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    I use Quicken 2007 in my small business to manage 3 cheking accounts (paroll, vendors on one; client trust and escrow on another; and "capital" ($ to and from me personally) on a 3rd. I run out an income statement monthly, and a year end, along with other monthly standard business reports, which lets my CPA speed up and simplify tax prepapartion.

     

    If a PPC app (Quicken 2007) won't run on Lion, does anyone have a suggestion for a good, solid checkbook/accounting app that is Intel based and will carry three accounts, and will provide at least the basic bookekeeping and reporting services (like an income statement, a payroll report, a monthly expense report)? I've seriously looked around and the hype on web sites never gets to the specifics of what an app will really do.

     

    Any input or "referrals"?

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,345 points)

    Any spreadsheet will do the job.  It amazes me after all these years, I have turned back to a spreadsheet because Quicken never quite did what I wanted.  It was the killer app of the 80s, and still is second to none in the ease and customization.  Both http://docs.google.com/ and http://www.neooffice.org/ provide solid free alternatives to a full Microsoft Excel.  Once you design a spreadsheet it can do all you want.  You don't have to setup dummy accounts, which I had to do with Quicken time and again to setup initial conditions.  The up front design cost is a little more in terms of time, but once done, it is consistant, and will work the way you want.

  • dclewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    An excellent alternative to Quicken 2007 is iBank.

     

    It's full-featured and Mac-centric. Check it out at http://iggsoftware.com/ibank/ It's available in the Mac App Store or from the vendor. It also has a companion iPhone App.

     

    I've completely dropped Quicken 2007, and am finishing the migration of over 20 years of data to iBank.

  • pcbjr Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    Will iBank give you a good detailed Income Statement that is sufficient for a CPA to prepare taxes (as does Quicken)? I looked at the link and the turorial/video - lots of nice graphs - but will it do something close to this:

     

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    Thanks!

  • William Hamilton Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    I've only used iBank for a day, but it does appear to provide an income statement in the same level of detail as your example.  It does throw in some graphs as well.  What apparently can't do is export that report as a text file for input into Excel, something I do all the time in Quicken.  Need to research that.  It does allow for an export to a file type readable by TurboTax, however.

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,435 points)

    William Hamilton wrote:

     

    From all I've read Quicken Essentials is a stripped down version running online.  And doesn't have the investment tracking feature that I require.  With the recent ascendency of Apple platforms, it still perplexes me that Intuit has turned their back on Apple.  Quicken for Mac is the standard for personal finance and it is about to be gone.  Like I said, I will likely postpone an OS upgrade.

     

    One alternative would be to install Windows via Bootcamp and run the Windows version of Quicken from there. Or use a virtual machine like Parallels. I actually bought Quicken Essentials to see if it would work as a replacement for Quicken 2007. Essentials is a disaster, useless to me.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,705 points)
    From all I've read Quicken Essentials is a stripped down version running online.

     

    I would also be concerned about all that financial data traveling the Web.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,345 points)

    What about Quickbooks?  It is supposed to do accounting, which an accountant would be very knowledgeable about.

  • skwee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is really disappointing, and will kill programs I need to work.  I wonder what would happen if we offered to pay for it?  It would be worth it to me to double the price of the Lion upgrade just to keep Rosetta working, seriously.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,345 points)

    Then tell Apple

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Apple Support Communities is just end users discussing matters.

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