12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 2:18 PM by Csound1
momofjkg Level 1 Level 1

Is there any way I can continue using Snow Leopard and access iCloud.  I don't wish to advance to Lion because my use of Quicken would be lost.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iMac Intel core duo 10.6.8
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    No. Quicken has an upgrade for compatibility with Lion and Mountain Lion.

  • momofjkg Level 1 Level 1

    Does their upgrade include investment tracking?  None of the other finance programs seems to handle that anywhere nearly as well as Quicken 2007 and unfortunately, Intuit really doesn't care a bit for the long term users of their product.

     

    I have both an iMac and a MacBook.  If I upgrade only one of the computers to Lion, would the compatible program be accessible via my network on the other computer?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Contact Intuit. I just know that upgrades are available.

  • momofjkg Level 1 Level 1

    Oh, I did that.  I paid for and downloaded the upgrade which was supposed to work also on 2007.  The day after I paid and downloaded, but could not view all of my accounts, I phoned Intuit and was told that the only way any question would be answered was if I subscribed to their extended warranty and there was no refund of the money I had paid just the day before for a program that didn't work.

     

    I wonder why Apple hasn't taken pity on all of us Mac users and developed a finance program with investment tracking comparable to Quicken 2007 that works the same way on the OS upgrades.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    Quicken 2007 for Lion/Mt. Lion should work fine with your old Quicken PPC 2007 data file.

     

    What types of accounts are missing?

     

    What version of Quicken is it? 16.1.4?

  • momofjkg Level 1 Level 1

    I was not able to access any account information prior to this year. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    momofjkg wrote:

     

    Is there any way I can continue using Snow Leopard and access iCloud.  I don't wish to advance to Lion because my use of Quicken would be lost.

    Yes, but not entirely and not for free.

     

    You can use iCloud Mail with Snow Leopard, you will have to enter it manually but it will work.

     

    If you purchase Soho Organizer 9 you can also use Contacts and Calendars.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    momofjkg wrote:

     

    Does their upgrade include investment tracking?  None of the other finance programs seems to handle that anywhere nearly as well as Quicken 2007 and unfortunately, Intuit really doesn't care a bit for the long term users of their product.

     

    I have both an iMac and a MacBook.  If I upgrade only one of the computers to Lion, would the compatible program be accessible via my network on the other computer?

    The upgrade is the same as the version you are using now, 2007. It is licensed for one machine only so if you want it on both you will need to buy 2 copies, the 2 copies will not synchronize with each other.

     

    Quicken 2007 for Lion and Mountain Lion.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    momofjkg wrote:

     

    I was not able to access any account information prior to this year. 

    Can you supply more information about the account information prior to this year that you could not access.

     

    What version(s) of Quicken created these files?

     

    Quicken 2007 for Mac can only access Quicken 2005, 2006 or 2007 data files.  Data files from 2004 and older must be FIRST converted by Quicken 2006 or 2007 PPC and then will open in Quicken 2007 for Lion/Mt. Lion.

     

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    It is licensed for one machine only so if you want it on both you will need to buy 2 copies, the 2 copies will not synchronize with each other.

     

    That is not always true; a reading of the EULA might support the installation of the same copy of Quicken 2007 for Lion/Mt. Lion on both computers, so long as he only uses it on one computer at a time for the same data file.

     

    In that situation, using the same data file over a network, whould eliminate your concern about "synchronization" issues.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    I don't know about EULA standing but the network sync should work fine as long as there is no simultaneous access.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    There is no syncing necessary with individual (non-simultaneous) access.  It is only ONE data file; nothing to sync...

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    Yes I know.