It has been seven years since Intuit has released a new version of Quicken for Mac. Like Windows XP, the finance management suite has remained a shining beacon of how ancient software can look after a few years.
Now it’s 2014, and Quicken is back with a big 2015 release and companion mobile app. There are some new features, and certain features from Quicken 2007 are missing in the launch version. The design has been completely revamped, and cloud sync keeps your finances up to date on the Mac and Money Management iPhone app.
Like Mint, Quicken can pull in your financial transactions from 14,500 banks, loan and investment accounts, and credit cards. The goal is put all of your money at your fingerprints with detailed tracking for everything from monthly statements to stock portfolios. Where Quicken differs from Mint is the level of customization and detail it gives you in managing your finances.
You can make Schedule D tax reports for your accountant, make different budgets, track stocks and other investments as their values change, and see a forecast for upcoming income and expenses. The new iOS app is for seeing account balances, transactions, budgets, and receipt storing with the iPhone’s camera.
Whether you’re still on Quicken 2007 or (God forbid) Quicken Essentials, you’re going to want to get Quicken 2015. It costs $75 in the Mac App Store. In a press briefing, Quicken said that it will be releasing major updates throughout the year. If there are features missing you want to see return, Quicken has a list of features you can vote on to be added back.