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Quicken Essentials for Mac

By Intuit Inc.

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Quicken Essentials for Mac, a basic starter edition, helps you manage all of your personal finance in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions, stay on top of bills and helps you set goals so you can save more.

**For Quicken Essentials for Mac users: Please note, this is not a new release of Quicken Essentials for Mac. **

By downloading this product, you acknowledge you’ve read and agree to Quicken End User License Agreement and Intuit’s discontinuation policy accessible on this page.

See all your bank, credit card, investment and retirement accounts in one place, so you know exactly
where you stand. Quicken Essentials for Mac automatically downloads your income and expenses from your bank and credit card accounts, so you don't have to enter transactions manually and avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites.

Quicken Essentials for Mac automatically categorizes expenses like groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don't have to edit them manually. You can easily see where you’re spending and where you can save.

We make it easy to get on a budget you can live with. Quicken Essentials for Mac automatically sets up budget goals based on what you've spent in the past. You can customize your plan, and we'll track your progress.

Quicken Essentials for Mac automatically creates bill reminders for you based on your previous bills; you can customize or add reminders as needed. Then, Quicken Essentials for Mac alerts you when bills are coming up, so you can pay them on time and avoid late fees.

Step-by-step guidance helps you get up-and-running on Quicken Essentials for Mac fast. Just answer a few simple questions; we'll show you how Quicken works, and what to do next. You'll see your financial picture come quickly into focus.

It's easy to review your transactions, so you can quickly spot anything that looks inaccurate or out of place. If a transaction requires follow-up, you can flag it with a reminder.

With the Quicken Live Community, you can get help and advice from other Quicken users without ever leaving Quicken. If you have a question about something specific you're trying to do, just look to Live Community on the bottom right of the Quicken Essentials for Mac screen for the answer.

Answers are just a call or click away; take advantage of Quicken customer service to help you get set up.

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What's New in Version 1.7.4

- Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

Total Waste of Money

Don't botter your time and money with this app.
1. No multi currency transfers or consolidation.
2. No import data from files ( any kind)
3. Short in reports

Does exactly what I need it to

I was very hesitant to purchase this app, due to the intense negativity associated with it. Having been a Windows Quicken user for many years, I really wasn't sure if I could live without it. So, I decdied to just see if it would do all that I needed it to do, after all there is a 30 day money back guarantee, right? I haven't been disappointed. I use Quicken strickly for personal finances. When I have business finances to care for, I use Quickbooks. So, for my personal finances, I'm able to enter transactions into my registers, download from my banks' websites (all but 3 are automatic), reconcile (which is really the only qualm I have with the software), set up and look at budgets, and run reports. Now, I found some of those things are done quite differently in the Mac version than the Windows, but once you find the way in to what you need, it's a snap to actually do it, and repeat it. Now, with the reconciling, you actually have to input the current balance from your account. So, I find that to be an annoying extra step. After downloading all the transactions, I have to go back and pull up all my current balances and input that into the reconcilation window. But, nevertheless, it still works and I still use it. So, I may not be a power user, but for basic budgeting and taking care of personal finances, it does exactly what I need it to do.

Performs Beautifully and Exactly as Advertised

I cannot believe all the negative reviews on this Quicken Essentials. It would be one thing if the software was buggy or that it was advertised as having more features than it delivers but this is not the case! Quicken Essentials for Mac performs nearly flawlessly and exactly as advertised! All these negative reviews like to point out all the things Quicken Essentials cannot do or features it does not have and it is just completely unfair. Quicken Essentials is very clear on what it is designed to do and also what it cannot do. Its like stating I hate my Ford Focus because it cannot get up to 150 MPH or that it cannot take a 90 degree turn at 45 MPH. Its just ridiculous. I happen to love this bit of software. I also transitioned from Windows Quicken and yes, it is not as fully featured as that version but it still does what it advertises and it does that extremely well. I haven’t found one single bug with this software. All I can say is “Well Done” to the developers and am looking forward to purchasing the next upgraded version. Well worth the money.

Quicken Essentials for Mac
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Finance
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2013
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Size: 21.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Intuit Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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