Quicken for Mac

Some problems in 10.8

Some problems in 10.7

Quicken for Mac

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Personal finance tracking software. Intuit still recommends and sells this version for people who want to do investment tracking, as the newer Quicken Essentials does not have this feature.

Version 2007: 16.1.2
Developer Intuit
Website http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-financial-software.jsp
Status Some problems

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As of March 15th, Quicken is selling a Lion compatible version of 2007 for $14.95

Importing from Quicken 2004 or earlier poses some problems, as are mentioned on this user tip: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2951

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[ Justen]JustenAnonymous 10 Jul 2012 04:46

These comments are so old, I think it might be helpful to know how Quicken for Mac 2007 runs on Lion for anyone looking into it.

I converted after being forced to upgrade to Lion by Apple's MobileMe to iCloud conversion. I upgraded to the Quicken for Mac Lion compatible version and it has work pretty much perfectly.

I hope that it will work well under Mountain Lion as well. I looked at many of the Quicken alternatives, including iBank, SEE Finances, Moneydance, Quicken Essentials and even Quicken 2011 for Windows. I really didn't like any of them. For all the bashing people do about Intuit, I think this version was great and really works for my purposes.

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[ Cameron]CameronAnonymous 16 Jul 2012 12:39

I concur with Justen on the Lion-compatible version of Quicken 2007. It works fine and I am happy to be back at using Quicken.

I researched last summer and settled on iBank and made the painful transition of 20 years worth of Quicken data (since 1994). While iBank served my needs I found it quirky and not very intuitive, I did not like the register or reconciliation process, and I found the reporting extremely weak.

I made iBank work but when Quicken for Lion was released I immediately went back to Quicken and basically re-entered 6 months worth of data from my time with iBank. iBank would not export Quicken-friendly data - so I manually did it to get back up to speed in Q2007.

Glad I did since I don't feel I am fighting my finance program anymore and I have easy access to budget tracking and other data. Although it was late in coming I can simply appreciate that Intuit did release Quicken 2007 for Lion. Hoping its compatible with Mountain Lion right out of the box.

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[ Bill]BillAnonymous 25 Jul 2012 02:20

I'm with Cameron. I started using Quicken when it was still called "On Balance"! I've asked Intuit countless times about the Mountain Lion issue. Most recently (a couple of weeks ago) I was directed to this web page, which indicates they "expect full functionality". My fingers are crossed.


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[ iBookinLA]iBookinLAAnonymous 03 Aug 2012 20:44

You have the wrong link to Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion compatible. Your link leads to Quicken Essentials. Here's the correct link:


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[ MitchB]MitchBAnonymous 08 Oct 2012 23:57

Quicken for Mac 16.1.2 Build 21.817.400 can crash when printing checks for the first time. Open preferences then print checks. Click restore defaults and save. Set up for printing your checks and try - should work now.

Using OS X 10.8.2

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Bud Chaney]Bud ChaneyAnonymous 14 Jul 2011 03:53

What are the alternatives for Quicken 2007 users?

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[ NormD]NormDAnonymous 16 Jul 2011 22:25

MoneyDance or iBooks. I converted my Quicken 2006 data to MoneyDance and love it.

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[ Todd T]Todd TAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 00:01

There are a number of other alternatives. I have heard good things about MoneyDance and bad things about iBank. I also heard (more) good things about SEE Finance. I tried it (free trial — no time limit) and ended up paying for it within a couple of weeks.

SEAMLESS transfer of 18 years' worth of Quicken Data (previously running Quicken Mac 2007). Slight learning curve to pick up the different way you interact with SEE Finance. But I highly recommend it.

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[ Bud C]Bud CAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 11:06

Thanks for you help. Switching to SEE Finance.

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[ Mike S]Mike SAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 02:18

I like Quicken Essentials for Mac.

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[ Doug]DougAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 19:46

I hate Intuit, especially after their abandonment of the Mac save for their simple new program that balances checkbooks and little more. That said, I feel stuck with them because of my investment tracking processes. I converted to Quicken Premiere 2011 for Windows and am running under Parallels 6. The conversion would have been smooth except for the fact that the procedure for converting dates is incorrect. Expect to make a (reasonably efficient) support chat if you do this.

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[ Jeff]JeffAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 21:37

Convert your data file BEFORE you install Lion (gee, thanks Quicken…). First buy essentials, use the converter utility (you don't need to install Essentials to use the utility) and stage it on a USB drive/key. Then install Essentials and import your converted data file once you have upgraded to Lion.

If you've already installed Lion, borrow a pre-Lion Mac and use the converter utility and Rosetta to convert the data file and then move it your Lion machine and import. This is what I did. Worked great.

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[ Michael]MichaelAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 05:49

I'm a Quicken for Mac 2007 user, and have finally had enough with the lack of Intuit support (read: abandonment) for the Mac platform. I've been a Quicken user since 1996, and upgraded faithfully over the years (on Windows), suffered through the painful conversion of my Quicken data (and lost LOTS of it, due to the lack of a migration tool and really poor documentation on the Intuit site) during my migration to the Mac platform in 2008.
No upgrades since then, and a major slap in the face with the release of "Essentials" without online bill paying and investment transaction tracking.

Like Doug above, I run Win 7 on a Parallels VM, and love the functionality of Quicken for Windows, but have NO interest in adding a home-mission-critical Windows app to my system.

I'm ready to jump ship & change … I've looked through a few of the alternatives however, and don't seem to be able to locate one that comes with an integrated online bill paying service. Anybody else know of one?

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[ Mike-n-Colorado]Mike-n-ColoradoAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 16:02

I bought Essentials to prepare for this new OS. I really hate it. Feels like a spreadsheet instead of a program.
I use Quicken 2007 as a check register, manually inputing all transactions as they occur, that way I know exactly what I have available (in checking, savings, M. Markets, Credit Cards, Savings, CDs etc.). I don't download transactions after they've hit the banks and possibly put me into overdraft. The downloading of transactions only made sense to me with credit cards, not checking accounts. and it makes me uncomfortable waiting, so I enter everything as I do it (my personal style only - but shows how I view and use Quicken.)
I preferred 2007's register, felt like a real check register, with drop down boxes for categories and such. You could edit your categories much easier, split transactions are easier to enter, etc. The reconcile in 2007 is much more robust. Even transferring funds between accounts seems much smoother with 2007 than Essentials.

Does anyone know of a program that mimics Quicken 2007 in style and workflow?
I really don't like the barebones layout of Essentials and programs similar. I've tried a few other companies programs on their free trials, but they just weren't as user friendly in the data entry portion, most assume everyone just downloads transactions after the fact. And the online program Mint, was totally useless to me.

Thanks for any help… I guess for now, Lion can wait.

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[ PC]PCAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 21:09

I'm in the process of trying out Moneydance and SEE Finance and liking Moneydance the most so far. Moneydance also has a mobile app for iPhone and iPad.

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[ Josh]JoshAnonymous 23 Nov 2011 18:30

I called Quicken and after fighting with them for about 20 minutes, they gave me a free downloadable update from Quicken for Mac (2004) to Quicken Essentials 2007.

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[ Gil in Los Angeles]Gil in Los AngelesAnonymous 17 Dec 2011 19:10

I checked out MoneyDance — excellent support.

MoneyDance DOES support auto bill pay PROVIDED THAT your Financial Institution supports direct OFX connections, which Moneydance (and other financial software) requires in order to talk directly to a bank.

Mine doesn't. I wrote them and they said they have no plans to change.

My plan is to stay on 10.6 until I'm inconvenienced enough to change my checking account to one of those on the list at http://moneydance.com/fi. Or my institution changes to OFX.

Other than this, MoneyDance looks like a good replacement for Quicken.


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[ PA]PAAnonymous 27 Dec 2011 03:38

Will Intuit be releasing a Lion compatible version at some point in the near future?

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[ Jeff in The OC]Jeff in The OCAnonymous 05 Jan 2012 22:54

Found this news item (12/22/2011) that Intuit plans a Lion-compatible Quicken for Mac 2007.

"As you may know, Quicken for Mac 2007 does not currently work on Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). I understand the frustration this may have caused you and have put a team in place to address this issue. I am happy to announce that we will have a solution that makes Quicken 2007 for Mac “Lion-compatible” by early spring. There are still details to be worked out, so I ask your continued patience as we work through these. In the meantime, you can find more information on our Mac FAQ page.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Quicken.


Aaron Forth
General Manager, Intuit Personal Finance Group

News source: ZDNet

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