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Quicken 2003 Basic

by Intuit See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000069IF9
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 25, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,006 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Start organizing your finances with Quicken 2003 Basic. Quicken works just like your checkbook, so it's easy to get started. Balance your checkbook and pay bills easily. Bank online conveniently. Track where your money goes with reports and graphs.

Quicken Guided Setup asks you your goals, suggests what to set up and track, and offers practical next steps to help you get there. Track your checking, savings, and credit card transactions in one place. Reconcile your bank statements in minutes. Pay bills right from your computer. Write and print checks or pay bills online.

Use Quicken 2003 to sort your expenses by date, amount, payee, or category. Choose from dozens of reports and graphs that show where your money goes. Get answers to such questions as "How much did I spend on dining?" and "How does that compare to last month?" You can also create a personalized budget to help meet your goals and monitor your cash flow to cover your spending.

Quicken 2003 Basic makes it easier than ever to download your data from online sources. Access your account balances, transfer funds, and pay bills. Quicken works with more than 1,900 banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions.


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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read the other reviews and almost didn't buy it January 16, 2003
By A Customer
I recently had a worm on my computer and was forced to reformat my hard drive. After reformatting I realized that I could not find my old copy of Quicken 99 to reinstall. I'd used that program for the past few years for basic checkbook functions as well as credit card transactions. I use Quickbooks for all my higher end business accounting. Before automatically going to buy the program I checked some of the reviews here and I was really scared to try this product. But since I already had my old quicken 99 data backed up I thought I'd have to take a chance and try it. I have to say that I'm really glad that I did. One of the other reviews I read talked about not being able to enter hand written checks or not being able to enter a missed transaction in the middle of reconciling. Both of these are just not true. I've done both of these things the same way I did them in Quicken 99. If you need to enter a transaction in the middle of the reconcile process you just minimize the reconcile window and enter the transaction in the account, then restore the reconcile window. If you need to make a change to a transaction that's in the reconcile window, just double click on it. To me it's quite "Intuitive". As far as the review claiming you cannot enter handwritten checks, this is done the exact same as it was before. Just open the account register enter a date, enter a number, payee... etc.
Don't get me wrong, I've had my beefs with Intuit products through my business. They do use their products to market other services. Even though this is a pain for the consumer, it is smart business practice. Their customer support "is bad." I've used it for the Quickbooks product I have and it's not pleasant.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy Quicken 2002 Instead December 21, 2002
By A Customer
I have used Quicken from the beginning and updated annually, but I'm tossing 2003 Basic and going back to 2002. Quicken 2003 has adopted a Microsoft-style "do it our way" format that makes their product harder to use.
This user unfriendly version takes away user control of the desktop, and much of the intuitive navigation that made earlier versions winners.
2002 was a vintage year for Quicken, but the 2003 version should be avoided.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not the breeze it used to be November 17, 2002
By A Customer
I have always loved Quicken programs, but no more. Having installed 2003 Basic on my new computer a few weeks ago and hating it ever since, I am literally throwing it away and going for something new. When I said I wanted Basic, that is what I meant. Instead, the register page is so cluttered with extras, I can barely see the register and there is no way to hide the extras. The program prompts me to connect to the internet constantly and there is no way to get it to stop. It uploads, downloads, reconfigures, gives me messages that says my account balances don't match those on Quicken.com. huh? How did they get my account balances? Intuit has no real support. For example the support department is closed on weekends. I don't know about you, but that is when I balance my finances.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Like many (most?) Intuit products, Quicken is written in the "be reasonable - do it our way" philosophy. The learning curve is steeper than it should be for such a simple product. And if your bank (like mine, Bank of America-WA) isn't listed but provides Quicken .QIF files for download, you can't download them via Web Connect (which Quicken designed for exactly this purpose). Or how about if you want to track PayPal transactions? You have to set PayPal up as a "Cash" account, with no provision for .QIF file downloads (which PayPal supports) via Web Connect. Dumb.
Now, in both of these cases you can download the files separately and import them into Quicken (which is what I did), but the whole idea of Quicken is to automate that process.
Bank reconciliation is not well-designed for the case where you forgot to enter a transaction. The program appears to force you to cancel the reconciliation process, enter the transaction, and start over. There's a way around this (to add a transaction without exiting the reconciliation process), but it's non-intuitive (no pun intended).
Quicken is designed around the idea that you will PRINT your checks on your computer. If you hand-write a check, there's no way to directly create a check-register entry with a check number; you have to create a check TO BE PRINTED, and then, instead of printing the check, you go back and EDIT the check register entry to include the check number. Not very user friendly if you don't want to "do it Intuit's way" (print checks on your computer).
I bought Quicken because it's essentially free with the rebate that comes with TurboTax. Although Quicken is useful to me and I will continue using it, I wouldn't pay much for it.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrated in Seattle January 4, 2003
By A Customer
I read the comments from the 2003 users where people suggested buying the 2002 version-I did buy Quicken 2002-and it[s bad] too! I can't imagine how bad the 2003 version must be that people thought this was better. From what I can tell, Quicken Basic is just a tool the company uses to sell you more expensive software that might be useful and [pull] you into using their financial services. IT IS A MARKETING TOOL FOR QUICKEN-NOT SOFTWARE YOU SHOULD PAY FOR! Anything you try to do, Basic will tell you can't do, unless you upgrade to Deluxe. In addition, my overall impression is that Quicken despises their customers. I cannot imagine using a company with such low morals to handle my portfolio. This software won't do anything your bank's Internet site can't do, other than put all your information in one place. You will be disappointed if you actually pay for this software.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I gave up trying to use this in 2013
I put up with its quirks for ~10 years but I finally gave up. If you do install it, it will never stop asking you to register it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Martin Stevenson
3.0 out of 5 stars basic book keeping
I can not review / do not really use it / started / then forgot to use. Sorry can not reall review this product
Published 20 months ago by My Opinion only, You decide
4.0 out of 5 stars QUICKEN 2003
QUICKEN 2003 WORKS FOR ME! I NEEDED TO CONVERT FROM QUICKEN4 (OVER 15 YEARS OLD)AND THE NEWER VERSIONS WON'T CONVERT THE DATA FOR ME. Read more
Published on December 10, 2009 by Joseph Buckler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Financial Program
Great program. I have been using this for 2 years and I am extrememly satisfied with it. Downloading transactions is ridiculously easy and saves me tons of time. Read more
Published on July 10, 2005 by OIT
4.0 out of 5 stars Problems With Quicken 2003 Are Now Overcome
In the spring of 2003, I upgraded from Quicken 2000 to Quicken 2003. I have used various versions of Quicken since the DOS days. Read more
Published on February 17, 2004 by Wayne R. Sober
1.0 out of 5 stars this software sucks.
This software does a terrible job to match the short sale and cover short transactions in my brokerage account. Read more
Published on February 8, 2004 by "mindylan"
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok So Far
I am all too familiar with software disasters. I have developed a philosophy of staying away from new releases because of this. Read more
Published on January 28, 2004 by Steve M
2.0 out of 5 stars Risks Using Quicken
Before you give Quicken such a favorable review, you might want to check the 4 month problem they have had with Credit Card downloads. Read more
Published on October 2, 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars Not User Friendly
I guess I am just too dumb, but I did not find Quicken easy to use. The help menu is useless. The screens are hard to understand and the menu names do not make sense. Read more
Published on August 22, 2003 by Pat
2.0 out of 5 stars One upgrade that I regret.
I've used Quicken since it's first windows based version (and even a dos version before that). I upgraded from Quicken Basic 1999 to the 2003 version because of the hefty rebate... Read more
Published on August 16, 2003 by Guthrie A. Dodd
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