Customer Review

77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great financial software, highly recommended for anybody without similar software, December 2, 2012
This review is from: Quicken Starter Edition 2013 [OLD VERSION] (Software)
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I'll start by saying that I've never used Quicken before. Most the negative reviews of this product are from people who have used previous versions of Quicken, and has issues with the upgrade from the old version. I've never used Quicken, so I can't comment on those types of issues, but I can comment on this version in itself. The software is great. The thing that shocked me the most was the ability of the software to connect to all of my banks, credit card companies, etc, and pull information into one screen. I do business with some fairly small banks, so I'm not sure how they manage to pull this off, but its super nice. While I prefer to charge everything rather than pay cash, sometimes it does make it easy to lose track of how much money you are spending on eating out, or a particular category. Quicken shows you graphs of the categories you are spending your money, which can be a real wake-up call.

This software probably isn't for everybody. If you're pretty good at budgeting your money, then you will probably have a hard time justifying spending $40 on this product. For other people, it will end up saving them way more than $40. While I am probably in the first category, the review is on the software itself, and Intuit has done a great job with the software. The user interface is well designed, and easy to use, and all of the included features are very helpful. Whether or not the product is worth the price is a decision you'll have to make yourself, but rest assured that the software works great if you do decide to buy it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 2 customers

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 8:23:41 PM PST
John Schultz says:
Great review. I'm torn between YNAB and Quicken. YNAB does not have auto data download from the banks and thats the main reason I'm leaning towards Quicken. I am most interested in the downloads of data from the bank. I was wondering how the data comes into the program. Would I be able to categorize the data into different fields like Auto, Dining, Amazon shopping, Macy's shopping ect.

Thanks again!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 1:44:24 PM PST
Glad you found the review helpful! I don't really have anything to say about YNAB, but the ability to pull stuff from banks is really fantastic. It has does show you nice graphs about the categories you're spending money in. By default, the categories are things like Auto, Dining, Shopping, Internet Shopping, Vacation, etc... You can customize these a bit, but I don't know that you can create categories for specific stores though (maybe you can, but I haven't been able to figure that out). Quicken relies on the categories provided by the bank (if you look on your credit card website, they often assign a category to a transaction), and then it breaks it down even a little further. I think this is mostly what you're looking for. Any other questions feel free to let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!!

Thanks again for the positive comment on the review! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2013 7:42:25 PM PST
D. Nuskey says:
Yes.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details