- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
- ASIN: B00ESFESTW
- Item model number: 421223
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 29, 2013
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,005 in Software (See Top 100 in Software) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Quicken 2014 Deluxe - Complete Product - 1 User
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- INTUIT 421223 QUICKEN DELUXE 2014
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Rather than choosing the download, I got the version on CD. This version is seriously broken. I converted my old 2007 files without a hitch, but about a week later, the FILES WERE CORRUPTED. Yep, that's right - I couldn't open them, and Quicken didn't offer any suggestions on how to resolve the issue. It simply said something along the lines of "Sorry, try starting a new file!" Really?
Fortunately, my new backup system (which I had only just setup a few days earlier) had an uncorrupted version of my file which I was able to recover. I had only lost a dozen or so entries, so I re-entered them, and lo-and-behold, the file get's corrupted AGAIN. At this point, you can imagine my frustration!
I decided to check and see if there were any updates. Forget about any possibility of updating through the software (more on this later). I went to the website, and found that there was a newer release (Release 6 - I had Release 1), so I updated and installed that manually. Long story short, that fixed the corrupted file problem. Whew!
Ok, so why am I giving it 1 star? I'll list the reasons:
1) Release 1 corrupts your file - fixable by updating to Release 6
2) The check-entry widget is buggy. More often than not, it tries to enter the same check more than once. Also, what happened to that view? It used to look like you were filling out a check. Now it's a blocky ugly data entry form. A step backwards in my opinion.
3) Bill reminder tool is clunky. Used to be that you could click the ENTER button, and it would enter the bill after a confirmation. Now, apparently, you have to double-click the button to get the confirmation. Why the extra click?
4) They removed all the register buttons, like Reconcile,Write Checks, and Transfer, Sure, they are in a settings dropdown now, and you can add them as buttons again (albeit very tiny icon-only buttons that are hard to find), but you can't just do this once. You have to do it separately for EVERY register. Yes, I have a few registers that I'm tracking, so this is very annoying.
5) I mentioned this in (2), but overall it is an UGLY app. It used to be so slick and professional, now it looks like it was written by a novice web page designer.
6) Update feature broken. Sometimes, when I start Quicken, it pops up a window that says "Update Quicken Now?". Sure, I click YES, and then the screen goes blank. No progress, no confirmation, just a blank Quicken window. After 10 minutes, I'll close this window, and then Quicken doesn't launch again until you reboot, or until you manually kill the process. What the heck? Update was never a problem in 2007...
7) I simply don't trust it anymore. After losing my file more than once (remember, I've used Quicken for years and never had this issue before) and the clunky way it handles my data, I just don't feel comfortable with it anymore. For the first time in 25 years, I'm actually considering other finance applications.
What do I like? The only thing I like about this newest offering, is the support for a mobile application. That's the only saving grace, and probably wouldn't be enough if I didn't already have so much invested in this app.
Bottom line: If you have an older version of Quicken, stick with it. I wish I had.
The upgrade involved migrating 74,567 transactions; would that make me near top of the list? The changeover took all of fifteen minutes or so. Now I realize in this day and age that might be unacceptable, but I got a little nap in and felt fit as a fiddle afterward.
Indeed, I was fearful of all these rumor mongers predicting the end of time, at least as far as my money was concerned. But it went fine, it really did. Perhaps I am just lucky or have a bit of patience. What chagrins me is this apparent mind numbing need to do your business while you are walking down the avenue or having dinner with a delightful woman. I recommend keeping your money matters to yourself, doing them in private, in your home, by yourself, preferably in your undewear. Let's face it, you are boring enough without "managing your finances" in front of or even in the presence of other people. Trust me, you are not that interesting.
My advice: keep it simple stupid.
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