Quicken Deluxe 2014 [Old Version]
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- Organize all your accounts in one place
- Understand your spending
- Create and stick to a budget
- Develop a personal debt reduction and savings plan
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Get the motivation and organization you need to stay on budget with Quicken Deluxe 2014. This intuitive software connects to your bank, credit card, retirement, and loan accounts for a comprehensive view of your finances, and helps you plan and develop customized budgets, savings plans, and debt reduction plans with a personal debt reduction planner to help you reach a zero balance faster. View your expenses by category so you can spot spending trends, and create customized savings plans to get ahead. Stay connected to the useful organizational tools on the go with the mobile app, where you can use the new Snap & Store Receipts feature which makes it easy to keep track of big purchases.
From the Manufacturer
Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2014
- See your bank and credit card accounts in one place1
- Categorizes expenses so you see where you’re spending
- Automatically creates a budget you can stick to and helps reduce debt
- Stay on top of spending with alerts & reminders
- Mobile and tablet apps help you make smart decisions on the go2
- Snap & store receipts to keep track of big purchases
New to Quicken?
Easy to Set Up, Learn and Use
- Step-by-step guidance helps you get up and running fast
- Enjoy free set-up support and get tips from the Quicken Community3
- 60 day money-back guarantee4
- Easily imports your data from earlier versions of Quicken
Organizes All Your Accounts in One Place1 and Know Exactly Where You Are Spending
- Connects directly to your checking, savings, credit card, loan, investments, and retirement accounts bringing balances and transactions into one place
- Know where you're spending, and where you can save
- Automatically tracks and categorizes your expenses like groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don't have to edit them manually
Understand How Much You Can Spend or Save Today
- Takes into account payments that need to be made before your next paycheck
- Shows you upcoming paychecks, bills, and checks that haven’t cleared
Track Against a Realistic Budget
- Makes budgeting (and staying on budget) painless
- Automatically sets up budget goals based on what you've spent in the past
- Customize your plan, and we'll track your progress
Make Smart Money Decisions While You Are on the Go2
- Check account balances, track your budget, and receive timely updates and alerts
- Your information is synced between your computer, tablet, and smartphone
And More Tools to Help You Meet Your Financial Goals
- Guides you through creating a custom plan to reduce debt
- E-mail & text alerts tell you when things change2
- Shows what you need to save now to reach your retirement goals
- Makes tax time easy by importing your information into TurboTax5
What’s New for Quicken Deluxe 2014:
- Snap & store receipts to keep track of important purchases. Reduce paper clutter. Store warranties, track deductions, charitable donations and other things you want to record. Just capture the receipt (and even images!) through the Quicken 2014 mobile app and it will attach to the specific transaction. Easy!
- Mobile syncing faster than ever. Sync your information across devices seconds
- Add and view bill reminders directly from your register to easily track upcoming bills and projected balances
- Processor: 1 Ghz Or Higher
- OS: Windows XP SP3 or Higher, Vista SP1, Windows 7/8 (32- And 64-Bit)
- Memory: 1 GB or Higher
- Hard Disk Space: Up to 450 MB, up to 1.5 GB if .Net Not Installed
- Display: 1024x768 or Higher, 1280x1024 for Large Fonts
- CD/DDVD Drive
- Internet: 56kbps Modem or better (Broadband Recommended for Online Services)
- Sound: Sound Card and Speakers Recommended
- Printer: Any Printer Supported by Windows XP SP3+/Vista/7/8
- Additional Software: Microsoft .Net 4.0 or Later (Included In Quicken Installer)
- Quicken Windows Starter Edition imports data from prior versions of Starter Edition only
- Quicken Windows 2014 imports data from previous versions of Quicken Windows, Microsoft Money 2008 and 2009 (For Deluxe and higher)
Mobile System Requirements
- Quicken 2014 app compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad requires iOS 5 or higher; optimized for iPhone 5. Android mobile and tablet requires 2.2 or higher. Windows Phone and Blackberry, not compatible at this time. Not all Quicken desktop features are available in Quicken app. Visit Quicken.com/apps for details.
Which Quicken Product is Right for You?
|Simplify and Organize Your Money|
|Shows your bank and credit card accounts together1||x||x|
|Securely imports your bank transactions until 20171||x||x|
|Categorizes expenses so you can see where your money goes||x||x|
|Projects income and expenses so you know what you have to spend||x||x|
|Reminders help you stay on top of bills||x||x|
|Guides you through creating a custom budget||x||x|
|Email and text alerts tell you when things change6||x||x|
|Syncs with Quicken 2014 app for iPhone, iPad, and Android6||x||x|
|Snap and store receipts with the mobile app6||x||x|
|Manage Your Money and Save|
|Also shows loan, investment and retirement accounts||x|
|Creates a custom plan to reduce debt||x|
|Shows how much to save to reach your retirement goals||x|
|Upgrade with confidence: Auto transfers your existing data||x|
1. Data download from participating financial institutions or parties is available until 4/2017: Online features require Internet access and are subject to change. Services vary among participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions and fees. More than 14,500 participating financial institutions as of 10/1/2012.
2. Quicken 2014 app compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phones and tablets. Not all Quicken desktop features are available in Quicken 2014 app. The Quicken 2014 app is a companion app and will work only with purchase of the Quicken 2014 desktop product. Earlier version(s) of the Quicken app are not compatible with Quicken 2014 desktop product. Standard message and data rates may apply for sync, e-mail and text alerts. Visit Quicken.com/go/apps for details.
3. Must purchase Quicken 2014 to be eligible for the free support offered through 09/30/14. Terms, conditions, features, availability, pricing, fees, service and support options subject to change without notice.
4. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we’ll give you your money back. Simply return the product to Intuit with a dated receipt within 60 days for a full refund of the purchase price.
5. TurboTax sold separately. Works with the CD/download versions of TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business.
6. Standard message and data rates may apply for sync, e-mail and text alerts. Visit www.quicken.com/go/apps for details. Quicken app (“App”) is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phones and tablets. Not all Quicken desktop features are available in the App. The App is a companion app and will work only with the Quicken 2014 desktop product. Earlier version(s) of the App are not compatible with Quicken 2014 desktop product.
Platform: PC Disc
Top Customer Reviews
1) It doesn't just register the software once per installation; it requires registration for every individual bank account file you use with Quicken. I have three accounts, and use Quicken on two PCs, which meant I had to register the new software SIX TIMES before installation was complete.
2) The font size settings do not work correctly. I have my display set to 150% text size instead of the default 125%, but even though that worked fine with Q2011, in Q2014 it makes the register ridiculously large, even with the smallest font (8-point) selected in Quicken's own settings. (I've heard this is not a problem if you set your display to the smallest text size--100%--in Windows, but that makes everything else much too small on my 1080P laptop display.)
3) The entire program is unstable and crashes repeatedly. One of the simplest functions--entering a transaction manually--caused the program to crash, and when I restarted it the transaction had been lost. When I tried to re-enter it the program crashed again, and this time it corrupted the file so badly that it would never open again, and had to be restored from a recent backup. Later I discovered that any attempt to use the search function would cause the program to crash as well. The first time I think I got one word entered in the search box before it crashed; subsequent attempts never allowed me to enter more than three characters before the whole program would crash again. At that point I gave up, uninstalled Q2014, and reinstalled the 2011 version.
Besides all this, Quicken still refuses to fix existing bugs that have been in their program for years. One example: I reported a bug in the Cash Flow Comparison report several times back around 2005. Quicken support never responded, nor did they ever fix the bug--it has remained in every update of every version all the way through Quicken 2014. Quicken is the only software I've ever owned that seems to get worse instead of better with each new release.
This might be the push I needed to finally give up Quicken for good. Unfortunately, since the demise of Microsoft Money there are no other personal finance programs except Quicken that work with most online banking services. I may just have to start using online bill-pay through my bank's website rather than through Quicken, then manually download the account transactions to the register on my PC. Just about anything would be better than having to suffer through the progressively-worse versions of this garbage software.
UPDATE 3/30/2014: Latest version is still unstable.
Quicken 2014 has been updated several times since my original review (it's now up to Release 7) so I decided to try it again. I installed it from the original disk, then ran the update to download the latest release, at which point it just froze on a blank screen. It apparently finished downloading and installing the update, but instead of telling me that or returning me to the program, it just locked up and would not respond. I finally had to forcibly shutdown the program and restart.
Later I tried to download transactions from my bank and it froze again. Once more I had to forcibly close the program--but at least when I reopened it my downloaded transactions were there. It doesn't happen every time; I was able to successfully download transactions at least a couple times before the latest failure. But when it does freeze up, the only way out is a forcible shutdown of the program.
Quicken still hasn't fixed the font size bug that I mentioned in my earlier review, even though others have been reporting it since the bug first showed up in last year's version. Nor have they fixed the error in the Cash Flow Comparison report that I mentioned, even though they've known about it for at least nine years! And Q2014 R7 still made me go through the software registration process several times--once for each bank account I use, rather than once per installation as it should.
Release 7 is more stable than the original version of Q2014, but that's not saying much--it's still MUCH worse than Q2011. If it wasn't the only software that my bank allows for their online banking and bill payment services, and if Quicken didn't force us to upgrade by removing support for old versions every three years, I would return this useless garbage and never buy anything from Intuit again.
Thank you for your feedback-we are always working to improve our product-I will be sure to pass this to our development team for consideration in a future release. You can also contact our customer service team - just fill out the information here to contact us: http://quicken.intuit.com/go/contactsupport
Hope this helps,
Quicken Customer Experience Team
The 2013 and 2014 Quicken mobile app provides basic syncing ability between desktop Quicken and cash accounts, and some budget support. For some inexplicable reason, the 2014 app is only available after one pays Intuit its annuity payment of $60-100, depending upon the version used. Investment, loan and other asset accounts are not supported in the 2013 or 2014 releases of the app. Which begs the question: why bother to upgrade at all, or even use the app?
Mint provides much more robust support for one's financial life by supporting all asset and liability classes. Although it doesn't sync with desktop Quicken directly, it can be configured to mirror Quicken accounts by using similar names, asset types, etc., and including static accounts - e.g., property value, autos, etc. It would be preferable if the two could be synced directly, but mirroring accounts works well enough. And it's free.
In terms of the desktop Quicken 2014 upgrade, save your money and don't bother. Apart from a few welcome technical changes - a long overdue upgrade from .Net 2.x to 4.0 is the main one - little else has changed. If you are using an older version that no longer downloads bank or securities information, you may want the upgrade. If this isn't important to you or you're using the 2012 and 2013 versions, the upgrade is hard to justify, unless you enjoy frittering money away.
I'd offer Intuit one other piece of friendly advice. I've been a desktop Quicken user since 1990 and have depended upon it to such an extent that it is the only reason I maintain the Windows version on a Parallels VM, hosted on my MacBook Air. The Mac products should have been put out of their misery years ago because of their limited functionality and Intuit's general lack of support for the Mac. I've tired of the Parallels and Windows bloatware, and of Intuit's lack of a full featured upgrade for the Mac since 2007 (yes, 2007!). I've sought alternatives, and there are now some very credible alternatives to desktop Quicken.
Similarly, in the iOS world, Intuit's lack of interest in this platform, apart from Mint, is hard to fathom. The Mac alternatives I mentioned offer full featured iOS companion apps that in several cases do sync between the desktop and iOS versions, AND support investment, loan and other accounts. If these alternatives can do it, with resources that are likely much more limited than Intuit's, why can't you? And, Intuit's Quickbooks, TurboTax and other products do offer excellent OSX and iOS support. Hard to understand, then, the Quicken offerings.
I hope Intuit listens to what I know have been many similar complaints from other users, as there are other alternatives if it doesn't.
Edited on 20 Oct 2013:
I didn't expect my review to draw the number of responses it has received or comments. This update is intended to elaborate further on my remarks above and to recommend some alternatives.
1. Quicken 2014 upgrade from 2013 - I didn't make my remarks without trying the product. I didn't experience any significant problems with upgrade process, although my Quicken file is ~ 400MB. Updates downloaded for my accounts seem to be much faster than in the 2013 version, and the periodic hesitation evident in the 2013 and earlier releases isn't as apparent in Q2014. Tax tables have been updated, but that is the extent of any obvious improvement.
2. Investment support - call me old-fashioned if you will, but I believe every investment portfolio should have a significant allocation for precious metals. There is no support at all in Q2014 or earlier releases for PMs, despite numerous feature requests for it.
3. Investment return calculations - I don't why, but Quicken's estimate of my rate of return differs significantly from that of my 401K trustee and my own spreadsheet, which I built with the help of a CFA.
4. Mobile app - I commented on Quicken's offering above, and have been trying an excellent, full-featured iPad app that could be used as a standalone app, or as a companion to the OSX version. "IBank for iPad" by IGG offers full support for investments, loans and other asset classes, as well as direct downloads for bank, credit card and other accounts with online access. It isn't perfect, but considering that it is its initial release, one would give it 4 out of 5 stars. The OSX product has been released for several years and is very good. It, too, lacks some features, but as an alternative the running QFW on a Win XP/Parallels VM, it is far superior.
5. WinXP - continued use of this as an O/S after April 2014 should give anyone using it cause for concern. After that date, Microsoft will cease providing security patches for XP. I am an IT professional and have been urging clients to prepare for their migrations ASAP. For OSX users, their choices will either be an upgrade to Windows 7 or if they're masochistic, Windows 8, if they choose to continue running QFW on OSX. Otherwise, begin planning an exit strategy.
6. Quicken for Mac update - there are periodic reports in Quicken's Support Community of a update for Quicken 2007, but no sign of any impending beta testing. It is also far from certain what data coil be migrated to an OSX version, given Quicken's inexplicable use of different file formats for Windows and OSX. A hint from "Quicken Tamara" that we "might" see something in February - which year wasn't stated - but since that comment appeared, no other mention of a release date.
7. Migration strategy - absent the ability to migrate QFW directly to most OSX alternative, e.g., attachments can't be brought across, the safest strategy is probably to run QFW and an OSX replacement in parallel until Intuit's strategy for OSX becomes more apparent, or, one becomes comfortable with an OSX replacement. This does create additional work, but the advantage is that one's QFW file will be current if iOS or OSX replacements aren't what a user wants.
8. Cloud option - it is possible that Quicken could be offered as a hosted service, which Intuit already does for QuickBooks, Turbotax and other products. This won't appeal to those with data privacy concerns, but as one who deploys virtual desktops for thousands of users for a large life sciences company, this alternative has many advantages and few downsides. However, there is no indication that Intuit plans on doing so anytime soon.
9. Quicken user interface - this is, indeed, something that needs a lot attention. One can only conclude that lack of credible alternative products and a confused product strategy - consider what Intuit could have done with Mint, but didn't - have led to inertia on Intuit's part in terms of meaningful product enhancements. Compare QFW to iBank, MoneyDance and other alternatives for what could be done. Many of Quicken's problems are the customer base's perception of its tired UI, a public accustomed to beautiful apps on the iPad and a business model that prioritizes gratuitous annual upgrades with little in the way of improved functionality over meaningful design changes and new services, many of which (cloud hosting) could improve earnings more than the current cycle of annoying annual upgrades.
10. Conclusion - there is not a single approach for every user. Some want a Windows release, others an OSX version and still others a mobile version. What is clear to me from comments posted here and elsewhere is that many of Quicken's users use it because they have to, and lack of alternatives. The latter will diminish in time, and with it, Quicken's installed base.
Edit 25 Oct 2013
For Mac users using Quicken for Windows with Parallels, be aware that if you upgrade to OSX Mavericks you will also need to upgrade to Parallels 9. Previous releases of Parallels aren't supported by Mavericks. So, in addition to paying for a Quicken upgrade of dubious value, Parallels 9 will cost you $49-89 more.
Edit 5 Jan 2014
I have migrated my use of Quicken to iBank 5, which is an excellent product and directly comparable to Quicken 2014, but with much stronger support for mobile platforms (excellent iPad app). Best of all, I can run iBank without need for Windows virtualization s/w and a full install of Windows.
I tried to convert my Quicken file using iBank's import process, but it was a miserable failure. In the end, I set up a new file from scratch using Quicken account summaries. Overall, the time spent setting up iBank wasn't excessive, and it allowed me to become conversant with the product. It is a pleasure to use, especially the investment functionality and iPad app. I will keep my Quicken installation for seven years for tax and other purposes.
The above is only for OSX users, but my criticism of the Windows version remains. Quicken, as a product, has seen little innovation in the past 5 years, has serious shortcomings from an investment perspective, poor mobile support and its user interface is in serious need of a major facelift.