Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

Summary: In a surprise move on Thursday, Intuit said it will offer an update to Quicken 2007 for Macintosh compatible with Mac OS X Lion.


In a surprise move on Thursday, Intuit said it will offer an update to Quicken 2007 for Macintosh compatible with Mac OS X Lion.

The new version will be called Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007. User problems continue with Quicken 2007 users unwittingly upgrading to Mac OS X Lion and then discovering that Quicken is incompatible.

On its website, the company said the Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007 update will come "soon:"

If you are migrating your data file from Quicken 2005, 2006 or 2007 for Mac that was installed on a Mac running OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or earlier, you will be able to simply open your existing data file in Lion Compatible Quicken for Mac 2007.

Intuit has steered Mac customers to a reduced version of Quicken called Quicken Essentials for Mac and costing $49.95.

Here is the Thursday email message from Aaron Forth

Dear Quicken Mac Customer:

As a fellow Mac fan and customer, I wanted to personally introduce myself, and share some highlights of our Apple-related efforts with you.

I recently became General Manager of the Personal Finance Group at Intuit, responsible for Quicken and Intuit's 25 years of leadership in personal financial management software makes me excited to lead this team and I am committed to creating products to help you reach your financial goals.

I recognize, however, that we have not always delivered on this promise to Quicken Mac customers.

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.

Working toward a Quicken for Mac 2007 solution is just a first step in winning back your confidence.

We are expanding our development team to continue our renewed focus on personal finance solutions that suit the needs of our Mac customers. As we develop solutions, we'll be looking to you and the rest of our Mac customers for ideas and feedback.

I understand we have a way to go, but I wanted to start by communicating our commitment to Mac and look forward to sharing the details with you as they emerge.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Quicken.


Aaron Forth General Manager, Intuit Personal Finance Group

Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Hardware

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  • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
    • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

      @jweil@... Quicken for Mac sucks, Intuit is not interested in developing good financial software for the Mac. Quicken for the Mac has always lacked features of it's Windows counter parts. Bugs have plagued the product since it's inception. I moved on years ago and will never go back to an Intuit product. Move on people there are numerous Mac specific financial software products that blow away the crap from Intuit.
  • Still not what most users need

    I'm a long time Quicken user on Windows, with data records going back to 1996, and a recent convert to the Mac world. Quicken Premier is the ONLY reason I keep Windows on my Mac. (I tried Crossover and it is too flakey.) Intuit needs to get off their butt and port the full versions of Quicken over to OS X.
    • A nickle's worth of free advice

      If you're using Boot Camp, and the only reason you need Windows is for Quicken, there are better virtualization options. Parallels is good, VMWare Fusion is my favorite, and VirtualBox is both good and free. It's been a little while since I used VirtualBox, but it was very stable and capable when I did.

      Just Google them and you'll find them easily enough. No more rebooting just to do the books!
    • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

      I so agree with you!!
      I was on the beta test team for Quicken Essentials and after several months and many of us beta testers telling Quicken that they needed to port over their windows applications to OSX they ignored all of our comments and continued developing a product that few really wanted or would buy.
      So, like you, I use Parallels, Win 7 just to manage my years of Quicken records. (I even hate to buy Quicken upgrades as it just rewards Intuit for bad customer support!)
  • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

    I hope that this is the truth. It is about time...

    I worry that they will remove critical existing features such as online bill pay, which is the greatest omission from their retro products for the Mac over the past year. They need an honest upgrade, not a downgrade whose only claim in the market is that it will run on Lion and use Quicken for Mac 2007 files.

    I still maintain one legacy Mac running Snow Leopard, just to run Quicken for Mac 2007. It is an incredible pain, but there is no competing product in the Mac world that offers the feature set of Quicken for Mac 2007.
  • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

    So rather than building an application with true parity to the Windows version, they making a five year old product work on the Lion platform. Doesn't make sense to me.
  • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

    In truth, not having a full featured Quicken app for the Mac platform has been the biggest reason I haven't taken the plunge and bought a Mac Air. Hoping this is a first step towards a full development effort to port the windows quicken app to the Mac OS.
  • RE: Intuit to bring Quicken 2007 to Mac OS X Lion

    Enough is enough ... they are simply waaayyyy to late.
    After having been a Quicken user for years, I tried Quicken Essentials and iBank both after moving to Lion ... both are lacking.
    However ... I have just found, for me, the BEST MAC FINANCE APP I HAVE EVER SEEN! No B.S. .... no I am not connected to them in any way. It is a program called SEE Finance. It is not even quite at version 1.0 yet, but I am telling you .... this software ROCKS!!

    I had numerous complaints about missing features about the other programs, but SEE Finance has answered ALL of them for me. And there support is just as great. I submitted 3 emails about clarifying how certain features were intended to work (or that I thought were missing, but weren't) ... got answers to all 3 within 24 hours! Also ... I submitted two request for additional features .... again answered in 24 hours and both features were already there, just slightly different way!!
    I HIGHLY recommend that you check these guys out!
  • Update your review

    Now that Intuit has released this app, please update your review. Many ex-Quicken for Mac users moved on over the last 2-3 years to iBank, MoneyDance, SEE Finance, MoneyWell, etc. My bet is this latest effort by Intuit will: a) not effectively import QIF files from any program other than the obsolete Quicken 2007 for Mac; b) not offer a shred of functional improvement over Quicken 2007 for Mac; and c) result in further deterioration of Intuit's already seriously damaged reputation in the Mac community.