Quicken the next generation

Were you ever a Quicken user?  I remember that back in the 1990s and the early part of last decade, it seemed like everyone I encountered had Quicken installed on their personal computer.  It was an electronic version of your checkbook register and so much more.  Quicken offered graphs and reports for your personal finances.  It even connected to banks for automatic transaction downloads.   Quicken was as big of a deal on the Mac as it was on Windows.   Sadly, Quicken for Mac was neglected.  This was really shocking because at one point the CEO of the parent company was on Apple’s board.  At one point there was a 2012 update for Quicken 2007 Mac and then they seemed to get back to being on part with Windows with a Quicken 2015 for Mac (released Aug. 2014).    Per the May 11, 2016 episode of the PC Radio Show, had taken their eye off of Quicken for too long.  The hosts shared that one of the early employees of Intuit (confirmed as Intuit employee #4), is now leading Quicken.  Quicken was spun off as an independent company last month.  

If you have been a Quicken user or like the idea of managing your personal finances in a separate application that is not “some website”, I would encourage you to give the new Quicken a look.    Quicken 2016 is compatible with old versions, and you will need to buy the $74.99 version of the software to import data from previous versions.   Users of previous versions can in theory keep using them, but they will not be able to connect to online banking.