Will there be a Quicken Home and Business for Mac in the future? (211 Legacy Votes)

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  • Ashley GrantAshley Grant Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes, need this too
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes, I would like Quicken Home & Business 2017 for Mac. I'm dropping an old personal bookkeeping app and searching for a replacement and the first I thought of was Quicken. However, I need it to do simple, very small business bookkeeping support, and I'm so disappointed there's not a Quicken H&B for Mac.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I have used Quicken Home and Business for many years, and it is perfect for my business as well as my personal finances. Last year, I began transitioning my computer network from Windows 10 Pro to Mac, simply because the Windows systems are so prone to trouble and Mac is utterly trouble free, especially with the updates. Ever since I began transitioning from Windows to Mac, I have been looking for Quicken Home and Business for Mac. It is way, way past due. More and more professionals like myself are switching to Mac simply because of the cost factor of down time when Windows crashes or must be totally reinstalled. We can be down for a day or two, and that is money. I see that Apple is gaining in the business market, and thus the impetus should be on Quicken to develop a Home and Business edition for Mac that will transfer the files and records (IRS reasons of course), and perhaps even interchange the files with a Windows based platform. Currently, I am using Quicken Home and Business for Windows via my Parallels 13 virtual machine, which works pretty good but is troublesome in networking. Please, please just come out with Quicken Home and Business for Mac. Microsoft has Office 365 for Mac, so even they see the market out here. It is worth the money to you.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I would like to have Home and business for MAC VERY MUCH!!!!
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I have been waiting for years for it.  Please make a version for the Mac.  I run Windows on a virtual machine just for Quick Home and Business.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Please.  I don't want to go back to Windows.  I have a Mac and want the H&B
  • HBHB Member
    edited October 2017
    Just a note to all those leaving comments, please remember to VOTE as well. See top of page.
  • Lori WithallLori Withall Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I've been waiting for years for H&B for Mac.  PLEEEEEASE
  • Lyndy BrownLyndy Brown Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Please...I just don't get why you haven't put this version out yet??? I am running H&B on an old PC since I don't want to run Windows on my Mac desktop. 
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser
    edited October 2017

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Lyndy, they haven't created a Home & Business version for Mac at least in part because the basic Quicken Mac product, which they've been rebuilding from scratch over the past five years -- for a large part of that with a very small development staff -- still does not have all the functionality of Quicken Deluxe for Windows. Since Home & Business is built on top of Deluxe/Premier, they have to do more development just to get the Mac up to relative feature parity with the Windows versions before they can undertake to add the additional functionality of a Home & Business version for Mac.

    The Quicken development team spent a lot of the past year doing the programming work to move off former parent Intuit's servers, the result of which was he recent switch to the new Quicken ID. The hope -- by us users as well as the developers themselves -- is that now they can focus their development team on a lot more user-facing features in the Mac product to make it more like Windows Quicken Deluxe & Premiere.

    They also have to balance how many thousands of development hours it will take to create a Mac H&B version, versus the revenue they can make if they create such a product. There are clearly many people, like you, who want H&B for Mac, but there have to be enough that they can justify the investment in time to create it. Only Quicken knows the numbers for both sides of that equation. If they decide there's a large enough market to create the product, then it's just a matter of how long it will take them to do it. Realistically, it's hard to imagine anything sooner than a year from now at the earliest; I know that's not what you want to hear, but I'm just trying to explain the realities of the situation.
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes, please, please, please develop H&B for the Mac.  It's a pain in the $%^& to run windows on top of the mac as it takes so many resources, and it slows it to a crawl.  I have already been waiting for years, having switched to a Mac in 2011.
  • colesrcolesr Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I am not interested... I WANT it. : ) :) :)
  • Beth McCannBeth McCann Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Still waiting for this.
  • Geoff BrandtGeoff Brandt Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes - please develop QH&B for the Mac. It is still the perfect solo practitioner finance package. Looks like Mac reached feature parity for Quicken 2018. Maybe we can expect next year?
  • ProGolferProGolfer Unconfirmed
    edited October 2017

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Ummm...not even close.  There are still worlds of difference between Quicken Windows and Quicken Mac.
  • Jim MooreJim Moore Member
    edited December 2018

    I've posted here before and realize that it's basically forum for venting and it will not change anything. However, I just found out that QuickBooks Desktop version for Mac has been discontinued as of the 2016 release and support will end in 2019. NOW is the time for them to make a Quicken for home and business for mac, but of course they won't :(

    I have been using VirtualBox by Oracle on my Mac to run Quicken Home & Business. VirtualBox is free so maybe that will negate the cost of parallels
  • §quareßear§quareßear Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes, H+B for mac needs to happen.  I have been waiting over a decade, since Q2007 to return to the software for my real estate biz.  I'm disappointed that the 2018 version for mac that was just released doesn't include a home&business lineup in the subscription model.  It doesn't look like Deluxe or Premier will help adequately with my Schedule C.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    PLEASE please, make this a reality!
  • Laurel MarieLaurel Marie Member
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Yes please!!!
  • ProGolferProGolfer Unconfirmed
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Quicken 2017 has support for tax related categories...and has support for Schedule C tax line items.

    There is really no reason to have a Home & Business version UNLESS you are actively creating invoices for customers.

    If you are just doing business accounting in addition to personal finance, you can assuredly use Quicken Mac 2017.

    Also, I find that using the New Reports in Quicken is a better report engine.  You can actually and functionally filter accounts, categories and tags and customize date ranges.

    You could also customize the "stock" Tax Schedule report to show you all your Schedule C Income and Expense categories.  

    So, although rudimentary, it can work in some cases.

    BTW...this is how Quicken Windows worked for all those years prior to their being a Home and Business version there.  
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Useful tips-thank you.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    That is why H&B works so well for our businesses. I do create invoices for customers. It is very useful to me.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I have been wanting the home business version of quicken for mac for years. we own a graphic design and print company and this is what we need. It would make life so much easier if we could use one program like this to do it all.
  • ProGolferProGolfer Unconfirmed
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    @TimMarcy...I really don't think Home and Business is a good fit for your business.  There is a limit to the number of customers and invoices you can create in H&B.

    I would guess that a printing and graphic design company would have a real lot of customers and corresponding invoices.  I just don't think that H&B would be a good fit for your type of business.  
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    Tim, I just want to respond to ProGolfer's comment: I don't know anything about your business, how you run it, how you do bookkeeping, how many invoices you generate - nothing about your business. And I would say that anyone who is not intimately familiar with your methods is not qualified to comment on whether or not the program would be a fit for you. Maybe you, like I, are already using Quicken for Home and Business for Windows and desperately longing to abandon that one lonely remaining PC that is dedicated to Quicken for Home and Business, I don't know. At any rate, I have adapted Quicken for Home and Business for our two businesses quite well and saved myself the chore of learning the Quickbooks double entry system. Now I longingly await a Mac version!
  • ProGolferProGolfer Unconfirmed
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    How many invoices/customers does Quicken Home and Business allow?

    What kind of business do you own that you use Quicken H&B?

    Just curious...because there IS a maximum number of addresses, customers and invoices for Quicken H&B.  
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I don't know how many invoices / customers Quicken for Home and Business allows. I have developed a separate "work around" method for invoicing and I either manually enter the information or I allow the bank to automatically enter it and then I notate it. So that is not an issue with me.

    I do bookkeeping for a not-for-profit entity and an entrepreneurship that has five retail locations. I use Quicken for Home and Business on a Windows PC.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    This is a part time freelance type business so we don't need anything elaborate. Its a sole proprietorship so taxes are simple. For sure well under 50 transactions per month. - I just hate having to use Quickbooks AND Quicken just because i am a MAC user. Seems like it should be available for both PC and mac people. I am not willing to run parallel operating system either.
  • edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I had parallel and its a junk operating system.  More so the obligated cost for the yearly upgrade. 
  • ProGolferProGolfer Unconfirmed
    edited January 19

    Thanks for putting a vote for a Home and Business version.  Anyone else interested in this?  We still have quite a bit of functionality to add to Quicken for Mac just to get it even close to Quicken Windows so the reality is it may be some time before we get there but would love to find out how many people are interested in this.

    I have used Parallels for at least eight years and it works very, very well.  I have two virtual machines on my MacBook Pro...a Windows 7 partition and a Windows 10 partition.  

    I keep my Quicken Windows 2017 H&B version on the Windows 7 partition, only because I despise Windows 10, their automatic updates and the entire interface.

    I've upgraded Parallels a couple of times, but don't let them fool you Parallels 12 works just fine with High Sierra.  No need to upgrade there.  And I always find Parallels marketing a new version stating "increased speed" to be an absolute joke.  I've never seen one change in performance all the way back to Parallels 7 or 8.  That being said, performance is fine anyways.  Runs like my Mac apps do.  

    I have both Quicken for Windows installed AND Quicken for Mac installed.  I also have another Mac financial software installed and been using all three in parallel since Jan 1.  

    Shortly, I will make a decision to stick with one.  The Mac versions DO have the inside track as I would like to wean myself off of any Windows software.  

    But so far, Quicken for Windows is still the best software of the three, followed by the other Mac financial software and lagging far behind is Quicken for Mac. 
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