Quicken for Chrome OS (10 Legacy Votes)

Chrome OS is growing faster than most people realize. As far as I can tell, there is no Quicken like application (including reconciliation) available for this platform. I don't need the ability to import transactions from my bank but most people would probably require that.[Removed] is not an acceptable alternative as it does not reconcile. 
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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    Does the Android version of Quicken Mobile not work or are you asking about a full-featured version like the desktop versions?
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020
    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 

    I don't think this will ever happen.  It would mean total rewrite of Quicken for that operating system.

    Didn't Chrome OS get the ability to run Android programs?
    If so then your best chance might actually be some other application that runs on Android.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2020

    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 

    To get what you want and if my understanding the Chrome OS programs is correct, Quicken would have to write a version of Quicken from the ground up that is cloud based.

    They are still working on getting the Mac version up to parity with the Windows version and then there are the Linux users that want one for them.  You are the end of a very long line.
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020
    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.

    Personally I think Joe J has a very good point, provided you can trust [removed] to do the downloading correctly.

    In all of my years of tracking my finances I think I only remember one small transaction that I thought the financial institution was in error (something like 25 years ago).  And I'm not even to sure of that one.

    So in reality reconciling for me has always been about making sure what I was seeing Quicken actually reflects what the financial institution says.  And if it doesn't I needed to fix something in Quicken.

    If you can get an accurate download of your financial institution's information (or better yet just get it from them), then I don't really see a need for reconciling.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.

    Thanks QPW.  I would go further to ask can you even "trust" Quicken not drop transactions?  If you read the posts here, that is not always a certainty.  In my mind it would easy enough, if you had doubts, to do a data spinoff of a bank/credit account for a given statement date range and agree the totals of the data to the statement. As I said, I am new to trying [removed].  I probably would sum up the difference best as seeing Quicken as a "light" accounting system where [removed] is a transaction tracking system (with current account balances and asset valuation).
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.

    My statement about making sure Quicken reflects what the financial institution says encompasses quite a big area.

    For novice Quicken users some of that is not knowing how properly use Quicken.

    For others there are problems with Express Web Connect or a given financial institution.
    In the area of investing even the best financial institutions sometimes miss code the information downloaded.

    Not to mention that there are some that don't even provide a way to download.

    You can't blindly accept what is downloaded and believe that you are going to have an accurate record of your finances.

    And on top of all of that there are the bugs in Quicken where the user has to know the workarounds.  This last part is why when asked on the Quicken surveys if I would recommend it to a friend I always put in, only if I believe that they will spend a long time learning how to properly use it.

    Quicken is a great program for seeing everything in one place, but it is far from the "In 5 minutes you will see all of your finances in one place" marketing talk.

    And also when the novice sees marketing talk like that they make the false assumption that the information is "real time".  Even [removed] isn't that.

    For the people that are checking their credit card balance to see if they can buy that new trinket, they should be using the financial institution's mobile app or website.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 

    Cloud based applications are in rapid growth while local applications are in decline. Quicken is pursuing a "going out of business" strategy especially developing for the Mac with its infinitesimal market share. 
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 

    Bill in a way I agree with you for the "long term".  But I believe the "long term" is quite a few years off.  And in fact by the time we get there, who knows what will be the norm?

    "Cloud based applications" are nothing new.  In fact they use to be the "norm" before personal computers came around.  People used terminals.  You can't get any more "cloud based" than that.

    BUT for Quicken Inc it is pointless to talk about this in my opinion.

    Quicken isn't magic.  There isn't anything in it that another company can't do themselves.

    So what "advantage" does Quicken Inc have over a competitor?

    Quicken has a LOT of features.  It takes a LOT of time to reproduce these features (just look at the Quicken Mac rewrite to see an example, YEARS of work and still not equal to the Windows Deluxe version.)

    Doing a "Cloud based Quicken" would mean a total rewrite of Quicken, especially if they were to support other operating systems like ChromeOS.

    So given that what advantages would they have over say [removed] or [removed]?

    Basically none.  In fact they would be at a disadvantage because those are already server based applications with a good part of what is needed done.

    So yes Quicken Inc is looking at a declining market in my opinion, but it is really all they have.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited March 2018
    Looks like Quicken on Chrome is now possible.

    https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-chromeos
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    Desire a version of Quicken that would run on a ChromeBook or ChromeBox? It doesn't need to download financial info from a bank or other financial institution. I'm not interested in a version that runs on a phone. An alternative is [removed]-Web but that is pricey and somewhat complex for someone who just wants to manage their bank accounts. 

    You can run Microsoft apps including Quicken on your chromebook: check out this link https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-run-windows-apps-on-your-chromebook/
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited September 2020

    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.

    Yeah right. I'm going to give my bank account numbers and passwords to [removed]. Why not just publish them on Facebook or Twitter? 
  • jtpryan
    jtpryan Member ✭✭
    edited September 2020

    I am curious why you need to reconcile.  I have been trying [removed] over the last few weeks after being a long time Quicken user.  I too was reluctant to switch due to the reconciliation issue.  But having worked with it a bit, there really is no need to reconcile.  You can put in checks if you wish that will be matched and cleared from the "pending" section when they clear. Otherwise for me, the only point to reconciling was to catch something that was not supposed to be there (i.e. errors or fraud), but a quick review of the transactions listed in [removed] takes care of that concern.  Of course, if you have a large volume of transactions I can see your point, but if that is the case you really should be on [removed] or another system.

    Bill,

    Because Quicken is a banking application with the necessary privacy considerations put into place just like going to your bank.  Facebook and Twitter are social platforms that are built to share what you put on them publicly, for better or for worse.  There is no comparison here. 
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited November 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled So many of us are using Chromebooks, when will Quicken be available for use on th....


    Quicken for Chromebooks
  • David Novick
    David Novick Member
    edited November 2019
    I have a Google Pixelbook and I am telling you that this machine is the machine of the future. WIndow and Mac are 2000s tech while Chromebooks are the future.

    That said, there are NO viable options for personal financial software that can match what Quicken has historically provided. I don't need budgeting software. I don't need something like (removed) that won't do complex transactions. And as for reconciliation... YES YOU NEED IT. Sometimes I DO enter transactions manually... that´s REAL LIFE. I use (removed) right now and balances never match and there is NO reconciliation so I spend hours manually matching transactions and clearing duplicates. (Removed-Rant/Speculation)
  • Daughter has Chromebook but can't use Quicken.
  • Louise
    Louise Member ✭✭
    Would love to see Quicken on Chrome Book. I need Quicken and Reconcile to see MULTIPLE accounts and overall picture, not just ONE account I can look at online.
  • BAZ
    BAZ Member ✭✭
    I will not be "migrating" from Windows 7 to Windows 10, so I too am looking for a way to run Quicken on my Chromebook, or on Linux (or within the Linux container on modern Chromebooks).
    The MAC OS is built on Linux, so there is Quicken version that doesn't depend on MS Windows underpinnings or .NET.

    Several users here denigrate "local" apps, but Quicken is one of those apps where users would prefer to keep all data "local" and under their control. There is significant resistance to a "cloud" version of Quicken. Release of a Linux version would permit both Linux and Chromebook users to run it as a local app.

    So at the moment, I must keep my Windows 7 system alive to run Quicken (and annual tax-prep software). Everything else I can do on Chromebooks. So it is critical that Quicken at least keep supporting Windows 7.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    BAZ said:
    … So it is critical that Quicken at least keep supporting Windows 7.
    Don't count on that happening.  That would mean that Quicken would be enabling their users to run their "secure financial management software" on a un-secure OS.  They dropped support for WinXP and Vista and will do so for Win7 when Microsoft stops support.
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  • BAZ
    BAZ Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    > @Louise said:
    > Would love to see Quicken on Chrome Book. I need Quicken and Reconcile to see MULTIPLE accounts and overall picture, not just ONE account I can look at online.

    (Removed-No Selling) 
     
    That said, I would like to have the ability to completely ditch Windows by running Quicken (and tax software) on a Chromebook, or on Linux.
  • Quicken is really my main application. I could live without Win10 and use Google+ apps. I'd love to be able to buy a cheap chromebook and run Quicken. My expensive laptops are failing quickly so a chromebook would be a welcome option.
  • JustMeHere
    JustMeHere Member ✭✭✭✭
    I find it interesting that this one is still open or at least that a moderator hasn't come in and posted on it, since it seems to me that Quicken Inc's answer to this request is in fact Simplifi:

    Using Quicken Subscription Premier (and have a copy of Starter to test things on)
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    But Simplifii is NOT a full-featured version of Quicken,which is what the OP implied in their subsequent reply.

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  • RTMxp
    RTMxp Member ✭✭
    i'm not sure i need ALL the features of Quicken but i would like to see scheduled recurring transactions along with downloaded transaction and reconciling with running balances on an affordable portable chrome book.
  • RTMxp
    RTMxp Member ✭✭
    and... i'd like to transfer my data files from desktop to chrome book seamlessly
  • prbell123
    prbell123 Member ✭✭
    I'm a Quicken user now and I love its capabilities on the desktop app. I also think that the web app is quite good. I've been using Windows computers for as long as Windows has been around, and I've finally had enough. I just bought a Chromebook, and I'm very impressed in every way with its capabilities, so I, too, would love a Chrome OS version of Quicken. I don't really care if it is a local app or a web app, but the key features that seem inportant are: 1) ability to perform a local backup of my data and save it wherever I want and, 2) ability to import my existing Quicken data. Sure, I could run the Android version of Quicken on my Chromebook, but it's capabilites are quite limited at this point. It also has no local backup capability. I'm going to check out Simplifi but, if it doesn't have these features, then it's not going to do the job for me.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    prbell123 said:
    … Sure, I could run the Android version of Quicken on my Chromebook, but it's capabilites are quite limited at this point. It also has no local backup capability. …
    To correct a misconception, the Android (or iOS) app is not a version/edition of Quicken, it is a companion app to the Desktop Version (Win or Mac).  Backups are to be made of the Desktop data file, not of what you see in the mobile app.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2020
    prbell123 said:
     I don't really care if it is a local app or a web app, but the key features that seem inportant are: 1) ability to perform a local backup of my data and save it wherever I want and, 2) ability to import my existing Quicken data. 
    One the thing that has always bothered me about the "online apps" is how "closed" the systems are.  None of them seem to be interested in exporting your data.  If you are lucky you might get a limited CSV export, but that is about it.  I guess it makes sense from their perspective, why would they want to spend time to make it easy for you to go to their competitor?

    I think it is very clear that Quicken Inc learned their lesson in the rewriting of Quicken Mac (and Online Quicken).  It started in 2007, was first released in 2010, and to this day is still lacking features.  A total rewrite of Quicken is an extremely big problem.  Quicken has a ton of features, and leave out even the smallest and you will have people complaining about it.  And at the same time, you have different platforms like Quicken Windows that is constantly adding new features so the finish line keeps moving.

    I think that is why they created Simplifi, because they even though they see the industry changing to online, they also know that if they try to link it back to Quicken they will be taking on an impossible task both in the technical aspects, but also in what a Quicken user will expect.

    Simplifi will not read import from the Quicken data file.
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  • WinLundy
    WinLundy Member ✭✭
    I've tried Simplify, I've used Quicken on the Web, and been frustrated over the Quicken app. I want the full featured Home and Business Quicken available on a ChromeOS or the cloud. I currently use a cloud based personal finance app that automatically aggregates and categorizes my transactions, forecasts my accounts balances, and reconciles, if I so choose. My family's Win10 PCs are falling away and I'm replacing them one by one with Chrome devices.

    I don't understand why Quicken has to be tethered to a local drive. For my job, I work in enterprise business and accounting software systems that are hosted in the cloud and support csv and pdf reports and exports. These platforms do updates, bring on new features and compete in the marketplace, knowing they must keep an edge.

    I do understand that for Quicken to be cloud based, it is a total rewrite and every last feature must be baked in. So what's the hesitation? Cloud computing is now and the future and business finance software has been cloud based for years. It's time for Quicken to get there, being the best personal finance platform for decades. Get going before the current cloud based personal finance solutions catch up, and provide the same expansive features as in Quicken, without the local drive.
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