Just to expand on my reasoning I absolutely want the desktop app to have my data locally, which is one reason why I prefer quicken over mint. Everything I take seriously in my computing life (movies, music, photos, money...) I keep on my macs and backup locally too. I don't mind having my data in the cloud and it has to be in the cloud now. How else would my mobile app and desktop app be synced. The desire for an online interface is for secondary uses. Such that I can access my data at work or on a business trip so that I don't have to lug 2 laptops around (my mac and my work pc). Maybe I'm old now... but I've used mint and I don't like the data mining I assume they are doing with my finances then plastering advertising within my check register and off to the side (Brawndo, it's the stuff plants crave). There's really no option for cash forecasting and future transactions. At least the last time I used it (maybe a year or 2 ago) it didn't.
I just don't see Quicken doing this right now. I don't believe they have the manpower even if they chose to do this. Look how long they have been trying to bring the Mac version of Quicken to parity with the Windows version.. I am a long time user of first the Windows version and then the Mac version. I am quite content using the desktop version over a cloud based version. Let them concentrate on achieving parity between the current products.
I wouldn't want an web-based version.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Online Version.It looks like I have come full circle. I had to get my daughter a cheap little Lenovo for her Computer Science homeschool class and then she decided to drop that class, removing the need for the computer. So I decided to commandeer the Lenovo, downloaded Quicken Deluxe and installed it. So I am back to using Quicken for Windows because of how inferior the Mac version is. I really think the best avenue to take is to duplicate what was done with QuickBooks (before Quicken was spun off on it's own) and create a web version of it. I'm willing to subscribe to such a service, so that I can access my financial information from any web connected computer or iOS device. It might even behoove Quicken to create a stand alone app that can be used when internet connectivity isn't available and then sync up when a connection is available.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Is there any plans to add savings goals to Quicken for Mac.? It's been alluded to....
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Web Based Quicken.Quicken would be so much better if I didn't have to log onto it with a brick setting on my lap or desk. It's 2017 and I can do everything in the palm of my hand from ordering gifts and prescriptions to researching how to fix my car. Even my three year old granddaughter uses a palm device!Quicken, if you want to sell "subscriptions" (yes I said subscriptions) to your software, then you better be ready for my granddaughter because she won't be using pc or mac. She will have all of her tools on the cloud at the palm of her hand.I believe in this software and have been using it for decades (1995 I think). I have tried them all and there is NOTHING that compares. The only reason I keep a laptop around is for Quicken. Quicken, it's time to make that jump up here with the rest of society. Make your stuff web based. We all would be much happier. Well, most of us anyway. And I am sure with the right marketing there will me more of us "Quickenatticts". Just my thoughts,Ron
I believe in this software and have been using it for decades (1995 I think). I have tried them all and there is NOTHING that compares. The only reason I keep a laptop around is for Quicken.
Also, I believe QuickBooks already has this feature so why not extend it to home users.
It seems the foundation is already there with the (lame) mobile app and the ability to sync.
The reason I use Quicken instead of various online financial planning "solutions" is because I can use it WITHOUT the internet.
QuickBooks is owned by Intuit, Quicken by Quicken Inc.
And so you have a "lame" foundation. So what does that give you?