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What version of Quicken for Mac should I download?

I'm currently using Quicken 2007, which is no long supported by Mojave 10.14. Will the latest version of Quicken "see" my  Quicken 2007 files? 
Which version of Quicken should i download?

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  • John_in_NCJohn_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited April 2019
    Whether or not you can get 2007 to continue to run under Mojave, it is definitely time to upgrade before time runs out.

    The current subscription version is Quicken for Mac 2019. It comes in three flavors: Starter, Deluxe, and Premiere, and all versions will import your 2007 file. You can determine which version suits  your needs best.  

    https://www.quicken.com/mac/compare

    The same program is designed to work in both Canada and the US if that applies to you.
  • Thank you for your quick reply.
    Does the same hold true if I purchase and download the program--i.e.
    that I can get a version of Mac 2019 and it will import my files from Quicken 2007?
  • John_in_NCJohn_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Quicken, like many other software applications, has gone to a yearly subscription model for support and upgrades. You still download the application as you did with 2007, and that application will import your 2007 file.

    You may see mention of the mobile applications and services-you don't have to use that if you don't wish to. Your data still resides on your computer just as with 2007.
  • Thank you both for your informative and quick replies. You have solved my problem; answered my questions. Happy Holidays!
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Note that QM2007 DOES run on Mojave (macOS 10.14) but it will probably be the last macOS that will support it. After that, you will either have to wait to upgrade your macOS until you upgrade Quicken or you can run QM2007 in a VM (virtual machine).

    The only feature that does not work with Mojave is the automatic backups. You can either turn that feature off or read about work-arounds here:
    I suggest that you make sure that the subscription for Quicken for Mac will meet your needs, since it is not an upgrade from QM2007 but rather from Quicken Essentials (which was re-written from the ground up, starting in 2010, then continued with QM2015 onward), so there are some features that are still not there e.g. full loan amortization*, 2-line display, QuickMath, or are not as fully developed yet, e.g. Customized Reports, performance reports and stats (therefore some data may not carry over). You can start here:

    *NOTE: Support for fixed rate loans has been released as of  QM2017 v4.5.x but there is no announced timing for support for variable rate or simple daily interest loans.

    Currently, the main advantages of subscription to Quicken for Mac over QM2007 include the ability to sync cash, bank, and credit card accounts using Quicken Mobile for mobile devices (iOS and Android) and the ability to save receipts with transactions via computer or mobile device. There are a few other minor features that QM2007 does not have. Note that online access is supposed to continue as long as the FI/Bank supports it and their security updates don't prevent it.

    Please note that Quicken for Mac is now a subscription-based product currently available for 1 year directly from Quicken or 2 yrs from retailers (which are often cheaper than Quicken). (If you are able to find QM2017 which is a pre-subscription product, it is supported until April 2020), whereas currently QM2007 will continue to work as long as your FIs/Banks support it, so keep that in mind. 

    Add your vote to any features that are missing for you. Your VOTES matter!

    Be aware of data that will and will not carry forward: 
    Then look at the updates since the original release here:
    You will also want to look at a more detailed comparison done by a SuperUser which also identifies nuances not mentioned elsewhere (and read on for comments from other users too on that same discussion thread): 
    Take a look at the following videos to give you a better idea:

    Note that there are many differences that are rather subtle, that are not necessarily identifiable via documentation, for example, the 12-month budget feature does not allow including transfers, including investment income, selecting specific accounts, etc.

    Have Questions? Check out these FAQs:COMPLETE list of Product Ideas - Quicken for Mac to VOTE on

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    (
    Canadian user since '92, STILL using QM2007)


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