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Is Quicken going to make the full version of Quicken for Mac run on ARM chips?

How do we encourage Quicken to make Quicken for Mac run on iPads? Now that Apple is switching to their own "Apple Silicon" it seems a no brainer that Quicken should make their IOS app fully featured so they are ready for the transition. I hate having an old laptop on my desk for the sole purpose of running Quicken when I do everything else on my iPad Pro.


  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30
    There isn't any connection between Apple going to ARM on the the Mac to being able to use Quicken on an IPad.

    The hardware chip set is only one factor in whether a program can run on a given device or not.

    The Mac uses MacOS and the IPad uses iOS.  And each of these have different libraries with different functions.

    Changing from Intel to ARM should be relatively straightforward.  Apple will have put out a new compiler that takes the existing Mac source code and compiles it for ARM.  To the programmer this appear not much different than building for 32-bit or 64-bit, pretty much nothing changes in the program.

    But iOS uses completely different libraries and as such functions.  And that means that now you have different names and arguments for functions to do this or that.  Not to mention the layout of the GUI which is completely different.  And of course throw in what is needed for touch.
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
  • Micro151Micro151 Member
    I just want Quicken to make a full featured version of Quicken for Mac, that will run on iPad, and then use Mac Catalyst to make it compatible to the Mac. If you’ve looked at the Big Sur update you’ve seen that a Catalyst App like Messages can actually be an improvement over what is on the Mac now. My travel computer is an iPad Pro and I have an iMac in the living room for video work but would prefer to run Quicken on the iPad Pro. A man can always dream! :)
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    iOS to Mac is a somewhat easier transition to make. But Quicken is a complex app with many, many screens, panes, panels and interface elements, so it's not as easy as many simpler iOS apps. But going the other way -- macOS to iOS -- requires very significant re-writing.

    Quicken has thee mobile app and web browser interface for iPad users to be able to do some Quicken work, and their new Simplifi web-based cloud application for those who want to be able to access their financial data from any device. I have no knowledge of their plans, but I wouldn't expect to see a native iPadOS version anytime soon. 
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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