Will there be a Quicken Home and Business for Mac in the future?

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  • Carole HelmigCarole Helmig Member
    edited October 2018

    I completely agree. Quicken for Mac should and dare I say must be on par with quicken for Windows for you to have a viable product and charge the same price. Quicken for Mac compared to Quicken for windows is a sub-par product. So sorry i purchased. Currently looking for another product to give me what i need and still use my Mac

    We need quicken H & B for MAC. We left Windows for a reason!
  • Carole HelmigCarole Helmig Member
    edited October 2018

    I have been using Quicken forever and specifically Home and Business for many, many years. I have postponed switching to Mac because of the lack of this migration. However, when the new MacBook comes out this Fall I am making the switch. It would be super great if there were a Home and Business version for Mac. The words "it may be awhile" is discouraging, especially considering the years that Quicken has had to develop this. Please consider reallocating resources for this product. Thank you.

    We need quicken H & B for MAC. We left Windows for a reason!
  • Carole HelmigCarole Helmig Member
    edited October 2018

    I also vote for a business edition of Quicken for Mac. I run a small business and am currently using Quickbooks but I would switch to Quicken in a heartbeat if there were a Business edition. As stated earlier the number of Mac users is growing more and more everyday and I really think you are losing quite a bit of revenue by not having a business edition for Mac.

    We need quicken H & B for MAC. We left Windows for a reason!

  • Tesa BrewerTesa Brewer 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! I as well need a Mac version of Home and Business!
  • Ellie AdamsEllie Adams Member
    edited November 2018
    Has anyone tried GnuCash as an alternative?
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018

     Quicken 2018 home and business for mac is it really being formatted?  These responses of yes, we're working on it are too vague. Can MAC users get a real timeline? FYI, most accountants request for their clients to use quicken but we can't as of right now.

    @nca interiors: Quicken has never had a Home and Business product for the Mac platform. This two-year old thread started the request for such a version, and the second post in the thread is from the Quicken Mac product manager seeking feedback to help him assess the demand for such a product. He wrote: "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."

    Subsequently, Quicken has never stated whether they will or will not eventually create a Home and Business version for the Mac. Since it would be built with added features on top of Quicken Premier, the thinking has been that if they decide there's enough of a market for it, they would work on creating it after the core Mac product was pretty close to parity with the Windows version -- and we haven't yet reached that point.

    So, just to be clear: Quicken has never said "yes, we're working on it" regarding a Mac Home and Business version. We don't know if they will create it, and if so, when it would come out. Based on their ongoing work to add needed functionality to the core Mac product, it seems likely that any Home and business version, if they decide to invest the time to create one, is still a long way off.
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • RickRick 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 agree. The only reason I have Windows (and Parallels to support Windows) on my Mac is to run Quicken H&B. If a H&B version were to be released for the Mac (along with a way to migrate my Quicken Windows data file), I’d jump on it in a heartbeat, and I would recommend to my Mac clients to do the same!
  • lisalisa Member
    edited November 2018

    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.

    been waiting for a decent mac alternative since the 80's--can we PLEASE get the same functionality for mac as for windows.
  • lisalisa 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.

    been waiting for a decent mac alternative since the 80's--can we PLEASE get the same functionality for mac as for windows.
  • skipskip 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.

    The Mac has been a serious business machine for at least the last 15 years. I am starting a small business and am very surprised and disappointed that Quicken is only now discovering that many people use the Mac. 
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018

    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.

    Skip, if you read more of this thread, you'll see it's not at all that Quicken is "only now discovering many people use the Mac." Of course, they have sales and registration stats, so they know exactly the breakdown among Quicken users.

    The real issue is that they have been re-creating Quicken Mac from the ground-up, after having to abandon 2+ decades of code development in order to develop a program for the modern macOS. And being a complex program, it's been a long, slow process. That's why Quicken Mac lags behind Quicken Windows in functionality.

    In order to create a Home and Business version for the Mac, the developers first have to complete the development of the base Quicken Mac product to be close to the Windows version before they can build the additional Home & Business features. Then they have to estimate how many people-days of development it would take, and whether the sales would make that development effort pay off. Clearly, there are some users who would welcome a Mac Home & Business version, but the question they have to answer is if the market is large enough. (And keep in mind that people switching from Quicken Windows is just shuffling their revenue, not expanding it.)
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • MK66MK66 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 i would take it in a second. Please make itASP
  • MK66MK66 Member
    edited January 19

    My quicken just stopped working on my mac.   Is there anything out there that will work on Mac?
    Am tired of fighting to try and get it to function 
    Thanks, 
    Anna M. 

    Agreed, ASP
  • MK66MK66 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.

    We are ready for it ASP
  • Alara ChiltonAlara Chilton Member
    edited January 19

    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 :(

    For those who are interested, there is now quickbooks for Mac- 2019 desktop. I just purchased it and don't find it very intuitive. Would prefer Quicken-home and business for MAC. Maybe someday . . . 
  • jorhettjorhett Member
    edited January 19
     All I want for Christmas is Home & Business for Mac native.
  • Bob DavisBob Davis Member
    edited December 2018
    jorhett said:

     All I want for Christmas is Home & Business for Mac native.

    I just upgraded to H&B from Premier.  After downloading the windows version, which I run under Parallels on the Mac, I decided to try the mac version and see how it looked.  To my surprise, when I ran the Mac version, it came up with "Quicken Home & Business" in the About screen.  See screen capture attached.  Is this a stealth version? I haven't seen an announcement and its not available for purchase on the Quicken website.

  • Hub SmilyHub Smily Member
    edited January 6
    jorhett said:

     All I want for Christmas is Home & Business for Mac native.

    Congratulations... you now have Quicken H&B for Mac!

    Except, not really!  :)
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    jorhett said:

     All I want for Christmas is Home & Business for Mac native.

    That’s interesting, in a kind of weird way. There is no Home & Business version of the Mac application at this time. It seems that they consider “Home and Business” to be your *membership level* and not the actual software product.

    I would guess there is only a single software application for the Mac, and the membership level determines if there are features you don’t have access to. There’s little or no difference between Deluxe and Premier at this point, and the limitations on Starter could simply be handled by the software disabling some functionality. This makes it much simpler to develop and fix bugs when there’s only a single codebase they work on (which was a driving reason behind the switch to subscriptions).
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Carol SchmittCarol Schmitt 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.

    As a landlord we have always kept track of our properties with an older version of Quicken for Mac and used the Job/Project reports frequently. Each property was a separate Class. We have recently upgraded to a new Mac and Quicken 2019. It's very difficult to use without this feature and would upgrade in a minute to Quicken Home and Business for Mac if only to be able to use the Job/Project Report.
    Ron Schmitt
  • edited January 19
     I want Quicken Home & Business on MAC. Need to get off this old machine.
  • splashersplasher SuperUser
    edited January 6
     At this point in time, the only way you are going to do that is to run some Windows emulation software or Virtual Machine software to run Windows and Quicken H&B for Windows on a Mac.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  QW2016, 2017 & Subscription  -  Win7/Win10
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

  • Frankie ZFrankie Z Member
    edited January 6
     I'm using Home and Business 2016, but I'm not using the 'home and business' features anymore. Quicken for Mac seems like the best way to go without all the virtual machine hassle...Will my data convert over to use in Quicken for Mac?
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 6
     I do believe it can but you will lose data related to Home and Business features (among other data too).

    If you decide to migrate your data, you do need to convert. Since your data is from QW2010 or newer, the mechanics are quite simple...copy data file over to Mac. Open data file with QM2017/QM2018. The built-in conversion process will step you through but there are a few things you need to know; here is the entire process:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/faq-converting-from-quicken-for-windows-includin...
    In your case, you can skip steps 1 and 2 but review all the prep and background info before:
    https://www.quicken.com/support/things-do-converting-your-data-quicken-mac-2016

    NOTE: Be aware that at this time, it is very difficult to convert back from Mac to Windows, as there are many problems with the reverse conversion process.

    I also suggest that you make sure that Quicken 2017/2018 for Mac will meet your needs, since it was re-written from the ground up (starting in 2010 with Quicken Essentials) and is not the same product as the Windows version, 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:
    http://www.quicken.com/mac/compare

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

    See a pseudo official list of new features in QM2018 here.

    You may want to review the List of Obstacles and Hindrances for Migrating from QM2007 or QWin to Quicken for Mac. 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: 
    https://www.quicken.com/support/what-data-gets-carried-over
    Then look at the updates since the original release here:
    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2017-mac-release-notes
    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): 
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/can-anyone-who-has-switched-from-2007-to-2015-he...
    Take a look at the following videos to give you a better idea:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/QuickenMac

    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,  or have rollover capability.

    If you find that QM2018 does not meet your needs, the alternative is to run Quicken for Windows in a virtual machine on your Mac. There are 5 popular products you can use: Parallels, VMWare Fusion, Oracle VirtualBox, Bootcamp or CrossOver. The first 4 require you to also buy a copy of Windows. The first 2 cost $50-80, the third and forth are free. CrossOver also costs about $50-$80 but does NOT require you to buy Windows.

    If you plan to keep your PC & Mac, you could also run Quicken on the PC and use remote access (several free options, e.g. NoMachine and Teamviewer) to access Quicken from your Mac  (or even a tablet or phone) (see this great article for complete review of many options (most are free): http://machow2.com/rdp-for-mac/ ).

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

    (QM2007, Canadian user since '92)
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  • Frankie ZFrankie Z Member
    edited January 6
    thank you for all this information. If Quicken for Mac can't do 2-line display, I won't be able to use it. I've done 20 years of Quicken 2-line display...not changing now. I'll run one of the virtual machine options or remote into my old computer. Thanks again for the information.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 6
     I like the configurability of the columns...
    Just keep in mind that this feature has nothing to do with a 2-line display and does not impede the ability to implement a 2-line display with this same feature.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

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  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6
     @Frankie Z: Like you, I used Quicken for Mac for more than two decades. I signed up to beta test the original new generation product, Quicken 2015, and I (along with many other beta testers) lamented the lack of a two line register. It took me a little while of using it to discover it wasn't so bad. And over time, I've come to like it *better* than the old 2-line display. (I still use Quicken 2007, along with Quicken 2017). I like the configurability of the columns, and I find it easier to skim up and down a screen of data when every other line isn't different. 

    Reasonable minds may disagree on any elements of a user interface. But I'd encourage you to keep an open mind and consider trying something new. This is not something you need to learn to do differently; you just have to try working with it.

    (And I'd also say that this is one of the least of the issues a longtime Quicken user will encounter moving to the current Mac product!)
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • lisalisa Member
    edited January 6
     I have been waiting for a decent mac platform since MSMoney left us....MAC VERSION OF QUICKEN HOME & BUSINESS PLEASSSSSSSEEE. I have been a quicken user for 10 years--still basically a robust check register. Tired of the prompts to update w/no real news. C'mon guys.
  • Bob DavisBob Davis Member
    edited January 6
     I just downloaded the Mac version after upgrading to Quicken H&B for my Windows version.  Look what the latest Mac version says in the About screen.  

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  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6
    That’s interesting, in a kind of weird way. It seems that they consider “Home and Business” to be your *membership level* and not the actual software product.I assume there is only a single software application for the Mac, and the membership level determines if there are features you don’t have access to. There’s little or no difference between Deluxe and Premier at this point, and the limitations on Starter could simply be handled by the software. This makes it much simpler to develop and fix bugs when there’s only a single codebase they work on (which was a driving reason behind the switch to subscriptions).
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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