Quicken 2017 Deluxe

edited December 2018 in Before you Buy
Information about upgrade for Quicken 2019 Deluxe: I need to paid every year if I want to use this new version?
Thank you very much for your answer.

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  • Dan GlynhamptonDan Glynhampton SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    The way Quicken is sold changed with Quicken 2018.



    Previously (including your copy of Q2017) Quicken included about three and a half years of online services (bank downloads etc.) from the date the product was released. From Q2018 onwards you now buy a Membership that lasts for one or two years. You are able to access the online services whilst you have an active membership. If you let the membership expire then access to the online services will cease, but you can continue to use Quicken in a manual mode (unless you have the Starter Edition which becomes read only with an expired membership).



    Your Q2017 will continue to receive online services until April 2020, so there is no rush to upgrade. When you do wish to upgrade, shop around and see if Amazon, Staples, Best Buy or similar have a better price than buying directly from Quicken,



    One final point, if you buy a membership from Quicken it is activated immediately and your membership runs for one or two years from that moment. If you buy from another retailer you will receive an activation code with the product and your membership doesn’t start until you activate the product with that code.
    US Quicken Deluxe for Windows 2019 R18.16 on Windows 10 Pro v1809
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Marcel, Yes... or maybe no. ;)

    Yes, the intent is for users to pay for ongoing subscriptions to the software. Subscriptions are sold for 12 months or 24 months; Amazon also has a 14-month variant. As long as you have a current subscription, you receive all updates to the software, which are now released in smaller chunks throughout the year. The subscription also allows you to download or import information from your financial institutions into Quicken, and provides free access to Quicken Support.

    If you don't need to download from financial institutions -- that is, if you are okay with entering all your transactions manually -- and don't mind not getting the bug fixes and new features, then you can let your subscription end and continue to use Quicken for as long as you wish. It's very much like Quicken has been over the past decade-plus: if you had, say, Quicken 2014, after its three-year life, you either had to pay to upgrade to Quicken 2017, or you could continue using Quicken 2014 without any online functionality. Quicken 2019 is basically the same.

    I should note that currently, if you have an expired subscription, Quicken puts a large box on the right side of the Quicken window to remind you that you have an expired subscription, which ranges from mildly to seriously annoying (probably depending on your screen size); there is hope they will make this less obtrusive int he future, but we have no way of knowing to user complaints about this.
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  • edited December 2018
    Currently it seems that everyone is referring to Quicken version by Year.  Quicken 2017,  2018, 2019 etc.

    Many of the software giants (MS and Adobe) went to naming their products with a non icrementing name like Office 365, Photoshop CC etc.  The upgrades seem to be by version.

    Anyone see/hear any rumors of anything past 2019 being named  Quicken Deluxe version ###.##?

    That might seem to fix into the remodeling of the product.  You buy a Quicken license and it runs the current version untill you license runs out.

  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018

    Currently it seems that everyone is referring to Quicken version by Year.  Quicken 2017,  2018, 2019 etc.

    Many of the software giants (MS and Adobe) went to naming their products with a non icrementing name like Office 365, Photoshop CC etc.  The upgrades seem to be by version.

    Anyone see/hear any rumors of anything past 2019 being named  Quicken Deluxe version ###.##?

    That might seem to fix into the remodeling of the product.  You buy a Quicken license and it runs the current version untill you license runs out.

    There were mixed signals to that effect so many expected 2019 to not be numbered, but then when it was released, it was numbered. It is likely they will eventually do this, but only time will tell. For now, it is still Quicken 2019.

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    jacobs said:

    Marcel, Yes... or maybe no. ;)

    Yes, the intent is for users to pay for ongoing subscriptions to the software. Subscriptions are sold for 12 months or 24 months; Amazon also has a 14-month variant. As long as you have a current subscription, you receive all updates to the software, which are now released in smaller chunks throughout the year. The subscription also allows you to download or import information from your financial institutions into Quicken, and provides free access to Quicken Support.

    If you don't need to download from financial institutions -- that is, if you are okay with entering all your transactions manually -- and don't mind not getting the bug fixes and new features, then you can let your subscription end and continue to use Quicken for as long as you wish. It's very much like Quicken has been over the past decade-plus: if you had, say, Quicken 2014, after its three-year life, you either had to pay to upgrade to Quicken 2017, or you could continue using Quicken 2014 without any online functionality. Quicken 2019 is basically the same.

    I should note that currently, if you have an expired subscription, Quicken puts a large box on the right side of the Quicken window to remind you that you have an expired subscription, which ranges from mildly to seriously annoying (probably depending on your screen size); there is hope they will make this less obtrusive int he future, but we have no way of knowing to user complaints about this.

    You can add your VOTE to Quicken Inc should eliminate or at least minimize the LARGE Advertising space used when a subscription expires.

    First, click on the underlined link above to go there, then click VOTE at the top of THAT page, so your will vote count for THIS feature and increase its visibility to the developers by seeking to have the features you need or desire end up in the latest version.

    Your VOTES matter!

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