The company line is that all the advertising done is in the interest of the user, however, I feel this is simply a high pressure sales tactic. The software has not improved in the way I use it as a standalone check on the financial institutions that I deal with.I have voted with my wallet, in that I have evaluated several alternatives and selected one that offers the same functionality that I need with out the need for constant internet connectivity that the expired version now needs. Converting was very seamless, only needing to input the recurring transactions.I now only need to put up with Quicken for archival purposes.
The company line is that all the advertising done is in the interest of the user
I have using Quicken for 30 plus years. While I appreciate the technical advances, I
have chosen to not use any of the on-line services as I do not need any of
those services and I prefer the old fashioned method of entering all my data.
The rub for me is that every time I start Quicken I am ‘encouraged’ to
renew my membership for a mere $50. I
called and spoke with a Quicken rep who informed me that I could continue using
Quicken without a membership, however I would not receive any support or
updates. That was satisfactory for me.
When I asked the Quicken rep about removing the ‘reminder’ at
the top of my register and the glaring wide sidebar announcement that my membership
has expired, he did not have a clue.
Is there any way to remove these ‘reminders’?
I have been using Quicken
for many years. It is a shame and disappointing that Quicken doesn’t have the
respect for its non-renew users to allow us to turn off the renew reminder on
the right side of the screen. It’s sort of having to paying to use the full screen and that
doesn’t encourage me to renew. That said
if you press F11 key (full screen) the screen is enlarged and the reminder on the
right is gone.