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

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 6
    Yes that is what they mean...very confusing and misleading...

    And yes, in ALL versions of Quicken, both QWin and QMac, Quicken now simply turns on/off features based on subscription level, using a single codebase. 

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  • bdbaddogbdbaddog Member
    edited January 6
     So can you create invoices, etc on your mac now?
  • Quicken HaroldQuicken Harold Moderator
    edited January 24
     Hello bdbaddog, appreciate your question.

    Mac does not have the option for Quicken Home and Business, including the invoicing and other options within the Windows version.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Respectfully,
    ~ Quicken Harold.
    Quicken Harold
    Community Moderator
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 6
    jorhett said:

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

    Yes that is what they mean...very confusing and misleading...

    And yes, in ALL versions of Quicken, both QWin and QMac, Quicken now simply turns on/off features based on subscription level, using a single codebase. 

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 6
    Frankie Z said:

    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.

    BTW, the lack of 2-line display, though it may be a nuisance should not be show-stopper. Though very desirable for many, there are many far more critical features to address. That said, You can add your VOTE to Add option for 2-line/row display.

    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. This will help make the transition easier for you when you are ready to upgrade.

    While you are at it, you may want to add your VOTE to related IDEAS found on the 
    List of Requests for User Interface Options and FeaturesClick on the underlined link, then follow the instructions to add your vote to more related ideas. Your VOTES matter!

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  • TrevorTrevor Member
    edited January 14

    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.

    Definitely interested.  We are a mac household, and have been looking for software that will include rental property management accounting.  The lack of this option has kept us from buying Quicken or any other software at.
  • Marty YanoverMarty Yanover Member
    edited January 19
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I want Home & Business for Mac..


    So sad that Quicken Home & Business is not made for Mac. I scrapped my PC for a Mac. Love the Mac. Hate the accounting programs. I’ve purchased and scrapped several and have tried trials only to be disappointed. I need integrated invoicing and checking. Quicken does not offer that except in their Quick Books Pro. That program is far too large for small business owners. We little guys need Home and Business for Mac.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 19
    HB said:

    I've been a Quicken user for 10+ years. Two years ago I also switched to Mac and now I have to run Parallels & Windows7 on the Mac just to continue using Home & Business. It works but it's far from ideal and it wastes a lot of time. Please make H&B available for Mac. Otherwise I need to find something else.
    Thank you.

    Consider using remote access software to access your PC from your Mac so you only have to work on one computer (several free options, e.g. NoMachine and Teamviewer) to access Quicken on one computer from the other, or even mobile devices (see this great article for complete review of many options (most are free): http://machow2.com/rdp-for-mac/ ).Though it is written with Macs in mind, many of the solutions work on Windows too. 

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    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.

    Carol Schmitt you may want to add your votes to
    Columnar report (with selectable choices for rows and columns)

    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.
     
    While you are at it, I highly recommend you to add your VOTES to related IDEAS found on the:
    Click on each underlined link, then follow the instructions to add your vote to more related ideas. Your VOTES matter!

    For background, you may want to read this post too.

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    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.

    Carol Schmitt you may want to add your votes to
    Columnar report (with selectable choices for rows and columns)

    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.
     
    While you are at it, I highly recommend you to add your VOTES to related IDEAS found on the:
    Click on each underlined link, then follow the instructions to add your vote to more related ideas. Your VOTES matter!

    For background, you may want to read this post too.

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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser
    edited January 19
    Just a reminder that anyone looking for Rental Manager features, you should add your VOTE to 
    Rental Properties Management (RPM) for Mac.

    First, click on the underlined link above to go there, then click VOTE at the top of THAT page, so your vote will 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.
     
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  • TedWahlerTedWahler Member
    edited January 19
    I know that in the two years that this thread has been going that you could have written a completely new application Quicken Home and Business for Mac if you wanted to. The effort of writing this application is not relevant, it is the motivation to serve Mac customers.

    I submit (and seem to have read someplace) that the company is trying to streamline it's offerings and suspect that zero effort is going into writing a desktop Mac product. I suspect there will be an online, cross-platform, offering that will sunset all of the other versions of Quicken.

    The revenue stream of recurring online subscriptions is far more lucrative than having customers hang on to older outdated machines in order to run the older familiar software that they currently are used to. The company is all about the bottom line and you will adapt.

    My suggestion is that if there is a rouge programmer or young upstart or just someone interested in taking on Goliath the opportunity is ripe to make a good living from a small well managed company offering just what the customer wants. Go for it.
  • 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 want Home & Business for Mac. I need to integrate invoicing with my checking. Can’t do that in my current program.
  • edited January 23

    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 agree, we need a Quicken Home & Business for Mac, soon!! Please!!
  • Eve MengEve Meng Member
    edited January 24

    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 would love to see a Mac version of Quicken Home & Business.  Yesterday would be good, thank you very much. I don't want to plunk down the money for a program that won't suit my needs, so the sooner it's available the sooner the money will flow into  Quicken's coffers! (Sound effect: **cha-ching!**)
  • Eve MengEve Meng Member
    edited January 24

     Hello bdbaddog, appreciate your question.

    Mac does not have the option for Quicken Home and Business, including the invoicing and other options within the Windows version.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Respectfully,
    ~ Quicken Harold.

    Dear Quicken Harold,

    Stop apologizing and let the powers that be know that there are legions of Mac users that would pay hard earned cash for QH&B in a heartbeat! So, get those coders busy and get it done. Thanks.

    Respectfully
    E Meng
  • edited January 27

    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.

    Way more people want this that are listed here. You are losing tons of Mac people. I am looking right now for an alternative for Quicken Mac. Mabe Hurdlr. But I have so much data in Quicken I don't want to leave but...And update the budgets more like Mint.
  • Rachel MaddenRachel Madden Member
    edited January 27

    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.

    For effs sake, why is this even a question? Of course you should have this for mac. I have purchased it and I'm very frustrated I can't use my Mac for this. 
  • jacobsjacobs SuperUser
    edited January 27

    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.

    Rachel, if you read little of this thread (try this post and this one), you will understand why it was a question... and why it's still an unanswered question. The basic Quicken Deluxe for Mac, which they have been building over the past 5-6 years, still does not have all the capabilities of Quicken Windows Deluxe -- and the Home & Business features are built on top of that base. So they need to finish rounding out the capabilities of the core Quicken Mac product -- a process which is still in progress but has proven to be slow -- before they can do the additional development work to create the Home & Business features for Mac.

    I'm not quite sure how you bought it expecting to use if on your Mac; the Quicken website pretty clearly shows there is no Home & Business product for the Mac. (They do let you download Quicken Mac at no additional cost with your subscription, but there's no Mac equivalent to the Windows Home & Business version.) 

    John, your comment that they are losing "tons of Mac people" is the second factor here. Once they finishing building out the core Quicken Mac, the question Quicken management needs to answer is how many people would pay for a Mac Home & Business version. Obviously, there are a bunch who have posted here, and many others beyond that who don't visit this forum. But they have to try to estimate exactly how big that market is to be sure that there are enough potential buyers to justify the significant development work. And it's complicated to estimate. Some users would migrate from Windows to Mac, so while that's good for retaining customers, it doesn't bring in new revenue; on the other hand, if users will otherwise leave for other products, then it is revenue they'd retain if they had such a product.

    All of this is to say only that it's not as simple a question as it may at first appear to be. I would guess that inside the corporate offices, they've done all these assessments and have decided what the future roadmap is.

    Unfortunately for us users,  Quicken rarely communicates where it is going 6 or 12 or 18 months down the road -- in part not to telegraph it to their competitors, in part because development priorities do shift over time. On something as fundamental as this question -- "Will there be a Mac Home & Business version?" -- it would be really nice if they broke that mold and gave users and potential users some ballpark idea: "No, not currently in our plans" or "Yes, planned for the future but not before 2021" or "Yes, development work is underway, hoping for a 2020 release" or whatever. I'm just noting that this type of communication is not the normal way Quicken operates.
    QMac 2007 & QMac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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