No Quicken Upgrade

by john on December 30, 2002

I’ve been a loyal Quicken user for almost ten years. For about the last five that has meant an upgrade and Turbo Tax at the start of every year. This year I decided to check out usenet to see what people were saying about the upgrade, and frankly they helped make my decision easy – I’m sticking with Quicken 2002 this year. Testimonials like this one make me glad I held firm.

Now it’s possible this isn’t true, and frankly I almost have to believe it isn’t, but apparently Intuit has added inline ads in Quicken, as if this was shareware or something. When I pay for software I don’t expect ads.

I did try the Microsoft Money 2003 Trial (no surprise it requires IE 6.0) and it seemed OK but unfortently it didn’t handle some of the weird things in my finances the way Quicken has over the years, so while I won’t be upgrading this year I will still be on Quicken and Turbo Tax.

Let’s hear it for Quicken 2004.

{ 1 comment }

Scott Chaffin December 30, 2002 at 10:30 pm

Just FYI – my post is a heck of a lot of frustration. I upgraded from Q2000 to 2003 – a big jump (I guess – Office 2000 to Office XP wasn’t nearly so jarring.) I’ve kinda sorta figured out how to ditch some of what I consider junk, but not other parts of it.

I’ve been on Quicken almost since the day they released it, and this “upgrade” has me bumfuzzled. NOTHING looks the same, and I find that a huge irritant. It’s like they think I’m running some multi-million dollar financial empire from my durn PC, when all I want to do is balance my checkbook, pay my bills online, and track my expenses. Q2000 did that little bit perfectly, and Q2003 is a melange of superfluous junk, with cash flow centers and exports to of defunct brokerage accounts, and CONSTANT Register Me! screens even after doing what I consider to be ample frikkin’ registration.

And, for the last time, I don’t want a Quicken MasterCard!!!!!!!!!!

[sorry — I think I just hijacked your comments! And it’s true about the cookies – all gone…sigh]

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