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Quicken Deluxe 2019 - Mac|Windows

Model: QUI940800F057SKU: 6290026

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Mac version terrible, PC ok Overall-not worth it.

    Posted
    ammcb
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have been using Quicken for 10 years and have even been a Beta Tester for them in the past. I recently purchased a Mac and wanted to try the Mac version while using the PC version at times. When you purchase, you get both Mac and PC version. However, the Mac version of Quicken is not the same as the PC. The file system is different and the platform is very different. As far as PC or Mac version, you have to use one or the other or you will have to enter the transactions on each version which is double the work. I won't use the mac version for several reasons. First, importing was not smooth. I wasn't importing from a competitor, I was importing from the PC version so the problem is perplexing. The mortgage was was inaccurate. Here is what it does. Let''s say you have an interest rate of 4.755%, it imported it as 4.76% using only two decimal places and rounding up. As you know, that totally changed the mortgage schedule making it inaccurate. I had to delete the mortgage and add a new mortgage. It did allow me to manually set up the correct interest rate using three decimal places. Second, it does not associate your mortgage with an asset (Home) like Quicken PC version does. Third, If you want to print a transaction report to compare with your bank records, it is almost impossible if you use split transactions. In the PC version, it shows your mortgage as one figure combining the splits. On the Mac Version, it shows the mortgage as several transactions seperating each split as its own transaction. Let's say your payment is $1000. In the PC it shows that-Mortgage $1000 combining interest, principle, taxes, and insurance. On the Mac, it shows 4 different transactions/payments. One for interest, one for principle, one for taxes, and one for insurance. So if you are trying to compare with your bank record, you have to add all four transactions up . Not very user friendly. The way splits appear in the register is different form the PC version which might be the problem. Forth the file system not being compatible with a PC is a problem. Some of the competition allows you to use your data file on either Mac or PC and they are interchangeable. Bottom line, the reviews on this version are correct. If you are a Mac user, this software is not good. If you are a PC user, it's OK. The PC has received little improvements over the years and the subscription cost is a bit high. Quickens visual interface is better than much of the competition but its functionality I'm looking for. I am testing other products now and am leaving quicken after 10 years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't like Annual Subscription Model

    Posted
    bzm3j81
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've been a longtime Quicken User. I've recommended it to many friends over the years as a way to view all your finances in one place. It hasn't been perfect, there are a few banks that don't synchronize nicely with Quicken. Fitting my budgeting preferences into Quicken hasn't been easy either. I like to pay certain bills annually instead of monthly and Quicken historically hasn't done a good job letting me know I'm over/under budget when it comes to those items. Previously, I didn't really mind when I had to purchase Quicken every 3 years. But last year they switched to an annual subscription without significantly dropping the price and that has rubbed me the wrong way. Quicken 2019 hasn't brought me any 'gotta have' features. Over the next 12 months, I'll probably take a hard look at some of the competitive products that are offered for free online. I still would recommend to friends trying to get a clearer picture of their finances, but only if they can find a great purchase price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Been using Quicken for years. Nice product

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been using Quicken as a stand alone program for years to simplify my finances. The last program was the 2016 version. I had to upgrade as they are phasing out support for this version. The new version is a yearly subscription. The one good thing is that it is updated regularly. Unfortunately you have to pay the yearly subscription fee. My only complaint is that when updating the data from my financial institution It will only update the day after a true business day. Currently I do not get updates on Sunday and Monday. The first update is Tuesday. If the bank is closed on a Monday Quicken will not update until Wednesday. All in all, it works well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my need

    Posted
    strfitness
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchase this program every 2 years. I would have give the product 5 stars if Quicken did not decrease from 2-5 years when I originally purchased this program to every year. The program really does not change, which I like. But Quicken got greedy and forces you to purchase a new disc yearly. Shame on them. Now for Best Buy - Yippee. They gave a discount of 50% so it was so affordable, I could not pass it by - and I used a coupon, so I got a new disc for almost nothing. Thank you Best Buy, I will continue to purchase the program for managing my little business. When tax time comes, I just pull the numbers and fill in the blanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Going downhill

    Posted
    Nilla
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've used Quicken for 10 years. Over the last two years, Quicken has developed bugs that the company just can't fix. For the last year, the frequent updates have caused the software to stop communicating with my bank. EVERY UPDATE. It cannot find my accounts or my credentials. I've read others complaints about the same problem. Some technicians can restore them, but not all, and not every time. It seems to elicit more than one error, and this week no one could fix it. Quicken is going downhill fast. So expect problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The worst version I've ever used

    Posted
    Christine
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been using Quicken since the early 2000's and there have been a few bugs over the years but nothing like this. I was forced to update from 2016 in order to maintain the ability to download transactions. I have spent so much time trying to work around the bugs and significant (not welcome) changes in this new version, not to mention that fact that it is just unbearably slow sometimes, and also crashes from time to time as well. Quicken has since released updates that only seem to make matters worse. Hopefully they will come up with a stable version sometime soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The transition to yearly is here

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    When Intuit sold Quicken off to HIG capital in 2016 it became the end of the 3 year upgrade. Now the purchase of Quicken gets your ONE year of full access and updates for the same price as what used to get you all 3. Functionally it’s fine so far...except for removing all my bill reminders. I have to enter them all in again. I feel like it’s just barely enough hassle to switch to something else. If you’ve never used quicken before, don’t start now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps stay on track

    Posted
    ElementX
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Quicken is very helpful, helps keep you on track with all your monthly bill with reminders and helps plan a head so you don't over draft. The software is easy to set up even if you're new to it, it doesn't have all banks in their system but it does have a pretty good list of banks. I gave it a four cause there are times when the software lags, kind of freezes and you have to wait for it to catch up when working on multiple accounts (my computer is up to date, play many online games with out an issue).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    Diane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had Quicken on my computer for years. We have an IRA that hadn't been updated by quicken for about 3 years so I decided to get the latest version. When trying to update our holdings there are about 5 or 6 that had been sold during the 3 years that we did not update. I have tried to remove them but Quicken says that I cannot. Our Quicken account does not match our IRA account since we can't remove the sold securities.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inadequate help for many changes in this version

    Posted
    jack
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been using Quicken for years and usually look forward to the new version. The 2019 version is quite different and the help file is inadequate. There should, at least, be a cross reference from how something was done in the old version and how to do it in the new: e.g., "how to create a new recurring income." For this example, the help file says it CAN be done, but does not explain HOW.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Updates to the older version

    Posted
    TJ617
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Installed without a problem. The new version exports directly to Excel which is a big improvement over the older versions. I have been using Quicken Deluxe since 1993 and still love it. The one thing I do not like is that it is now an annual subscription, forcing you to pay every year. I used to only upgrade every 2 of 3 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but ...

    Posted
    ARQuilter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been using Quicken for years and really like it. I am forced to purchase a new version every 3 years so that I can continue to download transactions from my bank, one of the main features I use. This time, I had to buy a 1 year subscription, no CD option so I will have to pay each year to use this program. I would give this software 5 stars except for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Liked the older version better

    Posted
    SDGamer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This version makes you set up an account and log in. The older version just let me install the program with no login. Don’t know if it will make me renew a subscription after my one year is up, or if I will just lose some of the functionality. Also the interface isn’t as user friendly as the older versions were.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as it used to be

    Posted
    jsteele212
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been using Quicken for several years now, and this may end up being my last Quicken upgrade. The newer version feel stripped down and less intuitive than prior versions. With all of the other options currently on the market, I don't think Quicken is standing out in many ways for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Opinion is still out

    Posted
    Shirley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have not had the opportunity to use this yet, but I did look at it and it's going to be quite different then what I'm used to but it will be nice for an update since I have not had that since 2009. I only use it for the purpose of the register of a checking account and it keeps me balanced. I'm hopeful that I will be able to budget better with this new upload.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better but still not as good as Windows version

    Posted
    MarciaT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have used Quicken for over a decade; first on Windows and then in recent years on the Mac. While this version is much better than the last Mac version, I have no idea why they can't make it as user friendly as the Windows version? I use it so its not terrible; I just think it could be so much better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same product; frown on subscription

    Posted
    MCNJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Product still does the job. Same ole product year after year. I used to purchase Q every 3 years for the automatic downloads/reconciliation functionality and now with this new subscription service, I am frowning. Once another product comes along that reconciles on a as need basis, I will probably change

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works As Expected

    Posted
    BlueIronShado
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I do not use the advanced online connected features. I use Quicken mainly for day to day finance tracking and reporting. This was an upgrade for me and first time using subscription model. Product does everything I need it to do but as mentioned, I use it for basic tracking of finances. The program is stable and intuitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good money manager

    Posted
    fairfax
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Had to upgrade because I was using Quicken 2016 and was unable to download stock transactions anymore. Had to manually remove Quicken 2016 but otherwise the upgrade went smoothly. It looks a little different but I've haven't seen any changes from the 2016 version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Financial Management Software

    Posted
    TellingTheTruth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've been a long-time user of Quicken for my personal banking. It has tremendous capability. It's great for writing and printing checks and for maintaining bank account records. Its advanced features allow record-keeping to track investments. I recommend it highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend