Quicken goes to a subscription model for software that is way way behind both the Mac version of Quicken, and packages from other vendors. The argument that this is to help fund development falls. If you're looking to transition away from Quicken but worry about losing all your data, you can feed it your Quicken file and it'll populate itself. That'll make the transition far less painful! Like Quicken, CountAbout isn't free but it costs $9.99 for the Basic subscription and $39.99 for Premium subscription.
We’ve been using Quicken for Mac for the past year. I’m satisfied with the software, but I no longer trust their pricing and renewal. We paid $60 for Quicken for Mac 2015 on 7/31/2015. On 1/8/2017 we paid $48.41, presumably for 1 year of subscription service. On we paid $32.35; we probably switched from a “deluxe” plan to a basic plan.
Today I received an email requesting renewal: Your Quicken membership will expire on. In order to continue enjoying all of the benefits of Quicken, including connected services such as bank downloads, stock price updates, account sync, and free phone support, please click here to renew your plan. The link goes, however, to Quicken for Windows where we are shown as “deluxe” plan for $50. Ok, so that’s presumably a mistake — albeit a bad mistake. When I go to I can see the Mac plans - Starter at $35 (so probably a 15% price hike from last year) and “most popular” Deluxe for $50.
I can’t compare to last year but it looks like most of the features added in the past year or so require the “deluxe” option now. Which leads me to reconsider my previously relatively positive attitude towards software subscriptions. I’ve been generally in favor of subscription pricing for software. I think Microsoft has done a great job with Office 365.
It does, however, come with temptations for vendors. Subscription pricing makes it too easy to hide price increases and game features. It promotes “”. I think Quicken has fallen for that trap.
I don’t trust them now. We are evaluating options.
Quote from rainlake: I do not get it. Does this mean I have to buy this software, and pay for subscription? Say quicken 2018 + 2yr subscription =64.99, Do I have to pay upgrade when Quicken 2019 come out? There is no more buying the software. It is all just a subscription model now. This deal is for the 2 year subscription (and a CD to install from?). Quicken is moving away from annual releases so you will receive updates as they are released.
New dock software for mac. I’ll be able to make edits to photos by voice, and some future iPad Pro will likely have enough horsepower to do that. [ ] Voice, mobility, and power were always the dream from day one.
Best Buy also has Premier for $99.99 (MSRP $119.99). Quicken Bill Pay (pay bills directly from Quicken) is free with Premier (For Quicken 2017 and Quicken 2018 Deluxe, it costs $9.95/month). If you use Quicken Bill Pay you might want to consider buying the Premier subscription instead. Good deal OP, no knocking the post. Sorry for the Rant.
But Quicken is the biggest POS software development out there. Their patching breaks versions of applications and last week I basically had to upgrade to the 2018 version because one of their updates bricked my old 2016 version and it would just start with a blank screen. I've tried other software and am not a fan of online tools like Mint (have 10+ years of financial records) and Quicken really is the only tool out there.
Pissed me off paying $35 for the 2018 Basic version when my old version worked just fine (and still had 2 years of support) but I wasn't going to invest the time in messing with my Windows machine to fix their botched patch roll out. Quote from r007: There is no more buying the software. It is all just a subscription model now.
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