Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Quicken Deluxe 2010

CNET Editors' review

With Quicken 2010, Intuit strives to make its flagship money management application easier to navigate and simpler to set up, thanks to spruced-up visuals and a refreshed start-up wizard. Although already a solid balance-keeper and financial assistant in previous versions, Quicken 2010 adds a few new features to visualize your monthly budget and assets.

The Quicken 2010 product family includes Quicken Starter Edition ($29.99) for tracking budgets and upcoming bills; Quicken Deluxe ($59.99), which includes tools to help you save up for a large purchase; Quicken Premier ($89.99), which helps track investments; Quicken Home and Business ($99.99); and Quicken Rental Property Management ($149.99). We evaluated Quicken Deluxe 2010.

Installation

At almost 70MB, Quicken Deluxe 2010 takes several minutes to install. Installation was painless up to the point when the software junked up our desktop with four icons: the Quicken icon, plus another three unwanted shortcuts advertising a Quicken credit card and other additional services.

Features

Quicken's core features continue doing what they've done for years: chiefly, importing your financial information to help you automatically and manually track your spending and savings. Not just a simple ledger for balancing your bank book, Quicken's additional tools also help alert you to upcoming bills and to your overall budget.


The Quicken 2010 product line gets a prettied-up interface that provides an at-a-glance summary of your finances.

In the 2010 edition, Intuit has applied some cosmetic changes that streamline and simplify the software. One change is a sleeker setup wizard to guide you through the process of importing your financial information, adding bill reminders, and setting up budgets. This wizard is moot if you're a returning user importing years of data from past Quicken versions, but new users will have an easier time getting started with this version than in years past.

A cleaner-looking home screen greets new and returning users, summarizing your financial standing in a glance. Pared-down navigation options also make it easier to find what you need. The most active new feature in Quicken 2010 takes a stab at automatically categorizing your transactions, like assigning Safeway to the Groceries category and your doctor's visits to the Medical category, with a little help from you if there's any doubt. In implementing this feature, Quicken plays catch-up to savvier online management apps, like Mint.com--which Intuit has since snapped up and plans to integrate--and its ilk. A new infographic in Quicken also helps you avoid late fees by displaying both how much cash is left in your coffers and which upcoming bills you should brace for.

Apart from the bill reminder and the autocategorization, it's Quicken's top layer, and select tools, that see the benefit of Quicken's design changes. Scratch the surface, however, and many of the app's second-tier tools--text-heavy calculators, planners, and lists with tiny font--feel as if they haven't been updated for years. The old-school layout may not bother legacy users or those who aren't put off by blocks of texts and charts, but others who have come to expect graphic representation of their data and clean design--say, the likes of former competitor Mint.com--may be inclined to shut the window and move on rather than wade through text.

As with past versions, Quicken Deluxe 2010 pulls in financial data from your banks and savings accounts. There are tools to create graphs and reports to itemize spending and banking, and to plot transactions on a calendar. There's also a debt reduction planner and a tax-planning wizard. Quicken could use a few more online social Net links, too, such as an option to sync reminders to an online calendar.

Intuit isn't blind to consumers' changing expectations in management software, online or offline. Quicken 2010's refurbished look does help, and conservatives who feel more comfortable keeping monetary details stored locally on their PCs rather than encrypted in the cloud lose nothing by downloading a free trial. For strictly online users with only personal finances (not investments, property, or small businesses), Intuit offers a free, online version that's similar to Mint.com. Quicken Online has budgeting, tracking, and reminders, encryption, an iPhone component, and the added capability to prep the data for tax time, assuming you also use one of Intuit's TurboTax products.

If you've used Quicken before, you can import data from previous years. The same goes for anyone switching over from Microsoft Money. With Microsoft Money killed off (additional details), Quicken is the best desktop alternative.


Some tools, like the bill reminder, are still a tad clunky.

Service and support
Quicken support is unchanged from previous years. E-mail support is free, and Intuit promises to respond within a day. Chat help is also free and is available 24-7. Phone assistance is $24.95 per call. However, some support calls are free, such as if you're having problems installing the program or converting data from earlier Quicken versions.

Overall
Quicken Deluxe 2010 remains a useful, if not exciting, management app equipped with rich balancing and budgeting tools. As for the future of Quicken, Intuit's recent acquisition of flashy online finance manager Mint.com could spell the merging of Mint's online budgeting and reminder features. Mint's exciting visual style could also draw younger users to future versions of Quicken, assuming Intuit goes that route, making future versions of the classic, but dated, money manager truly fresh.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • WinCalendar
    Create printable calendars with saved activities in Microsoft W...
    Download Or, Learn More About WinCalendar

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Simple Sticky Notes
    Take notes and stick them to your desktop.
    Download Or, Learn More About Simple Sticky Notes

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Ou...
    Manage your email, time and calendar.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Post-it Digital Not...
    Create Post-it notes, bookmark Web sites, send/receive notes, s...
    Download Or, Learn More About Post-it Digital Notes

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PdfMerge
    Split and merge PDF documents.
    Download Or, Learn More About PdfMerge

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Desktop iCalendar L...
    Create and manage various events and to-do list on your desktop...
    Download Or, Learn More About Desktop iCalendar Lite

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Efficient Calendar ...
    Schedule, plan, and remind yourself of important events.
    Download Or, Learn More About Efficient Calendar Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • What's Up
    Organize your life, manage contacts, create to do list, and be ...
    Download Or, Learn More About What's Up

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Amortization Schedu...
    Create amortization schedule in Excel for fixed-rate loan.
    Download Or, Learn More About Amortization Schedule for Excel

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Edraw Mind Map
    Build, save, share, and print arbitrary mind maps.
    Download Or, Learn More About Edraw Mind Map

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Efficient Reminder ...
    Catch up with your daily events and meeting schedules.
    Download Or, Learn More About Efficient Reminder Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wondershare MobileT...
    Transfer content between Android, iPhone, and Symbian phones.
    Download Or, Learn More About Wondershare MobileTrans

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Sticky Notes
    Create and organize sticky notes and reminders on your desktop.
    Download Or, Learn More About Sticky Notes

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • iDailyDiary Free
    Incorporate images and formatted text into your daily diary.
    Download Or, Learn More About iDailyDiary Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Cell Phone Manager
    Manage your mobile phone through a PC.
    Download Or, Learn More About Cell Phone Manager

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Office Ex...
    Create spreadsheets, analyze and share information.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Office Excel 2010
  • Excel Tool VBA Pass...
    Recover lost and forgotten passwords from password protected VB...
    Download Or, Learn More About Excel Tool VBA Password Recovery

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Open Freely
    Open over 100 different file extensions including DOCX, PPTX an...
    Download Or, Learn More About Open Freely

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Excel 200...
    Create and format spreadsheets, analyze and share information t...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Basics Payroll 2014
    Calculate federal payroll for up to 30 employees.
    Download Or, Learn More About Basics Payroll 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • VueMinder Lite
    Organize your schedule and provide reminders of upcoming events...
    Download Or, Learn More About VueMinder Lite

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Batch XLSX to XLS C...
    Convert Excel XLS files to XLSX and XLSX files to XLS.
    Download Or, Learn More About Batch XLSX to XLS Converter

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Microsoft Excel 200...
    Create, manage, and share spreadsheets.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site Or, Learn More About Microsoft Excel 2003
  • CSV Reader
    Read and sort CSV files.
    Download Or, Learn More About CSV Reader

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    1.3 stars

    out of 80 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 63
  • Current version:

    2.0 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 2
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-9 of 9

  • 3.0 stars

    "Worked fine for me"

    December 26, 2011  |   By kingedking

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    Simple to use and fast

    Cons

    Did not have any realistic cons with 2010 version
    except 2012 version sure does not seem to work with the 2010 data files.

    Summary

    Just spent hours with their chat trying to get the 2010 version data to work with the 2012 program. Nothing worked, including deletes, using their qdelete. I don't hold much hope for it ever working with 2010 data. It works fine with new data, but goes nuts when you try to use a category from a 2010 system. I never should have upgraded!!!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Quicken gets worse with every new release"

    April 22, 2011  |   By sally1966

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    Comprehensive for personal finance (if it worked)

    Cons

    Reports/Graphs not linking properly, w/no fix. Updates is very slow; 2 legged trans are leaving partial trans w/no way to fix. Planning Tab not updating, giving inaccurate projections...should I go on...product is not worth its legacy reputation,

    Summary

    After 18 years with Quicken I am ready to bail...bugs and issues abound, when I have called CS they know about the issues but have no schedule/release date for fixes. This is no way to treat a loyal customer, I am off to find a replacement!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Extreme basic flaws, lost data &printing frustrations"

    January 4, 2011  |   By ekoomen

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    I am too frustrated to even consider any pros

    Cons

    Data entered into Quicken Online was lost after discontinued. I bought Quicken 2010 believing this would allow me to migrate my data over, but I was not able to import the data in a useful format. And I cannot print from Quicken 2010 in Windows 7.

    Summary

    Quicken, made by Intuit, seems to go out of their way to make simple functions like data migration (from their own products) and printing difficult tasks. The huge amounts of users who have posted similar frustrations online - dating back to 2007 versions and beyond - suggest that they have track record of using similar issues to force people to buy upgrades (which do not always solve the problem).

    If there was a software police, this company would not pass go or collect $200 on their way to jail.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Lousy ^&%^*()(*U program."

    August 7, 2010  |   By OldGrumpy

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    It works just fine as long as you do what the program wants YOU to do. Little like Hal in 2001. I keep listening for a little voice from the middle of my computer telling me, " I can't do that, Dave."

    Cons

    Try to have the program act as YOU (the owner) want it to, fugetaboudit. It has a mind of its own.

    Summary

    I've run this program and its predecessors for years -- probably close to 20 or longer. I've used both Mac and PC versions and have got along alright until just recently.
    The program started to nag me about upgrading (free) and finally I did. Now, because of a federal law they claim was passed in 2005, it will NOT print my checks. My checks -- sold to me by Intuit since 2005 -- don't meet the federal rules, they claim, so that they may comply with the Federal rules, they've put some block on my computer -- with their free upgrade I'd guess -- which prevents the printer from printing my checks. At the very least they could have told me that if I upgraded that this would be the result; they did not say a word. I've sent a message to their tech people asking them how to fix this problem. Whadda ya want to be that it can be easily fixed by the purchase of some more of their printed checks at a dandy little price, I'll post an amendment to this review as soon as I have heard from Intui; they said I should hear from their techies in 2 days.
    But am going to stay as far away from Intuit hereafter as I can possibly get; unless you too want to start writing out your checks in long hand, you might want to avoid them too.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "install problem"

    June 19, 2010  |   By nrkoske1976

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    finance tracking with many automatic reminders if you set them up.

    Cons

    Quicken support has never solved the registration problem I encountered six months ago. Still can't fully use their "One Step update" button.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Install Problems"

    June 15, 2010  |   By lcole

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    Customer support, they tried to fix problems from India, 2 1/2 hours worth. Gave Up

    Cons

    Will not install on my 4 year old XP system. Did get to work on my new laptop with V7

    Summary

    The working copy is slow, and not much different then Quicken 2008.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Total disappointment!!!!"

    June 15, 2010  |   By popbuddy

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    Not much, just needs some work.

    Cons

    Never could get my new 2010 to install. Just a FLASH.

    Summary

    Stayed on customer support for 3 days with email and chat. They finally gave me a download of Home and Business. Sometimes it opens and again it just creates new desktop icon. Have used Quicken and QB Pro for more than 10 years but looking for something more stable.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Quicken 2010 needs help"

    June 8, 2010  |   By jsb2b

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    Good financial software since there doesn't seem to be much else out there.

    Cons

    Increased start up time and flickering / flashing headers when updating financial data.

    Summary

    I have used Quicken Deluxe for many, many years. This is the worse version to date. Long load time due to much larger data file than previous versions. Online banking downloads are iffy at best. Discover Card "Web Connect' has been getting OL-293-A errors for 2 months. I get "Quicken is not currently the application configured for web connect" message window almost every time Quicken starts. The headers flash and flicker when data is being updated which is very distracting. It seems Intuit has rolled all their known and unsolved bugs into the 2010 version. Still, I use Quicken Deluxe due to a lack of an alternative program. I just hope Intuit hires some new programmers and beta testers to restore this product to it's original quality software.....

    Updated on Jun 8, 2010

    BTW. Quicken issued Article ID: 7864 on June 7, 2010 that the OL-293a problem with Discover Card is not their problem but that Discover Card's servers are down. Maybe so, but Discover Card's servers cannot be down for 2 months can they???

    Updated on Oct 20, 2010

    So after 4 months, Quicken now asks if you want Discover to be added to Web Connect or whatever. So you go through the panels typing your Discover Card Account Center userid and password, it does a connect to Discover, and eventually pops a window saying that it could not connect with the Discover servers and that it is not your fault. Try later. I tried creating a new "Credit" account and repeating the connect setup. Same results. So I continue to download the Quicken file from Discover manually and update Quicken that way. CapitalOne Visa works just fine with "One Step Update"....

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "The conversion of data corrupted several accounts."

    June 8, 2010  |   By dbartoli

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16

    Pros

    There are no pros to this version.

    Cons

    After upgrading to this version from 2009, several accounts had missing transactions, leaving "one-legged" entries that are nearly impossible to correct. The first update to 2010 broke the ability to communicate with my primary bank account.

    Summary

    I don't know what the author used to test the software before writing this, but she certainly couldn't have used it with any live data. Nearly every user review that I have read rakes this product over the coals. The product was released with many flaws that should never have made it out of beta. A TERRIBLE product that has cost Intuit a 15 year customer.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-9 of 9

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Quicken Deluxe 2010 19.1.9.16
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Quicken Deluxe 2010

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Quicken Deluxe 2010
Quicken Deluxe 2010