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  • 1.0 stars

    "A user since the DOS days and thoroughly disappointed"

    July 19, 2014  |   By rkazoo

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    Don't have the patience to figure what works and what doesn't

    Cons

    Slow. Slow. Slow.

    Summary

    I'm a professional technologist and over the years have implemented Intuit products for a number of small to midsize companies. So disappointed in where this product has gone. It is unusable. I've re-installed, tweaked, followed suggestions on tech websites, and still can't get acceptable performance. I will be using a combination of Excel and Mint.com.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Where's the Beef?"

    June 12, 2014  |   By drotto

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    It's the only viable alternative.

    Cons

    Bugs, bugs, bugs . . . and more bugs. It amazes me that Quicken has been so successful. There's a lot of sizzle here, but no meat. Basic functions (like transaction matching) do not work properly. Duplicate transactions download to the both the correct and incorrect account. There are constant prompts asking if a transaction is actually another (completely unrelated) transaction, transactions are downloaded with an incorrect payee automatically filled in, which I have to manually correct.

    Summary

    As a former Microsoft Money user I can say without reservation that Quicken is a horrible program (I moved to Quicken only because MM was dropped by Microsoft). Quicken needs to put effort into making the software work before focusing any additional effort on cutesy graphs and "advice" features. I would not be a user if there were a viable alternative. An early 2000s version of MM was better than Quicken 2014.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Previous version was working OK. Why change it?"

    June 6, 2014  |   By pgayle

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    I can still pay my bills.

    My mortgage has become very complicated. All I want is to keep track of the balance.

    Cons

    Too complicated. I am not stupid. But I don't need all these "features" for keeping track of assets, debts and bill pay. It is buggy.

    Summary

    I have used this since 1990s; DOS version. That was all I needed. I loved it. Each upgrade is worse. I would get rid of it except I have 20 years of data in it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "They should have left well-enough alone"

    May 31, 2014  |   By sandyj5k

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    Most of the previous features have been retained. Keeps the checkbook properly.

    Cons

    Program CAN'T ADD! 575 shares @ $10.78 + $9,053??!!
    Downloaded stock prices don't match what S&P has?! Even with correction, the result was wrong.
    Editing split transactions sometimes hops to the next transaction.

    Summary

    My financial life is built into Quicken. I've used it since 1987. Now I can't trust the calculations it makes let alone trust it to keep track of investments. Wish I could go back to 2011 version. I upgraded to retain the stock price download feature but now it doesn't work right! I CAN'T COMPLETELY TRUST QUICKEN ANYMORE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not work"

    May 29, 2014  |   By Jfljr

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    There are none.

    Cons

    Does not work

    Summary

    Is there an alternative to quicken?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Trust these reviews."

    May 18, 2014  |   By vjviii

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    It was on sale.

    Cons

    It was still not worth it. Bugs, bugs and more bugs. I purchased Quickbooks Premier 2014 the same time and it, too, is infested.

    Summary

    If after reading these reviews you still buy this software, at any price, you're nuts. Go get help. Now excuse me, I'm late for my therapy session.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Barely usable... maybe not usable at all"

    April 27, 2014  |   By georgepond

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    This is substantially defective software, with some resemblance to earlier versions which worked. It doesn't destroy your files, but the interface is not navigable.

    Cons

    Screen is unresponsive. Font sizes are often tiny, yet others on same screen are large. Resizing the window often leaves you with a blank, light blue window. Often can't see or get to downloaded transactions.

    Summary

    R7 release remains buggy beyond usability. The product should not be marketed until it is rebuilt, thoroughly tested, and provided to registered persons (who cannot be called users, because the product is unusable)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is no upgrade! Terrible product"

    April 14, 2014  |   By juliettarose

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    None compared to previous versions

    Cons

    Everything is different. All my data is out of whack. Completely did away with simple budgeting. Not user friendly at all. Freezes and takes forever to populate fields and scroll.

    Summary

    ***?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "probs with focus; paste; search return; adjusting split"

    April 4, 2014  |   By OlyLady

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    I have been a loyal Quicken user since 1994. I have always been more than satisfied with the product and use it heavily.

    Cons

    Quicken 2014 has major problems which would cause me to switch after 20 years if only there was something to switch to! The five are: losing focus; pasting; search return; adjusting splits; and speed. I formerly copied a lot of payment and receipt data from emails. In this version, when you switch to another application and return to Quicken, it loses focus and you need to click back in the same field you were in formerly. Then only one paste will work per session. Whatever is the first thing copied to the Clipboard after opening Quicken is the only thing it will paste, no matter how many things you copy afterward. Third, after searching, it returns you to the top of your register -- every time, no matter where your focus was when the search began. Fourth, when you type a new amount in a split transaction, both the button to adjust and the button to cancel invoke the Cancel function. Finally, this version is simply Slow on everything from changing a transaction to reconciling.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Quicken has sadly become a headache!"

    April 2, 2014  |   By hotrodgrandma19

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2014 R5

    Pros

    I like some of the new features. That's all.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Let's just say, I agree with others comments. And that's sad. I've been a Quicken user for many years and stuck with Quicken 2012 because I heard 2013 was very problematic. Being forced to buy 2014, I upgraded, only to have to spend days getting it to a point of being usable. The customer service is laughable. I even had to tell a lady where to go within the program. All people I communicated with didn't know anything without trying to look it up. My online queries have been no help either. I just discovered another "bug", something that is not working. It's very frustrating! I don't know what's happened over the last few years, but it's very disappointing. And I'm also wondering if they will say, come next year, that we will need to upgrade again in order to continue to use some important features. If they do, to me, that would be like bribing users to continue to purchase, and I will not take their bait if they do. So, current users, keep this in mind.

    Summary

    I'm sorry to say that I cannot and would not recommend this program to anyone. It's completely true to say, it is not user friendly. I'm very computer savvy and it's not even user friendly for me simply because of all the bugs! New features mean nothing to a user if the program doesn't work properly! We shouldn't have to figure a "work around" to use it. You shouldn't present a product that is so-o-o-o buggy. Not from a company like Intuit. I don't even want to give it one star, but I will.

    Updated on Apr 2, 2014

    I do have the latest Quicken 2014 update "fix", R7.

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