Quicken Deluxe 2015

Quicken Deluxe 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
1.3
out of 105 votes

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    114,565
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Purchase; $74.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Forced to upgrade; Shortcut keys are shot."

April 02, 2015  |  By palanquin

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Pros

It syncs with my bank as well as my broker.
Helps organize taxes.
Provides reports and graphs to help you assess and control your finances.
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Cons

1. Shortcut keys no longer work properly. This is a shame for all serious Quicken users who are accustomed to navigating and utilizing the program using shortcut keys to permit speed and efficiency. Earlier versions of Quicken allowed Windows users to work without removing their hands from the keyboard. Not so with Quicken 2015.
2. Technical support is useless.
3. Sunset provisions require users to upgrade every few years in order to connect to banks, brokerages, etc. The program is all but useless without these features.

Summary

After using Quicken since about 1990, I am waiting anxiously for an alternative. I have wasted many an hour trying to accomplish tasks that straightforward in the DOS version 20 years ago!

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1 stars

"Complete Waste of Money"

March 30, 2015  |  By jslezak2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Does nothing different. Only add on from 2013 was Credit Score. Already know my credit score.

Cons

Still can't download transactions from bank directly from Quicken.

Summary

Waste of money. Got s*****d.

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1 stars

"Complete piece of Junk"

March 29, 2015  |  By stregg

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Very little other choices, Hard to find an alternative, They have a monopoly the FTC seems to be ignoring

Cons

Unreliable, No custoemer service, Inconsistant

Summary

When Microsoft Money (a far, far better product, by the way) folded, these guys realized they had a virtual monopoly on the market and just do whatever they want with the product despite customer needs and with no regard for customer experience. What are supposed to be automatic downloads of your bank data are rarely complete, manual uploads of data are impossible, intuitive features such as uploading a list of transactions from an excel spreadsheet are nonexistant, automatic categorization of expenses and income is completely unreliable. It's just a horrible product that will leave you spending more time on your finances then really should be necessary. Look around for a better solution. Write Microsoft and beg them to bring back Money.

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1 stars

"Avoid Intuit!"

March 19, 2015  |  By crowley66

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Best thing about Quicken is that there are alternatives. They're not as mainstream, but anything is better than this evil spawn.

Cons

Did you know they'll cut off your online features and cripple Quicken after 3 years? Of course not, because they don't tell you when you're buying, but it's been their policy for a decade. Or did you know that all of your online transactions (like account reconciliation) pass through their servers? That's right, they have access to every purchase and transaction you make. Can you really trust them with that information? They also have no customer service to speak of. Absolutely no phone contact and only useless pre-sales chat support.

Summary

Morally and legally questionable business practices.
No customer support.
You'll just have to buy it again in three years.

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1 stars

"Quicken 2015 is a total waste of money"

March 17, 2015  |  By Sheryl Raumann

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It's very much like the older versions with few exceptions.A new box and some new colors but the program is the same one featured over the last 8 years.

Cons

There's really nothing new here. Give me back my 2012 or even 2008.

Summary

Intuit forces you to upgrade and spend money on a new program for no reason except to profit from the sales. I doubt that any new research or development went into this 2015 version.

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1 stars

"Doesn't deserve ANY stars"

March 02, 2015  |  By ewm0826

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

There are no pros. After 20+ years of using the product, I'm going to a spreadsheet.

Cons

Downloads from banks often have problems, mobile Quicken doesn't work but will screw up your desktop version

Summary

There is nothing good about Quicken anymore. When it hit the market in the early 90s it was great. Now it and Intuit can go pound nails.

Save your money, use a free spreadsheet like Open Office.

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1 stars

"worst customer service EVER!"

February 26, 2015

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

good product

Cons

customer service or technical support is done through a chat box , They will not give you a number to call if you want to talk to someone

Summary

find another product, some company that offers a phone number for questions to call

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3 stars

"Went back to free 2010 Microsoft Money Plus Sunset"

February 13, 2015  |  By oommma4eva

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

No adequate competition.

Cons

Doesn't get the simple things right. If accounting software can't get the right account balance when displaying only unreconciled transactions it's useless.

Summary

In 2010 I switched to Quicken because Microsoft Money was going away. Now after 5 years of making do I've downloaded the Sunset version of Microsoft Money, manually re-established my accounts and going backwards to get what works for me. Even with all the things it doesn't have ... No online services (no online quotes, no bill payment, no statement downloads initiated by Money, no data sync with MSN Money online services, etc?) ยท No support services (support services are limited to online self-help only ... it works better for me than Quicken!

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1 stars

"I regret this purchase."

February 08, 2015  |  By suebee29

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I know the product after so many years of use.

Cons

Every year I seem to have the same issues changing from one year to the next. When I archive the prior year, my current balances are off by a lot of money. The sync feature constantly has to be reset. Now the sync works, but the auto close that used to work with it does not. It is just too frustrating to deal with each and every time.

Summary

This has to be my last purchase. If I ever get it set up right I am never getting another. I will wait until another product comes out.

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1 stars

"2015 Quicken is Unusable"

February 02, 2015  |  By neilhmurphy

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I've been a long time user of Quicken, but I stopped getting new versions after 2001. Quicken only got worse.

Cons

Unless you are willing to endure phone or chat support, welcome to the cold.

Summary

I downloaded Quicken 2004 it got hung up (that's all I can tell you). I restarted it and it tried to "help" me. After struggling with it I finally got my 2001 data converted. I would suggest an option: Manual (Advanced Users) . The following day I tried to install 2015. Toward the end it asked me to establish a userid and password, OK. Now let me point some things out. I use a browser based password manager, RoboForm, so it was going to be a challenge to get this info into RoboForm. I would guess that the reason for doing this was so I could download data from financial sites. As they say in math the chance of me doing this is vanishingly small. The came a second screen which asked me to establish an Intuit userid and password. Which I tried to do, but it rejected it saying it was "Invalid ..." No explanation! It suggested that I call customer service. Now it is my belief that corporations view telephones as instruments with which to torture their customers. There was also a "Forgot Password" button, but why should I click it? Since the error message gave no hint as to why my choices were INVALID clicking the button would constitute playing guessing games with a computer, a very silly pastime in my book. Now it may be that in 1995 I established a userid with Intuit. Who cares!? I closed the program and restarted it. It restarted on the first userid and password page having discarded the info I had already provided. Since I can't get by this nonsense I can't install 2015. Since 2015 is unusable I returned it. So congratulate whoever made these decisions. Not only have they discouraged me from trying to install Quicken but I expect to encounter the same nonsense from any Intuit product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version

    Free credit score:

  • Includes free credit report summary that explains the factors that impact your score;
  • Plus daily monitoring and alerts to help protect against identity theft;
  • Quick sign up - see your free credit score in 2 minutes or less.

    Portfolio X-Ray:

  • Reports not just on funds, but securities held within your funds;
  • Instantly see multiple views of your portfolio (including asset allocations, geographic regions, sectors);
  • Get insights to help you take actions to improve your portfolio;
  • Available with Premier and higher versions.

    Improved investment tools:

  • In-product symbol lookup right within Quicken;
  • Improved bond sell actions;
  • Automatic download of option prices and history;
  • Available with Premier and higher versions.
General
Publisher Intuit
Publisher web site http://www.intuit.com
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
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Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements 1GHz CPU (XP/Vista/7/8), 1GB RAM
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name click-3698865-11224650
Popularity
Total Downloads 114,565
Downloads Last Week 134
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License Model Purchase
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Price $74.99

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