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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible product. An embarrassment really"

    October 27, 2014  |   By Kevin95630

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    It is the "standard" and since Microsoft Money went under, there are no viable options. I've tried the cheap and open source programs, and beyond keeping a simple household budget and checking account, they don't cut it.

    Cons

    Where to begin? It is buggy, not the least bit intuitive, horrific support. And they force you to upgrade every few years, even as the new versions become worse and more buggy with each release. Expensive.

    Simple, common modifications to a mortgage are not options. The support page indicates various "work arounds", but they are often referring to an earlier version of the software, so after wasting an hour trying to get an answer that makes sense, you realize it no longer applies. Plus, work arounds? Really?

    Summary

    Why oh why did Microsoft discontinue Money? It was intuitive, worked flawlessly, and offered great support. They just lacked good marketing, allowing a product that isn't nearly as good and has a ridiculous name to drive them out.

    Where is the free market on this? How can such a terrible product, which is despised by so many, not have any real competition? The only thing worse than Quicken is it's big brother, Quick Books!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "doesn't work easily"

    October 9, 2014  |   By isonic1

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    Has potential

    Cons

    Things are not intuitive, and they don't work like you think they should. The "what if" feature doesn't even calculate my "what if" extra payments correctly.

    Summary

    I have been using Quicken for 4 years now after Microsoft Money was no longer usable and honestly, this program is difficult to get working correctly.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A user since the DOS days and thoroughly disappointed"

    July 19, 2014  |   By rkazoo

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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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