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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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    April 4, 2014  |   By OlyLady

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 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 2015 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Buggy bloatware year-after-year"

    March 24, 2014  |   By NateOceanside

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    Occasionally it downloads my accounts correctly. Some of the report colors are pretty. About once a decade taxes are correct. But there is good news: On Jan 1, 2000 I was worth $18,000,000! Quicken insists this was not a Y2K bug.

    Cons

    Often fails to correctly connect. Numerous same old bugs year after year. Horribly over-complex for simple users. Basic version is Cripple-ware. In one case the very limited tech support person guided me through the procedure to re-construct my data. But she warned me not to do it _too_ often, as it might introduce additional errors. Sheesh.

    Summary

    Massive bloat-ware suffering from extreme feature-itis. Quicken can't seem to justify a new release, so they artificially switch off the older releases and force you to "upgrade" every other year. Often the new version has a few trivial (and unnecessary) feature, but they never seem to fix the old bugs. This product is collapsing under it's own weight.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Needs to be re-coded from the ground up"

    March 19, 2014  |   By JustStan

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    Quicken 2014 has a lot of great features that, if they all worked as they should and the program got a much-needed user interface-lift, would make for a truly outstanding personal finance program... certainly better than anything else out there. But again, that's if it worked as it should and had a face-lift, neither of which are the case.

    Cons

    It would take more than 1,000 characters to describe all the things in Quicken 2014 that just don't function as they are supposed to. My feeling is that this program was coded decades ago and, as they have continued to add features over the years, they have just thrown in new code here and there, over and over again, making a mess of the code and causing all kinds of unintended consequences. The result is a piece of software that is such a mess at this point that it is really beyond repair as it currently exists; it needs to be completely re-coded from the ground up. Intuit apparently doesn't care to make that investment.

    Summary

    What amazes me, aside from what a mess this program is, are the "professional" reviews of the program. I have been unable to find a professional review that in any way reflects my experience with actually using the program. Somehow they review the features as they are intended to function, while failing to mention that they don't function as intended. One need only note the vast discrepancy between the reviews of people who actually use the software and those of the tech press to see what I mean. I can only assume that the professional reviewers don't use the software for anything more than a quick trial run.

    Intuit needs to be called to task and clearly their user base is not getting through to them. I wish that someone with some clout in the tech press would actually attempt to use this software for a few months and then write an in depth article on it, including interviews with the powers that be at Intuit. Perhaps they could solve the mystery of how a reputable company could continue to put out such a faulty product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Intuit will sell you vers. 2013 instead if you want"

    March 18, 2014  |   By InstituteGrey

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    I called Quicken and they admitted there are problems with version 2014. A tech guy took control of my computer and installed 2013 for me. It seemed to go well. I had to pay for it. This was only possible because I had not yet converted my files out of 2011. I will return 2014 to Staples.

    Cons

    none that I know of in vers. 2013

    Summary



    Updated on Mar 18, 2014

    I regret to say that I'm now not sure that the Quicken 2013 that I downloaded today was from a legitimate source. For now, until I learn more, I would like to withdraw what I said above.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The downward spiral continues..."

    March 14, 2014  |   By topamo

    Version: Quicken Deluxe 2015 R5

    Pros

    Continuing to get downloads of stock and mutual; fund prices, if your current Quicken version is over three years old. That's it.

    Cons

    Buggy. Buggy. Buggy. (Quick, Henry, the Flit!)

    Summary

    I've had Quicken 2014, now release 7, for about a week. Budget reports don't don't capture all transactions and, worse yet, the numbers in the report don't add up. Subcategories appear in random places. Reports copied to Excel have goobered-up category identifications.

    I've been using Quicken for 20 years, now, and am slack-jawed in amazement on how they could have put out this "upgraded" piece of crap. One would think that could get it right, at long last. Witness the power of the monopoly.

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