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Quicken Deluxe 2016

$39.99
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out of 116 votes out of 2 votes

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    120,089
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 23, 2016
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    Purchase; $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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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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1 stars

"don't waste your money"

April 12, 2016

2016-04-12 08:43:11

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Pros

It has a lot of useful features when it works..

Cons

I have been using quicken for years.. basically I was forced to buy the new 2016 version and wow.. it is slow clunky won't load up from the icon from time to time.. can't download then when you do reconcile from the bank you cannot back it up.. the program freezes constantly and technical support has to be contacted weekly if not daily.. yesterday we were on for almost six hours getting the issues resolved today it was only an hour.. If they would have stayed with the 2012 version it worked flawlessly now it isn't worth the money.. if you have an extra five hours a day to debug it then maybe it is for you since it is pretty user friendly layout.. the problems I had with the earlier versions was that you couldn't download from the bank.. then in 2008 they fixed that.. I updated in 2012 because they changed a file format and this year my older stable version of quicken pretty much quit working till I updated the software to 2016 and what a joke..

Summary

Until they can get their stuff together don't waste your money and its a waste of time to have to spend hours.. they do have an excellent support line though.. those kids work hard to get it to work.. I am getting to know them all by name.. Of course I wonder how much it has to do with windows ten.. another awful program.. even Microsoft programs don't work with windows 10

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3 stars

"Quicken Deluxe 2016 is a good personal software package"

March 19, 2016  |  By martin_c_e

2016-03-19 09:51:23  |  By martin_c_e

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Pros

Good for all bank, credit card and brokerage accounting for the average household.

Bill and income calendar is excellent.

The investment summary is good and the Security View of each stock is a very useful feature in evaluating a stock over the last 52 weeks.

The budget software is not really useful for those that already know how to budget; but, it can be very useful for newbies.

Cons

Cannot import data files direct from your financial institutions; Quicken requires that you go thru their website to "validate" the file. Because I have to go to the bank, credit card, and brokerage accounts to get a PDF statement and/or to pay them directly, I should be able to import the data file directly without Quicken "validating" the file every time. You have to furnish your login and password information in the program.

"Link it now" should be able to be turned off; instead it is always in your face.

The program acts as if your deferred accounts cash amounts are available as if they are in a taxable account for any purpose.

The life of the product is 3 years; at that point, all online functions cease. The most important one is stock quote updates. So this is a feature that needs to be paid for.

Summary

Personal financial software should be a must for everyone today, so that they can keep track of current assets and bills and also to be able to recall and compile reports over many years. I have been using personal software since 1993, Simply Money and MSMoney until I was more or less forced onto Quicken Deluxe 2010 by Microsoft.

Because I don't care for Quicken "validating" my bank and brokerage files every time, I manually update them weekly, usually Saturday morning and about an hour of my time. I don't use the mobile app features as I see no value or security in placing my finances on Quicken's website. I don't print out checks either.

The investment area is very good but for one caveat: some investments will change the tax status of their distributions from dividend to short or long gains and return of capital on their annual 1099 or K-1. The 1099 or K-1 should be used at tax time unless you want to manually correct a full year's distributions in the software - a lot of work.

I would recommend Quicken Deluxe 2016 for all households in the U.S.

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What's new in version
  • Link your bills and Quicken will automatically track the due date and the amount due*
  • Know exactly where you stand with your bills and cash flow without having to log into multiple accounts
  • Easily pay your bills* on time from right within Quicken
  • Now easier to convert from Quicken Windows to Quicken Mac
  • Easily import data from Quicken Windows 2010 or newer
  • Eliminate duplicate transactions
  • Proactively fix missing transactions
  • Weâ??ll help every step of the way: weâ??ll help you get started, upgrade, or set up new features*
  • Available Monday to Friday 5am to 5pm PST
  • Reach us online via our 24-hour live chat support
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Publisher Intuit
Publisher web site http://www.intuit.com
Release Date February 23, 2016
Date Added February 23, 2016
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Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements 1GHz CPU (XP/Vista/7/8), 1GB RAM
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Total Downloads 120,089
Downloads Last Week 67
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Price $39.99

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