1. Alternatives To Quicken For Mac 2018
  2. Replace Quicken For Mac

Banktivity is the best budgeting app for Mac users, primarily because it is only for Mac users. The app is only available on Apple devices running at least Sierra 10.12. It syncs across all of them, storing users' data in the cloud. The program is meant to be as comprehensive as Quicken.

Better setup

  • Transfer your data: Banktivity's setup assistant simplifies importing all of your transactions, accounts, categories, classes/tags, and investments from Quicken for Mac or PC, or Quicken Essentials!
  • All kinds of accounts: Track your savings, checking, credit cards, loans, mortgages and investment accounts. See balances at a glance and get the big picture with Banktivity's account summary screens.
  • Bank downloads: Get your transaction data quickly via Direct Connect from most major financial institutions, or use Banktivity's integrated browser to download from your bank's website. You can also subscribe to Banktivity's exclusive automated service, Direct Access.

Better money management

  • Never miss a payment: With intuitive scheduled transactions and online bill pay, Banktivity makes it easy to pay all your bills on time.
  • Full-featured investment support: Track buys, sells, dividends and more; review security prices over time; download quotes from Yahoo; track stock options or short sales; analyze performance with powerful investor reports. (Note that Banktivity pulls security price histories from Yahoo, if listed, but not from Quicken data.)
  • One version, worldwide: Use multiple currency support to create accounts in different currencies and apply exchange rates to transfers.
  • Stay organized: Use account groups and smart accounts to keep your finances organized at a glance.
  • Choose your budget: Banktivity offers both traditional and envelope-style budgets.

Better data management

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  • More flexible data export: Banktivity exports to QIF so you can share data easily, to TXF for tax preparation in TurboTax, or to CSV for use with your favorite spreadsheet app.
  • More flexible file import: Banktivity imports data in OFX, QFX, QMTF, QIF or CSV formats for both new and existing accounts.
  • Categorize everything: Create category hierarchies, assign categories or sub-categories to each transaction, or split transactions multiple ways for more detailed tracking.
  • Category images: Customize your data for easy review.

Better mobility

  • iPad sync: Use Banktivity for iPad (app sold separately) to sync from your Mac, monitor accounts, edit transactions, manage budgets, track investments and more!
  • iPhone sync: With Banktivity for iPhone (app sold separately), you can keep all your finances in your pocket or purse — including accounts, budgets, and investments. It's the most full-featured money manager available for iPhone.
  • Automatic updating: Optionally, use a single Direct Access subscription for automatic account updates to all your devices, any time and anywhere. Connects to over 10,000 banks worldwide.

Better tools

  • Generate powerful reports: Create beautiful, detailed reports on account balances, income and expense, investments, net worth and more.
  • Custom check printing: Print checks to your existing check stock or even to plain paper, in standard, wallet and voucher sizes.
  • File attachments: Attach documents, images, PDFs, statements or receipts to transactions.

Better technology

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  • Built for macOS: Banktivity always offers full native compatibility with the latest macOS, and regular updates to Banktivity are always free.
  • Integrated web browser: Access, view and download transactions from bank websites without leaving Banktivity.
  • Built-in camera integration: Use your Mac's FaceTime camera to quickly attach photos to transactions.

Better support

  • Try before you buy: Banktivity offers a 30-day free trial, and an industry-leading 90-day guarantee. We'll answer your questions pre-purchase and during your trial. There's also discounted upgrade pricing on new versions purchased from IGG.
  • We're here for you: Get live chat support six days a week. You can also email us after hours, check out our video tutorials, see the Banktivity user manual or review our growing library of support articles. We listen, we care about your experience, and we're here to help.
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edited November 2018 in Installing and Updating (Windows)
I've used Quicken for over 15 years. Quicken 2016 has serious flaws. When I load Quicken 2017 and try to run it I get a black screen. Customer service is inadequate. Apparently Quicken quality and service has deteriorated seriously in recent years. Can anyone recommend a good alternative to Quicken?

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Replace Quicken For Mac

  • edited February 2018
    My question like this was removed so no one could answer. Hope you have better luck
  • edited July 2018
    Hi Scott. I've been using Quicken for about the same length of time. Right now I'm running Quicken 2017 Deluxe on a Windows 7 64 bit desk top. I use Direct Connect for 2 bank accounts, 4 credit cards and a home and car loan. I also use the mobile app. I'm having no issues.
    Have you posted your issues here?
  • edited May 2018
    I have run desktop versions of Moneyspire, Ace Money, and Moneydance in parallel with my QWP2018 Program, and I still cannot find a program to compare with all the features of Quicken.
    Quicken.Inc is a new Company splitting from Intuit. I hearthat It has had to hire new personal including a new development team which I believe has been rewriting the Program (all flavors) from archaic coding with no help from the former parent - Intuit.
    I made a vow to give the new Company a chance for one year. I hope that other users will also give the New Company a chance.
    Just my 2-cents worth. (grin)
    Now running the 2019 Windows Subscription Plan
    Retired - former Computer System Analyst
  • edited May 2018
  • edited February 2018
    Which coincidentally ranked Quicken #1.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • edited February 2018
    Ah, you beat me to it!! (grin)
    And it was my flavor of Quicken - Premier.
    Now running the 2019 Windows Subscription Plan
    Retired - former Computer System Analyst
  • edited February 2018

    Hi Scott. I've been using Quicken for about the same length of time. Right now I'm running Quicken 2017 Deluxe on a Windows 7 64 bit desk top. I use Direct Connect for 2 bank accounts, 4 credit cards and a home and car loan. I also use the mobile app. I'm having no issues.
    Have you posted your issues here?

    I have spent several hours trying to work with their online service - to no avail.
  • edited February 2018
    I have long promoted Quicken but I am unable to make it work now. And, I cannot get helpful service from Quicken staff. I have lost several days trying to make it work. I paid $55 for Quicken 2017 and it will not work on my Lenovo, Intel i5, Windows 10 system. And I cannot get help. I cannot afford to waste any more time on a program that does not work.
  • edited February 2018
    Scott, If you would desire more help from the Community here, I would suggest creating a New Thread pertaining to your problem; which I think is 'Online Services'.
    You would attract more users who could relate to your problem, and thus, we could try to solve your issue. It is up to you. (grin)
    Now running the 2019 Windows Subscription Plan
    Retired - former Computer System Analyst
  • edited February 2018

    I have run desktop versions of Moneyspire, Ace Money, and Moneydance in parallel with my QWP2018 Program, and I still cannot find a program to compare with all the features of Quicken.
    Quicken.Inc is a new Company splitting from Intuit. I hearthat It has had to hire new personal including a new development team which I believe has been rewriting the Program (all flavors) from archaic coding with no help from the former parent - Intuit.
    I made a vow to give the new Company a chance for one year. I hope that other users will also give the New Company a chance.
    Just my 2-cents worth. (grin)

    I'm with you. I'm giving Quicken some time to get out of its funk. I'm running Q2015 so I go EOL in 2 months, and am hoping they work out most of the quirks in 2018 by then. There's just nothing else out there now that offers the breadth of what Q does. If they could only dedicate themselves to debugging whats already there it would be a great program.
  • edited February 2018
    GNUcash... not the greatest support, if is freeware, but lots of fora and Utube stuff. Simple but effective.
  • edited February 2018

    Hi Scott. I've been using Quicken for about the same length of time. Right now I'm running Quicken 2017 Deluxe on a Windows 7 64 bit desk top. I use Direct Connect for 2 bank accounts, 4 credit cards and a home and car loan. I also use the mobile app. I'm having no issues.
    Have you posted your issues here?

    Hello Scott,
    I apologize that you have been unable to open and use Quicken 2017 and for the experiences you have had with Quicken Support. I searched through our internal support database but could not locate any cases for you and this issue.
    May I ask, did you call or chat in to Support? If called, what number did you call? Do you happen to have the Case Number for the contact(s) with Support?
    The black screen that is seen when attempting to open Quicken - do any errors or messages appear? Were any errors or messages received during the installation process? Was Quicken installed from a CD or a download link in your My Account at www.quicken.com?
    If from a CD, you may be missing necessary updates that allow Quicken to run properly. If you haven't already, I would recommend downloading and installing the Mondo Patch found at https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2017-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch.
    Please let me know how it goes and if the issue persists after updating to the latest release.
    Thank you,
    Sarah
  • edited November 2018
    I'm with MRZOOKIE and JERRY. I too was very frustrated, but gave QMAC 2018 a try and am happy I did. My transition went very smoothly, and when I did contact support with a problem, the representative was knowledgeable and helpful. I had looked into several alternative programs, but I couldn't find anything as full-blown as Quicken. I've been with them for decades, so I'm hanging in there with full confidence that the new owners are doing their best to resolve a lot of the issues and bring the Mac version to a par with the Windows version. Kuddos, guys.
  • edited February 2018

    I'm with MRZOOKIE and JERRY. I too was very frustrated, but gave QMAC 2018 a try and am happy I did. My transition went very smoothly, and when I did contact support with a problem, the representative was knowledgeable and helpful. I had looked into several alternative programs, but I couldn't find anything as full-blown as Quicken. I've been with them for decades, so I'm hanging in there with full confidence that the new owners are doing their best to resolve a lot of the issues and bring the Mac version to a par with the Windows version. Kuddos, guys.

    Yes I've got a PayPal problem! No I'm not happy it can't seem to keep it together'. But I still get more out of Quicken than the problems take away. As much as anyone, I want to see the New Quicken as successful as the old one was in it's Hay Day.
    And quoting @mrzookie : 'There's just nothing else out there now that offers the breadth of what Q does.'
  • edited March 2018
    Scott, I have been using Quicken since ~3.0. The program has expanded a great deal since then. I did go looking for a replacement - but did not find anything that would handle investments, business and household spending in the one program.
    Quicken, in it's last few years of Intuit ownership, was sadly neglected. The main reason I have kept it has been, as Jerry stated above, to give the new ownership a chance. There has been problems with the transition. With the resulting heavy re-write of codes there have been fresh and 'interesting' bugs inserted, but overall I think progress has been made.
    If Quicken is listening - my main complaint would be that direct support is a glorious waste of time. The community is much better at solving issues and additionally the Quicken staff here are more responsive that the ignorant idiots on customer support.
    Specifically, it would seem the telephone support never know if the issue has appeared elsewhere, is related to a specific update, whether Quicken is working on a solution...Quicken, nothing is more frustrating than not getting an answer to these questions. To borrow a page from a software package I particularly like - each time an issue is reported they give it a number, put it in a searchable database and send out e-mail alerts as to which SPRs are fixed with each update. Some people joke about presenting an issue and only getting a six digit number in return but that is far better than Quicken Support's current style.
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