Quicken not updating bank transactions
What I wanted out of Quicken 2015 for Mac wasn’t improvement so much as a path forward: I wanted to know that when OS X 10.10 Yosemite shipped, I wouldn’t be waiting for Intuit to issue yet another extension on life for Quicken 2007.I pictured myself setting up (as I had before) a virtual machine running an older version of Mac OS X just to keep Quicken 2007 alive. I have tried nearly every Quicken alternative over the last five years, including Mint and the terrible Quicken Essentials, and none suited me.If I press Return, that signals “I’m done editing” in most software; in Quicken 2015, it advances to the next field if the cursor is in the date or payee/payer field, and accepts the transaction and records it only when the focus is on the category field.If you’re familiar with Smart Payees from Quicken 2007, the change in Quicken 2015 may be maddening.
That could be true if you don’t need detailed itemization and summation reports for tracking income and expenses as a sole proprietor or small corporation.A Random Walk Down Quicken 2015 -- This new release is crisper and cleaner than Quicken 2007.Intuit has created an up-to-date Mac program that looks like it was written this year, and that acts as expected.Some people use Quicken just to enter or download transactions and then check them off, keeping their budget in line and ensuring there are no illegitimate charges.
Because I use a large set of custom reports to manage my business — from tracking income to filing city, state, and federal taxes — I’m holding out to see if Intuit addresses the reporting limitations.Quicken 2007 made heavy use of palettes and windows and menu items, which was common in older Mac apps.