Para calcular la calificación general por estrellas y el desglose porcentual por estrellas, no usamos un promedio simple. Nuestro sistema toma en cuenta cosas como lo reciente que es una calificación y si el revisor compró el producto en Amazon. También analiza las calificaciones para verificar su fiabilidad.
So how do you write a review about a product that hasn't significantly changed in the past 3 years, but is now triple the cost it used to be. For those of you just now considering Quicken, you used to be able to buy an instance of Quicken that would typically give you the ability to download transactions for 3 years or so. Starting last year (approximately since that's when I felt the impact), the company switched to a subscription model with an annual charge equivalent to the cost of a single purchase previously (so now instead spending $40+ once every 3 years, we get charged $40+ every year -- and for context I've been using Quicken since 2008). They claim that this lets them address bugs and add features more frequently, but I can't say they've added any new features I care about during this time, and I still have just as many bugs as previously so I can't say I'm getting my money's worth from the price increase.
That being said, the software still has a lot of features that the free competitors don't have at all and that the charging competitors charge an even higher price for, so begrudgingly I will continue to use and pay for Quicken for now.
If you were upset you had to buy a new version every 3 years to keep getting financial updates, you're really going to be upset now. Now you have to do it every year! It's too bad there isn't much competition for this product, or there be be a lot of people dumping it. It's not very intuitive, and they've made little effort over the years to make it so. It takes a lot of playing with it to figure things out, and even then, some things remain mysterious. I'd like to say buy another product, but I don't know what that would be. The very few competitors get even worse ratings.
I have used Quicken Deluxe for years with great results. The new subscription version is not as good. This version is extremely slow to load and respond. Several times it has refused my password as invalid even though it will eventually take the password. Backups also take longer. I have also noticed that when the program is open, it slows down everything else on my computer. I have a high speed internet connection, so that is not the problem. If it continues to perform in this manner, I will be looking for an alternate solution.
I have a really large quicken file and it corrupted my balances. What really gets me is this annual renewal model. Usually, I'd buy the product every 3-4 years so I could keep the download working. Now, I have to pay every year and it's not like it's 1/3 to 1/4 the price. It's not like there are new features that I need. I think that's probably one reason why they went to a subscription model since they are pretty much at the end of being able to add useful features.
Quicken purchase price was good and it came with a disk. But, Quicken now forces you to renew every year in order to stay connected to your financial institutions...... Additionally, they are ALWAYS doing updates to fix things which sounds good but causes more trouble! I, personally, will be shopping for another brand or something more user friendly!
I've used Quicken for 30 years. If you're looking to buy quicken for the first time, I would advise against it. There are online tools you can leverage that may meet your needs. If you've used it for a long time for managing multiple investment, bank, retirement, and credit card accounts and to pay bills it's hard to break away - but not impossible.
On the positive side, it's easy to use, automated account updates work well, and it provides good reporting and investment tracking capabilities.
On the negative side after years of customer complaints they still have not been able to fix all issues with high resolution monitors (yes I've tried published remedies with partial success, but shouldn't have to), performance issues make executing simple transactions painful, bugs that deletes historic equity prices throwing off all historic reporting. The cost has increased significantly, 3 years updates have turned into annual updates - I can appreciate charging for synchronization services but the cost increase is excessive. Finally, they state you have access to your data after a subscription expires and you do, but they take away about 25-30% of the screen real estate with advertising until you re-subscribe. That's unacceptable as I have purchased this product nearly 15 times in the last 30 years. That was the straw that prompted me to write this review. I planned to re-subscribe because I am locked in and don't have the time to transition to alternative. But again, I would recommend that new users find alternatives and not get sucked in.
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: There’s no better way to manage all the financial aspects of your home or business life
I’ve been using Quicken for my finances since the early 90’s and this version does not disappoint. At first I was annoyed that the program switched to a subscription model, but got over it when I saw the fixes and updates get taken care of “mid-season” rather than waiting for the next version.
I used to get a new version of Quicken every other year to take advantage of new features and fixes, so the annual subscription price meant a 50% increase in price. Buying on sale Amazon, though, makes it so that I ultimately pay the same price I used to, only with a program that is not ignored by the software developer.
This new model allows you to download whichever Quicken version you prefer - Windows or Mac. For the Mac users (like me) out there, this is definitely the best version yet. Having said that, though, there are still a lot of features that a Windows user rely on that haven’t made the transition to Mac. And some usability features that simply don’t live up to the standards that an experienced Quicken for Windows user expects.
In effect, the Quicken Mac version is hobbled by the constraints of the MacOS environment that often frustrate users transitioning from Windows. As such, we still keep a spare Windows computer just for the sake of running Quicken. If we didn’t have so much historical investment data in the Windows files, the Mac version might have been fine to get started in. One other warning if you’re considering a move from Windows to Mac: be prepared to redo your budgets, categories, reports, and some banking connections thanks to the mismatches introduced in the export / import process (note that I did NOT say “file transfer” process, because you export the Windows file to the web, and them import it to Quicken).
So final summary if you’ve read this far: - New version is the best one ever - Quicken for Windows is awesome for all aspects of financial management - Quicken for Mac is better than ever, but not as powerful as Windows - Quicken for Mac is awesome if you’re just tracking bank accounts and bills, or if you’re just getting started with more advanced Quicken features - Beware if planning to switch from Windows to Mac - it takes some effort!
I have used Quicken for 20 years and like it very much. The program is now no longer sold as an open-end purchase, it expires in a year. If you are late renewing, it holds your financial data hostage until you do by blocking visibility. I cannot recommend Quicken any more. This is my last year for Quicken, I'm going to find another finance program which doesn't extort you once a year. I cannot have my financial data held hostage.