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Intuit Releases Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion Compatible

by Jeff Carlson

Perhaps the highest-profile casualty of the switch to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was Quicken 2007 for Mac, an aging version of Intuit’s finance application that was never updated for Intel hardware. Nonetheless, many people were comfortable enough with it — or, rather, uncomfortable enough with the thought of converting years worth of important financial data to Quicken Essentials or some other new application — that they delayed upgrading to Lion, or kept another Mac that could run Quicken 2007 under 10.6 Snow Leopard (see our series, “Can’t Let Go of Quicken 2007 [1]”).

Now, the company has released Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion Compatible [2], a version of that five-year-old software that has been updated just enough to provide Lion compatibility. The update costs $14.99.

In a FAQ [3], Intuit says this version will open Quicken 2005-2007 files directly, but will not import data from earlier versions. The company also provides a series of steps [4] for migrating (re-migrating? un-migrating? migraining?) transaction data from Quicken Essentials to Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion Compatible.

[1]: http://tidbits.com/series/1280
[2]: http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/quicken-2007-osx-lion.jsp
[3]: http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/upgrading-and-conversion/quicken-mac-2007-os-x-lion-compatible/GEN84015.html
[4]: http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/upgrading-and-conversion/import-quicken-essentials-transactions-into-os-x-lion-compatible-quicken-mac-2007/GEN83969.html