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Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.6.2

Intuit has released version 2.6.2 of Quicken 2015 for Mac with security and performance upgrades for the Quicken Connect download service, plus improved sync error handling. The personal accounting software also fixes multiple data connection and sync issues (such as when transactions aren’t downloaded when a bank is reconnected with Direct Connect from a Web Connect account), resolves multiple conversion issues (including converting files from Windows 2015 Home and Business), and fixes a variety of crashes. That said, you might consider holding off on this update for a bit, given the troubles that are being reported in the Quicken forums. As of this writing, Quicken 2015 for Mac was still stuck at version 2.5 in the Mac App Store. ($74.99 new, free update, release notes, 10.7+)

 

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Comments about Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.6.2
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Rick Oshlo  2015-10-18 21:52
Note that version 2.6.2 has lit up the Quicken Forums with widespread failures, data errors, etc. associated with syncing external checking, credit card and other accounts. Quite frankly, it's a mess. I would strongly encourage anyone thinking of upgrading to go read for themselves and consider not upgrading to this version until the forums indicate a fix has be released.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-10-19 15:03
Thanks for the heads-up! I'll work in a warning.
Dennis B. Swaney  2015-10-19 21:48
As I posted over there, I suspect 2.6.2 was rushed out in order to wrap up projects before the layoffs start with Intuit's sale/discontinuance of the Quicken product.
Dale Steele  2015-10-20 21:27
Ouch, I missed the warning and installed it. I'm a light user and the upgrade seemed to operate smoother. I plan to test the mobile app as I'm away from my Mac this week. Would I be able to downgrade if necessary?
Thanks, Dale
Anonymous  2015-10-19 13:19
Hey TidBits, isn't it time for a fresh review of Quicken? It has been a year since Glenn wrote his review and I have been waiting to upgrade based on that article. Are we getting any closer (present version issues not-with-standing)?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-10-19 15:03
I'll ask Glenn if his opinion has changed, but the releases since then haven't been all that significant, and the missing features from Quicken 2007 are mostly still missing, as you can see on http://www.quicken.com/mac/compare
Glenn Fleishman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-10-19 15:36
I did a look-see at version 2.5, and more or less every concern I had with the original release remained the same. I didn't go through in great depth with testing, as I ticked off the things that I found were showstoppers and they remained so, including customizable reports that went beyond the minimal basics.
Dennis B. Swaney  2015-10-19 21:51
Nah, Intuit is trying to sell off the Quicken product line; if unsuccessful they'll most likely discontinue it. They plan to focus solely on QuickBooks and TurboTax.
Dennis B. Swaney  2015-10-19 21:56
In reply to Glenn:
I personally have found that Quicken for Mac Lion Compatible runs rings around Quicken for Mac 2015. Q4M2007LC is only missing a mobile app; find a third-party mobile app that can import/export QIFs and you have it.