Steve Becker is a Mac consultant, author, and programmer.
There's a valuable axiom to consider when deciding whether to buy a Mac or PC for your business: "First, find the software that meets your needs and then decide on the hardware." The best computer in the world is useless if it won't work with the software you need.
It's interesting how some perceptions don't change over the years, even if they aren't accurate
For the past several years, Intuit has released annual updates to Quicken, a popular personal finance software package. This year in Quicken 98, Intuit has further refined its impressive capabilities and added several useful features, including new Web-related options.
This article assumes a basic knowledge of Quicken, so if you want to brush up on how the program works, refer to earlier reviews in TidBITS-299 and TidBITS-359.
Appearances Are Helpful -- In its early releases, Quicken gained
Steve Becker writes:
Intuit has released an R6 update for Quicken 7 and Quicken 7 Deluxe. The update fixes several bugs (see TidBITS-353 and TidBITS-359), and the non-standard ROI (Return On Investment) calculation in the Portfolio window has been replaced by the preferred ROI calculation used in the Investment Performance report
Over the last several years, Intuit has provided a major update to Quicken, their personal finance package, on a yearly basis. This year's upgrade includes many refinements, along with some major new features
Steve Becker writes:
While testing Quicken 7 for an upcoming review, I found some anomalous behavior in the Investment Module that Quicken 7 users should be aware of
Late last year, WestCode Software introduced OneClick, their answer to the need for a flexible, easy-to-use, comprehensive, highly customizable utility program
[This a follow-up to Steve's Quicken 6 review from TidBITS-299. -Geoff]
Quicken 6 users should be aware of several bugs. Quicken's Portfolio window includes several performance calculations that may produce inaccurate or misleading results
Intuit has announced an October 26th release date for the latest Macintosh version of its popular personal finance software. In addition to many enhancements to existing features, the latest version offers some significant new capabilities.
General Overview -- Quicken initially endeared itself to the Mac world by providing a powerful checkbook management program, which combined a strong feature set and a large selection of customizable reports with an intuitive interface and a well-written manual