Friday, October 28, 2011

Quicken Deluxe 2012 [Download] From Intuit

Quicken Deluxe 2012 [Download]

Quicken Deluxe 2012 [Download]
From Intuit

List Price: $59.95
Price: $39.99

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Product Description

Quicken Deluxe Personal Finance Software helps you set goals and manage your finances so you can save and plan for tomorrow

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #19 in Digital Software
  • Brand: Intuit
  • Released on: 2011-10-01
  • Platforms: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
  • Format: Download
  • Original language: English

Features

  • Organizes your bank, credit card, investment accounts in one place
  • Automatically categorizes expenses so you can see where you're spending
  • Helps you create a budget and tracks your progress against it
  • Alerts you to upcoming bills
  • Personal-finance software organizes all your accounts--all in one place
  • Categorizes expenses so you can see where you're spending
  • Create a budget and track progress; creates customized get-out-of-debt plan
  • Imports data from previous versions of Quicken; step-by-step help for quick set-up
  • Safely and securely imports financial info automatically
Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description

Quicken Deluxe Personal Finance Software

Set goals and manage your finances:

Organizes all your accounts - bank, credit card, investments, loans, retirement accounts - all in one place

Safely and securely imports all of your financial information so you don't have to enter them manually

Automatically categorizes expenses so you can see where you're spending

Helps you create a budget and tracks your progress against it


Creates a customized plan to help you get out of debt

Imports your data from previous versions of Quicken

Gets you set up in minutes with step-by-step guidance








    Fully Redesigned! Better budgeting
    Now, it's easier than ever to set savings goals with our redesigned budgeting tool. Keep track of different budget categories and know how much you have left to spend each month.







    Fully Redesigned! Reduce your debt
    Create a customized plan to reduce, or eliminate, your debt. We make it easy to stick to your plan with our new, easy-to-use, interactive tools.





    Upgraded! Free customer service
    We're here when you need us with free customer service and extended hours. No more waiting for call backs!


    New! Customize your view
    Our new large font mode makes it easier to see where you stand - without straining your eyes.

    Improved! Track your equity
    We've updated our property and debt dashboard to give you a truer picture of the equity you've earned.


     

     

    Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    73 of 76 people found the following review helpful.
    3So So, probably don't need to upgrade
    By Jeremy Johnson
    So Amazon started selling the digital download on Oct 1, the physical item starts shipping Oct 4 and the product still isn't called out on the manufacture's website. Select a product from their product list and it still takes you to the 2011 version. Can't be that big of an improvement if the company isn't even promoting it on their website. Makes you wonder.

    Here is how my first hour went. After purchase I had the software downloaded and installed with-in 20-30 minutes. Prompted by the first step of the welcome screen I began setting up my accounts. At first I wasn't sure what was happening because it would saying it's connecting and getting data. Then the screen would disappear and start all over. I Finally figure out that it has to access each checking, savings, or credit card account individually even though it's all under the same user account. So what appeared as being stuck in a loop / bug was really just poor programming design.

    The process picked up my checking, savings, and credit card account just fine but had an asterisk next to my mortgage account... read the fine print to find out that quicken is not compatible with my banks mortgage accounts and I have to set it up manually. Chase is not a small bank by any means, so I'm very surprised that this feature is unavailable.

    I finally wanted to check and see if they listed whats new in this version. so I went to help and clicked on "Getting Started". I was kinda surprised to have it link me to the 2011 Getting Started Webpage; OOPS!

    Finally went into the help document to find this weak list of new features:
    * NEW! Large Fonts - Your finances are easier than ever to see and understand with large font support.
    * NEW! Automatically Accept Investing Transactions - We've added a preference to enter downloaded transactions into your investing accounts as soon as they are received. And you can control this preference on an account-by-account basis!
    * NEW! Investment transaction lists now include a Share Balance column.
    * NEW! We've added more Account Bar icons to make it even easier to see when something needs your attention in an account. Just click an icon and Quicken tells you what it means, and takes you to the area in the program where you can resolve it.

    and this list of redesigns and improvements:
    * REDESIGNED! Budgets - It's easier to set goals and stay in control of your finances with our redesigned budget tool.
    * REDESIGNED! Debt Reduction Planner - Create a customized plan to reduce your debt--new interactive tools make it easy for you to stick to your plan.
    * REDESIGNED! Property Dashboard - Get a true picture of your net worth with our new Property dashboard.
    * IMPROVED! Quicken Transfer Format (QXF) Support - You now have the ability to import and export .QXF files. This facilitates the exchange of data between Quicken Essentials for Mac and other Quicken Windows versions.
    IMPROVED! You'll notice snappier performance while accepting downloaded transactions and opening Security Detail View--especially if you have a lot of accounts or securities.
    * IMPROVED! See how much you really have left to spend with simplified bill and income reminders.

    Reading the reviews on the last version, the software seemed to have been riddled with advertisements; I have yet to cross one in 2012. Previous version also had complaints about tools being removed and new ones being of poor quality... From what I can tell. there are enough reports and tools to cover any previous tool that may have been available. I can not yet attest to their quality. Looking at the support page however, there does seem to be a current issue with connecting to Bank of America for account updates and other random errors with express web accounts.

    Overall not an impressive update. It's ok upgrade to the couple year old version I had used.. but does not sound like a needed upgrade from any recent version. If you have 2010 or 2011, stick with it and save your money.

    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
    2Same crap as the last two versions...
    By Robert W. Nilsen III
    Quicken 2012 is a buggy disappointment.

    Each year Intuit changes the look a little bit, adds one trivial feature, breaks a few things, then ships it like it's a "new product". And each year like a sheep I buy it, thinking "this time it'll be worth it". About half the time, I ask for my money back.

    I am trying 2012 after using 2010 for the last two years. Honestly, I would try something else... but sadly there *is* nothing else.

    The look is a little nicer than 2010, and everything else is very much the same... except for these bugs, which I saw in the first 15 minutes of use:

    Bugs:
    1) When you are entering a transaction as a transfer, it shows *all* your accounts... even closed accounts or accounts that you have marked as "hide". This is clearly a huge bug and a huge hassle. Nice quality control.
    2) When you look at a budget item in a montly view, then click on a budget item... it shows an unsorted list of items from many months past. So, unlike the 2010 version, you can't actually tell which are the transactions that are being included in your budget. This is, again, a really dumb bug to having in your released software.
    3) When I download transactions, then say "done"... it goes into automatic reconcile mode... then says "do you want to close the reconcile window w/o saving your work?" Like it's trying to close the window it just popped up. WTF?
    4) When creating a new budget, the budget analyzer was running... then quicken put itself in the background. It was weird... some other window just popped up in front of quicken.
    5) The first time I did a "one step update" the update window just sat there... it looked complete, but there was no "okay" button or "done" or anything. Nice.

    Things that are annoying:
    1) When starting up, quicken identified my 2010 quicken data file and says "restoring from backup". What backup? That file wasn't a "backup". Confusion from the get-go...
    2) Really? I need to send Quicken my name, address, email, before I can connect to *my* bank and download *my* data? Didn't I just pay for this software? Why is registration immediately mandatory?
    3) I thought downloads from my banks were supposed to be faster in this version, but in my experience they are not. Especially "Express Web Connect" banks... slow, slow, slow.
    4) I would like the option to restore quicken to its default settings with this new version. I'm afraid of missing new features that I might have turned off.

    In summary, Quicken 2012 is surprisingly buggy... and the bugs (especially #1 and #2) are bad and so readily apparent that I'm frightened about how many more bugs are yet to be discovered. I'm see no compelling reason whatsoever to keep this software and will probably try to return it and go back to using 2010.

    Honestly, I couldn't have a lower opinion of Intuit for continuing year after year to release the same software again and again like it's new.

    39 of 45 people found the following review helpful.
    5Pleasantly Surprised
    By Macumber
    I am not an accountant or a person with complicated investments. I have a standard mortgage, credit cards, savings, 401K ... none of them worth a whole lot. I was a Quicken user many years ago, then switched over to MS Money for about 10-11 years, and converted back to Quicken after Microsoft killed their product off. So anyway, I had been using Quicken 2010 Home and Business Edition (got it on sale for nearly nothing). It was the worst personal finance product I have ever used. I still continued to suffer through crashes, hangs, errors with online banking etc. until I took a chance and bought this 2012 Deluxe. I didn't need the H&B edition because I don't own a small business. This latest version has been flawless for me AND ALL OF MY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE WORKING SEAMLESSLY WITH ONLINE BANKING. And I have some odd institutions in my list. I don't have account with banks who are household names so I was really, really happy to see Quicken was working with all of mine now. Haven't had a crash. The interface has been spruced-up a bit. I am quite pleased and frankly surprised after how poorly Quicken H&B 2010 worked - that I would certainly recommend Quicken 2012 Deluxe.

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