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Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 am
by tetractys
With the release of Mac’s new OS High Siera, auto backups and backups from the reminder no longer function in Quicken for Mac 2007. You will have to backup manually from the file menu. 2007 is officially in hospice.

The new Quicken for Mac 2017 is improving; but I think I’m holding out for the release of 2018. Apparently people are also migrating to Personal Capital.

We still spin with the Earth. — Tet

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:31 am
by Cheyenne
My iMac is still running Sierra. Does the upgrade need to be requested?

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:47 am
by DSInvestor
Cheyenne wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:31 am
My iMac is still running Sierra. Does the upgrade need to be requested?
I downloaded it manually from the app store. Click on apple icon on upper left, select App Store. macOS High Sierra should be prominently displayed on the featured apps page. If you don't see it there, search for "macOS High Sierra", Once on the page for macOS High Sierra, you will see a button to download it. I made a backup of my mac using TimeMachine before I installed the new macOS.

Here's an apple page on how to upgrade to MacOS High Sierra: https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:12 am
by Cheyenne
I have Quicken 2017 for Mac so maybe I'll wait.

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am
by rkhusky
tetractys wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 am
Apparently people are also migrating to Personal Capital.
I migrated to GnuCash. It's a bit clunky, but it works and is free.

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:32 pm
by tetractys
Cheyenne wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:12 am
I have Quicken 2017 for Mac so maybe I'll wait.
2017 isn’t effected; it’s only 2007, which is no longer supported. — Tet

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 pm
by BH13
tetractys wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 am
With the release of Mac’s new OS High Siera, auto backups and backups from the reminder no longer function in Quicken for Mac 2007. You will have to backup manually from the file menu. 2007 is officially in hospice.
Thanks for the heads up! For me, my Time Machine & Superduper backups suffice to backup my Q2007 file.

I'm hoping Quicken 2018 for Mac finally has sufficient investment tracking (cap gains, lots) to replace Q2007.

Re: Quicken for Mac Woes

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:42 pm
by tetractys
I’m hoping for better investment tracking too. The cap gains reports have been quite useful at tax time, and selecting lots has really been a big help. Good point about Time Machine backups; with that the Quicken 2007 backups were redundant anyway. — Tet