Quicken 2014 Mobile App


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Ken Blake, MVP

I just got and installed Quicken 2014 Deluxe. Is anyone here using
the mobile app? Am I correct about what I think it is? Does it have
you keep all your data on the "cloud," so you can access and update it
from your phone or tablet as well as from your home PC?


If I'm right, I have no interest in it. I'm too worried about the
security of what's on the cloud; some things are perhaps OK, but not
all my financial data.

What I would like to do if it were possible, easy, and worked well, is
to use the mobile to record on my tablet all the transactions that
occurred while I was traveling, and then have all those transactions
transferred from the tablet to my PC when my trip ended and I returned
home.

Can someone tell me whether there exists such a capability on the
mobile app?
 
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Andrew

I just got and installed Quicken 2014 Deluxe. Is anyone here using
the mobile app? Am I correct about what I think it is? Does it have
you keep all your data on the "cloud," so you can access and update it
from your phone or tablet as well as from your home PC?


If I'm right, I have no interest in it. I'm too worried about the
security of what's on the cloud; some things are perhaps OK, but not
all my financial data.

What I would like to do if it were possible, easy, and worked well, is
to use the mobile to record on my tablet all the transactions that
occurred while I was traveling, and then have all those transactions
transferred from the tablet to my PC when my trip ended and I returned
home.

Can someone tell me whether there exists such a capability on the
mobile app?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuit.qm2014&hl=en

Ken - I tried in on my Nexus tablet and it was terrible. I think I was
looking for something that would replicate my desktop experience but on
my phone. From what I gather, it's more like a dumbed-down version of
MINT.com. I took it off, I couldn't fiqure out how to use it, then I
started reading reviews like the above URL I quoted that shows it's
limitations.

Now, I admit I didn't give it much time, and perhaps for others it might
do the job. But read the reviews first and decide if you wish to give
it a go.

But as a 25 year user of Quicken, I thought it was junk. I wish that
the 3rd party vendor that Intuit had onboard until they cut them lose
(Landmark I believe) had a far better mobile product...although I didn't
use that much either.

I must be getting old, but other than recording ATM and POS on the fly,
I am not really sure why I need a mobile app on my phone. I use Q on
the PC daily, and I don't need a minute by minute look at balances and
transactions. Of course, YMMV.
 
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Andrew

I just got and installed Quicken 2014 Deluxe. Is anyone here using
the mobile app? Am I correct about what I think it is? Does it have
you keep all your data on the "cloud," so you can access and update it
from your phone or tablet as well as from your home PC?


If I'm right, I have no interest in it. I'm too worried about the
security of what's on the cloud; some things are perhaps OK, but not
all my financial data.

What I would like to do if it were possible, easy, and worked well, is
to use the mobile to record on my tablet all the transactions that
occurred while I was traveling, and then have all those transactions
transferred from the tablet to my PC when my trip ended and I returned
home.

Can someone tell me whether there exists such a capability on the
mobile app?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuit.qm2014&hl=en

Ken - I tried in on my Nexus tablet and it was terrible. I think I was
looking for something that would replicate my desktop experience but on
my phone. From what I gather, it's more like a dumbed-down version of
MINT.com. I took it off, I couldn't fiqure out how to use it, then I
started reading reviews like the above URL I quoted that shows it's
limitations.

Now, I admit I didn't give it much time, and perhaps for others it might
do the job. But read the reviews first and decide if you wish to give
it a go.

But as a 25 year user of Quicken, I thought it was junk. I wish that
the 3rd party vendor that Intuit had onboard until they cut them lose
(Landmark I believe) had a far better mobile product...although I didn't
use that much either.

I must be getting old, but other than recording ATM and POS on the fly,
I am not really sure why I need a mobile app on my phone. I use Q on
the PC daily, and I don't need a minute by minute look at balances and
transactions. Of course, YMMV.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuit.qm2014&hl=en

Ken - I tried in on my Nexus tablet and it was terrible. I think I was
looking for something that would replicate my desktop experience but on
my phone. From what I gather, it's more like a dumbed-down version of
MINT.com. I took it off, I couldn't fiqure out how to use it, then I
started reading reviews like the above URL I quoted that shows it's
limitations.

Now, I admit I didn't give it much time, and perhaps for others it might
do the job. But read the reviews first and decide if you wish to give
it a go.

But as a 25 year user of Quicken, I thought it was junk. I wish that
the 3rd party vendor that Intuit had onboard until they cut them lose
(Landmark I believe) had a far better mobile product...although I didn't
use that much either.

I must be getting old, but other than recording ATM and POS on the fly,
I am not really sure why I need a mobile app on my phone. I use Q on
the PC daily, and I don't need a minute by minute look at balances and
transactions. Of course, YMMV.

Thanks very much. You've largely confirmed what I suspected. I'll pass
on it, unless someone else here can talk me into it.
 
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Sharxster

Ken Blake said:
Thanks very much. You've largely confirmed what I suspected. I'll
pass
on it, unless someone else here can talk me into it.
I pay $10 CDN plus tax a month for my cell phone. I have no
interest racking up
huge bills just so I can always know my net worth to the penny.
There is nothing
so important that it can't wait until I get home to check it on my
PC. E-mail and regular
telephone (cell or land line) serve me just fine--NO need to ever
be effing texting.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

I pay $10 CDN plus tax a month for my cell phone. I have no
interest racking up
huge bills just so I can always know my net worth to the penny.
There is nothing
so important that it can't wait until I get home to check it on my
PC. E-mail and regular
telephone (cell or land line) serve me just fine--NO need to ever
be effing texting.

We are similar in most of those respects. I pay $10 a *year* for my
cell phone service and another$10 for my wife's cell phone service.
And since I pay *nothing* for my excellent home phone VoIP service, my
total telephone bill is $20 a year.

It's a very simple, cheap phone, not a smart phone, very few people
beside my wife know the number, and I mostly have it just for
emergencies. I *never* text.

My interest in having a mobile Quicken app was for my tablet that I
travel with, not for a smart phone. And it had nothing to do with
knowing what was happening to my net worth while I travel. It was just
to record credit card transactions into Quicken as they occur rather
than waiting until I got home and having a pile of them to enter.
 
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Sharxster

Ken Blake said:
We are similar in most of those respects. I pay $10 a *year* for
my
cell phone service and another$10 for my wife's cell phone
service.
And since I pay *nothing* for my excellent home phone VoIP
service, my
total telephone bill is $20 a year.

It's a very simple, cheap phone, not a smart phone, very few
people
beside my wife know the number, and I mostly have it just for
emergencies. I *never* text.

My interest in having a mobile Quicken app was for my tablet that
I
travel with, not for a smart phone. And it had nothing to do with
knowing what was happening to my net worth while I travel. It was
just
to record credit card transactions into Quicken as they occur
rather
than waiting until I got home and having a pile of them to enter.
Good point--I am certainly familiar with having to deal with a wad
of such slips, after a trip.
However, I don't even see a laptop in my future, let alone a tablet
or, UGH, any Apple product.
 
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Andrew

Sharxster said:
Good point--I am certainly familiar with having to deal with a wad
of such slips, after a trip.
However, I don't even see a laptop in my future, let alone a tablet
or, UGH, any Apple product.
My methodology on traveling and charging:

When I travel, often I'll indeed have a lot of slips of paper to deal
with when I come back. So what I do is to take a paperclip with me, and
as I get each receipt while doing my trip, I circle on pen on it:

1 - date
2 - amount
3 - vendor name
4 - the word 'VISA' or 'AMEX' or 'CARD' (just to keep them separate from
ATM slips and by individual card name)

(By circling these fields, it makes it a LOT easy to pick these items up
when I get home.)

Then, I put them onto the pile with the paperclip in DATE order.

So now, when I come back and download into Q (WITHOUT adding them in
beforehand), it is an easy job to either simply accept each transactions
individually after confirming vendor and payment details, or highlight
the entry being offered to modify the info (like category, for example,
if the vendor wasn't already memorized).

This way, I am not entering all the date ahead of time anyway. Since it
is a charge card, I don't really care all that much if my charge balance
is 'off' when I am traveling since I don't check that anyway!

btw, I'd welcome others to comment on how they use Quicken in their day
to day lives like above to share how we all gain from this tool we all love.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Good point--I am certainly familiar with having to deal with a wad
of such slips, after a trip.
However, I don't even see a laptop in my future, let alone a tablet
or, UGH, any Apple product.

Because you don't want to spend the money, or for some other reason?

I always want to have some portable device with me when I travel,
primarily for e-mail. And because I like to travel as light as
possible, the smaller and lighter the better. That's why I just bought
an Android tablet to use instead of my small, but considerably larger,
EEE netbook.

Why do you say UGH about Apple products? I'm far from being a
Macintosh fan, but as tablets go, I think the iPad is one of the best.
I chose my Android device instead an iPad not because I liked it
better, but because it was considerably less expensive, and meets my
modest needs.
 
S

Sharxster

Ken Blake said:
Because you don't want to spend the money, or for some other
reason?

I always want to have some portable device with me when I travel,
primarily for e-mail. And because I like to travel as light as
possible, the smaller and lighter the better. That's why I just
bought
an Android tablet to use instead of my small, but considerably
larger,
EEE netbook.

Why do you say UGH about Apple products? I'm far from being a
Macintosh fan, but as tablets go, I think the iPad is one of the
best.
I chose my Android device instead an iPad not because I liked it
better, but because it was considerably less expensive, and meets
my
modest needs.
Ken, it's not a matter of money--I could pretty much buy any
consumer computer market that money could buy--within reason, of
course.
And, admittedly, in my travels over the last several years, I have
stayed with friends/relatives who offered me the use of their
computer to check e-mail, airline bookings, etc.. My other trips
were of 4 days or less and didn't involve having to do any more
bookings, confirmations, etc. I was able to go without e-mail for
the 4 days or less. Every year that passes decreases my desire to
travel so, unless, I develop some sudden wanderlust, I can't
imagine the need for any of the portable products.

Now, where there are reasonable alternatives, I try to avoid
OVERpaying for ANYTHING. I consider Apple products, by and large,
to be vastly overpriced. One is paying to be a lemming, chasing
after the herd of Apple addicts who are paying for "kewlness", for
the most part. Who the f*** cares what color their product is, for
example? I also adamantly refuse to pay for ANY downloaded audio OR
video. Hell will freeze over, etc etc before I PAY for what I can
get at our local library for almost free. Our local public library
has tens of thousands of DVDs, for example. One really doesn't have
to INSTANTLY be able to see a movie once it is released to video--I
am patient enough for my local library to get copies. Just one of
the reasons why I can live comfortable on 1/3 of my income, have no
debts, and a net worth in the low 7 figures.

Just sayin' and the Best of the Season to all my free-spending buds
in this newsgroup! But especially to the frugal ones.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Ken, it's not a matter of money--I could pretty much buy any
consumer computer market that money could buy--within reason, of
course.

Good, glad to hear it!

And, admittedly, in my travels over the last several years, I have
stayed with friends/relatives who offered me the use of their
computer to check e-mail, airline bookings, etc.. My other trips
were of 4 days or less and didn't involve having to do any more
bookings, confirmations, etc.

Then we travel differently. I usually travel to foreign countries,
sometimes twice a year, and almost always for at least two weeks.

I was able to go without e-mail for
the 4 days or less.

Able to? Me too, even for the more than two weeks that we often
travel. But I never want to.

Every year that passes decreases my desire to travel

I'm the other way around entirely. The older I get (I'm now 76) the
more I want to do it while I still can.

so, unless, I develop some sudden wanderlust, I can't
imagine the need for any of the portable products.

OK. As I said, we're very different in this respect.

Just sayin' and the Best of the Season to all my free-spending buds
in this newsgroup! But especially to the frugal ones.


Same to you!
 
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Jeff

Ken Blake said:
We are similar in most of those respects. I pay $10 a *year* for my
cell phone service and another$10 for my wife's cell phone service.
And since I pay *nothing* for my excellent home phone VoIP service, my
total telephone bill is $20 a year.

It's a very simple, cheap phone, not a smart phone, very few people
beside my wife know the number, and I mostly have it just for
emergencies. I *never* text.

My interest in having a mobile Quicken app was for my tablet that I
travel with, not for a smart phone. And it had nothing to do with
knowing what was happening to my net worth while I travel. It was just
to record credit card transactions into Quicken as they occur rather
than waiting until I got home and having a pile of them to enter.
Hi Ken
Where did you find a $10 a Month cell phone? Would you mind sharing? I use a nexus 7 tablet so all I need my phone for is the occasional call.
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