Windows-Quicken-Mac

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by ---Fitz---, Oct 18, 2014.

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    ---Fitz--- Guest

    I plan on permantly changing operating systems from Windows to Mac. My
    question is: if I buy Quicken for Mac, will the Quicken data files I've
    created in Windows open in Quicken for Mac? On a side note...same question
    for TurboTax files. Thanks in advance!
     
    ---Fitz---, Oct 18, 2014
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    "---Fitz---" wrote in message
    I plan on permantly changing operating systems from Windows to Mac. My
    question is: if I buy Quicken for Mac, will the Quicken data files I've
    created in Windows open in Quicken for Mac? On a side note...same question
    for TurboTax files. Thanks in advance!
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    Never mind...I've been reading horror stories about Quicken for Mac. I'll
    use Quicken for Windows in a virtual environment.
     
    ---Fitz---, Oct 18, 2014
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  3. If you're reading posts about Quicken Essentials for Mac, those are probably no longer relevant. Quicken recently released Quicken 2015 for Mac. Quicken 2015 for Mac has more features than Essentials, but still falls short of those found in Quicken for Windows.

    If you've read about Quicken 2015 for Mac & find that it's missing enough features that you still want to do the VM route, you might read thru this thread; if you don't already have a VM, CrossOver (CodeWeavers.com) may be a simpler & less expensive approach.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/alt.comp.software.financial..quicken/2BSWGv06qOU

    BTW, that thread also includes a link to the Intuit Mac vs. Win comparison page & has a voting section at the bottom of the page for features that you'd like to see.
     
    Bartt Shelton, Oct 19, 2014
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    "Bartt Shelton" wrote in message

    Thanks for the link...an interesting read.
     
    ---Fitz---, Oct 21, 2014
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    Gary Guest

    There are 3 programs I am aware of that emulate Windows on the Mac, and
    do it admirably well. I use VMWare Fusion (also available: Parallels
    Desktop for Mac and Cross Over Mac).

    I've been Mac now for about 5 years and have been using Fusion all that
    time. Early in my "transformation" I tried out both versions of both
    Quicken and TurboTax. In both cases I found the Windows version
    superior to the Mac version.

    So of these programs which are available for both OSX and Win, I run
    only on Windows are Quicken and TurboTax.

    You didn't ask, but for what it's worth, I also run the following
    programs only on my Win side:

    MS Streets and Trips (Google Maps is a Mac-side equivalent, but I just
    prefer this tripmaker program).

    Tag & Rename (for mp3 files, a GREAT program, no Mac equivalent).

    AVG 2014 Free (Virus scan, not needed on Mac, there are many others,
    free and pay, to choose from).

    Family Tree Maker (genealogy).

    Graph Paper Printer (I'm not aware of a Mac program that draws graph
    papers as well).

    KEDIT (a DOS & Win text editor which I've been using for over 40 years;
    there are great Mac editors - EMACS, BBEdit and Text Wrangler come to
    mind - but I have invested in writing hundreds of macros I simply
    cannot live without nor do I want to recreate).

    Other users, depending upon their interests and experience, may have
    other Windows programs they opt to use; I'll be interested in seeing
    any other replies to your post.
     
    Gary, Nov 5, 2014
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    Bartt Guest

    It might be worth mentioning that your installation of AVG most likely onlyprotects your VM Fusion Windows virtual machine. It would not protect your Mac from Viruses. I believe it is recommended that you install an anti-virus package on your Mac (OSX) & each virtual machine.
     
    Bartt, Nov 5, 2014
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    Gary Guest

    Bartt: Your first two sentences are absolutely correct. But I've never
    heard of any recommendation to install an anti-virus package for OS X.
    I'll try to confirm this.
     
    Gary, Nov 6, 2014
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