updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu August 16, 2007
Quicken 2008 Mac, Leopard
Continuing to show commitment to the Mac OS X platform, Intuit says it is looking ahead to 2008 Quicken for Mac product introductions and anxious for Leopard's release. "Intuit is currently planning for 2008 Quicken offerings and is investigating the best possible ways to serve the entire Quicken community. With anticipation of the launch of the new Mac OS X (Leopard) and Intuitís ongoing focus on delivering customer driven innovation, more information around future Mac offerings will be shared at a later time," the company said in a statement to the press, adding "the Mac community is important to Intuit and our goal is to deliver the best solutions for new and existing customers to help them better manage their business and personal finances."
Intuit announced its Quicken 2008 for Windows line-up on Tuesday, introducing "Quicken Starter Edition," which features "only the tools needed to make it as easy as possible to see what's coming in, going out, and what is left to spend each month." The program includes an "Express Setup" feature streamlines the startup process and helps users get up and running in four easy steps, providing a complete view of their finances "in minutes." It also includes connections to more than 5,300 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions including PayPal.
Other additions to the standard and deluxe versions of Quicken include new Savings Plan tool uses the concept of a zero-based budget, in which every dollar is allocated to an expense or savings category.
While no official word has been released, it appears likely that similar features will appear in the forthcoming Quicken for Mac releases, though specific product options and pricing will likely differ.