The latest release of Quicken for Mac, suspiciously titled Quicken Essentials for Mac, is essentially a brand new product from Intuit designed for the average Mac user. It was developed in Cocoa and does improve on bringing a native look and feel to the overall Mac OS X experience. This is the first release from the Quicken line of products for the Mac since Quicken Mac 2007 and Apple Insider reports an increase from support for 4,000 banks to 8,000.
“Quicken Essentials for Mac is the first Quicken product to take full advantage of the Mac operating system and development platform,” said Aaron Patzer, vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Personal Finance Group. “We’re bringing a completely new Quicken experience to Mac users, helping them answer essential money questions – what do I spend, what do I earn, where do I stand on my budgets, what is my net worth, and where can I do better?”
Features of Quicken Essentials for Mac include:
- View your accounts all in one place. Our completely reimagined interface makes it easier than ever to see where you can save more and spend less.
- Save time and money. Quicken automatically categorizes transactions so you can see where your money’s going and pay down debt.
- Avoid pesky overdraft and late fees. See your current balance, including upcoming bills and paychecks so you always know where you stand.
Quicken Essentials for Mac 2010 is available for $69.99 via CD-ROM or digital download from Intuit.