Recent media and blogger coverage has led to some speculation that Quicken may not release a new Quicken desktop product for the Mac.
We'd like to clear the air: Intuit will release a new version of Quicken for the Mac platform in February 2010.
We know you've heard this before. In early 2008, we told you we'd release Quicken Financial Life for Mac later that year. 2008 came and went and we did not. At Macworld 2009, we told you it would be later this year.
But after speaking to customers at Macworld 2009, and opening our public beta of Quicken Financial Life for Mac to thousands of you, we learned the product was not doing what we – nor customers – wanted it to do.
We listened, and we learned.
Feedback from Mac customers led us to rethink our approach to developing Quicken for Mac. We went back to the drawing board and are making changes to everything from what the program does to how it looks. We spent extra time building a reconcile mode for the new register, a robust Windows-to-Mac transfer function for new Mac users (and existing customers running Quicken on a Windows virtual machine), and redesigned the experience to make it look and feel like a native Mac application should.
We understand our loyal Mac customers are disappointed that the product won't be in stores until after the first of the year. For that, we apologize. We think taking our time to get it right will be well worth it and will make Mac customers even more excited when they use the new Quicken for Mac early next year.
You can go to Quicken.com beginning October 12, 2009 to pre-order Quicken for Mac. We'll also continue to provide updates on our blog at www.quicken.com/blog.
Thanks for your patience and for being loyal Quicken for Mac customers.
Source: Intuit, The Official Quicken Blog