Quicken for Mac to Receive Mac OS X Lion and Snow Leopard Compatibility Update
As the holiday season is nearing its end and tax season is about to begin, the folks over at Quicken are seeking to bring what appears to be a holiday gift that many Mac users will appreciate. The company has emailed users that it will finally begin to offer a version of Quicken that will run under Lion and Snow Leopard.
Aaron Forth of the Inuit Personal Finance Group wrote the following to users in an email recently: "I understand the frustration this may have caused you and have put a team in place to address this issue. I am happy to announce that we will have a solution that makes Quicken 2007 for Mac 'Lion-compatible' by early spring."
With the Apple products and the Mac OS X products becoming more and more popular over the years, Intuit has lost a lot of customers over the issue of compatibility. The company has created a page with more details about the update on its website along with a link where customers can be notified when the new version ships. What's probably a bit more aggravating with the whole ordeal is that Bill Campbell, the former CEO of Quicken parent company, Intuit, is a member of the Apple Board of Directors. You would figure someone with such a position would at least have the software his company makes be compatible with Apple products.
After the release of Lion, Intuit mentioned they had no plans to release a Lion-friendly version of its application and furthermore, itís been 5 years since the software has been updated. Furthermore, Intuit has offered Quicken Essentials for Mac but it wonít load Quicken 2007 files and the software is unable to perform online bill paying.
Are any of you excited to hear the news? Do any of you plan to pick up the new version upon its release? Share any thoughts and opinions below!