Things just got a bit easier for small businesses and self-employed professionals. Quicken Home and Business 2007 can offer you unprecedented control over both your business and personal finances. By simplifying the tasks of managing your payables and … see full wiki
A software publisher like Intuit can't leave well enough alone. They'd go out of business if they did that, so they keep releasing new versions of products that have already reached perfection or something close to it. Or, as is the case with Quicken, the older versions simply worked.
Now I finally got around to upgrading to Quicken Home & Business 2007. It runs without crashing - but most of the new features seem to be advertising for Intuit products and services.
What used to be transparent features, such as downloading credit card transactions and importing them into your accounts is given a fancy name ("web connect") and obfuscated. Try looking up "qfx" file in the Quicken Help system. Nothing really useful. Try looking up "importing credit card data" and you get hundreds of results. It appears that they scooped up everything from their online forums and dumped into their help file. It doesn't work well.
I finally found the answer I needed: don't fix it if it ain't broken. Once I thoroughly learn this version of Quicken, I will not update again until there is absolutely no choice. If anything, either Intuit should bring out a version with fewer "features" or someone should seize the market opportunity for a product that simply works.
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