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Pocket Quicken - Best Application for Life

Just thought this group might like to know that the Pocket Quicken application recently won Handango's Best Application for Life. Full details and a 30 day trial version can be found:
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What makes you say that? It helps you keep better financial records. How is that not a benefit? If it's not beneficial to keep accurate financial records then why use Quicken at all, for example. If you're not using Quicken than why bother posting here? > Nice prog, nevertheless. > >> Just thought this group might like to know that the Pocket Quicken >> application recently won Handango's Best Application for Life. Full >> details and a 30 day trial version can be found: >>
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Andrew:
This is about Pocket Quicken. I use Quicken for Windows everyday, and I use my Windows Mobile PDA everyday. But I have never seen any need to have Pocket Quicken installed on my Axim. I imagine VERY FEW people who use Quicken AND have Pocket PCs, have Pocket Quicken installed.
Bob
Only few people would truly benefit from this program, however.
What makes you say that? It helps you keep better financial records. How is that not a benefit? If it's not beneficial to keep accurate financial records then why use Quicken at all, for example. If you're not using Quicken than why bother posting here?
Nice prog, nevertheless.
Just thought this group might like to know that the Pocket Quicken application recently won Handango's Best Application for Life. Full details and a 30 day trial version can be found:
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That's great that you don't see value in it. But how does that translate to everybody else? Might presumptuous of your there. Indeed, one need only look at Landware and recognize that they indeed have sales so somebody's interested in the product. What if you are traveling and wish to keep records? I recently moved from California -> Texas. Drove out here. During that trip I used Pocket Quicken religiously. Now I still use it - all the time - recording my expenses and business expenses throughout the day.
Just because *you* see no need for it does to mean that others don't.
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Andrew:
"If you're not using Quicken than why bother posting here?"
and : "Just because you see no need for it does to mean that others don't."
I am not trying to dissuade others from trying Pocket Quicken, nor am I implying that others may not find this program useful.
I suspect 99% of us here use Quicken, but do not use Pocket Quicken.
I THOUGHT I was just stating the obvious; that Pocket Quicken serves a VERY SMALL niche market.
BUT, your post does bring up an interesting question, and that is the installed base of Pocket Quicken users.
Maybe posters and lurkers can chime in about whether they use Pocket Quicken, we already know you do.
Bob
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"If you're not using Quicken than why bother posting here?"
Sure seemed like you were
Obviously they've found enough of a user installed base to make a profit! Indeed, just the fact that they've further developed it (it's now at version 2.1) to me says that they've found enough people to actually pay for it to invest in development. You seem to suffer from a delusion that the people posting here somehow represent some large percentage of Quicken users. I assure you this it not the case. Most Quicken users are computer users not computer nerds. I work with computer professionals all the time and I'd have to safely assume that of that more knowledgeable crowd of computer professionals about 10%, if that, even have seen a Usenet newsgroup! I'd venture to guess that the number of Quicken users who have even heard of this group, let alone bothered to figure out how to set up NNTP and subscribe to this group is closer to 0.1% than even 1%.
Oh it's demonstrable that there user base is way less than the user base of Quicken itself. But the charge I was commenting on was by gklatv who said "Only a few people would truly benefit from this program..." not "only a few people have actually bought this program". Many could benefit from it - few know about it.
I guess you could ask Landware...
It would be a statistically insignificant sample at best...
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I assure you I meant neither harm nor malice to the program in question.
My sole intention was to restore in it some sense of appreciation for its duties as a productivity tool and a program.
"If one could shame an application," I felt, "one might help it to gain its self-respect."
This was on my mind.
Now, I freely admit my method was wrong.
But I hope you can understand my motive, and accept this apology.
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Bob Wang
On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 14:48:30 -0600, "Bob Wang" wrote:
So do I.
So do I.
I have! Enter transactions as I go through the day saves me lots of time.
I do. And it's the best thing since sliced bread. I no longer have to try and remember all those transactions that I had during the day. Synchronizing with Quicken is easy and takes just a minute. And best of all, I have up to date access to my account balances at any time of the day.
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Andyza
Andyza:
I feel like I have personally offended some peoples' religion.
The reason the OP posted about Pocket Quicken in this forum is that this *IS* the target population.
The posters and lurkers here are on the bleeding edge of technology.
Even so, very few people here even own a PDA.
I own both an HP iPAQ hx4700 (WM5 v2.01) and a Dell Axim X51v (ROM A012).
However, I regard them as curiosities, and not as true productivity tools.
PDAs are suffering lower sales, Palm is almost dead, mostly because most people have no need for them (as opposed to a want).
My first PDA was the Handspring Visor Prism with phone module, a plaything, and not really all that useful to me.
Nevertheless, I also own a Tungsten C, Tungsten E, Tungsten E2 with wi-fi SD card, and a "disposable" Zire 31.
I went over to the "dark side" with the hx4700, and have not looked at the Palm OS since.
If *I* can't be persuaded to shell out $35 for Pocket Quicken, very few people can :-)
I'm glad Pocket Quicken is useful to you, I never said it wasn't a fine application.
Bob
P.S. Proselytizing works better when you try to convince doubters, rather than attacking them.
On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 14:48:30 -0600, "Bob Wang" wrote:
So do I.
So do I.
I have! Enter transactions as I go through the day saves me lots of time.
I do. And it's the best thing since sliced bread. I no longer have to try and remember all those transactions that I had during the day. Synchronizing with Quicken is easy and takes just a minute. And best of all, I have up to date access to my account balances at any time of the day.
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Bob Wang
I do not have a PDA. I enyter my transactions into Quicken every few days and my wife calls me compulsive. You and she would not last long together. ;-)
-BeeL
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Beel
BeeL:
I'm sorry, but I just have this humorous scenario in my head.
Consumer pays with MasterCard PayPass "Tap N Go," then whips out his/her PDA to enter the details of the transaction ;-)
Bob
I do not have a PDA. I enyter my transactions into Quicken every few days and my wife calls me compulsive. You and she would not last long together. ;-)
-BeeL
I do not have a PDA. I enyter my transactions into Quicken every few days and my wife calls me compulsive. You and she would not last long together. ;-)
-BeeL
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Bob Wang
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With questions about getting Q2004 working when Q2007 has been out for some time, I'd hardly say people here are bleeding anything! This may not be where you're average Joe blow sales person out on the road with a real need to track expenses hangs out, but it's not bleeding edge hackers here. There are some though...
It's clear that businesses such as Palm (which is really just the OS software), a bunch or PDA makers like HP, etc., and outfits like Landware have enough customers actually buying their products to have many buildings, rent, utilities and payroll and still turn a profit! While you may view such gadgets as curiosities and playthings many, many other people don't. And even if they do, enough people shell out the money for them to make many viable businesses which employ people who pay their own rent, etc.
It's not that you're insulting somebody's religion rather that your statements are way off base.
Right, that's why they just came out with a new Palm based Treo . Many of the newer phones with PDAs have been seeing a resurgence of the Palm based OS. But irrespective of Palm vs. Pocket PC, PDAs are far from dead.
Whether it's Palm or Pocket PC (or even many of the various Linux based phone/PDAs) is not the issue. Some people will have the need and desire to managed their email, calendars, contacts and yes Quicken when on the road. It's not for everybody, but it is for quite a number of people.
Well I wasn't persuaded for quite some time to. Oh I used Pocket Quicken on an old Palm based PDA that somebody gave me for a while. Then the PDA broke. Now I have a nice Pocket PC Phone and it's my only phone (no land line). I went with Pocket PC because I wanted some of the things that it provided. Having a PDA as part of the phone was definitely one of the factors in my choosing such a gadget. Plus I'm a business so many of those purchases I now capture with Pocket Quicken are business write offs and useful to have. So I purchased Pocket Quicken (hey another write off). I hardly think I'm alone, in fact there are many of us.
You're assuming that we have some deep seated interest in succeeding in converting people to use Pocket Quicken which is probably why you used the word proselytizing. We, or at least I, do not. As such I could care less whether or not I can convince you to use it. That's not my aim nor purpose. However when somebody just out and out states "Well nobody uses that" when it's quite clear if you would do any research at all, that there are lots of people using such product I feel just has to be called out for what it is.
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I'm in market for one now
Just waiting for Costco to carry the Treo 700 or new 680
Once I get a Treo...the usage will be for phone calls (naturally), email, tracking expenses, tracking calories..... all on the fly!
Anyone hear doing that and has it been worthwhile?
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Andrew:
It seems you make a point to take offense to, and misquote or deliberately mischaracterize other peoples' posts.
I now understand why you merit your own newsgroup.
I'm kill filing you, and since I irritate you so much, may I suggest you do the same with me.
Bob
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Let me make it clear to you so that there's no mistaking it:
FUCK YOU!
Idiot...
That hasn't been used in years if not decades. What's your point asshole? Just jealous you don't have a group?
This post is on the likely chance that you, like others, say they'll kill file somebody then don't.
And what did I do that was that fucking terrible? Gee, let's see. I disagreed with your wild assed assumption. Oh my!
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Andrew DeFaria
If you're referring to my post then you read me wrong! I wan't offended. Just sharing an opinion...
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Andyza
Andrew, just remember one thing: not everyone is able to use the latest, greatest version of Quicken. Some of us don't have the option to upgrade. I'm referring to Quicken UK users. We are stuck on that version since Intuit UK abandoned the Quicken product. And Intuit USA (or anywhere else...) isn't interested in winning over those UK users.
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