Quicken 2014 Mobile App

I just got and installed Quicken 2014 Deluxe. Is anyone here using
the mobile app? Am I correct about what I think it is? Does it have
you keep all your data on the "cloud," so you can access and update it
from your phone or tablet as well as from your home PC?
If I'm right, I have no interest in it. I'm too worried about the
security of what's on the cloud; some things are perhaps OK, but not
all my financial data.
What I would like to do if it were possible, easy, and worked well, is
to use the mobile to record on my tablet all the transactions that
occurred while I was traveling, and then have all those transactions
transferred from the tablet to my PC when my trip ended and I returned
home.
Can someone tell me whether there exists such a capability on the
mobile app?
Reply to
Ken Blake, MVP
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Ken - I tried in on my Nexus tablet and it was terrible. I think I was looking for something that would replicate my desktop experience but on my phone. From what I gather, it's more like a dumbed-down version of MINT.com. I took it off, I couldn't fiqure out how to use it, then I started reading reviews like the above URL I quoted that shows it's limitations.
Now, I admit I didn't give it much time, and perhaps for others it might do the job. But read the reviews first and decide if you wish to give it a go.
But as a 25 year user of Quicken, I thought it was junk. I wish that the 3rd party vendor that Intuit had onboard until they cut them lose (Landmark I believe) had a far better mobile product...although I didn't use that much either.
I must be getting old, but other than recording ATM and POS on the fly, I am not really sure why I need a mobile app on my phone. I use Q on the PC daily, and I don't need a minute by minute look at balances and transactions. Of course, YMMV.
Reply to
Andrew
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Ken - I tried in on my Nexus tablet and it was terrible. I think I was looking for something that would replicate my desktop experience but on my phone. From what I gather, it's more like a dumbed-down version of MINT.com. I took it off, I couldn't fiqure out how to use it, then I started reading reviews like the above URL I quoted that shows it's limitations.
Now, I admit I didn't give it much time, and perhaps for others it might do the job. But read the reviews first and decide if you wish to give it a go.
But as a 25 year user of Quicken, I thought it was junk. I wish that the 3rd party vendor that Intuit had onboard until they cut them lose (Landmark I believe) had a far better mobile product...although I didn't use that much either.
I must be getting old, but other than recording ATM and POS on the fly, I am not really sure why I need a mobile app on my phone. I use Q on the PC daily, and I don't need a minute by minute look at balances and transactions. Of course, YMMV.
Reply to
Andrew
Thanks very much. You've largely confirmed what I suspected. I'll pass on it, unless someone else here can talk me into it.
Reply to
Ken Blake, MVP
I pay $10 CDN plus tax a month for my cell phone. I have no interest racking up huge bills just so I can always know my net worth to the penny. There is nothing so important that it can't wait until I get home to check it on my PC. E-mail and regular telephone (cell or land line) serve me just fine--NO need to ever be effing texting.

Reply to
Sharxster
On Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:45:39 -0700, "Sharxster" wrote:
We are similar in most of those respects. I pay $10 a *year* for my cell phone service and another$10 for my wife's cell phone service. And since I pay *nothing* for my excellent home phone VoIP service, my total telephone bill is $20 a year.
It's a very simple, cheap phone, not a smart phone, very few people beside my wife know the number, and I mostly have it just for emergencies. I *never* text.
My interest in having a mobile Quicken app was for my tablet that I travel with, not for a smart phone. And it had nothing to do with knowing what was happening to my net worth while I travel. It was just to record credit card transactions into Quicken as they occur rather than waiting until I got home and having a pile of them to enter.
Reply to
Ken Blake, MVP
Good point--I am certainly familiar with having to deal with a wad of such slips, after a trip. However, I don't even see a laptop in my future, let alone a tablet or, UGH, any Apple product.
Reply to
Sharxster
My methodology on traveling and charging:
When I travel, often I'll indeed have a lot of slips of paper to deal with when I come back. So what I do is to take a paperclip with me, and as I get each receipt while doing my trip, I circle on pen on it:
1 - date 2 - amount 3 - vendor name 4 - the word 'VISA' or 'AMEX' or 'CARD' (just to keep them separate from ATM slips and by individual card name)
(By circling these fields, it makes it a LOT easy to pick these items up when I get home.)
Then, I put them onto the pile with the paperclip in DATE order.
So now, when I come back and download into Q (WITHOUT adding them in beforehand), it is an easy job to either simply accept each transactions individually after confirming vendor and payment details, or highlight the entry being offered to modify the info (like category, for example, if the vendor wasn't already memorized).
This way, I am not entering all the date ahead of time anyway. Since it is a charge card, I don't really care all that much if my charge balance is 'off' when I am traveling since I don't check that anyway!
btw, I'd welcome others to comment on how they use Quicken in their day to day lives like above to share how we all gain from this tool we all love.
Reply to
Andrew
On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:54:24 -0700, "Sharxster" wrote:
Because you don't want to spend the money, or for some other reason?
I always want to have some portable device with me when I travel, primarily for e-mail. And because I like to travel as light as possible, the smaller and lighter the better. That's why I just bought an Android tablet to use instead of my small, but considerably larger, EEE netbook.
Why do you say UGH about Apple products? I'm far from being a Macintosh fan, but as tablets go, I think the iPad is one of the best. I chose my Android device instead an iPad not because I liked it better, but because it was considerably less expensive, and meets my modest needs.
Reply to
Ken Blake, MVP
Ken, it's not a matter of money--I could pretty much buy any consumer computer market that money could buy--within reason, of course. And, admittedly, in my travels over the last several years, I have stayed with friends/relatives who offered me the use of their computer to check e-mail, airline bookings, etc.. My other trips were of 4 days or less and didn't involve having to do any more bookings, confirmations, etc. I was able to go without e-mail for the 4 days or less. Every year that passes decreases my desire to travel so, unless, I develop some sudden wanderlust, I can't imagine the need for any of the portable products.
Now, where there are reasonable alternatives, I try to avoid OVERpaying for ANYTHING. I consider Apple products, by and large, to be vastly overpriced. One is paying to be a lemming, chasing after the herd of Apple addicts who are paying for "kewlness", for the most part. Who the f*** cares what color their product is, for example? I also adamantly refuse to pay for ANY downloaded audio OR video. Hell will freeze over, etc etc before I PAY for what I can get at our local library for almost free. Our local public library has tens of thousands of DVDs, for example. One really doesn't have to INSTANTLY be able to see a movie once it is released to video--I am patient enough for my local library to get copies. Just one of the reasons why I can live comfortable on 1/3 of my income, have no debts, and a net worth in the low 7 figures.
Just sayin' and the Best of the Season to all my free-spending buds in this newsgroup! But especially to the frugal ones.

Reply to
Sharxster
On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:24:53 -0700, "Sharxster" wrote:


Good, glad to hear it!
Then we travel differently. I usually travel to foreign countries, sometimes twice a year, and almost always for at least two weeks.
Able to? Me too, even for the more than two weeks that we often travel. But I never want to.
I'm the other way around entirely. The older I get (I'm now 76) the more I want to do it while I still can.
OK. As I said, we're very different in this respect.
Same to you!
Reply to
Ken Blake, MVP
"Ken Blake, MVP" Wrote in message:
Hi Ken Where did you find a $10 a Month cell phone? Would you mind sharing? I use a nexus 7 tablet so all I need my phone for is the occasional call.
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