With Quicken being sold there is a chance that the managers involved (stake
holders, vested interest) may be able to make Quicken a premium product that
actually works without the hassle but then again it just may go down the
Started looking at MoneySpire and downloaded the free version on my tablet
just to look it over and went into the demo mode. Looks decent enough and
it appears to have investment capabilities as Quicken Premier does.
Anyone actually test this and do a comparison between the two?
I hate it when I answer my own questions, but this turned out to be easy to answer.
MoneySpire fails to import QIF from Quicken 2016 R7. It just goes to sleep, using no CPU and sits there forever. Literally a non-starter.
I exported my Rollover IRA account (in Quicken) to a QIF, and tried to import it into MoneySpire.
I'm getting the same result as Bob W. It's just sitting there with 0 action apparent in the Win Task Manager. It just died.
Now granted, that account is one of my largest, which is why I chose it ... but there are no stated limits on QIF size of number of transactions that should cause the Import to die.
There are other programs available which I have not tried yet. I am
looking for a Quicken replacement that runs under Windows and iOS (iPad)
using the same data file and handles investments.
I have just started using Moneyspire 2016's trial download version. . I have
been able to download transactions from one account. The import seems to be very
slow for another account so I will have to pay for the real one to verify if
transferring from Quicken is unique or not. Wait a week or so (6/1/16).
Bob ... I found importing data from Quicken into Moneyspire to be incredibly
time-consuming. Plus, it had a problem handling transactions between accounts
that I had not already imported; hence, the time-sink. Finally, I decided it was
worth the risk to see how Quicken 2016 works. It does ... I don't understand
all the negative comments about installing; HOWEVER, here is what I did:
1) ran the two programs that Intuit recommended
2) removed earlier TurboTax programs just the "heck" of it
3) backed up the registry and ....
searched for Quicken (quite a few)
searched for older versions of TurboTax (quite a few)
I rebooted my box and installed Quicken 2016. So far NO PROBLEMS!!!
CS101 - if bad input produces a diagnostic error message that is
correct, it's the fault of the data. If any input data causes the app to
crash, it's a bug in the app no matter what the input looks like.
Understood but they are constantly making improvements to the app so chances are
if the app crashed on some bad data before and was reported to them, there is a
good chance it got fixed. I really suggest that everyone try out the latests
Moneyspire releases. The app is good and is being improved all the time. Contact
their support if you are having an issue they will help.
Of course because computers and software never ever crash right... You can bash
Moneyspire or it's programmers all you want but Moneyspire is still an excellent
alternative to Quicken. In my opinion, the best.