Quicken vs MoneySpire

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 tubes.
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?
Thanks,
Bob S.
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On Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 6:58:05 PM UTC-7, Bob wrote:

Your post is the first I've heard of MoneySpire. It does look good, so thanks for the tip. Have you tried importing from Quicken? If so, how well did that work for you?
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On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 3:31:46 PM UTC-7, Bob W. wrote:

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.
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On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:21:43 PM UTC-5, Bob W. wrote:

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.
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On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:08:16 PM UTC-7, danbrown wrote:

I tried with a small account with the same result.
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replying to Bob W., WillyWally wrote: Same experience that I had with Quicken 2013.
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replying to Bob W., KatG65 wrote: I actually didn't have that problem until recently
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On Wed, 18 May 2016 15:31:45 -0700 (PDT), "Bob W."

Looking at Money Spire I have to ask if a much more complete and useable program like Quicken is having a problem surviving, why woul Money Spire not soon be on the way out.
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The real question is who or what is behind Money Spire? I'm not willing to share my personal information with a company that posts so little about their investors and executive team.
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replying to Bob W., Bill A. wrote: 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!!!
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On 5/1/2016 9:58 PM, Bob wrote:

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.
AceMoney <http://www.mechcad.net/products/acemoney/personal-finance-software-quicken-alternative.shtml GnuCash <http://www.gnucash.org/ jGnash <http://sourceforge.net/projects/jgnash/ Mint <https://www.mint.com/ MoneyDance <http://infinitekind.com/moneydance MoneySpire <http://www.moneyspire.com/ MoneyWiz <http://moneywizapp.com/
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On 5/20/2016 5:20 PM, Zaidy036 wrote:

SNIP

Another one: PocketMoney <http://www.catamount.com/pmd.html
It would be appreciated if to see reports or comparisons from users of these programs.
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replying to Bob, EvilQuicken wrote: 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).
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replying to Bob, George wrote: Moneyspire is a great Quicken alternative for me. Try their 2017 they made a lot of improvements, especially with reports.
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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.
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On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:08:04 PM UTC-5, Marc Auslander wrote:

Actually, Marc, I thought that was taught in CS99 (Remedial) ... which the Moneyspire apologist clearly needs to take.
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replying to danbrown, George wrote: 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.
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replying to Marc Auslander, George wrote: 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.
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On 8/30/2017 6:34 AM, George wrote:

I am on non-subscription Q 2016 and don't do downloads from my financial institutions, so I am probably set for the next quarter century.
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replying to Taxed and Spent, George wrote: Sure if you never update your computer or OS for 25 years. Remember what happened with Quicken 2007 on Mac?
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