Friday, April 13, 2018

Intuit’s Quicken Cash Manager 2016 seems to be nothing but a cash grab where Canadian customers are concerned …

I’ve been railing against incompetence in its many forms for years now, but Quicken has my blood boiling today. I have not downloaded my accounts for a while now, so I thought I would do that and perform some analyses and such. Well, Quicken’s latest trick is to force you to log into Quicken even though you paid for the application and it is sitting inside your own network where it is relatively secure.

But it’s not like you have a choice, because you cannot FRICKEN import your own data without logging in!

And it gets worse … you cannot fricken log in because the app is completely broken!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: After a lot of searching, I finally got instructions that kind of worked. Somehow I managed to get what is called the “Mondo” patch to update my version of Quicken to something that understands the latest Quicken formats from banks (see how they do that?) and it worked. I was able to create a new Quicken account because they detached from the Intuit accounts (but of course I signed up for Mint, the Intuit account management service before I found the right instructions) …

What a mess … Quicken should take a good hard look at the competence of their product managers and developers …

Monday, March 12, 2018

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on Thursday, 15 March 2018


Thanks go to Robbi Hay, editor of the Ourtown section of the Ottawa Citizen for publishing one of my images to celebrate the tenacious end of spring …