Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Quicken for Mac

How many versions of Quicken Mac are there?

There are three current versions of Quicken that are supported for the latest Apple Operating System OS X: Quicken Essentials for Mac, Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007 and Quicken 2015 for Mac.

Which version of Quicken Mac is right for me?

Quicken 2015 for Mac is Quicken's newest personal finance software for Mac. Organizes all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save and helps you stay on top of bills, create a budget, and manage your investments. Now Quicken 2015 for Mac has a Mobile App companion for you to take Quicken wherever you go.

Quicken Essentials for Mac is the perfect solution to categorize expenses, see all your accounts in one place, and get a snapshot of upcoming bills and income.

Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007 is a re-engineered version of Quicken for Mac 2007 available registered Quicken for Mac 2007 customers who want to upgrade to OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007 offers more robust features such as detailed investment tracking and reports for prior Quicken 2007 users.

I want to upgrade to Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007. Where can I find this version?

If you are a registered Quicken for Mac 2007 customer, please contact us to purchase Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007.

Will Quicken work on my Mac Operating System?

See below for Quicken system requirements.

Can I convert my previous Quicken files to Quicken Mac? If so, how?

Yes. If you are migrating your data file from Quicken for Mac 2005, 2006 or 2007 that was installed on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or earlier, you will be able to simply open your existing data file in the OS X Lion compatible version. Read more.

If you are migrating from Quicken Essentials, follow these steps.

If you are migrating to Quicken 2015 for Mac:

What else do I need to know before I buy Quicken for Mac?

There are a few differences between Quicken Essentials for Mac and Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007.

Find out more information about Quicken Essentials for Mac here.

Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007 had some out-dated features removed, such as:

  • Removed Debt Reduction Planner
  • Removed Retirement Planner
  • Removed Tax Planner (in-product functionality)
  • Removed Portfolio Export functionality

Click here to know more about the difference between Quicken 2015 for Mac, Quicken Essentials for Mac, and Quicken 2007 for Mac.

Is the version of Quicken Essentials for Mac in the Mac App Store the same version that’s being sold on Quicken.com?

There are two versions of Quicken Essentials: a retail version, available from Intuit and off the shelf in retail stores; and a Mac App Store version, available by clicking the App Store icon on your computer or by visiting the App Store website. To adhere to the technical guidelines established by Apple, the App Store version of Quicken Essentials does not support the conversion of Quicken for Mac data files.

If you have purchased Quicken Essentials from the Mac App Store and need to convert your older Quicken data files, please contact Quicken Support at http://quicken.intuit.com/support/mac.jsp. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

What are the system requirements for Quicken Mac?

Quicken 2015 for Mac

  • Computer: Intel Based Macintosh
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or newer
  • Memory: 256 MB or greater
  • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
  • More memory and hard drive space may be required for large data files
  • Display: 1280x800, 1366x768 or greater
  • Internet Connection: Broadband

Quicken Essentials for Mac

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • OS X v10.6.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, or newer
  • 512MB of physical RAM
  • Intuit checks and a laser or inkjet printer, if you want to print checks
  • Internet connection

Lion Compatible Quicken Mac 2007

  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Internet access for all online features


I live outside of the U.S.—can I purchase and use Quicken for Mac?

Currently Quicken for Mac is only sold and supported in the United States.

Where can I find Quicken for my iPhone, iPad, or Android device?

Quicken is not currently available as a mobile app for iOS or Android devices. However, Quicken 2015 for Mac now has a mobile app companion.

Find out how to use the mobile app companion here.

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Tip: To find out which version of Quicken you are using, open Quicken go to Help menu and select About Quicken.