Intuit announced last December that it would be developing a version of its Quicken 2007 for Mac software compatible with OS X Lion. The software is now available directly from Quicken.
…Quicken 2007 has remained a popular option for users of personal finance software despite its age, as Intuit opted to deploy a stripped-down Quicken Essentials for Maci n 2010 rather than continuing to update the full Quicken product for Mac. But with Apple’s discontinuation of Rosetta in OS X Lion, applications such as Quicken 2007 that had been written for PowerPC-based Macs are incompatible with the latest operating system.
As quietly noted its Quicken for Lion FAQ updated today, the software is now available directly from Intuit. Priced at $14.99, Lion-compatible Quicken 2007 for Mac is available either by direct download or on CD.
MacRumors continues, “Quicken Mac 2005 – 2007 data files will automatically convert into the Lion compatible version. If you’re currently running Quicken Essentials for Mac on OS X 10.7 Lion, and have previously converted from Quicken 2005, 2006 or 2007 for Mac, you’ll be able to migrate your Quicken Essentials transaction data to Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion compatible.”
Migration of Quicken Essentials data into the Lion-compatible version Quicken 2007 for Mac is outlined in a support document.
Intuit’s lack of support for the Quicken for Mac line has sent users scurrying for alternatives. Products such as iBank, and Intuit’s own Mint.com have seen some success, although each offers differing feature sets.