Updated October 1st, 2014 – Finally – It’s here!! You can now pick up all of the 2015 Quicken Windows versions directly at Intuit.com.
Updated September 22nd, 2014 – Quicken 2015 is now available! Pick up Quicken Deluxe 2015, Premier 2015, Home & Business 2015, Rental Property Manager 2015, and Starter Edition 2015 now at Amazon. You’ll also be able to download your order right after checkout so no need to wait for the box to arrive in the mail. Intuit.com is not yet shipping the 2015 versions except for Quicken 2015 for Mac. From what we were able to learn, Intuit will begin selling the 2015 versions on September 30th. Why are they waiting so long to update their site when Amazon is already selling the new versions? We’re not sure but it’s exactly the same thing that happened last year as well.
Updated September 21st, 2014 – The all new PC versions of Quicken 2015 are expected to be released tomorrow - Amazon has just updated their Quicken 2015 release date from October 1st to September 22nd (that’s on Monday!). They are currently accepting pre-orders for the digital version for all five versions: Quicken Deluxe 2015, Premier 2015, Home & Business 2015, Rental Property Manager 2015, and Starter Edition 2015. If you’re looking for Quicken 2015 for Mac, it was released a few weeks ago
Here’s what we know so far about the improvements in Quicken 2015 for PC. We also have a chart outlining Quicken Deluxe vs. Premier vs. Home & Business for 2015. In summary, all versions now have free credit score and monitoring alerts (from 14,500 participating financial institutions), enhancements to the interface to make it easier to use, and changes in the back-end to run faster. Premier, Home & Business and Rental Property Manager have a new “Portfolio X-Ray” feature that scans your holding to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. We have no other details available at this point.
If you happen to be looking for Quicken 2015 for Mac, it’s already been released a few weeks ago! Here are more details about the new mac version.
Updated September 10th, 2014 – Pre-orders for Quicken Deluxe 2015, Premier 2015, Home & Business 2015, Rental Property Manager 2015, and Starter Edition 2015 have all been posted on Amazon. A ship date of October 1st, 2014 is listed but we still expect it to be released a little bit earlier by Intuit – Likely by September 25th as we saw last year.
Be sure to sign up to our release date notifier list (located at the right of this page) to be notified the moment the 2015 versions are released.
Updated August 21st, 2014: Intuit has just released Quicken for Mac 2015. It’s a big deal for us Mac users as it’s the first major update in 7 YEARS! Here are some more details on what’s new and improved in Quicken 2015 for Mac.
Just note that there is no free trial version available but you are covered under Intuit’s 60-day money back guarantee if you end up not liking Quicken 2015 for Mac (it must be purchased from Intuit directly or from one of their authorized resellers to qualify for a refund).
We are still waiting for the Quicken 2015 versions for PC to be released by Intuit. We expect them to be announced around mid-September (more details can be found below). You can also still signup to our release date notifier list (the signup box is located on the right side of this page) to be notified the as soon as 2015 versions for PC are announced.
Updated August 8th, 2014: For those of us who upgraded to the 2014 versions of Quicken immediately after its release in late-September, it’s been a bumpy upgrade. Even though most of the initial bugs were quickly fixed, a lot of us loyal users are already looking forward to the 2015 release. Predicting the release date is not that difficult as we see Quicken products coming out at about the exact same time every year. Here are our expectations:
The one abnormally was last year’s release where we saw it first available at Amazon and other larger resellers about 10 day BEFORE it become available at the official Quicken Store. Usually, it’s the other way around where the Quicken Store has the new versions on sale a few day’s before everyone else.
What was new in the 2014 version?
The 2014 versions of Quicken brought a few incremental improvements with our favorite being the “snap and store receipts” feature on our iPhone. This year brought a complementary app which let’s you take a photo and save some of your most important receipts (helpful at places where you pay cash – for us, that’s usually at Costco). So instead on manually important the data once is a while like I used to do, the app does it for me.
We also saw some other improvements in the 2014 version including improved mobile app syncing and faster bill-pay. But we won’t go into the details here as you can read it all in our full Quicken 2014 review.
Our Quicken 2015 wish list
As users of Quicken Deluxe since 2007, it seems like there is always room for improvements with each release. Here are some that top our wish list:
- A better iOS App – While we find the current app extremely useful, we’ve found it to be a little “too robust” for our liking and harder to use than necessary. We’re still not able to get it to properly sync to our Bank of America accounts (our Chase accounts are no problem) and it takes a while to it to sync with our desktop data files (should be immediate). Similar experiences were reported on the Android app as well (it’s not yet available for Windows Phone 8).
- Increase support for older versions – We all know that Quicken drops support for the older versions 3 years after it’s initial release. If would be great to be able to buy an “extended support” version or to be able to add on support to an existing version for a nominal fee. It’s nice to have the option to stay on a selected version without being required to upgrade to a version where we might not necessary like the new interface changes or changed features.
More support for Mac’sAn all new Quicken Mac 2015 version is coming! – We all know that most of Quicken’s programs are compatible with PC-only operating systems with the Mac version seemly being forgotten. Well, Intuit has confirmed that an entirely new Quicken for Mac is in the works and being built from scratch. It will feature a new user interface with better investment capabilities and support for Quicken mobile (including receipt capture) from your iPhone. You’ll also be able to backup and sync your data in the cloud with the Quicken Cloud.
- Fix the bugs BEFORE the public release – I must say, in the last decade that I’ve been following Quicken, the 2014 release must have been to worst yet. A number of critical bugs were not fixed before it went on sale causing a lot of customers to report program crashes, random instability when entering transactions, and corrupted files to occur causing data loss. Although most of the major issues were fixed a few weeks after the initial release, this should have been addressed beforehand and the new program thoroughly tested by their beta testers.
What do you want to see changed in Quicken 2015?
What would you like to see changed, improved or added in the 2015 release of Quicken? Leave your thoughts and comments below!