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April 29th, 2008
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QuickBooks free edition?

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Date:April 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
I think part of the success is not advertising it. People think "what's wrong with it if it's free?" (cf, "I've heard the new mac version sucks"....but haven't tried it to verify!)

Also, many people save money by not upgrading every year, and have someone else deal with the taxes (the upgrade is for the new tax laws, etc). So most people don't upgrade anyway, and those that will upgrade will be happy for a "free upgrade".

It's only the people *new* to it, or coming back to it, that will understand how free it really is. And those coming back to it already know how good QuickBooks is and is totally willing to give the free version a try.
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Date:April 29th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
Dunno about QuickBooks, but I know for sure that Quicken for the Mac truly sucks rocks. There isn't anything about it that I can't do after two minutes of writing formulas in any modern spreadsheet program*. I've since caved and gotten a copy of iWork '08, which has just that modern spreadsheet program, and better yet, templates!

The best feature of Quicken for the PeeCee is that it can magically download account info. Someone forgot to send the Intuit Mac team that memo. When they finally pull their heads out of the sand, I might look into it.

*Indeed, one friend characterized it as "Quicken... adds things up. Yes." So doesn't the $.50 calculator you can buy at Wally-World.
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