QMac 2007: Please update Quicken 2007 for Mac. Best ever program.

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Please update Quicken 2007 for Mac.  Best ever program.  I am trying to use Quicken for Mac 2017 and find it difficult compared to Q2007 for Mac.  I am considering leaving Quicken.  Keep me as a Quicken user.
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Not happening.  Quicken Mac 2007 doesn't work with MacOSX Sierra.

So, your Quicken Mac alternative is Quicken Mac 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Or you can roll back using Time Machine to a point before you installed Sierra and continue using Quicken Mac 2007.  
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Um, right and wrong. True, it's not going to happen. But QM2007 (the Lion Compatible version 16.2.4) does run under Sierra.
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I am running Sierra  OS 10.12.3.  QM2007 runs great and as expected.
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No comparison between 2007 and 1017 programs.  Never had a problem since 1998 with 2017.  Nothing but problems with 2017.
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Problem!   Where does Quicken Mac 2017 hide The Data File?  I am running Sierra.
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Check the FILE menu:

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Fred Goodill

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I found that, but where does it hide?
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Where the Quicken file is stored depends on where you bought Quicken. That's why I didn't answer your question directly.

When you click Show "QuickenFile" in Finder from the File menu, a Finder window will open showing your Quicken file. You can click this icon  at the top of the Finder window to see the path. Also, the path to the file is normally displayed at the bottom of the Finder window. 

Or... in Quicken, if you Command-Click on the file name at the top of the Quicken main window, it will show you the path to the file. 
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As noted above, development on QM2007 has stopped and there will be no future development on that product. Quicken, Inc has committed to future development of only the QM2015...QM2016...QM2017... series. While QM2007 16.2.4 does run under Sierra, there is no guarantee that a change in macOS will not break it any day. If that happens, it is not likely that Quicken, Inc. will invest resources to fix it.

The new Qmac was developed from the ground up to take advantage of and be compatible with current macOS technologies. There are advantages for some in the new program, and others find the missing features too much and stick with QM2007 for now. Personally, once I got over the learning curve, I find QM2017 to be preferable. But it's a matter of which features you find important. In some cases, it's a matter of learning a new way to do some things.

You may want to look at the last post in THIS LINK in which SU smayer97 summarizes some of the advantages and disadvantages of both programs.

That said, here is an extensive list of ideas on which you can vote to help influence the future development of QM to make it more like QM2007 as improvements continue:

https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/expanded-list-of-categorized-ideas-of-feature-re...
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I can only say, I am not alone who love QM2007, and find QM2017 clumsy.
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You certainly are not the only one that still prefers QM2007 to 2017. I used to be, but have since changed my mind. I still miss features from 2007, especially reporting. Hopefully QM will get much closer if functionality to the 2007 version over the next couple years.
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You mean my CPA won't love my reports for 2 years. 
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One thing that's often overlooked in QM2017 is the ability to print and export an account or group register. It's pretty powerful and makes up for some (but not all) of the report functionality missing in this version.

For printing (and saving to PDF), see my last post HERE.

To export a register, first filter, search and arrange the register as above. Then click menu File > Export > Register Transactions to CSV File. You can then open the CSV file in Numbers or Excel and format it much more completely.

I know, this is not replacing the functionality in QM2007. Don't shoot the messenger. Just trying to help those who choose to use QM2017 and are looking for better reporting.