True mobility includes Windows Phone or tablet

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"Windows Phone and Blackberry: Not compatible at this time"
Ridiculous prejudice.  Windows is on many devices other than phones.  It doesn't have to be an app.  It can be a web site pinned to the start screen on a Windows Phone, just as many other businesses offer. The world says I have to have an Android or Apple product to survive.  The more I am restricted by lack of consumer choice, the more I will resist.  To be truly mobile, I should be able to access from any device at any location.  I would gladly take advantage of Quicken.ca subscription model at this time, but Mobility limitation offers no advantage to upgrade.  Time to start moving apps to the cloud to make them truly universal.
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Now you are just whining about having selected a device that either the smallest market or second smallest.

You actually have the capability to have even a far better mobile solution if you setup remote access software on your computer running Quicken and your phone/tablet.  With that software, you can have full and complete access to your Quicken data and be way ahead of the suckers using the pathetic app that they call QMobile.  Doing so will eliminate any of the many issues that users write into this forum about issues they have with QMobile and data corruption.
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I would select that device again having used Android, IOS but not Blackberry. I do have remote access but doesn't provide convenience and functionality described in the app description. I guess it's not that important if the app is as bad as you imply.
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"but doesn't provide convenience and functionality described in the app description."

Say what?  You have complete access to your desktop Quicken program and everything in it, not just what the QMobile app allows, how is that not better?
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Quicken will always be better on a desktop. But some tasks such as snapping a photo of a receipt to enter that item i to Quicken can conceivably be done much easier and instantly on an app. That is one advantage to having the app. If looking for certain transactions, there may also be that benefit also. Remote desktop applications still involve that step of connecting. I'm not familiar with the app and it's capabilities. But especially on a phone, zooming in and out not always best way to go . That is norm using remote desktop on a phone. But regardless, you've convinced me the app is not important.
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Someone is STILL using a Blackberry?  Really?
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Try downloading Team Viewer.  Works just fine on a mobile app and desktop.
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Definition of prejudice: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

Clearly their decision wasn't based on lack of reason or experience.  Quicken Inc knows very well that neither Windows Phone or Blackberry have the market for Quicken needed to justify the development cost for Quicken Inc.

The website idea, has merit though in my opinion.
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Personal Capital, in my opinion, is crap.

You can't add any categories or subcategories.  You can't assign tax line items.

To me, I'd be better off with Excel and importing .csv or .ofx files.  

At least Mint has SOME flexibility to it. And with MintToReport, I get customizable useable reports that reads my Mint .csv transaction file perfectly.  
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Personally the way I see it is there is no perfect solution out there, and probably never will be, so I have always found that I can tailor my use to what is provided.

I don't use a smart phone, but if I did I really wouldn't have any use for Quicken mobile.  The only use cases I can see for Quicken mobile are for the people that insist in paying for everything in cash (which is exactly opposite of what I do), or the people that "live on the edge" and have know what they can spend at that moment (and for them Quicken is a VERY bad tool, it isn't real time).
I see no reason I would want to enter a transaction at a store when I can just download it when I get home (if it will even come in, since it isn't real time), but more to the point I have like at least 30 days to deal any given thing that I put on my credit card.  And when I wasn't using a credit card (I cash back) I was using a debit card for the same main reason, I get easily downloaded, and categorized transactions.

Even for the long term traveler, Quicken Mobile seems wrong for the job.  It isn't something I would want to use for long time use.

And frankly now if I wanted to be "portable' I would probably just use the services at my financial institutions.  Certainly USAA, Vanguard, Fidelity, Chase, Citi, they pretty much all allow me to do the same thing Express Web Connect is doing and aggregate my data, and get basic reports.

And it is interesting to note that Personal Capital doesn't allow for creating categories or sub categories.  Off hand I don't remember all the features at all the sites, but I know that USAA has both of them, plus the ability to add rules to push things into the right categories.  But in fact I have found they do pretty good job of picking the right categories (unlike Quicken's automatic categorization, which I never use).

One of my main reasons for using Quicken was for handling complicated things like dealing with taxes on security trades, ESPP, and employee stock options.  But these days I don't have to deal with most of that, and in fact the transferring of that information to my tax program is handled much more efficiently by going directly to the source like the broker or financial institution.
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Yes.  Agree.  But there is one aspect that would appear handy on occasion.  That is the saving of a receipt to Quicken.  Or the saving of a cheque image to a deposit at a bank machine.  If I could easily do that with a phone in real time then that would be convenient rather than saving the paper and scanning at a later time.  But like you said the app overall is not that important.  Again I'm not familiar with the app.  Just a suggestion. If Quicken is to have an app, then let it be web based so that it is truly mobile and not restricted to IOS and Android.
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There is nothing preventing you from taking a picture of the receipt or deposit with your phone and doing something with it when you get home.

QMobile has a history of either being the greatest thing since sliced bread or being worthless and dangerous to your data file.

The user will not know which camp they fall into until they use it and then it is too late for some of them because they don't make proper backups.
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Note that all the app is doing is allowing you to take and image and then attach it to the transaction.  And in fact the only type attachment the mobile app will work with is an image.