But due to the lack of new features, functionality, the software’s quirkiness, constant upgrades, bugs and somewhat uncertain future — it’s unfortunately time for me to say good-bye to Quicken. In my testing, I’ve always enjoyed using Personal Capital, as it allows me to see my entire financial picture and investment portfolio at a glance.
So much so that we even recommend it as one of the best investment apps available today.
More importantly, I believe that user demographics and what people now expect when managing their personal finances are changing.
Like it or not, individuals and investors alike (especially Millennials) want convenience with up-to-the-minute access to their finances.
I’ve been a longtime user of the accounting program, as I’ve mentioned in my Quicken reviews over the years.
In fact, I’ve been using Quicken since it was a Microsoft MS-DOS product (over 25 years ago).
I just charged something and it's not showing up in Expensify--why?
Each evening we retrieve posted (not pending) expenses for your account and automatically add them to your Expensify account.Based upon those two issues alone, the only obvious choice was Personal Capital.Even as a free service, Personal Capital just seems to get it right when it comes to online reporting and using Yodlee as their back-end synchronization..I believe desktop personal finance apps have long ago seen their peak and will continue to decline in usage. Longstanding personal finance applications like Quicken will have to adapt or die.Otherwise, they will become more and more of a niche application.Previously, I held on to using Quicken because I have a long history with the product and I liked the idea of keeping my financial data locally on my desktop computer.