Quicken is a personal finance management tool developed by Intuit, Inc.. Quicken runs on Windows systems although a Macintosh version is in beta and an online version is also available, which lets you manage all your (United States) bank accounts (and credit cards and PayPal) from one place. As of October 2008 it's free (as in free beer) for personal use.
There are several versions of Quicken including, but not limited to: Quicken New User, Quicken Basic, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Premier and Quicken Home & Business. Each version of Quicken also tends to have the release year in the product name, (eg. Quicken Basic 2008). Other editions are listed below. Development of the UK version of Quicken was discontinued in January 2005.
The Quicken brand has been extended to other personal, or household areas, including healthcare. Quicken Health is a free online tool for health care consumers enrolled in participating health plans. The product will "allow members to manage and direct their health care finances, view and organize medical expenses, payments and service histories, and download and organize personal health claims data,"<ref>according to an April 2007 story in the San Jose Business Journal</ref>. The Quicken Medical Expense Manager is a desktop software tool for managing healthcare paperwork, tracking claims and payments, and consolidating related information.
Quicken Kids & Money was a web-based program that aims to help parents teach five- to eight-year-old children how to earn, spend, save and share money. It is now discontinued.
Other products are aimed at home business and seem to fit in a space for a less formal business than would be using QuickBooks. Quicken Rental Property Manager is a desktop software tool for managing rental properties, tracking tenants, expenses, payments and producing tax reports.
Software as a service
Quicken is also available as a hosted solution (see software as a service), which Intuit calls Quicken Online . The user pays a monthly subscription fee rather than an upfront fee and accesses the software exclusively through secure logon via a web browser. Intuit hosts all of the user's data, and provides patches and regularly upgrades the software automatically.
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