Quicken 2001 Basic

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Welcome to the 21st century, a place where balancing your checkbook on paper is on par with licking stamps and mailing letters. Quicken 2001 Basic gives you all the tools you need to manage your personal finances with one easy-to-use and simple-to-understand financial software package. If you’re looking to pay your bills, balance your checkbook, bank online, and track your investments, 2001 Basic should give you all that you need. For people who want a bit more … More >>

Quicken 2001 Basic

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    The Basic version of Quicken 2001 appears to be a tickler only. This version was purchased for the simple task of printing checks (due to my poor handwriting), but there is insufficient flexibility in formatting the print to (1)change the memo, and (2)align the fields on my checks. I am sure that with Quicken check forms it would do better, but that should have been mentioned in the specifications. The Help instructions seem to be written for a different version of Quicken, as they mention course and fine print-field adjustments that were not available on the Basic version of 2001. E-mail help, which is now fairly standard at other software publishers, is not (yet) available.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. David Wilson Says:

    I’ve used Quicken since 1994 when I bought my first computer and Quick 2.0 came preinstalled. Since then I’ve tried MS-Money twice. I keep going back to Quicken. It’s intuitive, logical and makes reconciling the check book a breeze. I admit that my finaces are fairly simple and others may need the deluxe or small business versions of the program, but I think for the average person the basic program is perfect. I don’t upgrade every year. I don’t think there’s a need to. I moved from version 2.0 to Quicken 98 to the current version. The program is very stable. I haven’t had problems with bugs or crashes in any version. I recommend it.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Denny Cash Maciel Says:

    I was upgrading from and older version of Quicken and I found this to have more ways to view your finances. I just use this for my basic accounts and it is very good in keeping me organized. I don’t think that they have made any upgrades that I think are useful for the average person.

    I gave this software three stars because of the problem with synchronizing my pocket quicken. If do some research on landware.com you will see that the 2001 version uses a different method to read new transactions. It tries to match the transaction to an old one. If you don’t recognize that it doesn’t say “new” then the transaction will not be entered. You have to be very carefull when you accept data to your home computer.

    Overall it is good software but I would rather use the older software for the pocket quicken.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Mike Jones Says:

    Having been a Quicken user for many years I upgraded to Quicken 2001 for the internet downloading features. Be very careful if you do this! Although the regular banking seems OK, the investment price history updating puts in the WRONG NUMBERS. Mine even added security prices for the year 2003! All the software support options are charged for at ~$10/query.

    Intuit has hit on a good way of making money: write a sloppy product, don’t test it and charge your customers for finding the problems. Oh, and make yourselves very difficult to contact.

    Check out the forums on the Quicken web site to get a flavour for what to expect if you are seriously considering a purchase.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I just received Quicken 2001 today and upgraded from Quicken 98 (I wanted to finally get Y2K compliant). The program easily upgraded from my Q98 files with no problems what so ever. The new layout is very user friendly and the quick graphs are a nice touch.

    As a person who only has a couple of bank accounts and no securities, Quicken Basic is the perfect tool. It’s a great way to balance your checkbook and avoid common errors in simple math. The graphs are a neat feature and I find it helpful to be able to categorize and chart my expenses.

    I really like the on-line display that you can set up. Quicken has a feature will it will let you upload the balances of your accounts to their web page for easy viewing anywhere you have net access.

    The one problem I have with Q01 is that the on-line banking (at least with the credit card I had) was not automatic. You have to go to the cc’s web site and download the Quicken format file in from the web site into your quicken folder.

    Overall, if anyone is looking for a new money management program, I would highly recommend the Quicken series. Unless you have a 401(k) or a lot of stocks and bonds, the Basic program is more than you will ever need. With respect to upgrading, I did not see a huge differnce from Q98 to Q01, outside of the new web-like format. The register and reconciliation was virtually the same. So, unless you need to get Y2K compliant, I’d just keep the old version of Quicken.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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