In my previous post, I mentioned how, if you are currently a user of Quicken for Mac, that you would need to find another solution if you’re planning on upgrading to Mac OS X Lion. I suggest moving away from Intuit altogether, to iBank. Whether you make that decision to switch, or consider Quicken Essentials as your best choice, please note the following:
“BEFORE UPDATING TO MAC OS X 10.7 LION: users of all versions of Quicken for Mac (prior to Quicken Essentials) MUST export their data so that they may import it to new software, whether Essentials, iBank 4, or any other app.
Updating to Lion without extricating one’s Quicken data first will mean that it is trapped in an app that won’t launch.”
~Scott Marc Becker, Marketing Director of IGG Software
Thank you, Scott, for the extra clarification. To be clear – please export and transition your financial data into Lion-compatible software BEFORE you upgrade to Mac OS X Lion.