The Low Down on Quicken 2007 “Lion Compatible”

Q:Is Quicken 2007 compatible with Mac OS X Lion (10.7)?

I very-much intentionally put quotation marks around the “Lion Compatible” portion of Intuit’s latest version of Quicken for the Mac. A few days ago, Intuit sent out emails to registered users of supported version of Quicken for Mac (2005-2007) and notified them of this new versions availability.

I’ve had several Quicken users contact us regarding how to upgrade to Lion to make it so that they can upgrade to this new version of Quicken. Being my typical developer skeptical self, I wanted to get to the bottom of this as I seriously doubted Intuit’s ability (and desire) to create a “Lion Only” version of Quicken. I was correct in making the assumption that “Lion Compatible” does not equate to “Lion Only Compatible”.

These are the current official system requirements given to me by an Intuit employee earlier today:

  • Macintosh computer with a PowerPC or Intel Core processor
  • Mac OS X, 10.6.8 or higher
  • 50MB of available hard disk space
  • Intuit checks and a laser or inkjet printer, if you want to print checks

While I don’t use Quicken for our money management (we use QuickBooks), Snow Leopard users all over the world that were looking for an Intel compatible version of Quicken will be pleased with the availability of this new version of Quicken 2007 for Mac. It is available now for purchase and download from Intuit.