Quicken is a personal finance management tool developed by Intuit, Inc.
Different (and incompatible) versions of Quicken run on Windows and Macintosh systems. Previous versions ran on DOS. The last version of Quicken for Macintosh computers was Quicken Essentials for Mac released in February 2010. Some of the features of Quicken are not present in Quicken Essentials for Mac, such as the ability to track investment buys and sells or to pay bills online from the application. For these features, the Quicken website recommends Quicken Mac 2007.
There are several versions of Quicken, including Quicken Starter, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Rental Property Manager, Quicken Premier, Quicken Home & Business, Quicken Personal and Quicken Personal Plus. Since 2008, each version of Quicken has tended to have the release year in the product name (e.g., Quicken Basic 2008). Prior to this, versions were numbered. (e.g. Quicken 8 for DOS).
Quicken's major marketplace is North America, and the majority of the software sold is specialized for the United States and Canadian marketplace and user base. However the core functions can often be used more widely regardless of country, and in addition, versions have been tailored for a variety of marketplaces including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, The Philippines and Singapore. Development of the UK-specific version of Quicken was discontinued in January 2005, with sales and support following shortly after. At one time or another there were also versions for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela.